MEMO TO CONGRESS....YOU SUCK
Although I have my issues with Daily Kos, sometimes, their diarists posts diaries of sheer prosaic genius. They make my job as a blogger easy, because I can cross-post their diaries here.
Ladies and gentlemen, the latest from BondDad:
To Congress: You Suck
Tue Oct 02, 2007 at 04:19:50 AM PDT
I use to have respect for Senators and Representatives. They use to actually do something -- as in accomplish something good for the country. Unfortunately, that time has past at least for now. So, to everyone in Congress: you suck.
I first expressed my dissatisfaction with the new Democratic majority in this article on June 20 where I wrote:
But the Democratic victory in 2006 has left me feeling extremely hollow. More than anything I simply wanted someone to stand-up to the spoiled drunken frat boy currently inhabiting the While House. But the Dems blinked on war funding. While I understand the reasons for their backing down (not having a veto proof majority), I wanted someone at long last to say, "no". And the Dems didn't. So my disappointment grew.
The Dems have continued to disappoint. They have issued toothless subpoenas, failed to expose the extreme mismanagement of "War on Terror" fundinig and have now thrown in the towel in their opposition to Mr. 29%. For some reason, Democrats are afraid of standing up for what a majority of Americans want.
But the Republicans have done no better. They act in classic passive/aggressive manner. In one breath they are the oppressed minority, taken advantage of by the "liberal media" (save for Fox, and Rush, and Hannity, and Prager, and Medved....you get the idea). Yet with their next breath they use the same standard attack of personal destruction while acting as if they don't.
The final straw for me is the dueling resolutions about Moveon.org and Rush Limbaugh. To the Republicans, I would remind you of this funny little document called the Constitution, specifically the First Amendment:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
If you don't like the ad, fine. But you can't stop someone from printing it. It's that simple. And considering some of the ads you guys have run, well, see the above paragraph on passive/aggressive behavior.
And now the Democrats are offering a resolution condemning Rush Limbaugh, only to have the Republicans offer a resolution praising Rush Limbaugh.
To the Democrats, I would like you to please re-read the First Amendment.
I give up.
This is beyond madness.
This is beyond stupidity.
Do you guys wonder why no one likes politicians? Anybody?
This country has serious issues.
We have a war that a majority of Americans oppose, yet we continue to fight.
We have a mountain of debt that we have to pay-off sometime.
We have millions of Americans who have no health insurance.
We have an ever-increasing gap between rich and poor.
We have students leaving college with debt levels so high that they can't climb the socio-economic ladder.
So, to Congress...please, take this very personally.