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Bush Win Means More Government From The Right - Election Will Lead To Increase In Isolation
Boston Channel ^ | November 5, 2004 | Helen Thomas

Posted on 11/06/2004 3:48:46 PM PST by O.C. - Old Cracker


"Can you resist my beauty?"

America is in for four more years of conservative governance as a result of the Republican election sweep.

The world now knows that President George W. Bush has political support for his brand of hard-edged conservativism at home and his tough, unilateral foreign policy abroad.

Bush's lack of credibility in staging the Iraqi invasion and his willingness to alienate longtime allies apparently meant nothing to a majority of American voters.

The president views the outcome of the election as vindication of his policies. Now he can really get down to business.

With the same political party in control of the White House, the House, the Senate and the Supreme Court, there will be no way to block Bush's preemptive militancy. Who is going to stop him?

At a news conference Thursday, he put the nation on notice that he will do it his way.

"I earned capital in the campaign -- political capital -- and now I intend to spend it," he said.

Of course, the president made his pro forma call for national unity. He was, after all, a uniter, not a divider in the 2000 presidential campaign -- remember? After he won the first time, Bush spent the next four years making the country deeply polarized.

Bush reiterated his pledge to reach out to the opposition "who shares our goals." With the campaign over, he said, "Americans are expecting bipartisan effort and results."

Ah, but the rub is that everyone does not share his goals, or some 55 million more Americans would have voted for him.

Whatever happened to that humble foreign policy he promised us four years ago? Bush has been outspoken about his feeling that he is doing the Almighty's work in bringing freedom to the Middle East, even at heavy human costs.

If the past is prologue, we know now that diplomacy, compromise and reconciliation are not big in his toolbox.

Since the word "peace" rarely crosses the president's lips, Americans will remain in the hands of an administration ready to go it alone, burnishing Bush's famous attitude: "You are with us or against us."

The president believes the 9/11 terrorist attacks freed the United States from the international rules of behavior.

By invading Iraq without provocation, Bush thumbed his nose at the U.N. Charter and international treaties. There is no reason to believe he will now run a more open White House or suddenly overcome his anathema to news conferences, despite his euphoric post-election quiz session with reporters, where he described his second-term agenda.

Before Thursday, his last news conference was on June 10.

With Congress in Republican hands, Bush will likely continue to push big tax cuts to the nation's richest people, probably under the camouflage of the "tax simplification" plan that he announced as one of his goals.

He also will push privatization of Social Security under the guise of "reform" to permit individuals to divert some of their payroll taxes into private investment accounts. The move will undermine the time-honored, well-run pension program, which also serves dependent children and the disabled.

You can count on a further easing of environmental regulations and a chipping away of workers rights and at health and safety standards in the workplace.

It's easy to predict deeper inroads in the constitutional precept of separation of church and state.

During the campaign, he played up his religious fervor and so-called traditional values (translate that as "no gay marriage").

Not the least worry for liberals is the matter of the Supreme Court, already stacked with conservative appointees.

With Chief Justice William Rehnquist ailing and other vacancies expected in Bush's new term of office, he will be free to make several appointments to the high bench.

Although he was cagey on the campaign trail about whether he had an anti-abortion litmus test for his potential justices, Bush is expected to select judges who fit into a conservative mold.

Since the president sees his victory as a mandate for his "might-is-right" foreign policy and conservative domestic views, the United States will be even more isolated from the world and even more divided at home.

(Helen Thomas can be reached at the e-mail address hthomas@hearstdc.com).


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bushvictory; dannydevito; gorgon; helenthomas; hideous; medusa; thepenguin
If the past is prologue, we know now that diplomacy, compromise and reconciliation are not big in his toolbox.

Helen, you are a genius! These are exactly the tools Bush refused to use with the murdering Muslims.

1 posted on 11/06/2004 3:48:46 PM PST by O.C. - Old Cracker
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To: O.C. - Old Cracker

Good time for the hag to retire.


2 posted on 11/06/2004 3:53:25 PM PST by Semper Paratus (Michael)
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To: O.C. - Old Cracker
Thomas is a doddering old witch with no imagination.

She is 180 degrees off target.

As Bush's tough stands begin to pay off, the rest of the civilized world will jump on the bandwagon.

3 posted on 11/06/2004 3:53:35 PM PST by CROSSHIGHWAYMAN (America dodged a bullet.)
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To: O.C. - Old Cracker

Is this old hag still spewing hatred ~ old brain-dead woman squatting ~ Bump!


4 posted on 11/06/2004 3:53:59 PM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: O.C. - Old Cracker

Next Islamofascist plane needs to target this hags house...


5 posted on 11/06/2004 3:57:07 PM PST by Keith (NOW, MORE THAN EVER....IT'S ABOUT THE JUDGES!)
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To: O.C. - Old Cracker

Oh my gosh! Don't ever do that again. That picture almost gave me a heart attack! I guess I must believe in witches. Seriously, it's time for Helen to move to Shadyside and start working on jigsaw puzzles of winter scenes.


6 posted on 11/06/2004 3:58:17 PM PST by unbalanced but fair
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To: O.C. - Old Cracker
Whatever happened to that humble foreign policy he promised us four years ago?

9/11 happened you harpy.

7 posted on 11/06/2004 3:58:28 PM PST by NeoCaveman (John Edwards, hair today, gone tomorrow (/gloat))
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To: O.C. - Old Cracker

Old crone-- I can't believe they pay her money for her screeds.


8 posted on 11/06/2004 3:58:51 PM PST by Clara Lou (Hillary Clinton: "We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.")
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To: O.C. - Old Cracker

This article almost makes Michael Moore look rational.

Note to Helen Thomas: The campaign is over. Your guy lost. Get over it, and get lost.


9 posted on 11/06/2004 3:59:18 PM PST by KJC1
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To: O.C. - Old Cracker

All the left ever has is spin.

Here are the facts- Nearly every country in the world is going after Al Qaeda and many sent troops to afghanistan. In spite of the lies that have been told- many countries have supported us in Iraq- Italy, Australia, Poland and several others. Granted some balked at Iraq but the motive was clear. Most notably France, Germany and Russia all who had side oil deals with Saddam.

As to solation one thing is for certain - unless the left stops putting the extremist nuts of the party in charge of it, and starts getting behind the security of this country inunequivocal terms. It will become increasingly ISOLATED from victory.

So put that in your cauldron and smoke it Hellen.


10 posted on 11/06/2004 4:00:03 PM PST by Cubs Fan (Liberals have the inverse midas touch, everything they get a hold of turns to S&*%)
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To: blackie
President Bush's agenda and policies have really brought me into politics and united me even closer to the RNC and Conservative media and ideas (including FR). As far as I'm concerned, he IS a uniter, not a divider.
11 posted on 11/06/2004 4:01:21 PM PST by DTogo (U.S. out of the U.N. & U.N out of the U.S.)
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To: O.C. - Old Cracker

Helen Thomas. Proof there is life after death.

They just forgot to bury her.


12 posted on 11/06/2004 4:03:16 PM PST by AuntB (Most provisional ballots are from voters not eligible to vote!!! Ask a poll worker!)
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To: O.C. - Old Cracker
Ah, but the rub is that everyone does not share his goals, or some 55 million more Americans would have voted for him.

Yes such genius! How come it never bothered her that Clinton didn't get 100% of the vote?

13 posted on 11/06/2004 4:03:30 PM PST by FITZ
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To: CROSSHIGHWAYMAN

In a press release just a moment ago, the Director of the
French Military Hospital declared Helen Thomas not dead.

He stated that, "Thanks to the latest in lifesaving equipment Helen Thomas lives on or not as the case may be.
Sadly she doesn't know any Swiss Bank account numbers so
her time may be limited."


14 posted on 11/06/2004 4:03:59 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: O.C. - Old Cracker

Helen Thomas: By comparison, Arafat is vibrant and energetic.


15 posted on 11/06/2004 4:04:25 PM PST by NittanyLion
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To: DTogo

Roger that DTogo ~ you've got it!


16 posted on 11/06/2004 4:05:01 PM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: O.C. - Old Cracker
why wasn't there a barf alert or an ugly picture alert in the title?

excuse me while i go loose my cookies...

17 posted on 11/06/2004 4:05:38 PM PST by mlocher (america is a sovereign state)
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To: AuntB
Helen Thomas. Proof there is life after death. They just forgot to bury her.

LM*O!!

18 posted on 11/06/2004 4:06:39 PM PST by the Deejay (ACLU = America's Clueless LUNATICS United.)
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To: O.C. - Old Cracker

Where is the picture warning???


19 posted on 11/06/2004 4:10:51 PM PST by David1
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To: DTogo
Ya know I just don't get it, Bush won this election with more popular vote than any president has ever gotten (sure some of that can be contributed to population growth) and he also had I higher percentage of the popular vote than any president has had since the 1988 election. Thats right the liberal saviour Bill Clinton who CBS and the MSM would make you believe was the most popular president ever didn't even get this high of a percentage of popular vote.

Now when a president wins with numbers like that how can anyone still honestly say he is dividing the country?
20 posted on 11/06/2004 4:11:33 PM PST by bgnn32
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To: Semper Paratus

I could care less about her retirememt. I just want the ugly old prune out of the White House Press Pool.

Please ! No More Pull her Press card for God Sakes.


21 posted on 11/06/2004 4:14:09 PM PST by Pompah (The price of greatness is responsibility)
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To: O.C. - Old Cracker

Thank goodness! I was wondering when Helen Thomas would weigh in with her opinions! I can't bear to read the whole article. Did she accuse W of poisoning Arafat?


23 posted on 11/06/2004 4:19:27 PM PST by passionfruit (passionate about my politics, and from the land of fruits and nuts)
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To: passionfruit
Check it out. Helen shows up when Arafat is checking out. Has anybody seen the two of them in the same room at the same time?
24 posted on 11/06/2004 4:21:21 PM PST by Thebaddog (W1 2x! What a great day to be a dawg!)
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To: Semper Paratus

Holy sh## ! It's Uncle Fester in drag!!!!!!!!!


25 posted on 11/06/2004 4:27:36 PM PST by lawdog
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To: lawdog

Come on, people, have pity. Poor Helen will probably not be around to see the end of this administration. She just witnessed her last presidential election and will never live to see her hero Hillary run. I'm not saying this to be mean or vindictive, it's just an observation.


26 posted on 11/06/2004 4:38:41 PM PST by Russ
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To: O.C. - Old Cracker
the old ratbag should be inspiring the cabbages...
27 posted on 11/06/2004 4:49:48 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: O.C. - Old Cracker


I love it that she's bitter and still out of touch.


28 posted on 11/06/2004 4:51:53 PM PST by onyx (John "F" Kerry is now the final casualty of the Vietman War!)
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To: O.C. - Old Cracker
These two were made for each other.


29 posted on 11/06/2004 4:53:08 PM PST by DirtyHarryY2K (The reason the "youth vote" failed for democrats: 30 years of abortion.)
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To: O.C. - Old Cracker
"work in bringing freedom to the Middle East, even at heavy human costs."

Those terrorists are hinos. Leave it to her to pity them.

30 posted on 11/06/2004 5:00:19 PM PST by monkeywrench
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To: lawdog

LOL!!!!


31 posted on 11/06/2004 5:07:26 PM PST by You Dirty Rats (31 Red States - All Your Senate Are Belong To Us!!)
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To: DTogo

If you look at the county map of the election you will definitely see that this country is united. California is almost all red. The libs are trying to spread this myth as fact and they are wrong again.


32 posted on 11/06/2004 5:40:19 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: O.C. - Old Cracker
America is in for four more years of conservative governance as a result of the Republican election sweep.

Well DUH. No shit, fossil! Is your opening line supposed to bowl me over?

The only thing facing isolation now is the Old Media.
33 posted on 11/06/2004 5:56:35 PM PST by Bars4Bill
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To: DirtyHarryY2K

These two were made for each other?

I guess you haven't heard. Arafat's a buggerer.


34 posted on 11/06/2004 6:18:07 PM PST by iheartusa (Searching the Internet far and wide to bring you thought-provoking controversy)
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To: O.C. - Old Cracker
With the same political party in control of the White House, the House, the Senate and the Supreme Court, there will be no way to block Bush's preemptive militancy. Who is going to stop him?

Look out, Czechoslovakia!

35 posted on 11/06/2004 6:19:56 PM PST by opinionator
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To: Semper Paratus

Is it just me or does she look more and more like Arafat?


36 posted on 11/06/2004 7:23:24 PM PST by elhombrelibre (The people have spoken even if Liberals don't like what they've said.)
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To: O.C. - Old Cracker

37 posted on 11/06/2004 7:36:56 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: O.C. - Old Cracker
Helen Thomas (D) for President 2008

38 posted on 11/06/2004 7:39:24 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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