[lit-ideas] Re: Priorities

  • From: "Steven G. Cameron" <stevecam@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 01 Jan 2005 15:39:52 -0500

**Unfortunately, you've forgotten the inevitable, harmful effect if the 
current administration is able to choose a Supreme Court justice -- the 
damage will be profound in both the near and long terms.


/Steve Cameron, NJ

Andreas Ramos wrote:
>>To paraphrase and reapply Nixon's famous exit line, you're going to have
>>Bush to kick around for four more years!
> Actually, no.
> Have you noticed nobody seems to care anymore about the White House? Nobody 
> discusses the 
> issues anymore: the environment, unemployment, the deficit, the wars, the 
> lack of foreign 
> policy, etc. Nobody cares, because we know it's a waste of time.
> Bush is putting lightweights into the cabinet: Rice, Gonzales, and others. 
> Whatever. The 
> cabinet positions have become so irrelevant that it doesn't matter if a 
> nobody is in that 
> position. The cabinet is irrelevant because Bush insists on loyalty.
> As for foreign relations, the Bush White House has essentially abandoned the 
> global 
> leadership role of the USA. Nobody took it away; the Bushies simply walked 
> away from it. 
> China and the ASEAN countries are busy at setting up a European Union 
> structure for Asia; 
> the USA has no part whatsoever in this. One can quite seriously say that the 
> USA has no 
> foreign policy whatsoever now. Even Denmark has a foreign policy. But not the 
> USA. Bush's 
> first reaction to the tsunami? He didn't care, and he didn't see why he 
> should care.
> So, will we kick Bush around for four more years? Like, who cares? He's 
> irrelevant. He made 
> himself irrelevant.
> Will Hillary be president afterwards? Of what? In the next few years, the 
> Bushies will have 
> demolished so much that the next president, if we even have a next president, 
> will preside 
> over very little.
> Let's see what happens at the inauguration. Last time, the Bushies sent out 
> tens of 
> thousands of invitations, and perhaps a quarter of the seats were 
> embarrassingly empty. 
> Those had to be covered up, to prevent TV cameras from showing empty stands. 
> Meanwhile there 
> were massive demonstrations and his limosine was pelted with eggs. Bush was 
> unable to walk 
> down Pennsylvania Avenue.
> This time, the demonstrators plan to line the path and turn their backs on 
> Bush.
> yrs,
> andreas
> www.andreas.com 
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