Can We Just Get Rid Of Congress?
Seriously, who has the stomach for this stuff anymore. What would Washington, Jefferson and all the rest of our forefathers say if they could see the sorry state of our leadership today.
Our elected congressmen and senators, republican and democrat alike, have made a mockery of our political system. And we shouldn't stand for it. Come 2006, every single congressman and senator up for election should be voted out of office.
Because of things like this:
A Vietnam Veteran who visits soldiers EVERY DAY in the hospital calls for a non-binding resolution, that Bush seek to withdraw troops from Iraq as soon as it's logistically possible. Instead, they would maintain a presence around the middle east, and work through diplomacy to solve Iraq's problems.
The Republicans, in response, trash the Vietnam Veteran, calling him a fat documentary maker (Michael Moore) and a coward. Then, they write an absolutely stupid resolution, calling for withdrawal of troops tomorrow, the poisoning of kittens, and the slaughter of every person with a name starting in X. Hoping of course, that the resolution they propose will be soundly defeated, and settle once and for all the question of whether or not our troops should still be in Iraq.
To support our troops, Republicans insist, we must continue to undersupply them, cut veteran's benefits, provide poor leadership, and incite terrorists with violent rhetoric. To support our troops they say, we must continue this war as long as possible, and if we need to do things that make it longer, then so be it.
The thing is, a pull out of troops from Iraq would be the best thing possible for the Republican party. You would think they'd be all for it. To pull out and wash themselves clean from the mess they created, you'd think they'd be happy. Suddenly, the democrats wouldn't be so vocal anymore. Bush's poll numbers would go up. Maybe they could actually focus again on ripping apart social security and banning gay marriage.
When Congress starts to act like a bunch of schoolchildren, using dirty tricks to rouse the support of sheep-like followers, this country is seriously in trouble.
Oh, by the way... The Congressmen followed up their very productive day by voting for their own pay raise.
I love America, and don't want to see its institutions degraded like this.
Man I wish we had elected Gore. (Oh wait, we did!) I'd prefer boredom to this soap opera any day of the week.