This shall be a fair and balanced rant.
I had Republican leanings once upon a time, but damned if this administration didn’t knock it out of me. Right from the start the lies flowed out of this white house like water through an opening dam. Damage everywhere! Porn bombs (whatever those were) on the computers! Phone lines cut! Damn you Bill Clintonites! Damn you alll toooo hellllll!!!
The GAO investigates, and what do you know. No evidence of any wrongdoing by outgoing Clinton staffers. Down here in Texas we call that kinda thing a LIE.
And oh there are so many more, but let’s just touch on them briefly so I can get back to pretending to work. Some various ridiculous stuff that’s come from the Bush administration or the Republican party in general over the last 5 years or so:
Push polling in southern states asking respondants if they’d be more or less likely to vote for John McCain if they learned he had fathered a black child.
Flyers distributed stating John Kerry wants to ban the Bible and allow same sex marriage.
Iraq has something to do with 9/11.
WMD in Iraq. Yellow cake from Niger. Lies lies lies.
Terry Schiavo is alert and responsive, I saw her on video!
Gay sex? Why don’t we legalize man on dog sex while we’re at it!
Speaking of Rick “Man on Dog” Santorum, not only does he want gay marriage to be illegal, he wants to legislate gay sex out of existance all together. Yes, the man wants the government to be able to stop what’s happening in our bedrooms. This is conservatism?
We’ve become a country that goes to war not because we have to, but because we want to.
This is a very short list; there’s plenty more where it came from, sadly. And this isn’t wacko righty fringe, this is the actual Republican party.
And now the Rove situation. Far be it from me to prejudge an ongoing investigation based on media reports. I’m sure you’ll be happy to answer questions when the investigation is completed.
But screw all that - the guy did it. His lawyer said he did it. I really have a hard time believing that any honorable person can defend this activity. Do you really think this is all partisan trickery? Do you really thing Rove did nothing wrong? Do you really think Valerie Plame was just a chick getting the coffee at CIA HQ? How can anyone possibly defend these ridiculous claims?
For the record, I’m not a Democrat. I’m not really anything. I’m Chris. I’m a progressive Christian that thinks are going way off in the wrong direction in this country. The liberal side of me agrees with the Democrats on a lot of issues. The conservative side of me agress with the Republicans on zero issues. Didn’t they used to be conservative?
So let’s hear it. Tell me what you think of all this. Tell me how you can be an honorable person and be a Republican. Can this party be saved? When I was younger it seemed like we would disagree on plenty of issues, but at the end of the day on both sides of the spectrum were honorable people. Remember how when choosing between Clinton and Bush Sr. we thought we were choosing between the lesser of two evils? Ha! How little we knew what we had coming.