The Blame Game Works

This post was written by marc on September 15, 2005
Posted Under: Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

People have said that Americans shouldn’t play the “blame game”. President Clinton said that there’s a time to review the failures of the government response but that time isn’t now. I have to strongly disagree with that.

Because the people rose up screaming about what a poor job the government did the politicians are finally getting off their butts and getting the job done. If we weren’t pointing fingers and screaming the evacuees would still be at the astro dome dying for lack of food and water. And if not for the blame game Bush wouldn’t be on TV along with the governors and the mayors trying to get the job done (finally) and at least making promises about what they say they are going to do.

We Americans have to keep the pressure on and keep the blame going. We need to see if Bush is going to follow through. We need to see if they rebuild the levies right. We need to see that the money isn’t stolen by Bush cronies, Oil Companies, and corrupt local officials. The blame game works. It is saving lives and helping people recover. What they call the blame game is what we call holding people accountable and taking responsibility. That’s what we elect them to do and that’s what we pay taxes for and we need to hold their feet to the fire and whip the stupidity out of them until they become the kind of people they represented themselves as when they ran for office. And if we can’t afford to do it right, how are we going to afford to do it over?

Reader Comments

Just wanted to say you’re right, and ask do you think we should really vote for people who want political positions bad enough to run for office?Imean, think about it- a high school popularity contest for control of our lives. They need us to like them, and whether we actually are on the same page as them or not is irrelevant, they say anything to get you to like them. Hell, Nixon was the most popular president ever, and he turned out to be the biggest asshole. Carter said we should look into alternate fuel sources, and he became a one term guy. I think we need to consider who these people are representing, because its not those people in New Orleans. If it had been, there would still be a New orleans Now, but to them the only thing that counts are the dollars you make, not the life you live, the people you love, nor the values you hold dear- but they will use all of those things against you to achieve their objective, which is business oriented, not people oriented.

Written By Davina on September 16th, 2005 @ 11:15 am

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