Friday, July 27, 2007

Partisan Nation

Republican vs. Democrat Protestors

Whose side are you on? You’re either with us or you’re with the terrorists. Terrorists in this case would be the Democrats or the Republicans depending upon which party you are affiliated with.

If you are a Democrat the Republicans are the terrorist and if you are a Republican the Democrats are the terrorist. Why? Because you are an Ultra-Partisan and this is a Partisan Nation. It doesn’t matter who’s to blame for it the reality of it is we are at war with ourselves. A very acrimonious “Uncivil” war if you will.

We are in the midst of a partisan war in our nation’s capitol but unlike the war in Iraq Democrats have no intentions of cutting and running, no, Democrats have launched this war and they are in it to win it!

Leaders are instructing Democratic lawmakers to blitz their states with anti-Bush messages as the Senate gears up for an all-night debate on Iraq withdrawal, according to an internal memo provided to The Politico by a Democratic official.—Mike Allen, The politico

You remember the all night Senate debates which were designed to draw attention to the fact that Democrats wanted troops to withdrawal from Iraq don’t you? Of course you do.

Would it surprise you if I told you that it was a staged political partisan event meant to weaken Republican support for the war in Iraq? Naw you wouldn’t be surprised.

According to the Politico Senator Harry Reid’s office issued the following, “We need every Senator’s help throughout the next two days to amplify our message and highlight Republican obstructionism,” says the memo from the Senate Democratic Communications Center, part of the office of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.). “This is a caucus-wide effort and your help is needed.”

It’s not like the Democrats didn’t employee the same obstructionist methods for twelve years when they were in the minority. In fact they are so successful at it that the 109th Congress was named the “Do nothing Congress.” And guess who named them that? That’s right the Democrats did!

But according to a George Washington University Battleground Poll the American people are tired of all of this partisan wrangling and are growing cynical about government and politicians of both Parties.

U.S. voters are growing cynical about politics as the newly Democratic Congress has been unable to fulfill promises made. Promise which got Democrats elected into the majority of both houses of Congress.

A new direction was promised by Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. But with their highly charged brand of partisan and divisive politics they have not been able to deliver on their promises sadly it has been more of the same strident and off-putting polarization with nothing being accomplished.

In the Battleground Poll 71 percent of those surveyed saying their member of Congress put partisan politics ahead of voters' actual concerns.

93 percent of voters' surveyed said members of Congress put partisan politics first.

A record 70 percent said the country was on the wrong track and the bipartisan poll found that 52 percent of the 1,000 likely voters surveyed disapproved of the job Democrats were doing in Congress this year.

Republicans measured a 61 percent disapproval rating. The same number said they disapproved of President George W. Bush's job performance, though 57 percent said they approved of him as a person.

In electoral matchups Democrats were only supported by 49 percent saying they would vote for the Democratic candidate for president if the election were held today, while 38 percent said they would vote for the Republican candidate.

In congressional races, 47 percent said they would vote for the Democrat, while 40 percent said they would vote for the Republican.

But respondents preferred leading Republican candidate Rudy Giuliani over leading Democrat Hillary Clinton 49 percent to 44 percent. Clinton tied with likely Republican candidate Fred Thompson at 46 percent each.

Democrat Barack Obama fared better against Republicans, beating Giuliani 52 percent to 42 percent and beating Thompson 56 percent to 35 percent.
The survey had a margin of error of 3 percent.

Partisan politics has divided this nation into two polar opposes and depending on which side you vote from determines who you blame for the worst Congressional relations in American history.

This perhaps is the worst Congress ever it is not what the Democrats promised but ironically it is a different direction, a direction that only worsens with every partisan fight.

If only we could replace our troops in Iraq with the representatives in Congress who want to fight Partisan wars.

You think we’d be winning in Iraq then? Pelosi, Reid, Clinton and Murtha want to command the troops from Washington D.C. why don’t they take their fighting acumen to the front lines?

We’d surely win the war then wouldn’t we? Clinton did say she was in it to win it. Just think if that attitude was used deployed when thinking about our troops in Iraq.
Not only would we be able to bring our service people home, we would be able to bring them home victorious!

To bad the furious fighting that has engulfed D.C. can not be transferred to the battle grounds of Iraq along with the slogan, “The United States of America is in it to win it!”

And after we’ve won we bring the boys home victorious!
One thing’s for certain there should be a lot of incumbent Senators and Congresspersons looking for work after 2008 because Americans are tried of nothing but partisanship all of the time.

We didn’t vote anyone into office to make fellow Americans the enemy. And when you target the President and your colleagues from across the aisle that is exactly what you’ve done.

If fighting is what you do best do it on your own time or enlist. We need people who will stop at nothing to win this war. Sounds like a job for our Congressional leaders and a few of the Presidential candidates.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous1:41 AM

    Dear Alaphiah:

    How is it like in Finland? I’ll bet that the Mosquitoes are awful in July when the ice thaws. Have you ridden any reindeer lately?

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    Enough for now.