Thursday, May 10, 2007

Republican Rift?

Yesterday, as reported by Tim Russert, eleven Republicans met with Mr. Bush to tell him, among other things that, "The word about the war and its progress cannot come from the White House or even you, Mr. President. There's no longer any credibility. It has to come from General Petraeus."

No longer any credibility in the Whitehouse – words that many of us have been shouting from the rooftops for several years with no apparent effect, but pretty powerful when they come from Mr. Bush’s own party. I wish they had come because the party had come to realize that they should be dealing more openly and honestly with the American public and that they had seen the light regarding the offenses committed by the Commander-in-Thief, but, no. The public breakdown of the Republican support for the BushCo position on Iraq has begun only because the mortar of loyalty has begun to crack under the hot light of realism that impending elections tend to cast our political parties.

Led to the Whitehouse by Mr. Boehner, the junior congressmen were simply making sure that their constituents would see that they were not aligned with BushCo so that, when the ballots hit the polling places in 2008, the citizenry might still feel like voting their traditional straight ticket instead of throwing the bums out for supporting this fiasco from day one.

These may be tangled webs we weave, but they aren’t very thick. In my estimation very few Senators and Congressfolk have earned the right to retain office next time around. If they aren’t smart enough to have seen all along that this emperor had no clothes, I don’t want them tailoring laws on my behalf.

Lord bring us some candidates who will speak and act on sensible truths and deliver us from the axis of weasels. Amen.

Be the change you wish to see in the world. – M. K. Gandhi

Individually we have little voice. Collectively we cannot be ignored. But
in silence we surrender our power. Yours in Peace - BR

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