Partisan political pukes


    It always happens. We publish a column by someone who expresses a
    point-of-view that runs counter to someone’s political leanings and the
    emails flow over the electronic transom like diarrhea: Most of them
    saying something like “boy, if (insert name of politician here) were President or (insert name of political party here) were running Congress this wouldn’t have happened.”

    That’s the way life is for partisans. They just can’t think outside the political box.

    As
    soon as someone starts a conversation with “I’m a Republican” or “I’m a
    Democrat,” I usually stop listening. If they say “I’m an American,”
    then my ears stay open.
    Trying to reason with partisans is a waste of time.
    They, as a rule, see things from a limited perspective and that
    perspective is seldom their own. It is a party-fed line of bullshit
    tailored by a political hack in Washington whose only goal is further
    the agenda of an organization whose selfish interests only undermine
    the American system of government.

    Democrats blame Republicans for the mess we’re in these days. 
    Republicans blame Democrats. In fact, both sides share the blame and
    neither side presents any real solutions because they can’t get beyond
    their own partisan agendas that are more about control than what’s good
    for the country.

    Republicans are corrupt. So are Democrats.
    Republicans abuse power. So do Democrats. Republicans put their own
    narrow-focus, special-interest fed agenda ahead of the welfare of
    America. Got a newsflash for you. So do Democrats.

    It is not
    one party or another that is destroying America. It’s the political
    system itself – a self-perpetuating monster that feeds on money, lust
    for power and self-interest.  Republicans tolerate a crook like Tom
    DeLay in their midst. Democrats have Corrine Brown.
    Republicans had Duke Cunningham. Democrats had Jim Trafficant. Both
    parties have their crooks, their cheats, their swindlers and their
    con-artists. And both parties try and protect them.

    George W.
    Bush uses the power of the White House to go after his enemies. So did
    Bill Clinton. Abuse of power by a President, Democrat or Republican, is
    nothing new.

    Democrats and Republicans voted to authorize the
    war in Iraq. Democrats now say they were misled by Bush. They were. We
    expect our elected officials to ask the hard questions before voting to
    send young American men and women to die in a war based on lies but the
    sad truth is no one on Capitol Hill – Republican or Democrat – raised a
    serious objection before giving Bush permission to wage war.

    Both Democrats and Republicans voted for the right-robbing USA Patriot
    Act, a single piece of legislation that gutted the Constitution and
    destroyed the American way of life. And Democrats alongside Republicans
    in the Senate this week and voted to reauthorize that act.

    On Meet the Press
    last week, Jane Harman, the ranking Democratic member of the House
    Intelligence Committee, said she and other Democrats supported using
    the National Security Agency to spy on Americans but did not like the
    fact that the President didn’t fully brief Congress about it.

    “I support the program,” she said.  “I’ve never flinched from that.”

    In other words, she and her fellow Democrats are not upset that the
    United States government is using all its technology to eavesdrop on
    Americans.  She’s just mad that she wasn’t in the loop.

    What
    all this tells me is that neither party gives a damn about the
    Constitution or the freedoms that used to define this country.

    It tells me that both have sold out their country in the name of politics.

    It tells me Republicans and Democrats have one thing in common: They are all traitors to the United States of America.