I know a Massachusetts liberal when I smell one. When
I smell two, the stench is so unbearable that I begin howling uncontrollably.
That sound you hear is me.
Of course, you may be saying, "You're not a very good
bloodhound or a fairy tale giant and your nose is wrong. Bush is from Texas, not
Massachusetts, so he can't, by definition, be a Massachusetts liberal." Well,
pardner, you're right, he is from Texas. Sort of. But, don't let that talk of
Texas throw your sniffer off the trail. When Bush talks, can't you imagine hearing
a little "I paaked my caaa in Havaad yaad"? If so, you've also got the
scent. Just follow your nose.
visited Phillips Academy. It's the preppie place where many of the traveling rich
and famous park their kids. Dubya was boarded there while his father globe trotted
in various government positions. For twenty-four hours a day Dubya breathed liberal
Massachusetts air. He drank liberal Massachusetts water. He ate liberal Massachusetts
food. He listened to liberal Massachusetts news and views. I figure Massachusetts
liberalism may be like toxic contamination in the soil, air, and water and is
absorbed by humans. If so, every cell of Dubya's body may have been saturated
with Massachusetts liberalism. Can it be that slowly but surely his young impressionable
mind was molded so that he became a crypto Massachusetts liberal? Was he brainwashed?
Was he hypnotized? Did he come out of Massachusetts with sub-conscious post-hypnotic
Massachusetts liberal suggestions planted deep in his brain? Did he became a one
man liberal sleeper cell waiting only until he became President to be activated
to do the strange liberal things that he's now doing?
Now, to be sure, not everyone who grew up in Massachusetts
is a liberal, and not everyone who went to Phillips Academy is either, so don't
be offended if you're among those and you're not a liberal. You may have had a
natural immunity, or a steel plate in your head to block the liberal beams.
can expect many Massachusetts liberals to do some of the following if they have
the chance: They'll make government bigger and more intrusive. Just like George
W. Bush is doing. They'll focus on foreign affairs or other distractions and ignore
what they were really elected to do--be good stewards of America. Just like George
W. Bush is doing. They'll run up huge deficits (Bush's deficit is more than $
500 billion dollars. When he took office there was a surplus under so-called liberal
Bill Clinton). Just like George W. Bush is doing. They'll be out of touch with
the common folk--the "townies"-- in the lingo of prestigious Phillips
Academy. Just like George W. Bush. They'll be phony and lie a lot with ambivalent
statements. Just like George W. Bush. They'll try to blame others for their faults
and their frequent mistakes. Just like George W. Bush. They'll help their elite
pals in the corporate boardrooms instead of ordinary Americans on the factory
floors. Just like George W. Bush.
As things look now, the American people are once
again going to have an avoidance/avoidance conflict when they consider voting
this year. Two Massachusetts liberals coughed up like hair balls by the two Tweedle-Dee
and Tweedle-Dum major parties that are mostly different only in the fact that
one has a stupid donkey as its symbol and the other has a stupid elephant. Remember
the just mentioned two headed animal. One head is a donkey's and the other is
an elephant's. Ignore the sounds coming from the heads and watch in horror as
the body moves against the best interests of common American citizens. While the
body is moving toward bigger government, the elephant head is saying, "I'm
for smaller government, trust me."
Frankly, outside of Bush's elite country club pals,
Radio Pudgy, those toadies over at the Bush TV Network, the usual neo-con slobs
and some of the Stepfordized Conservative Radio Talk Show Callers, I'm not getting
a sense that there's much support for a second term for Mr. Bush. Most true conservatives
and rightists don't appear to be supporting him. Classic liberals and left wingers
aren't supporting him. Most of those in the middle who still have some brain cells
don't appear to be supporting him. Most working people (and those who wish they
could find jobs) aren't supporting him. Even most Latinos aren't supporting him.
Bush's base is small and shrinking with every stupid thing he does. It's early,
but we may end up outsourcing bad George W.Bush's job to bad John Kerry. Whoopee.
But, wait a minute, could there be
a third choice? Am I mistaken or have I been picking up another scent? Am I sniffing
some populism? Sniff, sniff, sniff, yup. Pat Buchanan has come out of his lair.
Might he run? Buchanan began a recent column this way: "If a third-party
populist were to run in 2004 on Ross Perot's signature issues of unfair trade
and mammoth deficits, George W. Bush would suffer the fate of his father."
To me, that sounds like a guy with an itchy political trigger finger just waiting
to take on the bad guys or who is trying to goad Ross Perot to run. Of course,
if either Buchanan or Perot do run, they probably won't win no matter how right
they are on the issues--and they're right on most of them. No, Buchanan or Perot
would more than likely lose.
No matter what happens, the
larger issue here is the fact that our two party system is broken. It now works,
not for the good of the American people, but to keep a relatively small handful
of elites in office where they can continue to help their elite pals make more
money. Buchanan or Perot could help fix things by running for president this year,
and by sticking around after the election to help build a new party into a viable
organization that will start bubbling up good candidates for congress all across
this nation and which will eventually be able to win the presidency.
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