Alright, I've had enough!
What I'm seeing here is a group of people who are so upset over losing the election that they will resort to whatever level of name calling to insult the current occupant of the White House. Everything this President does is seen as another symptom of his failure. Characteristics that you were willing to overlook in the previous occupant are somehow egregious in the character of this one.
We're supposed to believe that his pronunciation of the word 'nuclear' is somehow worse than the same pronunciation when used by at least three of his predecessors.
We're supposed to believe that his lowering of taxes on the wealthy is worse than President Clinton's lowering of taxes on the wealthy (repeal of the 'luxury tax', March 1993)
We're supposed to believe that his breaking of a campaign promise (prescription drug benefit) is worse than President Clinton's breaking of a campaign promise (middle class tax cuts). In fact, President Bush has delivered a prescription drug benefit, just apparently not the
prescription drug benefit everyone hoped for.
We're supposed to believe that President Bush's failed nomination of Harriet Myers is somehow worse than President Clintons failed nomimations of Zoe Baird, Kimba Wood, et. al.
We're supposed to believe that President Bush's warrantless searches are worse than President Clinton's warrantless searches (Aldrich Ames). And that his violation of civil rights are worse than President Clinton's violation of civil rights up to including murder-by-proxy (Ruby Ridge, Waco, TX)
We're supposed to believe that his getting us into war in Iraq because of violations of UN resolutions is worse than President Clinton's allowing Iraq to violate those resolutions in the first place.
We're supposed to believe that this President's secrecy is somehow worse than President Clinton's secrecy (Health Care Task Force, Whitewater Billing Records, Executive Priveledge).
What I see is a very selective indignation, or a very selective memory on the part of those who would let their hatred for a man stand in the way of respect for their country. The newspapers will spend weeks telling us that the President lied to us, and then poll the people who, not surprisingly, overwhelmingly agree that the President lied to us.
If you've got something impeachable, then bring it on! Don't blame the Democrats for not acting, if you've got evidence that actual, provable offenses have occured, you have a duty and an obligation to deliver them to Congress so that they may begin proceedings to remove this President from office. The fact is, this President will be tried in the press because that's the only place the case won't be laughed out of court.
Now, I've gone and gotten political, even though I gave it up for Lent. It's time to go to confession.
Oh, and one more thing, since I have to go to confession anyway: You compain that this President won't apologize for things you think he has done wrong. I think that's admirable. The Previous President was apparently willing to apologize for everything (Monica Lewinsky, Bombing of the Chinese Embassy), even things that were beyond his power (Slavery). In fact, the bombing of the Chinese Embassy was probably one of the few things done right, since technology from a stealth fighter shot down a few weeks earlier had probably found their way into that embassy, ready to ship to the Chinese government).
<small>[ 03-21-2006, 08:21 PM: Message edited by: Shapley ]</small>