Thursday, August 10, 2006

Fear-Mongering Takes a Holiday, NOT

Fear Mongerers Mongering Fear

Big shock. Bush took time away from his vacation today to remind us that we are not safe, we should be very afraid, and that the Democrats are soft on "terra" in the wake of the disruption of an alleged terror plot by Al Qaeda to blow up international flights with common household items. The terror alert level was raised to purple and the Republicans are all salivating at the chance to exploit this.

"Weeks before September 11th, this is going to play big," said another White House official, who also spoke on condition of not being named, adding that some Democratic candidates won't "look as appealing" under the circumstances.

No wonder so many of us are skeptics. No wonder so many of us believe that there is a great chance that the government is lying about 9/11, and the falafel eating boogeymen. I don't think I am alone in wondering if this is a real threat or just an attempted "Hail Mary Pass" for Republican congressional candidates.

I smell a rat.


  1. There's also word that because the Admin knew of the plot before the news hit yesterday, that Cheney and company came out swinging in an interview alluding to Lamont's victory as a victory for the terrorists.

    It's unfortunate because the latest polls (taken before yesterday) show support hemorraghing, and they are so astute at exploiting fear. And jumping for joy at the opportunity.

  2. I agree, though I think they are getting much clumsier in their approach. Hopefully the public isn't fooled this time.