A Republican State of Mind?

I regularly check out the letters to the editor page at the OC Register. Sometimes I find some intelligent comments. And sometimes I get a look into the void of the minds of the Bush loyalists who parrot the Bush administration’s talking points as though they were the Ten Commandments.

In a Saturday September 16, 2006 letter to the editor from Eric Vogelvang, we find a prime example of the effects of the Bush Propaganda Machine on the mind of a resident from the City of Orange.

Angelides steps over the line
I can’t believe the latest Phil Angelides commercial. It shows Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger supporting George W. Bush, at the same time blaming the president that 130,000 troops are in Iraq, that gasoline is now 135 percent higher and that the national debt is at $3 trillion.
Let’s get the facts straight: 1) Our troops were in Iraq to remove a threat, Saddam Hussein and to bring democracy. Mission accomplished. Now they’re fighting terrorists. Better there than here. 2) Gasoline is high because terrorists in Iraq are blowing up Iraqi oil fields, our oil platforms in the gulf were hit by two hurricanes and China and India are now competing for oil because of their vast economic growth. 3) Our national debt is high because we’re fighting terrorists around the world, national security costs money and funds are needed for relief and reconstruction to the states that were hit by hurricanes.
Obviously, Bush is not to blame; terrorists and nature are. Angelides either can’t figure out the facts or he thinks we Californians are stupid enough to believe his commercial. Why should anyone vote for him? We’re smarter than that.
Eric Vogelvang

You’d think with all the television Eric seems to watch that he would know that his so-called facts have been proven false long ago.

“Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you are.”

  7 comments for “A Republican State of Mind?

  1. Anonymous
    September 16, 2006 at 12:03 pm


    I agree with you completely. This guy needs to book a trip to Switzerland pronto.

    There he can buy some of the finest machines of their kind.

    Every hour they go “cucKOO” “cucKOO”.

  2. September 16, 2006 at 9:50 pm

    Chris — Thanks for posting. I love the part where he professes his smarts at the end of the letter when it’s a sign confession of how gullable he is. I’d write a response letter to the Register, but they’d never run it.

  3. September 17, 2006 at 1:49 pm

    “Why should anyone vote for him? We’re smarter than that.”


    We should be smart enough to realize that our incumbent Governor ADMITS THAT he “has no plan” to cut the deficit.

    We should be smart enough to realize that this Governor is backed by the very same corporate contributors who have “bestowed upon us” these five and a half years of Bush Hell.

    We should be smart enough to realize that Phil Angelides actually has a plan to balance the budget… And do so in a humane way.

    But of course… It doesn’t help that the media would rather focus on an insignificant “hot” scandal, and the Angelides campaign continues to stumble in delivering their message.

  4. brock in anaheim
    September 17, 2006 at 9:15 pm

    “We should be smart enough to realize that Phil Angelides actually has a plan to balance the budget… ”

    Yea, tax the hell out of everyone. Those who can’t afford the Angelides tax plan, well be thrown into the projects.

  5. Anonymous
    September 17, 2006 at 11:08 pm

    Apparently Mr. Vogelvang is unable or unwilling to read. It’s VERY CLEAR that the ad in question is not from the Angelides campaign, but paid for by the California Democratic Party.

  6. September 18, 2006 at 9:52 am

    willful ignorance + belligerence = the heart and soul of bush republicanism.

  7. September 18, 2006 at 4:09 pm

    To brock in anaheim:

    “Yea, tax the hell out of everyone.”

    No, brock. Check out Phil’s plan for yourself. You’d find that Phil wants to CUT TAXES for middle-class families who actually need help. Also, you’d find that Phil supports balancing the budget by closing corporate tax loopholes, and by requiring the TOP 1% of income earners in CA to pay their fair share.

    I don’t know about you, but I personally prefer Phil’s reasonable plan to that of Mr. “I have no plan” to control the deficit.

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