What has America become? It has become a land where "conservatism" camouflages a growing movement to advance the agenda of the wealthy and powerful at the expense of working families. It has become a land where an obviously-failed party ideology drives a country to near-Depression, and then rebrands itself as "tea party" to retain political power. It is a place where "the party of personal responsibility" denies culpability for the destruction it has wrought.
America has become a place where we apologize to Chinese politicians for allowing the import of their lead-tainted toys.
America has become a place where the number one debtor nation in 1980 now owes more money to more countries than any other nation.
America has become a place where 30 years of deficit spending is a coward's way of raising taxes.
America has become a place where propaganda is pawned off as actual news, and where fake reporters are inserted into presidential press conferences to deflect difficult or embarrassing lines of questioning.
America has become a land where we faked "Weapons of Mass Destruction" to further our political ends, and caused the deaths of over 5,000 Patriot sons and daughters and the permanent maiming of 30,000 others. An estimated 300,000 Iraqi citizens are also dead.
America has become a land where anti-Liberalism has become justification to destroy Unions, hate minorities, further enrich the wealthy and powerful, and sanctify the redistribution of wealth upward to make the already rich,…..even richer.
America has become a place where a college dropout, half-term, half-wit, quitter state governor, or a witch that believes mice are being equipped with human brains can rise to within a heartbeat of the presidency. They would need to write the nuclear launch codes to Americas arsenal on their hand.
America has become a place where we betray our own covert CIA agents and their operations in retaliation for political non-conformity. Such people are deemed "fair game" (Cheney's actual phrase).
America has become a place where the very politicians who raised America's debt ceiling 7 times under Bush are now calling for fiscal sanity.
America has become a place where a centrist president is painted as the Joker, and is scorned as "Socialist" or "Commie" while he single-handedly saves a country and two companies from certain financial ruin and bankruptcy; salvaging 4 million American jobs.
America has become a place where justifiable environmental concerns are vilified as impediments to business.
America has become a place where the president's citizenship is questioned, but one presidential candidate, Senator (McCain), was ironically not born in the U.S.
America has become a place where the destruction of a president supplants the advancement of a nation.
America has become a nation where political obstruction replaces political construction.
America has become a place where the party of morality should have many of its members arrested (and more than a few of them have been: Abramoff, Libby, Delay, Madoff, Cunningham, Foley, Stevens, Craig, Gingrich,..etc,… etc,...etc) for moral turpitude, and the violation of civil laws of every type.
America has become a place where the private tragedy of a brain-dead woman's corpse (Terry Schiavo) was paraded about in a politically-motivated media circus of the exploited.
America has become a place where we cede our leadership role in manufacturing, technology, high-speed rail, alternative energy, medicine and the education of our youth for tax breaks for the wealthy; better put as welfare for the well-off, or Conservative Socialism.
America has become a place where political banalities (DADT, immigration) become political necessities, urgencies.
That is what America has become, and I will fight against this threat to our great country till my last breath leaves my body.