Sunday, March 26, 2006
This and That---
Can the Fox journalists stand up and be counted upon to undertake this task. NO they certainly will not, they are next to useless, no they are completely useless. Will those right wing Repub journalists like Tim Russert, Joe Scarborough,Tucker Carlson,Paula Zahn,Bob Woodward(Wash. Post) Michael Bloomberg,Mort Kondracke,Fred Barnes and David Brooks stand up for America, MAYBE. I certainly hope so, because they need to redeem themselves and do something for their/our country. If the Dems ever get in office and go to the extreme that Bush has will they stand up for America, I certainly hope so. It seems that only a small part of the media has the courage to stand up for America.
Were it not for journalists and authors like Chompsky,Finkelstein,Goodman,Foreign Minister ben Ami,Kevin Phillips,Pres. Carter,Amb. Edward L. Peck,Ray McGovern and some others we would be totally in the dark as to what Bush and the Repubs are doing behind the backs of the American people. I don't always agree with everything the aforementioned say or report but they most certainly speak in a clear way which illuminates the dark back alley thinking of Bush and his Repubs in congress and on the Supreme Court.
I completely agree with Sen. Feingold but he doesn't really go far enough. Bush and Cheney should be impeached, censure is just a beginning. If the Dems ever want to return to power they must stop trying so hard to get elected and just learn to do the right thing. Instead of engaging in rhetoric, like the Repubs, they must remember they are supposed to be the party of the people and really be the party of the people; let the Repubs continue to be the party of the wealthy and Big Business.
The Dems must have the courage to stand up for issues no matter how Bush, Rove, Cheney, Rice, Rumsfeld and the Repubs portray them. Some issues the Dems should be pushing are a free education for all children through college, medical care for all, control of the prescription drug industry, control of the health care industry, reduction in military spending, more government help for medium and small businesses, more government support for medium and small family farmers, stricter conservation measures, greater reduction in the use of foreign oil, cars that use new technology to reduce emissions and reduce fuel consumption starting immediately not in 2025, impeachment of Bush and Cheney for lying to the American people and for usurping congressional powers, INDEPENDANT committees to investigate the military hierarchy for lying to congress and the American people, Abramoff, DeLay, and the involvement of fundamentalist religions in American politics, a religious committee to advise and counsel the government, very strict rules controlling lobbyists, no more pork barrel, and only single item bills with no pork barrel riders, protection for whistleblowers, committees to investigate the huge profiteering/price gouging by Halliburton, Bechtel et.al. and committees to investigate profiteering/price gouging by defense related industries etc. etc. etc.
All the Repub senators and about 80% of Repub representatives are taking America down the wrong, wrong, wrong path. I have heard some Repub representatives that seem to think a bit differently. Some actually seem like very decent people who are committed to the American ideals that were once extant and thriving in our country. These Repub representatives are people I could vote for. I won't mention their names because they would probably lose the support of the rest of the blind, lock step, knee jerk, 'Stepford Repubs'.
It is interesting to note that many Repub senators and representatives have really gone quiet in the last few months, they must really be worried about the 2006 elections. Many of the big mouth Repub southern congressman have said nothing in the last few months. Where are all those guys who comb their hair like little boys, such as Tom DeLay and Lindsay Graham and so many others. They have gone quiet in the hopes that they can distance themselves from Bush and get re-elected, and they probably will get re-elected. The Dems still won't commit themselves to anything and they probably will not get back in power, unless the fearful American voter wakes up and shakes off their apathy and general disgust for our damaged political process and our damaged legislative branch. Then they might vote Dem just for a change.
It was interesting to watch Kissinger on tv as he squirmed and tried to distance himself from the Nixon admin. But his Nixon reputation will stay with him until my generation is dead and the historians forget what happened. If the historians remember and continue to investigate and write about Kissinger and Nixon then the disasters of that presidency MAY not be repeated. But then just look at the Bush presidency it is much like the Nixon pres. but far worse. Maybe there is no hope... After all from Nixon we got Cheney and Rumsfeld, may God help America what a disaster they are.
America needs it's historians, they are crucial to our survival as a nation.
Now if only the cowardly media(MSM) would stand up for America and do their job. But the MSM is all Repub owned so I don't hold out much hope that they will do their job and report on what is happening and being hidden from the American people. So the MSM will just become ever more irrelevant and continue to lose readers to the internet.