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Monday, October 24, 2005

It's Not a Sin. It's Not a Character Flaw. It's a Disease 

Steve Young (not the QB) of American Politics Journal has a twelve-step program for recovering Bushaholics:
Yet with all the internal dissent and alleged corruption (growing more and more unalleged every day), there are still a few Bushies left (under 40%) who continue to hang on by a thread to Republican talking points.

Which begs the question:

Why?

The answer may be found in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Bush apologists are like drunks who won't stop hanging on to the bottle until they find out that what's in the bottle is killing them. They could have a thousand bad days and nights, but they wake up every morning... or afternoon, and are willing to buy any twisted logic that says they can still drink. It's why Hannity and O'Reilly and Limbaugh exist. They're just your friendly neighborhood bartender who tells you that it's everyone else who's wrong. How 'bout another shot?

Why do these Bushies continue to drink from the partisan flask?

First of all, it feels good to be told that you're right. If they thought differently they'd have to acknowledge that everything they believed has been wrong. Some would rather die first. Problem is...you don't die first. You die last. Then it's too late. Still, to so many, dying would seem to be preferable to admitting to a problem–and that, as much as anything else, says that they're not so much Republican as much as they are sick.

But there is still hope: there is a cure for the disease of George Bush's Republicanism.

Here are a few simple suggestions so that you never have to vote Republican again . . . .
The closing prayer: God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change and change the Senate and the House in 2006.

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