Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Bush pulls the fear card again

It's that time of the year again, when President Bush pulls out the "I give a shit" speech about America, freedom, security, and lower taxes (not in order of importance, by the way). Bush is pulling the fear card, telling us that "We're at war." I think everything the president says is for his own benefit, to remind himself of what he's saying.

No kidding, Duh-bya. We're in a war you started (and that you cannot seem to finish). We're still not safe from terrorists because you waited too long to go after bin Laden and then you forgot all about him, even though you called for his capture "dead or alive." Thanks for the bon Jovi reference. They're from Jersey, pretty close to Ground Zero.

This even-numbered "I give a shit" year is especially important because it's what is called an "election year." This means some bigshots in Washington are getting antsy about getting ousted. Never fear, the way the districts have been rigged, there isn't much hope for a Democrat revolution. Oh, sure, the Repuglicans will lose a few seats, but nothing to worry about. After all, if there's one thing the Democrats know how to do well, it's losing.

One of my favorite quotes:

"It's not going to happen," spokesman Tony Snow said in a lengthy rebuttal to the Democratic letter (about firing Donald Rumsfeld). "Creating Don Rumsfeld as a bogeyman may make for good politics but would make for very lousy strategy at this time."

Yep, this administration is certainly the experts when it comes to lousy strategy. As they say, "It takes one to know one." Just look at anything they've done. Is anything better now than before they went and changed it?