hypocrisy... sweet, conservative, Republican All-American hypocrisy.
It would be bad enough to have to sit amongst the fetid stew of complete illogic caused just by living in the States, but unfortunately the rest of the international community is affected by the Republican clones as well.
Mindlessly reciting buzz words and jingoisms as the basis of any rational debate, the Republican Party and the Good 'Ol Boy Culture have got the folks down home convinced that St.George-of-the-Swarmy is the man to re-elect this autumn.
Oh. And is there any doubt he'll be re-elected again in a landslide? NO??? Good. Just doing a reality check here.
As I tidied up the following email, it occurred to me that the initial origin of this might, in fact, be the Democratic Party campaign machine. A tart, saucy blurb which makes the internet rounds as forwarded email is a great way to mass market an idea.
The Democratic Party is dancing as fast as it can, but still can't keep in step with the fat lady. Pity. A real shame.
Well, might as well dust off the 2000 "Damn You Greens!!" placards from the backrooms at the Democratic National Committee HQ. Cross off 'Greens' this time and paste a 'Ralph' over it.
Ralph's back as an independent candidate. You remember Ralph, don't you? The guy you Democrats blamed as the second reason Gore lost in 2000? (The first, as we all recall, was the Florida High-in-Income-But-Abysmally-Low-in-Brains set who're too stupid to figure something as involved as reading English on an election ballot. But I digress.)
No, the American public is eating up this Tough Guy Image and GWB will keep his pious posterior in the Oval Office for another term. Defeatist attitude? Premature call? Nope. Just calling 'em as I see 'em.
A previous Republican president breezed back to a second term with a rousing mandate from voters as well. He didn't finish his term, though, and his name was Richard Milhous Nixon; had a bit of a worry called 'Watergate'. Trashed his own career and some contend, the rest of his life.
Nothing sinks a presidency like a good scandal so there might be vindication after all.
Being a politician might just be the world's second oldest profession.
But it has much in common with the first.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, February 22, 2004 12:32 PM
To: Clueless Republicans
Subject: Being a Republican in 2004