Thursday, June 01, 2006

The Faithful Brave The Fangs Still

Some red state folks sure are something for hanging on to their sad and pathetic faith in George W. Bush. The time will come when they, too, get bit, but, for now, that mad St. Vitus dance of anti-hero worship goes on. Soon enough, though, there will be much wailing and gnashing of the teeth, as the price of gasoline, a failing dollar, and fear of immigrants will make this country seem like a bad dream to them. They can hide from the Dixie Chicks, but they can't hide from reality.

What could they possibly expect from Bush at this point? He has offended voters all across the spectrum, and seems intent on running the ship aground. As the rest of us now know, his agenda is far from conservative, and even Bill O'Reilly has called for Bush to go. And yet, these mildly retarded Republicans keep coming back for more. They identify with Bush because, for them, his smirking pride, monosyllabic vocabulary, drunken demeanor, and anti-depressant dementia bring it all back home. Republican trailer park family values are sacred, no matter what. And so, at least for now, pretzel logic still rules the day.

If I went into a coma, and woke up in 2008, what should I expect to find? Another stolen election, and president Jeb Bush? I wouldn't be too surprised, as you just can't underestimate the voters' gullibility, or overestimate the neocons' depravity. They can, and will, steal another election if left to their own devices, and our friend Greg Palast knows how. Someone had better have a remedy for this situation, or it's sundown on the union. Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s piece on voter fraud in this month's Rolling Stone does much to illuminate the whole insidious process. I sure hope people read it and take heed. It's time to climb out of the snake pit.


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