What a sad day this is becoming when a problem such as this swine flu, which has people all across the US scared, is being used as a political weapon by the Democrats to continue to deal blows against the GOP.
Some Democrats and Liberal bloggers are pointing fingers at Republican lawmakers who stripped out funding in the recent Stimulus Bill for "pandemic flu preparedness". So the country is currently going thru a really serious scare that could turn into panic and chaos due to a flu that has killed many i Mexico and is spreading fast thru the US with many reports in several states and all the Democrats in this country can do is find a way to blame the Republicans if this gets out of hand?
To take Michelle Obama's words and tweak them a bit, for the first time in my life I am ashamed of my countrymen. To use such a terrible situation and turn it into a ploy to turn people against a political party is disgusting and shameful no matter who does it. This swine flu epidemic should be something that should unite us in the fight against a virus that will see no race, gender, religion, age or political affiliation. Our Gov't officials and the American people should be working together to make sure this epidemic is contained, controlled and to make sure the American people are as prepared as possible for the worse. Instead, they are out there pointing fingers, using scare tactics and playing blame games.
Come on people. Regardless of race, gender, religion, age or political affiliation, we are all Americans here (those who are citizen anyways) and while many of us have different opinions on how things should be done, politically or not, we should be working to unite ourselves during a time those who consider us enemies are working to make themselves stronger, during a time when nature decides to show us it's true powers, during a time when diseases begin to spread at a fast pace and even during a time when those running the country are not the ones we voted for. Our politicians and those who use politics as a weapon are doing a better job at keeping us separated, categorized, stereotyped and divided rather than reminding us that in the end, no matter our differences, we are all Americans fighting for the same thing; a better country for our children, for our families, for our friends and especially for ourselves.
There is nothing wrong with having a difference of opinions. But there is something wrong when some use these differences to hurt others, to separate, to divide, for greed, for glory and for selfishness. For better or for worse, we are Americans, we are one nation, under God (or not, to be "fair"), indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.