Monday, April 02, 2007

A vacation from politics

The political scene lately has puzzled me. For instance, what is this fuss about 8 prosecutors? I simply can't pick up on the subtleties of this. Bush has the power to ask them to resign. He did. End of story. Obviously there is something here I'm not getting.

And then there's Scooter Libby. He lied to someone about something when there was nothing to lie about. So now he's going to jail. Again, puzzling.

The Dems voting for a bill for money to prosecute the war which they are confident the President will veto. Along with money for spinach farmers, Katrina survivors, the halt, the lame, the blind, the greedy. Why didn't they just stay home and watch their soaps?

Why does everyone have to have health insurance? Or health care? Aren't some of us healthy, or at least not sick? Why is health insurance a must for a 25-year-old man or woman who has never been sick a day in his/her life? Is this the ultimate 21st century accessory? Just asking.

These strange manifestations of politics have always puzzled me. I still haven't figured out why the Republicans broke into Democratic headquarters in the Watergate, back in the day? What were they after, the name of George McGovern's tailor?

All this just seems like someone no rational being would waste one minute of their day on. So I am going to take a vacation from all that and stop straining my brain. Wake me up in '08.

3 comments:

Steve B said...

Good on ya. I've pretty much decided to prop my lawn chair up on the porch, keep a cooler full of cold ones handy, and just laugh, laugh, and occasionally cry as this country gets flushed right down the freakin' crapper.

Sigh.

Anonymous said...

Let me try to explain:

In the case of US Attorneys, their appointments are political, but their behavior as prosecutors must not be political. AG Gonzales attempted to make them political, then lied about it, possibly losing his job as a result of it.

Scooter Libby lied to protect his boss Dick Cheney, who we now know was guilty of outing the identity of a CIA undercover analyst, out of pure anger and vindictiveness against her husband who, it turns out, was telling the truth!

The Dems had a mandate from the 2006 election results combined with the polls to end the Bush Iraq War. They are honorably doing what they can to carry out that commitment. If Bush vetoes the bill, then it is his responsibility if the troops are not funded. "You go to war with the Army you have."

Life insurance, homeowners insurance, health insurance -- what do they all have in common? Insurance then is a shared risk, with all contributing to the pot. Why would anyone wish to deny any other person access to health insurance? Answer: Only the uncaring!

What the Republicans were after in the Watergate were the Dems campaign strategic and tactical plans; so they decided to steal them!

I hope this answers your questions and helps to keep you from burying your head in the sand.

miriam said...

I don't wonder that you are anonymous, anonymous. I believe your head is on slightly sideways. On instance:

No one is denying anyone insurance. Those who wish insurance are not prevented from buying it. Those who cannot afford it are cared for by the state when they become ill. Some people don't want to spend the money for health insurance. They are NOT SICK. They FEEL FINE. They would rather spend their money on beer or concert tickets.

I have a 22-year-old grandson who refuses to purchase health insurance which is offered to him by his employer. Caring or uncaring does not enter into it.

Individuals do have free will.