Wednesday, September 16, 2009
The hypocrisy of both the Left AND the Right is in full swing.
"1,000 page bills are being rammed through Congress that no one has read! They include 300 page amendments added at the last minute!" says the Left to the Right during the Bush 43 reign and following the passage of the Patriot Act. "1,000-page bills are being rammed through Congress that no one has read! They include 300 page amendments added at the last minute!" says the Right to the Left in 2009 following the passage of Cap-And-Trade through the House.
Bush 41 gives a School Speech in 1991 and the Left is furious! Obama gives a School Speech in 2009 and the Right is furious!
The Democrats heckle Bush 43 at his State of the Union speech in 2005, and the Right is furious! A Republican heckles Obama at his State of the Union speech in 2009, and the Left is furious!
The Left are furious about torture at Gitmo. Yet, very little is now said about Bagram being the new Gitmo.
The Left during Bush 43 back Cindy Sheehan and say "No More WARS!". When Obama becomes President, Cindy Sheehan is discarded to the side and those on the left are now saying "we need to be in Afghanistan!".
The Right in 1996 say "We need to reduce the size of Government". Then they go out and double the size of the Department of Education!
"Why do the Democrats hate America?" says the Right to the Left in 2004 after the Left criticizes Bush 43. "Why do the Republicans hate America?" says the Left to the Right in 2009 after the Right criticizes Obama.
Both sides are being hypocrites. But both sides are being plucked like the strings of a guitar via soundbites from the Mainstream Media Shills (O'Reilly, Matthews, Hannity, Schultz, etc.) and are too busy sniping at each other while the Corporations/Special Interests/Bankers that OWN the Mainstream Media (pot stirrers extraordinaire!) and virtually all of the Congressmen/women and Senators are laughing hysterically because the status quo never changes from one administration to the next. No REAL fundamental change is occuring in this country!
Ron Paul vs. Dennis Kucinich for the Presidency in 2012 would represent the first true "We The People" election in decades! Regardless of how one feels about either of the two candidates, very few people doubt that both are speaking truth to power and that both represent real fundamental changes in our country. So the question I have becomes: Does America really want change? Or do we want a mild tweaking of the status quo every four years? I, for one, am SICK of anything resembling the status quo. I close this post with a photoshop of the last 4 U.S. Presidents morphed together into one (Bush 41, Clinton, Bush 43, Obama). Nothing truly significant really changes from one administration to the next. It's time the American people woke up and realized this.