Thursday, August 26, 2004

I know I was planning to stay away from politics for awhile. I promise to stay away from the SBV4T/ 527 groups firestorm, anyway. So more Americans both sunk into poverty in 2003 and were/became uninsured in 2003. The Shrub administration, of course takes no responsibility and blames it on certain individuals in the Senate. I’m very curious to know which individual senators those might be. Somehow, you know they’re going to make it out to be Kerry and Edwards’ fault. Just like they tried to blame the rise in oil prices earlier this month on K & E not supporting their legislation to drill for oil in the Alaskan wildlife refuge. Remember that? .

I’m trying to wrap my head around the logic here. We have a Republican President. The Republicans control the House. The Republicans control the Senate. Yet two Democratic senators (who happen to be running against said President) alone have the power to block legislation proposed by that Republican President. Damn – if they’re so powerful they can block Shrub’s agenda with those odds, what’s the point of running for the White House at all? It is, apparently a powerless position (not unlike the governorship of Texas… but I digress).

Apparently, we’ve all had it wrong all these years. Because by Bushian logic, bills with the fewest votes in their favor become law. I can see where he might think that. Lacking basic knowledge of the constitution such as he does, and his only direct experience at the national level being a presidential campaign where he was elected by the minority of votes. It's an easy mistake to make.

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