Somehow this stupid computer (I think it may be a liberal Democrat) sent this message before I was through with it, so disregard and read the one that was finished.
Shortly thereafter (once I had a long laugh), came the full text of his reply:
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but on one thing we do agree. It matters not if one is a Republican or Democrat, if they put their own agenda before the good of our country they are not conducting themselves to the degree of professionalism their office requires and deserves. The problem I have with these people is they know very well that Condoleezza Rice is well qualified and for that matter will be confirmed, they are just putting on a show to let everyone know how much they hate George Bush. That was certainly confirmed today when she was confirmed by a strict party line vote! Don't matter whether anyone likes him or not, he IS their president for the next 4 years so they need to just get over it and work together for the good of the USA!My brother (who is being kept in this loop purposefully) replied to both of us with:
I don't claim to be a Democrat or Republican. I am an American, and damn well proud of it! People all over the world see the circus performances these politicans do on TV and reported in the news media. Ever wonder why they have little respect for the USA?
I have traveled all over this old world and I can assure you that what we have may not be perfect, but it is a hell of a lot better than what anybody else has! It is a shame everyone can't realize that and be thankful they live in this country. The real measure of how much these folks that rant and rave all the time are really dissatisfied with this country - compare the ratio of how many people want to come here and how many want to leave. And for that matter, the ones that don't like it here-----the saying goes "Delta is ready when you are".
Well said on both sides. Heck I guess you can argue politics. Think I'm going to leave this one alone, however I would still like to see your e-mails. I learned a little on both sides. Harry S. Truman once said
"Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all it's citizens and creatures a country where everyone lives in fear."
Will post my reply as soon as I've written and sent it off to him. For the record, I do agree with him on certain points, it's just really fun sometimes to yank his chain.