January 20, 2006
Bushit: An A-Z Guide to the Bush Attack on Truth, Justice, Equality
and the American Way (Paperback)
Written by the author of "The Bush-Hater's Handbook," which
was a hot seller on BuzzFlash, "Bushit" is a great, 420-page
refresher course on the unbelievable perversities, lies, betrayals
and incompetence of the Bush administration.
Huberman's response to Clift's question is to the point: "In fact, it would: people weren't as easily fooled by Soviet TV. The Bushies were well served by a semblance of an independent and critical press." The book is so chock full of Bush cabal travesties that it's best read in several sessions, hopping around the alphabetical sections so as not to become too overwhelmed with anger and outrage.
It's been awhile since we've said it, but Bush is like one of the big inflatable figures who manages to puncture himself and deflate into a pile of wrinkly plastic by nightfall. It appears that the job of the mainstream media is to take White House talking points and pump Bush up again in the AM -- and start all over the next morning.
There is simply no other way to read through a book like this and explain how Bush can still be in the White House, let alone why he is not in jail with Cheney on multiple felony counts for high crimes.
Huberman describes the Republican Party as being composed of hijackers on a jihad to destroy contemporary American government and the Constitution in America. They are the corporate profiteers, the religious wackos, and the masters of the universe neo-cons.
They rule, as we have pointed out -- and Huberman observes -- "through the manipulation of emotions through symbols, slogans and stagecraft."
And, of course, fear is the chief emotion that they play upon.
They are ruthless, shameless, unscrupulous, unethical, greedy and unworthy of governing.
Huberman documents the last two years of destruction that they have sown, the period since he wrote "The Bush-Hater's Handbook."
Unless the Democratic leadership develops passion, a spinal cord, and ingenuity, we are destined to read another sequel in 2008.