I can’t take it anymore.
What’s up with McCain/Palin and Co. saying a vote for Obama/Biden is a vote for socialism? Didn’t Bush just sign a bailout costing 700 Billion dollars? AIG? Halliburton’s no bid contracts? The deficit skyrocketing? Now we have 1% of Americans controlling 21% of the wealth? Why is it bad that people making over 250k might have to pay a little more in taxes? Trickle down economics don’t work. I don’t understand all this socialism talk. So are they saying it’s okay to bail out huge financial companies who took bad risks (and paid their senior execs a ton of money) but not people who have no health care or crappy public schools? I’m confused.
What is Congresswoman Michele Bachman (R- Minnesota) smoking? She said the following on MSNBC:
"What I would say is that the news media should do a penetrating expose and take a look. I wish they would. I wish the American media would take a great look at the views of the people in Congress and find out if they are pro-America or anti-America," she said.
This sounds a little McCarthy-like to me. Oh I know, I should be quiet. Obviously as an expat I must be anti-American. I mean why else would I have left the GREATEST country ever! First of all, I doubt any member of Congress is “anti-America”. Second, what does her party want…people to ignore the major problems and only shop, play video games and watch Fox News?
Also who gets to decide who is anti-American? Is this related to the belief that only small towns are pro-American? So that means everyone who lives in a town of over 15,000 is anti-American? How so? I lived in a small town of 12,000. It's nothing like Palin's. Her small town has 46 crystal meth labs and one of the highest high school dropout rates in the state. Why does she keep talking about small town values?
I thought in order for a democracy to function it’s citizens have to be involved. I don’t think it’s anti-American to ask what the heck happened during the last eight years.
Rush said Powell only endorsed Obama because of race. Did Rush hear Powell’s full statement? Does Rush only support McCain/Palin because they are white? I voted for Kerry, Gore, Clinton, Clinton, but not Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton. I thought Powell laid his case out very well and I’m glad he said something about the anti Arab/Muslim rhetoric. It’s wrong and not very American.