Friday, February 27, 2009

Parallel Worlds

Governor Piyush "Bobby" Jindal
(R-Louisiana)

Let me get this straight. I think I'm missing something here. The Republicans have pooh-poohed President Obama's stimulus bill and the other night they pooh-poohed his budget and plans to improve our infrastructure and the housing situation. They said that this was "irresponsible spending" and proof that the Democrats are the "tax and spend party." Our deficit is now over a trillion dollars so, I'm with the Republicans on this... this is not something I want to see but, then again, I have to ask the question of why it's like this. How did all of this happen? I feel like I'm beating a dead horse here.

We know that when George W. Bush entered the White House, our economy was doing pretty good. In fact, we had a surplus. Then came the events of September 11, 2001 and both parties, Republican and Democratic, gave President Bush a blank check to spend as he saw fit to fight "THE WAR ON TERRORISM", which is as vague as Superman saying that he is fighting "THE WAR AGAINST EVIL". It's not structured, has no boundaries, and no perceivable ending.

Can I be real here for a minute? I know I'm going to piss some people off here but, no Republicans and certainly no Democrats said anything to George W. Bush about irresponsible spending during the first three years of that war. Nobody is saying anything about the spending we are still doing in both Iraq and Afghanistan to this day... building roads, bridges, schools, etc. that get blown up by terrorists shortly after they are built and then, rebuilt in a country that has money. I don't hear any hue and cry about that.

President Barack Obama

Yet, here is a president that at least talks about building roads, fixing bridges, building schools, making health care available, and other things here on our soil and people can fix their mouths to say that it's irresponsible spending? Are they serious? I'm willing to say that we wouldn't be in this much red to begin with if not for the irresponsible spending of the previous administration.

Iraq is part of the Muslim world. How come nobody has asked Iran or better yet, Saudi, Arabia to kick in and contribute all of their resources to rebuilding Iraq's infra-structure? I am surprised that not one of these conservative "country first" Republicans have not been screaming about that. The Saudi's have plenty of money to go around... especially, since they've been soaking us with oil prices for years.

I mean, does that make sense to you? What world are these Republicans living in? Am I wrong? Am I looking at it from a simplistic or naive viewpoint? I think there is a parallel world and some people are stuck in it... and, obviously have no clue as to what is going on in this world.

18 comments:

Angel said...

I have no clue either hun, it makes two of us.

Veronica Wright said...

You touched on something that I've ALWAYs wondered...They are sitting here trying to "rescue" people over there while our own people are suffering. The hell with what's going on over there--allies or not, we need to take care of home FIRST!

Somehow America has become the "world police". Too busy saving other folks and throwing them life vests and row boats and all the while, we're circling the drain.

I thought they tell you to secure your OWN life vest before assisting someone with theirs...???? :-( maybe I had it backward.

Toni said...

I am as clueless as you are on that one Keith.

Angie B. said...

They (The Republicans) know what world they are in..they are just in a state of denial.

Sunflower said...

Clean your own house first, I always say.Good Points here Keith.

Lisa said...

They (Republicans) live in their own world..You're right on that Keith.

Vanessa said...

The Conservatives are yelling about the wealthy being taxed..They've been getting tax breaks since the 80's...It's about time they helped out the rest of us.

Halo said...

It doesn't matter what world they are in...It's a new day and a new world now.

Captain Jack said...

Another good post Keith that hits the nail with the hammer.

Political Sean said...

When I get my blog set up,I want you to guest post on it..I'll be in touch Keith.

Jazzy said...

Tell it like it is Brother!

Swaggie said...

Damn Keith, you make it plain don't you? That's why I love this Blog. lolol

Grover Tha Playboy said...

I'm just praying that this stimulus program and the O-man's other programs work and justify his
spending or else...He will never hear the end of it.

Simon Bastion said...

Once Again , you have written an insightful and touching post that is probably what a lot of us were thinking, but couldn't quite put into words.

James Perkins said...

What world are the conservatives living in?? Beats the hell out of me too. Good Post!

TATE2 said...

Man, you aint never lied...Yeah ,the Rethugs (as the Feild Negro calls them)live in a different world..It just aint the one the rest of us live in.

Raven said...

I was ready to give old Bobby a good southern cussin' out when he had the nerve to get on TV and talk about in his state money is given to families to send their kids to private schools...well let's discuss why everyone goes to private school there in the first place...the public school system there is in the crapper!!!! Not once did he mention his home state's public school system. He tap danced around the New Orleans issue...and yes there are still many issues there. Man...let me go somewhere and calm down...

A.Smith said...

Even after having their asses handed to them the GOP still don't get it.

The Dems don't get it either, to be honest with you.

Our political system is still only about winning and doing whatever you have to to win. I'm ready for some politicians who are ready and willing to get elected, and do what's right whether that means re-election or not...




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