Tuesday, June 06, 2006

I Know a Secret That George Bush Doesn't, and That's Why He's Imploding towards Oblivion

Robert J. Elisberg

I Know a Secret That George Bush Doesn't, and That's Why He's Imploding towards Oblivion

....Here's the secret I know, that George Bush hasn't figured out -

His base is not going to desert him.

They can whine, complain, bully, cry and petulantly threaten to stay home all they want, but by now it has become so mind-numbingly obvious that George Bush could do anything, and they would not ever, never, ever desert him.....

And because he hasn't figured this out, that's why he's going to crash into oblivion.

Everyone else has deserted him, yet still he panders to his base: he's promoting a Constitutional Amendment against gay marriage. He says Americans should only sing the National Anthem in English. And that creaky relic flag-burning gets dragged out of musty corners of the attic. All this, even while his poll numbers plummet lower than TV ratings for NHL hockey. Just to play to his base.

Incidentally, they don't call it "base" for nothing.

He is going in debt spending political capital he never had, just to play to his base. Which is Never Going to Desert Him.

Just think - if he wanted to, George Bush could approve stem cell research and Global Warming initiatives, and win back moderate Republicans. All the while keeping his base, since they aren't going to desert him.

He could even roll back his tax cuts, bring home the Troops from Iraq, create a National Health Care program, reduce industrial carbon dioxide emissions, and support public financing of elections, and get liberal Democrats to support him. And still not lose his base. Since they aren't going to desert him.

George Bush could regain that amazing 90% approval rating he once had - and do so for building a Great America, not because he happened to be in office when airplanes rammed into a building - creating a devastatingly-powerful support to last many decades to come.

George Bush has every politician's greatest dream in the palm of his hands, a solid base that will never leave him, from which he can build and do anything he wants...and he doesn't know it....