So, today Dick, you sank to a near-all-time-low in American politics. The only time I can think of that was any worse was when the Federalists were accusing the Republicans of sedition and Adams beat Jefferson by three electoral votes. Of course there was that bit by Jefferson about Adams wanting to install himself as king -- but that was just politics.
But, you Dick, today, said outright -- that if Kerry is elected President -- we're going to be attacked. Which of course, would be the electorate's fault then, if there is an attack. Never mind the spit-ball rhetoric from last week when we were told we were fighting over there so that we wouldn't have to fight over here -- but, we should be afraid because there could be an attack over here.
Oh, and then there was that real funny bit by Cofer Black in the State Department who said Osama better be looking at his watch because we were going to take him down any time now and had the intel and the mechanisms in place to do it. But, then, Pakistani Information Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said Black's remarks were a "political statement" and that nobody in Pakistan knew what the hell he was talking about.
I'm not even going to get into the Swift-Boat scam or the Deferment snips by Kerry.
Because 1000 of our troops have died and are dying and being wounded in real time while you guys are kicking them around like they're the football -- rehashing a 35 year-old war. Democrats being hypocritical because when it was Bill that was up military service didn't matter -- and Republicans going off in the other direction now.
Can we get any more Orwellian?
Sure we can.
No one is even talking about the real issues.
443 billion dollar deficit -- run up by the small government party. 7.3 trillion-dollar debt being passed on to our kids... and we don't have anything to actually show for it. Just more pork -- we need to roll Ross Perot back out with his charts and giant sucking sound. We should have a Foose car in every driveway and that fancy pre-chewed Japanese beef in every pot.
Milton Friedman of the Chicago school, lamenting Richard Nixon's Keynsian ways made the proclamation that a tax-cut isn't a tax-cut unless it's accompanied by a reduction in spending. What we have with this Repbulican Congress and Republican President is the most Keynsian affair that has ever been in Washington, both increasing spending by nearly 100 percent since Y2K and reducing taxes at the same time. That 'permanent' tax cut Bush keeps talking about -- is a permanent tax increase for your (and my) kids. Period.
And we're not using it to invest in anything substantial that's going to build any infrastructure for future growth that might actually pay for all this debt. What's more -- we're running out of lenders and can only borrow from PacRim banks now (that's called China).
All of this is bad enough -- except the only Bi-Partisan thing that's getting done right now in Washington is a bunch of gerrymandering to make sure that everybody in Congress gets to keep his seat so that we have an even lower turn-over in Congress than the old Soviet Politburo.
After Zell's speech labeling the Democrats as a danger to the war and now Cheney's comments -- it doesn't matter who wins. There won't be anybody feeling like working with the other party to get things done.
Is John McCain the only sane man left in politics?
Forget Chris Matthews Zell -- I want to see everybody in Washington with dueling pistols and lets get this over with now.