Falling between great disappointment and utter horror, the first Bush term as U.S President can only be adequately apprized from a long term perspective. The historic significance will be written in the future, while the real world reality must be endured today. Partisan politics have become meaningless, and political rhetoric insulting. The propaganda spin machine never stops and the twenty-four hour newspeak cycle never rests. Events march on to perdition, as consumers fill their carts as if tomorrow will never come. The slog continues as people revert to fantasy land and take comfort in their disillusions.
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