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Did he lie, exaggerate, or omit? It doesn’t matter.

In an AP World News story U.N. Panel Reports No al-Quaida-Iraq Ties it would seem this is news of consequence. However, in the end, it will be of little consequence whether President Bush, lied, exaggerated, or omitted the truth.

It does not matter how much evidence of lying, exaggerating, or abuse of power or office is mounted against this Republican president, the Republican dominated House of Representatives will not really investigate. Even if they would permit open, bipartisan investigations and found all charges to be true, they would NOT vote to impeach. This is the danger for the American people when the same party holds both congress and the presidency.

The only way President Bush would face charges for misdeeds is at the polls in 2004. While the polls are falling for this president, his campaign war chest and 50% of voter support (give or take a percent or two), will all but guarantee another 4 years of this administration’s war on countries which have no substantial defense against US forces.

Let us not forget that it was Democrats and Republicans alike in the Congress who gave this President carte blanche to wage war, anywhere, on anyone, and at anytime he chose to define a terrorist threat. Notice that this administration is leaving N. Korea alone. N. Korea, with potential nuclear weapons might actually constitute a threat to American forces or our ally, S. Korea. It is quite possible this is the same reason this administration is backing off any direct intervention in the affairs of Iran.

Even if the President’s polls were to drop below 40%, Texas is going to show us how the Republicans plan to win anyway. Tom DeLay’s idea to redistrict every two years as needed, will permit the Republicans to hold power in the next election cycle, regardless of the popular sentiment; - and all at tax payer expense.

There has never been a more important time for voters who have considered joining a third party, to do so. It will only be with the rise of third parties in the offices of government, that the American people will get responsible government, willing to take actions against those who would abuse the powers and privilege of office.

Posted by David R. Remer at July 3, 2003 02:33 PM
Comment #524

Redistricting in Colorado just took place. This is a very disturbing trend that both Democrats and Republicans are using to gain votes without doing actual work.

Posted by: Stephen VanDyke at July 3, 2003 04:29 PM
Comment #531

The ethics of it stinks. Neither party would want to grant the other party the right to do what they are doing, regarding redistricting. Hopefully, when the media picks up on the additional costs to tax payers for such blatant power plays, the voters will put a stop to it. Not going to hold my breath, though.

Posted by: David Remer at July 4, 2003 02:38 AM