Monday, October 20, 2008

I have a question for my friends in the Christian Right. Did you accomplish what you wanted to in the Bush years? Did they bring about the Millennium? Did they usher in a new religious revival?

If so, congratulations. You have two more months to revel in your Golden Age before Barack Hussein Obama takes power.

If not, why not? What stood in your way? You controlled all three branches of the government for six years. Was it that George Bush was not conservative enough? Too much of a moderate? Remember, after 11 September 2001, he had the good will of the entire world and of about 95% of the population of the country. He had a mandate to do whatever he wanted.

And...this is what you wanted to accomplish? This is the zenith of the Conservative Movement? A country, once a superpower, which you have reduced to a global laughingstock? Its armies tied down in two wars in Asia, imminent economic collapse, nationalization of the banking industry forced upon us? A Department of Justice paralyzed by corruption? Senior administration officials guilty of international war crimes?

I trust that you will excuse us unpatriotic liberals for observing that you don't have any idea how to run a country. Given your record, your qualification to vote should be in question.

And was it worth it? All of the Lee Atwater dirty tricks that you could think up? Particating in the character assassination of a Vietnam veteran? The betrayal of a CIA agent? The deaths of over 3000 American servicemen, and of untold thousands of Iraqis? (I guess it depends on your theology whether their lives count for anything.) Collaborating with dictatorship to have suspect tortured? Allowing the executive branch to illegally imprison American citizens?

You voted for all of this. You endorsed it. You have blood on your hands.

If the electorate were wiser, more educated, and better informed, it would mean the end of the Republican Party. No candidate would again use the term "conservative" to describe himself. Alas, that is not the case.

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