I can’t wait until Noon on January 20th, 2009, when Bush and Cheney head off to retirement. I won’t miss that smirk.
I’ve had a quiet few weeks and have not posted much since the election. I needed to take a break, sit back and observe the political world while I attended to some business matters.
If you’re like me, you probably wish the Bush-Cheney team had stepped aside back before Thanksgiving, yielding to the Obama-Biden team. While there is still the vacuum of leadership from Bush, he’s apparently been busy looking for ways to erode environmental and labor protections.
What am I excited about?
- The incoming Obama-Biden team replacing Bush-Cheney
- Our troops get a new Commander in Chief
- The new cabinet is getting praise from Republicans and Democrats alike
- Colin Powell’s candor just before the election
- A really smart, capable guy is going to be President in 20 days
- The Iraqi government has expressed the intent to get our troops out just as Barack Obama had suggested for months
- That the McCain-Palin ticket didn’t prevail in the last election
- Al Franken becoming a U.S. Senator for the state of Minnesota
What irritates me?
- Bush and Cheney will likely get away with war crimes
- That the Bush administration was able to undermine our Constitution, our economy, our environment, our regulatory processes, our standing in the world, and will face no consequences
- There’s no accountability for Paulson and Bernake
- I don’t know if any of the $350 billion Paulson has spent is yielding or will yield economic benefits–can anyone explain this to me?
- That Paulson and Bernake made a case for the urgent need to buy up “toxic mortgage debt” to get the economy moving and then bought none
- Why we’re focused on what little bailout money the U.S. auto industry is receiving ($17 billion) yet we aren’t keeping our eyes on the Wall Street bailout which continues to move along under “cover of darkness”
- AIG’s bailout money has quietly increased from $80 billion to over $125 billion–how come?
- How the SEC–after being tipped off about a scam Bernie Madoff was perpetrating on investors–looked the other way and how this negligence has a price tag of $50 billion. Madoff is spending his days/nights in his luxurious New York apartment while his victims spend their days living with untold anguish.
- The arrogance of Bush, Cheney, Ted Stevens, Norm Coleman and Blagojevich
What do you think?
Happy New Year!! Democrat Dave