Sunday, June 22, 2008

Once more, with feeling...


Dear Conservatives,

"If you don't have anything to hide, you have nothing to fear."


I've mentioned this before, I have.

Isn't this the justification used by you conservative patriots when the subject of warrantless wiretapping and searches of American citizens comes up?

Apparently though this justification only applies in warrantless searches, and only if you're a serf, er, peasant, er uh, American citizen.  If there is a lawful warrant or subpoena, and you're the White House, well, apparently you can choose the "Pass" option.

"...the Bush administration invoked executive privilege [in order] to refuse to turn over subpoenaed documents in an investigation of the Environmental Protection Agency's decision to deny California permission to implement its own vehicle emission standards."

Seriously now, Conservatives, how much longer are you going to put with this chicanery?  Surely by now even you can see that you've been had, just as surely as the rest of us.  I mean, come on, are you people seriously telling me that just because this president is a Republican, just because he claims to be a Christian, you're going to stand by him despite the obvious, obvious, lies, duplicity, and hypocrisy? Despite the failed leadership. Despite the loss of your jobs, your houses, your rights, your privacy, and your children in uniform you're going to keep making excuses for this sack of shit just because he shares your political orientation? 

You've been had.  I know, it's hard to admit, but you've been had.  Just like the folks who sent money to Jim and Tammy Faye Baker, you've been had.  Just like the folks who got duped by the Nigerian Letter Scam or the Spanish Prisoner Con, you've been had.  Just like the folks who invested in Cold Fusion, you've been had.  Just like the folks who bought KaBoom! from Billy Mays on the Home Shopping Network, you've been had.  You've been conned, swindled, hoodwinked, duped, taken to the cleaners, bamboozled.  It's hard to admit, it's embarrassing, it's humiliating.  But there comes a time when you have to stop sending your social security check to that charismatic minister on the TV who says that Jesus is coming back tomorrow - but only if you keep sending money.  There comes a time when you've got to stop pretending that the person you love isn't an alcoholic or an addict or just plain batshit insane and do something about it - even if it's just to cut them loose.

And that time is now, Conservatives.  It's time to stop being an enabler.

Even you should be able to see that now.


  1. The really sad thing is that a true conservative would have a stroke over these rules. True conservatism wants minimal government intrusion into peoples lives.

    GW and company are a lot of things, but they damn sure ain't conservatives.

  2. But in a way, Vince, Bush has lived up to true conservatism: he hasn't allowed the government to intrude into his life or restrict his administration one bit.



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