I can understand Lieberman. I don’t like him but I understand him. The other two Democrats that voted against the resolution, Sen. Nelson (D-NE) and Sen. Pryor (D-AR) are Democrats in name only. Even if McCain would have voted no on the resolution, it still would have passed. There is no greater insult than to lose a battle by defections. Somehow I believe that if Nelson and Pryor would have voted for the resolution, two other Democrats would have voted nay. It’s just a gut feeling that I have. Somehow, something isn’t right in Washington. The body of the Senate seems to be sick with a cancer of the soul, taking orders not from their constituents, but by some other group or groups of people that want to perpetuate this carnage in Iraq.
The Democrats seem to have forgotten this. They were adamant about their stand on this war during the last mid-term election that voted in the 110th Congress. The practically promised that they would be that check that was absent for the first half of Bush’s term. Then, we had no checks and balances. It seemed to be full steam ahead for any lame-brained scheme that Bush could come up with. The American people were sick and tired of that way of governance and they said so at the polls.. So why have the Democrats failed so miserably in trying to get their agenda through Congress? The President hasn’t even threatened to use his veto power because he hasn’t had to. The Democrats shoot themselves in the foot over and over again. They dropped a rider on a spending bill and promised not to cut funding for the war in order to reach this “compromise”. Well, it didn’t work. Not only has the administration gotten another 100 Billion to send more troops over, but now it has free reign to keep them there as long as it wishes. Another strike out for the Mudville Dems, with no Casey Jones on deck.
The situation with the Democrats has gotten so bad that I sometimes believe it’s all part of a huge conspiracy. They couldn’t all be such bad politicians. It seems every time that the Democrats strike some kind of deal it blows up in their faces. It’s beginning to look like “The Keystone Cops go to Washington”. Seriously folks, they can’t get any worse. I’m sure that the Republican side of the aisle doesn’t have as many defections as the Democratic side of the aisle. If the Democrats were smart, they might want to put some heat on Lieberman so that he DOES switch party affiliations. Then they might have an excuse for not being able to get anything done.
The truth as I see it is that this is all a shell game to make the American public believe we have a viable two-party system. The fact is that we have been extremely lucky until now with having just a two-party system. With only two parties in the fray, the odds of someone or something being able to influence those two parties is high. If there were three or four viable political parties with clout, it would almost be impossible to control them all. I sincerely believe that the time has come to put an end to this two party travesty. In reality, neither the Democrats, nor the Republicans represent my views on what I believe to be important. Take these for example; I believe in Universal Health Care for All Americans. I believe in paper ballots. I believe that unless attacked the President must go through Congress in order to launch an attack on any nation. I believe in fusion tickets for elections. I believe in a flat tax and the elimination of all of these needles tax codes. I believe in cutting the military budget by 50%, we would still have twice the budget of any nation on Earth. I believe in stem cell research. These are but a few things I would like to see. Not the Democrats nor the Republicans have those beliefs.
This is what our Republic is all about. Our founding fathers saw that down the road we could run into trouble. I believe that this is the time that they envisioned. A Constitutional Convention could be just what the doctor ordered and in the process we could reinstate all of those liberties that we lost in the hope of some temporary security. It is time for Americans to act like Americans. Whatever you’re political persuasions, I believe if you think about it hard enough that you will agree with me. Things need to change, and this is a legal way to do it. Please sign this petition? We could have hundreds of thousands of signatures and get that Convention. Think of the possibilities.