Saturday, November 12, 2005


Does W actually listen to the words that spew out of his mouth, or is he oblivious? Or, worse, does he actually believe the crap that comes out of his mouth on a regular basis? Personally, I think he's been drinking again -- as evinced by his body language and facial expressions during recent speeches. And so, most likely, the official proclomations coming from the president are the ravings of a crazy drunk, divorced from reality.
That's the only explanation for this bit of crap, quoted courtesy of Eschaton:
"It is deeply irresponsible to rewrite the history of how the war began," Bush said in a Veterans Day speech today to military families at Tobyhanna Army Depot near Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
(Ah. Gotta love it any time my mom's home town gets mentioned in the news.) But... I'd love to know how W thinks anyone but himself is "rewriting" history. Because, to unstring his drunken logic, he seems to be saying that all the claims now that there were never any WMDs and that the intelligence was cooked were inventions that happened sometime after Scooter Libby was indicted. And, well, obviously, that's just bullshit. If anyone is trying to rewrite history, it's W himself. But I guess that' understandable if someone is so drunk off their ass that they can't remember yesterday, so have to make up tomorrow.

Sign of the sea change of the times, though -- most newscasts of W's claims were immediately followed by a sound bite of Ted Kennedy pretty much calling shenanigans and setting the record straight. And that's refreshing. Suddenly, bullshit from the Oval Office isn't being given a free pass in the media outside of FoxNews. Bonus points: Senator Kennedy (who's never pretended to be on the wagon) derided W for turning Veteran's day into a poltical stunt. Nice touch there, sir. Payback, big time, for all the times the Republicans have tried to pull the "playing politics" card when Democrats have raised honest and serious objections to their crap.

Anyway, what we're seeing are the signs of an Administration under siege. Their moderate base is crumbling, the electorate has just given them a big "fuck you" that Diebold couldn't cook, the fundie-loonies are discrediting Bush every time they open their mouths, and there's no telling who will be indicted or forced to resign by the end of the year. Hell, on the news today, they were interviewing old white men in VFW hats -- you know, the ones who usually spout that inane "support the president, my country, right or wrong" crap -- and even they were saying that, basically, they have no use for Bush II anymore.

And W's approval ratings are in the mid-30s. Hint, Georgie-Boy: your approval rating should never be lower than your presidential number, and you're never going to see 43% again. Hell, Osama bin Laden himself could walk into Times Square and scream "Allah Ackbar uiuiuiuiuiuiuiuiui!" before setting off a dirty bomb, and it would only sink you further in the polls.

There's only one honourable way to save your party and your contry, and that is to resign while you still have a tiny shred of dignity left. You and Dick both, get out. Turn the reins over to Condi (ewwww) or (bring back) Colin (yay), and retire to obscurity. Hell, you'd at least escape with the total liberal mindfuck of being responsible for putting the first African-American in the Oval Office. But, as things stand, you've become poison to your own party. You even managed to un-elect a Republican and a Democrat by virtue of their connections to you.

Read the writing on the wall. Mene, mene, tekel, upharsin. If you're really a fundie, you'll know that quote, so I don't need to translate. But let me offer these words to you from one of the world's pre-eminent Islamic poets (from one of my favorite works of poetry):
The moving finger writes and having writ,
Moves on: nor all your piety nor wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a line
Nor all your tears wash out a word of it
Remember that in 2006, when the Democrats re-take the House and Senate and every State House up for grabs. And remember that you're responsible for it. Remember, until the end of your life, that you were the person responsible for swinging that big pendulum of history back from conservative insanity to liberal sanity. Only, this time, I think you've given the thing such a hard push that it won't be swinging back your way for a long, long time.

You, sir, are toast. Get used to it. You're going to be the lamest of lame ducks, from now until January 2009, if not sooner. And there's nothing you can do to change that. Nothing, nothing. Not a thing...

Right on Teo.
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