Note from 2 Madmen
Thursday, December 9, 2004
Come Bigger Than 51% “G”lobal “W”arming Bush
By Eddie Konczal
Presidential election has recently concluded. George Bush won the slimmest of
majorities, 51%. The Electoral College was close enough that if Bush had lost
Ohio, John Kerry would now be President-Elect. In fact, a recount is scheduled
to begin shortly in Ohio, meaning that the 2004 Presidential Election, as slim
as hope might be, is not quite over yet.
the Bush/Cheney team are gloating that they now have a mandate for their
CORPORATE CONSERVATIVE (They’re only conservative regarding programs that
benefit all of us. When it comes to Corporations, they are as liberal as can be,
with our money) agenda. Bush talks about spending “political capital” he earned
during the campaign.
Johnson won 61% of the vote in 1964, that was a mandate.
Nixon won 49 states in 1972, that was a mandate.
Reagan won 49 states in 1984, that was also a mandate.
these landslides, Bush’s 51% popular vote and modest electoral margin hardly
constitutes a mandate. But Bush has never let facts get in the way of reason.
After all, the closeness of the 2000 election didn't deter him, and his
Corporate Conservative Thieves from pursuing a radical right-wing agenda in his
aforementioned Presidents did not use their mandates wisely, giving us Vietnam,
Watergate, and Iran-Contra, respectively. I shudder to think what Bush will do
with his "self-proclaimed mandate".
By Noah Greenberg
United or combined into one body; collective
favors traditional views and values; one who tends to oppose change.
Corporations tend to oppose change unless they can make a nickel. Change is
what occurs when greed strikes. All we have to do is look at products like
“New Coke” or “Pepsi Clear” to name but two greed-related product changes that
did the opposite of their desired end - to make more money and grab a larger
hold of market share.
few have been granted so much by the power elite (the Neo-Con administration
of G.W. Bush) a new monster is created. The
It is a creature
without morals that preaches morality. It is an obese monster who advises
“belt-tightening” for most while it gorges itself on the ”HARD WORK” of the
middle class. It is a beast that tells of all the good it has done by giving
us fancy names such as “No Child Left Behind” but then leaves all but the
privileged children behind. It is a beast that creates the “Clean Water
Initiative” but then tries to raise the “acceptable amount” of cyanide in our
drinking water to 60 PPM from 10 PPM (parts Per Million) At the same time, it
cleans up the beaches at Kennebunkport, Maine, the home of its leader’s father
bearing the same name.
Traditional values include taking care of our sick, not to leave them to die
Traditional values include taking care of our old, not to leave them penniless
with a bad Medicare plan that only benefits the
Traditional values are
not meant for the few, but the many. One cannot push their traditional values
on another whose traditional values are different without there being the
resulting hate and resentment (See
are the monsters that have created the mess in Iraq (the “Halliburton
are the monsters that have created high heating fuel bills for the benefit of
the “Energy Monsters”
are the beasts that devour our natural resources while giving us names like
“The Clean Air Act” and give us studies entitled “Greenhouse Gases and Global
Warming Potential Values” (http://yosemite.epa.gov/oar/globalwarming.nsf/content/emissions.html).
are the monsters that refuses to put armor on vehicles driven by National
Guardsmen and Reservists.
are the beasts that send out troops off to fight without a clear plan of
victory or an end in sight.
care not for you. The dollar drops? They have Euros. Oil prices soar? They
have stock options. People lose their jobs? They outsource to China and India.
monster must be stopped before its too late.
it already is.
Stupid Quote of the Day
On the U.S. giving $23.5 million to the
"Palestinians deserver credit for
the careful management of a difficult leadership transition..."
-William J. Burns, Assistant Secretary of
State for Middle East Affairs
Did they think that Arafat would live
forever? Just something else that “surprised” the Bush Administration.
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