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how could anyone?

yes. how could anyone with even limited use of their faculties still consider committing the shameful and reprehensible act of voting to give our blind president and his deaf administration four more years in power? not even the the lonestar iconoclast, the newspaper of bush's adopted hometown of crawford texas could bring itself to endorse him in his second bid for the presidency. and how eloquently the editors make their case...

«few americans would have voted for george w bush four years ago if he had promised that, as president, he would:

  • empty the social security trust fund by $507 billion to help offset fiscal irresponsibility and at the same time slash social security benefits,

  • cut medicare by 17 percent and reduce veterans’ benefits and military pay,

  • eliminate overtime pay for millions of americans and raise oil prices by 50 percent,

  • give tax cuts to businesses that sent american jobs overseas, and, in fact, by policy encourage their departure,

  • give away billions of tax dollars in government contracts without competitive bids,

  • involve this country in a deadly and highly questionable war, and

  • take a budget surplus and turn it into the worst deficit in the history of the united states, creating a debt in just four years that will take generations to repay.

  • these were elements of a hidden agenda that surfaced only after he took office.
    the publishers of the iconoclast endorsed bush four years ago, based on the things he promised, not on this smoke-screened agenda. today, we are endorsing his opponent, john kerry, based not only on the things that bush has delivered, but also on the vision of a return to normality that kerry says our country needs.

    four items trouble us the most about the bush administration: his initiatives to disable the social security system, the deteriorating state of the american economy, a dangerous shift away from the basic freedoms established by our founding fathers, and his continuous mistakes regarding terrorism and iraq

    you may read and enjoy the rest of the piece here.