Too often, voters make the serious mistake of assuming that political candidates and elected officials are smart.
Most of them aren’t. In fact, many of them are dumber than fence posts. I’ve covered politicians as a journalist and worked with them as a political operative for more than 40 years now and can count on one hand the number with IQs above that of a two-minute egg.
In 1984, I worked as a contract field consultant for the National Republican Congressional Committee and also as a writer for the Voices for Victory Program in the Reagan-Bush Presidential campaign.
During that time, I attended a meeting of GOP political operatives in Richmond, Virginia. Among those present was a young delegate, George Allen, son of the legendary Washington Redskins coach.
In George W. Bush’s perverted, pathetic, partisan view of the world, anyone who disagrees with his lunacies is not only wrong but unpatriotic – a traitor who cannot be trusted and a voice of dissent that must be silenced.
How many more must die because of the deceit and arrogance of the American government and its despotic leader George W. Bush?
How much deeper must America sink into the cesspool of corruption?
How much is enough?
When you sweep away the hype, the lies and the politics of George W. Bush’s so-called "war on terror," you are left with one inescapable conclusion: The President of the United States is at war with freedom.
I never thought I would reach the point where I was ashamed of my country.
I was wrong.
As Republicans continue to distance themselves from the political suicide of George W. Bush’s policies and his failed war in Iraq, some are also privately expressing doubts about his mental stability, saying the President’s erratic actions show a man increasingly out of control.
America is in free fall – a failed nation led by failed leaders with failed ideas serving a lemming-like populace that views failure as an acceptable alternative.
Today’s America is flawed in so many ways that analysis of the complex events that led us to the precipice is difficult at best.
How did we get here? Can we save what once was a great country built upon noble notions of freedom? Is redemption possible or even desirable?
It shouldn’t surprise anyone that George W. Bush continues to lie to the American people about Iraq. Bush lies so much that it is doubtful now that even he can separate truth from fiction.
Five years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the United States of America lies beaten, battered and defeated – not by an enemy of extremists who hide in caves in Afghanistan but by its own government and leaders who sold out their nation for power and politics.