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The Democrats Can't Win by Default, They Must Show the American People They Can Stand Up to Bush's Propaganda Leadership
A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL
How Much Did Bush's Photo-op In Iraq Cost the Taxpayers? Ah. what's a few million when we've already spent well over $300 billion dollars of OUR tax dollars on Bush's bloody folly?
There's a connection between Bush's craven Green Zone Iraqi photo-op and the news that Karl Rove won't be indicted.
Here it is.
Rove's purpose is to get through each election cycle by sweeping under the rug any bad news that might swing the election to the Democrats (not counting the votes that the Republicans suppress or steal). As the publication Editor and Publisher pointed out, the media -- including the New York Times, the Washington Post and Time Magazine -- knew about Rove's role in PlameGate, but protected him under the guise of "journalistic principles" [gag us with a spoon] through the 2004 election.
If Rove had been fingered prior to the 2004 elections, Bush probably wouldn't have been able to even steal it.
In 2000, Rove swept under the rug things too numerous to mention -- with the complicity of the corporately owned mainstream media. These included Bush's checkered National Guard record, his cocaine use, his Harken Oil insider trading, etc., etc. In the end, a last minute release of information about a Bush drunk driving conviction helped Bush lose the election. [Yes, he did lose, remember? Scalia gave him the White House; the American people elected Al Gore.]
In 2006, Rove squirmed out of an indictment (as to how, no one is quite yet sure -- he may be cooperating with Fitzgerald because Scooter Libby's trial won't come until after the 2006 elections, so whatever Rove might reveal won't impact the midterms, but that is conjecture). He also is using the lapdog media to once again resurrect the preposterous image of "Conan" Bush "daring" to make a "brave" trip to the Iraq Green Zone!
After three years of being promised the mission was accomplished and the "throes of the insugency" are in its last days, we are once again resurrecting the mythic [faux] image of Bush the valiant hero, at a time when the war continues to get even worse!
Why, because Rove doesn't care about long-term impact, just about winning each election cycle.
Meanwhile, most of the Democrats on the Hill are afraid to, once again, take Bush on regarding his abysmal failure on National Security. The Dems don't understand that what people value the most is their own lives -- and the lives of their family members. They won't trust the Dems until the Dems stand up to Bush and reveal that he is hurting America's national security more than he is helping us.
BuzzFlash has said this since shortly after 9/11. This isn't about politics; it's about our lives -- and Bush is a threat to all of our lives. You just can't sit on Capitol Hill and take the calculated risk that it's better to go along with Bush's disastrous foreign policy misadventures when he is putting us more at risk everyday.
But Rove, speaking to a New Hampshire gathering of the faithful the other day (to help raise more money to cover the costs of defending illegal RNC-related actions to suppress the Democratic vote in the Granite State), started revving up the GOP "fear" machine again. That's why Bush went to Baghdad. Because it's all part of the 2006 midterm plan to keep control of Congress.
Because Rove knows better than anyone that if the Republicans lose either the House or the Senate, it's subpoena time for the White House.
Rove is counting on the Democrats to mount their usual lackluster "issues" campaign, while the Republicans hotwire into the primal fear of Americans for personal safety, even while the ship of fools in the White House is making us less safe. Karl's depending on Dems not to challenge Bush on "national security," and, with few exceptions, Rove will probably win the bet.
The Democrats can't win by default. They have to start showing strength, courage and a resolute defense of the Constitution -- speaking out with vigor and valor.
Then they will break Rove's cycle of puddle jumping from election to election, sweeping the sleazy realities of the GOP under the rug until after the vote is cast.
A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL
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