PT Barnum Accepts Presidential Nomination

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Well, I was impressed; truly, very impressed with Bush's speech tonight. He overwhelmed my mind with thoughts of the greatest showman on earth, PT Barnum. The thought of reincarnation even occurred to me. He was not just the greatest showman, but, magician as well. President Bush took one of the greatest tragedies to hit the U.S. in the last 60 years which occurred on his watch, and hid that fact from view while impressing everyone with the statement that he will not allow such an event to happen on his watch. Wow! Now that is true circus, true showmanship, and master magic.

In fact, the entire convention has used images, stories, memories of 9/11 to hide what was in plain sight. The fact that it was a Republican Congress and Republican President on duty when 9/11 occurred. President Bush entered office with documentation and recommendations from his predecessor that Osama Bin Laden was a threat, and needed to be a priority in this new administration. President Bush and his administration ignored the cautions and did not one single thing to strengthen our intelligence, to beef up our borders, or pursue Osama Bin Laden prior to 9/11.

Four nights of 9/11 revisited and not a single mention of the name Osama Bin Laden. Reams of speech about Saddam Hussein, but nothing of Osama Bin Laden, the perpetrator of the 9/11 attacks. Hundreds of promises that Bush is the man to go after the terrorists, and not a single Osama Bin Laden to be found anywhere in our prisons, in military custody, in our courts, or in his grave. Brilliantly done, Mr. President. To turn such vulnerabilities into your greatest assets before millions upon millions of people was a show PT Barnum would have envied.

President Bush did not want, and would not appoint a 9/11 investigation committee. Why was that Mr. President? We must applaud you for flip-flopping on that issue after the survivors of 9/11 threatened to make the rest of your term a living hell in the press if you would not relent. And relent you did, with the provision that the committee would not investigate who was responsible for preventing 9/11 from happening until after the elections. Brilliant move, Mr. President.

In 2000 you promised to save Medicare and put it on a sound financial footing. After sending Medicare deep into our national debt for its funding, you would not lift a finger to lower the cost of medications for the elderly who need to purchase them out of their own savings and pensions. You promised tax cuts. I give you an A for keeping that promise and an F for doing it in such a way as to insure 20, 30, or more years of higher taxes for my daughter as she and 100's of million other Americans try to pay the interest on, and pay down, the highest national debt in history. You promised you would bring America together and work with those on the other side of the aisle. Mr. President, your tenure in office has led to the greatest political divide and disunity of the American people since the 1960's.

And you hid it all under this campaign's promises of what you will do for us in your next 4 years. Brilliant, hiding what you did to us, under promises of what you will do for us. I tip my hat Mr. President. You are no Ronald Reagan or John F. Kennedy. But you are a master of pulling out our tears to blind us to what you do not want us to see. You have indeed given new definition to the magic and entertainment that formerly belonged to PT Barnum.


Great article. This is by far the best written review of the Bush Convention speeck I have read anywhere. Though you call him the greatest showman, I would call him the greatest huckster of all time.

Thank you Tommy. Your feedback is very much appreciated.

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