Skip to comments.Wheels are coming off Bush/Cheney machine
Posted on 02/16/2006 9:00:35 AM PST by rface
That deafening noise we've been hearing is the sound of wheels falling off the most secretive and autocratic presidency in our history.
The disintegration is long overdue. This nation of laws, separation of powers and equal justice has suffered enough.
After five torturous years, we are finally getting a look inside a government led by a cadre of self-righteous demagogues, committed to opportunism, self-aggrandizement and self-enrichment.
Many, including one-time friends and associates of the Bush/Cheney power elite, have been preaching the horrors of what's going on behind closed doors, only to be shouted down, bullied, threatened or smeared.
Even members of their own party are not spared. NewsMax.com, a conservative Web site, recently reported that "White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove has threatened to blacklist any Republican who votes against President Bush in the Senate Judiciary Committee's investigation of the administration's unauthorized wiretapping..."
Fortunately there are those who have had enough and are coming forward.
- Someone in the administration, concerned that the Bush/Cheney cabal is violating Americans' civil liberties, leaked wiretapping information.
- A retired career CIA intelligence officer wrote in the respected "Foreign Affairs" journal that the administration cherry-picked intelligence to justify the invasion of Iraq. This dove-tails with earlier information from ex-administration officials that Bush/Cheney were hell-bent on sending people to die in a country that had nothing whatsoever to do with the 9/11 terror attacks.
And even disgraced insiders are squealing.
- Michael Brown, the fired Katrina debacle scapegoat, turned on his former bosses after they hung him out to dry. He told the Senate under oath that he warned the White House early on that the hurricane was a disaster but was ignored.
- Ex-Cheney chief of staff and indicted perjurer I. Lewis Libby reportedly has testified that he was authorized by his "superiors" to leak classified information as part of a plan to justify the administration's Iraq invasion.
- Associates of lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who the White House would have us believe Bush/Cheney barely knew, are telling tales about how the convicted GOP influence merchant was, in truth, very tight with Bush/Cheney. So much so that he claims to have been invited to the president's ranch - after ponying up $100 grand for the good of the Bush/Cheney cause.
Hopefully, as more people get fed up - for whatever reason - or they grow spines, we'll find out even more about what has happened to this nation since the Supreme Court put this crowd in charge.
Let the cleansing begin.
I think President Bush ought to contract a weekly "fireside news chat" with FOX NEWS and have it in a different room of the White House each week. It's time to drive the left off the edge of sanity since they're teetering on it anyway!
I saw right through their lies.
This is TOO funny. While Bush is strangling the life out of the democratic chances for revival, this idiot sees nothing but roses for his Bush hating buddies. ROFL
It just dawned on me. You know that syndrome where some women will fawn all over a famous serial killer during the trial; offers of marriage, etc. Ted Bundy's case was a good example. I'm not a psychologist, but that's my layman's guess as to the parallel-as much as I respect Mary even.
That deafening noise we've been hearing is the sound of wheels falling off the most secretive and autocratic presidency in our history. The disintegration is long overdue.
I'd no sooner debate someone still arguing that Bush was selected/not elected than I would someone who argues that we faked the moon landing or someone who denies the Holocaust.
Bush CLOBBERED Kerry there. It is I believe just the media faction moonbats, that as usual don't reflect the views of the populus.
"That deafening noise we've been hearing is the sound of wheels falling off the most secretive and autocratic presidency in our history."
Perhaps, the wheels are coming off in Detroit thanks to this insane hatred of one's country.
Re#51 Great idea. The WH presstitutes are such prima donnas that it would drive them nuts. Mehtinks that W will tweak them in any event...
I did chuckle to myself (on my honeymoon) that Traverse City is the "Cherry Capital of the World"...
They even have a cherry festival and cherry parade.
Re#54 Yep. W ain't done with 'em yet. Hehehehe...
"...we're the same as iran."
Oh, good lord! One day on board and you're already starting this crap? A good zotting awaits you my friend.
Not the residents, just the MSM, self-absorbed bloviators.
I DO hear wheels coming off, but I think it's on the MSM machine....
Wasn't there an election in 2004 that did not involve the Supreme Court? This guy's not only a crazy America-hater, he's just plain stupid.
I'm working from home today so as usual the TV is on. Katie Couric interviewed Mary mMtilin (sp?) about the hunting accident. While Katie had her head down reading the BS quotes about the whole thing Mary was rolling her eyes in the split screen then attacking.
It was pretty funny.
Side note: For her science fair project, a 7th grade girl tested the toilet water and the ice in 10 local fast food resturaunts and found that in 70% of the cases, the ice had MORE bacteria in it than the toilet water.
"Dave Miller, Editorial Page Editor of the Traverse City Record Eagle, is the entire editorial department and writes the majority of the editorials for the paper, which reaches 13 counties including 31,000 readers daily and 41,000 Sunday." http://220.127.116.11/search?q=cache:-2EUspL9WD4J:www.wmprsa.org/Resources/Past%2520Issues/feb05.htm+%22Dave+Miller%22+Record+Eagle&hl=en&gl=us&ct=clnk&cd=4
Love that pic! ROTFLOL!
Yes, I was a college student living downtown TC when President Ford was in the parade. No doubt that there is a smaller faction of the university that is on the same bandwidth as the local MSM. The place is loaded with rich republicans, lol.
"What's amazing is the media making these claims as they ignored Clinton's unprecedented purges from all levels of the executive branch when he was president."
Purges. Hmm. A good word to associate with a national leader who had more people connected to him die or disappear under mysterious circumstances than Joseph Stalin.
Tinfoil hat wearer - he forgot "shiny side out"...
You should also have mentioned the poll on the front: http://www.record-eagle.com/
This poll could use some Freeping.
I can't wait.
One good thing about this article - I knew I could stop reading after the first sentence.
The Travesty Record Eagle was one of 13 MSM news rags that endorsed Lurch in 2004. So what do you expect?
Presidential Race - Editorial Endorsements
1. The Argus-Press (Owosso, 11,438)
2. The Bay City Times (34,126)
3. Battle Creek Enquirer (24,831)
4. The Daily Globe (Ironwood, 6,498)
5. Detroit Free Press (354,581)
6. The Flint Journal (84,313)
7. Lansing State Journal (73,594)
8. Livingston County Daily Press & Argus (13,472)
9. The Muskegon Chronicle (46,505)
10. Petoskey News-Review (10,296)
11. The Saginaw News (56,307)
12. Times Herald (Port Huron, 29,488)
13. Traverse City Record-Eagle (26,502)
"He forgot the part about the two SCOTUS appointments."
...and John Bolton to the U.N.
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In their dreams! Such pin heads.
"Secretive" is media-speak for 'we are no longer the propaganda arm-in-arm of the party in power, and getting daily administration briefings on what we should print.'
It is an editorial and is listed as such. Thus he can be as biased as he wants.
Some youngin' wasn't around for the Johnson Administration, it would seem
Have you had enough of the Bush/Cheney administration?
RESPONSE VOTES PERCENT GRAPH
Yes 313 67.46 %
No 145 31.25 %
Not sure 6 1.29 %
TOTAL 464 100.00 % ..
FReeped and bupmed
Last line, "Let the cleansing begin."
Okay, good idea. You, the author, might have noticed that a good cleansing of the newsprint media is well underway. Subscribers are way down. And in that vein, how are your readership numbers lately? Have a nice day.
HAR DEE FREEPIN' HAR!!!
I guess the writer has forgotten all about the eight years of the Klintoon administration, a/k/a Stonewall City. But that was different, I guess.
The libbie moonbat double standard rolls on.
These liberals are living in a fantasy land.
There is no break down. The only "secrative" is the fact that the WH has now been able to bypass the press corps.
THEY HATED IT WHEN RONALD REAGAN took his message straight to the people.
The left hates the fact the mediots are exposed as irrelevant prima donnas more interested in displaying their latest hair style for the camera rather than actually getting the story correct.
He did an excellent job then.
Ain't that the truth!
Mooreon Traverse City Film Festival
August 8th, 2005
We remain eternally skeptical of Michael Moores film festival in Traverse City, MI.
While he claims there is no political agenda behind the festival, youll never see a film like In the Face of Evil there.
It, like the Sundance Film Festival, (and many others) will present films that reinforce leftist worldviews and promote challenges to authority, as long as the authority is Republican. No exposes on media bias, political indoctrination on college campuses, the devastating effects of Great Society giveaways or political correctness here.
Well, we just need to work that much harder. In the meantime, here are letters to the editor of Traverse Citys Record-Eagle, the newspaper that allowed Michael Moore to visit their offices after hours and make editorial corrections on ads he didnt agree with.
Where was this rag during the Lewinsky episode, the disappearance of the Rose Law Firm records, the shooting at Marcy Park, Bubba's broken ankle at Norman's, Bubba's rape history???? I'd venture to say they were silent!!