Progressive Democrat Issue 112: THOUGHTS
Meanwhile, Bush travels to Latin America and is greeted by this: (from BBC News)
In Brazil, more than 10,000 protesters (according to BBC news) turned out in the capital of Sao Paulo to protest the arrival of America's appointed President, Georgoe Bush. I wonder if our good friend, Francis Holland, is participating :-)
This is a time when world opinion is solidly against America. This is dramatically show by a recent poll that showed that people view America as marginally MORE destabilizing a force than North Korea and only slightly less destabilizing than Iran. To the world, America is part of the Axis of Evil.
This is played out in Latin America as well. In Venezuela, Bolivia and Ecuador, strongly anti-American, socialist presidents have been elected by democratic vote and are extremely popular. Throughout Latin America, including in Brazil, Peru and Chile, leftist governments have been voted into office. In Nicaragua Daniel Ortega, the boogie man of the Reagan era, has been elected President.
We are not popular in the world, not even in our own backyard. Brazil President Lula's own party is protesting Bush's arrival!
But I am not so worried about this trip. Sure people hate us in Latin America thanks to Bush's stupid and insane foreign policy. But at least he isn't visiting Chile. The president of Chile is a women. And we know what kind of creepy groping Bush is known for when meeting a woman head of state:
At least we are spared a similar groping incident in Chile, at least on this trip.
Meanwhile, related to the same embarassing Bush trip, there's a great story on dKos about Mayan priests in Guatamala who plan to purify a sacred Mayan site after President Bush visits and are calling his visit an "offense for the Mayan people and their culture."
What deep revulsion Bush invokes worldwide!
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TABLE OF CONTENTS:
MEDIA ACTION: Taking on Ann Coulter's Hate Speech
NATIONAL ACTION TO GET US OUT OF IRAQ
NY STATE FOCUS: Getting us out of Iraq!
NYC GROUPS AND EVENTS
MIDWEST GROUPS AND EVENTS
NEW JERSEY FOCUS
NEW JERSEY GROUPS AND EVENTS
VIRGINIA FOCUS: Getting us out of Iraq!
VIRGINIA GROUPS AND EVENTS
CALIFORNIA FOCUS: Gettingus out of Iraq!
CALIFORNIA GROUPS AND EVENTS