By Ivan G. Goldman
John McCain’s domestic and foreign policies are opposed by an overwhelming majority of Americans.
His economic policy is to soak everyone but the very, very rich, whose tax cuts he favors preserving and extending into perpetuity.
His health care plan? He has none, other than to preserve socialized medicine for him and his family and to leave as many people as possible at the mercy of insurers and drug companies, who paid him and his Senate colleagues handsomely for that privilege.
Now he says he wants to rip up the coasts for more oil so when we run out we’ll not only have no oil, but dead beaches.
He wants to send police after women who choose abortion even when pregnancy is the result of rape or incest. He also wants to criminalize the doctors who treat them. To ensure this he will dig through the sludge to find more people like Thomas, Scalia, Roberts, etc. and get them lifetime appointments to the Supreme Court.
He intends to maintain
He equates military duty in
Bush and Cheney have succeeded in arranging sweet deals for pet oil companies to move into Iraq. And they've also
But our hopelessly inept and corrupted corporate media don’t even try to get at such issues. They consider it more important to corner politicians into wearing American flag pins.
Americans, who for the most part are able to see the Bush administration as a gang of law-breaking, lying incompetents, are almost evenly split when they’re asked to choose between a candidate who will continue the Bush-Cheney policies and one who won’t. That’s quite a disconnect.
But ignorance reigns during this perfect storm of failing education and failing media. An increasingly ill-educated public doesn’t notice the failures of the news media so much as long as new “American Idol” segments are provided each week.
BUSH QUOTE OF THE WEEK: There is some who say that perhaps freedom is not universal.