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I am bitter that this administration gutted the nation's regulatory apparatus for the sole purpose of boosting industry profit margins, resulting first in the mortgage meltdown and more recently safety maintenance chaos in the airline industry.

I am bitter that George W. Bush and Dick Cheney's unnecessary and illegal war in Iraq has gotten 4000 other people's children killed while their daughters have been allowed uninterrupted lives of privilege and safety.

I am bitter that this administration has treated the US Constitution and Bill of Rights as though they were suggestions rather than the sacred law of the land.

I am bitter that this administration placed one of the nation's most powerful agencies of government, the Department of Justice, in the hands of a man. Alberto Gonzales, who's only claim to fame is that he was unqualified, unprincipled and underhanded.

I am bitter that congress has shown neither the patriotism or guts to step up to their constitutional duty to impeach members of this administration for breaking existing laws, violating our civil rights and showing utter contempt for the separations of powers mandated in the US Constitution.

But most of all I am bitter that it appears almost certain that the criminal acts committed by members of this administration will go unpunished. That they will indeed get away with it all. And that that will set a precedent for the next George W. Bush-type who finagles his/her way into the Oval Office.

Those are the reasons I'm bitter. And it you're one of those folks Hillary and McCain keep assuring me are "not bitter," I have only one question for you:

What the hell's wrong with you?

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Stephen Pizzo has been published everywhere from The New York Times to Mother Jones magazine. His book, Inside Job: The Looting of America's Savings and Loans, was nominated for a (more...)

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GREAT piece, Stephen - You nailed it! My two-cents... by Anna Van Z on Tuesday, Apr 15, 2008 at 11:51:59 AM
so bitter , no cling for GUN's ? Obama... by hlg on Tuesday, Apr 15, 2008 at 4:54:07 PM
What a valuable contribution to the conversation. ... by Stephen Pizzo on Tuesday, Apr 15, 2008 at 4:58:57 PM
as an esl teacher in China. It makes you wonder wh... by Stanimal on Tuesday, Apr 15, 2008 at 5:22:27 PM
Correction: Ron Paul also stated he will pull out ... by Ron Johnson on Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 3:52:04 AM
bitterness is thought of as something abnormal in ... by Jim Freeman on Tuesday, Apr 15, 2008 at 6:24:13 PM
I pray the American people don't fall for Hil and ... by enid dennis on Tuesday, Apr 15, 2008 at 8:20:22 PM
Yep, bitter am I also, and, truth be told, so are ... by Christopher Wright on Tuesday, Apr 15, 2008 at 8:54:33 PM
I'm bitter that the Republicans taught the Ame... by Philip Pease on Wednesday, Apr 16, 2008 at 9:15:51 AM
I am bitter and fighting mad...it is time for REAL... by Michael Morris on Wednesday, Apr 16, 2008 at 10:00:22 AM
It is not about this administration, it's ever... by pft on Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 3:54:39 AM
Hey Philip,Your comment:  "More reasons ... by truthsearcher on Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 7:38:15 AM
I put this together last year after getting even m... by truthsearcher on Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 7:52:53 AM
I am so glad that Stephen wrote the piece, and oth... by im4unity on Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 1:36:27 PM


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