The Republican campaign to keep Bush and Cheney from being impeached has started. By that, I mean that if the Republicans lose their majority in the House of Representatives, Bush and Cheney are in trouble...Even more so than they are now.
The GOP is already harping on Gay marriage, flag burning, and abortion as the big issues in the campaign. They will try to make so much noise on these issues that no one will be able to ask questions like:
"Is gay marriage a bigger problem to America than a President who lies to us in order to start a war which he will be incompetent to run?"
I haven't heard this yet but I think that if polls show them really far behind before the elections this fall, Cheney will resign.
Right now, polls show the President with a 63% negative rating which is phenominal. That is in Tricky Dick Nixon range. Just to remind you, Slick Willie Clinton not only never had those kinds of negatives, but he had beter than a 60% approval rating at the time he was being impeached... And if Bill Clinton could have run again...He would have won easily.
The worst thing Al Gore ever did was to put Joe Leiberman on the ticket instread of embracing Clinton.
The second worst thing Al did was turning into a pussy during the Florida recount scandal. Gore won Florida by every objective study, the only difference in the outcome is in the size of the victory...a few hundred, a couple of thousand, or 29,000...And none of these studies accounts for the tens of thousands of likely Democratic voters that were purged from the records and not allowed to vote. So I'm thinking...
How would things be different if Gore had been recognized as the President? I would like for you folks to add your own in the comments but Here's a few ideas for starters:
No tax cuts for the rich..the National debt is at least $2,000,000,000,000.00 less and President Gore has not borrowed more money from foreign governments than all the Presidents in history before him..
Iraq is a boring news item from time to time, much like Lybia... Iran has a nuclear program?
9,000 American fighters don't have brain injuries.
15,000 American fighters are not missing arms and legs.
2,500 American fighters aren't dead, and Cindy Sheehan is that kooky but nice lady who lives down the street somewhere in America. You and I don't know who she is.
The very idea of selling off American Park Service land to developers in unheard of, except in the very sick minds of certain unscrupulous developers.
Some kind of domestic partner arrangement for gays and lesbians has become common and is no big deal except in the screaming rants of fundamentalist ministers...only heard as background noise in a far less hateful American mainstream.
America is leading the world in environmental salvation. We aren't doing quite as much as we need to but steps are definitely being taken to reduce human caused climate change.
The idea of the President violating any provision of our Constitution is an outrage.
The right to privacy is sacred. Your phone conversations are none of the government's business and the left breast of Lady Justice is artfully pleasing and not porn.
Abortion would be safe, available, and rarer than it is now.
Reinstating the "Fairness Doctrine" in American journalism is being discussed.
Your local FM radio station is not owned by a corporate conglomerate in another state. You have not heard a song by Air Supply in months and certainly not three times today already.
The whole world isn't wondering, "What happened to America?"
They still like us.
President Gore would have actually read the Presidential Daily Briefing entitled...
"Bin Laden determined to attack inside the United States."