Disgusting Politics

Reading the paper in the last few days has been beyond depressing.  What has our country come to?  Or was it always this way?

Bush decides to put Bolton is regardless of a confirmation process.  We all knew he was going to do that all along.  How pathetic is it that he is presiding over a Republican majority and he can’t even get them to take a stand and acknowledge the nomination of Bolton the old fashioned way.  Voting as a group with the Democrats.  Hello!  Doesn’t say much for Bush and his party.  I guess Bush doesn’t have enough faith in his group to get his ideas passed.  He only stands up for his loyal gang of cowboys, leading the pack of that posse is Karl Rove, who has shown what a really great guy he is. 

Pataki, the Governor of my state.  First of all, he has been and will always be an empty suit.  He is the ultimate politician.  He has managed to stay in office for years without doing much.  He can’t get it together to deal with the mess downtown after 9/11, how could he possibility run a country?  Yet he was able to block the passage of the morning after pill.  He seemed to be pro-abortion the entire time he was in office.  New York after all is primarily a blue state.  But yesterday he obviously got up and decided it was time to run for President, so he couldn’t vote for this because then he would lose the conservative vote.  Did he consider that they might look at the last 11 years prior to that one vote?  No.  Did he even look in the mirror that morning at himself and say that it was OK to behave like this?  Does he sleep at night?  Talk about a Politican.   

I am repulsed by Politics.  The money, the motives, the bullshit.  Does anyone really represent the good of the people or are they just in it for the power? 

We have had people ask us for advice, just advice, and the next day they call us for money.  Ugh.  Something needs to change. 

Even the Democrats in New York are angered that anyone who is a Democrat would put money into Bloomberg’s campaign.  Get over it!  Bloomberg has done a fantastic job making this city hum. After all, he really is a Democrat.  Could you imagine what a mess we would be in Mark Greene was our mayor?  I shudder at the thought.  Bottom line, if you execute on what you set out to, and do a good job, regardless of your party, people should support you.  Has everything become about them vs. us?  The Democrats have bad candidates.  Doesn’t anyone remember David Dinkins?  Yikes..

Based on this summer, my guess is that politically speaking,  this turn of events are going to make for a very bad Fall season.

Comments (Archived):

  1. Bostoniangirl

    I don’t know New York city. So, Ican’t comment on the local situation, but I will say that I used to believe in voting for the person and am now much more of a partisan Democrat.

    Pataki is just copying our Mitt. If they have national ambitions, you can’t trust Republicans whenn it comes to reproductive issues.

  2. Bostoniangirl

    [I was having trouble posting from Firefox. So I decided to cut and paste my comment, but I only copied the first half. Here’s the rest of my comment]

    In city and local races I think that party affiliation is not that big of an issue. BTW, I grew up Republican leaning in Massachusetts.

    When It comes to Federal races, I could never support a Republican, no matter how moderate, because no matter what the candidate says, when Tom DeLay puts the screws in the guy will vote for what the leadership demands–no matter how corrupt the leadership is.

    Look at Lincoln Chafee. With the exception of the ANWR vote, he’s buckled every time.

  3. gwb

    For someone who claims to read the papers, you get the Bolton nomination facts dead wrong. President Bush and his team tried desperately and repeatedly to get Bolton an up or down vote in the Senate. Republicans in the Senate tried furiiously to do so as well. The Democrats blocked same with fillibuster, because they knew Bolton would get approved, forcing Bush to either abandon Bolton or recess appoint. Huge surprise which path he took.

    Also, when likewise facing a stubborn Congress, President Clinton made a large number of recess appointments. The same leading Dems who condemn Bush now were huge vocal proponents of Clinto then, The same Reps who support Bush now, harshly criticzed Clinto then.

    This is called politics. We’re not angels, we’re flesh and blood human beings. We don’t live in utopia, we live in reality. Welcome!

  4. Stan

    Please be careful when you speak of “pro-abortion”. It’s pro-choice. There are many of us who are opposed to abortion in principle, but remain pro-choice, because we feel a woman has a right to do what she wants with her own body, and that neither the federal nor state government can remove this right.

    Pataki is a pathetic, useless excuse for a governor. How he made it to governor is something I still can’t fully understand. He should not waste his time pursuing a higher calling in politics. He will not win. Best he can hope for is a cabinet position, and that should only occur whenever we have a Secretary of Waste.

    Bush had to install his man of choice, Bolton, because he could not get a vote on him in the Senate, thanks to the Dems. It may not be such a bad thing after all – he otherwise would have surely been confirmed, but now instead he is at the UN without “full” authority – and will be re-assessed in 2007, at which time the ’06 elections will be over and maybe the Dems (big maybe) will have attained additional seats in the Senate.

    There is no reason to assume the city would have gone to the dogs with Mark Greene. That being said, Bloomberg has done a good job overall, and deserves to continue to serve as Mayor.