One Nation, Indivisible
is it even possible anymore?
Republicans are now facing the same accusations of arrogance that plagued Democrats in their final days as the majority party. Valid or not these circumstances are the inevitable manifestation of a party drunk with power.
What began eleven years ago with talk of building a "permanent majority'' , has now evolved into an open struggle over what the GOP stands for and how or "IF" it can maintain its advantage.
While DeLay and company call THIS
the actions of "unabashed partisan zealot,''
others call it "the beginning of the unraveling of the Republican majority in the House of Representatives,''
The bottom line is ""The Republican's behavior has not stood up to the test of integrity,'' "We are finally seeing the duplicity and hypocrisy of Republican leaders. They are absolutely drunk with power.''
I believe a good many Bush/DeLay/Republican supporters have already come to realize what a monumental screwup this administration and current Congress are. They don't need the media or the left to keep beating them over the head with the obvious. Admitting the people you voted for have failed is hard. We on the left know this all too well.
What's needed now is for someone to step forward and pick up the slack. Put an end to the party bashing and come up with realistic solutions to the problems we as a nation face. The war in Iraq, the rising cost of fuel, the re-building of New Orleans, the failure of national agencies to responds in a state of emergency, are just a few of the vital issues that need to be addressed.
Now more than ever we need political leaders who can bring us together. The opportunity is nigh, will there be someone to fill the void? Will the people of the United States even attempt to come together or have we gone too far down that road to ever turn back again?
If your a Democrat/liberal/Independent can you name even one Republican you'd trust to lead us back to the middle ground and begin the restoring of our greatness as a country and a people? What about the Republicans/conservatives? Is there a Democrat you'd trust?
Has party alliance become more important and more defining than nationality? Are we truly a nation indivisible
or are we already too deeply divided to ever see that kind of unity again?
slightly used country, can be had by the highest bidderSACRAMENTO, California (AP) -- California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has contributed $1.25 million of his own money to a committee pushing a bill that would change how legislative districts are redrawn.
The measure, which Schwarzenegger helped qualify for the November 8 special election ballot, would strip redistricting authority from the Legislature and turn it over to a panel of retired judges.
Steve Poizner, a Silicon Valley billionaire, said Tuesday he donated another $1.25 million to the effort after Schwarzenegger asked him to serve as chairman of the Yes on Proposition 77 committee.
"The huge dollar amounts being put in by both the governor and Poizner demonstrate what we've been saying all along," said Paul Hefner, spokesman for the No on 77 committee. "This is a political power grab by one set of politicians wanting to rewrite the constitution to get an advantage over another."
Schwarzenegger's aides have said that he intends to donate as much as $4.5 million from his personal fortune to support his ballot measures
First they claim the courts are being overrun by liberal judges who want to make law rather than intrepret it. Then they turn around and they want to turn the authority to redraw voting districts to.... JUDGES?
Someone tell me again how this country isn't being bought and sold by the wealthy.
Those middle class folks that are blindly following the Republican party thinking they somehow represent higher morals and values, had better wake up and pull their heads out of their asses, and soon or there's not going to be a middle class. We will have that ownership society
that Bush is always talking about. They (the wealthy) will be the owners and the rest of us will be the owned. Is that what you want for YOUR children and grandchildren? What a wonderful future your insuring for them.