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Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-18-04 12:44 PM
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WP says Bush mum on agenda for second term. Anyone surprised?
President Is Still Mum on Agenda For Second Term

By Dan Balz
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, July 18, 2004; Page A01


As he campaigned around the country last week, President Bush asked voters to give him another four years to make the nation "safer and stronger and better." But with the election less than four months away, one of the biggest mysteries surrounding the president's campaign is what he would actually do if he wins a second term.

Bush's failure to detail a second-term agenda -- beyond his pledge to keep waging an aggressive war on terrorism -- represents a stark contrast to his previous campaigns, in which he set out a handful of priorities almost from the opening day and rarely deviated from them.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A58274-20...


It seems clear to me that there is a master plan. We just don't get to know what's in store for us! He doesn't dare share these plans with voters. If we had been told what he had planned to do these past three years back in 2000, does anyone think the election would have been close at all? NO. I do not believe Americans would have been comfortable with his plans. He managed not to ever share any of it--the gutting of social security, medicare, environment, education, his war plans, etc. He's still doing this.

Secretive, dictatorial, and utterly untrustworthy. So what is the plan? Anyone care to guess?

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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-18-04 12:47 PM
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1. That's cause there isn't going to be one...
No matter how much they lie, cheat, and steal.
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Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-18-04 12:56 PM
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3. Oh, how I hope you are right!!
Still, I think they do have a plan. PNAC or whatever variations of it they've come up with. Rumsfeld's draft, more Patriot Act crap, raise taxes on the middleclass while lowering taxes still more for CEOs, outsource the middleclass to third world labor forces, enslave Americans by riddling us with unconscionable burden of debt to foreign interests. Wage class warfare against us using our own fears, superstitions, prejudices and desires to subject us to their will.

I fear that is the master plan.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-18-04 01:00 PM
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6. Oh, they have a "plan" all right...there just isn't going to
be a "second term" to implement it. And we can have a big Sigh of relief when that happens.
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iconoclastic cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-18-04 01:09 PM
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12. Like hell we will!
Those bastards are not going to stop after the election, and neither should we. If Kerry is elected, progs and libs should start a concerted effort to rip out radicalism of the right by its roots; otherwise, I guarantee it will be much worse the next time around.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-18-04 01:41 PM
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17. Yeah, yeah...but we can still have a tiny freakin' sigh of
relief that the bushreich didn't steal the election again.
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iconoclastic cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-18-04 01:44 PM
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19. A sigh of relief, sure.
Then it's ass-kickin' time!
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Bluzmann57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-18-04 12:51 PM
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2. Agenda for a second term is to complete the take over of Democracy
and just say "Screw it, we are the rulers and there's nothing you can do about it."
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Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-18-04 12:59 PM
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5. Why aren't Kerry ads featuring Bush's masterplan?
Since Bush won't tell, Kerry should. We should all be offering voters some possible scenarios.

We need to expose the maggot-riddled underbelly of this administration to light.
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nofurylike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-18-04 02:45 PM
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21. absolutely!
what keeps slammin me off the head is seeing how many THINK they WANT that "maggot-riddled underbelly"!

well, i guess that really is their NOT THINKING at all.

mo' da sheeple.

sigh


peace
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ThomWV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-18-04 12:58 PM
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4. New Inititaives?
I hadn't really even thought about it, but it is certainly a question to put to my Republican friends. Just what are his plans? What has he done that he has not told you he planned for, even if you remove the effects of 9/11, he's been a real failure.

Think about it from the point of view of an honest christian conservative. Abortions are still being perfomred on demand, crack adicts still roam our streets and heroin use is on the increase, the national debt has gone through the roof, we have got ourselves involved in a nasty war in a part of the world where we have no business being anyway (a lot of conservatives think we should just buy the arab oil and not have another god damned thing to do with them, its the basis of the "let 'em all kill each other" line of thinking), grandmaw's medication costs are going through the roof, Uncle Bill just got laid off, and that was at his new job, and the cost of medical insurance is going up almost monthly. Every job in the country is at risk to being outsourced. Some lady showed her tit on television and there is a maniac cursing on the radio and apparently getting away with it. Pension funds have gone down the drink and apparently a close friend of the President's used government influnece while defrauding the publice of litterly billions of dollars and dam near bankrupting the state of California.

So tell me, who planned for that little bit? That's not even thinking about the war.
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Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-18-04 01:03 PM
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9. Okay, sometimes their plans go alittle awry LOL
but that never thwarts them for long.

This is like the Wiley E. Coyote administration. They just go buy a new weapon from ACME and go after us again and again!

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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-18-04 01:02 PM
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7. At least Kerry is saying what he intends to do...
albeit without saying HOW he's going to do it, but if he told us now, the repukes might hijack it. (not likely but they have in the past.)
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Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-18-04 01:05 PM
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10. So that's why Bush is being mum!
He's waiting to steal Kerry's platform!
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-18-04 01:03 PM
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8. They have tried to put it to paper, but
it is hard to put a spin on world domination and the overthrow of democracy in the U.S. that would be acceptable to the voting public.
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iconoclastic cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-18-04 01:06 PM
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11. He's going to invade Iran, then Mars!
Earth Attacks!



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Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-18-04 01:10 PM
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13. I have been trying NOT to believe this was the masterplan!
Now that you've said it out loud, I am going to start wondering again. Thanks a lot. :)
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iconoclastic cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-18-04 01:16 PM
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14. Believe it.
Try going to Google News and typing in, "Bush invade Iran"
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Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-18-04 01:20 PM
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15. It's the Mars part I'm more worried about
The more outlandish the more likely with that guy!
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catmandu57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-18-04 01:28 PM
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16. Uhm...tax cut????
That's all I've heard, it's a one trick pony, give me four more years and I'll cut your taxes. Of course to do this I'll have to gut social security, Education, Medicare, etc... Oh and we're going to need a bigger military.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-18-04 01:44 PM
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18. Has any other Country succeeded based on this
type of structure? You make good points.

All private except the military?
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nofurylike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-18-04 02:40 PM
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20. thank you, Generic Other, for bringing this to discussion.
it's getting to be 'that time' now.

don't want to venture my guess - one of those (like you said) 'wouldn't put ANYTHING past them' views.

trying to visualize them tiring out. they ARE lazy.


peace!
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EndElectoral Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-18-04 02:46 PM
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22. Second Agenda - Iran, Syria, Ending Abortion, More Tax Cuts for Wealthy,
Edited on Sun Jul-18-04 02:47 PM by EndElectoral
More conservative Supreme Court Appointments, increases in fuel and health care costs, Bibles used in schools rather than text books, abolishing evolution theory, Patriot Act 3, 4, 5, and 6. Abolishment of the Bill of rights except the right to bear arms. Allowing corporations to use prison labor and forcing prisoners to use the minimum wage to pay for their incarceration. Vouchers for Faith Based Schools increased, doubling the abstinence budget (wait he already did that), tripling the abstinence budget, permitting beheadings of Guantano Bay prisoners, invading France, having the EPA declare that carbon monoxide actually helps the air, drilling in the Alaskan Actic refuge, instituting a tax on cars that get over 20 mile to the gallon, and arresting owners of cars getting over 30 miles to the gallon. Passing an Executive Order prohibiting Gay Marriage. And increaseing his vacation time in Crawford Texas. Creating a new fuel use energy incentive revenue fee as an add on to the price of gas ,but refuses to call it a tax. Names Halliburon in charge of seeking new alternative fuels, Arthur Anderson er Acenture will audit. Wants bigger tanks made so he can drive one. Wants an aircraft carrier named after him. Tell's the Pope to <Cheney off>. Creates a new White House Newspaper for national circulation and creates a White House television station funded with taxpayer money where Laura gives tours and you can watch how a French Chef makes Freedom Fries. And on the Seventh Day he'll rest.
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Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-18-04 04:52 PM
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24. Someone once told me that the OT's manna from heaven was really birdcrap
So God appears to be following true to form sending us Bush?
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killbotfactory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-18-04 02:54 PM
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23. I just got his list today, through an inside source...
My Agenda
By George W. Bush
1. Make cocaine legally available to rich folks like myself.
2. Outlaw the poor.
3. Sell all gov't assets to my friends.
4. Outlaw Democrats.
5. Declare four years of marshall law.
6. Give all my new laws happy names.
7. Clear brush.
8. Hire more of those neat-o mercenaries and get rid of all those moochers who join the military for reasons other than profit.
9. Bomb the middle east, and wait in Cheney's bunker for the rapture.
10. Assume my rightful place in Heaven as right hand man to the heavenly father, Dick Cheney.
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