Sunday, November 20, 2005

Does Congress Really Represent Us?

Does Congress Really Represent Us?

WASHINGTON - The Republican-controlled House spurned calls for an immediate pullout of troops from Iraq in a vote hastily arranged by the GOP that Democrats vociferously denounced as politically motivated. To cut and run would invite terrorism into our backyards, and no one wants to see troops fighting terrorism on American soil, Speaker
Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., said Friday night after the House, as planned, rejected a GOP-written resolution for immediate withdrawal. The vote, held as lawmakers rushed toward a two-week Thanksgiving break, was 403-3. Democrats accused Republicans of orchestrating a political stunt that prohibited thoughtful debate on the issue, and nearly all voted against the measure.- Yahoo News Associated Press 11-19-05

Do our elected officials really represent us? Do they listen to the people and vote according to the wishes of their constituents? I don’t think so. On Thursday the Republican controlled House of representatives voted 403 to 3 to reject a call for an immediate withdrawal of US troops from Iraq and then they sashayed out the doors on their way home for a two week vacation. Wonder how many of your Congress critters will show their faces at Thanksgiving Day parades in districts that have strong anti-war and anti-Bu$h administration sentiment? Only three Congressperson had the guts to vote to end the carnage and bring the troops home: Three Democrats, Jose Serrano of New York, Robert Wexler of Florida and Cynthia McKinney of Georgia, voted for withdrawal. Hooray for them What happened to rest of the Democrats, why have they still not fixed their minds or stiffened their spines enough to vote against this fiasco. How many more innocent Iraqis have to die before we realize this invasion and occupation are immoral. How many more US soldiers, Marines and support personnel have to be sacrificed on the NeoCon altar of imperial overreach before the rest of us wake up? How is it sixty five per cent of the AmeriKKKan people say they think Bu$h misled them (lied) about Saddam Hussein and WMD and the policies remain the same? Why haven’t the AmeriKKKan people risen up to demand their elected officials bring George W. Bu$h, Dick Cheney and the rest of the NeoCon weasels to justice? How is it AmeriKKKans can look themselves in the mirror every day and not vomit from excruciating shame and guilt? There were no WMD, despite the claims of Bu$h, Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld (who said he knew they were, “around the area of Tikrit”) Powell, Tenant, Rice, Wolfowitz and the rest of the liars. There was no link between Saddam Hussein and 9-11 nor Saddam Hussein and Osama bin-Laden as Bu$h and Co. claimed. There was nothing to link Saddam Hussein to 9-11 despite what people like Judith Miller of the New York Times, or what Fox News, MSNBC, PBS the Washington Post and LA Times told us over and over again. Even the bogus 9-11 Commission whose mission it was to cover up and obfuscate the facts surrounding government complicity and turpitude in 9-11 admitted there was no connection between Saddam Hussein and 9-11!
If public opinion polls reveal AmeriKKKans oppose the situation in Iraq and feel the president and congress should rethink the role of the US there, why aren’t the elected representatives listening and responding accordingly? An article dated 11-17-05 which appeared in the online version of the Boston Globe under the headline Poll-watching Pols Now Say No on Iraq stated, “As Go the Polls, so go the Pols. According to the most recent CNN/Gallup/ USA Today survey, 63 percent of Americans disapprove of the situation in Iraq. In essence, the question Cindy Sheehan tried to ask President Bush in Crawford, Texas, last August -- why did my son die in Iraq? -- is resonating across the country. And so, the time has come for America's politicians to line up bravely behind the public.” http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion Granted this is a Boston paper (according to the right wingers, Massachusetts is supposedly a liberal state, whatever that means) but they make an honest point. If the overwhelming majority of AmeriKKKans feel the war is wrong, the occupation has become a quagmire and the troops are in mortal danger and should be withdrawn, why haven’t the politicians acceded to our wishes? Whose agenda are the Bu$h Cabal and Congress following? Certainly not our’s. Why haven’t we sent them into retirement via the ballot , or taken to the streets in protest? Why haven’t men and women of conscience fomented general strikes or massive demonstrations and civil disobedience to get our point across to our Congressmen and women? Are we that cowardly? Are Jose Serrano of New York, Robert Wexler of Florida and Cynthia McKinney of Georgia the only ones in Congress who get it? The rest of the Congressional money grubbers are playing games with people’s lives. This is unacceptable. How many more US military personnel will die over the Congressional holiday break because of the games these fascist bag men and women are playing? While our Congresspersons are home stuffing their faces and Bu$h and Co. are stumping the globe trying to stem the free fall of their approval ratings and credibility, people of conscience should send them a few million letters letting them know they’ll soon have to choose between their voting constituents and the Military Industrial Complex , the oil companies and foreign lobbyists. If these fascists pretend they don’ t hear us, we vote them out of office in 2006 and raise Holy hell in the meantime!

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