Sunday, October 14, 2007

A Pox on Both Your Parties

The Eye of Polyphemus is seeing red:

I wrote a bout a week ago that despite my conservative leanings, I was against Bush vetoing S-CHIP....Shortly after the veto, both parties took the low road in critiquing the other to the point I am fed up with the entire process and most everyone in it.

For the weekly Democratic radio response, the party trotted out 12 year old Graeme Frost. Frost is from a double income, but still working poor family. Frost was in an accident some time ago in which he was severely injured....[M]ost notably, he has a prounced lisp because of some paralyzed vocal cords.

Let me put this in simpler terms, because it bears repeating: the Democrats exploited a young, now crippled boy by putting him on the radio where his speech impediment would be front and center....

I think the Democrats’ stunt was just as bad as all the firemen, soldiers, and children Bush has hauled out for photo ops since 9/11. But it gets worse.

The Republicans have since tried to smear Graeme’s family as misleading everyone on their income. They have posted photos [of] the private school Frost attends because iit is easier for him to handle the smaller environment. In a particularly deranged act, blogger Michelle Malkin, has driven to the Frost home to scope out its value....

What in the heck is going on? How did our political system come to this? Better question, how the heck can you throw your support to either the Democrats or Republicans considering how they have managed the veto and its aftermath? I do not think I can. The republic is on an irreversible downhill slide.

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