Two articles to help you understand Bushism
And you should understand it, because it affects all of us, no matter where we are. It is a curse, a regression back to the time when kings (now: corporate Christian plutocracy?)--unaccountable to any law-- ruled the land, and normal people had no say. That is what they want: to restore the authority and legitimacy of the president (king), and an ignorant public that never questions. If you question or oppose Bush policy, you are deemed a traitor; your words and deeds only serve to help the terrorists and hurt the troops. Therefore, the president can break the law and monitor what you say, and there is nothing wrong with exposing your identity if you are an undercover CIA agent and your husband criticizes the president's lies.
In response to Karl Rove's claim that liberals and Democrats have a pre-911 mentality, Senator Feingold--now a hero among many for demanding the censure of the president--said Bush has a pre-1776 mentality. How right were those words!
Here are two articles to help you understand what has been happening since Bush entered office, though Bush is really the culmination of a long term plan. The first is by Gary Hart, a former senator from Colorado who once ran for president; the second is by Kevin Phillips, a former Republican strategist for Nixon who has seen the light.