An increasing number of Republicans, ranging from former conservative Congressman Joe Scarborough to former President George H.W. Bush, worry that President George W. Bush’s tenuous hold on reality is slipping away and the leader of the free world may be sliding into a full-fledged mental breakdown.
Scarborough sounded the warning recently when he devoted an episode of his MSNBC talk show to the topic “Is Bush an Idiot?” Other published reports say Bush’s own father is worried about his son’s mental state. Psychiatrists who have observed Bush during his presidency share this concern.
Bush family insiders say the former President’s concern over his son’s mental state was a primary reason why the President made a rare appearance at the family home in Connecticut during August. Bush rarely visits his father. In fact, NBC news anchor Brian Williams recently reported that former President Bill Clinton, who defeated the elder Bush after one term, visits his former rival more often.
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To the Editor of the Washington Post
In his op-ed column “México: Democracy Under Threat”
Enrique Krause gives a delightful short history of
democracy in México. Oddly, however, he asserts that
“[2006 presidential candidate] López Obrador isn’t the
heir of liberal democrats Benito Juárez and Francisco
I. Madero, but of Porfirio DÃaz and Victoriano Huerta,
the coup leaders who smothered Mexico’s two initial
attempts at democracy.” In fact, like Juárez and
Madero, López Obrador has dedicated his life to
improving the lot of lower income citizens, while Díaz
and Huerta were military generals unswervingly
friendly to big business. A notable omission in Dr.
Krause’s history was populist Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas’
early lead in his 1988 bid for the Mexican presidency,
which mysteriously vanished after a computer crash.
In the 2004 U.S. Election, the exit polls showed Kerry
leading nationally by nearly 3% all day long, but
following a computer blackout they had him losing by
about 3%. Dr. Krause wonders what Americans would
have thought had Kerry claimed “massive fraud” and
asked his followers to protest on the Mall in
Washington. I wonder too.
San Carlos, Sonora, México
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 5, 2006
New Book Exposes Evidence Connecting Electronic Voting with Election Fraud
HACKED! High Tech Election Theft in America
11 Experts Expose the Truth
Edited by Abbe Waldman DeLozier and Vickie Karp
Austin, TX â€“ Sept. 5, 2006 â€“ Dedicated editors Abbe DeLozier and Vickie Karp break through the confusion surrounding the issue of electronic voting and stolen elections by compiling a weighty treatise, HACKED! High Tech Election Theft in America, featuring 11 recognized experts on how electronic voting has stolen our democracy. Among them: Bev Harris, Lynn Landes, Bob Fitrakis, Harvey Wasserman, Victoria Collier, Kathleen Wynne, Jeremiah Akin, and others. The contributors have been working on election reform issues for years.
DeLozier and Karp produce evidence and information leading to the conclusion that elections are being stolen in America. Every American will want to read this vital information so important to preserving our democracy.
The editors went to great lengths researching and compiling the most compelling documented evidence available on electronic vote fraud to illuminate this issue in its entirety for the public.
HACKED relays clear examples of the shocking problems with these machines, the conflicts of interest with ownership of voting equipment vendors, and details how American taxpayers were sold a bill of goods to pay for the very election systems the editors believe are stealing their votes. It also proposes a simple, inexpensive solution to the electronic voting crisis, and explains why it is so imperative that Americans start TODAY to reclaim their elections. The book includes action steps that citizens can take to do so.
â€œHACKED! is a stunning expose of stolen elections and election voting manipulation. It is shocking and alarming. The book by Abbe Waldman DeLozier and Vickie Karp is designed to wake up America. I am sure it will!â€ Helen Thomas, Hearst Newspapers Columnist and author of Watchdogs of Democracy?
HACKED! High Tech Election Theft in America is a key read to finally understanding whatâ€™s happened to your stolen votes, and how to get them back!
Publication Date: August 2006; PRICE:$15.00 /PAGES:248;Soft cover
ISBN#0-615-13255-3; Truth Enterprises Publishing
CEPR ADDS UP AVAILABLE RECOUNT DATA, FINDS SIGNIFICANT VOTE REDUCTION FOR CALDERON
Result Could Explain Electoral Authorities’ Reluctance to Release Recount Data
For Immediate Release: September 2, 2006
WASHINGTON – The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) has found a significant loss of votes for PAN presidential candidate Felipe Calderón in a sample of recounted ballots.
Adding up the numbers for 1,706 ballot boxes (casillas) shows a loss of 1,362 votes for Felipe Calderón. Andrés Manuel López Obrador of the PBT shows a gain of 77 votes.
“This is inexplicably one-sided, with Calderón losing votes but López Obrador not losing any,” said CEPR Co-Director Mark Weisbrot. “It is also a significant percentage of votes in an election this close.”
The 1,362 votes lost by Calderón represent 0.54 percent of his votes in these ballot boxes.
BLOGGED BY Michael Collins ON 9/3/2006 10:56PM
Why Mexico Matters
Looking South: Organized and Passionate Activism
Guest blogged by Michael Collins