Tuesday, January 23, 2007

State of the Union: Shitty

So the State of the Union address is tonight, and let me tell you I couldn't be more excited for it. And when I say excited, I mean I care about as much as I would if Montana were to leave the United State- not one bit. Does this mean American Idol is going to be preempted? That pisses me off. I should write a letter.

In all seriousness though, I would wager that this will be one of the most watched State of the Union addresses in recent history. Not because people are rallying around our president, who I'll refer to from this point on as "moron," "idiot," "that dumbass" or some type of expletive (just so you know who I'm referring to for the rest of this post), but because people want to see what crazy shit comes out of his mouth next and then argue about it endlessly. Hooray!! More fodder for CNN, FoxNews and MSNBC pundits to entertain us with!! Can someone grab me a gun, please?

It's gotten to the point where if that dumbass were to say something along the lines of, "I'm sending the rest of our troops into Iran tomorrow," we really wouldn't be surprised. But in actuality, what would we do about it? We would argue over and over, just as we have with the "new" plan for redeployment in Iraq, and nothing would come of it. Why? Because this fuckhead is still the president! His approval rating, according to a CBS poll is at 28%, an all-time low; 65% of those surveyed in a recent Washington Post-ABC News poll said they disapprove of how Bush is handling his job as president, while only 33% approve. 71% of Americans said the country is on the wrong track, up from 46% in an April 2003 poll, the month after the invasion of Iraq. So if we have all these numbers in our hands, why haven't we done anything to rectify the situation? Bush's approval ratings are now the lowest for any president the day before a State of the Union speech since Richard Nixon in 1974. Nixon was a criminal!!!!!!!! (I guess Bush may be as well, depending on who you ask)

According to reports, Bush plans to address important plans for health care, education and other issues, while steering clear of the Iraq question. Now, these are important issues to address, and issues that we as a country desperately need to address. However, we're stuck in a quagmire that is not only affecting the American public's perception of their leader, but also the world's view of our country. Before we deal with anything else, we need to correct the mistakes we made in the Middle East, to instill confidence that the new plans our leader is constructing will actually work.

The Democrats swept to power in the House and Senate with lofty promises of helping to clean up this mess and improve the public's perception of the executive office. So far, they have failed. It's time to do the only thing left to do in order to stop the idiot at the top: introduce a motion calling for the impeachment of the president. We need to do something, and soon. Bush is drunk with power already, ignoring his closest advisors and sending American on a path for destruction not only abroad, but at home as well. We can't afford to wait any longer- the charade that all we need to do is continue to charge ahead with redrawn plans is ridiculous. Last week saw one of the deadliest days for American troops since the start of the war. Things are not improving and until our president accepts that, or until we do something to change who is leading us, things will only continue to get worse. Most of us look at the lives we are sacrificing and say "why? we shouldn't even be involved in this conflict." The view of death on the other side is far different. Insurgents who are killed are looked at as martyrs and praised for their sacrifice. This is not to say we do not appreciate our troops who are in battle. I think it's safe to say that every American fully supports our troops and is indebted to them for their courage. However, while we support our troops, I don't think we are willing to sacrifice hundreds of thousands of them for this cause, this fight to "preserve democracy." The other side, they are willing to do just that, to sacrifice as many as it takes, for as long as it takes. And it is that idealogical difference that our president either fails to see or just ignores, while continuing to pour billions of dollars of resources and manpower into this fight, and continuing to antagonize other unstable countries as well.

In all likelihood, even if impeachment is called for, it probably would not pass. But perhaps it would cause our president to reflect on the situation he has put this country in and start heeding the cries of even his own party members, those who are worried that his incessant obsession with winning this war will severly damaage his party's chances in the next election.

Even now, he has a chance to change things, even though we are in so deep. If he were to just get up in front of the country tonight and admit he was wrong, admit that his plan hasn't worked and vow to change his stance and start bringing our troops home immediately, I would even begin to have more respect for him. There's no shame in admitting you were wrong. 2/3 of the country would agree.

And if you're going to watch the State of the Union and can't bear to be sober for it, here's a link for a great drinking game you can play while watching it. Some pretty funny stuff: http://www.drinkinggame.us/


Blogger Fatty McChubbsy said...

Pushing for his impeachment will not result in Bush having some magnificent revelation that he sucks...I'm quite positive he is well aware of his ratings in the public, and it just seems as though he doesn't give a crap.

Face it Iman, we're stuck with his dumbass for 2 more years and there's nothing we can do about it. And as for Pelosi and the rest of her band of donkeys....they're as full of shit as he and his cronies are--welcome to American politics. I didn't even bother watching the bullshit slinging fest that is the State of the Union.

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