May 15, 2004
GOP Hypocrite of the Week: George Bush Supporters
A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL
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Welcome back to the BuzzFlash.com GOP Hypocrite of the Week.
Today, BuzzFlash has a question.
Of the supposedly rock solid 45% of Americans who will vote for Bush -- even if he grows devil's horns -- how many of them are Neo-Confederate white males, how many are Stepford-Christians, how many are ignorant, and how many are just plumb stupid?
After all, supporting an incompetent, chronic liar, when he daily takes actions that threaten the national security of the United States of America, requires some explaining. That's why anyone who supports George W. Bush is our GOP Hypocrite of the Week.
For example, ask the average Bush supporter to explain how this passes the common sense test?
On the day that the first rush of U.S. torture, humiliation and abuse photos emerged in the press, Bush "celebrated" the first anniversary of the Iraq war by declaring, "A year ago, I did give the speech from the carrier, saying that we had achieved an important objective, that we'd accomplished a mission, which was the removal of Saddam Hussein. And as a result, there are no longer torture chambers or rape rooms or mass graves in Iraq."
Okay, maybe Laura didn't read the papers to Bush that morning, but Bush knew long ago about the torture chambers and rape rooms that Rumsfeld, Boykin, Feith and the rest of the DOD had condoned at Abu Ghraib prison. As for a recent mass grave, there are reports that hundreds of women, children and elderly killed in Fallujah are buried in a soccer field. Who killed them? Apparently, U.S. forces -- collateral damage, you know -- as the Bush Cartel tried to "crush the followers" of a Shiite leader who wasn't a terrorist threat until we invaded Iraq.
Of course, when the firestorm over America using torture, rape and mass killings -- in its effort to "liberate" the Iraqi people from torture, rape and mass killings -- hit peak levels, Bush went to the Pentagon to view terrifying photos he claims he never saw. Yes, and he took one look at the Saddam-style horrors perpetrated under the Rumsfeld-Cheney "high-stress interrogation methods" and then emerged to proclaim to the press that Rumsfeld was doing a "superb job."
If there are two Americas, which there does seem to be, then these were defining moments. Either you see an anti-democracy serial liar, engaged in surreal "in your face hypocrisy," or you see an "entitled knight" engaged in the bloody crusades, where non-believers were slaughtered as an army of God ravaged its way across Europe and the Middle East. And it doesn't really matter what he says or does, because his fate and the fate of the nation are in the hands of Jesus.
There really isn't much room to maneuver between these two prism frames, is there?
But America IS a democracy, as far as we know. General Boykin, the anti-Islamic military leader who still enjoys the support of Bush and Rumsfeld, has said that Bush was chosen by God to become president. He's half-right about that. It was really Antonin Scalia, claiming that he was acting on behalf of the Almighty, who apparently told "Nino" to disregard the will of the American people on behalf of the Republican Party.
But that leads us back to the Bush voters who are hypocrites because they continue to support a man who lies so cruelly and with such wanton abandonment.
You can't be a believer in our Constitution and in the democracy created in 1776 and so shamelessly champion an individual who defiles the office of the presidency and undermines the concept of democracy at every turn.
For these and many more reasons too numerous to detail, we honor all the "Kool-aid" drinkers who continue to support the village idiot of the world. You, the rock-solid Bush base, are our 31st GOP Hypocrite of the Week.
Until next week, just remember our motto at BuzzFlash.com: So many Republican hypocrites, so little time.
Catch up with you soon.
A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL
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