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 Post subject: BUSH: DELUSIONAL, DUMB, OR BOTH?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 10:29 pm 
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IS BUSH DELUSIONAL, DUMB, OR BOTH? HE TRIES TO SOFT SHOE DURING HARD TIMES

BY MAUREEN DOWD

Everyone here is flummoxed about why the president is in such a fine mood.

The dollar’s crumpling, the recession’s thundering, the Dow’s bungee-jumping and the world’s disapproving, yet George Bush has turned into Gene Kelly, tap dancing and singing in a one-man review called “The Most Happy Fella.”

“I’m coming to you as an optimistic fellow,” he told the Economic Club of New York on Friday. His manner — chortling and joshing — was in odd juxtaposition to the Fed’s bailing out the imploding Bear Stearns and his own acknowledgment that “our economy obviously is going through a tough time,” that gas prices are spiking, and that folks “are concerned about making their bills.”

He began by laughingly calling the latest news on the economic meltdown “a interesting moment” and ended by saying that “our energy policy has not been very wise” and that there was “no quick fix” on gasp-inducing gas prices.

“You know, I guess the best way to describe government policy is like a person trying to drive a car in a rough patch,” he said. “If you ever get stuck in a situation like that, you know full well it’s important not to overcorrect, because when you overcorrect you end up in the ditch.”

Dude, you’re already in the ditch.[/


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 Post subject: Re: BUSH: DELUSIONAL, DUMB, OR BOTH?
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IS BUSH DELUSIONAL, DUMB, OR BOTH? HE TRIES TO SOFT SHOE DURING HARD TIMES

READ MORE AT THE LINK FOR MORE OF BUSH'S WEIRD BEHAVIOR!



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I fear the coming times because the NeoCoNazis are used to being in power. They have yet to say, "The Emperor Has No Clothes." Bush has been this delusional since day one; the illegal wiretaps began before 9/11. He never felt the need to veto anything because with signing statements he told which parts of laws he was going break or ignore.

Prices at the gas pump and grocery store have dissipated the smoke for some but not nearly enough. The shock of the home mortgage crises is ineffective to waking people up since we have gotten used to blaming the victims not the perpetrators; i.e. witness the results of Hurricane Katrina.

We are hip high in crap and the flushing continues. We have mortgaged our future and our integrity for the occupation Iraq. Unless we become willing as a WHOLE COUNTRY to admit our errors, we are doomed to trying to stop an arterial blood spray with a band-aid.

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Bush is happily exacting revenge for the defeat of his father in '92. Plus his masters are tickled with the fast tracking of their plans. It has been the ideal relationship for those who are working for the New World Order.

Cheney has to love him. Cheney's net worth has skyrocketed with his Halliburton options.

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Bush is happily exacting revenge for the defeat of his father in '92.


Bush senior should be thanking Bill Clinton rather than trying extract revenge. H.W. was able to start making truckloads of money four years earlier because he lost in 1992. I cannot think of a single liberal program enacted under Clinton. Under Clinton we got "welfare reform" and involvement in more brushfire wars than ever. The only thing Clinton accomplished that H.W. claimed he wanted to accomplish, but didn't, was a balanced budget. When unbiased critical comparisons of Clinton and the War Chimp administrations are made versus the H.W. administration, I believe we can see more continuity with Clinton than with the War Chimp. The War Chimp while making everyone obscenely rich, has a problem, the current Depression will make those dollars worth just that much less. Bill Clinton was the best Republican president of the twentieth century that just happened to have a D after his name.

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At a dinner on Wednesday, the man who is persona non grata on the campaign trail (except for closed fund-raisers) told morose Republican members of Congress that he was totally confident that “we can retake the House” and “hold the White House.”

“I think 2008 is going to be a fabulous year for the Republican Party!” he said, sounding like Rachael Ray sprinkling paprika on goulash.


It's as though Bush knows a little secret, and is tapping the side of his nose! Maybe he does. Maybe the voting machines have already been primed to give John McCain the election like they were for Bush...twice.

OR he's adjusting to some new meds...whatever, Mad King George thinks he and his dynasty are here to stay.

AND here's another op-ed author, talking about Bush's strange behavior during the making of this ridiculous speech:

[url=http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/15/opinion/15collins.html?em&ex=1205985600&en=7169ced233435650&ei=5087%0A]George Speaks, Badly,
by Gail Collins

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The president squinched his face and bit his lip and seemed too antsy to stand still. As he searched for the name of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia (“the king, uh, the king of Saudi”) and made guy-fun of one of the questioners (“Who picked Gigot?”), you had to wonder what the international financial community makes of a country whose president could show up to talk economics in the middle of a liquidity crisis and kind of flop around the stage as if he was emcee at the Iowa Republican Pig Roast.

We’re really past expecting anything much, but in times of crisis you would like to at least believe your leader has the capacity to pretend he’s in control.


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Our credit markets are foundering, and all we’ve got is a guy who looks like he’s ready to kick back and start the weekend.

This is not the first time Bush’s attempts to calm our fears redoubled our nightmares. His first speech after 9/11 — that two-minute job on the Air Force base — was so stilted that the entire country felt like heading for the nearest fallout shelter. After Katrina, of course, it took forever to pry him out of Crawford, and then he more or less read a laundry list of Goods Being Shipped to the Flood Zone and delivered some brief assurances that things would work out.


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But this economic crisis has been going on for months, and all the president could come up with sounded as if it had been composed for a Rotary Club and then delivered by a guy who had never read it before. “One thing is certain that Congress will do is waste some of your money,” he said. “So I’ve challenged members of Congress to cut the number of cost of earmarks in half.”

Besides being incoherent, this is a perfect sign of an utterly phony speech. Earmarks are one of those easy-to-attack Congressional weaknesses, and in a perfect world, they would not exist. But they cost approximately two cents in the grand budgetary scheme of things. Saying you’re going to fix the economy or balance the budget by cutting out earmarks is like saying you’re going to end global warming by banning bathroom nightlights
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....AND ANOTHER!

At least in the "old days" Bush did attempt to look sad and to even shed a few crocodile tears for those who believed that kind of shit coming from him.

Now, he doesn't even do that!


Bush’s Legacy of Failure

By Robert Scheer

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That idiotic “what me worry?” look just never leaves the man’s visage. Once again there was our president, presiding over disasters in part of his making and totally on his watch, grinning with an aplomb that suggested a serious disconnect between his worldview and existing reality. Be it in his announcement that Iraq was being secured on a day when bombs ripped through that sad land or posed between his treasury secretary and the Federal Reserve chairman to applaud the government’s bailout of a failed bank, George Bush was the only one inexplicably smiling.

Failure suits him. It is a stance he learned well while presiding over one failed Texas business deal after another, and it served him splendidly as he claimed the title of president of the United States after losing the popular, and maybe even the electoral, vote. It carried him through the most ignominious chapter of U.S. foreign policy, from the lies about Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction to an unprecedented presidential defense of torture.

The totally unwarranted assurance was there this week as the once proud dollar fell into the toilet and the debacle of Iraq and Bush’s other failed Mideast policies pushed oil prices to record highs. The Europeans, who didn’t support the U.S. imperial intervention, are doing much better, not having to pay for guarding besieged oil pipelines while U.S. taxpayers are saddled with trillions in future debt, not to mention 4,000 U.S. military deaths and 30,000 U.S. injuries in a war the administration had promised would be paid for with Iraqi oil revenues. Even in Baghdad last week there wasn’t enough oil to keep the lights on for more than a few hours.

But the president is happy because his legacy issue, the war on terror, is intact. No matter that this week the Pentagon was forced to release a report conducted over the last five years that concluded, after surveying 600,000 official Iraqi documents captured by U.S. forces, that there is “no smoking gun” establishing any connection between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaida. The report was so embarrassing that we taxpayers who paid for it were not going to be told of its existence, even though the explosive conclusions were totally declassified, until ABC News forced its posting online.

The network reported that the Pentagon had canceled plans to issue a press release or make it available by e-mail or otherwise online because, as one Pentagon official put it, the study is “too politically sensitive.” Damn right it is—Bush squandered U.S. treasure and lives in an effort that had nothing to do with the infamous attack on America. As for the real war on terror against the real al-Qaida, those folks are very much on the rebound, just where they were before the 9/11 attack, building their bases in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Meanwhile, back on the home front, Wall Street is crumbling, not because of planes crashing into buildings but because the outrageous knaves of finance, freed from the most minimal requirements of public accountability, have been permitted to destroy America’s reputation in the world for financial probity.




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 Post subject: Alfred E. Neuman strikes again
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Of course, my biggest complaint is that I'm reading it here and not on the front page of the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Australian, or the Times. Having gotten that off my chest...

Bush has nothing to lose and a lot of powerful people telling him he's fine. He can't run for re-election and in spite of crimes against humanity he never unzipped his fly so what does he care?

Actually, the world is still in shock over Monica Lewinsky and a guy with a lot of power who got lucky... Wow. That has to be America's most embarrassing moment - not that Clinton upset his wife but that it even made the news. The real question was, how many middle-aged men in positions of power would say "no"? 10%? 20%... maybe? After that 'the Centuries biggest joke' the USA could have voted in Gomer Pyle and the world would have said, "Really?" with no hint of surprise.

However, when George Bush is smiling and things are fine in his world.... RUN FOR COVER cos this guy is no poker player!!!

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Of course, my biggest complaint is that I'm reading it here and not on the front page of the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Australian, or the Times.


TRUE! :roll:


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Again, TRUE! There have been many discussions at this board about the possibility of some young intern doing for Bush what Monica did for Bill, thus leading to Bush's impeachment. (Unfortunately in Bush's America, that's about the only thing a president can be impeached for these days.) We decided Bush was never alone or unobserved. His handlers can't let him be. He has to be monitored at all times, even when he's asleep, much like parents monitor a newborn. :binky:

BUT, also in Bush's America, it's doubtful if the PEOPLE would be INFORMED if there were sexual orgies in the Oval Office every day. AND if they were informed, would they CARE? It's amazing how much Bush and his entourage have already gotten away with! :evil:

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BUT, also in Bush's America, it's doubtful if the PEOPLE would be INFORMED if there were sexual orgies in the Oval Office every day. AND if they were informed, would they CARE? It's amazing how much Bush and his entourage have already gotten away with! :evil:


Of course, these things have happened but are held in reserve when there is a danger that even more horrendous and credible wrongdoing might take a front seat. Darth Cheney also holds them in reserve in case the chimp ever develops a conscience and needs to be brought back into line. A small example, there was and is credible evidence that Condie functions as wife number two; if this had been Blow Job Bill the impeachment vote to convict would have been overwhelming.

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This country is governed by the Likud tribe.

If Bush knows that, he is perfectly fine with it.

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