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Wednesday, September 14, 2005

The Bush Era Is Over?

Posted by Frankie at 9/14/2005 09:01:00 AM

I don't know about that, never doubt the power of the corporations that he has in his back pocket, the media, and "Christian" right who is married the two in the faith of supply side economics. Here is some of what E. J. Dionne Jr. of the Wash. Post had to say:
The Bush Era did not begin when he took office, or even with the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. It began on Sept. 14, 2001, when Bush declared at the World Trade Center site: "I can hear you. The rest of the world hears you. And the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon." Bush was, indeed, skilled in identifying enemies and rallying a nation already disposed to action. He failed to realize after Sept. 11 that it was not we who were lucky to have him as a leader, but he who was lucky to be president of a great country that understood the importance of standing together in the face of a grave foreign threat. Very nearly all of us rallied behind him.

And so the Bush Era ended definitively on Sept. 2, the day Bush first toured the Gulf Coast States after Hurricane Katrina. There was no magic moment with a bullhorn. The utter failure of federal relief efforts had by then penetrated the country's consciousness. Yesterday's resignation of FEMA Director Michael Brown put an exclamation point on the failure.

The source of Bush's political success was his claim that he could protect Americans. Leadership, strength and security were Bush's calling cards. Over the past two weeks, they were lost in the surging waters of New Orleans.

Maybe something really is going on. As I learned in 2004, the average person, the old lady watching Fox "News," the people who work at Wal-Mart, the guy who lost his well paying manufacturing job, and those who lived in rural America were concerned about terrorism created by fear. I guess I missed that terror attacks on Gary, Indiana.

I also noticed that "Impeach Bush" has been at the top, or close to the top of the Technorati blog search engine for about the past two weeks. This give a pretty good feel of what people are actually talking about on the Internets. Maybe people are actually waking up to understand that the religion that is supply side economics has failed this country. We created an entire new branch of government, Homeland Security, which sounds really nice; however, as we saw with Hurricane Katrina (Corinna to the First Lady), we are worse off than even before 2001.

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You're quite insane.
Posted by Anonymous Anonymous on 1:56 PM  
The first commentor is insane. I'm still a little stunned that the mainstream media which has propped up Bush for this long is finally starting to turn on him.
Posted by Blogger Zataod on 4:03 PM  



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