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McCain dons the sad mantle: Deceiver-in-Chief

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Mr. Bush

Mr. Bush

I remember when I realized George W. Bush was a liar. It was November 8, 2006—the day after the mid-term elections. It had taken me six years to admit the truth. A week earlier, Bush had said in no uncertain terms that Donald Rumsfeld would stay on until the end of Bush’s presidency.  “Both those men are doing fantastic jobs and I strongly support them.”  The day after the election, Rumsfeld was gone.  When asked about the turn-around, the President said:

BUSH: You and Hunt and Keil [reporters] came into the Oval Office and asked me to question one week before the campaign. Basically, are you going to do something about Rumsfeld and the Vice President? […] The only way to answer that question, and get it on to another question, was to give you that answer.

Yes, he’d been talking to Rumsfeld about resigning for some time.  Yes, he had been actively seeking Rumsfeld’s replacement at the time.  Yes, a campaign was on and he didn’t want to affect the outcome of the election.  Next question. Wait.  Say what? You made a bald-faced, straight-up lie to the American people from the Oval Office in order to get votes? You lied – not for national security – but to score points in an election? Yes, uh-huh, next question.  No big deal.  What’s a guy supposed to do?  No remorse whatsoever.  Next question.

Mr. McCain

Mr. McCain

Suddenly an awful lot of things made sense. It was to become the modus operandi of the Republican party.  Yes, Democrats stretch the truth too, and I despise it and let them know I do.  But the look-you-in-the-face flat-out lie—that is of a different order. McCain and Palin have picked up the mantle of George Bush. And with Obama opening up a sizable lead, and independents unimpressed by McCain’s positions, deceit—and a final farewell to hard-won honor—may seem like the candidate’s only hope. Had we correctly evaluated George Bush, tens of thousands would still be alive.  We dare not make that mistake again. UPDATE, 6:50P.M.:  Shields up; here they go.  From MSNBC:  Palin: Obama ‘palling around with terrorists’

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Written by Monte

October 4, 2008 at 4:16 pm

Posted in Politics

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  1. They are masters of illusion. Here we sit, at the end of eight years of this disaster, and righties insist we haven’t gone far enough yet.


    October 14, 2008 at 5:53 pm

  2. What really surprises me is how all of the sudden the Right has awakened to find that all their theories of Rogue Capitalism are crashing around their ears and yet they blame the other side for it.

    Reminds me of that old Chinese curse: “May you live in interesting times.”


    October 14, 2008 at 3:49 pm

  3. Thanks, timbob. Yes, these are strange times.
    But I am of the opinion that they are good ones, and that great good is being achieved. I don’t think the next president will be the last; I believe that America’s best days lie ahead, and that the Kingdom of God is influencing us toward Christ-like ways that have not enjoyed before.


    October 10, 2008 at 12:44 pm

  4. Hello again. It’s been a while, but this is interesting. My light bulb moment concerning the present administration came when it was announced that Halibutron was being awarded “No-Bid Contracts” to rebuild Iraq. It seemed fiscally irresponsible at best and blatant favoritism at worst. I suspect both. These are strange times and I wonder if the prophecy mentioned by C Allen Martin is accurate. (It tells how our next president will be the last American president and can be found on my “end times/prophetic sites page” near the bottom) Strange times these are indeed.

    have a blessed day in Jesus.



    October 7, 2008 at 1:37 pm

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