Friday, May 15, 2009

Where Was James Dobson Eight Years Ago?

In a recent broadcast James Dobson of Focus on the Family stated the following:

I've been on the air for 32 years and I've never seen a time quite like this. It just illustrates what happens when we don't have what the Founding Fathers referred to as checks and balances, where the excesses of one party or one branch of government limit the reach of power hungry and self-serving people and keeps them form doing things that are harmful to the country. That's the way the system was designed. We have 2 major political parties in this country, not one. And bipartisanship is a media creation that's designed to promote one point of view instead of the debate that should occur. And that's why media doesn't talk about bipartisanship when conservatives are in power...

...[today] the radical left controls the executive branch through the president, and the Congress... and the Judiciary through the courts... now they control it all, including every department of government. As a result, the legislation that should shock the nation, if people were paying attention, is being rushed into law.

Just exactly where Mr. Dobson was eight years ago, when his party had a majority in Congress and was able to push through any right-wing legislation they desired is anyone's guess. A majority that rubber stamped everything that George Bush and his controller, Cheney wanted enacted. This was the total control that brought us Iraq, torture, a financial meltdown, and a near loss of the Constitution. Sorry, Mr. Dobson, but your slip is showing.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Evil Dick, He's Everywhere, He's Everywhere

It seems that no matter what news show you choose, the Evil One is there, pretending to be concerned about the "safety" of the country. The media, apparently, are as obsessed with having him on their interview shows, as he is with trying to clean up his legacy. Unfortunately, for him, it is far too late for any cleansing.

Cheney has already shown up more for interviews in the last 100 days than he did during his entire stint as the back room string puller in the Bush Regime. He seems to be in panic mode, since it occurred to him that his evil doings were about to become public knowledge. He rants about the current administration making the country unsafe. At times he incriminates himself by revealing information about his involvement in decisions regarding the use of torture. Throughout this entire sorry series of interviews, it has become clear that he is desperately trying to rewrite the history of the Bush Regime to somehow make himself a hero.

At the same time that he is trying to cleanse his legacy, he has almost become a spokesman for the Republican Party. This comes at a time when some in the party are talking about trying to create a new, positive image for themselves. Instead they have to continue to fight Cheney's negativity and his attempts to continue to make the Republican Party synonymous with extreme right-wing demagoguery.

About the only thing that Cheney has accomplished these last three months has been to keep the Republican Party on the defensive and give Democrats great talking points about the opposition. Democrats rub their hands together with glee every time it is announced that he will be on yet another interview show. At the same time Republicans cry in their beer, knowing that once again, one of the leaders of the regime that took the country into a needless war, killed the economy and gave the United States a bad name throughout the world will appear to drag them back into that bottomless pit.

Keep it up, evil one. Keep reminding the people of this country what you and your puppet did. You were responsible for the needless deaths and maiming of thousands of Americans and Iraqis. You stepped on the Constitution. You gave the United States the reputation as a torturer and at the same time gave those who oppose us great recruiting material. Yours and your puppet's failed economic policies and your failure to police big business and the banking industry caused millions of Americans permanent financial ruin. Keep it up and a new party will be born as the Republican Party is buried, forever to be remembered as the party of the evil Chaney and his little sidekick, G.W. Bush.