....Because they have an agenda that is self serving, corporate/money driven and anti-American. If you want to understand how the GOP operates, read the articles on the Enron trial in the New York Times Business Section today. Sorry that I don't have the URL handy but you can find it if you really want to. LS
FORMER WHITE HOUSE INSIDER CRITICIZES BUSH & CO.'S BUNGLING OF IRAQ'S RECONSTRUCTION.
Another boring Bush loyalist jumps ship. Do they do so on principle or to save their pathetic derrieres? I found this piece on Newsweek.com. LS
NEWSWEEK ARTICLE ON BREAKING THE SILENCE
MOTHER BUSH'S DONATION TO KATRINA VICTIMS IS EARMARKED FOR ONE OF HER SON'S COMPANIES
This is what the likes of the Bush people do. Mother Bush, your spoiled, incompetent, self serving, entitled and lazy boys will have more money than they know what to do with and so will your grandchildren and great grandchildren. Could you not, for once, open up your money infested heart and spread just a tiny modicum of wealth to those who are oh so far, far and far less fortunate than you will ever be. Even if the global economy should collapse you would merely get knocked down to the status of being average rich rather than filthy rich. And being filthy rich, as you know, has its challenges and extraordinary problems. I won't go there, but you know what I am talking about....As a mother myself I find it disappointing and disheartening that you expect so little from your sons, their wives and your grandchildren in terms of their willingness to willingly undergo any personal and financial sacrifice for a greater cause. In enabling your husband's quest for greed and money you have shamelessly sold your children's and their children's souls to the devil, mother, despite the fact that y'all show up for church on Sunday. Problem is - you sold our souls, too.... and my/our children will pay, but not yours. And for that, I will always loathe your ilk. LS
RAW STORY PIECE ON MOTHER BUSH DONATION'S TO "KATRINA VICTIMS"
ANOTHER MEMBER OF THE BUSH FAMILY PROFITS GRANDLY FROM THE MISERY OF OTHERS - THIS ONE IS BUSH INFLICTED - THE WAR IN IRAQ
RAW STORY PIECE ON BUSH UNCLE PROFITING FROM WAR IN IRAQ
Following is another piece on the bush uncle in the Los Angles times, sent by Ken today. Greed and corruption seem to be a common trait in the bush family gene pool. LS
From the Los Angeles Times
Bush's Uncle Earned Millions in War Firm Sale
An SEC filing shows William H.T. Bush collected about $1.9 million in cash, plus stock valued at $800,000, from the deal.
By Walter F. Roche Jr.
Times Staff Writer
LA TIMES ON BUSH UNCLE PROFITEER
THE GOP IS GETTING SCARED AND WHEN THEY ARE SCARED THEY GET EXTRAORDINARILY MEAN, AND OVER THE TOP SCARY. THEY WILL STOP AT NOTHING TO STAY IN POWER. THE GOP CLEARLY DOES NOT CARE ABOUT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE OR OUR WAY OF LIFE. THEY ARE POLITICAL ANIMALS DRIVEN BY EXTREMIST IDEOLOGY THAT UNDERMINES THE UNDERPINNINGS OF OUR DEMOCRACY.
Ken sent this piece from Mr. Tim Grieve of Salon.com. SEE BELOW, TOO, FOR ANOTHER GOP ATTACK ON OUR PARTY THAT LIES AHEAD....LS
George W. Bush, 2.0
http://www.salon.com/politics/war_room/ (Paid registration required)
SALON PIECE HERE
"Democrat leaders' talk of censure and impeachment isn't about the law or the president doing anything wrong. It's about the fact that Democrat leaders don't want America to fight the War on Terror with every tool in our arsenal."
That's the pitch Republican National Committee chairman Ken Mehlman made in a fundraising solicitation sent to GOP supporters today. And when we saw it, we thought of it as little more than a particularly stark example of the straw-man politics favored by George W. Bush. Yes, Russ Feingold and John Conyers and a few of their allies are talking about things like censure and impeachment, but they're not what you'd call "Democrat leaders"
-- a group that's distinguished by, as much as anything, its members'
unwillingness to talk about such things. And if there are "tools" for fighting terrorism that "Democrat leaders" don't want America to have, we'd sure like to know what they are: Virtually every Democrat we've heard says, "Keep spying on suspected terrorists -- just follow the law when you do."
So straw men? They're everywhere. But Newsweek's Howard Fineman suggests that there's something else going on here, too. With the "educator in chief" business not working -- at some point, even Bush's advisors have to realize that the problem with Iraq isn't that the president hasn't explained it enough -- the White House is making a pivot to Plan B: Forget the Global War on Terror; now it's time for the War Against Terrorists Inside the Homeland. And as part of the usual "with us or with the terrorists" theme, the War Against Terrorists Inside the Homeland also means the War Against the Traitor Media and those Spineless, Security-Hating Democrats, Too.
As Fineman explains it, the White House and the GOP are fixing to set up Bush as some sort of tough-guy cop fighting against the "wussie lovers of legalistic niceties that get in the way of investigations and MSM news organizations that focus obsessively on explosions and mayhem in Iraq, even as they print or broadcast classified information and ask nasty, argumentative questions at hastily called press conferences." The underlying strategy: Move away from all the Iraq talk and get back to the question of homeland security.
Now, we'll admit that we're not sure how this is different from what the Bush administration has been doing all along. Dick Cheney used to complain that John Kerry wanted to show terrorists our "softer side." Cheney and Bush both talk often about the Democrats' "pre-9/11 mindset," and Karl Rove has been known to say that Democrats want only "therapy and understanding"
for those who attacked the United States.
But the White House has to do something -- a bounce from new blood on the staff can only do so much -- and there aren't many storylines available at this late date. "It takes some chutzpah to do this rewrite, given the latest run of stories about the pre-9/11 terrorism signals that were missed by the new Bush administration," Fineman writes. "But the White House's strategic bet -- and it's a pretty good one -- is that Bush has a better chance of playing Tough Cop than any prominent figure in the Democratic Party, in or out of Congress."
-- Tim Grieve
AS A FOLLOW UP TO THE ARTICLE ABOVE, BELOW IS A PIECE RECEIVED FROM A FELLOW DEM WHO SOMEHOW RECEIVED THE INFO FROM THE GOP.
(Sorry folks, but I refuse to spend the time it takes to do the html thing to enable the links to the sources quoted below. LS)
Message to GOP Party Members from Ken Mehlman
The word is out. Their position is clear. Last week, Sen. Russ Feingold floated a reckless plan to censure the President, and some Democrat leaders have ecstatically jumped on Feingold's bandwagon.
And, if they gain even more power in November, they won't stop there.
Feingold says that censure actually represents "moderation" and calls the terrorist surveillance program an impeachable offense. Dick Durbin, the number two Democrat in the Senate, fails to rule out impeachment if Democrats retake Congress. Iowa Democrat Tom Harkin is talking "high crimes and misdemeanors." And 31 House Democrats are calling for a committee to look into impeachment. Their leader? John Conyers, who would become House Judiciary Committee chairman under Democrat control.
The Democrats' plan for 2006? Take the House and Senate, and impeach the President. With our nation at war, is this the kind of Congress you want? If your answer is a resounding "NO", I need you to make an urgent contribution to help us win this fight.
Democrat leaders' talk of censure and impeachment isn't about the law or the President doing anything wrong. It's about the fact that Democrat leaders don't want America to fight the War on Terror with every tool in our arsenal. Your immediate action will send these reckless Democrats a message and help preserve our Republican majorities.
And what happens if we stand on the sidelines, and give the likes of Russ Feingold, John Kerry, and John Conyers control of Congress? Here's what the The Wall Street Journal says: "In fact, our guess is that censure would be the least of it. The real debate in Democratic circles would be whether to pass articles of impeachment. ... [E]veryone should understand that censure and impeachment are important -- and so far the only -- parts of the left's agenda for the next Congress."
The world is watching. Using every tool at our disposal to fight terrorists should not be a partisan issue. Democrats should to be focused on winning the War on Terror, not undermining it with political axe-grinding of the ugliest kind.
Chairman, Republican National Committee
P.S. Russ Feingold's censure resolution and Democrat talk of impeachment have raised the stakes for 2006. Make your contribution, sign the petition, and help make sure this fight is won.