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Another reason to vote Bush


The UK Guardian, on October 23, published an article entitled "Dumb show," in which a writer named Charlie Brooker showed why, exactly why, we need to turn out, every one of us, to vote for George Bush.  Hereís a European elitist leftist, obviously infuriated that our country is not still part of the British Empire, notwithstanding our saving his countryís rear end in WW II and protecting the world from evil for every millisecond of the last sixty years.  By the way, special thanks to Matt Drudge for this information.

So hereís some fodder from Mr. Brooker: "John Kerry, for his part, looks and sounds a bit like a haunted tree. But at least heís not a lying, sniggering, drink-driving, selfish, reckless, ignorant, dangerous, backward, drooling, twitching, blinking, mouse-faced little cheat. And besides, in a fight between a tree and a bush, I know who Iíd favour."  He uses all of the words normally employed by the elites to describe those who they deem to be below them.  He hits below the belt as much as a midget versus Andre the Giant.  So what, thatís the norm.  These elitists are terrified to expose their true positions; they therefore resort to ad hominem and childish name calling to hide the hideousness of their credo.

Hereís the capper: "On November 2, the entire civilised world will be praying, praying Bush loses. And Sodís law dictates heíll probably win, thereby disproving the existence of God once and for all. The world will endure four more years of idiocy, arrogance and unwarranted bloodshed, with no benevolent deity to watch over and save us. John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald, John Hinckley Jr - where are you now that we need you?"  Yes, indeed, this snob was wishing death to our President!  You know, there was a period of time when we thought Tony Blair to be a liberal goofball on the order of Clinton.  Yet not one conservative in this country suggested that the man ought to be assasinated!

As for the "entire civilised world,"  it is woefully wrong on this point if it thinks that John Kerryís unmitigated buttkissing of the U.N., and the concomitant wishywashy weakness it endorses and encompasses, will make it safer.  Far from it.  Look at Spain.  Al Qaeda attacked, the people panicked and put wimpy leftists in power, and left Iraq.  Did these capitulations end the attacks?  Spain just barely foiled a plot to truck-bomb the Spanish High court.  Give an inch, they take a mile.

We need to teach the world a lesson it does not want to learn.  We need to turn out in droves and re-elect our President in an unmitigated landslide.  We need to give him carte blanche with improved majorities in both houses of Congress.  We need to give him the time to prove his point.  It was, thank God, not lost on Australia, which handily re-elected its pro-Bush government (go Aussies!).  This point:  giving in to terrorism, even in the most de minimis manner, shows weakness.  Once weakness is seen, they pounce on it like a pack of wolves on an injured bunny.  Our toughness and our President have kept us safe.

Letís teach Mr. Brooker a strong lesson.  Letís vote Bush, and let this sotís evil rantings fuel us on!


Footnote:  The article was withdrawn after Matt Drudge reported it and there was an outcry.  Therefore, before it disappears from Google, here it is in its entirety:

Dumb show

Charlie Brooker
Saturday October 23, 2004
The Guardian


Heady times. The US election draws ever nearer, and while the rest of the world bangs its head against the floorboards screaming "Please God, not Bush!", the candidates clash head to head in a series of live televised debates. Itís a bit like American Idol, but with terrifying global ramifications. Youíve got to laugh.

Or have you? Have you seen the debates? I urge you to do so. The exemplary BBC News website (www.bbc.co.uk/news) hosts unexpurgated streaming footage of all the recent debates, plus clips from previous encounters, through Reagan and Carter, all the way back to Nixon versus JFK.

Watching Bush v Kerry, two things immediately strike you. First, the opening explanation of the rules makes the whole thing feel like a Radio 4 parlour game. And second, George W Bush is... well, heís... Jesus, where do you start?

The internetís a-buzz with speculation that Bush has been wearing a wire, receiving help from some off-stage lackey. Screen grabs appearing to show a mysterious bulge in the centre of his back are being traded like Top Trumps. Prior to seeing the debate footage, I regarded this with healthy scepticism: the whole "wire" scandal was just wishful thinking on behalf of some amateur Michael Moores, I figured. And then I watched the footage.

Quite frankly, the manís either wired or mad. If itís the former, he should be flung out of office: tarred, feathered and kicked in the nuts. And if itís the latter, his behaviour goes beyond strange, and heads toward terrifying. He looks like heís listening to something we canít hear. He blinks, he mumbles, he lets a sentence trail off, starts a new one, then reverts back to whatever he was saying in the first place. Each time he recalls a statistic (either from memory or the voice in his head), he flashes us a dumb little smile, like a toddler proudly showing off its first bowel movement. Forgive me for employing the language of the playground, but the manís a tool.

So I sit there and I watch this and I start scratching my head, because Iím trying to work out why Bush is afforded any kind of credence or respect whatsoever in his native country. His performance is so transparently bizarre, so feeble and stumbling, itís a miracle he wasnít laughed off the stage. And then I start hunting around the internet, looking to see what the US media made of the whole "wire" debate. And they just let it die. They mentioned it in passing, called it a wacko conspiracy theory and moved on.

Yet whether it turns out to be true or not, right now itís certainly plausible - even if you discount the bulge photos and simply watch the presidentís ridiculous smirking face. Perhaps he isnít wired. Perhaps heís just gone gaga. If you donít ask the questions, youíll never know the truth.

The silence is all the more troubling since in the past the US news media has had no problem at all covering other wacko conspiracy theories, ones with far less evidence to support them. (For infuriating confirmation of this, watch the second part of the must-see documentary series The Power Of Nightmares (Wed, 9pm, BBC2) and witness the absurd hounding of Bill Clinton over the Whitewater and Vince Foster non-scandals.)

Throughout the debate, John Kerry, for his part, looks and sounds a bit like a haunted tree. But at least heís not a lying, sniggering, drink-driving, selfish, reckless, ignorant, dangerous, backward, drooling, twitching, blinking, mouse-faced little cheat. And besides, in a fight between a tree and a bush, I know who Iíd favour.

On November 2, the entire civilised world will be praying, praying Bush loses. And Sodís law dictates heíll probably win, thereby disproving the existence of God once and for all. The world will endure four more years of idiocy, arrogance and unwarranted bloodshed, with no benevolent deity to watch over and save us. John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald, John Hinckley Jr - where are you now that we need you?

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