Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Bush: 'Our Long National Nightmare Of Peace And Prosperity Is Finally Over'

An oldie but goodie: The Onion's article from January 2001, "Bush: 'Our Long National Nightmare Of Peace And Prosperity Is Finally Over'".

"...For years, I tirelessly preached the message that Clinton must be stopped," conservative talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh said. "And yet, in 1996, the American public failed to heed my urgent warnings, re-electing Clinton despite the fact that the nation was prosperous and at peace under his regime. But now, thank God, that's all done with. Once again, we will enjoy mounting debt, jingoism, nuclear paranoia, mass deficit, and a massive military build-up."

"... We as a people must stand united, banding together to tear this nation in two," Bush said. "Much work lies ahead of us: The gap between the rich and the poor may be wide, be there's much more widening left to do. We must squander our nation's hard-won budget surplus on tax breaks for the wealthiest 15 percent. And, on the foreign front, we must find an enemy and defeat it."

Note the date: January 2001.

2 comments:

Rebecca said...

I firmly believe that the writers of the Onion are time-travelers from the future. This article is Exhibit A.

Zuska said...

It's just too frighteningly accurate. So accurate it's almost not funny.