Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Republicans in free fall?

From Jean Schmidt's vicious slander in the House to Smirky's surreal trip around east Asia, things are going poorly for the loons on the right. It's getting so bad that both Smirky and Dick have recently made speeches where they insisted that dissent was ok by them. Of course, they also stated the opposite in those very same speeches, muddying their message badly. Smirky, in the midst of asserting baselessly that Democrats are now "rewriting history", made the charge that "[t]he stakes in the global war on terror are too high, and the national interest is too important, for politicians to throw out false charges. These baseless attacks send the wrong signal to our troops and to an enemy that is questioning America's will." Dick backpedaled even further, claiming that he is "unwilling" to say that "untruthful charges" (i.e., that Smirky and the rest of the clowns lied about Iraq's imminent danger to us) against Smirky hurt our war effort. (He does say, on the other hand, that Senators have no business making such claims, making his definition of dissent rather narrow in this case.) Of course, those "untruthful charges" are hardly that; almost every new report on who knew what when is concluding that our Administration knew full well that Saddam Hussein had no WMD and was no threat to the US. These two speeches, naturally, are belied by over 4 years of statements and actions by members of Smirky's administration intended to cow opposition and stifle dissent.
Why the change of heart, guys? Could it be that since the pollsters now show a majority of US citizens think you all have screwed just about everything up royally you're trying to play nice? Convincing the public that your Administration is filled with anything but ideologues hell-bent on destroying the country's most cherished programs and values will take more than a couple of speeches, especially ones wherein you refuse to admit your errors or the very real concerns the public has for the immorality and illegality of your actions. Patrick Fitzgerald won't be dissuaded from his task of rooting out the nefarious actions of vindictive leakers and liars in your Administration, Smirky, and neither should the rest of us. The more rats that jump off your sinking ship and roll over on their bosses (or get convicted), the less credible your denials of deceptive behavior become. Once people begin to doubt your word (as the polls show is happening), you need to produce actual evidence to regain their trust; I'm betting that will prove impossible, because all the evidence that we get to see confirms the opposite of what you have said to us. Which is why you've been hiding everything behind "executive privilege" all these years in the first place. I can't wait for you all to collapse in a heap of recriminations and finger-pointing, but for that to happen, we need to remain vigilant and steadfast. This isn't "revisionism", Smirky, it's the Truth. But then again, you wouldn't recognize that even if it jumped up and impeached you . . .


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