Friday, August 01, 2008
Molly the Robin
The speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi on CNN (July 17, 2008) said, "You know, God bless him, bless his heart, president of the United States, a total failure, losing all credibility with the American people on the economy, on the war, on energy, you name the subject" and then she went on to say "we are trying to sweep up after his mess over and over and over again."
That's pretty strong stuff calling the current occupant of the White House a "total failure". There may be some partisan debate about his competency in the White House, but one thing is clear it is not a White House now, it is more like a Dark House with an elective war instigated with bogus claims and "intelligence" on Weapons of Mass destruction in the hands of a tyrant who was more an international braggert swaggering a bit like our inhabitant of the now Dark House who said "bring 'em on" at the outset of the Iraq war and said "Mission Accomplished" at the conclusion of ousting the dictator of a poor country whom the United States government assisted in supplying Weapons of Mass Destruction against Iran during the Iraq-Iran War.
Food and fuel prices have doubled and tripled during the tenure of the now "total failure" presidency of George W. Bush. Hundreds of billions of dollars have been spent on a dubious war and occupation, over 4000 Americans have been killed and several times that number have endured horrendous wounds, hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians have been killed and injured and the total cost of the war is estimated at over two trillion dollars on the national credit card. Now, do the American people know what the interest rate is on the national credit card or even the total amount owned on it? No, they know nothing or very little because the "public airwaves" do not mention it or cover it or report on it. I wonder why? Is it their job to do so?
If George W. Bush is such a total failure why did the Speaker of the House take impeachment off the table? By taking impeachment off the table did she take the Constitution off the table? If an elected leader is proven incompetent why should he stay in office one minute longer than necessary? Total failure=impeachment. In impeachment and conviction of incompetent leaders the American people win big time. But it cannot happen now because political parties are more important than the Constitution of the United States.
If impeachment cannot occur is there a way to at least financially penalize the president and vice president? Why not garnish their entire wages for the remainder of their term and maybe beyond? Let garnishment be the new impeachment, for it is likely to be far easier to pass financial censure than impeachment.
Some believe that people tend to rise to the height of their incompetence. With a total failure presidency that theory is becoming more valid. We birds have no such trait. We soar, every one of us.
Whether the current occupant's administration is the worst our country has ever endured is an easy judgment to make. But one thing is clear, your mainstream television media, otherwise known as the public airwaves will never lay a glove on this presidential occupant or any other for that matter because it is not their job or responsibility. Unless there is major reform of the public airwaves the American citizenry who relies on television news for their information to make election decisions will always be in the dark being a perpetually low information citizen.
My name is Molly and I am a robin. I learned to think by seeing myself in car door mirrors. I am a mother who has had several broods of hatchlings. A fellow wrote about my story in Animal Park. He only got half the story right as most people do because you humans think you are not as bad as you really are or not as good as you think you are. I have been reading everything and I am learning lessons from history.
I will be flying on now.