You can bet your bippy, suckers.
There’s been a lot of weird Neo-Con activity that would indicate that they would like to repeal the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution and run George Bush for a third term. This, to me, explains the sudden attack on PBS since it is the last vestige of a free press now that the various National papers and the big TV networks are held hostage by large corporations.
If you think I’m kidding here is a bill introduced in the house this February by both Democrats and Republicans including a Congressman from Wisconsin, Sensenbrenner as well as the Dem. House Whip, Hoyer. The bill has one article and one sentence only:
`The twenty-second article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is repealed.’.
A few bloggers picked up on this in February when it was introduced, then it died down until lately when I started seeing bi-partisan support for the idea.
I can only assume that either these Democrats are being blackmailed or they actually expect to run Clinton again. There is no other reason for their support. The real idea is to get George Bush in for a third term so he can continue his consolidation of power. It’s important to get rid of PBS in the meantime.
This attempt to repeal the 22nd amendment is not new to this administration. One website, the Carpetbagger Report, has a good discussion of earlier attempts.
The general thinking concerning this initiative is that if the Conservatives can pick up a few more seats in 2006, they can go ahead with this scheme. There is no evidence that the Democrats are getting any traction for anything so this is quite likely.
And there is the foreboding. If you listened to the issues concerning the Air Force Academy and it’s Evangelical management the one thing that appears in the discussion was the promotion at the institution that the “separation between church and state in not in the Constitution — it’s a myth.” A myth propagated by Liberals. Jerry Falwell, as mentioned in this blog here, and others have come out and openly stated that their intent is make the USA non-secular, in other words – a religious state. Giving Bush a third term is one step in that direction.
What is frightening about all this is the bi-partisan support for this and the support exhibited by liberal bloggers. Click here for an example. They honestly believe that in 2008 the public is going to oust Bush and they can get Clinton BACK in. It’s unbelievable. Today’s Democrat party should disband. Bush is consolidating power as this is written and might never be removed from office if this is allowed, or hasn’t anyone noticed? He is young and could be re-elected five more times. With his Rasputin-like marketing genius Karl Rove by his side nobody will beat him, get a clue. And the public just loves to reelect their officials rather than worry about the unknown. Furthermore there is a war going on and we must “stay the course.” How dumb are the Democrats, you have to wonder.
The guy from the Kansas PBS station noted that Moyers is just one man on one show. He further mentioned William F. Buckley Jr., a staunch conservative, very popular (who founded the National Review), that was on PBS for thirty years! The goon’s response was something like, “well, you were lucky to catch Buckley at midnight!” The very few times that I’ve watched Moyers was right before PBS went off the air in the evening, the same time spot that Buckly was said to have had ;)
As I said above, bias was the entire basis for his argument. It took the good, non-biased, PBS journalist to ask the question about tax payer money and PBS… good answers were given from the pro-PBS side, answers that I won’t go into in this article. The goon responded with, “No one watches PBS anyway!” Well, first, this begs why he cares about bias at all if no one is watching? Second, as the other guy pointed out, this is factually quite wrong. Despite what many think or would like to think, cable news shows get only a very small percentage of Americana on a regular basis. PBS and NPR are also currently growing.
I guess this brings us back to the Antichrist thesis posted here. At least it’s entertaining.