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Our President Is Berserk Plus other Reasons to Vote
Published on Monday, November 6, 2006 by the Times Herald-Record (New York)
Our President Is Berserk Plus other Reasons to Vote
by Beth Quinn

It should be a no-brainer that the Republican Congress will get voted out of power tomorrow.

After all, with its indulgent permission, George Bush has given away our environment, made a mockery of science, cavorted with felons, ignored our Constitution, lost our standing in the world, run up our deficit, sent our young people to senseless deaths, ignored the poor and flipped the bird at the middle class.

Plus, he smirked while he did it all. I hate it when a president smirks.

But, oddly, even though the majority of Americans think George Bush is like a crazed toddler with weapons, electing Democrats to Congress tomorrow is not in the bag.

It's entirely possible that voters could wind up being monumentally stupid. We did it in 2000 and again in 2004, so it's not outside the realm of possibility.

But we've got to restore some mental balance to Washington, and that means voting for Democrats to even out the power. Only a grown-up Congress can take away Bush's guns and send him to his bedroom for a time-out so he quits being berserk.

Here are 28 true things to remember tomorrow if you want George Bush to stop wrecking the place.

1. Republicans vote.

2. Democrats often don't.

3. So they lose elections.

4. Torture is bad.

5. The Constitution is good.

6. The mission, whatever it was, has not been accomplished.

7. Republicans vote.

8. Congress has been in a coma.

9. Women should vote tomorrow.

10. If your neighbor doesn't drive, give him a lift.

11. If he's a Democrat.

12. Spying on Americans is bad.

13. Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11.

14. Republicans vote.

15. Pedophiles should not be protected.

16. The caskets hold dead soldiers.

17. New Orleans was not a heck of a job.

18. Nuclear is pronounced noo-klear.

19. Republicans vote.

20. Staying the course when the course is wrong is wrong.

21. We are no safer today than on Sept. 11, 2001.

22. Gay people should vote tomorrow.

23. So should Michael J. Fox.

24. Global warming is real.

25. Republicans vote.

26. There are 806 more days 'til Jan. 20, 2009.

27. That's far too many days to leave a crazed toddler unsupervised.

28. Democrats should vote tomorrow.

Beth's column appears on Monday.

© 2006 Times Herald-Record


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