Monday, September 26, 2005

John Kerry Bitch-Slaps Bush at Brown U.

John Kerry tells it like it is in a speech at Brown University:
"Katrina is a symbol of all this administration does and doesn't do. Michael Brown -- or Brownie as the President so famously thanked him for doing a heck of a job - Brownie is to Katrina what Paul Bremer is to peace in Iraq; what George Tenet is to slam dunk intelligence; what Paul Wolfowitz is to parades paved with flowers in Baghdad; what Dick Cheney is to visionary energy policy; what Donald Rumsfeld is to basic war planning; what Tom Delay is to ethics; and what George Bush is to “Mission Accomplished” and "Wanted Dead or Alive." The bottom line is simple: The "we'll do whatever it takes" administration doesn't have what it takes to get the job done.

This is the Katrina administration.

It has consistently squandered time, tax dollars, political capital, and even risked American lives on sideshow adventures: A war of choice in Iraq against someone who had nothing to do with 9/11; a full scale presidential assault on Social Security when everyone knows the real crisis is in health care - Medicare and Medicaid. And that's before you get to willful denial on global warming; avoidance on competitiveness; complicity in the loss and refusal of health care to millions."
Read the whole speech here -


Yoga Korunta said...

I feel so safe!

wanda said...

The problem for Kerry is he was too busy making these kind of speeches, that as good and on point as they are, don't offer any solutions to the problem.
The fact is even Bush supporters know what a monumental phuckup this administration is, they don't want to keep being pounded over the head with it. What they want is someone to come up with valid ideas and solutions on how to get us out of this mess. Until Democrats 'get that' they are going to keep losing to the repubs.
Since the politicians can't figure this out on their own, we need to start brainstorming and coming out with some of our own ideas. Then maybe we can email them to the candidates.