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Inland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-05 10:32 AM
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5. But the cult of personality was the hallmark of the neocons
What happens when the cult of personality picks the wrong person?

The conservatives knew that their agenda wasn't popular. They knew that they had to force it on America by electing a man who pretended to be something he wasn't. They too denied there was anything amiss in any of the policies in order to keep Bush strong so that the conservative nirvana would eventually be enacted. They knew Bush was a lying sack of shit. The conservatives just thought that Bush was lying to us.

Now they realize that Bush was lying to them, too. Bush doesn't see the cult of personality as a means to an end. He sees it as the end. His power is the final goal. So of course he is all in favor of a huge spending plan with no fiscal constraints. It increases his power. He was in favor of it in Iraq. He's in favor of in hurricane relief. He's in favor of it all going through FEMA, which, by the way, has no civil service rules protecting people who squeal, and gives employees a quarter MILLION dollars in descretionary spending on a debit card.

There's a reason why fascist and totalitarian governments fail. There isn't any means to select the right guy for a big job. Instead, the guy most anxious to win is precisely the wrong guy. A power mad, ignorant, craven bully.

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