OLBERMANN: Vote. [VIDEO]
November 07, 2006
Just the conclusion of Olbermann's latest Special Comment:
Mr. President, there is no other conclusion we can draw as we go to the polls tomorrow.
SirÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ you have been making this up as you went along.
This country was founded to prevent anybody from making it up as they went along.
Those vaunted founding fathers of ours have been so quoted-up, that they appear as marble statues: like the chiseled guards of China, or the faces on Mount Rushmore.
But in fact they were practical people and the thing they obviously feared most, was a government of men and not laws.
They provided the checks and balances for a reason.
No one man could run the government the way he saw fit Ã¢â‚¬â€ unless he, at the least, took into consideration what those he governed saw.
A House of Representatives would be the people's eyes.
A Senate would be the corrective force on that House.
An Executive would do the workÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ and hold the Constitution to his chest like his child.
A Supreme Court would oversee it all.
Checks and balances.
Where did that go, Mr. Bush?
And what price did we pay because we have let it go?
Saddam Hussein will get out of Iraq the same way 2,832 Americans have, and thousands more.
He'll get out faster than we will.
And if nothing changes tomorrow, you, Sir, will be out of the White House long before the rest of us can sayÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ we are out of Iraq.
And whose fault is this?
Not truly yours. You took advantage of those of us who were afraid, and those of us who believed unity and nation took precedence over all else.
But we let you take that advantage.
And so we let you go to war in Iraq. ToÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ oust Saddam. Or find non-existant Weapons. Or avenge 9/11. Or fight terrorists who only got there after we did. Or as cover to change the fabric of our Constitution. Or for lower prices at The Texaco. OrÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ ?
There are still a few hours left, before the polls open, sir, there are many rationalizations still untried.
And whatever your motives of the moment, we the people have, in true good faith and with the genuine patriotism of self-sacrifice (of which you have shown you know nothing)Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ we have let you go onÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
Making it up.
As you went along.
Un-checkedÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ and un-balanced.