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The End of the World

Posted by Rick · October 20th, 2004 · 3 Comments

Cheney has his act down pretty well.

  • If you elect John Kerry, terrorists will attack.
  • If you elect John Kerry, the United States will not be safe.
  • If you elect John Kerry, a nuclear bomb will go off in your yard.

Stay tuned for:

  • If you elect John Kerry, the universe will collapse.

All this from the guys whose policies are responsible for the inability of large numbers of at-risk people (including, sadly, my wife) to obtain flu shots.

When Bush was first running for President, there were people who said he didn’t know enough about world affairs to handle our foreign policy. As near as I can tell, though, since he’s been in office, he’s totally focused on foreign policy. He’s worked hard to help his friends outsource American jobs. He’s battled — literally, in the case of Iraq — with foreign leaders who didn’t see things his way. He’s turned his back on international organizations like the U.N. and international treaties like the Kyoto Protocol. Then, of course, there are the constant threats Dick Cheney has been making.

Frankly, I think Cheney and Bush should stop making terrorist threats against the United States and start working on solving some of these domestic problems for awhile.

On the other hand, considering how they’ve handled matters outside the United States, maybe that’s not such a good idea.

The thing that scares me most about this is that these guys are men of their word . . . sort of. I mean, they must be. After all, in spite of what the Constitution says, they demand Oaths of Loyalty towards them before people can even attend their political rallies!

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And just so we’re clear on the meaning of that last story, read this one, too:

And remember, you can vote for the guy Dick Cheney says is going to destroy the world, or you can vote for the guys who’ve already shown you what they can do to it.

Categories: 2004 Presidential Election


3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Mark King // Oct 20, 2004 at 9:50 am


    Don’t forget that our appointed resident of the White House is accusing John Kerry of using “scare tactics” to “frighten” voters. No, I’m not joking. He really said this. The gall of those on the Republican side is nothing short of astounding.

  • 2 Rick Horowitz // Oct 20, 2004 at 10:03 am

    Incidentally, I mentioned “what the Constitution says,” but forgot to include what it says for those who’ve never read it.

    United States Constitution, Article VI, Clause 3: The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.

    I guess, technically, this doesn’t say that Bush and Cheney can’t require people to sign oaths of loyalty before being allowed to attend their campaign appearances. But there is the spirit of things to think about.

    And, after all, since he’s G-d’s President, doesn’t his requiring people to sign an oath of loyalty count as “a religious test”?

  • 3 Victor Ramayrat // Oct 20, 2004 at 4:11 pm

    In relation to your “Bush as God’s messiah” comment, here’s a link to a blog that talks more of that.

    Victor Ramayrat

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