Kabul, Afghanistan—photo: National Geographic
Told you so! I/we told you he had no backbone – all those votes “present.” I/we told you he wasn’t a “liberal.” You fools! Not only were you foolish, but self-righteously so, attacking anyone who tried to even bring to light his true self: an opportunist, who stepped on the heads of those who helped him up into power. Hey! all you progressives: which group agrees with Obama’s war policy now, but thinks it should be bigger? The Republicans. What does that tell you? Fools@!@
I called the offices of my Congress people, the bastions of “liberality”: Chuck Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Carolyn Maloney. Did you call yours? CALL!!! Register your voice. Oh, so now moveon.org (of which I was an original member in Berkeley, CA) is talking about their members’ disagreement with Obama, noting, “but they still like the President.” Sure, likability has never been his problem–got him elected, after all. Next, I’m calling the White House. After all, they certainly all contact me to make sure I know what they’re doing and ask for contributions.
Repeating what I said yesterday, I stated simply,
I’m a constituent and want to register my opinion.
- Out of Iraq (We’re still there, right? Funny, it’s fallen off the radar.)
- Out of Afghanistan (I could give a flying flip about it, and vice versa.)
- Start talking about jobs instead of health care (Sorry, I know it’s important, but I haven’t had health care for a long time. I need work more than I need health care.)
- I can’t find work and always have been able to do so in the past.
- Today I applied for Food Stamps. Thank God and I’m grateful that “The State” is here for me. However, it’s demoralizing. I was on Food Stamps in 1969 briefly as a fourth-year college student dropout, and again as a newly divorced single mom of three children. It’s never been this bad, for me anyway.
We expect that of “our” elected Democratic Party: to fulfill its stated promises to end “the war” and promote jobs for US citizens. I repeat: promote jobs in the USA. The war economy is a bad jobs program.
By the way, who’s going to pay for this war? We do not have programs to boost the job market, and people are without the most basic societal needs: jobs, housing, food, healthcare, education. State budgets are being slashed. Who’s going to pay? Oh, right, “the rich.” Know any “rich people”? I’m sure they can’t wait to foot the bill.
Lastly, it sure makes a lot of sense when we have the worst economy in thirty years to go broke in Afghanistan. How did that work out for Russia, again? Oh, right. I guess because Obama spent a whole three weeks deliberating what to do that we should feel sorry for him or agree because he’s put in the time which equates to that he knows what the the hell he’s doing. So . . . we’re supposed to use our lives and treasure for something that will never be completed? Then, why begin?
CALL CONGRESS!!! They’re debating it. Tell ‘em what for!!!