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|Veteran's Day Message To Karl Rove: Take Your Terror Scares and Shove Them Up Your Ass!
by Brent Budowsky | Nov 12 2006
I was honored to spend most of Veteran's Day at the Vietnam Memorial with a rally and ceremony honoring heroes of America from every branch of the service, and their families, immediate and extended.
On their behalf, talking to leaders of veterans groups and a large number of veterans, one message I heard often was the need for mandatory coverage and adequate financing of veterans health care programs through the Veterans Administration.
I did write a Veterans Day memo this morning to one of the highest ranking Democrats in the Senate and will reiterate this and others points very soon.
What follows is a point that hit me when I returned home, and within 15 seconds Fox News had a banner headline: Holiday Terror Horror! Presumably Osama Bin Laden will have a bomb under our holiday tree and we should, again, be afraid.
Here is my reaction to Fox, to Rove, to Bush, to Cheney and anyone else who has been peddling the politics of fear: kiss my ass.
If there is one thing we are going to kill, bury, and put away forever it is this politics of fear. This sad, pathetic, exploitive wimpy view of America that we are a nation of cowards and that we can be intimidated by fear.
Maybe Bush, Cheney, Rove, and Fox News can be intimidated by fear.
We are not.
The American are not.
This politics was kicked out the door, by we the people of the United States, on November 7, 2006.
Message to Fox: keep your fear media and your fear politics to yourselves.
It was so jarring to spend the day with great heroes in a spirit of togetherness with veterans and families from everywhere, then turn on the television and see that some people have not learned a thing from the election returns.
We do have a terrorist threat.
There are real dangers.
They have to be dealt with.
And we will deal with them.
This is not the time or place to revisit the election issues. The election is won. The politics of fear has been defeated. The Congress is Democratic. It is now time to lead and do what needs to be done.
I would much rather spend my day with heroes celebrating courage, unity and patriotism.
To those who even today, broadcast this fear television, and fear politics, all I can say to you at Fox and elsewhere is: we are not a nation of cowards, we will not be intimidated by fear, and you can your brand of fearmongering partisanship and shove it right up your ass.
America moves on.
Deal with it.
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This editorial was too good not to post it in its entirety. I do hope Mr. Budowsky would agree.
Brent Budowsky served as Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator Lloyd Bentsen, responsible for commerce and intelligence matters, including one of the core drafters of the CIA Identities Law. Served as Legislative Director to Congressman Bill Alexander, then Chief Deputy Whip, House of Representatives. Currently a member of the International Advisory Council of the Intelligence Summit. Left goverment in 1990 for marketing and public affairs business including major corporate entertainment and talent management. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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