Bush Advisers, With Eye on Dean, Formulate '04 PlansClose your eyes for the next word if you're easily offended. Bullshit. Okay, open 'em.
President Bush's campaign has settled on a plan to run against Howard Dean that would portray him as reckless, angry and pessimistic, while framing the 2004 election as a referendum on the direction of the nation more than on the president himself, Mr. Bush's aides say.
"Voters don't normally vote for an angry, pessimistic person to be president of the country," Matthew Dowd, a senior Bush adviser, said as he pressed the anti-Dean theme this week in an interview at Mr. Bush's re-election campaign headquarters. "They want somebody, even if times are not great, to be forward looking and optimistic."
As the second part of a two-part strategy, Mr. Bush's aides said, the president will set out upbeat themes and policy ideas, starting with the State of the Union address on Jan. 20. That would be part of a drive to buttress what polls show is a growing feeling among voters that the country is on the right track. The goal, Mr. Bush's advisers said, is to make the election more about the nation's success in confronting great challenges than about Mr. Bush personally.
RECKLESS? Bush's goosesteppers were tripping all over themselves to put together a slapdash war based on fraud, lies, and the reckless (hey! there's that word) killing of Iraqi citizens. Reckless is doing all that, then not having any idea whatsoever on how to end it. Reckless is not knowing what to do about a governmental infrastructure. And the very definition of reckless is going after a boogeyman (although an evil boogeyman) instead of the guy who's masterminding attacks on the United States - who's still apparently trying to do it again. Reckless is the Bush Administration.
ANGRY? You're damn right we're angry. See the previous paragraph. I want angry. I like angry. We've been given a ton of reasons to be angry. And it's because of a hostile and cynical Bush Administration who thinks Americans are witless, forgetful and just plain stupid enough to trust them with the future of this country. I'll take angry over hostile, cynical and reckless with our future any day.
PESSIMISTIC? Excuse me again. Bullshit. The Dean campaign has energized a sleeping giant in this country. For the first time since these alleged patriots took over, the Dean campaign has given people enough hope to get off their asses and do something to stop the recklessness of the Bush Administration. The last three years have been an utter nightmare. An almost complete disaster. And don't give me the crap about how great the economy is. It was better before this guy and Team Crackhead came in and screwed it up. These people lied before they even took over by bitching about the fictitious vandalism that the Clinton staff never did. And the lying hasn't stopped since. Dean's folks got the word out: HOPE. Try looking it up sometime, George. It's something you've steadfastly refused to give us every step of the way, you greedy, wrong-way cokehead.
It's this sort of dark thinking that will make me one proud American to see these jerks yanked of the office they never should have been awarded, as a margin of over a half a million voters will attest. If it's Dean, GREAT. If it's a bottle cap, GREAT. If it's anyone but Bush, GREAT. It's time to get rid of these insults to humanity.
Yeah. I'm angry. And for damned good reason.