Bushists gain from not having to win elections -- from voter
suppression, falsified counting, and Democratic aquiescence. The
third rail is there, but it is not electrified.
Some Bushists still have to win elections, or the destruction of
Social Security might be a sure thing. Perhaps there are some Bushist
politicians who do not envision an impoverished American populace, but
with all the phony war, false imprisonment, torture, etc., they must
be confused inside, whether to give people Social Security or hold
their heads under water until they think they will drown.