As I type this there is an American being shot and killed somewhere by a gun. And that will continue on every day of every year in the U.S. And each day some American will dream up some ridiculous excuse for the gun craziness. And each day organizations like the National Rife Association will spend a great deal of money to somehow excuse it all or give some nutso reason. What does it take to make us finally take honest notice and act on this?
Seal the borders, have all Muslims register, send 11,000,000 people back, tap all phones, give the Pentagon much more money, send in ground troops to Iraq and Syria, close U.S. mosques, and give the military-industrial complex anything it wants. Those are just some of the suggestions offered by Republicans; not regular Republicans only but Republicans running for President of the United States.
There are many reasons why broadcast journalism has gone downhill. There are many more reasons why print journalism has gone downhill. Americans do not get quality, professional journalism in either form. And it shows in how Americans express themselves in voting, commentary, and their various forms of "communication." America is now up for sale to the highest bidder and few people realize it or give a damn.
So, the Republican gang hoping for the Party's nomination came to Milwaukee rather quietly and left rather quietly. It was an inauspicious group. Quality was low. Intellect was low. Integrity was low. Presidential quality was invisible. They lied, they distorted, they criticized each other, they offered little boys and girls "solutions" to big people's problems, they were, in short, a sad group. We can do better.
As you may know, the elder Bush, George H.W., has written a book that reflects on his life and also comments on things that happened during his son's administration. His son, George W. Bush, has never truly been called out on his horrible administration. The lasting impact of horrible mistakes made during the Bush-Cheney years cannot be over-emphasized. Today's mess in the Middle East stems back to the Bush-Cheney lies and mistakes.