June 12, 2006

Couldn't have said it better myself

Tom Tomorrow, perhaps the best political cartoonist of our era, shows how the process works.

4 Comments:

At 6/12/2006 9:59 AM, Blogger nicodemus said...

Tom Tomorrow has always done funny stuff.
But I'm not sure it's accurate to say that the rank and file Republicans go along with just any crap Bush feeds them. Examples: Immigration Policy Reform. I listen to conservative talk radio all day and they are vehemently opposed to Amnesty... as they see it. Also, remember the Harriett Myers nomination for Supreme Court? (What was that all about?!) So admittedly, these are isolated examples. But bottom line is that when the President has a stupid idea, he does get called on it. The Honeymoon wore off about 6 months after 9/11.

Dope, when Tom Tomorrow takes a shot at Anne Coulter, which will be soon I am sure- please make sure you post it.

 
At 6/12/2006 8:06 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Nico,
Perhaps some on the right are finally snapping out of their lockstep willingness to excuse and defend the indefensible, but it's been many years that they've automatically supported ANYTHING Bush and gang did, no matter how ridiculous, ill-considered, or damaging.

I think the wear and tear of doing this on their psyches finally got the best of them.

The cognitive dissonance finally got so horribly bad, the distance from reality so impossible to ignore, the lies so blatant, the power grabs so unconstitutional, the corruption so systemic and gargantuan, the spending so reckless, the response to national disaster so utterly incompetent and lacking, that even the right had to stand up and say enough.

But of course, it's not the utter errosion of rights and the constitution that gets the right pissed, it's the thought of allowing dark skinned people who came here illegally to remain in the country and pay taxes.

But at least if it gets them awake, it'll do.

 
At 6/14/2006 2:38 PM, Blogger IHG said...

Dope, you are a hoot. You actually believe most of what you type, don't you. Nice rheteric, but can you please elaborate on the 'blatant lies'?

Please do not use the WMD line, unless you also link President Clinton (and Madalene Albright) in on those lies (see February 1998 comments - numerous) which echoed everything Bush said 4-years later (about Dadaam and WMD).

Thank you.

 
At 6/14/2006 11:10 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

That's "rhetoric", and providing examples of lies should be like shooting fish in a barrel.

First I have to ask if Clinton or Albright led us into an invasion of Iraq? I dont' recall them doing so.

Just for starters, how about Bush's statement that a wiretap requires a court order and that they weren't doing such unconstitutional actions without one?

Then how about when they got busted and said it was only communication between known al Quada members abroad and people in this country?

Then when that was revealed as a bunch of lies, they admitted that they were gathering phone records on billions of ordinary Americans.

How about Rumsfeld saying that they knew exactly where the WMDs were, somewhere "north, east, south, or west of Bagdhad" ?

How about Herr Cheney telling us all that the Iraq insurgency was "in it's last throes"??

Or for that matter, what about "Mission Accomplished"???

Every week the Bushies say we're turning the corner in Iraq. Last I checked, when you turn that many corners, you're going in circles.

That's just off the top of my head, it shouldn't be much work to provide an extensive list of others. Hell, there's been entire books written by reputable authors about the lies of George Bush alone.

Give that link a read for many, many examples of blatant lies coming from BushCo.

Maybe you might check the book out and read it yourself to save me the trouble.

And while you're at it, you could have done a simple Google search on "the lies of george w bush" and come up with over 22 million web sites. If even a fraction of them are true, there's more than enough proof of the rampant lies of this administration.

Their entire credibility is built on and depends on constant lies to maintain a fiction of competency.

If that fact has escaped you, perhaps you need to take off the blinders.

 

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