I recall hearing the John Edwards anthem "there are two Americas."
"Today under George W. Bush, there are two Americas, not one. One America does the work, while another America reaps the reward. One America pays the taxes, while another America gets the tax breaks,"The business of one does the work and one gets the rewards sounds an awful lot like welfare/entitlement programs to me. But what do I know being a stupid Republican?
Then it seems there are two John Kerry's. And that was according to Howard Dean. You know, the guy that just endorsed Kerry. I guess there are two Howard Deans too. Of course the flip floppiness of Kerry is well known I've commented on it myself once or twice. But I thought this was cute.
Now it would appear there are two Dick Clarkes too.
And no I don't mean there's the American Bandstand, News Year's Rockin' Eve, Never Growing Old Dick Clark and the counter terrorism head Dick Clarke. They do both exist but that not what I'm saying. I mean there's two of the second one, the one's that's got an 'e' in his name. 'E' as in evil.
There's the Dick Clarke that supported and lauded the president's posture and grip on terrorism when he was working for the Gov't here's a quote
...Bush administration decided then, you know, in late January, to do two things. One, vigorously pursue the existing policy, including all of the lethal covert action findings, which we've now made public to some extent.and the Dick Clarke with the book for sale that doesn't think Bush had a grip on diddly squat. An excerpt of this article reveals Clarke's current position:
"Frankly," he said, "I find it outrageous that the president is running for re-election on the grounds that he's done such great things about terrorism. He ignored it. He ignored terrorism for months, when maybe we could have done something to stop 9/11. Maybe. We'll never know."Recap Then: "Bush ...decided...in late January, to...vigorously pursue the existing policy.
Now: "he [Bush] ignored terrorism or months".
Isn't the inaguration in January? Yep thought so.
So, it seems like more and more there's two of everybody and they just can't seem to get their stories (lies?) straight.
Maybe we could have a rule: If you change your position,Instead of pretending you never said what you said, you could just say something like "I was a wrong, dumb, misinformed, bad decision making dunderhead back then, now I am on my meds and I'm much smarter now."
Sounds reasonable to me, especially considering how the search engine makes everything availible for practically all time. But what do I know? I'm still that stupid Republican.