Here's the best thing that's happened politically in the last year: people are waking the fuck up.
It's a tragedy, possibly an unforgivable one, that it took the country this long.
With just one mid-term election in November, the people sent an unmistakable message that things are going horribly wrong, and it's time to stop.
I wish that's all it took. Now the really hard work begins.
We've inherited tens of thousands of bad decisions many from a royal crybaby president who thinks the Constitution is only good for wiping his ass. He's bankrupted the nation, killed hundreds of thousands of innocent people, and destroyed many of the basic principles for which America stands.
And despite the crystal-clear message from the populace that everything is going to hell in a handbasket, he clearly intends to maintain his present disastrous course. If there's one strategy he's repeatedly employed in his role as leader, it's this: whenever you're failing, fail harder. In just two years, with things possibly in worse shape than they are today, this grinning chimp bastard will skip off to a lucrative executive board position for another company he's not even fit to be the janitor for. Like Halliburton. Every leadership position George W. Bush has had, he's failed horribly, miserably, and his deplorable performance as this nation's worst president is his dark pinnacle. And our national shame.
I'm with Firedoglake when I declare: George Bush is not my president. Fuck him.
I'm deeply worried for my country, for this planet. At times, the last six years have felt like a surreal nightmare. I've watched with horror as millions of Americans let themselves think and do a litany of morally and patriotically reprehensible things with righteous, vitriolic, Fox-fueled glee. And whenever someone questioned their actions, they were accused of being unpatriotic.
But in 2006, these hateful sleepwalkers stumbled into too many walls. Noses bloodied, foreheads bruised, they opened their eyes and finally realized they've been wandering in a wasteland they helped create. And now it's time to stop.
For the first time in years, I have hope.
And that's all it takes.