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Thursday, August 03, 2006

USA TODAY: PELOSI SAYS KEY TO BEATING GOP IS TO "PULL THEN DOWN"

The following column appeared in today's USA Today:

If you like Tony Soprano and Colin Powell, you ought to love Nancy Pelosi.

The leader of the Democratic minority in the House of Representatives, Pelosi is a tough-as-nails liberal who can be as ruthless---and as charming---as the television mobster and the real-life general-turned-statesman.

Pelosi thinks she'll be the next House Speaker. She believes that in the November elections Democrats will gain at least 15 seats---the minimum number needed to wrest control of the House away from Republicans.

"We're prepared to win. We're ready to govern and to do it in a respectful, bipartisan way---in a way that will show the rest of the world how a democracy should work. We will have bipartisan administration of the House," Pelosi told me last week during a meeting in her Capitol Hill office.

Bada bing, bada boom. That;s the charming Pelosi.

A slightly built, soft-spoken grandmother, she knows the Democrats have to get voters to focus on national issues if they are to have a chance of winning enough seats to take control of the House. More than anything else, that issue is the war in Iraq.


IRAQ A MISTAKE

"History will show that this war was a grotesque mistake," Pelosi said. "It has weakened our ability to meet other national security challenges to our country." And then as if in anticipation that Republicans will use those words to brand her a "cut and run" Democrat, Pelosi offers a quick defense of herself and her party.

"I hate war. It's a last resort...but that doesn't mean that when we have to project our power to protect the American people that we won't dot it. We have to convey that. We're deadly serious about honoring our responsibility to the American people."

To get the chance to do this, Pelosi said, Democrats hatched a plan shortly after President Bush won re-election in 2004 to wage a campaign to bring down Republicans. They asked a group of marketers: "If you are No. 2 and want to be No. 1, whay do you do?"

Pelosi said the marketers told Democrats that they "could not overtake the leader by just saying you have a good product. You have to pull them down first." And to do that, Democrats had to keep the focus on Bush and the Republicans who control Congress.


STRATEGY OF ATTACK

"You don't have a majority anyplace. No prospect of even bringing a bill to the floor, much less winning a vote on anything," she was told. To compete with Republicans on Election Day, Democrats "had to pull them down first."

That kind of talk sounds tough like Powell's plan in the Persian Gulf War. "First we're going to cut it off, then we're going to kill it," he said of the Iraqi army.

So instead of pushing their ideas for the management of this country, Democrats spent most of the past two years knocking what Republicans did---from efforts to privatize Social Security, to the mishandling of Hurricane Katrina relief, to the war in Iraq.

And if the polls are right, that might prove to be a good strategy.

According to a recent Gallup Poll, Democrats lead Republicans by 10 percentage points among people who were asked about the party they'll back in the congressional elections.

With as many as 53 GOP House seats at risk and just 21 of their seats in that category, Democrats appear to have a good chance of winning control of the House. Democrats will have a tougher time gaining control of the Senate in November.

"We will have civility. We will have debate. We are not afraid of ideas," Pelosi said of the way the House would conduct its business under Democrats. "But first you have to drain the swamp."

And that's just what she hopes voters will do on Election Day.


USA Today
By: DeWayne Wickham
July 2006

HEY, RUMMY GO "F" YOURSELF

The Bush administration's arrogance knows no bounds!

Dick Cheney has taken it upon his Vietnam draft-dodging macho-self to out an undercover CIA agent, Valerie Plame, because her husband dared to tell the truth about lies leading to the Iraq War; George W. Bush whose only real talent is making a mess of everything he touches has declared himself Emperor of America and, too, exempted himself from more than 750 laws, shredded the entire Constitution, and committed several war-crimes. Then, of course, there is Donald Rumsfeld.

It seems rather fitting that on the day it was learned Rummy's Pentagon likely deceived the 9/11 Commission, he decided himself to be too busy to be bothered with testifying before the Senate. That's right, Don Rumsfeld was just too busy to be bothered with explaining exactly why and how it is that Iraq has gone from bad to worse. Donald Rumsfeld just couldn't muster up the time to justify why so many American soldiers and in excess of 6,000 Iraqi citizens, in the last two months alone, have to be slaughtered in Iraq. Sorry, too damned busy! Maybe next time 'round.

After Rumsfeld's "too busy" bit backfired, he flip-flopped and said he would appear before the Senate; however, his initial response highlights the fact that the entire Bush administration holds everyone and everything in contempt. It isn't bad enough that this group of bungling, arrogant, miserable, and failing band of criminals ignores the UN unless and until they've managed to "F" something up so bad that they need someone to fix it for them but, too, they parade around the globe whipping the finger at any foreign leader who dares question their arrogance. The real kicker is that these people believe themselves so far above the American people that they simply refuse to answer to Congress or, worse, flat-out lie when they do sit before the peoples' representatives.

Maybe Rumsfeld was just too busy trying to convince Israel to stop piddling around with Lebanon and get down to the real purpose of the latest "Mideast Crisis" which is, of course, invading Syria so that Rummy, Dick Cheney, and George have an excuse to lend a hand. Whatever the reason for Rumsfeld originally claiming to have been "too busy" to answer to the peoples' representatives, the cause was rooted in arrogance.

IT IS JUST TOO DAMNED BAD THE AVERAGE AMERICAN CAN'T SEEM TO SEE THROUGH THESE CROOKS. EVEN THOUGH RUMSFELD EVENTUALLY CAVED AND AGREED TO MAKE TIME FOR THE PEOPLES' REPRESENTATIVES, IT WAS ONLY AFTER POLITICAL PRESSURE FORCED HIM TO DO SO. TO RUMSFELD WE SAY, DON'T HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO APPEAR BEFORE THE SENATE? HEY, RUMMY, "GO "F" YOURSELF!"


By: A. Alexander
August 3, 2006

BUSH ON ARMAGEDDON: "BRING IT ON"

Okay, it's clear that the Neo-con, Bush theory of creating maximum chaos has metastasized.

Only Dr. Strangelove wannabees believe that if you expotentially increase death, blood, disorder, conflict and profiteering, you somehow end up with peace.

Or maybe it's that they really just want permanent instabilty. The Republican Party can't win if there is peace. That is a simple truth.

They have nothing to offer domestically, but bankruptcy, the dismantling of the American government and the U.S. Constitution, some wedge issues from the Victorian era, and unconscionable tax cuts for the wealthiest one percent of Americans.

That's a losing ticket, if they ever had to run on what they are really all about. (Oh, did we forget to put chronic corruption and law breaking on the list)?

So, they distract the masses with endless conflicts abroad, and create more threats to our national security than they eliminate.

Okay, so either they are so massively incompetent that they think you can make a wedding cake out of sh*, or they are brilliant evil political Machiavellians who divert the public's attention from their dirty doing by pursuing unrelenting war, or Bush truly believes he is heralding the "End Times" and will achieve "Rapture" for his most cultest followers.

Take your pick.

The world is going to hell in a handbasket, and Bush is continuing his residency on Fantasy Island.

Meanwhile, "Dr. No" (AKA: Dick Cheney), pours on the gasoline, lights the match, and ensures that he and his friends pocket the profits off of the misery of the world.

And the mainstream media considers the wrenching tragedy as so much footage for the nightly news.

"The Sopranis," the Bush Administration, and "The Devil Wears Prada."


***Bush is bringing on Armageddon, only to prove that his religion is right. But doesn't he realize that by him intentionally bringing it on, which he is doing, is only proving his religion a farce at his hands. What a dumb*$$. It proves his religion is man-made as are their laws. His bible was made up by a king who was trying to divorce his wife.