A major bridge collapses in a major metropolitan city and our President plays the “blame game” during his speech? Did you listen to that tripe?
As soon as I can find it online I will link to the speech. It’s utterly disgusting, the way he politicized the situation.
Update: I’m kind of annoyed. I got an annoying comment to this post and wondered what the deal was. So I went back to the article at CNN and saw that it links back to this blog post. That annoys me. It would be nice if they told me they were doing that. The last thing I want is every freaking troll commenting on a two sentence blog post that they clearly don’t read. So I got rid of the link. Go to CNN for for info on this story.
Note from the future (9/15/2011): This post is about the collapse of the 1-35W Mississippi River Bridge on August 1st, 2007.
Okay. I could go on and on with a rant on this. But we really, really need to impeach Bush. And not just because he lied to us. The man is a tyrant. And, for the good of our country, the good of the world for that matter, we need to get him out of office. Now. This is what he said during his 60 Minutes interview:
Do you believe, as commander-in-chief, you have the authority to put the troops in there no matter what the Congress wants to do? Pelley asks.
I think I’ve got – in this situation, I do, yeah, Bush says.
Are you kidding me? He is going to just go ahead and do whatever the hell he wants and it doesn’t matter what Congress decides. He is out of control.
WE NEED TO IMPEACH HIM! ARe you listening to this Ms. Pelosi?
YOu can read the 60 Minutes article here.
In a new poll comparing President Bush’s job performance with that of his predecessor, a strong majority of respondents said President Clinton outperformed Bush on a host of issues.
Read all about it here:
Christie sent me this article yesterday: ABC News: Vermont Towns Endorse Move to Impeach Bush
In five Vermont communities, a centuries-old tradition of residents gathering in town halls to conduct local business became a vehicle to send a message to Washington: Impeach the president.
I find it very interesting that entire towns are voting for impeachment. Clearly, the people want Bush out. Do you remember entire towns voting for Clinton’s impeachment during that whole Lewinsky fiasco? It’s just sad that the people will not get what we want because of the Repug controlled congress. The system is backward.
I am so sick of Bush’s lies! this quote, the first paragraph of the story had me just incensed:
“While it’s perfectly legitimate to criticize my decision or the conduct of the war, it is deeply irresponsible to rewrite the history of how that war began,” the president said during a Veterans Day speech in Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania.
“Some Democrats and anti-war critics are now claiming we manipulated the intelligence and misled the American people about why we went to war,” Bush said.
Rewriting history? Are you kidding me? They are shining a flashlight on the cob-webbed, dank, dark closet that Bush and his minions have locked the truth up in. We are finally seeing the truth! and here he is, as usual, feeding us all a line of bullshit.
And some people will believe him. I don’t know what it is about this man that makes people just blindly think that he is telling the truth, but people will inevitably believe that Democrats and anti-war Americans are “rewriting history.”
This is Rove’s typical modus operandi. Accuse your accuser of doing the very thing you are being accused of.
Harry Reid’s response was right on the mark:
“Attacking those patriotic Americans who have raised serious questions about the case the Bush administration made to take our country to war does not provide us a plan for success that will bring our troops home,” Reid said.
“The American people are demanding a comprehensive plan and the benchmarks by which to measure our success for the war in Iraq,” Reid said. “The president’s continued refusal to provide that plan does nothing to support our troops or their families.”
He’s right. We have every right to find out the truth! we have every right to question! Attacking us just further divides this country. What ever happened to “I’m a uniter not a divider?” I guess he was lying about that, too.
acknowledging the initial federal relief effort for Hurricane Katrina was unacceptable, said on Saturday he will send 7,000 additional troops to storm-ravaged region.
No shit! It took him five days to tour the site! Five days! Five days to get his ass in gear and get food and water and help to these people. In the meantime, people are dead and dying.
This is what is most appalling to me. His lack of response and lack of leadership. It’s sickening! Utterly sickening! Five days is too late! He should have been there and doing these things the day the hurricane hit New Orleans. This is unacceptable!
And then to find out that he has been steadily cutting funding that would go to prevent this disaster in the event of a hurricane. Unbelievable.
I was listening to Air America just now and just got incensed after listening to a republican call in. He stated that the hurricane is being blamed on Bush and that the show’s hosts were not respecting the office of the presidency.
Hey, you neocon numbskulls, nobody is blaming the hurricane on the president. Clean out your ears. The hurricane is one thing. And, yes, it was bad and people died. Of course we can’t blame Katrina itself on the President (duh!). It is his lack of response that is appalling. And if you idiots can’t see that, you are in bad shape.
And then I’v heard that some of these fox news pundits are blaming the vicitms. Blaming the victims! They should have gotten out of there faster. They should have evacuated when they had the chance. God. Of all the soulless things to say. Do they not realize that some of these people tried to get out but the traffic was too much? so they went to the Superdome which they were instructed to do. Some of them are poor and don’t even have cars. So for them to blame them for not getting out fast enough is sick and soulless.
There is one more thing I want to rant about. I heard somebody on the radio make the point that he doesn’t like the idea of the executive vacation. I have to agree. If you are voted in as president, you don’t get to have a vacation. Your in that job for four years, 8 years at the most, you can suspend your vacations while you are president. Your job is to lead, and you can’t lead while you are on vacation. Apparently.
That is all I have to say for today. Or at least right now.