site does not take sides in the traditional battles
between "conservatives" and "liberals"
in our country. It is concerned with a threat to both
liberals and genuine conservatives.
Our card deck and web site is devoted to defending American
democracy against an unprecedented attack by the Radical
Right on our electoral system, media, courts, religious
institutions, and government.
political leadership behind this threat is identified
The crony capitalists and parasitic corporations are
featured as diamonds.
The media bullies are clubs.
Finally, the so-called moral leaders are identified
as conservative and using carefully
chosen words to manipulate us, they have drawn
millions of people into a web of deceit that has made
reasonable political discussion almost impossible in
our country. When citizens can no longer discuss politics
reasonably, the foundations of democracy are undermined.
This effort is deliberate.
Radical Right has two major wings, neither of which
are supported by a majority of Americans. This is why
they must rely on deception and fear. The first are
the crony capitalists
and corporations waxing fat on tax payers' money. They
are parasites on our free market economy, growing rich
not by serving consumers but by currying favors and
privileges with government and milking shareholder wealth
from corporations they control. They artfully speak
the language of entrepreneurship and enterprise, all
the time undermining our economy, our incomes, and our
and the Carlyle
Group typify the corporate parasites pretending
to be legitimate businesses. No one better typifies
crony capitalists than George
Bush and Dick
Cheney. Click on these images on our site to
see how and why.
powers of money are allied with the Radical Religious
Right. Claiming to be Christian, they have deceived
countless Americans concerned with the moral well-being
of our nation. But they are strange Christians indeed,
spending more money on politics than charity, more time
manipulating voters than saving souls, a greater focus
on their bank accounts than serving their communities,
more time pursuing power than practicing love. They
know most Americans do not share their goals of establishing
a theocracy on the ruins of our constitutional order,
and so they wrap themselves in the symbols of our country,
make up quotations from our Founding Fathers, and attack
all who disagree with them as unpatriotic and worse.
and Ralph Reed
number among them.
money and influence these two groups wield have been
used to infiltrate many of our core institutions. Not
just churches and the Republican Party, but school boards,
the media, and our basic governmental institutions.
Our deck and this site names names and shows how. Ironically,
for decades many of these people claimed we were deeply
infiltrated by communists. Those charges seem silly
today. But the methods they claimed communists
used are now being used by the Radical Right.
Radical Right is allied with a third group, called "neo-conservatives."
Like the Radical Right, there is nothing conservative
about them. They also repudiate the basic principles
of the American Revolution and the Founding Fathers,
and, infatuated by our military power, would replace
the timeless principles of the Declaration of Independence
with the dream of American hegemony over all the peoples
of the earth. In the name of freedom they take our country
along a road that undermines freedom here while failing
to establish it abroad. Among these men are Bill
Abrams, and Richard
crony capitalists and corporate parasites seek money
and power over our pocketbooks. The Religious Right
seeks power over our lives, and never turns its nose
up at money. The neo-conservatives seek power over other
peoples. For the moment at least, their interests dovetail,
and so our country is at risk.
George Bush Deck of Cards helps identify these people
and organizations, and offers insight as to their character
(or rather, lack of it) and their methods. Our web site
proves our point. Just click on any image you want to
know more about, and we will prove our claims.
site also exists to help you act in defense of America
and its greatest values. Click on letters,
or add a joker
to see how.
more about this threat to America. Click on resources
for links and recommended books. Click on "american
shadow" for short informative essays, with
more links, to give you an over view of who and what
you, and we, are up against.
the most important political struggles need time for
laughs. Without humor we run the risk of turning into
angry withered souls, like so many featured in our deck.
Click on game rules
to learn fun ways to use your George Bush Card
Many Americans have assisted in putting this deck and
site together. The principal parties are Gus diZerega
and Dustin Lambro, vitally assisted by Bryan
Cooper, and Rob Davies. We are grateful to all others
who have helped us as well.
diZerega is a Political
Scientist by training. Along with an academic
career, he has founded and managed a profitable small
business, met a pay roll, and written extensively on
political, environmental, and spiritual issues in the
academic and popular press.
Lambro received a B.A. in Politics from Whitman
College in 2003, where his major academic interests
included American Government and Electoral Campaign
Politics, with a particular emphasis on the politics
of the American South.
entire team at deal-with-it.org is committed to the
defeat of George W. Bush and the Radical Right in 2004.