Friday, September 12, 2008

Which American City do You Want to Lose?

"He will make Cheney look like Ghandi." Pat Buchanan on John McCain in the White House.

This video is chilling. I happen to believe it's also one of the two most essential considerations in this election. The other is global warming. A distant third is the US economy.

To what should be our universal horror, McCain thinks Bush's economic plan is just great (see Dr. Phil Gramm if you're inclined to "whine" about it). He's a gung-ho Neocon "free" marketer. Your job? Kiss his butt. Your home? Ditto. Your healthcare and retirement. In spades.

To what should be our universal horror, Palin thinks global warming is God's work, a step toward Armageddon and the Rapture. In her eyes, anything we do to lessen it is a slap in the face of God. That's why there's not going to be any improvement in a Christianist-controlled McCain-Palin White House. (If you doubt it'll be Christianist controlled, tell me why McCain couldn't have his own choice of VP?)

McCain knows one solution to all problems, and he thinks it's funny: Bomb, bomb, bomb. As this video points out--from seasoned veteran nuclear policy guy Scott Ritter--if we attack Iran with one of our new generation of what Bush chillingly calls "usable nukes," the genie is out of the bottle and it won't go back until Islamic extremists take out at least one American city.

So, Rightwingers: Before you ride out on a flood of Limbaugh's hate-mongering to vote in White Daddy, think good and hard about that. Which city will it be?

(Thanks to friend Vicki for sending me the video.)


Phred said...

The contents of this video are the likes of which that make me ask daily: why do we think there will actually be a "real" election? Why do we think we've overcome what happened in 2004? and Why do we think they won't do that again ON STEROIDS????

PICO said...

You're not alone, buddy.

There's a diminishing return in a violent coup d'etat, which is what would be implicit in declaring a state of martial law, for instance, and suspending elections.

Better far to engage in psyops and penny-ante fraud. So we have, as a matte of record, fraudulent voter registration drives; disappeared ballots, before and after elections; wired black boxes; voter ID laws disadvantaging minorities, women, and Democrats; mucked up ballot validity regultions (see OH); direct interference (see police barricades in FL); 8-hour voting lines (OH); confusing ballots (FL); and the Court of Last Resort: The Supremes.

They ARE doing that again.

Thank you for commenting. You're right on.