Kerry Virtually Ties With Edwards
After Wisconsin, Edwards
would appear to have "VP" written all over him now, but there's still Super Tuesday and he's gaining on Kerry.
I still believe that Edwards
is our best hope to destroy Bush. Particularly given that the Republicans have barely been able to land a blow on him, and haven't really tried. The worst they seem to be able to say about Edwards is that he was a trial lawyer. First, though, I was under the impression being a lawyer was, these days, a prerequisite for becoming a senator. But besides which, it was corporations he fought against. The Rove attack machine was first geared up for Dean, now it's trying to recalibrate to Kerry: if Edwards ends up the front-runner, they may be out of ammunition by then. I sincerely want Edwards as our candidate.
And of all things, Rush Limbaugh today apparently said that Bush's increasingly suspicious National Guard record won't matter to Americans because we supposedly "love Bush." How does he know this? Because in 1996 Dole attempted to use Clinton's record of dodging Vietnam against him and it didn't work. Why not? Limbaugh said, "Americans loved Clinton."
Consider the perversity of this. It's not the first time Bush and his pundits and other cronies and hacks have attempted to excuse their own failings by citing Clinton as a precedent. Iraq? A plan that began, they say, with Clinton. (Partially true, but the regime change was not to be accomplished by an invasion in turn justified by lies) But Bush doesn't see 9/11 coming? That was Clinton's fault
. That's but two of many examples. I suppose Bush has finally dropped the shit about restoring integrity or dignity to the presidency. The GOP spent a long time and a lot of money trying to destroy Clinton and Limbaugh admits it failed because WE loved him.
Well, isn't that Republican thinking? In a democracy, is this not the whole ballgame? It's the Republicans who dislike this idea. And the subtext to this is that since we put up with Clinton and were willing to accept that then, we have no right to complain about Bush. Apparently adulterous senator Henry Hyde's statement during the impeachment hearings, shocked that the public didn't really care much about the Lewinsky matter, to the effect of "What's WRONG with the American people?" was indeed reflective of a larger attitude. We have gone wrong, and they, the Republicans, know what's best. We should keep them there because of this, it seems.
Meanwhile there's the growing chorus of all political stripes of Americans united by one slogan: Where's the fucking jobs you promised, Bush?
The entire country gripped by a terrible sense of deja vu. We threw out one Bush before he could lead a country to ruin, and then were too stupid and soft to realize the danger of letting in another. We should learn a lesson from these things but we don't, and to some degree the bloodshed, misery and poverty of the past 4 years are on our head. We should never have let that bastard in: we knew he was a snake.
Bush always looked exactly the evil idiot chimp we know him to be now. We just decided not to care for some reason.
But he will go down in November unless the Democratic candidates all shoot themselves in the head. Bush will even go down if he catches Bin Laden. Just the same as with Hussein when they didn't really think they'd catch him. They played down the importance of Hussein and Bin Laden as individuals and so their captures have had and will have no real impact. Just as Bush 41 did, he squandered his wartime political capital, like a boy who must have dessert before his dinner, and now all he can do is back further and further into a corner.
That Limbaugh tried to say this about this Bush is telling: he didn't try the "just doesn't matter" defense in 1992 until October.
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