Well, pathetic, moronic and loser are nothing new, but Georgie-boy better get used to the terms “neutered” and “lame duck” being associated with him as well. Hell, maybe “infectious disease” is appropriate, given that none of his republican cohorts wanted to campaign with him, and those that he did campaign for lost their momentum, and in most instances, the race altogether.
And if there is one thing that we have all learned from the thumpin’ that Bush and the republicans took, it is that they will certainly go kicking and screaming into irrelevancy. Take the hot steaming pile of bipartisanship that Bush has served up this past week or so – whether it be trying to ram the nomination of Bolton through Congress, or by re-nominating the most controversial judicial candidates, or by telling the Democrats (and much of the country) to piss off regarding the redeployment of troops from Iraq as some of the more egregious examples.
The “schadenfreude” part of me that wants to see him crash and burn in the most degrading and demoralizing way is really starting to shine through (even more so), now that it is more and more likely that his out of the mainstream ideas won’t get through, and how his administration’s power is waning by the minute.
Neutered is a word that I think is the best descriptive though as he can now kiss goodbye the dismantling of the social security system, as well as much of the “unitary executive” principles which ruled the past 6 years. Say what you want about the Democrats impeaching or not impeaching, but the days of the rubber stamp republican Congress are gone.
Let’s just see him try to veto minimum wage bills, stem cell research bills, bills restoring the Bill of Rights, bills fixing the Medicare debacle, strengthening the health care system or tax cuts for the middle class. And let’s just see how many of these activist and extremist judges get confirmed. Or advance that
class warfare, er, “compassionate conservative” agenda. Get used to hearing “lame duck” and “embattled” in front of your name. The “decider”? ha—maybe deciding whether prison stripes or the orange jumpsuit will look better, but that is about it.
“Loser” is pretty much the word that sums up the life and experiences of our so-called-fearless leader. Oh sure, having “guv’ner”, “preznit” and “commander-in-chief” as part of your resume may look good to you, but when none of it was earned and pretty much all of it was either a failure or a disaster.
Even on Iraq, the one thing that scared everyone into believing the most absurd of lies, and giving up many of their freedoms, the overwhelming consensus is one of anger, mistrust, frustration and displeasure. And nothing screams “loser” than a chorus of 69% of the population:
Americans' approval of President Bush's handling of Iraq has dropped to its lowest level , increasing the pressure on the commander in chief to find a way out after nearly four years of war.
Of those surveyed in the latest Associated Press-Ipsos poll, 31 percent approved of his handling of Iraq, days after voters registered their displeasure at the polls by defeating Republicans across the board and handing control of Congress to the Democrats. The previous low in AP-Ipsos polling was 33 percent, in both June and August.
Thirty one percent. That pretty much sums up “neutered loser”.
But not as much as evidence of everyone running screaming at the sound of your name. as BarbinMD points out in her recommended diary the front page of the Washington Post has party insiders saying “Bush who?”. And while the author of the article was still playing kissy-face with the administration, I want to point out how quickly everyone is abandoning ship – people that were instrumental to
buying, er bribing, er stealing, er helping the ascent to Top Dog. From Kenneth Adelman a former Reagan administration official and onetime member of the Iraq war brain trust:
Adelman has broken with the Bush team. He had an angry falling-out with Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld this fall. He and Cheney are no longer on speaking terms. And he believes that "the president is ultimately responsible" for what Adelman now calls "the debacle that was Iraq."
Not that he should be let off the hook himself, it just adds to the chorus of terrorist sympathizers who would sooner eat glass than be associated with our strong and resolute leader. You have Newt and Arlen, Powell’s lieutenants such as Richard Haass, Richard L. Armitage, Carl W. Ford Jr. and Lawrence B. Wilkerson all calling bullshit. Not to mention the litany of top military officials who are sounding off. Hell, there is talk (long overdue due to his crimes and treasonous acts) of turdblossom taking a hike soon.
Oh, and while we are at it, there is chief neocon William Kristol predicting the pending crumbling support by republicans for
stay the course er, whatever it is that the Iraq disgrace isn’t being called now.
The wheels are rapidly coming off. The George W. Bush presidency has been cemented as a total and complete failure – a full two years before it officially will end. And when it comes to “moronic”, well one never has to wait too long or be disappointed for the next example. Like this one about the lessons of Vietnam:
Mr. Bush says Vietnam does offer lessons; one of which, he says, is, "We'll succeed unless we quit."
Close to the all time most moronic thing uttered by Boy Wonder, but I think this one still takes the cake:
"By now it should be clear that authoritarian rule is not the wave of the future," said Bush. "We want that democracy in Lebanon to succeed, and we know it cannot succeed so long as she is occupied by a foreign power."
As Bart Simpson always said, “the ironing is delicious”. Have fun hurtling towards irrelevancy. I’ll make some popcorn and settle into my comfy chair. This should be fun to watch.