By now, with the Conventions over, the debates begun, and assorted
right-wing bozos whirling like dervishes trying to control the damage the
Kerry/Edwards/Kerry II one-two-three debate combination has caused in the
last week or so, we should be used to the plethora of lies that routinely
emanate from the pie-holes of both the moron Bush and his evil sidekick
Of course, you can always count on the practically bottomless ignorance
of avowed Bush supporters and other pinheaded intellectual ne’er-do-wells
to make the informed, thoughtful, and un-brainwashed among us scratch our
heads and wonder if we even live on the same planet.
Here are some of the more of the most persistent BushCo myths:
Myth #1: That the world and America are safer without Saddam
Since Saddam never posed a threat to anybody except the whispering
voices inside George Bush’s head, his removal has not improved the world
one iota (I won’t pick the nit that Saddam’s removal was never BushCo’s
rationale for war). Indeed, things are much worse. There are more acts of
terrorism being sponsored world-wide than ever before and more innocent
Iraqis and American soldiers dying every day. Bush, the drunken sailor,
has practically bankrupted the country by spending hundreds of billions of
our hard-earned and much-needed money on his Iraq misadventure while
spending nary a dime ensuring our seaports and our chemical and nuclear
plants are being satisfactorily protected.
Meanwhile, as the bodies continue to pile up in Iraq, BushCo’s
negligence has America nice and ripe for another devastating attack (I can
see Bush’s minions practically praying for one).
Myth #2: That the intelligence on Iraq was flawed
Sorry, guys, but it was never the intelligence that was flawed; it was
always the desperate cherry-pickers in the Administration tapped to make
the intelligence conform to their already-laid plans to invade Iraq who
were flawed. Scott Ritter and the others at UNSCOM were all right.
BushCo’s spin touts that all the intelligence from every pertinent
agency was telling them Iraq’s weapons were seconds away from being
finished and launched, threatening the new reality TV season.
In fact, there was infinitely more evidence telling them Iraq had
nothing; no weapons, no intentions, no capability. But, BushCo is nothing
if not the sworn enemy of facts, truth, and responsibility-taking. The
intelligence was dead-on; they just completely ignored it because it wasn’t
what they wanted to hear.
Myth #3: That a vote for Kerry is a vote for terrorism
This one was brought out in classic Orwellian Newspeak recently when
Real President Cheney implied the terrorists were just waiting for Kerry
to be elected so they would then have free rein throughout the world;
Kerry being too much of a over-intellectual, spineless, French pussy to
One question: Why would the terrorists want to see anyone else in
control of America when Bush’s ass-backwards policies are playing right
into their hands? Bush has almost single-handedly united the Muslim world
against America, has fomented anti-American hate to the point where
al-Qaeda has a suicide-bomber waiting list, and has spread a palpable fear
among American citizens that is so divisive, half of them can’t see past
the wall of lies BushCo has meticulously built.
Isn’t that exactly what terrorists want? For us to be afraid?
Distrustful? Divided? Gullible? Willing to give up liberty for safety?
It’s votes for Bush, not Kerry, that green-light the terrorist’s
gleeful planning of the next big assault on America.
Myth #4: That Bush is a good debater
Ok, everybody say this one with me…‘Bush is NOT a good debater’.
How someone who can barely string two sentences together meaningfully can
be a good debater could be the question of this election year. I watch
Bush and wonder if English is his second language. I hear him answer
debate questions with ramblings that border on the incoherent.
Perhaps his fawning sycophants in the ‘liberal’ media are impressed
by the way he wows crowds on the campaign trail. That these crowds are
interviewed and screened to assure no-one with a brain (or a Kerry button)
gains access appears to play little to no part in right-wing pundits’
Thanks to Bush’s complete inability to take criticism, Kerry crushed
the life out of him in the first debate. So bad was the drubbing, Bushies
claimed preemptive victory in the second debate providing their guy’s
head didn’t turn beet red and explode onstage or that he stayed awake or
wasn’t caught drooling. Sadly, ‘Blinky’ Bush was so intent on
sublimating his anger, it manifested itself in odd mannerisms and
Just another loss in a long line of Bush failures.
Myth #5: That election polls are meaningful
Fuck the polls. That’s right, you heard me. Fuck the polls; don’t
pay any attention to them. Anyone who does should be ashamed of
themselves. Of course, the media would like us to believe that polls are
meaningful for then their trumpeting of the ‘results’ would constitute
their reporting something important. But not only are the polls rigged to
make sure the election always appears to be nice and close (who’d watch
CNN if it were a landslide?), they also don’t include new voters,
returning voters, or voters whose primary phone is a cell. With so many
left out of the mix, the polls become just another game that Big Media
plays trying to convince people that they’re actually doing their jobs
when they are, in fact, grossly incompetent.
BushCo tells so many lies and so often distorts the truth beyond
recognition that myth debunking in the fantasyland called Bushworld could
be full-time job. With any luck, on November 2, all Bush myth debunkers
will be out of work.
Allen Snyder can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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