Wednesday, August 20, 2008

"Of the People" or "For the Lobbyists"?

George W. Bush likes to joke about his "C" average in college. After completely bungling a presidency, we all feel the brunt of how much damage a C student can do to a nation in only a few short years. Well now we are faced with the possible presidency of John McCain who, at forth from the bottom of 859 graduates, is not even up to a grade of C.

Jack Cafferty of CNN states the obvious(Well, about time!):

George Bush's record as a student, military man, businessman and leader of the free world is one of constant failure. And the part that troubles me most is he seems content with himself.

He will leave office with the country $10 trillion in debt, fighting two wars, our international reputation in shambles, our government cloaked in secrecy and suspicion that his entire presidency has been a litany of broken laws and promises, our citizens' faith in our own country ripped to shreds. Yet Bush goes bumbling along, grinning and spewing moronic one-liners, as though nobody understands what a colossal failure he has been.

I fear to the depth of my being that John McCain is just like him.


Frankly, John McCain is not just like Bush...he is far worse. I mean if you don't have a soul in the first place, you can't be faulted for making a deal with the Devil, as George W. Bush did. John McCain may have once had a soul. It's gone. What did he do with it?

I think he sold it to Karl Rove.

This would explain how he runs a commercial stating how he is taking on "Big Oil" while at the same time scheduling a photo op aboard an off shore drilling rig and talks about solving high gas prices with the absurd scenario of adding one percent to our domestic oil capacity ten years from now by handing Big Oil the rest of our National Seashores.

That'll show 'em.

And to really rub it in, keep your 9 billion dollar tax break.

This Presidential campaign should be putting a stark spotlight on two forms of government that are battling it out for supremacy...Government by human beings for the good of the People versus Government by Lobbyists for the good of the Corporations.

Nowhere is this morality play more evident than the fact that John McCain's main staff advisor on the Georgia Russia war was paid $800,000.00 last year as Georgia's lobbyist in the United States. I feel really good about the objectivity of McCain's information on all that. I wonder if folks will remember that McCain's main proposal was to immediately admit Georgia to NATO, a move that would have put immediate war between the entire European continent and Russia as a high priority option?

Shouldn't we require that our President at least finish the war he is already fighting before he starts another one? Is McCain's strategy to take all these little wars involving this small country and that small country, and roll them all together into one big war involving the whole freaking world?

Anybody who has looked at the map of the Middle East, including Georgia, Russia, and the oil ports on the Black Sea, knows that this conflict is all about Big Oil and the pipelines that cross from the Russian oil fields through Georgia to their customers in Europe.

John McCain is letting himself be manipulated by his own staff who, at the same time they are working to get him elected, are being paid as lobbyists for foreign leaders.

"...I'm here to tell you...There will be more wars" said John McCain. If he gets elected, this is the one statement John McCain has made that I believe with all my heart.

Peace,

Steve

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