Will There Ever Be an End to The Bush Administration?

July 24, 2007 at 7:49 am | Posted in Bush, Cheney, crooks & liars, government, political, political rants, president, war | 12 Comments

For some time now, one of my biggest fears has been that Bush will find a way to stay in power when his term comes to an end. My boyfriend thinks I’m crazy, probably so do a lot of others who hear me express my fears that as the election draws near, some event (I don’t even want to speculate on what that might be) will be cause for Bush to declare Martial Law and suspend elections. Indefinitely.

The scenario might not play out in exactly this manner, but W’s actions certainly look like he could be heading in that direction. If this comes to pass, will his power grab be successful? It could be, and we the people (well not me personally but you know who you are) will allow it to happen. If we don’t start taking a hard look at what is happening in the White House and at least give some consideration to the possibility that things could go terribly wrong we increase the chances of that very thing happening. Too many people are taking the attitude that this cannot happen here in America. Long ago in a faraway land called Germany, an evil ruler was able to wreak the havoc (what an understatement) he did in part because people just refused to believe it could happen there.

It’s all well and good to have confidence in our “system” of checks and balances and believe that everything will work out for the best, but in case you haven’t noticed our system is broken and our checks and balances are diminishing if not disappearing completely. Is it broken beyond repair? I don’t think so, but it’s getting very close.

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  1. I think you are right to be worried.

    But like the vast majority of worried Americans you aren’t doing anything except talk about it.

    Stop blogging about it and start demonstrating to impeach Cheney/Bush NOW. Your people MUST force Congress to impeach them. It does not matter that they do not want to impeach him, because they know they won;t have jobs next year if they don’t.

    Talking does nothing. Action is the only thing which can prevent the possibility of your scenario occurring.

  2. I do not think that this is a reasonable fear.

    Whether this happens or not depends on whether the military would continue to obey the President or not. Military personnel take an oath – not to protect and defend the President of the United States, but to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.

    Lincoln established the precident. Even in the midst of a civil war, Lincoln did not suspend elections. There is no national disaster that would warrant Bush doing that which Lincoln would not do.

    Bush would be impeached, and the elections would take place on schedule.

  3. Mobius,

    like the vast majority of worried Americans you aren’t doing anything except talk about it.

    That’s quite a leap, to assume that because I am writing I’m doing nothing else. But, you know what they say about making assumptions. Just out of curiousity, what are you doing in addition to reading and commenting on blogs?

    Alonzo,
    Silly me, with all the shenanigans of the Bushies,
    it’s easy to forget that we have a constitution, as it seems to be eroding as the tides of dubya sweep its freedoms away.

    I don’t think there is any comparison between Bush and Lincoln that would even warrant them being mentioned in the same sentence. I wasn’t alive during the Lincoln administration, so it’s all hearsay, but from what I understand Lincoln possessed character and ethics, something that is sadly lacking in Bush. I believe Lincoln, for the most part, put the interests of our country first. Bush is a completely self serving (expletives deleted).

    And yes, it is my hope that if it comes to that, the military will do the right thing.

  4. I have been concerned about the scenario you describe almost since this the beginning of W’s first term. Very little that has happened since has done anything but amplify that concern.

    Contempt of Congress charges are being considered against several relatively minor players in this administration. I can only hope this is prelude to bringing more serious charges against top-level administration officials including the president and vice president themselves; that Congress is moving slowly and carefully to ensure that when finally action is taken, their case is iron clad and their methods effective.

    Beyond merely ending the long nightmare of this rogue administration and its evil right-wing constituency, I believe it’s of paramount importance to bring these criminals to justice, convict them with solid and legitimate evidence and dispense appropriately severe punishment; not out of vindictiveness, but as a matter of justice. The idea that somehow a pardon is better for America is nonsense. These people are guilty of vandalizing our entire political system; of hijacking our institutions to their own nefarious purposes; and are ultimately responsible for the deaths of thousands of Americans and perhaps hundreds of thousands of others.

    I can only hope that our congress will show itself vertebrate enough to pursue this outcome relentlessly. Not only Democrats but all Americans have a stake in this outcome. The only way for the Republications to salvage any semblance of integrity is to recognize this situation for what it is and embrace the effort to set things right. And the best way to begin to reverse the damage done to the USA’s integrity on the global stage is to rectify this situation and then take carefully considered measures to strengthen our checks and balances against a possible future recurrence.

    Unrealistic? Probably. I hope not.

  5. it looks pretty bad. plus, this sounds nuttier than most things i say, but why we haven’t cleaned up the katrina mess, i mean where’s FEMA?
    they are part of the dept. of homeland security. they dont do disaster relief. they have a quadrillion dollar budget and there’s only one thing i think they’ll be used for. Riot control.

  6. I have been saying this for over 2 years, The month of august is the prime time, Congress already gave a green light to start war with IRAN, They will be on vacation in august. There are many terrorist drills going on in august to use as a cover, just like 9-11 and 7-7 in the U.K.

    On both dates they had identical “drills” going at the time of the actual attacks.

    Next is that bush needs a reason to declare martial law. They are in a corner and know that if they leave office that they will likely spend the rest of their lives in prison or go to the gallows.

    They will not let anyone see the emergency contegency plans for a natural disaster.

    They also need a catalist to propogate the war that will be launched against iran.

    He has set up absolute power for his office. Has blackwater (officers) stationed all over the U.S.

    Seized the militia of the states away from state governors rule.

    Already has certain units of the U.S. military training to controll and eradicate “enemy combatants”.

    This admin needs to be impeached NOW!

    But this will not happen.

  7. Honjii
    Pleased to come across your article even if I am in the UK, your leadership affects the world at large.

    A simmilar discussion was taking place yesterday and if you have no objection here is the link
    http://urbansemiotic.com/2007/07/23/nixon-and-bush-how-contempt-and-dismay-form-unity-in-dissent/.
    cheers
    winslie

  8. Nice job comparing Bush to Hitler. I agree, for some reason (even as a Canadian) I have this fear, that Bush will overthrow democracy and declare dictatorship. A long shot, I know, but these past 2 terms have seen a huge change in not only America, but the whole world.

  9. You are right on the point. Our humans were saying even before the last “election” that something terrible will happen so that there won’t be a need for election and things can go into open dictatorship right away.
    Pearl Harbour. The bay of Tonkin. 9/11. WMD.
    If you don’t know why we mention that here and now, read up on the real history!
    Americans need to take action NOW. Germans didn’t as Honjii rightfully points out. And see where that landed them…..

  10. The entire style of philosophy is different from 1930s continental Europe, and the US and my own UK. Hitler rose because of decades of thought on the importance of the State. The English speaking world never falls for such ‘ideals – not even in the 1930s.
    If an idiot thought he could subvert democratic process, democratic process would go onto the streets and boot him out.

  11. “It’s all well and good to have confidence in our “system” of checks and balances and believe that everything will work out for the best, but in case you haven’t noticed our system is broken and our checks and balances are diminishing if not disappearing completely. Is it broken beyond repair? I don’t think so, but it’s getting very close.”

    I fear for our Constitution, I really do. Honjii, I think the system of checks and balances doesn’t work when you have criminals in both the Executive and Judicial branches and a very slim majority in Congress. =/

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