Friday, October 22, 2010



After The 8 Years Of The Bush/Cheney Disaster, Now You Get Mad?

You didn't get mad when the Supreme Court stopped a legal recount and appointed a President.
You didn't get mad when Cheney allowed Energy company officials to dictate Energy policy and push us to invade Iraq .
You didn't get mad when a covert CIA operative got outed.
You didn't get mad when the Patriot Act got passed.
You didn't get mad when we illegally invaded a country that posed no threat to us.
You didn't get mad when we spent over 800 billion (and counting) on said illegal war.
You didn't get mad when Bush borrowed more money from foreign sources than the previous 42 Presidents combined.
You didn't get mad when over 10 billion dollars in cash just disappeared in Iraq .
You didn't get mad when you found out we were torturing people.
You didn't get mad when Bush embraced trade and outsourcing policies that shipped 6 million American jobs out of the country.
You didn't get mad when the government was illegally wiretapping Americans.
You didn't get mad when we didn't catch Bin Laden.
You didn't get mad when Bush rang up 10 trillion dollars in combined budget and current account deficits.
You didn't get mad when you saw the horrible conditions at Walter Reed.
You didn't get mad when we let a major US city, New Orleans, drown.
You didn't get mad when we gave people who had more money than they could spend, the filthy rich, over a trillion dollars in tax breaks.
You didn't get mad with the worst 8 years of job creations in several decades.
You didn't get mad when over 200,000 US Citizens lost their lives because they had no health insurance.
You didn't get mad when lack of oversight and regulations from the Bush Administration caused US Citizens to lose 12 trillion dollars in investments, retirement, and home values.

You finally got mad when a black man was elected President and decided that people in America deserved the right to see a doctor if they are sick.

Yes, illegal wars, lies, corruption, torture, job losses by the millions, stealing your tax dollars to make the rich richer, and the worst economic disaster since 1929 are all okay with you, but helping fellow Americans who are sick....IS NOT!?"

—Ty Granderson Jones

[This variation on a list/poem that's been making the Internet rounds was done by an old and dear friend. Ty is not just a terrific performance poet, he's a veteran Hollywood film actor, in fact I just caught him on TV in CB4, an old ('93) Chris Rock satire of "gangsta" rap, in which Ty just about stole the movie playing "40 Dog"—the gangsta rapper's sidekick whose tough talk is funneled through some kind of electronic speaker that undermines all the toughness etc.]


Robert G. Zuckerman said...

Thanks for conveying Ty's list of irrefutable facts. Of course, you can bet that Jim will make an attempt to discredit and refute them. This list needs to be seen by everyone in this land and beyond.

Anonymous said...

How rewarding to read this poem, here in LA early in the morning.
Obama is going to speak at USC at 1:30 pm. My son Dante left home around 4:30 am and got to USC and was in line by 5:30.
Everyone has to stand in line < no sitting>, until noon, and then they will continue to stand after being allowed inside the hall for all the speeches.
A crowd of about 30,000 people is expected, which is huge in LA, due to driving considerations.
I remember when I was 15 or16, living in Iowa, I went to considerable trouble to hear Robert Kennedy speak.
If Obama can pull this kind of crowd, I feel good about Democrats coming out and defeating Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorino. God help California if they don't.

JIm said...

Your friend Ty has almost the total Democrat campaign message in one poem. About all he missed was Aqua Buddah and witchcrart. Maybe he will issue a revised version to better state the Democrat Party case for reelection.

One small problem for Democrats is that Bush/Cheney are not on the ballot. A mid term election is always a referendum on the performance of the administration particuarly when they control congress and the presidency.

Robert G. Zuckerman said...

Once again, completely discounting that the utter disaster, the mess that President Obama inherited has anything to do with where we are now. Or that haters have been against everything President Obama has done since before he assumed office, instead of doing what citizens are supposed to do, which is to stand behind their elected leader.

JIm said...

Sure, 2008 was a financial disaster. TARP passed under Bush to save the financial system. Many Tea Party folks were against it. I was not. I believe sometimes we have to do distastful things. What was not needed was stimulus, cash for clunkers, auto takeover and overturning of bondholders rights, a health care and financial bill that increase costs and uncertainty along with a threatened massive tax increase on January 1. We have models for what to do when a massive financial crisis hits, in the recession/depression following WW1 and the Depression. Harding and Coolidge chose slashing government expenses and taxes. The Roaring Twenties ensued. Hoover/FDR chose government intrevention high tariffs and taxes and the Depression was extended. The Obama Democrats have chosen the Hoover/FDR model.

Anonymous said...

politics it's nothing more than rich white people playing a game

the prize? POWER

tell me

how much money did the Oil Lobby contribute to the Democrats to lift the
moratorium on Deep water Drilling?

it is not about who is "driving the bus" it is about that they are ALL
greed motivated!

a damn shame that we are not helping out in Haiti

let us bomb more villages in Afghanistan

and sell weapons of distruction to Pakistan and Saudi Arabia...
THAt should fix those evil non-crisians!