Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Have You No Decency Left, Sir?

After dancing around the bush (no, it's not a tribal ritual involving Babs) for the entire election cycle, Oily Dick finally came out (now there's an unintended chuckle, no?) and said what the Bushies have been making not so veiled allusions to the entire time: Cheney charged that if the American people elect John Kerry, then as a result we will suffer a terrorist attack.

This statement is so incredibly irresponsible and shameful on so many levels. The notion itself is shameful enough, but upon reading the quote, the sheer level to which the Bushies will sink in playing the fear card is astonishing (or not, if you've followed the Bush Crime Family for some time like I have).

Cheney said:
It's absolutely essential that eight weeks from today, on Nov. 2, we make the right choice, because if we make the wrong choice then the danger is that we'll get hit again and we'll be hit in a way that will be devastating from the standpoint of the United States.

Is this a threat? Is this a warning of something known and not told ("Bin Laden determined to strike in U.S."...just a "historical memo" right Condi?), held in reserve as a pudgel as we head into the election home stretch? More importantly, the Vice Asshole is effectively making the statement that a vote for Kerry is a vote to be attacked, as offensive a statement that I've ever seen in the political arena. It's one thing to have one's surrogates out and about making such charges and accusations, as well as the obligatory bumperstickers to that effect, but to have the second-highest-ranking official in the United States explicitly making this connection is wrong, it's unconscionalbe, it's despicable, and the Vice President should be ashamed of himself. Right, like that will happen.


Of course, the White House now denies the statement while not really denying it (Swifties, anyone?)..."There are differences in how the two candidates approach the war on terror" McClellan said. "That's what the vice president was talking about in his remarks."

Bullshit, Scott, and you know it. This was the Veep blatantly and deliberately saying that if the United States elects John Kerry, we will be attacked. End of syllogism fragment.

How long until we collectively have had enough, and stand up and say "No more, no more lies, no more innuendos, no more veiled threats of unnamed and unidentified shadowy monsters, NO MORE." Jayzus, I feel like Boo.



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