Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Even Crawford Hates Him!

My brother in law (Josh Shaffer- a bona fide journalist at the Raleigh News & Observer) sent this along. I think its rich. Our Man of the People can't even get a hometown endorsement. Is it just cause they're Iconoclast or is it because Bush has betrayed all the middle and working class people in this country in an uncountable number of ways? Actually, they say its because they feel, after endorsing Bush in the last election, that they've been duped into "following yet another privileged agenda."
So, the question is, if Crawford's wised up, what the fuck is wrong with the rest of the fucking country?

ARE YOU EFFIN' KIDDING ME? Its a serious problem - the left (and even the center, as exemplified by Kerry) has so alienated itself from working people that we're losing the whole war. The Crawford Iconoclast has come around to see that despite the rhetoric, the neo-cons are in it for the money and not for the "values," but the rest of the country is split roughly down the middle, and the left isn't even putting up an decent argument. Republicans are winning the values war and the left is just sitting idly by, ignoring 50 years of social theory and playing patsy to the republican spin machine... I'm drunk - read the fucking article.

The Associated Press

CRAWFORD - A weekly newspaper that bills itself as President Bush's hometown paper endorsed John Kerry for president, saying the Massachusetts senator will restore American dignity.

The Lone Star Iconoclast, which has a circulation of 425, said in an editorial dated Sept. 29 that Texans should rate the candidates not by hometown or political party, but by where they intend to take the country.

"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 Iraq," the editorial said.

The Iconoclast, established in 2000, said it endorsed Bush that year. It also said it editorialized in support of the invasion of Iraq, and publisher W. Leon Smith promoted Bush and the invasion in a British Broadcasting Corp. interview, believing Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction.

"Instead we were duped into following yet another privileged agenda," the editorial said.

The newspaper praised Kerry for "30 years of experience looking out for the American people" and lauded his background as "a highly decorated Vietnam veteran."