Protect and Defend

Welcome to my blog, Protect and Defend. You don’t have to understand me. You only have to agree with me. I can live with losing the good fight, but I can not live with not fighting that good fight at all. - Publius

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Presidentes Busho and Fox

Anyone else wonder if this might be Bush’s Christmas Card this year?


Blogger betmo said...

unfortunately, i am tapped out on snarky replies. feliz navidad.

Thu May 25, 06:42:00 PM  
Blogger Publius said...

You don’t have to be snarky, just speak from the heart, or as we will all soon be saying, De Corazon.

Thu May 25, 10:07:00 PM  
Blogger Mike's America said...

As much as I share everyones concern over immigration and the lack of stronger leadership from the White House on this and other issues, I do have to deliver the obligatory warning:

Too much carping about Bush only benefits the group of people who most wanted unlimited immigration.

And you don't need me to tell you who "they" are. You can see the votes on the Senate Bill for yourself.

Putting that funeral director Harry Reid in charge of the Senate, or Nazi Pelosi as Speaker of the House along with Ted Kennedy and assorted other leftwing nutjobs in key chairmanships won't advance the issues that you and I care about.

Just a dose of warning to keep the carping to a minimum and focus on the long game, not the short one.

Fri May 26, 10:38:00 AM  
Blogger Truth-Pain said...

Mike,... I feel your pain, and I think most of us are patriot in one form or another. But this administration not just out to lunch on immigration, they are on the food stamp line.
Sure harping on Bush is a preferred sport of mine lately (not for petty reasons... but because I tired of his duality), but I think i have given him plenty of kudos when I thought they were deserving. Read all of Publius' lenghty writings on the subject.... he's done his homework.

Fri May 26, 11:52:00 AM  
Blogger Truth-Pain said...

how about this script for the card
"Desde Vincent Fox, y Jorge Walker Busho, felicidades y gracias por abrir las puertas a todos"
(translation: congratulations and thanks for opening up the barn doors)

Fri May 26, 01:02:00 PM  
Blogger Publius said...

Truth, funny quote. I would have been more creative but I am one of those ignorant Americans who can’t speak another language. Of course, I never thought I would have to, guess I was wrong.

Fri May 26, 03:59:00 PM  
Blogger Publius said...

Mike, I am not advocating an overthrow of the Republican Party but that is where we are headed because the people think the government is not working for us and with Republican control right now, blame does have to go to where blame is deserved.
Buuuuuuuut, that being said, I am voting for my Republican Congressman who voted for HR 4437 and I will vote for Allen who voted against S. 2611.
The Republican and Democrat Senators who voted for S. 2611 need to be voted out of office, and if that is done, sure we will lose some Republican Senators, but the net gain would be more than the net loss. We would get more Republicans in there and more who want what America wants.
I am still for the Republican Congress, and I will tell this to anyone who will listen and to those who won’t too.

Fri May 26, 04:03:00 PM  
Blogger betmo said...

i have a feeling that the people will speak harshly in this election- on both sides. i don't agree with what either party has become. let's face facts- the republican party as it is right now has some weighty issues- and a big one is credibility. the dems have their own set of issues- the bigger one being 'get elected at all costs.' i think that people need to put thought into who they vote for and why- and that means the repubs who vote the party message. the dems need to vote out the likes of pelosi and kennedy who have outlived their usefulness. i know that i would like to see someone in office who truly represented me and what i stand for- and truth be told it isn't bushco or mccain or pelosi or kennedy. no more status quo politics and no more behind the scenes secrecy. a democracy cannot survive behind a wall of secrecy and i do not think this farce in iraq warrants an unlimited amount of classifying and spying on domestic fronts. if we as american citizens value our freedom, then we cannot elect people like bush and cheney to public office. they have lied and mislead on many issues and destroyed the faith of the people- and therefore the good that they have done is overshadowed by the bad. no more 'staying on message' or 'keeping to the party line.' we need open and honest discussions and dialogues to repair the damage that these people have done so that we as a nation can truly protect ourselves from the challenges in the 21st century. we have to look at people as people and hold them accountable, yes, but not in secret prisons or by abuse or invasion. it isn't soft to want peace in our time and it isn't letting the bad guys off of the hook to admit we were wrong in iraq. let's focus on getting the real bad guys but let's do it using the laws of the land- fisa, warrants and such. let's not use our constitution as toilet paper any longer.

Fri May 26, 05:36:00 PM  
Blogger Publius said...

Betmo, I have a hard time with this. I am not a terrorist and I have not sworn “Death to Americans.” If the government wants to listen to my phone conversations, they are going to get real bored real fast. About all they will find out is how often I get lost while driving or how bored I am while driving.
But, I don’t think all the politicians should get dumped. Personally, I like one of my Senators, Allen. I like his position on the issues and I like him as a person having met and interviewed him.
But, it is tough to get rid of people like Kennedy because he has been there so long that he gets all the choice spots on the committees and gets to bring home a lot of pork. It is on this issue that I am a fan on McCain, because at least here he understands that we have too many in Congress building a bridge to nowhere.

Fri May 26, 09:50:00 PM  
Blogger betmo said...

i am sure that there must be people there with integrity that keep silent or are lost in the shuffle. if they can prove this to the people, fine. i stand by my statements against secrecy and the domestic spying on such a large scale.

Fri May 26, 10:51:00 PM  
Blogger Publius said...

I think the problem is the secrecy behind the secrecy. We don’t know who they are spying on or what for. I don’t know if they have listened to my conversations and if they did why. I have made calls to Europe and I have made calls from Europe. I also make numerous domestic calls everyday. I think somewhere deep down inside I still believe that the government is good and doing good. Perhaps I am naive. I do agree with you though that the system is in place to deal with domestic spying to where it is legal and they should go through those channels. That they are doing some sort of outreaching blanket of spying makes me nervous that they don’t know what they are looking for and that with so much information that they might be missing something.

Mon May 29, 12:06:00 AM  

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