Friday, September 19, 2008

Naming George W. Bush’s Successor

John McCain is insignificant! Sarah Palin is their guy!
by Charlie Leck

A friend recently alerted me to this quotation from George Orwell’s book, 1984. It’s worth sending on to you in light of Sarah Palin’s likely succession of George Bush as President if the McCain/Palin ticket wins. That group that sent George W. Bush to the presidency is not nominating John McCain. They are sending Sarah Palin to take over the Presidency.

“The essence of oligarchical rule is not father-to-son inheritance, but the persistence of a certain world-view and a certain way of life ... A ruling group is a ruling group so long as it can nominate its successors... Who wields power is not important, provided that the hierarchical structure remains always the same.” [George Orwell, 1984]
Do not let it happen!

I read Jim Klobuchar’s piece yesterday. He is bemoaning an American public that can fall for the Sarah Palin hustle.

“The irony in this is that if… the Republicans can pull this out amid the growing befuddlement of the American public, the country will be putting the keys to power back into the hands of the same invisible manipulators who have been running it into the ground for eight years, victimizing millions of powerless people and driving the richest country in the world to the edge of bankruptcy.. In other words, the Republicans want voters to re-elect the agents of their misery.

“Nothing in the White House is essentially going to change, of course, if that happens. It may worsen. With McCain fumbling in the White House while reminding us daily of his biography, the Pentagon’s favorites will still hog the money. The financial industry, whose greed plunged millions of people into de facto poverty and out of their homes, will continue basically unregulated. A Democratic Congress can act, but today it needs 60 votes to pass anything of substance and you can usually subtract Joe Lieberman.

“None of this has to happen if the American public looks seriously at the spreading ugliness of the country’s condition today. The government bureaus are filled with hacks whose primary condition of employment is to undermine the regulatory powers they were supposed to enforce. So the mortgage and credit card industries went wild and turned customers into paupers. Profiteers raided the people’s treasury. Failing financials and businesses demanded a bailout by the taxpayers. Shameless tax cuts to millionaires and endless war have shredded the schools’ ability to compete with the rising powers of China and India in the technical skills not only of the future but in the here and now.

“The same behind- the-scenes operators who ran the government under George Bush will be back in a McCain White House, one likely to be even more inept and clueless. So essentially it will be guided by the same ventriloquists who will do most of the governing. The victims will be the same—the uninsured, the unemployed, the fading middle and working classes, and the faith all of those people put in the hands of a government once dedicated to the common good. There is a reason why American veterans, who fought to preserve that ideal or were put in harm’s way needlessly, are looking increasingly to Obama to bring the country back to its senses.”
There is some hope in the polls.
The bounce is now over. Nation-wide it appears that Obama has a couple of percentage points lead. That’s within the margin of error, however, so the race is essentially a wash right now. EXCEPT, it appears there is a huge, unpolled body of voters out there who are young, unattached to land-line telephones, and will vote this year for the first time. The Obama organization believes that these young people will support him in an overwhelming manner. They will put an enormous effort into getting these voters into the voting booths.

1 comment:

  1. Charlie,

    Good article on Palin in Newsweek: