I am one angry American. We are engaged in two endless wars that have so far cost a trillion dollars. My home will be paid off in months. My reward: It has lost $200,000 in value. In the past year, not unlike millions of Americans, I have lost thousands of dollars in my retirement portfolio. All of this has taken place during the Bush administration, and there is a good possibility the Republicans will be rewarded with victory in November.
Now why is that?
It seems impossible. Well, I have hinted at why, and now, finally, a responsible news agency reported it. It is not a subject Americans would be proud of, and that is why the MSM stayed away from the topic. U.S. News and World Report broke ground on this controversial issue by stating, and I quote, "Six percentage points is the price Barack Obama could pay on election day for being black." The poll was taken by AP/Yahoo news. Does this come as a shock to Democratic leaders? It shouldn't. It's the reality, stupid. They must be wearing rose-tinted glasses because they selected as their candidate in the most historic election since 1860 a black, inexperienced Senator from Illinois, thinking this is great time to experiment and try to elect a black man as President. Stupid, really stupid, stupid beyond belief. I told you I was angry. Let's review the record, shall we.
The war in Afghanistan is nearly seven years old, and no end in sight. Actually, matters there and in Pakistan have gotten worse in the past several months. Why isn't the war over? Because our forces were diverted to Iraq.
The war in Iraq is 5 1/2 years old. It began with lies, lies to the American public and lies to the American Congress. Despite this, McCain strongly supported the war. He was Bush's main cheerleader in the Senate. He helped cause an illegal and unnecessary war that has been costly in human terms and financial terms. Don't be misled by the surge. In terms of political goals, few have been achieved. And we can't leave until they are achieved, thus a long war with no light at the end of the tunnel. And, due to Democratic follies, we actually could elect this man as our next President.
Next, Target: Iran. May God have mercy upon us.
The two wars are bad enough, disasters, really. We turn now to the financial disaster and the housing meltdown. How could this happen? During the Great Depression controls were put in place to ensure that this would never happen. Here is how it happened. Allow me to quote columnist Robert Scheer.
"He [McCain] voted for abolishing all of the significant rules put in place at the time of the Great Depression designed to prevent a repeat. The two main bills accomplishing that, which McCain enthusiastically supported, were the Commodity Futures Modernization Act and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act. The Gramm is former Sen. Phil Gramm, chair of the Senate Banking Committee when he acted as chief sponsor of both pieces of legislation. The same Gramm that McCain picked to co-chair his presidential campaign."
Let me put it a different way, McCain is culpable by his actions in causing you, me, and millions like us losing value on our homes and seeing thousands of dollars evaporate from our retirement coffers. It will take years of double digit growth to get back to square one. And he may become our next President. Incredible!!!
Next, the bailout. The U.S. is going to pay (albeit, indirectly) $700B - some say it could reach a trillion - to financial CEO's who should be going to prison, or, at least be fired, for financial irregularities (gambling, really) that contributed to the endangerment of shareholders and investors. Where is that money coming from? The cupboard is bare. It is coming from China, Middle Eastern oil sheiks, and energy-rich Russia, friends all. Read this:
I am proud to be a member of the Republican Party who has soundly rejected the Bush administration and the McCain candidacy. I would not be enthralled to be a member of the Democratic Party. I don't have to endorse or try to compensate abject stupidity.