Thursday, October 05, 2006

Too Much Thinking

Duck! Cheney is out on the campaign trail, going thru the motions as if the election was really going to count while he states that the results are a foregone conclusion.
Cheney flatly rejected predictions by pundits that Democrats will take control of the House and Senate in November.

“We will retain control of both houses,” he said.
He acts like he has inside information, which makes me wonder about the legitimacy of the elections.

He doesn't think that Americans want to leave Iraq, I guess all those polls mean nothing.
“I don’t think the majority of the American people want to withdraw from Iraq,” Cheney said. “I think they’d prefer we complete the mission given to us.
What I find to be even more ominous is his certainty that there will be repercussions from the Nov. 7th election.
“It is important to have a national perspective on a campaign,” he said. “It does have consequences — not just in terms of a selection of an individual to represent a particular district. There are major consequences that will flow from the collective decision the American people make on Nov. 7.”
Such as? What if a majority of the people decide they want change, are you going to impose martial law in a fit of anger and declare the elections null and void? Are you just going to swear in the candidates that you prefer and then say it is a done deal and that Congress is the only entity that can discipline its members?

I really don't like his tone, to say nothing of his disconnect from the American people that aren't millionaires. If he is so certain that Americans are going to reelect respresentatives that don't listen to their constituents (bankruptcy bill), who are mired in scandals (Ney, Abramoff, Foley and his enablers), why even bother to have an election? Is it because you want us kept in the dark until every last piece of our freedom has been removed and those of us who were unfortunate enough to be middle class and/or poor become the indentured servants of another King George? I hope not.

Mom and I have been watching Babylon 5 for the past few weeks. Mom is fascinated by the storyline and how much it coincides with America today. She got to watch nations being bombed back into the stone age, how people who are different must be segregated for their safety, how people are encouraged to turn against their neighbors and coworkers, how free speech is throttled and how the news media becomes an extension of the political wing. We're in the middle of the third season, right at the point where President Clark has declared martial law and is ruthlessly eliminating the opposition. We've decided that whoever it is that is writing the speeches for Duck! and the Decider was a major B5 fan because some of the speeches are almost word for word and definitely idea for idea.

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