ARC's 1st Law: As a "progressive" online discussion grows longer, the probability of a nefarious reference to Karl Rove approaches one

Monday, February 19, 2007

It Could Happen To You!!!

You too can be afflicted with Bush Derangement Syndrome.

See its effects in this "article" by Joe Conason, which seeks to include every single anti-Bush blog post from DemocraticUndergroundand DailyKos.

For the first time since the resignation of Richard M. Nixon more than three decades ago, Americans have had reason to doubt the future of democracy and the rule of law in our own country. Today we live in a state of tension between the enjoyment of traditional freedoms, including the protections afforded to speech and person by the Bill of Rights, and the disturbing realization that those freedoms have been undermined and may be abrogated at any moment.

Such foreboding, which would have been dismissed as paranoia not so long ago, has been intensified by the unfolding crisis of political legitimacy in the capital. George W. Bush has repeatedly asserted and exercised authority that he does not possess under the Constitution he swore to uphold. He has announced that he intends to continue exercising power according to his claim of a mandate that erases the separation and balancing of power among the branches of government, frees him from any real obligation to obey laws passed by Congress, and permits him to ignore any provisions of the Bill of Rights that may prove inconvenient.
Everyone knows -- although not everyone necessarily wishes to acknowledge -- that the Bush administration misled the American people about the true purposes and likely costs of invading Iraq. It invented a mortal threat to the nation in order to justify illegal aggression. It has repeatedly sought, from the beginning, to exploit the state of war for partisan advantage and presidential image management. It has wasted billions of dollars, and probably tens of billions, on Pentagon contractors with patronage connections to the Republican Party
not word one about Halliburton's increased role in military operations during the Clinton years.

Given that we're now living in ueber-fascist times, it's a shame that Conason's book will have to burned along with all of the other anti-Bush screeds and polemics.

Oh, wait...

For those not familiar with Conason, he apparently used Linda Tripp as a source for some salacious details to attempt to bring down a president - not Bubba, but George HW Bush. And this article from 6 years ago by Jonah Goldberg sums up Conason pretty well

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: St Wendeler