Tuesday, October 03, 2006

If Balls Were Brains, Bush Would Be Einstein

Anne Richards once remarked that the first President Bush couldn't help that he was born with a "silver foot in his mouth." If only she had known what was coming down the pike. The current Bush incarnation seems to have both feet in his, and I assure you that it is not an easy trick to accomplish when one's head is lodged firmly up one's own ass. Today our esteemed leader actually had the audacity to say that Democrats couldn't be trusted to hold the reins of Congress.

Did he not read the newspaper today?

I guess not. So let's take a moment and recount the glorious tales of our rein holding Republican Congressional leaders.

1) In 5 years they pull off an astonishing fiscal feat and transform a $236,200,000,000 budget surplus into a $318,300,000,000 budget deficit.

2) Within a week of one another, Senators Burns and Allen in full view of the media publicly utter racist remarks. If only it was a comedy sketch.

3) House Majority Leader Tom DeLay is indicted on two counts of alleged money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering, and ultimately resigns his seat.

4) Representative Duke Cunningham resigns from the House after pleading guilty to accepting at least $2.4 million in bribes and underreporting his income for 2004.

5) Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott on the occasion of Strom Thurmond's 100th birthday proclaims, "I want to say this about my state: When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We're proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn't have had all these problems over all these years, either." Thurmond ran for 1948 on the Dixiecrat ticket, a movement that promoted segregation. Lott subsequently resigned his leadership position.

6) Ohio Senator Mike DeWine runs a campaign ad that shows the airplanes flying into the World Trade Center on 9/11. Besides being incendiary, the footage is also shown to be doctored.

7) Florida Representative Mark Foley resigns from the House of Representatives after he sends sexually explicit e-mails to an underage Page.

So let's recap here: Fiscal Mismanagement, Racism, Accepting Bribes, Using National Tragedy To Win An Election and Sexual Misconduct. And these all happened within the last 6 years!

And then of course there's Iraq, Afghanistan, stem-cells, flag burning amendments, defense of marriage acts, and Katrina.

About a year ago, I wrote to President Bush and told him that his actions could only lead one to conclude that he was either a) stupid or b) a liar. I even asked him which it was, but he declined to choose a response.

Perhaps it is because I failed to include a third option: Delusional


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You may be a Bush-bashing environmental wacko leftist with a liberal agenda and a lack of understanding about all the good the Republicans are doing for the economy (housing!--plenty of million dollar homes being built! jobs! -- lots of minimum wage work out there to keep people too busy and impoverished to complain!), but I gotta tell you...you are absolutely correct in your assessment of the current political situation once again. Funny how you are able to just tell the truth and it is terrifying to anyone who is paying attention.

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