Tuesday, August 26, 2008

"Wake Up, America!"

It’s Election Day, 2008.
We Democrats are giving America a wake up call.

Wake up America.

In 2001, the oil companies, the war contractors and the neo-con artists seized the economy, and have added four trillion dollars of unproductive spending to the national debt. We now pay four times more for defense, three times more for gasoline and home heating oil, and twice what we paid for health care.

Millions of Americans have lost their jobs, their homes, their health care, their pensions. Trillions of dollars for an unnecessary war paid with borrowed money. Tens of billions of dollars in cash and weapons disappeared into thin air, at the cost of the lives of our troops and innocent Iraqis, while all the President’s oilmen are maneuvering to grab Iraq’s oil.

Borrowed money to bomb bridges in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. No money to rebuild bridges in America.

Money to start a hot war with Iran. Now we have another cold war with Russia while the American economy has become a game of Russian roulette.

If there was an Olympics for misleading, mismanaging and misappropriating this Administration would take the gold. World records for violations of national and international laws. They want another four year term to continue to alienate our allies, spend our children’s inheritance and hollow out our economy. We can’t afford it America.

Wake up America, the insurance companies took over health care.

Wake up America, the pharmaceutical companies took over drug pricing.

Wake up America, the speculators took over Wall Street.

Wake up America, they want to take your Social Security.

Wake up America, multinational corporations took over our trade policies, factories are closing, good paying jobs lost.

Wake up, America. We went into Iraq for oil.
The oil companies want more. War against Iran will mean $10 a gallon gasoline.
The Oil Administration wants to drill more --into your wallet.

Wake up, America. Weapons contractors want more. An Iran war will cost five to ten trillion dollars. This Administration can tap our phones. They can’t tap our creative spirit.
They can open our mail. They can’t open economic opportunities.
They can track our every move. They lost track of the economy while the cost of food, gasoline, and electricity skyrockets.
They skillfully played our post-911 fears and allowed the few to profit at the expense of the many.
Everyday we get the color orange, while the oil companies, the insurance companies, the speculators, the war contractors get the color green.

Wake up America.

This is not a call for you to take a new direction from right to left. This is call for you to go from down to up.

Up with the rights of workers.
Up with wages.
Up with fair trade.
Up with creating millions of good paying jobs rebuilding our bridges, ports and water systems.
Up with creating millions of sustainable energy jobs to lower the cost of energy, lower carbon emissions and protect the environment.
Up with health care for all. Up with education for all.
Up with home ownership. Up with guaranteed retirement benefits.
Up with Peace.
Up with Prosperity.
Up with the Democratic Party
Up with Obama -Biden

Wake up, America!

Wake up, America!

- Dennis Kucinich

UPDATE: Obama edited Kucinich's speech last night... Come on Obama, that would have been the best line of the night!
"They're asking for another four years -- in a just world, they'd get 10 to 20."


iamcoyote said...

Good for Dennis! I noticed Yahoo chose the most wacky pic they could find for their story on his speech, though. Assholes.

Seven of Six said...

What pisses me off is that CNN and MSNBC did not show any of the good speeches today! I had to watch C-SPAN to get any info today.

Seven of Six said...

Hey, I saw that racist shit at Rip's place... nut jobs. Bet that will play in the media narrative.

idiosynchronic said...

Yahoo=AP, so it's no surprise. One of the things that reinforce the campus newspaper's conservatism is the AP articles that they reprint.

I love how the people of Cleveland's 10th district keep sending Dennis back to Washington. My wife is toying with a write-in vote for him this fall.

The Masked Vigilante said...

I caught this speech on YouTube last night. DK came out on stage, rocked the house, and did a curtain call. Kick ass.

Seven of Six said...

He did kick ass.

Anjha said...

He rocked.

I watched it a few times yesterday.

Wake Up America.

No shit.

There is way too much at stake.