Sunday, October 05, 2008
This week, in our country, has been more than interesting - it has been filled with portents of things to come - none of them good. While the spin-doctors for various networks lace the news with gloom and doom, the presidential candidates point fingers and try to lay blame on each other - and the country bleeds.
The full impact of the economic collapse hasn't reached Main Street yet. The so-called "bail-out" is nothing more than a clamp on a ruptured artery and will not repair the irreparable. Most people have never experienced the troubles that lie ahead and cannot imagine what life will be like when the bottom falls out.
Billions of dollars are being spent every month to sustain a war in a country that has billions of dollars in surplus. The initial thrust to find Osama Bin Laden has long been forgotten by this administration and Al Qaeda is rebuiling at a rapid pace.
People around the nation are being bankrupted by soaring medical costs and lack of affordable health insurance. Yet, our so-called "leaders" throw euphemistic rhetoric and empty promises at the problem and do nothing to fix it.
The climate crisis is real and our planet is in great peril, yet so-called "leaders" can't agree on the causes of this crisis or whether or not it even exists.
In the last eight years we have witnessed the decimation of America. Now we are left with the rubble. We can vote for more of the same - an extension of Bush policies - in the form of John McCain and his air-headed cheerleader or we can choose Barack Obama and Joe Biden. Yes...it's a crap-shoot in many ways - but...if we have to take the gamble, I'll place my money on the team that is the antithesis of more of the same.
Posted by Nikki at 10/05/2008 12:12:00 PM