From Jim Gilliam's blog archives
An aggressive, strong opposition.
November 4, 2004 4:53 AM
Bush in his victory email to supporters: "With that trust comes a duty: I will serve all Americans, so help me God."
Bush in his victory speech: "With that trust comes a duty to serve all Americans."
Notice how he included God in the email to supporters, but left it out in his public speech. Don't believe any of this inclusive bullshit. He said the same thing four years ago in his acceptance speech. All he wants to do is get his judicial nominations through, which he needs Democrats to confirm.
We must fight aggressively and oppose strongly. The battle lines have never been clearer.
An aggressive, strong opposition.
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Read the 7 comments.
So it looks like the radicals have finally taken over, and the revolution has begun! Unfortunately, it's not exactly what I had in mind... We're so F-ed! Is there any upside here?
Thu Nov 4 2004 5:02 AM
The upside is that the Republicans will be completely responsible for the increasingly fucked up situation they've put us in.
Thu Nov 4 2004 5:45 AM
A sampling of the vitriol here:
"The question is "What do we need to do now in order to discredit the Republic Party and this president?"
I think it's time to start throwing honest words around, like LIAR and CRIMINAL, and not play politics for the sake of winning votes
....It will also be important for Democrats to spend more and more time ridiculing the stupidity of Republican policies and---implicitly---those who embrace/defend them..
.It is very clear that Bush won the election because he was able to get the majority of America to believe in his faulty dogma. You are one of those people, Dave, and as such, are a very dim witted fool."
Wow. Talk about your "elephant in the living room You folks really don't get it, do you? You STILL are suffering from the delusion that "Our ways are the best ways and if you can't see that you're stupid, gullible, criminal,
bigoted, fundamentalist fascists."
Just can't get your minds around the fact that the policies and motivations and beliefs of today's Democratic Party are not shared by the majority of Americans, can you?
Oh and your candidate? Not too appealing to those vast swaths of fly-over country. A rich liberal gigolo from Massachusetts who, after his third-of-a-tour in Vietnam, couldn't WAIT to get back to the States to accuse his fellow servicemen of war crimes and atrocities? This patrician asshole whos never had a private sector job since high school? This embodiment of East Coast Snobbery? THIS guy is the best you could come up with as a CinC of the American military and leader of the free world?
And a running mate who made Dan Quayle look like an elder statesman?
Keep on with your arrogant pomposity and watch the Dems spiral more and more towards irrelevance.
Thu Nov 4 2004 6:27 AM
We were having a John Kerry victory party at the theatre I work at, and when the results started looking fairly certain - there were a lot of long faces in the room. I think nobody could believe that it was true - and ALL that energy put into films, documentaries, the time, the money...all gone in a matter of hours...but not gone really. Jim, I remember you being asked how a Bush victory will change your notion of being American - and as a Canadian, I can say it looks like you guys could have civil war. The country is SO divided right now - and despite everyone calling for unity - there's too much ground been covered...the two camps have been running in different directions...so now what? The Dems/Left are supposed to cuddle up to the administration that they fought SO HARD to get out?
I'm not sure what to think anymore...people seem to be in shock.
Thu Nov 4 2004 6:35 AM
Only the president has the power to heal the wounds dividing the country. When he continues his far right political policies, we need to call him on it, because he promised to try to unify the country.
If he wants to heal the wounds, the power is in his hands. Otherwise, fuck him, and the fight begins anew today.
Thu Nov 4 2004 7:31 AM
Let's take a look at these quotes from a true moron:
"A rich liberal gigolo from Massachusetts who, after his third-of-a-tour in Vietnam,"
-As opposed to to rich, ex-alcoholic/coke head who found Jesus after one weekend w/Billy Graham from Connecticut but later moved to Texas who dodged the Vietnam war with the help of his rich daddy? A gigolo b/c he had a divorce...geez, I guess the majority of this country is filled w/gigolos, b/c the majority of all marriages FAIL!!!
"couldn't WAIT to get back to the States to accuse his fellow servicemen of war crimes and atrocities?"
-Yeah...he couldn't wait, so he decided to get shot. What a loophole! Then he has the audacity to actually tell the world how the Vietnam "Conflict" was total bullshit...? Truth hurts, doesn't it?
"This patrician asshole whos never had a private sector job since high school?"
-I guess Kerry should have had his daddy set him up w/an oil company (Arbusto), only to miserably run it into the ground. What was Kerry supposed to do...work at WalMart? He became an attorney, which was something Bush tried to do, but unfortunately couldn't get into UT law...
"This embodiment of East Coast Snobbery? THIS guy is the best you could come up with as a CinC of the American military and leader of the free world?"
-Again, THE BUSH FAMILY IS FROM CONNECTICUT!!! The Bush "ranch" doesn't even have any livestock!!! He is not this "good ol boy from Texas." He had everything in his life given to him, including a free pass out of Vietnam! When you hire a football coach, you want a guy who has a history of playing football. When you want a CinC, you want someone who has a military background, like Kerry.
"And a running mate who made Dan Quayle look like an elder statesman?"
-Great argument...Edwards looks young. Next time we'll try and pick some uglier candidates to make all the troglodytes watching reality TV while stuffing their faces w/fast food feel better about themselves...
Thu Nov 4 2004 7:56 AM
Gotta love that religious pandering...
My friend commented that this next term is officially "The Crusades II", and who knows, he may not be that far off from that assumption.
And for those who talk about how Democrats are hurting the country (I'm NOT a Democrat, so don't call me one) and making life a living hell... it's not US running this country, it's BUSH. A lot of people talk about how good we have it here, but it's hard to have respect when you live in a country that tortures other countries for their own personal gain (i.e. Latin America is a big one). And now when morals have become an issue of banning gay marriage and banning abortion rights, but it's okay to go overseas to kill thousands of Iraqis? That sure doesn't make any sense to me. And the last thing Bush should be doing is bringing GOD into the picture.
Thu Nov 4 2004 10:20 AM