Monday, August 01, 2005

It's not enough

I've said this before, but it keeps getting worse....

I'm feeling down and unmotivated. It seems like everyday there is something horrible coming out of the White House, and I'm getting burned out. We are a nation of fat, lazy Americans and we are letting them get away with whatever they want. While the Senate passes an energy plan that funnels billions of dollars to energy companies, including tax breaks and loan guarantees for new nuclear power plants, we say that's awful and then go fill up our SUVs. While the U.S. House of Representatives approves billions of dollars in cuts to veterans programs over the next 10 years, we put the empty gesture of a "Support Our Troops" magnet on our cars. And while the treasonous Karl Rove gets a raise instead of a swift kick in the ass out of the White House, we do nothing. (Myself included.)

We can go on blogging about this and that, but it's not enough.

What is it going to take for real change to occur? This cannot go on. And, where the hell is Howard Dean in all of this? Maybe he isn't the one.

I beg to dream and differ from the hollow lies
This is the dawning of the rest of our lives

- Billie Joe Armstrong


Snave said...

I know it sucks, but we have to try and keep our collective chin up, and use THEIR strategy, which is to repeat the things we know to be true over and over and over until the ideas take hold in the public mindset. If we persevere, we may yet be able to counter their perverse repetition of untruths. It is a battle that can be won, and I think the GOP may be its own worst enemy (I posted on that topic this morning, see if you think I'm right on, way off base, or under the influence of Satan!)

Anonymous said...

Not that this isn't depressing enough but they managed to "tack" on a small addendum to the energy bill...They're are doing away with vicarious liability, it used to be, in many states, that rental car and leasing companies could be held resposible for injuries caused in an auto accident, now that can't be held responsible in any state even it they want to be ! So much for the core Rebublican value of Federalism.

halcyon67 said...

It does suck, majorly.

Um, Howard Dean has seemed to drop off the radar. I should send him an email asking him where he is. He could have been in OH, trying to help Hackett out (Hackett lost by the way, :( ). Dean is trying to, I think, actually take the role as the chairman instead of the spokesman.

Damien said...

Where the heck is Dean, also where the hell are the media in all this. I'd concur with Snaver on this one the GOP are becoming there own worst media especially where that concerns the erosion of key conservative supporters.

Lizzy said...

I'm on the DNC's mailing list. I'll post the latest letter from Dr. Dean.