George W. Bush Won the 2000 Election
...but how can you tell?
This is simply a continuation
of page one, where I have listed a
number of similarities between the policies of George W. Bush and those of his alleged opponents
in the openly socialist Democratic party. The first page grew to such a size that I thought
it might be good to put some of the material over here, so that you can get the general idea from
page one, but you can get much more material here if you're still not convinced. This also
helps those who have slow dial-up internet service, because the pages load faster this way.
to Vote By: What is a voter supposed to do after she's figured out
that the candidates most likely to win routinely lie about their agendas, do precisely
the opposite of what they say, and behave remarkably like their opponents
when in office?
Administration Puts Environmentalists Before Law. Two years ago,
the U.S. Supreme Court issued a historic ruling limiting the power of federal regulators to
push aside local and state land-use officials. The court's ruling was an honest,
common-sense interpretation of federal law and the Constitution. Unfortunately,
this week the Bush administration declined to force the bureaucrats to comply. Instead,
it buckled to the constant pressure from environmental extremists.
slams Bush policies at retreat. House lawmakers, stunned by the
intensity of their constituents' displeasure at some of Mr. Bush's key domestic policies,
gave his political strategist Karl Rove an earful behind closed doors.
Our Future Tax Cuts? Not too long ago, conservative lawmakers talked
about enacting new tax cuts each and every year of the Bush administration. The
White House has been led by a President who fought for the second largest tax cut in
history … and then came back and enacted the third largest tax reduction. We
had hope for continued tax reform and lower tax burdens on all working Americans. Today
that bright future of less government, lower taxes, and more freedom is threatened by
an uncontrolled congressional spending spree.
gives the country away: Joseph Farah says, "President
Bush's plan to legalize 8 million to 12 million illegal aliens — maybe
considerably more — is one of the most irresponsible, dangerous, reckless
proposals to come out of Washington in my lifetime."
opening the borders, seal up the wombs! What is the
dirty little secret that the Bush administration doesn't tell you
about its proposed "temporary" guest-worker program? These workers
will come here in the prime of life and, while they are in our country
as temporary workers, they will have babies, who immediately become
U.S. citizens. These workers may be poor, but they are not
stupid! Can U.S. citizens be deported? Of course not!
Like a Duck; Talks Like a Duck... Open borders, illegal
immigration, and most recently, Bush's proposal for amnesty and benefits
for illegal aliens. Immigration, illegal or legal, results in the
homogenization of individual nation's populations and cultures and loss of
identity: religion, history, language, political and economic systems. Open
borders/illegal immigration has been an essential pillar of world government
for over 200 years and without it world government cannot happen.
is a time for choosing. In 1996 Democrat Bill Clinton became the first
president to sign a law repealing a major entitlement (Aid to Families with Dependent
Children, repealed as part of welfare reform). And in 2003 his Republican
successor signed a law creating a major entitlement (to prescription drug
benefits). Regarding the post-New Deal role of the federal government,
the differences between the parties have narrowed.
Walks like amnesty,
talks like amnesty, it must be amnesty. The White House's intention to
grant legal status to non-citizens who have entered the country illegally was sharply
criticized by American Conservative Union chairman David A. Keene. "The Bush
Administration would have us believe that this move toward legalizing the status of
illegal immigrants-lawbreakers-will curb the flow of illegal immigration and enhance
our border security. Nothing could be further from the truth," said Keene.
Immigration Plan is a Bad Idea. I am against President Bush's newly announced
plan to revise America's immigration system, but what's worse is that I don't think I even
understand his motivations behind it — either on substance or politically.
Children Left Behind: Despite a 20-year record of failure,
Title I funding was reauthorized in the No Child Left Behind Act. Federal
spending on education has grown by $11 billion since President Bush took office.
W's spending problem: Where the Bush administration has behaved
irresponsibly is by initiating a new government entitlement program to subsidize
prescription drugs for the elderly. This is not a one-time outlay, but one that will
burden taxpayers forever.
Bush promised fiscal responsibility, but ... The Republican Party
took control of Congress with the 1994 Republican Contract with America on the idea
that government "is too big, too intrusive, and too easy with the public's
money." Almost a decade later, with control of the White House, the
Republicans in power have turned around and created the
largest budget and deficits this county has ever seen.
Insanity at the Pentagon: Thanks to President Bush's executive order
allowing non-citizen soldiers to obtain expedited naturalization benefits, Pvt.
Juan Escalante — an admitted, two-time lawbreaker — will be
rewarded with American citizenship.
The Waffling, Wobbling
Bushes. Both Big and Little Bush tried to get everyone to like
them. Bush Sr. did it by reversing himself on taxes. Bush Jr. is
doing it by expanding the welfare state on the levels of the Great Society and the New
Deal. These Bushes will never learn.
Defends Clinton Executive Order. Attacks against President Clinton's proclamation
restricting access to seven national monuments and millions of acres of public land have reached
the Supreme Court, where President Bush's administration is defending the discretion Mr. Bush
"Party of Reagan"? "Republican National Committee Chairman
Ed Gillespie… said in no uncertain terms that the days of Reaganesque
Republican railings against the expansion of federal government are over. No longer
does the Republican Party stand for shrinking the federal government, for scaling back
its encroachment into the lives of Americans, or for carrying the banner of federalism
into the political battles of the day. … The party's unofficial but clear message to
conservatives is: Where else are you going to go?"
after the "Contract With America". When Republicans took control of Congress in 1994, it
was widely hailed as a revolution. Now, 10 years later, it is looking more and more like a
coup d'etat that only changed the leadership while leaving everything else
unchanged. … It looks more and more like the Republicans have become the Democrats
they overthrew in 1994.
what price? Do we want another Taft or Nixon, who imposed liberal policies
no Democratic president could achieve as the price for keeping a Republican
in the White House?
Approves Huge Expansion of Medicare: Congress early
today [06/27/2003] approved the biggest expansion of Medicare since its creation
nearly four decades ago. Seen as a political victory for President Bush and
breaking six years of political gridlock, the Senate and House passed competing
legislation to provide prescription drug benefits to elders and give private
health plans a much larger role in the program.
is for aliens. Sen. Robert Byrd's amendment to the homeland security
appropriations to provide $125 million to put 1,300 customs inspectors to help
patrol our borders was rejected by the Bush administration as "too expensive." The
same day, President Bush made an "emergency request" for $150 million to
pay for "border inspections personnel" on Iraq's borders.
is Bush perpetuating Clinton policies? Why is President Bush continuing
policies that were initiated by President Clinton? The voters elected Bush to change
obnoxious Clinton policies, and the voters don't understand why Bush is
keeping [these] seven in force.
Ted Kennedy loves the Medicare bill. Republicans in Congress
seem to have convinced themselves that they have to have a drug subsidy bill
to keep control. And the Bush administration has irresponsibly signaled that
it will sign any bill, no matter how bad.
supports racist affirmative action. President Bush commented on the
Supreme Court ruling yesterday [6/23/2003] stating, "I applaud the Supreme Court
for recognizing the value of diversity on our Nation's campuses. Diversity
is one of America's greatest strengths."
spending binges: Bush has an annoying habit of opposing
proposals on the grounds they're bad policy or too expensive only
to end up supporting them when the pressure gets too intense. He
opposed federalizing airport security workers and then agreed to do it
anyway. He resisted extending unemployment benefits and then reversed
course. He was against a prescription drug benefit
under Medicare and now he favors one.
Web site: Conservatives Against
Bush was founded to propound the conservative principles that this administration
has forsaken. This President has expanded the welfare state, saddled future generations
with debt, eroded some of our basic freedoms, and waged a spurious war in Iraq that in the end
did not make the U.S. any safer. We seek to reenergize conservatives, so they will press
for change in this administration.
Lobbyist in White House? If So, Who Is It? Thanks to the
controversy surrounding recent actions in the Republican
Party, the issue of homosexuality appears to have moved to the front of
the conservative, pro-family debate. Long-time supporters of the GOP are
asking: Does my party really believe in traditional values? Or is it
just lip service?
Sidebar discussion: AIDS in Africa
There is no provision in the Constitution for spending billions of dollars on
some other country's medical problems. (Not that the Constitution matters any
more…) The whole purpose of making a proposal to fight AIDS in Africa is to
win the political support of people who have an emotional connection to either
Africa or AIDS. It is simply a means of buying votes.
Spend $15 Billion on Foreigners' AIDS. President Bush called on Congress Tuesday
[04/29/2003] to pass in the next month a five-year, $15 billion initiative to "turn
the tide" against AIDS worldwide, saying the disease threatens to destabilize whole regions of
"Destabilize whole regions"? Consider the ways that AIDS is acquired and spread. Even
without the associated diseases, is that the kind of behavior which leads to regional
stability? Also notice "turn the tide" is doublespeak, meaning "this is just a down payment".
Signs $15 Billion Bill to Fight AIDS: "We are the nation of the
Marshall Plan, the Berlin airlift and the Peace Corps and now we are the nation of the
emergency plan for AIDS relief," Bush said at the State Department….
Yes, and we are the nation of the multi-trillion dollar national debt. This country
does not have enough money to "stabilize" every region of the world. It can't be
done with money anyway.
Bush's $15 Billion Package to Fight AIDS in Africa: Pardon
my lack of enthusiasm. It was only last year that this same president passed a
gluttonous $246 billion farm subsidies bill, legislation that's loaded with
political patronage, and that will wreak far more devastation on the African
continent than this AIDS legislation could ever hope to make better.
Incidentally, AIDS appears to have originated in Africa, perhaps as
long ago as 1930, and was then carried to the US and Haiti, where it thrives on
prostitution, homosexual behavior and IV drug use.
House Accused of Appeasing, Pandering to Homosexual Lobby: The
Family Research Council (FRC) says the latest incident involves the apparent
willingness of the Bush Administration to cave in to homosexuals' demands for changes
to the controversial $15 billion international AIDS bill. FRC quotes a report which says
the president is ready to endorse the idea of using taxpayers' dollars for condom handout
schemes in Africa — a move, it says, that will just make it more difficult to pass
amendments promoting abstinence and monogamy.
Policy's Newest Critics - Conservatives. While the administration isn't
surprised when it's being assailed by left-wingers for what liberals claim are increasingly
draconian assaults on civil liberties, it has been surprised by a similar chorus from more
and more members of the traditional right wing.
Count Policy Initiatives in Bush's State of the Union Address: "With a
laundry list of proposals for 'hydrogen-powered automobiles' and 'the training and
recruiting of mentors' and drug treatment programs,' the president showed little respect
for the appropriate limits on the size and scope of the federal government," the Cato
Institute's Executive Vice President David Boaz said in a press release.
Bush Praises Islam: Bush: "Islam is a religion that brings hope and comfort
to more than a billion people around the world. It has made brothers and sisters of
every race. It has given birth to a rich culture of learning and literature
Security Heading South of the Border: If top officials at the State
Department and Social Security Administration have their way, up to $345 billion —or
more — could be siphoned from the Social Security "trust fund" over the couple
decades, mostly to pay benefits to Mexican citizens who worked illegally in the United States.
House Wants Clamp on Clinton Pardons Scandal: The Bush
administration is moving to quash any public airing of such scandalous
pardons as that of fugitive Marc Rich, and the sleazy activities of first brother
Roger Clinton in trying to arrange pardons-for-a-fee for convicted felons. And
a critic alleges that it is a result of "a tacit agreement between the
Clinton-ites and the Bush-ites not to probe too deeply into each others affairs."
W. - Master of Disguise: Spouting patriotic rhetoric and enjoying the support
of fellow Republicans, George W. Bush has masqueraded as a conservative while
actually advancing a liberal agenda.
your money goodbye: While our attention has been focused on Osama bin Laden
and other threats, our leaders have been shoveling the lard at favored
constituencies — and bloating the leviathan in Washington.
Against American Culture: On Aug. 11, 2000, President Clinton signed
Executive Order 13166, which requires federal agencies and any other entities
that receive federal funds to make their programs and activities "accessible" to non-English
speaking persons. The order provides that entities that do not comply are guilty of
discriminating on the basis of national origin in violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Are you outraged yet? You probably assume that President Bush will just revoke this
ill-conceived fiat and be done with it. But no. The order remains in full
force and effect.
Real Bush Record: By most accounts, George W. Bush is an arch-conservative
busily dismantling the liberal, big government legacy of the Clinton-Gore years. But
the record compiled by the new administration during its first six months in office
shows that the media-generated conservative image is only skin deep.
July 4th surrender: Forty-eight hours after handing the U.N. an
ultimatum — either U.S. troops get immunity from the International Criminal
Court, or we veto the U.N. mission in Bosnia — President Bush backed
down. The globalists called our bluff, and America threw
in its hand.
"Ticketron" Bush: President Bush's strong response to
the September 11 attacks has formed a Texas-size advertisement
for his re-election. Less noticeable has been Bush's betrayal
of the conservative ideals that were supposed to animate his domestic
policy with meaning.
not satisfied with Bush's record: Eager to set a bipartisan
tone in Congress and avoid legislative gridlock, Mr. Bush signed an education
bill that was stripped of many of its conservative reforms, such as private-school
vouchers. He has also signed other pieces of legislation criticized by conservatives,
such as campaign-finance reform, massive federal farm subsidies and higher
tariffs on steel.
What Would Al Gore Do?
Imagine for a moment what Al Gore might have done by now had he been allowed to steal the
election in Florida a year and a half ago. Does anyone doubt for a moment that Gore would
have signed into law virtually every expensive scheme concocted by the Democrats over the last
Security Plan Parallels Clinton-Gore Proposal: Some members of Congress, Democrats
and Republicans alike, were surprised by President Bush's proposed consolidation of federal law
enforcement and civil defense capabilities under a new cabinet level Department of Homeland
Security. But some are even more surprised to learn the plan has much in common with a
nine-year-old idea hatched in the Clinton-Gore administration, which proposed a significant
expansion of domestic police powers.
Backs Racial Preferences: Contradicting
a campaign pledge, the Bush administration backs constitutionally dubious
racial set-asides of government contracts.
Overextended Military: Is This the
Bush Administration or Clinton Administration II? During his campaign for
president, George W. Bush blasted the Clinton/Gore administration for straining the
U.S. armed forces with too many deployments overseas and promised to pare those military
obligations. Yet in the name of fighting terrorism, he is expanding the U.S. military
presence overseas faster than Bill Clinton ever dreamed of doing.
Executive Order 13224: President
Bush Declares Another State of Emergency: President Bush issued a new executive
order declaring another state of national emergency and invoking certain additional standby
powers. President Bush relies on actions of the United Nations as a principal source
of his authority to defend the United States. This curious practice perpetuates
the approach taken by President Clinton.
Is Clinton's Justice
Department Entering its Tenth Year? The Congressional Western Caucus recently met
at the White House to express disappointment over Bush's failure to reverse Clinton's "War on
the West." Realizing that Bush is fighting a war on western civilization, the Members
remained disturbed that policy changes have not occurred, either in the field or in the courtroom.
NY Senator Considered for Arts Post: New York State Senator Roy Goodman was
tight-lipped Thursday on press reports that he is under consideration by President George Bush
to become the next head of the National Endowment for the Arts.
Why does the National Endowment for the Arts still exist?
Has Only Days to Stop Global Criminal Court: President
Bush has only a few days to decide whether to "unsign" a treaty that
enables strangers in far-off lands to try Americans on any number of
charges. This time bomb against the constitutional rights of American
citizens is one of many booby traps the lame-duck Clinton administration
left behind for President Bush.
Last-Minute Executive Orders Broke the Law. In the final weeks of his
presidency, former president Clinton issued a spate of executive orders (EOs) that a
top conservative think tank tells President Bush are either illegal, improper or just
plain political documents, and that many should be junked.
(Have any been retracted?)
Beg Bush to Allow Guns: America's airline pilots are imploring
President Bush to let them carry firearms to protect themselves and passengers
from terrorists. Though most Americans are pro-choice on this issue, the
White House is not.
Loosens Proposal on Medical Privacy: Doctors and hospitals could
disclose private information about patients and provide medical services without
prior consent under the Bush administration's proposed revisions of Clinton-era
patient "privacy" rules. The administration is gutting privacy,
Criticized For Not Keeping Word On Veto Threat: Sixteen
members of the House Republican Study
Committee are criticizing President Bush for going back on his word
regarding a veto of campaign finance legislation that passed the
Senate Wednesday [3/20/2002].
Shields Clinton Scandals: The Bush administration, citing executive
privilege for the first time, refused Thursday to honor subpoenas from a House committee
investigating campaign finance violations in the Clinton administration
and the use of informants in organized crime investigations.
White House Hides
Clinton Fund-raising Scandal From Congress: The House Government Reform Committee
on Thursday [9/6/2001] prepared to subpoena the Bush administration for documents relating to
Justice Department investigations of the Clinton administration's fund-raising scandal. But
the White House said it was prepared to invoke executive privilege to keep the documents secret,
shocking congressional investigators.
Bush marks end of Ramadan: With
the United States on alert against possible attacks coinciding with the end of Ramadan, President
Bush held a ceremony at the White House with Muslims to mark the end of their holy month.
What is Dubya
hiding?: What is it about the Clinton-era campaign finance scandals that leaders
from both major parties don't want revealed? That's the most pertinent question any American
can ask in politics right now, mostly because of the recent behavior of President Bush and
Attorney General John Ashcroft.
the imperial presidency?: While he made a few rhetorical
gestures in that direction, anybody who thought George W. Bush was running
as a limited-government conservative, even during the campaign, was seriously
deluded. Dubya's major attraction to conservatives was that he wasn't Al Gore.
Bad Case of Gas: After campaigning to restore sound science, reason and
responsiveness to the regulatory process, the "Reformer with Results" is now standing
by one of the dumbest, top-down environmental edicts on the books.
Bush Open to Accepting Illegal
Aliens: President Bush said Thursday [9/6/2001] he was "willing to consider" ways for millions
of lawbreaking Mexican illegal aliens to become permanent U.S. residents, but he would not agree to come up
with a plan by the end of the year.
W. Wimps Out on
Guns: The GOP president was silent about the untold number of gun shootings committed every year
in self-defense. Just two weeks ago, a 12-year-old girl in Clarksdale, Miss., saved her mother's
life when she shot and killed an abusive ex-boyfriend who had forced his way into the apartment and started
choking her mom.
GOP Summer Madness:
If present immigration continues, Liberalism will be set in concrete, and fruitless will be all our labor in
the causes for which we are all so passionate. Abortion? With nothing but liberal presidents in
the future, and with the unbroken string of liberal Supreme Court judges that they will appoint, Roe vs. Wade
will be beyond challenge. Similarly there would be no hope for prayer in school, for lower taxes or
smaller government, or for a general raising of our national morals and ethics.
From a Melting Pot to a Chamber
Pot: What Clinton/Gore did not dare do for fear of Republican demagoguery, Bush celebrates.
The legalization of millions, no tens of millions, of law-breaking illegal aliens!
The Costs Of NAFTA Are Driving
Home: State politicians and federal judges are going the limit to protect us all from the
horrendous highway hazards of talking on cell phones and not wearing seat belts. How about manifesting
an equal enthusiasm to protect us against an invasion of 4.5 million large trucks that have not passed
U.S. safety inspections?
Crock: Why George W. Bush's education reforms won't change anything. President
Bush has proposed to increase the Department of Education's budget by 11 percent,
to $44.5 billion. Assuming his budget is passed as is, Title I, which continues
to be the largest single item in the federal education budget, would spend
approximately $10 billion for a program that has consistently failed to
produce any measurable results for close to four decades.
Liberals Refuse to Get Over
Election: Once upon a time winners won, losers lost, and that's how elections worked.
Today, leftists in Congress demand President Bush appoint those who opposed him. They're not quibbling
about a job or two here or there. They're talking about — pitching a fit about — his ability
to staff hundreds of critical federal positions.
Bush administration supports racial
preferences: Never-Ending Supreme Court Case Has Bush Fighting for Affirmative Action. Back
when he was just a hopeful candidate with his eye on the White House, George W. Bush expressed
concerns about affirmative action. "I don't like quotas," Bush said during the third presidential
debate against former Vice President Al Gore in October. "Quotas tend to pit one group of people
against another. Quotas are bad for America. It's not the way that America is all about."
But the Bush administration's Justice Department is set to defend the policy of awarding some government
contracts based on race when it argues the remnants of a long-running case returning to the Supreme Court
Analysis: Bush Should Beware
of U.N.'s Annan. President Bush says that his administration thinks Annan "is doing an excellent
job as secretary-general of the United Nations." Many of the president's supporters do not share that view.
Bush FBI pick tied to Reno
cohort: Mueller helped place Radek in sensitive position at DOJ. Bush has praised Mueller
as a straight arrow who will reform the tarnished bureau, which suffered one embarrassing blunder after another
under the Clinton administration — from Waco to Filegate to Richard Jewell to Wen Ho Lee
to Oklahoma City to Robert Hanssen.
Meteorology: Like the Clinton administration before it, the Bush administration supports
international efforts to curb global warming. Yet the evidence indicates that the earth is not
Bush's Environmental Guacamole: As the
president embarks on his next 100 days, conservatives must reckon with the Bush administration's chief bungler
on environmental issues -- not Whitman, but Bush himself.
Have Greens Infiltrated the White House? With growing questions about where the Bush
administration stands on some environmental issues, columnist Bob Novak reports that there seems to be some
confusion about who's establishing policy on the environment.
Mr. President! Do you ever wonder
why those professional journalists don't ask the really tough questions? Here are some of those questions!
couldn't elect Gore: The press has allowed the Democrats,
led by the DNC's Clintonoid chairman Terry McAuliffe, to continue to claim the Presidential
election was stolen. They've done so by refusing to report on or by casting doubt
on the accuracy of an independent recount showing conclusively that Mr. Bush actually won
the popular vote.
New Book: TV Networks Cost
Bush 10,000 Votes in Florida Election: In the first of a three-part series in the Times,
Bill Sammon zeroed in on the networks' call on election night that erroneously gave the state to
Gore - even though the polls were still open and the votes uncounted in 10 of Florida's heavily pro-Bush
counties in the state's Panhandle.
Official - Bush Won! The latest recount again confirms that
George Bush won the Florida popular vote on election day. Most of the major media reported
the story, but the New York Times didn't see it as "fit to print".