Up until Clinton, I had been a life-long Democrat, and before then and since then I have never voted Republican and frankly cannot conceive that I ever will. But, again quite frankly, with Clinton and increasingly with Obama, my reaction to Democrat choices such these now approaches revulsion, and it confounds me how and why, good counter-Republicans that we may be, can accept such as these to stand and misrepresent our ideals for decent governance, social justice, peace and TRUTH.
Of course the Bush regime was rotten to its core, to an extent that needs no further embellishment here, but the rationale to embrace such as Obama because he is a "lesser-evil" than whatever idiot-miscreant the Republicans trot out becomes a moral pretension of retarded rationality. Would choosing Stalin over Hitler support such a proposition? Or are we content with a Bushite in a Democrat suit? Surely, desperately, we must do better.
For two years we had a Democrat president and a Democrat majority in both houses of congress -- leadership we installed under Obama's banner of "Hope and Change." What did we get with this Obama-led majority government? A massive expansion of the war in Afghanistan and quite scary propaganda that would seem to set up justification for the next wars (Pakistan? Iran?) leaving sane and decent folks each night to wonder and fear what we would discover in tomorrow's headlines.
Then we are told that to stop this treachery defies simple solution, implying that we are too innocent or simply dumb to grasp the "complexities" involved. There is no other word but bullshit to describe this treacherous propaganda, a clone persuasion of Bushian behavior. And the response that history will condemn today's Democrats for not demanding will be: Stop these American atrocities for foreign resources, for military basing, for Israel's expansion, for "Freedom's March," and for all other "Support-Our-Troops" posturing to the death, physical and psychological impairment of those very same troops and to the disgrace of the electorate who permit all this. Just stop all this now !
Domestically, what did we get from the Obama gang? My memory is dulled not only by the paucity of accomplishment, but by his gang's proposal for Medicare reform which without debate discarded the single-payer principle which is the basis for every other industrialized nation's national medical system. And, yes indeed, yet another high Bushian initiative in trickle-down economics: solving unemployment, homelessness and hunger by awarding our treasure to the greedsters and banksters to provide the drastically needed remedies. Need I volunteer that hasn't turned our very well? Might I ask if this is what Democrats wish to perpetuate in 2012?
Now, after deservedly losing his House majority, our Democrat fearless leader announces -- chin uplifted, finger raised -- that he will indeed not trim Medicare benefits unless the Republicans agree to his modest proposal to increase income taxes on the rich. May I ask again, you my Democrat friends: How do we the non-rich people win that one either way? He wins, we lose? Yes, in retrospect even we Democrats will now admit that Clinton danced about the issues, but this guy would make Bojangles appear to be club-footed!
I'm going to leave it here with an urgent plea to my Democrat friends to choose a candidate other than Obama for 2012, or for heaven's, humanity's and decency's sake to at least primary him.
PS: Below are listed the top four summaries from the website of today's (10-15-11) Washington Post -- and yeah, I know, "captive media" and all -- but take a look at what one of America's surviving major newspapers chooses to print in reflecting what's happening under the current Democrat regime, and ask yourself if this is the nature of governance you wish to have -- which, remember, we can indeed change if we want our government to do otherwise, to be better.
White House eliminates insurance program for long-term care
The Obama administration has eliminated a long-term-care insurance program that was called for in the health-care reform law, saying that it is simply unworkable.
(By N.C. Aizenman)
U.S. goes after Haqqani network
The Obama administration has launched the opening salvos of a new, more aggressive approach toward an Afghan insurgent group it asserts is supported by Pakistan's government, senior administration officials said.
(By Karen DeYoung)
Probe of alleged assassination plot reaches a chilling name
The Iranian cousin of the man who allegedly attempted to organize the attack in D.C. is Abdul Reza Shahlai, a senior commander in the Quds Force linked to the killing of untold numbers of American troops in Iraq.
(By Peter Finn)
Obama looks to harness anger at Wall Street
The president's reelection team will try to turn frustrations on the GOP as the Occupy protests grow.
(By Peter Wallsten)
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