yeah, and I know that the Democrats are not much better. When Harry Reid votes for the flag hag amendment, things aren't good. Same with Feinstein. But the Repubs want to kill Social Security and Grover "Drown government in a bathtub" admitted that the President made a mistake working with Dems on this (still trying to remember when Bush has worked with anyone). Norquist says once the Repubs get 60 senators, Social Security, the pride of Roosevelt and recognition that in America, people who work their entire life shouldn't have to eat dog food in their retirement, will be dead. I hope that means that my republican friends can admit that they really do hate poor people and think they deserve their poverty.
A friend asked me about the midterm election. I am looking at the world through a glass darkly this week, so I said that it won't go well. I told him that Rove will trot out Gays Aborting Flags and the Christian Right will trample each other getting to the polls to reelect people who think that the first amendment is going way too far and the second doesn't go far enough. I will hear more about the radicals in the democratic party and be treated to more actual radicalism courtesy of the GOP.
Think about it. Bush tortures people, defends it, and tries to change the laws to legitimize it. He outs a CIA officer and then (as Wasp Jerky noted in teh comments) allows a monumental waste of time when they all knew who leaked what to whom. Gutting the environment, putting women and children at risk, making sure the wealthy get more money--all of those are nearly stated goals of the Bush administration and the idiot congressman that populate the GOP.
But what do I hear from my conservative friends? Oh, the liberals might do something bad. Really? You reelect pro-torture people and you are worried that John Kerry might dare to raise your taxes? Or battled global warming? Or dared to suggest that maybe the poor need some assistance and a social safety net?
Ok, enough. I am going to listen to some good music, eat something nice, and have a good beer or two.