Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Bush Bashing Roundup

I didn't have the time to watch much of the funeral of Coretta Scott King, but I did read with glee that Bush's hypocricy in attending was noted by many of the speakers. This article from the LA times gives a good over view:


I would have loved to have been an invited guest to the service and watch Bushie squirm. The Right Wingers cry "Shame!" to dare policize a funeral. They forget Reagan's... They forget, the regular outlets for dissent, papers, TV news (watched FOX news lately??)even NPR have been silenced by the intimidation.

Donna Brazile, a prominent Democratic strategist said the criticism of Bush was part of a tradition in the civil rights movement of "speaking truth to power." Bush "took it in the spirit of the moment," she said, "which was a testament to who Coretta Scott King was." I honestly doubt Bush is that smart. If he indeed heard the truth, he didn't realize it; he won't change.

Rev. Joseph Lowery, with nothing to lose, let it rip: "She deplored the terror inflicted by our smart bombs on missions way afar," Lowery said. "We know now there were no weapons of mass destruction over there. But Coretta knew, and we knew, that there are weapons of misdirection right down here. Millions without health insurance. Poverty abounds. For war, billions more, but no more for the poor."

We need a change, but if the Amercian people do not get out and vote, then the machine of the Right Wing will march on....

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