Just when I think President George W. Bush’s hypocrisy or madness can’t get any worse he proves me wrong.
On Wednesday, in both an Op Ed column in The Wall Street Journal and an appearance in the White House Rose Garden, Bush told Congress to cut out the pork and balance the budget.
Say what? Where the hell has this guy been for the last six years when Congress loaded up every spending bill it passed with massive pork barrel projects and sent the budget deficits to record levels?
Oh, I forgot. That was a Republican Congress. Now that Democrats are in control, the President whose illegal war in Iraq sent the federal budget deep into the hole and the same President who sat on his butt while Congress spent itself into oblivion funding that war and handing out the pork suddenly wants fiscal responsibility?
American voters may be dumb but they ain’t that dumb.
If just about anyone else sat in the Oval Office at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue you might feel some sympathy but Bush generates too much disgust to feel sorry for him. Besides, my granddaddy always said that if you want sympathy you can find it in the dictionary between shit and syphilis.
Political cartoonists nailed it when they started portraying Bush as Alfred E. Neumann, the “what-me-worry” caricature from Mad Magazine. This man carries clueless to new heights. Next week he will launch a new campaign to send more American troops to their deaths in Iraq, oblivious to an American public that no longer supports his failed and lies-based invasion of that country and seemingly unaware of the fact that even members of his own party will vote against such actions in both the House and Senate.
Bush is no longer just a deer frozen in the middle of the road, mesmerized into a trance by oncoming headlights. He’s a deranged idiot, a mental midget whose frail grasp on reality has long since broken and whose descent into madness continues in front of a disbelieving world that cannot comprehend it is watching a full-phase meltdown of the leader of what was once the greatest nation on earth.
Fellow Republicans call him deranged and delusional. Historians say his acts as President border on criminal. Psychiatrists call him a dry drunk who has lost touch with reality. Things have gotten so bad that a Los Angeles Times editorial likened the White House to an episode of The Twilight Zone and commentator Marty Kaplan suggested it might be time for a military coup to seize power from Bush, ala the movie Seven Days in May, the movie with a screenplay written, ironically, by Twilight Zone creator Rod Serling.
Short of turning the American government over the Pentagon, what do we do about Bush? Some still call for impeachment but the new Democratic leadership of Congress has backed away from that idea and, from a political point of view, impeachment is a pipe dream because the Dems don’t have enough votes in the Senate to convict him anyway.
Yet Bush is far too dangerous to allow him to remain in office for another two years. His detachment from reality increases daily and, with it, his madness. The Constitution allows his removal from office for mental incompetence if enough members of the Cabinet agree but that also is a political impossibility.
Hello, operator? Connect me with the Pentagon.