Monday, December 13, 2010

Happy (?) Anniversary

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The Supreme Court's Bush v. Gore decision celebrated (and I use the term loosely) it's 10 year anniversary last night. Putting our political inclinations aside, I think it's safe to say that Democrats, Republicans, Independents, Jews, Gypsies, etc., can all agree that George W. Bush's presidency was the worst thing to happen to America since....oh let's just say The Civil War. During the 2008 elections even the most hardlined conservatives distanced themselves from Bush like he had the plague. They knew what was up, the Bush Administration not only dropped the ball, they annihilated it. But this is not a Anti-Bush rant.

ManBearPig has WMDs!
Could you imagine a Back to the Future type alternate timeline, where the Supreme Court handed Gore the presidency in 2000? Would 9/11 have happened? The war's in Iraq & Afghanistan? Would Gore have allowed the continued deregulation of Wall Street that Clinton and Bush seemed to have no problem with. Would the auto industry have tanked (even more so) with President Gore stuffing electric cars down our throats? Would Vice President Lieberman have morphed into the same asshole as the present day Senator Lieberman? Would we have finally killed ManBearPig?  Just thinking about this boggles the mind.

The Bush v. Gore decision is tragic for two reasons. First, because it exposed that the supposedly neutral arm of the Judicial Branch was just as worthless as the rest of the partisan hacks in D.C. (handing Bush the presidency in a 5/4 split...fragmented along party lines). In his dissenting opinion, Justice Stevens wrote:
Time will one day heal the wound to that confidence that will be inflicted by today's decision. One thing, however, is certain. Although we may never know with complete certainty the identity of the winner of this year's Presidential election, the identity of the loser is perfectly clear. It is the Nation's confidence in the judge as an impartial guardian of the rule of law.
Second, because it opened the Pandora's Box of mistakes and regrets that we all lived through under Bush. Would Gore have done any better? Who knows? Politicians have a knack for saying one thing and then doing the exact opposite, like the Pussy-In-Chief Obama who's backslid on just about everything he campaigned on in 2008 but that's a whole other rant. 10 years later and one thing remains perfectly clear, the American people did not get who they voted for. That goes for all the Bush supporters as well. I mean, technically, they voted for this guy:


Imagine if HE ran the country from 2000-20008? Shit might not have been so bad...

22 comments:

  1. oh bush... silly little minge you

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  2. Going to have to disagree on this one.
    Bush or Gore was like choosing a video rental.
    The court did the right thing and the least worst scumbag won.

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  3. I can't believe he served two terms... Sorry, Americans.

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  4. Justice Stevens quote frames it the best. It is unlikely we will ever have impartial judges or any other impartial government organizations.

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  5. gotta love bush clips...uhh, george bush that is

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  6. from a canadian perspective, he gave the world a lot of unintentional comedy, mainly in the form of "bushisms". he is a truly inspirational man; he showed that a mentally challenged man can accomplish extraordinary feats.

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  7. heh i think you've had bad presidents since JFK :D

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  8. Its pointless to imagine how things could have been in alternate timelines, americans brought Bush onto themselves.
    Good thing you have the black guy to blame tough.

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  9. great post, I dont like being reminded of it though

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  10. I didn't forget that miserable fuckwit. All the damage took place on his watch. But who gets blamed?

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  11. Just like tags are "saying": pathetic

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  12. Oh, I didn't forget THAT George Bush.
    :Would 9/11 have happened?:
    Yes.

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  13. What a waste of 8 years. Good riddance.

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  14. Uniblogger--Love the pic you linked to here

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  15. the video at the end made me laugh. good post.

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  16. I can only imagine how much better it would have been if Gore won.

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