September 21, 2003
AOL Internet Poll Results: 47% Say Bush Deliberately Misled the Public
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS
The mainstream media may still be getting their "war dividend" from the Bush Cartel, and, therefore, continuing to pump up the limp image of the incompetent, feckless King George, to the detriment of the welfare and security of the American people. Heck, they've already begun to pile on Wesley Clark, while ignoring a pyramid of lies from the Bush administration that stands as tall as Mount Everest.
The mainstream media doesn't, for the most part, give a hoot about our welfare, security or democracy. Just understand that, and you will join the pro-democracy movement.
But here's a note of good news. On the most recent AOL Internet survey, which traditionally tends to skew conservative because more wealthy people are on the Internet, the following question was asked: "In retrospect, what do you think of Bush's case for war?"
Here are the results:
So, the largest percentage of respondents believes the usurper in the White House deliberately misled the public. Of course, this is not a scientific poll. It is still skewed because it consists of respondents who are AOL subscribers. But, it does indicate that there is just short of a majority of AOL users who believe that Bush deliberately lied.
When will the mainstream media and the remaining "cautious" Democrats catch up? This is a credibility gap that you could drive a Mack truck through. It does not bode well for Democratic candidates like John Kerry and Dick Gephardt who have been trying to have it both ways on the Iraq war. (Not to mention the Republican in waiting, Joe Lieberman, who appears to be auditioning for Dick Cheney's position.)
The AOL question came about as a result of Ted Kennedy blasting the entire Iraq war as a fraud. Apparently, AOL users, surprisingly, agree.
And Bush's approval ratings continue to drop [LINK]. Get ready for more terror alerts and photo-op "successes" in Iraq.
The bottom line: all the stars are in alignment for Karl Rove to trot out the "It's Me or the Terrorists! You Have Three Seconds to Decide!" scare tactics [LINK].
Hold on, here comes the fright!
If King George's poll numbers dip any lower, watch for "Godfather" Bush (the Father of the King) to send in Bush Cartel consiglieri, James Baker, to advise Junior that he has to push Rumsfeld or Cheney off the plank to push his poll numbers up. Ashcroft is also vulnerable, but for less immediate reasons.
BuzzFlash figures Rumsfeld will exit before Cheney, but Cheney could always be "persuaded" to resign for health reasons. (Under this scenario, Colin Powell would replace him.) The logical caveat to the Cheney resignation scenario is that since Cheney is ACTUALLY functioning as the President, it might be challenging to persuade him to step down from the Vice Presidency.
But James Baker, in true "Godfather" consiglieri fashion, may make Cheney an offer that he can't refuse. How about a guarantee of continued no-bid contracts for Halliburton and a promise to shred all the energy advisory committee documents? Well, that might be the starting point for negotiations, anyway. Dick's got bigger things in mind.
By the way, as a public service, BuzzFlash.com is posting a Missing Person's Report.
If anyone knows of the whereabouts of Tom Ridge, former Governor of Pennsylvania and Currently Useless Head of America's National Security Program, please contact the Department of Homeland Security.
His wife dearly misses him.
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS
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