Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Reality Check

Sometimes there is just so much upsidedownness, so much inversion of truth and lie, black is white, white is black, that it is hard to remain clearheaded. You just about drown in crap. To help you stay on course here’s some reminders from today’s Altercation. There’s more and you should follow the link and read the rest.

...far more judges have been confirmed—both in real terms (and) as a percentage of those nominated under Bush than under Clinton and yet all of a sudden Republicans think the filibuster is a threat to democracy. And they don’t like the ethics committee now that Tom DeLay is Public Enemy Number One. And when our troops were fighting in Bosnia, the House Republicans could not even agree to pass a resolution in support of the troops. Put the wrong bumpersticker on your car now, and they’ll send a state trooper your way. (Or at the very least forcibly remove you from an official White House informational meeting on Social Security.)

And in an MSNBC story “British lawmaker blasts U.S. on Iraq allegations”, George Galloway defends himself forcefully. But what I liked is the quote below, from the article.

“I gave my heart and soul to stop you from committing the disaster that you did commit in invading Iraq,” Galloway said. “And I told the world that the case for war was a pack of lies.” link

There are a few truths, largely ignored by the media, that need to be repeated over and over again. Here's the short list, reliable as Polaris to keep your bearings straight. Bush lied to get us into war. Both the 2000 and 2004 elections were blatantly stolen. Bush's tax cuts mainly benefited the ultra rich. Bush aims to destroy Social Security. There is no Social Security crisis.

And finally, via Kos this PEW poll

Pew. 5/11-15. MoE 4%. (March '05 results)

Bush approval ratings

Approve 43 (49)
Disapprove 50 (46)
Congressional Republicans
Approve 35 (39)
Disapprove 50 (44)
Congressional Democrats
Approve 39 (37)
Disapprove 41 (44)
By 37-28, respondents oppose eliminating the filibuster, though most aren't paying attention.

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