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Monday, July 24, 2006

WHEN THE GOP's RUN-OF-THE MILL SCARE TACTICS NO LONGER WORK-TIME FOR WWIII




What to do if you are George W. Bush and a Republican member of Congress and the American people have had it up to their ears with your failures, incompetence, bungling, illegal behavior, and extremist Christian views (not to be confused with Christians who actually follow Christ's teachings)? More specifically, what to do when terror-scares aren't scaring people the way they had in previous election cycles and, too, when Iraq has become just another disastrous failure in a long line of Katrina-like disastrous failures? Why, it is time to start World War III, of course!

Bush, Rove, and Republicans have spent the better part of a year trying to create hysteria over Iran's nuclear ambitions, but that didn't get them what they hoped. Then they paraded the dead carcass of Zarqawi across the television airwaves, but that didn't have a lasting impact either...things in Iraq only worsened. Then Bush, Rove, and Republicans hyped the hapless "Miami Terror-Scare Seven," but that didn't get any political mileage. Then they banged the warning bell over North Korea's fizzling missile launches, and the American people tuned them out. A supposed plot to flood New York City, because that didn't work either because it really wasn't plausible or realistic (seven tons of explosive being paraded through the city and then water, or course, doesn't flow uphill). Then Bush, Rove, and Republicans began linking Iran to North Korea---just to, you know, double the danger factor---but that seemed just a little too convenient.

Bush, Rove, and Republicans struck out on every attempt. The average, run-o-the-mill GOP fear campaign just wasn't what it once had been.

Still, Republicans aren't the sort of people that quit trying every possible act of desperation in order to maintain their hold on power. Rove had the GOP Congress trot out all the hate-filled tried-n-true wedge issues: Gay marriage, flag-burning, a resolution attacking the New York Times for daring to operate an on-again off-again free press, a resolution declaring undying support for Israel (as if the 51st State needed such a resolution), holding hate-mongering purposeless immigration hearings around the country (after they failed to pass legislation on the issue) and, too, for good measure, passing a bill in the House making it illegal for judges to review cases involving the pledge of allegiance. And yet, the polls haven't budged.

Despite all the usual Republican scare tactics and onslaught of wedge issues, the opinion of the American people regarding Bush and his Republican rubber-stamping hasn't changed. Actually, that isn't exactly true---the latest Harris poll shows Democrats widening their lead over Republicans. The American people, it seems, cannot be conned again.

With nowhere left to turn and nothing left to lose, Israel, in what some perseive as a mega-overreaction, began bombing the hapless Palestinian people and the country of Lebanon, and Republicans seized their chance to up the scare ante: According to the GOP merchants of mass hysteria, Newt Gingrich and Sean (Ins)Hannity among the usual suspects, America has suddenly found itself in the midst of World War III.

YES INDEED, WHAT TO DO WHEN TERROR-SCARES AREN'T SCARING PEOPLE THE WAY THEY HAD IN PREVIOUS ELECTION CYCLES AND, TOO, WHEN IRAQ HAS BECOME JUST ANOTHER DISASTROUS FAILURE IN A LONG LINE OF KATRINA-LIKE DISASTROUS FAILURES? FOR BUSH AND REPUBLICANS THE ANSWER IS OBVIOUS: DECLARE THE NATION ENGULFED IN WORLD WAR III. IF THAT WON'T SCARE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE INTO VOTING REPUBLICAN IN 2006, NOTHING WILL.


A. Alexander
July 24, 2006



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