Breaking ranks

Posted: 11/04/2006 by Floyd in Labels:

The political battle rages still as the G.O.P struggles to hang onto power and maintain the status quo of cutting the rich oil companies big breaks, the thought of their losing this battle to continue their big government approach and run away spending. The thought of a loss of power just seems so odd to them and the American people are starting to hold them accountable for their actions, I mean someone has to be and they happen to be the one's who are in power, but if we really look at the situation the American people are in power and when you get enough of the people upset the votes start to add up and rhetoric means nothing.
The Army Times is scheduled to run a blistering editorial calling for the ousting of Donald Rumsfeld who just recently was buoyed up by the President who asserted his intention of keeping Rumsfeld and Cheney in their currant positions during the last years of his presidency. Here is an excerpt of the article;
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has lost credibility with the uniformed leadership, with the troops, with Congress and with the public at large.
In the move to keep Rumsfeld and Cheney, the President said that he valued Cheney's advice and judgement and that both of them were doing fantastic jobs, it seems that both Republicans and Democrats alike have called for firing Rumsfeld and this is bringing much disagreement in the ranks and even back in 2004 Rumsfeld was under attack by McCain saying he had no confidence in him and also was echoed by retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, so this is nothing new and now the G.O.P is trying to talk about gay marriage and abortion and anything they can other than the Iraq War depreciating into chaos. The Iraq War has now topped the length of World War-2, we can not withdraw immediately but we have to have some plan in tact where we have some kind of exit strategy.
I think Americans have come to grips on the scare tactics used by the G.O.P using the taxing of Americans and run away spending, the G.O.P has hastily forgotten the big tax breaks given to the big drug companies and oil companies, while we foot the bill, but if I done that I probably would be saying the same thing to stay in power, using fear and lies to win over the middle-class and poor classes of America. What used to be closed ranks on the G.O.P is starting to widen due to Rumsfeld and Cheney is not helping either, the old school of conservatism is starting to say; wait a minute this was not we wanted? In 1981 it was said very well this way;

In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem. From time to time we've been tempted to believe that society has become too complex to be managed by self-rule, that government by an elite group is superior to government for, by, and of the people. Well, if no one among us is capable of governing himself, then who among us has the capacity to govern someone else? All of us together, in and out of government, must bear the burden. The solutions we seek must be equitable, with no one group singled out to pay a higher price.


  1. CD says:

    Well said! I look forward to reading future post of yours.

  1. Floyd says:

    Thanks cd come around and read anytime and welcome.