Tuesday, January 23, 2007
On Bush: 'We will be showing him the way'
Regarding the economic imbalance in our country, I am reminded of the situation President Theodore Roosevelt faced in the early days of the 20th century. America was then, as now, drifting apart along class lines. The so-called robber barons were unapologetically raking in a huge percentage of the national wealth. The dispossessed workers at the bottom were threatening revolt.
Roosevelt spoke strongly against these divisions. He told his fellow Republicans that they must set themselves "as resolutely against improper corporate influence on the one hand as against demagogy and mob rule on the other." And he did something about it.
As I look at Iraq, I recall the words of former general and soon-to-be President Dwight Eisenhower during the dark days of the Korean War, which had fallen into a bloody stalemate. "When comes the end?" asked the General who had commanded our forces in Europe during World War Two. And as soon as he became President, he brought the Korean War to an end.
These Presidents took the right kind of action, for the benefit of the American people and for the health of our relations around the world. Tonight we are calling on this President to take similar action, in both areas. If he does, we will join him. If he does not, we will be showing him the way.
-- from Democratic Response of Senator Jim Webb
To the President's State of the Union Address
Read it all, from Daily Kos.
Hell, this ole boy has been shown the way; had it mapped out for him;
given volumes of advice as to where the way is, and still can't find it.
Do they not say in Texas that you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink?
Even his Mamma can't even get his attention now. He is blinded by the light that he believes is Jesus leading him to victory, when in actuality it is Cheney spot-lighting him for the shot.
Citizens, man the barricades!
I find it amusing that the way that is being shown offers only devastaing defeat for America...and extreme danger for America's troops!
And Daddio, if you think Webb is a "leftie", then you ain't been paying attention. Maybe you'd find a little research useful. Like the fact that the guy is a former Republican and left the party because it has been taken over by non-thinkers and right wing nutjobs. Like the fact that he is a highly decorated war veteran. Like the fact that the guy has waaaaay more military experience than the current Deceiver-in-Chief. Like the fact that his son is one of those troops that you are accusing him of placing in danger.
Or was is your problem with his response to the SOTU just a knee-jerk reaction?
Inquiring minds want to know.
Daddio is not a real person. He is a computer-generated blogdrone produced in an ag lab at Arkansas State University for it's psych. department. Specifically, he has been dispatched to constantly demonstrate Maslow 1.1 and 1.2.