George “Adolph” Bush
As adept as his namesake in making people forget he was either evil or stupid, Bush advanced a 21st century version of fascism that remains with us to this day.
Future wikipedia entry.
We made it... Only a shade over a fortnight to go and we’re free. Yes, I said Free. I meant it too. I am somewhat convinced that for the last 4 years we have been in a dictatorship. Oh sure, we had elections and the Senate met and the House debated, but they damn sure didn’t do much to stop him.
Problem with democrats - no balls. And I don’t just poke fun at Pelosi... She quite possibly has a bigger set than Reid. Now really guys, how hard, with all the lies and the demonstrated contempt for the constitution, would it have been to tie this asswipe up in impeachment proceedings for 2 years? I know Reid wouldn’t touch that with a 10’ pole, but for NOBODY to do it? Eeegads.
So we let this Fascist issue executive orders that abrogated and in some cases, violated the constitution and USC with impunity. We let him suspend habeas corpus at will and get away with it. I’m all for prosecuting terrorists, don’t get me wrong, but lets at least prove, or try to prove, or have a SHRED of evidence that they might have done something wrong? I really don’t like the idea “rounding up the usual suspects” and throwing them into Gitmo. I may just be one of those “usual suspects” one day, and i’d like my rights intact please. This ignorant bastard has set precedences now that may actually tie up the courts for ages.
Anyone recall the Patriot Act? For the love of god, doesn’t ANYONE remember National Socialist Germany in the 1930’s? They had laws just like that, you know, just to make sure we didn’t let any JEWS have any rights. This time we just re-wrote them and stuffed “Islamic” in the place of “Juden”. Wanna have some fun? Send and e-mail that has the following words... P.RES.I.DE.NT, Moto.rc.ade and B0m-b. in it. Yes, you’re little e-mail will make it all the way to Langley, Virginia where some overworked analyst will look at it to see if it constitutes a real threat to the Presidential motorcade. All without any effort on the part of local police, the FBI or the CIA. That’s right, you have no say in the matter, because your e-mails are not private anymore. Nor are your cell phone calls in certain areas. Feel good? I hope so.
So, is the new administration going to set things right? I hope so, but it will be a long process. You see, the Shrub set up a pretty neat process in place to make sure this control doesn’t go away. It strikes to the core of our being and some of our basic political policies.
Problem with Republicans - All balls, too little brains...
See, if you take any of these draconian measures and put them on trial, you’re just not patriotic and probably in league with the terrorists. Remember, these things protected for the last 5-7 years from any more attacks, and if you start messing with them, you’re doomed. Everyone knows we’re destined for more attacks at some point, and if any of the Patriot Act or other executive orders have been backed off, well, that will be what did it. (Remember, everyone, no matter how god-like and noble, has to get re-elected.)
So, in a very neat package, Cheney and other horsemen of the Apocalypse have pretty much guaranteed we’re stuck with this bullshit for a long time to come. The FISA courts will be busy and Gitmo will be a busy place for ages (Well, the location might change for PR purposes, but someplace like it will be hopping.)
Dipshit says he will accept the judgement of history. All the losers say that. The only reason they say that is because they cannot point to anything they did that they can stand on, morally and righteously, and say “I did this for my country”. As hard as I try, I cannot think of anything that might vindicate this asshole from the judgement as a liar and murderer. You went to war, knowing you were doing it for your own jollies and to serve your own misbegotten sense of purpose. Against the advice and judgement of others, you sent our military into another viet-nam. I say screw history, why not accept the judgement of a jury of your peers, after being found guilty of lying to the American people, taking the country to war on false pretenses, sending troops to die in foreign soil for no reason and forgetting who the real terrorist bad-guy was.
The problem in Germany in the 1930’s was nobody stood up and said this was wrong. Our problem is we took 5 years to realize it, and then three years of twaddling before we did anything, and in our system, how much can we really fix?