Thursday, February 4, 2010

Republican Nonsense Is Not Going To Change My Mind


Taking a break today from talking about the economy and the financial markets, as the noise outside my front door has disengaged my brain. After sawing concrete and laying pipe down the center of the sidewalk the last several days, the crew is back sawing again and my mind can't handle the noise from a concrete saw and think at the same time.

But, I would like to make a few comments about the talk on TV with regards to Homeland Security. Why so much misinformation by Republican politicians? It is so bad that even the talking heads are correcting the politicians' lack of facts in discussing the prosecution of terrorists. This is so disappointing to me, and I am sure to many others that see and hear this nonsense. The safety of the country from terrorists, I would think, would require that we come together on the hard facts of past events and not play games with peoples' emotions. Trying to portray the Obama administration as weak on terrorism, when they have followed the same laws and procedures of the last Bush administration, brings no greater security for any of us. How bad off are the Republican politicians that they have to lie about factual events of our most recent past with regards to the handling of terrorists? I don't live in the bubble of Washington, but I can't believe that mouthing such nonsense can score any points with fair minded people. Perhaps they live in a world I can not comprehend, and if that is the case, I am prepared to leave it at that. But, their nonsense is not going to change my mind.

Stay tuned.

1 comment:

Julie Schuler said...

Aren't most terror suspects caught by ordinary civil servants like police officers, or just some people standing around waiting to get on a plane? I don't know why we need such a huge anti-terror budget when we have to do everything ourselves anyway.