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01/07/05 :: By Tom Ball
Bush Draft (Part II)
Categories :: Bush-Cheney 2004 :: Lies :: Military :: Outrages

During the 2004 campaign, the Bush troglodytes were fond of asserting, "The only people I've ever heard suggest a draft are the Democrats." -- obviously implying that it was actually the Dems who sought to send your children to their death in various irrelevant foreign lands. Well duh! Of course the Republicans aren't going to admit what they're really intending to do. Hasn't anyone been paying attention for the last four years? Sure enough, with the military heinously overstretched and the situation in Iraq in a deterioration freefall, the Repuglinuts have vamped up their efforts -- shifting into phase two of their 'shaft 'em with the draft' campaign for global domination.

10/28/04 :: By Stu Finkel
Your GOP: Disasters 'R' Us
Categories :: Bush-Cheney 2004

Not content to try to use global terrorism as a means both to ramrod through their radical rightwing agenda and as the central plank in their re-election strategy, the Bush campaign is also counting on natural disasters. But they have found, much to their disappointment, that the Florida hurricanes haven't given them the electoral boost they were hoping for.

10/27/04 :: By Stu Finkel
Shot Across the Bow: An Election in Doubt
Categories :: Bush-Cheney 2004 :: Criminal Acts :: Election 2004

The results of the Presidential Election of 2004 are not yet in, but they are already almost irreversibly tainted by fraud, irregularities and uncertainty. Unless the margin of victory for one of the two candidates is more than polls are currently suggesting then the legitimacy of this election has already been cast into doubt.

10/25/04 :: By Bob Kendall
Did Alleged "Born Again Bush" Ever Read The Ten Commandments?
Categories :: Bush-Cheney 2004

Before the Ten Commandments there was the Code of Hammurabi, with similar admonitions for maintaining s stable society. Christians claim to believe in the Ten Commandments. Cecil B. DeMille even made a remarkable movie starring gun guru Charlton Heston playing Moses in “The Ten Commandments.”

10/24/04 :: By William Hare
Should America Be Pushed to the Brink of Nuclear War to Energize Bush's Base Among Christian Right Wing Extremists?
Categories :: Bush-Cheney 2004

Kevin Phillips was a former Nixon Administration operative who still classifies himself as a conservative. He also believes in separation of church and state, but in an appearance Friday night on Bill Moyers Now he told the show’s host that on the subject of religion, “We need to have a debate on this subject.”

10/22/04 :: By Bob Kendall
Pulpit Politics
Categories :: Bush-Cheney 2004

Not since the Salem witchcraft trials have we seen such a surge in religious gasping for political power. The United States went through one of its darkest moments, when the religious crazies held sway and designated the alleged witches. Crowds cheered lustily as they were disposed of in hideous ways.

10/22/04 :: By Bob Kendall
Americans Held Hostage by Bush and Pharmaceutical Companies
Categories :: Bush-Cheney 2004

Flu shots are not available to all Americans that need them now, which begs the question: How can an Administration that can’t even have flu shots available when Americans need them for all citizens who depend on them extricate the U.S. out of the religious war quagmire in Iraq?

10/19/04 :: By Bob Kendall
Will UFO's Pay Off The Bush Generated $7.4 Trillion National Debt?
Categories :: Bush-Cheney 2004

No way! UFO’s appear in the sky some say, and they are just looking down on us. With a debt like that they won’t come near us, so don’t count on anyone from outer space to bail the U.S.A. out of the debt pit that Bush and this Republican dominated Congress created.

10/18/04 :: By Bob Kendall
Bush Style Democracy -- Attack All Opposing Views
Categories :: Bush-Cheney 2004

Has democracy in the U.S.A. degenerated to the point where if a Democrat dares mouth a liberal viewpoint he or she is immediately attack by a series of right wing media moguls? Is it the American way to be smeared by corporate robots designated to attack with vicious force a differing view? Can there be no legitimate difference of opinion on crucial issues confronting America? Has the Republican attack machine mobilized to such an extent that true freedom of speech is no longer possible? Are these high salaried down-and-dirty media attack dogs concerned only with maintaining lavish lifestyles at all costs, making greed their God?

10/17/04 :: By William Hare
Bush's Iraq and Anti-Terrorist Policies are Based on Grand Deception
Categories :: Bush-Cheney 2004

I recently read an article by a professor of political science from a western state who asserted that if John Kerry is elected over George Bush that the opportunity to achieve democracy in Iraq would be shattered and a message would be sent to the rest of the world that terrorism had triumphed. Kerry would be incapable of the kind of tough and decisive leadership that this professor attributes to Bush.

10/17/04 :: By William Hare
Should Cheney's Record Make You Feel Comfortable About The Future?
Categories :: Bush-Cheney 2004

The smoke had barely cleared from the final debate in Tempe than Dick and Lynne Cheney fired shots across the bow at John Kerry. Their criticism of Kerry supposedly “outing” Cheney’s daughter Mary and sparking an ongoing battle classified as “Marygate” is yet another example of Bush campaign demagoguery. Lynne Cheney even went so far as to charge that Kerry was “not a good man.”

10/13/04 :: By William Hare
Congress Abdicated Responsibility; Bush Should Have Been Impeached
Categories :: Bush-Cheney 2004

When George W. Bush invaded Iraq without a supporting resolution for his action, America stood in violation of Article 51 of the United Nations Charter. The resolution on which the ongoing inspection searching for any weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, headed by Sweden’s Hans Blix, was ongoing and producing tangible results. While inspections proceeded Iraq’s dictator Saddam Hussein, yielding to international pressure, had begun destroying weapons.

10/13/04 :: By Bob Kendall
White House Resident George Bush Can Run But He Can Never Hide From What He and his Administration Have Done
Categories :: Bush-Cheney 2004

Are you an accomplice to the Iraq War by continuing to back Bush and his crew – Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz and Richard Perle? If you still believe in this character that told the world a series of falsehoods, from weapons of mass destruction to they’re working with Uranium from Africa, we know that for a fact. Saddam Hussein is threatening the U.S.. The people of Iraq are anxious for us to come and overthrew their government.

10/12/04 :: By Peter Perkowski
POTUS and VPOTUS Are Violent Criminals
Categories :: Bush-Cheney 2004

For the purpose of deporting people of color, DUI is a "violent crime." For the purpose of electing a President, DUI is a "youthful indiscretion."

10/10/04 :: By Stu Finkel
Rove Endgame Strategy: Attack, Obfuscate, Distract
Categories :: Bush-Cheney 2004

Yuval Rubenstein at the Left Coaster notes, "If anyone is still wondering what the BushCo 'October suprise' will look like, the Bush campaign (and its surrogates) have essentially telegraphed their strategy in the past few days. Specifically, we'll be seeing a second assault on Kerry's Vietnam record even more audacious than the August ambush."

10/09/04 :: By Peter Perkowski
Shorter Presidential Debate (Part Two)
Categories :: Bush-Cheney 2004

Presidential Debate (Part Deux), nickel version.

10/01/04 :: By William Hare
Bush Bigots Spew Ethnic Hate
Categories :: Bush-Cheney 2004

Periodically the cauldron of bigotry existing within the rabid Republican right rears its ugly head. Today was one of those days, the occasion when their spinmeisters prepare to transform by medic hocus pocus a clueless corporate zombie into a great American leader who knows what he thinks and acts with decisive courage on his instincts.

09/24/04 :: By Bob Kendall
It's Bush and the Republicans Who Are Blowing Hot Air
Categories :: Bush-Cheney 2004

It is best for the Bush Administration not to create political humor out of Kerry blowing with the wind as he relaxes. The fact is that this Republican Administration has blown so much hot air that it could be carried in its massive entirety up, up and away.

09/24/04 :: By William Hare
Is a Nixon Dirty Trickster and Wife Swapper Behind the CBS Memo Scandal?
Categories :: Bush-Cheney 2004

Roger Stone, a Republican “public relations operative”, has been linked by the New York Post to the ongoing scandal involving CBS’ reporting of memos regarding George Bush’s Texas Air National Guard record. When contacted at his Miami home he did not deny his involvement, issuing a “no comment” response.

09/24/04 :: By William Hare
Bush Says No Draft Plan, but Congress has Two Draft Bills Waiting
Categories :: Bush-Cheney 2004

This insightful editorial appeared in the Charleston (West Virginia) Gazette. It demonstrates that Bush, despite his irresponsible claims that things are essentially going well in Iraq, is quickly running out of options.

09/23/04 :: By William Hare
Nice Try, Major Media: The Race is a Tossup Despite Your Best Efforts!
Categories :: Bush-Cheney 2004

How quick certain major media sources were to dismiss John Kerry’s candidacy and hand over a second term to George W. Bush by deciding that, on the basis of polling, the race was over. By decreeing that Bush had secured a double-digit lead and that the race was dwindling rapidly to a close, Kerry’s failure to present a clear message had cost him dearly and the results were virtually signed and sealed. The latest Zogby poll finds the race dead even. Recent Harris and Pew polls reached the same conclusion.

09/23/04 :: By Bob Kendall
George Bush's Corporate Democracy
Categories :: Bush-Cheney 2004

What kind of “democracy” are we fighting for in Iraq and Afghanistan? Is it the brand of “democracy” existing in the U.S.A. today? A degenerate democracy where it is no longer the “will of the people” but the tremendous power of the money, the Almighty Dollar, being poured into the political campaigns of vested interests of “big business” such as the shameful funding facts revolving around the political power purchased by America’s gigantic pharmaceuticals corporations.

09/22/04 :: By Bob Kendall
Booze and Bush
Categories :: Bush-Cheney 2004

Never before in the history of the United States of America have we had a President who admits he drank heavily until he was 40, as Bush freely admitted in an interview with Barbara Walters. He claimed he quit “cold turkey”, I believe after his “Born Again” claim.

09/22/04 :: By William Hare
Bush at Harvard: Loud, Loutish and a Pathological Liar
Categories :: Bush-Cheney 2004

Here is an excellent article from Mary Jacoby that was printed in on September 16. It describes with clarity and insight the George W. Bush of his Harvard Business School days from the standpoint of his professor.

09/08/04 :: By Stu Finkel
Texans for Truth
Categories :: Bush-Cheney 2004 :: George W. Bush Don't expect the media to give nearly as much air time to the newest round of uncoverings in the AWOL story (see Tom's post below) as they did the Swift Boat Liars. So we need to support Texans for Truth...

09/08/04 :: By Tom Ball
Breaking News: Bush Didn't Meet Guard Requirements
Categories :: Bush-Cheney 2004 :: George W. Bush

Bush's day of reckoning has finally come in the mainstream media. Boston Globe: President Bush fell well short of meeting his military obligation in the Texas Air National Guard during the Vietnam War.

08/26/04 :: By Bob Kendall
Please Vote Republican if you are inspired by the Following Bush Administration Track Record
Categories :: Bush-Cheney 2004

I am voting Republican because:

08/25/04 :: By Tom Ball
Cheney Joins Democrats Against Gay Marriage Amendment
Categories :: Bush-Cheney 2004

Vice President Cheney broke with President Bush on Tuesday on the question of same-sex marriage, saying he believes the issue should be left to the states. “Freedom means freedom for everyone,” he said at a campaign rally in Davenport, Iowa.

08/25/04 :: By Tom Ball
More Swift Boat Ad GOP Links
Categories :: Bush-Cheney 2004

Now we see that the Bush administration and the Swift Boat Veterans against Truth share the same attorney.

08/25/04 :: By William Hare
Big Surprise! Swift Boat Ad GOP Link!
Categories :: Bush-Cheney 2004

What a surprise! George W. Bush has assured us that those are just a bunch of lone wolves out there in 527 land doing those Swift Boat ads and lying about John Kerry.

08/22/04 :: By Stu Finkel
Poll Shows Kerry Trouncing Bush Among Jews
Categories :: Bush-Cheney 2004 :: Elections :: Kerry-Edwards 2004

A recent survey shows Kerry leading Bush 75 to 22 among likely Jewish voters, despite the GOP's enormous efforts to win over the Jewish vote, which has been -- and apparently remains -- an overwhelmingly Democratic constituency.

08/20/04 :: By William Hare
Bush's Thugs Raised the Character Issue; AWOL and Drugs Should Now be on the Table
Categories :: Bush-Cheney 2004

There is a rule in criminal law trials that the prosecution must focus on the alleged crime or crimes committed by a defendant and is restricted from basing its effort on attacking that defendant’s character. The exception arises when the defense, generally in an attempt to counter the charges at issue, presents the defendant in at least a reasonably virtuous light, and brings character into issue. At that point the prosecution is permitted to attack that defendant’s character.

07/22/04 :: By Cary W. Blankenship
Election Direction: Kerry Wins Bush Loses
Categories :: Bush-Cheney 2004 :: Elections :: Kerry, John

Charlie Cook’s new article “Off to the Races” in the National Journal states that the stability in the presidential race polling numbers poses a problem for President Bush. Incumbent presidents that poll below 50% have a serious problem and Bush has polled below 50% approval rating for months.

07/19/04 :: By William Hare
Bush's March to Theocracy Invites a Comparison to Fidel Castro from a Prominent Clergyman
Categories :: Bush-Cheney 2004

A recent article on this site warned of the dangers of the Bush-Cheney administration overrunning the separation of church and state’s protective barrier that has been applied from the adoption of the U.S. Constitution to the present. A page one article of the July 18 Miami Herald indicates that a 22-point plan by the Bush-Cheney campaign to marshal support from churchgoers has met resistance from some religious leaders.

07/15/04 :: By Tom Ball
Democrats' Strategy to Keep Cheney on the BC04 Ticket
Categories :: Bush-Cheney 2004 :: Tactics

This is brilliant! No. Not on the part of the Republicans, rather on the part of the Democrats. It is no secret that Cheney is a liability to the Bush-Cheney ticket and Democrats want more than anything to keep him partnered with Bush till the November election.


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