Like Bill Clinton, George Bush seems to have some Teflon -like
qualities. It is unlikely that the leaker of the info on Joe Wilson's
wife's CIA connection will be identified. But as Bush and his bumbling
team of lying incompetents continues to thrash, like Godzilla, through
the assets and resources of the USA, knocking them down, destroying
them, and creating chaos, the right wing is becoming and will become
even more desperate. Here's a list of some desperate acts we can expect
the far right and their legislative stooges to take:
-more Texas and Colorado style gerrymandering
-Florida and Georgia style vote and voter roll list corruption
-dirt slinging and accusations (like Paula Jones) just as Gray Davis
used on Arnold, who clearly, was guilty.
-distraction tactics, including:
- Iran or Syria war
- Inflammation of N. Korean situation, probably started by
- announcements of arrests of terrorists
- orange alerts
- Roe Vs. Wade abortionb fight
- Church vs. State skirmishes like the 10 commandments in the
- Sexuality and Homosexuality issue conflagrations
-increased partisan acrimony in congress
-3rd party funded attack ads
-Fear, fear, fear and more fear
-Bringing up the Clintons. Beating on Hilary.
-Sanctimonious Morality Attacks
-More attacks on Liberalism and Liberals
-attack and harass vocal critics
-Blame problems Bush and DeLay created on Democrats, on Clinton
-trying to change the rules, break them (like passing a low that
allows Arnold to run for president, as Orrin Hatch is talking up.)
-corrupt or convert susceptible democrats like Zell Miller, John
Breaux, the Texas Democrat who broke ranks, allowing the gerrymandering
-Last Ditch attacks on, and attempts to reduce or eliminate:
- government (agencies, workers,)
- give-aways to corporations
- privatization of government and commons assetes
- pardons of corporate criminals-- Enron, MCI, Tyco, etc.
- contracts to Haliburton and other friends
- axing of programs
- gutting of environmental laws and regulations
-And last but not least, they will try to reverse or fix elections.
If they don't win the old fashioned way, they'll take stealing an
election, like they did in Florida and elsewhere.
Of course these are the kinds of things far right wing Republicans
like to do anyway. But in their desperation, they will be more
aggressive, more reckless, less cautious and both more likely to do
damage and more likely to get caught. It's up to those on the left to
catch them and show the American voters how it was a mistake to let
these foxes into the henhouse, and that it's time to clean up the mess
and clear out the far right republicans.
Two readers, so far, have suggested a few other possible scenarios:
election as is possible under the "Patriot" Act. Using
right-wing militias, probably under the watchful eyes of the NRA.
Murder, intimidation. bullying. This country is through.
The RW's will never give up power.
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One thing you did not mention on your list of tactics the right
wing may undertake.... It is entirely possible, in fact, I believe it
is very likely, that if the approval numbers continue to plummet that
these folks may decide that the president is of more value to the
cause as a martyr than he would be alive..... If the polls start
edging down into the 40% range, look for them to arrange a
spectacular public assassination of Bush that they will pin on Arab
extremists.... They will then use the memory of the late President to
establish martial law in the short term followed by more tax cuts and
an excuse to get support for any and all military adventures that they
need to overtake...
Don't get me wrong.. I am totally opposed to seeing anything like this
happen. I am absolutely opposed to violence in general and in
particular I want President Bush to live into a very ripe old age so
he can see the damage that he has done. However, these neocons are
playing for keeps, and the end justifying the means is a very basic
part of their world view... If Dubya becomes too much of a liability,
turning him into a martyr will be the only way out for them to
preserve and advance their cause as it continues to lose support.
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