Message to the Tea Party: -- What took you so long to get angry?
You didn't get mad when the Supreme Court stopped a legal recount and appointed a President. You didn't get mad when Cheney allowed Energy company officials to dictate energy policy and push us to invade Iraq. You didn't get mad when a covert CIA operative got outed. You didn't get mad when the Patriot Act got passed. You didn't get mad when we illegally invaded a country that posed no threat to us. You didn't get mad when we spent over $800 billion (and counting) on said illegal war. You didn't get mad when Bush borrowed more money from foreign sources than the previous 42 Presidents combined. You didn't get mad when over 10 billion dollars in cash just disappeared in Iraq. You didn't get mad when you found out we were torturing people. You didn't get mad when Bush embraced trade and outsourcing policies that shipped 6 million American jobs out of the country. You didn't get mad when the government was illegally wiretapping Americans. You didn't get mad when we didn't catch Bin Laden. You didn't get mad when Bush rang up 10 trillion dollars in combined budget and current account deficits. You didn't get mad when you saw the horrible conditions at Walter Reed. You didn't get mad when we let a major US city, New Orleans, drown. You didn't get mad when we gave people who had more money than they could spend, the filthy rich, over a trillion dollars in taxbreaks. You didn't get mad with the worst 8 years of job creations in several decades. You didn't get mad when over 200,000 US citizens lost their lives because they had no health insurance. You didn't get mad when lack of oversight and regulations from the Bush Administration caused US citizens to lose 12 trillion dollars in investments, retirement, and home values.
No . . . You finally got mad when a black man was elected President and decided that the people of America deserved the right to see a doctor if they are sick.
Illegal wars, lies, corruption, torture, job losses by the millions, stealing your tax dollars to make the rich richer, and the worst economic disaster since 1929 are all okay with you, but helping fellow Americans who are sick . . . Oh, Hell No!!
Just a little bit of that darn thing called "History". It's a bugger if you pay attention to it.
And I'm so tired of that daft idiot Sarah Palin.
She should really be working at Walmart as a greeter. Or reviewing cosmetics for the Home Shopping Network. OR, just looking for shiny objects.
*** Special thanks to Claud for the "Message To The Tea Party" contribution. *** Jesus Christ And His Tennis Shoes *** The Health Care Criminals *** Criminal Sabotage ************************************
Bush: Waterboarding Was Legal "Because the Lawyer Said It Was"
(So, it's "legal" even though it goes against the Geneva Convention and the 8th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.)
And in his first major interview since leaving office, former President George Bush has defended the Iraq invasion and admitted he approved the waterboarding of prisoners. Bush spoke to NBC as part of a promotional campaign around his memoir Decision Points, which hits bookstores today. Part of last night’s interview with NBC’s Matt Lauer focused on waterboarding.
Matt Lauer: "Why is waterboarding legal, in your opinion?"
President Bush: "Because the lawyer said it was legal, said it did not fall within the Anti-Torture Act. I’m not a lawyer. And—but you got to trust the judgment of people around you. And I do."
Lauer: "You say it’s legal, and the lawyers told me."
Bush: "Yeah... First of all, we used this technique on three people. Captured a lot of people and used it on three. We gained valuable information to protect the country, and it was the right thing to do, as far as I’m concerned."
Lauer: "So, if it’s legal, President Bush, then if an American is taken into custody in a foreign country, not necessarily a uniformed American"—
Bush: "Look, I’m not going to debate the issue, Matt. I really"—
Lauer: "I’m just asking. Would it be OK for a foreign country to waterboard an American citizen?"
Bush: "It’s—all I ask is that people read the book. And they can reach the same conclusion if they would have made the same decision I made or not."
Lauer: "You’d make the same decision again today?"
Bush: "Yeah, I would."
NBC’s Matt Lauer also asked President Bush about Hurricane Katrina.
Lauer: "About a week after the storm hit, NBC aired a telethon."
Lauer: "Asking for help for the victims of Katrina. We had celebrities coming in to ask for money, and I remember it vividly because I hosted it. And at one part of the evening, I introduced Kanye West. Were you watching?"
Lauer: "Do you remember what he said?"
Bush: "Yes, I do."
Kanye West: "George Bush doesn’t care about black people."
Bush: "Called me a racist."
Lauer: "Well, what he said was, 'George Bush doesn't care about black people.’"
Bush: "That’s [inaudible] ’he’s a racist.’ I didn’t appreciate it then. I don’t appreciate it now. It’s one thing to say, you know, 'I don't appreciate the way he’s handled his business.’ It’s another thing to say, 'this man's a racist.’ I resent it. It’s not true. And it was one of the most disgusting moments of my presidency."
Lauer: "This from the book: 'I faced a lot of criticism as president. I didn't like hearing people claim that I lied about Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction or cut taxes to benefit the rich. But the suggestion that I was racist because of the response to Katrina represented an all-time low.’"
Bush: "Yeah, still feel that way as you read those words. Felt them when I heard them. Felt them when I wrote them. And I felt them when I’m listening to them."
Lauer: "You say you told Laura at the time it was the worst moment of your presidency."
Lauer: "I wonder if some people are going to read that, and they might give you some heat for that. And the reason is this."
Bush: "I don’t care."
Lauer: "Well, here’s the reason. You’re not saying that the worst moment in your presidency was watching the misery in Louisiana. You’re saying it was when someone insulted you because of that."
Bush: "No. And I also make it clear that the misery in Louisiana affected me deeply, as well. There’s a lot of tough moments in the book, and it is a disgusting moment, pure and simple."
President Bush speaking last night on NBC. In his new memoir, Bush also writes that he was "shocked" when he discovered Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction. He writes, "No one was more shocked or angry than I was when we didn’t find the weapons. I had a sickening feeling every time I thought about it. I still do." (source)
I can't believe he was OUR PRESIDENT FOR EIGHT YEARS...
Is EVERYONE FUCKING CRAZY???
LOOK at those headlines: "GEORGE W. BUSH AND KANYE WEST MAKE PEACE"
IS EVERYONE RETARDED??
Don't answer that.
I feel like I'm in the fucking matrix.
And let's not forget what the former President's Mother, and former First Lady said about the displacement of victims from Hurricane Katrina, "What I'm hearing, which is sort of scary, is they all want to stay in Texas," Barbara Bush said in an interview on Monday with the radio program "Marketplace." "Everyone is so overwhelmed by the hospitality."
"And so many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivileged anyway," she said, "so this is working very well for them." (The New York Times)
What a gem...
Spoiled assholes too far removed from reality...
But somehow, by some cruel fate, they were closer than the latest batch...
*** Waterboarding: A Tortured History Where the U.S. actually prosecuted Japanese soldiers after WWII for waterboarding and court-martialed a U.S. Soldier for committing the torture during Vietnam.
Besides George W. being a total moron, he's a war criminal. Not to mention, he totally fucked up my ride...
This shit is actually comical. It's literally ludicrous. And I'd be laughing if so many of these retards weren't going to Congress.
Thank you for this contribution, Fred. I'll never forget where they "stand".
Or who they're standing on...
And just in case you forgot, the justices who ruled in favor to reject corporate spending limits in our elections under the guise of "freedom of speech", were all conservative judges... appointed by Republican Presidents. Justices, 5-4, Reject Corporate Spending Limit
Corporations and Big Banks are now allowed UNLIMITED spending to influence political elections. Petition: Stand With Me Against Pay-to-Play Electioneering (From my badass boyfriend, Senator Sherrod Brown)
Wow. What a "patriot"... That spineless FUCK stepped on her head.
Rand Paul actually fell short of denouncing the attack.
If you're so inclined, please SIGN THE STATEMENT: "Republican politicians like Rand Paul must unequivocally denounce Tea Party violence. Blaming 'both sides' or otherwise ignoring the problem will feed more Tea Party violence."
Silence is compliance.