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Monday, February 05, 2007

Memo to President Bush: How to convince a Republican to vote for Hillary in 2008

1) Place all of your trust in the foreign policy recommendations of a man who, while a political genius, has only a high school education.

2) Emplace as your senior law enforcement officer a man who 1 - lost to a dead guy in his last congressional race, and 2 - bears an uncanny resemblance to the cigarette smoking man from the X-Files.

3) Make a fool out of one of the most respected minority figures in conservative politics, by rushing through non-deliberated and unverified intelligence estimates and presenting them to the United Nations for all the world to see.

4) Abandon all pretense of fiscal conservatism (i.e. economic liberalism) for the largest expansion of the federal government since the "New Deal" FDR administration.

5) Fail to implement a viable immigration policy in response to increased economic demands for blue collar labor.

6) Fail to close the borders or to implement a military-style (land) border security force a la U.S. Coast Guard coastal defense

7) Attempt to cut personnel costs during an ongoing military operation by sending a skeleton occupation force.

8) Claim Presidential "emergency powers" over the entire course of administration, with relatively feeble justification.

9) Hamper counter-terrorism capabilities worldwide by concentrating US intelligence assets on two countries.

10) Continue to do business with Saudi Arabia, the nation that has produced the most terrorist who have successfully attacked the United States over the past 2 decades. Saudi Arabia - blowing stuff up since 1983.

11) Simply mention the name Paul Bremer

12) Decapitate FEMA, and then fail to give credit to U.S. Army and Gen. Honore for single-handedly fixing the Katrina situation, and saving hundreds of lives, after a massive federal government failure.

13) Allow Nancy Pelosi to become House Speaker


  • At 2:31 AM, Blogger Wang said…

    4 & 8. Hit the nail on the head.

    And what is this nonsense about increasing military spending by 12% and cutting everything else in order to reach fiscal balance in 6 years, all the while continuing to preach tax cuts. Am I the only one baffled by this?

    In the history of the earth, I don't think any civilization has ever had a grasp of economics from which they would encourage continuing to cut off federal income while fueling a war effort. As far as I know that's unheard of. Is this a CEO move where he tells us that he won't cut our pay by a little bit, but instead will bulldoze all of our employee benefits, healthcare, pension, education reimbursement, etc.? It sure sounds like it.

  • At 6:12 PM, Blogger Proeliator Philologus said…

    Perhaps he plans to give California away to China in exchange for cash...


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