Angry Cowboy – Same Shit, Different Day..
What is up with the Republican Party? I think they’ve caught the Democrat disease. Shrinking embarrassment, trapped rat syndrome, a loser mentality. I think it’s better to just croak out the old mea culpa, go hide for a while like ole Blue and hope the large percentage of Americans who regularly watch Oprah and Bridgette’s Sexiest Breaches and have very short memories (these are the same people, by the way, who were screaming for war with Iraq a few years ago-now they’ve forgotten that there are still troops getting killed and mutilated over there.) will forget them like their day at work.
Holy underpants! The crazy old coot, who is our former veep, who spent the last 8 years in a bunker somewhere, is now on TV all the time predicting doom and claiming he and his right-wing nutbar cronies did a great job! That’s as big a lie as, “We’re fightin’ ‘em in Iraq, so we won’t have to fight ‘em here.” Do you know who is doing very well? Halliburton, that’s who. They’ve scraped billions out of the lives of our troops, the heartless, war profiteer motherfuckers. Dick Cheney’s company! When you’ve lost your house and are eating dog food under a bridge, console yourself with the thought that Dick and Co. are obscenely wealthy. The measly few million the AIG execs stole is chickenfeed compared to what is flowing into Houston.
Then there’s the patently absurd attack on Franklin D. A second grader wouldn’t be fooled by this crap. Ann Coulter and others are now pushing the notion that Roosevelt prolonged the depression with the New Deal. Well, I can only say to these professional blatherers, “If it hadn’t been for Franklin, you might not be here. Your ancestors might have starved to death!”
The manly thing to do would to admit that Bush and company fucked up really badly. Not just Warren G. Harding bad or Richard Nixon bad. I mean can’t git no worse bad. Tax cuts for the rich didn’t work. Let’s attack a weak, stupid, evil dictator to take the folks mind off of the fact we can’t catch bin Laden didn’t work, the free market didn’t work, no child left behind didn’t work. Our border’s still as leaky as a home-made rowboat. Our healthcare is worse than it was 8 years ago. To use one of the GOP’s old stand-bys, “Are you better off now than you were eight years ago?”
What I see happening is a bunch of degenerate old power brokers scrambling for position in a political party that’s as empty as Harry Reed’s eyes. They’ll say anything, float any dingbat idea that will get them on the evening news.
The socialist boogey man. OOOH scary. It’s just a system. It works for most of the civilized world. The fact is we’re already socialized. Gore Vidal said, “America is the only country in the world that has welfare for the rich.” Believe it, Gomer.
I guess the bottom line is why did we make nice with George Bush for eight year and won’t give Obama even a few months to get his feet under him in one of the most difficult times in our history? I’ve never seen such unprovoked viciousness - wait, they did the same to Clinton. Could it be that Republicans are just meaner? I’m afraid so. So be it. It ain’t gonna change.
At least we now have a leader, a man who can complete a sentence, who talks to us like we’re adults (probably a mistake) and who is doing his best to pull us out of the quagmire we’ve got ourselves in. If we gave him all the slack we gave that drunken frat rat carpetbagger from Connecticut, we might have a chance. I don’t see that happening anytime soon. So be it.