BlueGal would like to welcome any newly awakened conservatives back into the fold of humanity as errant and misguided prodigal children. She is a smarter, better person than I – but you already knew that. Here’s the evil flip side.
I have nothing but contempt for my fellow Americans who are only now expressing dissatisfaction with the current regime. Let’s face it, what exactly has changed since last year when these same folks voted Dubya back into office?
Is the war in Iraq any less of a mess? Have the lies that got us into Iraq changed? Is the graft, corruption and incompetence of this administration a surprise to anyone who (gasp) reads? No.
I’ll tell you what has changed. The price of gasoline at the pump.
Oh, the evangelical church parking lots are still crammed with SUV’s and pickup trucks every weekend, but the promised land of “W” is not looking quite so rosy at $2.89 per gallon with a long, cold winter ahead.
If I owned a gas station, I’d post the photographs of dead soldiers at every pump and charge double for anyone with a yellow ribbon magnet on their vehicle. Maybe then, the American public would begin to connect the dots. As it stands, the majority of our fellow citizens have shown a remarkable ability to hold disparate, warring facts at arms’ length, allowing them to act, vote and speak without thinking, and to express outrage, shock and surprise at the logical and predictable outcomes coming our way.
My heart is stone cold to the entire lot of them.