|November 2, 2004||EDITORIAL ARCHIVES|
For Bush, Nothing Succeeds Like Failure. Today is Your Chance to Fire Him and Restore Democracy to America.
A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL
The right wing press loves to call BuzzFlash.com an anti-Bush site, but they got us all wrong.
BuzzFlash.com is a pro-democracy site. We believe in our Constitution. We embrace the diversity of people that make up this great nation. We believe in a country that supports the right to believe in one's own faith, without the government imposing a religion or religious values upon you.
In short, we are a hi-tech patriotic news and commentary site grounded in the ideals and noble goals of the American Revolution.
What a vision the revolutionary founders of this nation had: a government continually reborn by the vote of its citizens. A government divided into three independent branches to balance power and preserve checks and balances. A government accountable, through transparency and openness, to the American people.
Over the past 25 years, a fifth column of right wing extremists has successfully laid the groundwork for undermining and dismantling this great democracy. Their goal has been to install one party rule in this nation. While mouthing patriotic sound bites, they work behind the backs of the American people to erode the institutions, values, and laws that are the bedrock of democracy.
They don't believe in democracy, anymore than a tiger believes in vegetarianism. In fact, they have contempt for the American public. They are elitists who believe that they know better than the rabble of the voters -- and that if you are not in on the big money corporate welfare deals, then you are a natural born loser.
George W. Bush is their puppet. Dick Cheney is their Wizard of Oz. And Karl Rove is their Goebbels.
They might be excused many things, but their unrelenting efforts to dismantle the institutions of democracy created in 1776 are, in essence, treason.
They might be excused many things, but they are inept, bumbling fanatics, who can't even get the job done right.
The emergence of the Osama bin Laden tape only underscores the fact that the man in the White House who promised Osama dead or alive was outfoxed by the world's most infamous terrorist. Bush is a loser, not a leader.
Osama is alive, but more than 1100 American soldiers are dead from an ill-advised invasion of Iraq. Thousands more are wounded. Last week, an estimate of more than 100,000 Iraqis killed in the ongoing Iraq war was released. We are closing in on the cost of the Iraq War rising to $300 billion. Forget the middle class tax break of a few hundred dollars. Each American family is paying more than $5000 for Bush's Iraq folly!
Bush and his Neocon masters are failures, but they try to argue that their failure is proof of their success. Instead of reducing the number of terrorists, they take actions that ensure that the number of terrorists continues to rise exponentially. The members of the Bush Neocon Cartel believe that they are Masters of the Universe. But they are, in reality, ham handed breeders of terrorism.
Bush said, "Bring 'Em On," and hundreds more of our soldiers died.
He is a catastrophic failure, someone who uses his inability to make the world more secure, as Maureen Dowd noted this weekend, as a reason for electing him to another term.
Shortly after September 11th, BuzzFlash wrote an editorial in which we said it was easy to be against terrorism. After all, who in the United States would be for committing suicide by supporting it? But the Bush administration has tried to make their opposition to terrorism an exclusive franchise. But the reality is this: the former "meet and greet" partner for the Texas Rangers has a losing record for every year he has been in office.
It's not a question of whether or not you are for against terrorism. It's whether or not you know what you are doing in trying to reduce it. Anyone who votes for George Bush might as well be putting a gun to their head. The guy doesn't have a clue as to how to take on the terrorist threat. September 11th happened under his watch because he couldn't take simple steps to try and prevent hijackings, despite warnings that they were in the offing.
All the Bush Cartel cares about is its own survival.
It will do everything in its power to steal the 2004 election, because it's done it once and went unpunished, so why not do it again?
Furthermore, if Kerry wins, a lot of Bush administration officials and Republican Party officials are going to wind up in jail. They couldn't shred the incriminating documents fast enough between the election and January 20th to keep the truth of their numerous federal crimes from emerging.
They will fight to steal the election because their backs are to the wall -- and because they feel that they are entitled to rule.
No, BuzzFlash is not an anti-Bush Internet site.
We just happen to believe in democracy, our Constitution, one-person-one-vote, and an inclusive society.
It's just so happens that the Bush administration doesn't.
If Bush were a CEO of any company, he would have been sent packing long ago.
Today's the day you can give him his pink slip and restore democracy.
It may be your last chance to save a great nation from the ruinous rule of elitists who don't trust our American institutions or our people.
Vote for the restoration of democracy today.
Vote for John Kerry for President.
A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL