Jun 21, 2005

"The Bush Dam Breaks" [LINK]

Matthew Rothschild, editor of the Progressive, pens an inspirational prose poem that calls out for a bullhorn:

The Bush dam is beginning to crumble.

The dam that defied opposition to the Iraq War.

The dam that kept Republicans from coming to their senses on Social Security.

The dam that held back critics of the USA Patriot Act.

It's no longer holding.

Bush's popularity is in the low forties, and may get to the freezing point soon.

And so his ability to keep getting away with "disassembling," as he would put it, is being washed away.

46 percent of Americans want U.S. troops to leave Iraq now.

Even Republicans are signing on to bills demanding a timeline for withdrawal.

Bush's puerile fantasy of destroying Social Security is all but shattered.

And he just lost a big one on the Patriot Act.

Rothschild's points could easily have been made in a conventional essay, so why didn't he? It's because the real content of the piece has nothing to do with Social Security or Bush's poll numbers on Iraq, but rather in one's response to incantation.

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