My favorite Christmas present? A t-shirt with a yellow dog on it, and below the dog, "loud and clear" is written, "YELLOW DOG DEMOCRAT." I love it. My wonderful daughter-in-law gave it to me.
Like the rest of us during the 2006 race, I received a bunch of telephone calls, faking a simple questionaire that was really an attempt to steal a vote. The caller would ask a bunch of easy questions, but then would ask something like this, "What would you say if (your candidate) actually started a business, borrowed money from friends, filed bankruptcy, and refused to pay it back."
"May I ask you a question? What would you say if I told you that I am a 'yellow dog Democrat.'" Click.
Actually, most of the Republican phone-bank callers, had no idea what a "Yellow Dog Democrat" is or was or ever will be. In fact, there is a possibility that there are a few who read this, who do not know what a yellow dog democrat is. A "Yellow Dog Democrat" is a Democrat who would vote for a yellow dog rather than a Republican. Put a Republican on a ballot and a yellow dog, the YDD will always vote for the yellow dog.
But the political census takers who had never heard of the term, "Yellow Dog Democrat," were the ones I loved to get. After listening to their spiel for 5 minutes, I would interrupt. This was the fun part, when I had a chance to define "Yellow Dog Democrat!" I must admit that the only time I am not a Yellow Dog Democrat in Oklahoma is when Bob Anthony, a Republican commissioner, is running. Bob will slash a fellow Oklahoma State Commissioner in a second, if the guy is Republican or Democrat, who has dipped their fingers in the purse. Case in point? Do a search of "Bob Anthony"+"JC Watts." Bob filleted Watts, and it would be worth your read to look it up. Remember, Watts has been hired by CNN as a professional consultant. The only thing that Watts was a professional at, was hiding the ball or lateralling it at the very last second to a trailing back. He's got two NCAA Championship rings to prove it.
So how does an incredible, wishbone quarterback, make it in the Senate. Well, ... hiding the ball is absolutely necessary as a Congressional Republican, in order stick it out year after year. Think Foley here. Once retired, Watts is an important speaker in the Republican circles. Black+retired Congress=big bucks per speaking engagement. Coughing up bucks per speech and CNN means Watts is set for life. On to the second part of the title.
If you have a Repubican friend who is still clinging to Bush's 28% positive rating, I am sure you have experienced the same thing as I.
"Prove Bush has lied. He has never lied once, and you can't prove one of the liberal lies about Bush." Then you get a long published right-wing article dismissing Bush's lie or a book, say "FIASCO," that is not lauding the Bush tradition.
This is the same recipe that is used by many religious cults. They run a troll looking for the word, "Bushology," and if the troll finds it, and it is not a positive article, pounce, attack, discredit, and threaten law suit.
Now, I have listed a bunch of Bush-lies that I slap onto the bottom of any of my emails that I send these "enablers," but I am open to suggestions for the most important and undeniable lies with which Bush and crew claim. I'd love to hear your "Bush-proof lies." Shoot, during his last press conference came the following.
Calls on lady reporter.
"You said one day that Rumsfeld is absolutely not leaving your cabinet, and the very next day, Rummy was gone. Can you share with us why you did that?" (Lie)
"Because I didn't want to release the fact, until I wanted to." In other words, Bush lied because, he makes the rules. He had the option of saying, "I'm not going to discuss that today;" or "Rumsfeld IS a member of my cabinet." Why duck when you can lie? But no, Bush CHOSE to lie.
President Bush has chosen NOT to attend, ... not one of our dead soldiers services. But, ... he has chosen to speak to "... a lot" of our dead soldiers' parents, and "See, ... I'm working hard to keep our country safe!"
How much is a lot? If Bush's meeting with Dolores Kesterson is any guide to just how many parents of dead soldiers with whom he has visited and how he "comforted them," THANK GOD! Almost the worst thing anyone can say to any parent of a dead child is "I know how you feel," when, in fact, you haven't lost a child yourself. What is the worst?
"It was God's will. You never know how your child would have turned out had (they) lived. Your child could have turned out to be a male prostitute or something worse. At least now you know your child died for a good cause, and you know where he is at. Sometime, God's will is hard to discern."
I beg you, never, ever say the last paragraph to a parent of a dead child. We have 5 children. Only 4 of them made it to school. How long does it take to get over losing a child? Don't read the Book of Job; you'll find no comfort there. And, don't listen to George W. Bush, because both of his daughters are probably somewhere partying, with their breasts exposed. Only the lucky soldiers leave behind a child to carry on their family's name. The rest, ... well, we are talking about..., "God's will" or should we say, "Bush's will."