Saturday, September 04, 2004

Susan Estrich Swims At The Bottom Of The Gutter

Susan Estrich, like so many in her party, has sunk to the bottom of the gutter of American Politics. Her article written September 1, 2004 is a prime example of the fundamental problem with today's Democratic Party. She has been featured on A Time For Choosing before, when she took another trip through the gutter. She sinks even lower this time. Here are some prime exerpts:

Will it be the three, or is it four or five, drunken driving arrests that Bush and Cheney, the two most powerful men in the world, managed to rack up? (Bush's Texas record has been sealed. Now why would that be? Who seals a perfect driving record?)

After Vietnam, nothing is ancient history, and Cheney is still drinking. What their records suggest is not only a serious problem with alcoholism, which Bush but not Cheney has acknowledged, but also an even more serious problem of judgment. Could Dick Cheney get a license to drive a school bus with his record of drunken driving? (I can see the ad now.) A job at a nuclear power plant? Is any alcoholic ever really cured? So why put him in the most stressful job in the world, with a war going south, a thousand Americans already dead and control of weapons capable of destroying the world at his fingertips.

It has been said that in the worst of times, Kissinger gave orders to the military not to obey Nixon if he ordered a first strike. What if Bush were to fall off the wagon? Then what? Has America really faced the fact that we have an alcoholic as our president?

Or how about Dead Texans for Truth, highlighting those who served in Vietnam instead of the privileged draft-dodging president, and ended up as names on the wall instead of members of the Air National Guard. I'm sure there are some mothers out there who are still mourning their sons, and never made that connection. It wouldn't be so hard to find them.

Or maybe it will be Texas National Guardsmen for Truth, who can explain exactly what George W. Bush was doing while John Kerry was putting his life on the line. So far, all W. can do is come up with dental records to prove that he met his obligations. Perhaps with money on the table, or investigators on their trail, we will learn just what kind of wild and crazy things the president was doing while Kerry was saving a man's life, facing enemy fire and serving his country.

Or could it be George Bush's Former Female Friends for Truth. A forthcoming book by Kitty Kelly raises questions about whether the president has practiced what he preaches on the issue of abortion. As Larry Flynt discovered, a million dollars loosens lips. Are there others to be loosened?


It simply does not get lower than this. No response is needed for the incredibly slanderous allegations she makes, but powerful voices in teh new media need to bring this to the attention of the public. Amazingly, the Democrats candidate for the presidency is barely above this rhetoric in his latest speeches. Zell Miller is correct, the Party that my grandparents belonged to is no longer a national party, in fact that party no longer exists. It has been replaced by a conglomeration of left over and warmed over Vietnam era, anti-war leftists, who, because their "agenda" is so far out of the mainstream, must resort to this tripe in an election year. Apparently Susan Estrich sees in John Kerry many of the same qualities in another out of touch northeast liberal who disappeared after losing a presidential election: Mike Dukakis. the incredibly sad part is that she speaks from the soul of the modern Democratic Party. If you disagree with that how do you explain Michael Moore seated next to Jimmy Carter at the DNC?

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