I believe in the First Amendment. Ergo, I am about to tell you how I feel.
Ya know, Mr. President, simply put you are not half there man your father was when President. I am sorry to be insulting, but you have disappointed me at every turn. Your dad gave you a baseball team and an oil company that you didn't run so well, did you? And he gave you first Texas and then our entire country to run, and what will your legacy be?
Right now you are holding a press conference. Why? And more importantly, how can you believe current events as you tell it?
The real estate market is crumbling everywhere, inflation has arrived and recession is settling in. More people every day go without jobs, food, or even a place to live...and where you COULD HAVE extended unemployment benefits, you chose to throw a few pieces of silver our way and THAT is your solution?
Our jobs are disappearing, our jobs are going to other countries. greedy corporate CEOs are getting richer, while the numbers of working poor grows larger every day. The gap between the haves and have nots is growing. The top 2% get richer and the rest of us get poorer.
You are using new math with regard to rising fuel costs. Explain again how higher gas prices will spur more investment in ethanol?
And when the energy questions get too tough, you fall back to familiar prattle: terrorism and Al Quaida.
When the questions get too tough you babble snappishly at reporters.
I am an American tired of pabulum. I am also frightened because no Presidential candidate for '08 appears to stand out definitively as "the next choice" for me the average voter. Yes, they are trying, or should I say everyone but McCain is trying, but no one has caused me to have an "Aha this is it" moment.
You have our troops whom I support, and our military whom I support in a war that can't be won, nor can I understand it. Our soldiers are dying. For what? A global struggle for what? The last word?
Come on. Isn't it time to just stop the dumbing down of America? We are supposed to show you respect for your esteemed office in our country, but President Bush, do you respect us? The average American?
You are as out of touch as the other stupid rich people in this country. You think if you throw the peasants a few sheaves of wheat and a handful of pennies it will make it all better?
News flash: it won't.
The only lack of leadership and understanding is coming from the Oval Office. Sir, with all due respect, you just don't get it, and I am wondering if you ever did? Look to our own shores, Mr. President, our country is crumbling and the founding fathers are turning in their graves.
Bush Blames Congress for Not Passing Foreclosure, Gas Bills
The President Says Congress Is Not Sending Him Bills That He Can Sign
By JENNIFER LOVEN
Associated Press Writer
April 29, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush said Tuesday that Congress is blocking his proposals to deal with high gas prices and dragging its feet on other issues to address the nation's sagging economy.....But, he said, he favored longer-term fixes, such as encouraging new oil production in the United States and the building of new refineries.
"It's a tough time for our economy," Bush said at a Rose Garden news conference. "Across our country, many Americans are understandably anxious about issues affecting their pocketbook, from gas and food prices to mortgage and tuition bills......
UPI: Bush: 'These are tough times'
Published: April 29, 2008 at 10:47 AM
WASHINGTON, April 29 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush said Tuesday it doesn't matter whether you call the current economic situation a recession.
"These are tough times," Bush told a Rose Garden news conference. "Words on how to define the economy do not reflect the anxiety average people feel. … Economists can argue over terminology. These are difficult times."
Canadian Press: U.S. president to hold news conference on U.S. economic problems