Fifty-nine million Americans on Nov. 2 decided to re-elect the worst president in the history of the country. Oh, there are other contenders for the crown.
Richard Nixon lied to and betrayed the country. Lyndon B. Johnson got us involved in the worst military disaster in United States history. Ulysses S. Grant’s administration was notoriously corrupt, and Ronald Reagan turned the world’s largest creditor nation into the world’s largest debtor.
However, no other president has combined lying, involving us in a war we can’t win, record-setting deficits and the awarding of corrupt no-bid contracts to firms with criminal records.
The President lied to the nation by asserting, and continuing to assert, that Iraq had constructive ties to Al-Qaeda and weapons of mass destruction.
He has led the country into a full-scale occupation of a hostile country filled with and surrounded by people who hate us and are willing to blow themselves up to prove the point.
He blindly pursued a policy of tax cuts for the wealthy regardless of economic circumstances and the declaration of not one but two unexpected wars, increasing the national debt and doing long-term damage to the economic growth of the country. And to top it off, he sold the Iraq oil fields to Halliburton using no-bid contracts. Halliburton, Vice President Dick Cheney’s old company, also engaged in illegal trade with Iraq when Saddam Hussein was in power, and has lost $600 million in U.S. government property in Iraq.
Of course, most of the people who actually voted for President George W. Bush don’t know anything about that. It seems the incredibly liberal media in this country didn’t feel like exposing the betrayal of the country by its “elected” leadership.
I was comforted for the last four years by knowing that Bush was not really elected, that he was placed in office by a Supreme Court that betrayed every federalist principle it claimed to have.
Then we actually decided that it was a good idea to elect the man who has done so much damage to this country in the last four years.
It is terrifying to imagine what he might do next.
Of course 30 percent of Bush supporters still believe that Iraq had WMDs. This is after Charles Duelfer, the CIA special advisor appointed by Bush to find WMDs in Iraq, publicly announced that there were no weapons and had not been since the end of the first Gulf War.
The liberal media in this country chose not to make this an issue in the election either. Of course this seems rational when compared to the 70 percent of Bush supporters who believe that Iraq had a constructive relationship with Al-Qaeda and that Saddam Hussein attacked the World Trade Center.
The media has decided that this election was decided by moral issues. This could not be further from the truth.
The same rednecks who voted for Bush to put a stop to Oval Office oral voted for him again to “keep the fags in line” for four years.
This is evidently a moral position by some definition of “moral” that I am not familiar with. It wasn’t the moral who elected Bush, it was the ignorant.
In a blind poll, it was found that most Bush supporters in the Midwest could not determine from a given position, whether it belonged to President Bush or Senator John Kerry. Kerry supporters could.
So if you’re a Republican and your friends are accusing your fellows of ignorance, or telling you that you’re partially responsible for the ruin of the country, it is only because it’s the truth. A truth unreported by the liberal media.
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