I finally had some time to print and read the Republicans Pledge to America. After listening to America via America Speaking Out, House Republicans bring out a new agenda that's a rehash of what they've been saying all this year as well as for the past 15 or so years.
I wouldn't expect them to admit to the part they played in the job killing (deregulated markets), the out-of-control spending (two wars funded off the books), the size of government (defense and homeland security), and health care reform (NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!). Somehow that's all the Democrat's fault--they do share the blame--and Republicans can make it all better by continuing to do what they did before that got us into this mess in the first place. Truly original.
So what does America have going for it right now? Well, we have one party that looks out for big business and works like the devil to prevent any progressive legislation that would benefit the working (and unemployed) people in the name of liberty and freedom for said people. We have another party whose tepid attempts at any real legislation for the people is a mockery. Next we have an collection of birthers, tenthers, jingoists and populists with an aggregate IQ solidly in the feeble-mindedness category and yet they can manage serious election challenges.
And to top it off we have a Democratic president who kept Guantanamo open, hasn't repealed Don't Ask Don't Tell, abuses the state secrets privilege to deny justice to people we kidnapped and tortured, increased the use of drone attacks causing more deaths of innocents, and taken the unprecedented step of authorizing the targeting and assassination of an American citizen.
After the November elections, I don't see any change for the better regardless who wins.
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