Cutting thru the Propaganda Fog
Hall of Shame
Evil GOP Bastard of the Month
Former Republican Congressman (LA) &
Whore for Big Pharma
Tauzin is "credited" with writing the legis-
Air America Radio
Election Theft /
Black Box Voting
Talking Points Memo
The Independent Institute
The Daily Howler
People for the
for the Separation
of Church & State
TV News Lies
Project for the Old American Century
The Raw Story
The Crisis Papers
The Bush Presidency
Mark Crispin Miller's
"A Patriot Act"
Since the New Deal, Republicans have been on the wrong side of every issue of concern to ordinary Americans; Social Security, the war in Vietnam, equal rights, civil liberties, church- state separation, consumer issues, public education, reproductive freedom, national health care, labor issues, gun policy, campaign-finance reform, the environment
and tax fairness. No political party could remain so consistently wrong by accident.
The only rational conclusion is that, despite their cynical "family values" propaganda, the Republican Party is a criminal conspiracy to betray the interests of the American people
in favor of plutocratic and corporate interests, and absolutist religious groups.
Why? Because they're evil GOP bastards!
the bogus prescription drug bill last year. His Rx bill only benefited the major prescription-drug companies with explicit language prohibiting the government from using its buying clout to negotiate lower drug prices for consumers. A grateful drug industry has now hired Tauzin in an apparent quid pro quo. Representative Pete Stark (D-CA), explained, "As a mem-
ber of Congress, Billy negotiated a large payout to the pharmaceutical industry by the federal government. He's now about to receive one of the largest salaries ever paid to any advocate by an industry." Tauzin will now make at least $2 million a year according to the New York Times. MORE
Tort reform is a major 'two-fer' for us. Our large corporate donors won't have to worry about liability lawsuits, and the lawyers will have less money to give to
Need more proof that the Republicans are evil bastards?
It Can't Happen Here? The Case for Ballot Tampering in the 2004 Elections
Not So Swift Vets - Rebuttal to the Swift Boat smear
It's official: Gore won Florida in 2000
The Florida Republican Recount Riot: A Consortorium report on how paid GOP operatives circumvented the democratic process through mob violence
Timeline of Bush administration's Iraq war lies
Caught on Film: Bush rhetoric versus reality
The October Surprise: The Reagan campaign committed treason against the US to ensure the defeat of Jimmy Carter in 1980, and got away with it
How heretical cult leader / convicted felon Sun Myung Moon achieved such influence over the Republican Party (and shameless televangelist lackeys like Jerry Falwell)
Bill Moyers on media consolidation and the decline of American journalism
Theocracy Watch: American Taliban endangers freedom from religion
List of influential right-wIng think tanks & foundations
One has to wonder how the American people can be so blind
to the Bush administration's culture of perpetual scandal. Consider the litany of offenses that, in previous administrations, would each spark outrage and demands for indict-
ments and impeachments:
A president so incompetent that he's failed to create a single net job in four years -- bankrupting the US government with tax cuts for the wealthy, and who is now determin-
ed to similarly savage the Social Security program;
An Environmental Protection Agency that has given polluters carte blanche to increase the levels of pollution in America's air and water;
A Food and Drug Administration whose primary interest is ensuring the profitability of big pharma-
ceutical companies at the expense of the safety and health of Amer-
ican consumers (not to mention the price gouging that Americans are subjected to);
A Federal Communications Commission that encourages the consolidation of America's mass media into fewer and fewer big media conglomerates in obvious conflict with the interests of ordinary Americans;
A Central Intelligence Agency whose new management values ideology and political loyalty over all other considerations -- driving the experts so needed in the war on terror to flee the agency in droves;
Civilian bureaucrats at the Pentagon so blinded by their own ideological zeal that they grossly underestimated the predictable nationalist opposition to the American invasion and occupa-
tion of Iraq, and with a Comman-
der-in-Chief that explicitly autho-
rized the torture of those merely suspected of links to insurgents
or terrorist organizations.
Think about that for a minute.
Torture, under the presidency of George W. Bush, became the official policy of the government
of the United States of America.
It's not that torture has any practical value. The experts know that torture rarely yields any useful information. The hard-case Al Qaeda operative, who is so com-
mitted to his Islamist cause that he's willing to commit suicide to strike American interests, will only have his preconceived notions of the United States as Great Satan confirmed and redouble his resis-
tance. Conversely, the unfortunate innocent rounded-up in quota-filling sweeps will tell the torturer any-
thing that will make the torture
stop -- including implicating other innocents -- who will in turn implicate more innocents in a vicious cycle of mindless, useless cruelty. Can there be any doubt that for every innocent abused or tortured by Americans, we create
a new America-hating sympathizer or recruit for Al Qaeda (the Red Cross estimates that 70-90% of those imprisoned at Abu Ghraib were innocent)?
Forget the morality of torture --
the Bush administration's brutish policies are contrary to long-term American national-security interests.
The fact that torture has been explicitly approved by the Bush administration reveals loads about the ethics and morality of this cabal. The malignancy of their ideology is revealed by their impulse for cruelty. How can
"good" ever proceed from such "evil"?
While it may be considered obvious, perhaps it would be useful to define good and evil. "Good" can be considered first and foremost as that which is true, and that which creates, conserves or comforts. Conversely, "evil" is that which is
in opposition to good: that which is false, that which destroys, wastes or inflicts pain.
Based on these definitions, can there be any doubt that the Repub-
lican Party in general, and the Bush administration in particular,
Sure, they're only too eager to proclaim their "goodness" based
on their oft-repeated professions of godliness and patriotism. But their actions speak much louder than their words.
First the lies: Never in American history has the office of the pres-
ident of the United States been occupied by a more mendacious liar (by comparison, Nixon was a paragon of virtue). Literally every-
thing that has been said by George W. Bush has been a lie. Whether referring to his budget-busting tax cuts' fairness and efficacy, his "no child left behind," his "clear skies" and "clean water" initiatives, his justifications for war in Iraq, and most recently his stated intentions to "save" Social Security have all been demonstrably false.
In each case, average, ordinary, middle-class Americans have been screwed by Bush and the GOP. Who benefits under their policies? Only the rich, the corporations, the polluters, and the absolutist relig-
ious groups whom the Republicans
Exposing the ugly truth
about the Republican Party's diabolical plot to replace constitutional democracy with an oligarchic
It's the only rational explanation!
Why does the Republican Party zealously pursue policies so obviously counter to the best interests of ordinary Americans?
It can only be
need to maintain their electoral majorities.
To knowingly, deliberately lie to the American people and to take advantage of the credulous rubes that desperately want to believe their president is a good godly man proves how evil he really is.
Destruction? How's 100,000 dead Iraqis for starters. Bush's Iraq war has left Iraq in a shambles -- with basics like cooking fuel and electricity a thing of the past for most Iraqis. How many billions of US dollars will be needed to repair the destruction Bush has wrought on that miserable nation? Evil.
Waste? The Bush administration has given the keys to the kingdom to mining, drilling and timber interests -- selling pristine public lands cheaply for the price of campaign contributions. While most governments try to promote conservation, Bush and the Republicans take the opposite view -- offering tax breaks to en-
courage the purchase and use of 6000+ lb. behemoth SUVs. Evil.
Inflicting Pain? George W. Bush has managed to make a shambles of the American economy. Other than the top 2%, Americans are much poorer with much higher medical and education costs than when George W. Bush took office. Now he'll have a chance to ruin Social Security -- the most efficient and popular government program in US history -- just to enrich Wall Street tycoons. Bush's enormous deficits ensure that the next generation of Americans will be poorer than their parents. Evil.
The level of evil exhibited by this administration makes even the most far-fetched conspiracy theories about 9/11 within the realm of the possible.
However, the most egregious evil of all is the fact
that Bush and the Republican Party have managed
to destroy the very democratic process that made America great. When exit polling deviated from the "official" election results in Ukraine, Ukrainians knew that the election had been stolen. Indeed, prominent Republicans here made the case that Ukrainian exit polling was a reliable indicator of election fraud when the final results deviated from the polls.
When exit polling showed John Kerry with a 311 electoral vote landslide, but the official results gave Bush a comfortable victory, the response has been utter apathy -- even by the candidate who was apparently robbed of victory. Here in the United States, the last three elections (2000, 2002 and 2004) have resulted in surprising upset victories for the Republicans despite Democratic leads in exit polling.
What's changed to make exit polling an unreliable predictor of American voting? We now have unaud-
itable voting machines, privatized vote tallying and a ruthless Republican Party willing to do literally any-
thing to win. The American news media's response? Raw exit polling data sponsored by media consortoria has been kept secret, and the national corporate media has made every attempt to change the subject.
In every respect, the Bush administration and the Republican Party have been the embodiment of what used to be considered scandal. Now, GOP sleaze has become the status quo. Business as usual. Normal.
It's been said that in order for evil to triumph, it's only necessary for the good people to do nothing. Unlike the popular uprising in Ukraine when their fledgling democracy was being hijacked, in America the good people have done nothing. Evil, embodied by Bush and Republican Party elites, has triumphed.
Our democracy may never recover.
by Jack Hughes
Bush, the GOP, Good, Evil
and the Culture of Perpetual Scandal
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In the field of GOP bastardy, few can compare with the malevolent influence of the GOP House majority leader. Known as "The Hammer," this Texas power broker maintains tight control of his "peers" through his prodigious fundraising (he apparently lets lobbyists write their own legislation). DeLay can make generous campaign contributions to members who will vote his party line, and can punish opponents within his own party by financing primary challenges. One suspects even his best "friends" hate him. For a litany of DeLay's offenses against the interests of the American people, read Cheryl Seal's "The Crimes of Tom DeLay."
2004 Evil GOP Bastard of the Year (Second consecutive year)
Tom DeLay - House Majority Leader
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