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Thursday, August 19, 2010

A Dumber America Under G.W. Bush

A life in a America under G.W. Bush was a travesty at best! And yet the tea bagger society, the make up shit party, wants you to believe that this is where we as country and society need to be! [See above attached election map of the winning G.W. Bush which is provided by "Earth First" Stephanie Rogers]

A country run by G.W. Bush was, quoting Ms. Rogers of Earth First as "The Dumbing Down of America Under Bush".

What is clear is that the Bush administration did intentionally designed the downfall of American intellect to fall into line with its narrow, savagely partisan neo-con agenda. Guilt Christians into believing that Republican policies follow the teachings of the Bible? Check. Throw the ‘Anti-American’ label on anyone who doesn’t display mindless patriotism? Check. Push hot-button issues like gays, guns and God to the forefront of discussion to cause a deep political divide? Check. Tactics like these allowed Bush and Co. to run rampant for nearly a decade, tossing around words like ‘terrorism’, ‘national security’, ‘Jesus’ and ‘CIA intelligence’ whenever convenient to prevent people from asking too many questions.

The worst part is, Americans display an almost childlike refusal to accept the idea that there is anything wrong with the culture that had been building for decades and has been brought to a mind-boggling dumb crescendo under the Bush administration. Our fellow citizens used patriotism as a shield against the unwelcome spear of reality.

Many people started to awaken from our Bush induced idiot coma, well before the BROCK election. You can bet that the Swift Boat propaganda machine was well in the works working on attacks against Obama and attempts to make McCain look like the savior of mankind. Four years ago, it seemed like Bush had already done so much damage that there was no chance in hell the people of this country would be dumb enough to reelect him. We all know what happened. Sometimes, culturally cultivated stupidity knows no bounds.

We see the term ‘elitist’ thrown around like it’s a bad word: it’s part of what ruined John Kerry in 2004. Elitist! The funny thing is, don’t we want our leaders – especially our President – to be smarter and better than us? Leaders are supposed to emerge from the masses as those who see a better way, and can – you know – lead us to a brighter future on the horizon. Many Americans voted for Bush over Gore in 2000 because they found him ‘more charismatic’ and because ‘he made them laugh’. As a result, instead of a President, we got a court jester. Great job, America!

Clearly we where misguided and misrepresented by the buffoon called Bush! If this is all the current GOP extremist has, might I suggest you take that ideology and half truths and politely stick them where the sun doesn't shine!

We expect much of a POTUS, and lying and making shit up about WMD, outing CIA operatives, padding the rich while stealing from the poor is not the qualities we want from POTUS. Sorry Dana, Ann, Laura, Glenn, Bill, Hannity, Karl, Breitbart.....thanks but not thanks!!