I'll give George "Dubya" Bush this: He knew the GOP had no future if did not transform a good number of black Americans into homeowners ("ownership society") and Mexicans into US citizens. Both projects failed spectacularly (one because of greed; the other, sheer racism), and now the GOP is stuck with an aging and undereducated white base that's becoming more hysterical and irrational the more it shrinks.
When George W. Bush and his team were gearing up for the 2004 election, they came up with a theme to help summarize the administration's governing philosophy. It was called the "Ownership Society." The message never really resonated... Read Post
Download | Play Download | Play (h/t Heather) Substituting for Keith Olbermann with nary a hitch in coverage or delivery, Air America’s Rachel Maddow gives us Bushed!. First up is the news that George W. Bush’s “War on Ter... Read Post
Kenan Malik critiques it: There are two ways over the past half-century in which we've stopped treating people as citizens. One is through racism. The racist says "you're not a citizen, you don't have full rights in this society bec... Read Post