Monday, October 03, 2005

 

Bush and the Democrats Will Go Down As Failures

You read it here last. George W. Bush's presidency will go down as a failure. During his second term, Bush's presidency has failed at almost every opportunity to succeed.

The "War on Terror" is a really bad joke. No matter what you think of the war in Iraq, the failure to secure our own borders in any fashion leaves us open to a terrorist attack at the whim of the terrorists. More illegal aliens are entering our country than ever before. The everyday Mexicans and other such Hispanics pose little threat to our national security. But terrorists can enter our country in the same manner.

The Bush administration maintains that all is well in Iraq. That everything is on schedule. Considering the level of insurgent activity in Iraq, my Vietnam days cynicism comes back to life. I'll believe it when I see it. But Cindy Sheehan is still a kook.

Bush's latest nominations, Julie Myers to the Department of Homeland Security and Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court, smack of old fashion cronyism from the old days of patronage. Both nominees seem to be minimally qualified for the positions nominated for but have close ties to the president. I am a pretty good programmer but I realize that it would be easy to get in way over my head of I move to an area of programming with which I have little familiarity.

Additionally, Bush and his fellow Republicans in Congress have seen fit to further run amok with Federal spending increasing the deficit by huge amounts. The list of mis-steps and wrong moves grows daily.

Meanwhile, the Democrats show no sign of being able to lead this country out of this morass. Screams about imagined racism, how important it is for women to be able to kill their unborn children, and accusations of fascism if you don't support gay marriage echo throughout the land. Many of the more radical Democrats seem more interested in the fate of Muslim terrorists than in that of their own country men.

In this sadly comical scenario it fits that the phrase that most completely describes our circumstances was originated by a cartoonist, Walt Kelly, the creator of the "Pogo" comic strip, - "We Have Met The Enemy and He Is Us."

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