Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Bumper Sticker Gets Bush Town Hall Meeting Attendees Singled Out

Secret Service investigating removal of three from Bush visit
DENVER -- The U.S. Secret Service on Monday said it was investigating the claims of three people who said they were removed from President Bush's town hall meeting on Social Security last week after being singled out because of a bumper sticker on their car.

The three said they had obtained tickets through the office of Rep. Bob Beauprez, R-Colo., had passed through security and were preparing to take their seats when they were approached by what they thought was a Secret Service agent who asked them to leave.

Why does this man (GWBush) even have town hall meetings when he's just going to preach to people who already agree with him?

I originaly read this on Incoherent Blather: Let the emporer hear no dissent!

I thought that was a cute title. On that blog the comment was made:
Now this kind of thing might fly under, say, Caeucescu, or Kim, or Mussolini, but should the man who claims God's mantle in promoting freedom be doing it at home? I know that this is symptomatic of my leftist-freedom hatred and my desire to advance the gay agenda and abortion on demand, but throw me a bone.

I thought that was a funny comment.

You know what was also funny? When Ari Fleischer and Karl Rove said that the outgoing Clinton administration vandalized the White House with graffiti and shits on desks and glued-shut cabinets and all sorts of things. He made that press conference, you remember it, when he said that he wasn't going to mention all the things they did, because that would prevent them put ill-feelings between the parties, but he was going to mention that it happened. Then White House officials called reporters telling them that INCOMING phone lines were cut (but outgoing worked) and they could have their number but it wouldn't work. The reporters would call the numbers and sure enough the line would be dead. Remember all of that? And then remember how they lauched an investigation and found out that the only vandilization that was done was done by Ari Fleischer and Karl Rove? HILARIOUS.

That reminds me of the time when Bush hired "independent polling agents" to call up Americans and ask them if their vote for John McCain would be affected if they knew he fathered an illegitimate black child. John McCain did not father an illegitimate black child, though he did adopt a child with his wife who happens to have dark skin. Either way, the pollsters put the rumor out there, and it soared.

This is Bush politics, people.


A certain former LBer said...

I would note that this sort of BS isn't limited to Bush, nor the Republicans, nor anything in politics. It doesn't make it any 'better' in my mind, but the democrats are just as responsable for this sort of thing.

Theo said...

Nah, I think you may be just rationalizing to get out of feeling guilty for being led by these people.

Yes, politics can be dirty, and it has been to some extent ever since the formation of this country. The fact that we have a separation of powers with checks and balances goes to show how the founders felt about politics. After all, Hamilton said that the only way our government could fail was if the same party took the executive AND the legislative branches and appointed political justices, but that could NEVER happen, right?

But this new stuff... This Bush administration stuff... It's a whole new spin on things.

You see, all of this really started in the early eighties. You could argue that it started a little earlier than that with Nixon and his goons, and maybe even earlier that that when Kennedy beat Nixon.

But in the 80's a whole new breed of conservative bulldog came into existence. Other conservatives felt that those individuals were probably going over the line, so they didn't get a great deal of support. GWBush, however, appointed nearly all of them to his staff.

There's a certain level of evil you just have to tolerate. This new adminsitration with its new tactics goes beyond that level.

Oh -- look -- the newest Bush-supporting VNR is running on my local news. I better go watch...