Sunday, September 28, 2008
Steamboat Springs Here's what we have: A country in two wars. A major financial crises. The biggest government and debt in history. High unemployment and foreclosures running amok. Jobs going overseas as factories close. Twentieth century automobiles.
An addiction to oil and no alternative energy plan for the past eight years. High gas prices and still oil company subsidies. Appointed foxes guarding the henhouses of every department in government. An executive office that is in bed with oil and pharmaceuticals with millions without health insurance. The lowest world respect in our history. A Congress that has been GOP for 12 of the past 14 years and even now is unable to overturn filibusters or vetoes.
The present GOP candidate for president has voted with Bush more than 90 percent of the time. His vice presidential choice, such as she is, is the female reincarnation of George W. Bush. She's born-again, anti-choice, pro-abstinence, pro-Iraq war, in deep with Big Oil, very little experience except 20 months as governor, very cocky about her readiness (proof be damned), doesn't think global warming is human caused, thinks we can drill out of our addiction and is a creationist, so science must be a farce. She even says she is for family values and yet neither she nor her husband has been seen with the kids lately.
Doesn't he have a job? Oh, that's right, with an oil company. Our country is based, apparently, on greed as much as anything. Our collective soul is in intensive care.
It seems clear that this combo can't possibly be much of a change. But their supporters are gung-ho on them. So somebody prove me wrong on this. The Republicans would rather win an election than fix America's problems. One side is inspired just to take the prize. The other is inspired by the hope that we are better than this. This is not a game. As we wave to the rest of the world passing us by, keep that in mind, people, as you get ready to vote.