to your survey of the American electorate, there are nine themes
in our contemporary politics; and on each, George Bush et al.
have demonstrated blatant hypocrisy!
1) Bush et al. profess deep religious
faith, in the Christian tradition; and yet, they have turned
plowshares into swords and claimed that they are not their
2) Bush et al. claim to unite, not
alienate, us citizens; but the rich have gotten richer, the poor
have gotten poorer, and we in the middle-class have gotten
3) Bush et al. claim to help personal
finances with their "conservative" economics; but they have
promoted record federal, corporate, and personal debt and wild
speculation in stocks, corporate mergers, and real estate.
4) Bush et al. claim that social justice
will come from "a thousand points of light" -- volunteerism
vs. federalism -- but this has shifted much of the burden from
the wealthy, via less progressive taxation, to the middle-class
and the poor, who generally give more of their incomes to
charity, and has neglected millions who are hungry, homeless,
sick, or ignorant.
5) Bush et al. claim to uphold the "original intent" of our Constitution; but they have
attacked the tolerance of personal freedoms guaranteed by our
Bill of Rights, which protects not only the guilty but also the
6) Bush et al. claim to help American
free enterprise, but their deregulation has monopolized
industries and bankrupted financial institutions.
7) Bush et al. claim to be public
servants; but many of the members of this Administration have
acted less for our common good than for their own personal
8) Bush et al. claim to provide peace
through strength; but they have added to the overkill of our
nuclear and chemical arsenals, sponsored proxy wars around the
globe, and spit in the face of the Nobel-Prize-winning United
9) Bush et al. claim to make America the
leader of the free world, but they have indebted us to foreign
powers and backed corrupt dictators on every continent.
Reject hypocrisy! Vote for the man who has
raised the standard of living for his citizens above the
national average: His demeanor may be sobering, but Dukakis can