Saturday, April 07, 2007

Why is '08 starting so soon?

Deborah White tells it like it is. "Pundits openly lament, and ponder the effects of, the premature start to the 2008 presidential race." The NY Times says "The scale and swiftness of the action has the potential to upset the traditional timetables and conventions of presidential campaigning." The question is why?

The WHY is easy to understand: It's a form of hope for relief from the seemingly endless exaggerations, myopic hypocrisies and outright fabrications of the Bush administration.
It's respite from the constant barrage of Bushian "arrogance, incompetence, cynicism," to quote
Time magazine columnist Joe Klein this week.

It's a way to glimpse light at the end of a long, painful political tunnel constructed by George Bush, and gleefully enabled by FOX News, the sadly deteriorated Wall Street Journal, the Drudge Report and the latest addition to the rightwing smear-and-fear press, The Politico.

What America Is Supposed to Be

I hate it that we can't believe one word emanating from the Bush 43 White House. America isn't supposed to be like this.

Our great democracy is supposed to be a noble enterprise which exists to "establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity." (Source: Preamble to the U.S. Constitution)

Justice, tranquility, general welfare and blessings of liberty are apparently not goals... or even concerns... of George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Alberto Gonzales and their cronies and minions. It's no wonder that April 2007 polls report that 59% of ALL Americans disapprove of President Bush's job performance.

...and she's just warming up. Go read the rest.
What's that they say now? You go, girl!
She's not prissy about the word Liberal, either. Check out the column heading.
Progressive may be okay for newcomers and those sensitive to political correctness, but those of us who have roots in the good old days have no problem with the word Liberal.

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