Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Political Rant

I spent some time writing this on Facebook and thought I might as well give it a little more coverage.  It started as an answer as to why it is in the minds of some ok to criticize Bush but not Obama.  Keep in mind that I am not opposed to legitimate criticism of the President whoever he is.   Don't worry happy pictures coming next.

In order to understand this one must step back and take an unbiased look at the overall picture.  Really take a hard look at what is being done to try and destroy the effectiveness of the government for the sole purpose of getting back in power.  Ask yourself some questions, did Obama start two wars, did he take us from a budget surplus to a huge deficit, would you now give up your ability to have health insurance even if you get cancer, would you have preferred that the country went into a massive depression instead of getting on the road to recovery, will you be happy if the Tea Party gives the country back to the big corporations, the health insurance industry, etc.  Are you a member of the rich ruling class that profited most under Bush or are you a member of the middle class that Obama struggles to help.  Do you know that the average tax paid by Americans is only 9% of their income.  Who would more tax cuts help?  Do you know that the percentage of Americans who have before tax TOTAL family income of around 100,000 is only about 10 or 15 percent.   Do you think the US is morally justified in invading two countries and starting wars that have resulted in the loss of tens of thousands of lives including many thousands of Americans and the displacement of millions from their homes, all done under the justification of the 9/11 attack and the so called war on terrorism.  By the way where is Ben Laden?

Ask yourself where is all this hate directed at the President really coming form. Is it really coming from all the people out of work because of the Bush administration policies or is it being promoted by rich talk show hosts standing on the backs of their listeners and others who stand to profit the most from a Republican administration.

1 comment:

  1. Conservative populism is such an oxymoron, but it certainly sells. I'm totally with you on this one, John.