Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Michigan's Republican Caucus Plays Follow the Leader

Given recent votes in Congress (or votes not to allow votes), the election last November, and recent polling data, it is clear that Bush's plan to "Stay the Course" -- but with more troops -- is not supported by the majority of Americans.

According to Dan Froomkin and the Washington Post,

* 67% of Americans disapprove of the way Bush is handling Iraq.

* 67% of Americans oppose sending additional troops to Iraq.

* 66% support reducing U.S. military and financial support for the Iraqi government if the Iraqis fail to make progress toward national unity and restoring civil order.

* 64% don't think the war with Iraq was worth fighting.

* 58% want Congress to limit the number of troops available for duty.

* 56 percent feel the U.S. should withdraw its military forces from Iraq in order to avoid further U.S. military casualties, even if that means civil order is not restored there.

Froomkin also reports that "63 percent feel they cannot trust the Bush administration to honestly and accurately report intelligence about possible threats from other countries."

Think about it. More than half of all Americans want Congress to limit the troops available for duty in Iraq and they also think we should withdraw existing troops to avoid further casualties.

TWO THIRDS of all Americans disapprove of sending more troops to Iraq, they disagree with how Bush is handling the war in general, and they are tired of paying for this failed neo-con experiment.

Just under TWO THIRDS of all Americans think it was a mistake to go into Iraq in the first place.

But, when asked to vote on just 2 simple and clear statements, except for Congressman Fred Upton, Michigan's Republican Caucus shamelessly supported Bush.

The two questions were simple:
    Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That--
      (1) Congress and the American people will continue to support and protect the members of the United States Armed Forces who are serving or who have served bravely and honorably in Iraq; and
      (2) Congress disapproves of the decision of President George W. Bush announced on January 10, 2007, to deploy more than 20,000 additional United States combat troops to Iraq.
These Congressional Reps Do Not Support the Troops But They Do Support President Bush:

Monday, February 19, 2007

John McCain -- The "Flexible" Candidate

John McCain was for Roe v. Wade before he was against it.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

MIGOP Support Bush's Escalation of "Stay the Course"

Yes. The strategy is the same -- stay the course -- Bush just wants to put ~22,000 more troops at risk. And Michigan's Republicans in Congress are lining up right behind George Bush.

Yep. Mission Accomplished. SNAFU.

Justice Scalia's Daughter Arrested for DUI

The uber-conservative Justice Antonin Scalia's daughter was arrested for driving under the influence and child endangerment. So much for Scalia's family values.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Why Hasn't the MIGOP Mentioned That One of their Leaders Has Been Indicted for Rape, Kidnapping, and Aggrevated Burglary?

According to WTOL 11 in Toldedo, Ohio, the chairman of Michigan's Young Republicans has been indicted by a grand jury for 17 charges, including rape, kidnapping, and aggrevated burglary.

Michigan's Chief Young Republican raped a woman in Cleveland last year while at a Republican Convention.

Too bad the Republican's didn't build a separate prison for themselves when Engler was Governor of Michigan or Bob Taft was Governor of Ohio -- with all the Republican's going to prison lately they sure could have used one.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Bush Wants to Cut Budget For Social Security But Increase it For Iraq

How is it that the President is telling us that we don't have enough money to be able to fund social security or medicare, but there is enough to fund an escalation in the Iraq War?

Bush has already wasted $344 billion on his pet war in Iraq. Now he wants an additional $100 billion this year and $145 Billion next year. That is a total of $589 Billion.

That is a lot of money.

Meanwhile he wants to cut $70 Billion out of programs for Americans like Social Security and Medicare.

If we left Iraq now couldn't we use that $245 Billion for Social Security and Medicare? Why does George Bush want to cut benefits for Seniors?

Why does George Bush hate America? Why does Bush like Iraq better than America? Could it be that he and his greedy friends at the Grand Oil Party see the oil there as their personal fortune?

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Bush & Cheney Are Lying About the Power of the "Commander In Chief"

According to this insightful essay, Bush and Cheney are lying about the President's role as Commander in Chief.

His role is more like that of a General who has to report to Congress.