NEWZMANIAC NOTES FROM THE FRINGE
December 10, 2004
official: I am now deathly afraid of 60% of Americans. The results
of the latest USAToday/Gallup poll were released today, and 60% of
Americans now think that the war in Iraq was a good idea - and the
main reason given for this rise in their approval for the war was
Bush's 2-hour layover in Baghdad on Thanksgiving!
serious? Are there really 60% of Americans who are that easy to
manipulate with a photo-op? It's hard to even write anything about
how ridiculous an idea that is, because - well - because it's so
If this poll is any indication of the
state of the union, then Bush is already guaranteed a second term in
office. Apparently, all he'll have to do is pose for a few pictures,
such as some with babies, some with the war-wounded, some with the
handicapped, some with people of various religions and ethnicities -
you get the picture (no pun intended).
60% of Americans say
that it's good enough for them! If that doesn't scare you, you're
not paying attention. Can this country even survive another four
years of reckless spending, an astronomical deficit, more
unemployment, more trashing of the environment, more disregard for
international protocol, more dead and maimed young Americans, more
lies, more secrecy, more bait-and-switch? And that's just the short
Man, how do you even comment on a poll like this? Where
do you start? This poll proves to the world that a majority of
Americans are gullible, ignorant, uneducated, lazy, and just plain
suckers. But don't take my word for it; think about it for yourself.
Before his layover in Baghdad, Bush's approval rating was sinking
fast, and so was approval for his war. So bing-bada-boom, he takes a
quick trip, makes sure there are lots of clicking cameras, and 60%
of Americans suddenly think that the war, as a whole, was a good
idea now. Bush serves mashed potatoes to the troops, for ten
minutes, and 60% of Americans rethink their opinion of this
disastrous war (and the myriad problems it encompasses).
somebody ask why the rest of the world is chuckling at the
intelligence of the average American?
I could write volumes
about this, but 60% of Americans would never grasp any of it. That
scares the crap out of me, and it should scare you, too. It goes way
beyond Bush and the election of 2004. It speaks volmes about the
state of this country and its citizens, who are ultimately
responsible for its well-being.
Hopefully, it's the other 40%
of Americans who are reading this, and hopefully you're concerned
enough to do something about the other