Republican  Hypocris.. Logic

AAhhh... 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.

Greens Welcome Ralph Nader to the Presidential Race, Look Forward to Nominating a Green Candidate.

02.22.04 WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Greens welcomed Ralph Nader's entry into the presidential race today as an independent, saying that Mr. Nader will take positions and raise issues of vital urgency in the 2004 race for the White House. The Green Party of the United States and its 43 affiliate state parties are preparing to back a Green nominee, not an independent or another party's candidate.
Read more.Read the press release.

  -   A Better Way.  A Green Way.  -

----- Original Message -----
From: GWB
Sent: Sunday, February 22, 2004 12:32 PM

To: Clueless Republicans

Subject: Being a Republican in 2004

Things you must believe to remain a Republican today :

a. Being a drug addict is a moral failing and a crime, unless you're a conservative radio host.  Then it's an illness and you need our prayers for your recovery.
 b. The United States should get out of the United Nations, and our highest national priority is enforcing U.N. resolutions against Iraq.
c. Government should relax regulation of Big Business and Big Money but crack down on  individuals who use marijuana to relieve the pain of illness.
d. "Standing Tall for America" means firing your workers and moving their jobs to India.
e. A woman can't be trusted with decisions about her own body, but multi-national  corporations can make decisions affecting all mankind without regulation.
f. Jesus loves you, and shares your hatred of homosexuals and Hillary Clinton.
g. The best way to improve military morale is to praise the troops in speeches while slashing veterans' benefits and combat pay.
h. Group sex and drug use are degenerate sins unless you someday run for Governor of California as a Republican.
i. If condoms are kept out of schools, adolescents won't have sex.
j. A good way to fight terrorism is to belittle our long-time allies, then demand their cooperation and money.    (like those damn socialist Canadians)
k. HMOs and insurance companies have the interest of the public at heart.
l. Providing health care to all Iraqis is sound policy. Providing health care to all Americans is socialism.
m. Global warming and tobacco's link to cancer are junk science, but creationism should be taught in schools.
n. Saddam was a good guy when Reagan armed him, a bad guy when Bush's daddy made war on him, a good guy when Cheney did business with him and a bad guy when Bush needed a "we can't find Bin Laden" diversion.
o. A president lying about an extramarital affair is an impeachable offense. A president lying to enlist support for a war in which thousands die is solid defense policy.
p. Government should limit itself to the powers named in the Constitution, which include banning gay marriages and censoring the Internet.
q. The public has a right to know about Hillary's cattle trades, but George Bush's driving record is none of our business.
r. You support states' rights, which means Attorney General John Ashcroft can tell states what local voter initiatives they have a right to adopt.
s. What Bill Clinton did in the 1960s is of vital national interest, but what Bush did in the '70s is irrelevant.
t. Trade with Cuba is wrong because the country is communist, but trade with China and Vietnam is vital to a spirit of international harmony.


" We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat  now. "

                                             -   Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 " To announce that there must be no criticism of the President or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong is not only unpatriotic and servile, it is morally treasonable to the American Public. "

                                                -   President Theodore Roosevelt