The last few days, I’ve been hearing the Democrats in Denver proclaim, “It’s time to take the country back!”
Who are we taking the country back from? The Assyrians? the Philistines? the Normans? the Mongols? I didn’t realize that Americans didn’t have their country!
The last time I checked we weren’t under any siege – military, religious or political. So what’s up with the constant harping about marauding armies and lands under siege?
The Democrats have been in charge of Congress for 602 days and as far as I can tell, they’ve been in charge of the agenda and have accomplished NOTHING they said they would. If there is any truth to the Democrats statement it’s that we’ve been under seige to an APATHETIC, DO-NOTHING, Democratic Congress.
And another thing that really got under my skin tonight from Joe Biden’s speech. (And this is my little tirade for the night.) Biden went through some fictitious illustrations of families across America having conversations about their financial situations:
Like millions of Americans, they’re asking questions as profound as they are ordinary. Questions they never thought they would have to ask:
Should mom move in with us now that dad is gone?
Fifty, sixty, seventy dollars to fill up the car?
Winter’s coming. How we gonna pay the heating bills?
Another year and no raise?
Did you hear the company may be cutting our health care?
Now, we owe more on the house than it’s worth. How are we going to send the kids to college?
How are we gonna be able to retire?
Then he said this:
That’s the America that George Bush has left us, and that’s the future John McCain will give us.
I’ve got news for the Senator. My family is having those conversations and I know other families who are too. And yes, things are tough around the country. But it’s not because of President Bush. It’s everyone’s fault. We are all to blame. Our culture sends the message that it’s ok to spend and live beyond our means and buy stuff we can’t afford and go into debt.
So Senator Biden, stop blaming The President and start looking at yourself and your fellow Congressmen and our culture that sends the message that its OK to go into debt and live beyond our means. It’s time to sacrifice and burst the bubble and it doesn’t matter who’s living at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.