The out of control Bush child has met the adult parent who is not intimidated or manipulated by the tantrums and demands of this out of control Bush child.
In deciding to say, No, to Bush 's lunatic under the radar raiding of our country, Congress has found its Good Parent voice.
What a rushing sound this is, to listen to democracy and freedom rippling through the airwaves of our, so far, bought and paid for by Bush, propagandistic electronic media as they report Congress 's stand in the face of the Bush boy 's latest plot to dismantle our America as we know it.
Congress has grown up. It has taken an adult stance. It has realized that it has a voice in Government. Especially in this, All for Sale government. It has realized that Bush cannot silence them, control them, or buy them. Congress has found its conscience and it has decided to do that which is right for this country.
This port deal seems to be the straw that broke the camel 's back. It seems to be the galvanizing force that has given democrats and republicans alike the spine and the courage to stand up to Bush and say, NO. You are not going to take our voice and vote away. You are not going to dismantle our democratic process of governing and you are not going to raid, forage and sell America away to your cronies.
And Congress seems to be united in this. From some of the most rabid Bush supporters like Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, to some of the most rabid critics of Bush 's power grab, the congress is speaking out with one voice. They are telling Bush, "No, you cannot sell our ports to a company owned by a foreign government, especially one which harbored 9/11 terrorists, " and it is throwing Bush 's words back at him: "you are either with us, or you are with the terrorists. " The Legislative Branch of Government is clearly saying: No terrorists or terrorist supporters allowed to manage our ports in America.
It is also telling Bush, when you make claims that "our government " has reviewed the port issue..... We, the Legislative Branch of Government, have not reviewed anything. We have not been made a part of that process. We were ignored and discounted and you cannot do that! We are a part of, "our government", and you are not going to use us without our kowledge and consent.
How sweet it is to see Congress stepping in to reclaim its proper role and its proper voice to impart order to a white house gone mad.
It is sweet to see the Good Parent sending the unruly child to his room. It is sweet to hear them telling him that he cannot have a cookie before his meal, no matter what tantrum he throws or how he threatens them, and it is sweet to hear them telling him, that he cannot impose his will over their constitutionally given right to legislate.
It is sweet to hear the rumblings of the beginning of a revolution which is telling the Bush boy, enough of this power grab!
So the smell of real, palpable, actual freedom and actual democracy floating about in the newsrooms, and on our television screens, and in our living rooms, and through the chambers of Congress is GOOD. It brings with it the hope of a democracy being restored.
But the revolution has only just begun.