...And NOW You're Mad?

adapted from a letter by Christian Struzan

We had eight years of Bush and Cheney, but now they get mad!

They didn’t get mad when the Supreme Court stopped a legal recount and appointed a President.

They didn’t get mad when Cheney allowed Energy company officials to dictate energy policy and push us to invade Iraq.

They didn’t get mad when a covert CIA operative got ousted.

They didn’t get mad when the Patriot Act got passed.

They didn’t get mad when we illegally invaded a country that posed no threat to us.

They didn’t get mad when we spent over 800 billion(and counting) on said illegal war.

They didn’t get mad when over 10 billion dollars just disappeared in Iraq.

They didn't get mad when President G.W. Bush borrowed more money from foreign sources than the previous 42 presidents COMBINED.

They didn’t get mad when you found out we were torturing people.

They didn't get mad when BUSH embraced trade and outsourcing policies that shipped 6 MILLION American jobs out of the country.

They didn't get mad when the government was illegally wiretapping Americans.

They didn’t get mad when we didn’t catch Bin Laden.

They didn’t get mad when you saw the horrible conditions at Walter Reed.

They didn’t get mad when we let a major US city, New Orleans - drown.

They didn't get mad when BUSH rang up 10 TRILLION dollars in combined budget and current account deficits.

They didn’t get mad when we gave a 900 billion tax break to the rich.

They didn’t get mad when, using reconciliation; a trillion dollars of our tax dollars were redirected to insurance companies for Medicare Advantage which cost over 20 percent more for basically the same services that Medicare provides.

They didn't get mad when over 200,000 AMERICAN CITIZENS lost their lives because they had no health insurance.

They didn't get mad when the lack of oversight and regulations from the Bush Administration caused US citizens to lose 12 trillion dollars in investments, retirement, and home values.

They finally got mad when a BLACK MAN was elected President of the United States and had the audacity to decide that people in America deserved the right to go see a doctor if they are sick. Illegal wars, corruption, torture, job losses by the millions, theft of taxes to make the rich even richer, and the worst economic disaster since 1929 never stirred their ire.

NOW they get mad?!!!

Mad enough to start an ultra-conservative, twisted and apparently insane party of Republicans called the Tea Party, whose agenda is so far to the right that it threatens the liberties of minorities everywhere, and the hard fought gains over the past century? Mad enough to allow the same party that caused this mess to get back into power and start it all over again? Mad enough to allow fear to triumph over reason, just to gain enough power to advance their own agenda at the expense of the people you were elected to represent? Mad enough to trample all over the Constitution, twisting it to suit their own purposes/meaning?

Not on my watch, not with my vote they won't. Please Vote! on Tuesday. Stop the Madness.

Signed - A "Fake" American (going by the tea party definition of what a REAL American is) that is still trying to figure out who to take America back from and/or where it went.