Message ??


From today’s Chicago Tribune comes this little gem

“What we’ve got right now is a deficiency in our message and a loss of confidence by the American people that we will do what we say we are going to do,” Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.), chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, said in a conference call with reporters.

“Deficiency in our message?” That is some spin. It isn’t a deficiency with the message, it is disgust with lies, the deceit, the saying one thing in public and doing something else when the doors are closed and the cameras turned off.

“Deficiency in our message?” It is people losing their houses or their relatives losing their houses or their neighbor losing their house. It is rising unemployment, it is a sinking middle class, it is gas prices at $4 a gallon and promising to go higher.

“Deficiency in our message?” No, not at all. It is disgust with policies that put 20,000 mercenaries in Iraq that are not answerable to any judicial authority. Mercenaries who can, at will, commit rape and murder. Mercenaries who the State Department keeps giving new contracts to because the military is stretched to thin.

“Deficiency in our message?” A military that is broke. An army that is recruiting gang members, felons who have committed violent crimes, men with steel plates in their heads. This is an army that will take a decade to repair.

“Deficiency in our message?” Gas tax H-O-L-I-D-A-Y ? ? ? Give me a fookin’ break. An eighteen cent savings on a $4 gallon of gas is well under five percent. And where would that 18 cents go. Right into Exxon-Mobil’s pocket.

“Deficiency in our message?” Health care for the rich & well connected. For the rest of us, go to the Emergency Room, if you can find a hospital that still has one open. For profit, pre-existing conditions? I have a fookin’ pre-existing condition. I am alive. I will die someday. I have a right to quality health care, just because I am a human being.

“Deficiency in our message?” NO ! ! It is a deficiency in your product. Your product is more suited for Saudi Arabia or Burma. Your product is one of intimidation and lies, one where the rich and powerful get to keep all the money and the rest of us fight for any crumbs you drop.

Hopefully, and I say hopefully because Bush has been successfully selling fear for eight years, but hopefully, the tattered remnants of this defective and despicable product will be shredded on the first Tuesday in November.

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