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Bernie Sanders, my favorite Senator, says what I’ve been thinking, but didn’t know how to put into words.

Bush’s ‘disastrous blunder’ created Islamic State

Warning, link is to the RW Moonie Times. Most of the story is below if you don’t want to give them click-throughs.

“We are here today because of the disastrous blunder of the Bush-Cheney era, which got us into this war in Iraq in the first place, which then developed the can of worms that we’re trying to deal with right now.”

Mr. Sanders expressed his concern about the possibility of getting dragged into “perpetual warfare.”

“We have been at war for 12 years; we have spent trillions of dollars. I’m chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. We have 500,000 men and women who have come home with PTSD and TBI [traumatic brain injuries]. What I do not want, and what I fear very much, is the United States getting sucked into a quagmire and being involved in perpetual warfare year after year after year. That is my fear,” he said.”

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Nothing in the past few decades has eroded America’s credibility, its standing in the world, its capacity to go to war, like the war in Iraq. We expended billions upon billions of dollars and thousands of human lives in pursuit of showing off how tough we were, and the result was a disaster.

In the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign, candidates Representatives Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich, then-Senator Barack Obama (Now President of the United States), Senators Chris Dodd, Hillary Clinton and Mike Gravel were some of the most outspoken critics of the Iraq War. Other than the Pauls, who are right about this like a stopped clock (and wrong about pretty much everything else), and are libertarians, not Republicans, has any Republican ever expressed regret for support Bush and Cheney’s illegal war of aggression? That slimy little weasel Lindsey Graham and John “bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iraq” McCain (or is that John “stupid enough to pick Sara Freakin’ Palin as his running mate” McCain) are saying Putin’s doing his thing because “Obama’s too soft” on … something. Foreign policy, maybe? Whatever, as long as the certifiably insane GOP/Teabagger party isn’t to blame. For a situation that we have no control over…

Keeping Republicans out of the White House, permanently, really does matter.

But frankly, their “base” is so bug-fuck nuts, now, that anyone who could win a TeabaggerOP primary couldn’t win a general election, so we got that going for us, which is nice.

I think about McCain/Palin finishing their second term, and Palin being in line to be the next POTUS and my mind wobbles…

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…I’m not absolutely convinced that the majority of Americans are too stupid to walk and breathe at the same time.

The public still blames Bush.

Nearly five years after George W. Bush left office, half the public still blames the former president for the nation’s economic woes, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll released this week. The survey comes as Republicans have continued to keep the 43rd president at arm’s length.

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That’s all over the news. I’m not telling you guys anything.

But check this out: Dick Cheney Didn’t Regret His Vote Against Freeing Nelson Mandela, Maintained He Was A ‘Terrorist’

Just sorta explains everything about the Bush years, I think. The guy with his hand up Bush’s ass, pulling his strings, starting wars all over the fucking place thought that Nelson Mandela was a fucking terrorist?

Lest it be overlooked, I’m not the only one who thinks that Mandela was an amazing, heroic man, more along the lines of Ghandi than bin Laden. May he rest in peace, and my deepest sympathies to/empathy for his family.

But I’m never going to forget how bad the Bush/Cheney years actually were (or who the terrorists are, and continue to be, US.)

Or that Republicans have been consistent in their assholery for decades, all of my life, since SS first passed, in fact. People who vote for them should be shamed.

President Ronald Reagan was among those most opposed to the bill

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Louie Gohmert

Dumbest woman?

Michele Bachmann

Any other nominees?

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Obama is NOT “just like Bush”. Junior is in a class by himself. Worst.President.Ever.

The Deafness Before the Storm

I remember his first few months. He wanted to build star wars (to enrich his Daddy via the Carlyle Group). He paid NO attention to terrorism, bin Laden, Richard Clark…

The bumbling, incompetent fool nearly wrecked this country, and the world economy. Repeal everything that passed while he was POTUS, starting with the tax giveaway to the wealthy.

How anyone can vote for a Republican, again, after the Bush years is completely beyond me. When someone tells me they’re considering voting for a Republican I lose respect for them, instantly. The GOP has gone completely insane.

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IMO, the Democratic party is not perfect. I don’t defend everything Barack Obama does. I don’t defend everything that ANY member of the Democratic party does.

Again, IMO, the only perfect candidate is me. IMO.

But the GOP is perfectly evil.

Do away with SS? Check.

Do away with medicare? Check.

Take our retirement accounts? Check.

Take our pensions? Check.

Declare this to be a “christian” nation, in defiance of the constitution and everything that’s holy? Check.

Deny voting rights? Check.

Gawd, the list goes on. Do I really have to?

Fuck the environment? Check.

A woman’s right to a legal medical procedure? Check.

Tax cuts for people making more than $250K/year matter more than middle class tax cuts? Check.

It just goes on and on. The GOP is in full-on assault mode against “us”.

The Democratic party isn’t perfect. Give me a green party or progressive party who can defeat the GOP candidate (who is ALWAYS well-funded by some rich fucker). I’ll vote for them.

But I’ll ALWAYS vote to defeat the GOP.

And I ALWAYS vote.

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OK, I’ve got to come clean.

I’m voting for Obama in November. I’ll donate as much money as I can. I’ll do phone-banking for him, and anything else I can do.

I also believe that Presidents need the ability to make snap decisions.

So and so: “I will fuck you up, America.”

CIA: “We’ve got so and so in our sights. Shall we take him out?”

POTUS: “Yes.” (Or no.)

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Not any more.

I blame Nixon’s “southern strategy” (is there anything dumber than a southern redneck? Maybe a tree stump. A southern redneck’s last words; “Hey, ya’all, watch THIS!”), Reagan’s union busting, Alzheimer’s having ass, and the fucktards who want his wrinkly, stupid face carved on Mt. Rushmore. More recently, I blame the teabaggers. And Frank Luntz. Fuck Frank Luntz and his marketing FOR the wealthy to convince the poor to vote for people who are ACTIVELY working to make life in America more miserable for 98% of us.

Nowadays, “American exceptionalism” seems to revolve around hating Mexicans, Muslims, the poor, and the sick. More often than not, “in the name of Jesus!”

It’s not a pretty sight.

The fall of Rome ain’t got nothing on what we’re doing to ourselves.

I’d be hard-pressed to think of anything dumber than “austerity” and “we need to cut spending”, right now.

Timidity at a time when we need to do great things. What a waste.

Gawd, what I’d give to make stupidity illegal.

One more time, teabaggers are stupid hicks who have no idea what “democracy” or “constitution” or even “America” means. Teabaggers are stupid fuckers who deserve no respect. Spit on them. Throw bricks at them. Piss on them.

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We’ve just come through “the Great Recession”, the longest, deepest economic downturn since the Great Depression. Two groups hit especially hard; recent college grads and people in their 50s. Those lovely corporations, rumored by Reaganites and retards to be breathlessly awaiting more favorable regulations before they’ll unleash the TRILLIONS of dollars they’re currently sheltering overseas, brutally (and most likely illegally) purged workers in their 50s from the ranks of the employed to, among other things, keep the cost of their group health insurance plans lower. Many of these not-quite-senior citizens will never work again, or if they do the salaries they’ll make will be a small fraction of what they made before. Oh, and just to add an additional measure of cruelty, after paying their health insurance bills every month while they were young and healthy, they no longer have access to that employer-based health insurance plane.

So now, when a “loophole” is found that gives these people, “millions of middle class people” access to medicaid, it’s seen as a “problem” that needs to be “fixed” ASAP?

We’ve become a brutal country with a hateful bigotry towards average middle-class people in their 50s. “Changes to medicare won’t affect anyone under 54″ my ass. I’m 54. I’ve paid into medicare my entire life. Now you want to break the contract with me and you expect to pay nothing for doing it? AND, if a “loophole” is found that gives me access to medicaid if I need it, you “need” to close it, ASAP? Fuck that!

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