Friday, August 3, 2007

Congress Takes a Break... or will they?

Given the recent Gonzales hearings and the Larry King Lovefest with Dick Cheney this week, I thought I had heard all the garbage that was going to be thrown out at the public. Well I was wrong!

George Bush is whining and stomping his feet in front of the podium like a little boy that just can't take No for an answer. He is all upset about his illegal eavesdropping program being held up by Congress. He claims that it's vital we get this passed to protect the United States from imminent attack. Whereas the Congress is trying to balance what is legal under the Constitution and what is totally whacked! I mean, give me a break, good ole boy Alberto is going to be put in charge of determining what is legal to eavesdrop on? Come on George! The man is under investigation for lying to Congress at the moment and will likely come under impeachment hearings any week now. Do you really expect Congress to let him manage anything more than validating White House parking vouchers? The man should have been taken out and shot back when he tried to make torture a legal method of interrogation. Good Lord!

So instead of trying to obtain some respectable agreement with those people in Congress, George starts taking the hardball route and complaining to the public that we are left unprotected. Nice way to play nice in the sand pile, George. Seems like someone needs a timeout or at least a lesson in negotiating. I guess I shouldn't expect much since he doesn't understand our form of government since he lost his vice president to the Legislative branch. Seems they are paying him anyways. Shouldn't they be able to fire him? Wishful thinking....

Well since George can't Veto legislation that hasn't reached an agreement yet, he is threatening to call Congress back into session if they adjorn for the summer month long break. Okay George, that will REALLY get them to agree with anything you ask... right. You will be lucky to get enough funds from Congress to pay off your White House gardener. Better get used to watering those roses out back yourself!

If you look at the situation at this moment. We have been breaking the law since 2002 on the eavesdropping program. That is approximately five years of improper use of our communications systems by the NSA and the White House. Have they really stopped anything during those five years? Hmmm... nothing groundbreaking. I don't think we should be so quick to rubber stamp another six months or more of this Bush league wiretapping until we determine what is legal and what isn't. Also, we should have ALL the checks and balances in place. I mean, five years is enough time to be able to determine the value of a program and to have at least an IDEA of what is needed and what is just too damn sensitive to listen in on. So Mr. Bush, take a valium and wait for the Congress to come up with a policy to cover this program. It's called Democracy, George. Get used to it.

Telling it from my persepective,
Wynter Dragon

If you have a point of your own, please feel free to comment. But please let's keep this to the point and without a lot of rhetoric. Thanks!


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