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2004-03-12 4:55 PM
The Decisiveness of Bush
With the glaring fact that John Kerry has had the gall (How dare he!) to actually change his mind on some fairly important issues, it seems that decisiveness has become a major issue in this election.
So, in all fairness, we should look at George Bush's track record on consistent decisions and divisiveness, er. . .decisiveness as well.
So here we go:
George Bush used to be in favor of civil unions.
George Bush declared that the reason for the war in Iraq was WMD. Now it seems that Saddam thinking evil thoughts was the reason.
George Bush announced finding mobile weapons labs . . .er, mobile weather balloon stations.
George Bush said that global warming was our greatest threat, unless, of course, we ignore it. Then it'll go away.
George Bush promised tax cuts that favored the middle class. People like you, me, Bill Gates.
George Bush said he was a Vietnam veteran.
George Bush promised 2.6 million new jobs this year. He just didn't say where . . .
George Bush promised 1.7 million new jobs last year. Unemployment in India and China soon fell.
George Bush has never heard of Ken Lay. (His biggest campaign contributer and CEO of Enron.)
You know, come to think of it, it's easy to paint yourself as decisive when everyone is either your best friend or your worst enemy.
The man is playing Republican politics. He's diverting the attention of the country from his ineptitude to a hot-button issue like gay marraiges. A Constitutional amendment banning these marraiges doesn't have a snowball's chance in hell of passing. Even his most ardent supporters are backing away from this political suicide run.
Hmm. Anybody remember Nixon using phrases like, "Welfare Queen," and "racial quotas," during his election run? You know, convince white America that the poor and minorities were responsible for ruining this country?
George Bush wasted over a year in Iraq while Al-Quida has been rebuilding.
On the morning of 9/11, George Bush Senior attended a meeting at the Ritz-Carlton with Shafig bin Laden, brother of Osama. Has anyone ever mentioned the fact that Shafig financed one Bush Sr.'s first oil wells and the family has ties that go back for years?
Has anyone mentioned that while the nation's airports were closed after 9/11, George Bush had 24 family members of Osama bin Laden rounded up and flown out of the country before they could be apprehended for questioning?
Oh wait, are these suggestions of collusion inappropriate?
I'll apologize on my death bed.
Joseph Haines, signing off from the Edge of the Abyss.
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