Our Four Year Nightmare
Well, in 3 weeks and 2 days we'll know whether our country's 4-year nightmare is going to end, or whether we'll be stuck with (please God, no) four more years. How did this even happen? The party captured the White House and Congress with the most razor-thin margin in our history, and yet they've steamrolled over our lives as if they had a 99% majority.
Anyway, it happened, so let's try to unhappen it this November 2nd. How can this even be a close election? This administration inherited a huge budget surplus and turned it into a deficit that our great-grandchildren will still be paying off. G.W. Bush is the first president since Herbert Hoover to have a net loss of jobs during his administration. Worker safety and environmental protection (both heavily favored by the American public) have been turned back several decades by the Bushoids.
Even without the above black marks, the war in Iraq should be enough to have Bush's poll ratings down in the single digits. When Lyndon Johnson botched the Viet Nam war, he was forced by the resulting public fury to decline another term in the White House ("I do not seek and I will not accept the nomination of my party........"). And unlike Bush, Johnson inherited the Viet Nam war from previous administrations.
And, using some incredible Alice in Wonderland logic, Bush is using 9/11 and the fear of terrorism as a reason for electing him (notice I didn't say "re-electing"). Uh, people, the 9/11 attacks happened on his watch, less than a month after he received a warning that just such an attack was likely. What can he possibly take credit for? If a night watchman falls asleep and lets a building be burglarized and vandalized, he's gonna have a heck of a time convincing the building's owners that "you need me to protect you. There're lots of criminals out there and only I can protect your property." But that's exactly what Bush is doing. And it's working (i.e., polls show that voters think Bush is the most qualified to protect us from terrorism). Come on, people -- think.
The administration that has drained our treasury, declared war on the environment and on working people, and made the 9/11 attacks more likely through its own negligence, does not deserve another four years.
More later. All feedback is welcome.