George W. Bush: A few words to a president elect
O.K. – It’s all over but the formalities and it’s time to think about your presidency. You won, fair and square, and nobody can take that away from you, even though some soreheads will try their damnedest.
So what comes next? Last week I wrote that no matter how hard you try, you are not going to get the Marxist leadership in both Houses of Congress to give you one inch of breathing space. From day one they’re going to put every obstacle imaginable – and a few beyond imagination – in your way. For them, the 2002 congressional election campaign begins on January 20th, 2001. So does the 2004 presidential campaign.
Don’t ever forget that. Everything these people do will be governed by their desire to take back the Congress and the White House over the next four years, and the country be damned. In addition, they are seething with resentment over the fact that for once the GOP ran circles around them and their high priced shysters in the post-election campaign. Vengeance may be the Lord’s, but you can count on them to preempt the Divine prerogative and set out on the get-even-with-Dubya path.
This of course doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t make every effort to arrange some kind of detente with these people. If it fails it won’t be your fault. Moreover, there are some fine Americans among the Democrat rank and file on Capitol Hill, reasonable men and women who will put the welfare of the nation above partisan politics.
Remember, it was a Democrat by the name of Judge N. Sanders Saul who put the nail in the algore’s coffin, and another Democrat by the name of Klock who did one hellova job representing the courageous Katherine Harris before Saul’s court. You’ll have to reach out to such people and seek their support. You’ll get it.
But when it comes to dealing with the dominant left-wing of the congressional Democrat party it’s going to be tooth and nail from January 20th onward – by their choice, not yours. Every time you start thinking about how to approach these socialist aparatchiks form a mental image of the kind of people you’re dealing with – see in your mind’s eye Barney Frank, the porcine Gerald Nadler and the odious Robert Wexler. That should disillusion you from any idea that you might entertain that you are dealing with reasonable human beings.
Now for the agenda. Millions of Americans, good, sober, industrious and reliable men and women rose up and fought for your cause when the goreites tried every means foul and fouler to steal the election from you. You owe them, big time as they say. They are aroused. Keep them in a fighting mood. You’ll need them behind you in the battles to come.
And the way to keep them involved will be to start immediately to undo the damage the Clinton mob did to this nation in the last eight years. There is a lot you can do without going to Congress to get their permission. Let’s start with that flood of notorious executive orders Clinton issued in his reckless disregard for the Constitution and the rule of law. Suspend them immediately – each and every one, and then appoint a commission to study them and decide which to keep or modify or just throw away. By some miracle there might even be one or two worth modifying and keeping. Give them a strict time limit – say 120 days. And then get rid of every single one of these executive orders that cannot be justified.
Clinton’s massive land grabs must be reversed. All of them. Do it and do it quickly. Give those huge chucks of America Clinton grabbed back to Americans. And to hell with the spotted owl. People come first.
Most important: unless you want to take the blame for the recession the Clinton/Gore mob set in motion you are going to have to move fast to avert an economic meltdown. Go to the nation and make your case for your tax reduction plan. Let them know that without the economic stimulus it will provide their jobs, their livelihood, their very futures are at stake. Then push it through Congress on the grounds that anybody who opposes it wants the economy to tank. Let them run on that record in 2002.
And get to work doing what the GOP has been promising to do but never does – rewrite and simplify the tax code and, once and for all, get rid of the IRS.
This is war – remember that. You can either hunker down and fight a defensive battle – and lose, or go into battle and fight to win.
You are our last great hope. We’re all praying for you. Don’t let us down.