Something I didn’t Know About the National Debt

This post was written by marc on July 27, 2004
Posted Under: Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Bill Clinton – in his speech last night told me something I didn’t know. I knew that Bush was stealing our Social Security to fund tax cuts for the rich. But I didn’t know Bush was borrowing money from the Chinese to fund tax cuts for the rich. Who would have ever thought America would see the day when the greatest democracy was funded by borrowing money from the Communists?

Reader Comments

Well, why not? We get everything else from them: toys, clothes, labor, whores, trinkets, deficits…

#1 
Written By charlie chingas on July 27th, 2004 @ 10:53 am

Marc, you do follow a religion and Bill Clinton is your Jesus. You need to separate your emotions from fact, just like most liberals.

Its almost sickening to hear people at the convention goo-goo and ga-ga over another human being the way they do about Bill. Did you see the tears running down their faces, that is unhealthy. These people are supposed to REPRESENT us, not become our Gods.

Here’s the deal, Bill Clinton just like any good crowd hypnotist plays on the emotions of people. He’ll say anything to get the crowd to basically worship his Lordship and feel like the world is going to end tomorrow and their children are going to die if they lose the election-real healthy, huh?

Watch the Republican convention at the end of August and I predict you will see very different kinds of speakers. They will focus on the facts of a safer country and post 9/11 economic recovery-not a plea based on tugging at people’s emotional strings..

#2 
Written By chris on July 28th, 2004 @ 10:58 am

I was very critical of Clinton in the beginning. Had I been old enough to vote in 1992, I would have voted for Ross Perot. Of course I’ve become older and wiser since then, but more importantly Clinton has proven to be a lot more than just another young face blah-blah-blahing about the 21st century. He earned my respect and admiration, one newsclip or newspaper article at a time for eight years and beyond. He has his flaws, sure, and so does the Democratic Party, but in comparison they have come to symbolize some of the best realities America had to offer.

Clinton is no one’s Jebus, but he is one of the best orators of our generation, and its greatest president. Do your own research, compare the numbers. His administration united people, and made them proud to be Americans. It made people believe that the system can work. It moved America forward. After the four years of shame we’ve just lived through, it is no surprise that a lot of people are emotional. We want our America back!

You got it backwards, Chris. The Democratic party is the party that appeals to reason, doesn’t spin the facts, and inspires genuine hope. The Republican party only appeals to fear and greed, and rallies the people who don’t really understand the issues but just want to conform.

Will the Republican speakers be citing the 15 pages of the 9/11 Commission Report that favor them, or the 500 pages that generally don’t? Will they be taking about actual economic statistics, or cropping them to fit their needs, or more likely yet drowning the viewer in cheerful stories of the people who happened to be better off than they were 4 years ago? Will they be embracing all of America, or just their base? Will the delegates be judging Dubya on his individual qualities, or accept him out of unquestionable loyalty to the people who pull his strings and feed his teleprompter? Will they be talking about the “War On Terror” from the point of view of how many people in the world hate America and why, or will they be waving the flag and yelling “We killed a bunch of Arabs! Yay US Army!”? Etc, etc, etc.

The Republican Convention will be an orgy of misdirected patriotism and lies. They will whore the American Flag until it loses all its meaning. I don’t care if they will have more balloons and Bin Ladin’s corpse hanging from the ceiling. I’ve given Bush and the GOP more of a chance to appeal to me than they deserve, and if I had the time I could spend on their convention, I’d rather be protesting it than watching it in hopeless silence. And protest it good people shall, on location and on the Internet. For every lie that will be told, somebody will be Blogging the Truth.

Sadly, an election can be won on false promises and lies. But the Truth will not be bought by moving tax burdens from the rich of the present to all Americans in the future, flashy but simplistic patriotism, or by scaring people into submission. The Truth will outlive the lies, and History will not be kind to the Bush Administration. I believe that maybe many shocking truths about what happened on 9/11 and in Florida are yet to come out. But, regardless of that, I won’t be surprised if the History books of the future, when listing the US presidents, would have many asterisks next to #43, mentioning Al Gore as the genuinely elected POTUS in 2000. And I most definitely won’t be surprised that this Administration, with its corruption and warmongering, will be remembered as a great tragedy that took our nation far backwards. Like the era of the Ku Klux Klan, McCarthyism, and “No Jews or Dogs” signs, which you conservatives so enjoyed. This is because the History doesn’t belong to the dark conservative passions of the under-educated masses, it belongs to the objective, the intelligent, and the liberal!

As the well-known Gandhi quote goes: “Whenever I despair, I remember that the way of truth and love has always won. There may be tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they may seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail. Think of it: always.”

~~Alex~~

#3 
Written By Alex Libman on July 28th, 2004 @ 1:05 pm

Chris, you said:

He’ll say anything to get the crowd to basically worship his Lordship and feel like the world is going to end tomorrow and their children are going to die if they lose the election-real healthy, huh

How is that different from what the neocons are saying, that a vote for Kerry is a vote for terrorism. That a vote for Kerry will endanger this country.

By the looks of your e-mail address, u must be another brainwashed military person, listening to rush on military radio. and before you get all bunched up, i am a former marine, 0311 and served in the gulf war. knowledge is a powerful tool. educate yourself. don’t be a sheep and think for yourself..

#4 
Written By charlie chingas on July 28th, 2004 @ 2:44 pm

Personally I agree with Chris’ assessment of Bill. Sure he’s done some good things for this country, no arguing that. And he’s done somethings to hurt it as well. Some of my friends are reporters and have been in his presence. Mesmerizing seems to be the common word to describe Bill. My old church used to have a pastor that commanded that sort of power as well. Chris, you have to remember Marc’s political position as well as his readers. Only makes sense. Otherwise it looks like Custer’s last stand.
I’m for small government and privatizing and in most circles that would make me a republican… so beit. I enjoy reading Marc’s rants whether I agree or not. He’s definitely amusing.

#5 
Written By kg on August 16th, 2004 @ 8:48 am

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