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The increasing madness of King George

By Doug Thompson
January 4, 2007

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.

51 Responses to The increasing madness of King George

  1. Bill Robinson

    January 4, 2007 at 4:32 pm

    No surrender to France, they never win. Let’s declare war on Vietnam again and surrender. They know how to win.
    This is Bush’s Tet Offensive, his Battle of the Bulge, his last gasp for Victory and attempt to justify that grandstand play with the tight flight suit on the deck of the aircraft carrier and the banner that read “Mission Accomplished”
    When this fails, if the Congress allows it to happen (and I suspect that they won’t have the guts to stop it–for I believe that they are filled with hot air rhetoric, and their hands are already grabbing all they can as fast as their greed allows[what,me a skeptic?])I forsee a Bush retreating to the Crawford Ranch much more often, Cheney more and more in obvious control of the government, and general stalemate in Congress. Not a pretty scenario, but I’m moving to Asia to watch their fireworks close up and ours at a distance. Perhaps I can get a more objective perspective from afar…

  2. Anthny

    January 4, 2007 at 4:33 pm

    All the reading this week about Ford pardoning Nixon and cutting deals in the back rooms. The conclusion is that the Demo’s have been screwed by the Repub’s.
    These deals screwed Clinton after he let slide GHW Bush off on the Iran-Contra scam.
    Clinton not being very honest in many of his dealings was at least trying to get things done for America. This is of course my own opinion about Clinton and his gang of theives, but at least he had balenced the budget and many people were working.
    And that being said what else can be said and done but keep us making money. The Repubs spent millions of dollars with there bullshit investagations of White Water and whatever Clinton’s did while governer of Arkansas.
    Politics are a dirty game and the Repubs showed there true colors through and through when it came to sticking to the deals that they broke with the Dems.
    Personally I think we should dredge up the Iran-Contra scandel and the Savings and Loan scandel, and every scandel the Repubs have gotton away with since they have been in power.
    So as American’s we should look very closely at the violations of the CONSTITUTION wheather by Dems or Repubs there have been direct violations of this document. And of course IMPEACHMENT is on my table, looking directly at the outing of Palme, that was ignored during this past year of lies and distortations.

  3. Joe simple

    January 4, 2007 at 4:33 pm

    That would be a chicken race to see. Trying to beat the french to a quick surrender!

  4. Blitz Carthey

    January 4, 2007 at 4:44 pm

    I think the next President needs to borrow a page from President Ford’s book and begin his/her inaugural speech with, “My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over…”

  5. JimZ

    January 4, 2007 at 4:50 pm

    You’ve got to wonder just how long the U.S. military will just sit and take orders from Bu$h and Cheney. They’re about ready to get “stabbed” again over Iraq when Bu$h will make Casey the current scapegoat over the Iraq debacle. Casey claims he is doing what he thought Bu$h wanted him to do. How much of this will our military take?

    At least recently some retired generals started speaking out. They need to speak louder and longer. Obviously nobody is listening to the general population, except for the 30% of us that are still moron-bots.

  6. Steve Horn

    January 4, 2007 at 5:12 pm

    ya’all been reading my blog? Dang folks – I’ve been saying this for weeks!

  7. Ray

    January 4, 2007 at 5:35 pm

    Did you know that all the money consfigated from wage earners illegally just goes to service the debt owed to the federal reserve. The fed prints money from thin air, then loans it to the government and WE pay the interest on the money from nothing. Nice racket they set up in the new deal.

    Bush is untouchable, above the law. He appointed the judges and they owe him. Bush passed the laws that prevent his indictment for war crimes, past and future. He IS EVIL and he IS DANGEROUS. The next two years are not going to be any better, likely worse, much worse.

    Ray

  8. whosthatknockinonmydoor

    January 4, 2007 at 6:04 pm

    Where’s Oswald when you really need him?

  9. Gerald Sutliff

    January 4, 2007 at 6:10 pm

    Dear Doug, if I remember correctly impeachment of Tricky Dick was not a sure thing until after the hearings converted enough Senate R’s to pass the word that they were going to vote in favor. I say let the hearing begin. That will happen when we D’s find our spine. Here’s hoping.

  10. Fred P

    January 4, 2007 at 6:38 pm

    “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.”

    I suspect that if Congress bothers to do real investigation and Impeachment proceedings, Bush’s ratings will be low enough that a significant percentage of Republicans (those up for re-election in 2008) will seriously consider conviction.

    In any case, I think that Impeachment is the right thing to do. The only other options to get him out of office are either waiting 2 years, convincing him to resign, or illegal.

  11. Jeffrey Bennett

    January 4, 2007 at 7:11 pm

    First of all, Mr. (They don’t call him ‘Dick’ for nothing) Cheney has already been ruling the roost. You don’t really think Waldo could dream up this stuff on his own – do you?

    Secondly, Impeachment? Congress has already shown that they don’t have the guts to folow through, so what makes you think that it would fly this time? By the time it would come to fruition, Junior may have already departed for Paraguay, where many former Nazi’s may have found shelter. Hahahahahaha! God save us all from this insanity.

  12. JimZ

    January 4, 2007 at 7:29 pm

    Is it possible for Bu$h to pardon himself before he leaves office? I’m sure Dick Cheney thinks he has that power. Nobody has tried it yet but watch and see if he doesn’t get impeached, Bu$h pre-pardons himself, DC, Rumsfield, and the whole “family”. Watch the Dems just cry and let it all go away…

  13. Joe Lawrence

    January 4, 2007 at 7:31 pm

    Turn the Executive Office over to the pentagon? Really?

    If you think Bush and Pat Robertson are nuts, you should stand back and take a closer look at the Pentagon staff. Two more years of these present traitors are far preferable to a nightmare scenario of martial law.

    Then, truly, our Constitution would become a “scrap of paper.”

    On a related subject, does anyone know why Tony Snow is never asked, by our friends in the media, about the 104-acre “embassy” in Iraq, or the detention camps being built right here in the USA?

  14. Wayne K Dolik

    January 4, 2007 at 7:50 pm

    Can you impeach someone who was never elected in the first place?

  15. RSW

    January 4, 2007 at 8:18 pm

    Balance the budget? Pork? (Beans?) Let’s see, now. One, maybe two, three. Vetos I mean. Last six years? Something like that? I wonder how many presidential (yes, with a lower case p) pens will be emptied on vetos in the coming two.

  16. Kent Shaw

    January 4, 2007 at 8:20 pm

    It could play out like this. Remember that Ford pardoned Nixon not just for things we knew he did but for things that he may have done that had not yet come to light. SO… Bush pardons Cheney and the rest of his staff for known and unknown offenses. Then Bush resignes, making Cheney the president. Cheney pardons Bush for known and unknown offenses. And yes, the Dems do nothing. BECAUSE THEY ARE ALL IN ON THE DEAL. And yes, a military coup would be disastrous, even though in the past I have myself suggested that as a solution. But that was before I realized that much of the top brass are not evangelical christians. We’re screwed, blued, and tattooed any way you look at it. Maybe I should move to Paraguay.

  17. Kent Shaw

    January 4, 2007 at 8:23 pm

    I meant to say ” … much of the top brass are NOW evangelical christians.” Geeeeez… “now” changes the whole meaning. NOW, I meant to say NOW.

    mumble… mutter…

  18. Sandy Price

    January 4, 2007 at 8:49 pm

    We apparently have some good thinkers on this blog. Impeachment is out! It would look like a reaction to Clinton’s impeachment. what I would like to see is a full-blown investigation on all information before, during and after 9/11 including those French memos that they had to prove Bush knew about 9/11 long before it happened. If we can prove without a shadow of a doubt that Bush was responsible for all 3000 deaths, we could request that he, Cheney and Rice simply pack up a go away or face criminal charges. We do not need any more violence over this issue.

    Mob rule is not the answer and our Pentagon may have been also involved in 9/11 and are better left alone.

    Let’s bring his crap to a halt! We have bills to pay and some healing to do. We have some new ideas for government to debate. Don’t forget “Our Campaign for America.”

  19. Janice Voss-Crosby

    January 4, 2007 at 9:13 pm

    I believe anyone doing what Bush is doing has to be crazy. However, if there is actual, solid proof – behavior in private, etc., then maybe it’s time to show it to the public. If the man is certifibly insane, then lets produce the goods and cart him off to the big house.

  20. JimZ

    January 4, 2007 at 9:16 pm

    In response, to Janice, be sure to take the nuke keys away from him ASAP before we cart him off…

  21. JimZ

    January 4, 2007 at 9:17 pm

    In response to Janice, how do we take the nuke keys away from him before we cart him off (like taking the keys away from a drunk… only worse!).

  22. karmafriend

    January 4, 2007 at 9:26 pm

    The Comic Karmic Dream

    His Majesty chokes on a pretzel and due to a lack of oxygen to his pea brain he is “officially” declared a vegetable.

    Cheney is led from his bunker to be sworn, but do to his fear of “sunshine” he has a massive heart attack and is unable to serve.

    Hello President Pelosi!

  23. Kent Shaw

    January 4, 2007 at 9:49 pm

    I’d lay even odds that Cheney has already had a heart replacement during one of his many extended visits to “undisclosed locations”.

    What we need is a public debate between Keith Olberman and GWB. That could prompt a public Bush mental meltdown AND a massive Cheney heart attack or stroke. Not that I would wish anyone ill or anything.

  24. Miss Grace

    January 4, 2007 at 10:55 pm

    Doug,

    I would cancel that call to the Pentagon if I were you.

    Surely you haven’t forgotten the false flag operation of 9/11.

    They Pentagon would triple our taxes and outsource running of the country to the likes of Halliburton and The Carlyle Group. Schools would be turned into weapons plants and your Grandma would be folding bandages.

    I, too, would like nothing more than to see impeachment of the Evil Emperor. But sometimes you have to pick your battles. Restoration of the balance of power is critical in the coming months. A bitter impeachment fight will polarize the parties and bring Congress to a standstill. Right now, Congress needs to effectively deal with other problems.

    To truly effect change, you would have to nail both Bush and Cheney. That could take a year or more, and cost the taxpayers a few zillion dollars. Then, they would claim the God-given power to pardon each other.

  25. cometsaresperm

    January 4, 2007 at 11:59 pm

    I’ve always wondered how the men of the Roman Senate could allow Caligula to put his horse in charge and do nothing about it. Now I know how.

  26. SEAL

    January 5, 2007 at 12:34 am

    Here’s an idea: announce to the world that if the Iraqis will stop fighting for 30 days, we will packup our toys and leave. Of course they would have wait til we left to start killing each other again. If they really want us to leave, they would do it.

    Then we could move all the troops and equipment to Afganistan where they are really needed to help harvest the poppy fields.

  27. John Hanks

    January 4, 2007 at 3:34 pm

    Many die. None resign. He never would have been elected without a lot of oil money, and he might have resigned after 911 if it wasn’t for all the money.

    Now my nephew is doing combat patrols in the great sandbox.

  28. mewman

    January 4, 2007 at 3:36 pm

    the problem with impeachment is simple-what would be worse for America to survive the next 2 years,trying to get by with bush now that there is a chance for checks and balances,or let the vp into the oval office?the idea of the vp in charge is the only thing that scares me more than bush.as a nation it seems we are trapped into running out the clock,and hope there is something left after the evil ones are gone…

  29. Michael

    January 4, 2007 at 3:40 pm

    They will never impeach Bush. He has family values??..Hes a good little christian?? Right??

  30. Amidala

    January 4, 2007 at 3:47 pm

    mewman – remember, Bush is only a heartbeat away from the Presidency….

  31. Donald Isenman

    January 4, 2007 at 3:48 pm

    In my view he is doing exactly what his backers paid him to do: strengthen the military industrial governmental-complex, with it’s vast corporate backing, so that it becomes impervious to ordinary citizen demands for social benefits. Not that your personal observations aren’t well taken; he knows he only has to continue two more years, in a trance if necessary, and then he’ll be home free and rich for life! And he beat his dad to boot.

  32. Teresa

    January 4, 2007 at 3:50 pm

    Mewman is correct. We are in a spiral of no-return due to their being a madman as President, and a power-hungry Hitler as his VP. No way out of this mess without removing both of them from office.
    I see more woe for the USA……

  33. Manuel

    January 4, 2007 at 4:07 pm

    I do not think that the vp is a bad trade for replacing the idiot that is already there. why you ask? as investigations begin and as information is gathered and as crimes are made clear the bumbling idiot and his vp clone from gerald ford, kissinger, idiot I, and rumsfeld, will be indicted. there is no way that an investigation will not reveal crimes against the constitution and humanity by idiot II and that drone of a vp who do not speak anymore. let investigations begin and i assure you both will not only be in hot water, but they will be asking for someone to carry “ice trays to hell” to quench their thirsts. the question that is on mymind is now that Germany has begun to call for investigation of rumsfeld, can we actually find the silo that he now calls home. is his new silo in utah, nevada, idaho, or one of the secret prisons that this rogue administration sanctioned?

  34. Richard Gatto

    January 4, 2007 at 4:10 pm

    Maybe Congress could declare war on France, then surrender, and let them rule the U.S. for the next two years till we kick them out. Anything has got to be better then Bush!

  35. whatever

    January 4, 2007 at 4:28 pm

    I pray everyday for a military coup and it ain’t that far away! Check out TBR news some time. I wonder how Bush feels when he is speaking in front of millions of people on national television knowing that most of them hate and despise his every fiber of being?

  36. Ruth Benderall

    January 5, 2007 at 1:07 am

    Mr George Walker Bush was NEVER elected (as all of us know; or should know).

    The reason why he will never listen to anyone is this:
    his one and only allegiance and faithfulness is to Skull & Bones.
    What the “they” of that bloody organization tell him to do, he will do.
    Nothing more; nothing less.

    This is also why he could say that the Constitution of the United States is “just a piece of paper”.
    Which it, indeed, is to the puppet-masters.

    And get this: when “they” have had enough of mr G.W. Bush, he will be forced to “resign” (probably “abdicate”, the way mr Bush sees his role).
    Congress (currently with a democratic party majority) has no NO SAY in that procedure.

    Therefore: impeachment is absolutely ridiculous: it takes too long (timewise); it costs too much money and energy; and: it will NOT get mr Bush off his throne.
    Ms Nancy Pelosi was/is correct, when she said that “impeachment is not an issue” (or words to that extent).

    In other words: all we can do is hope that any day soon the people, who really rule the waves, want mr G.W. Bush out.

    Thank you.
    Ruth Benderall

  37. SEAL

    January 5, 2007 at 1:10 am

    Perhaps I should explain:
    Our military is under orders to leave the Poppy/heroin industry alone. What I am told is it is the only industry the country has. To shut it down would be disaster for the Afgan economy. Since we ran the Taliban out it has flourished to an all time high under our protection. That means the warlords are in control. As in Iraq, the so called government is a purple fingered joke.

    If you want to know what is really going on, have someone who speaks the language talk to the boots on the ground. You have to be one of them. They don’t trust civilians. And, everyone who has ever blown the whistle has wound up dead or in Levenworth. Even the man who created the SEALs, my old boss, wound up in prison just because he theatened.

  38. Kent Shaw

    January 5, 2007 at 1:53 am

    The farmers growing the poppies receive but a pittance. We could buy them off for a couple billion a year and eliminate a major part of the drug problem here that costs us something like 40 billion a year to fight. Its win-win; the farmers get a big increase in pay for stopping production and we could cut our “war on drugs” budget by a third. HAHAHAHAHAHA. Yeah, right, like THATS ever going to happen.

    As for Nancy Pelosi and impeachment being off the table. What would you expect? She is a member of the billionaire’s club. She probably has more personal wealth than GWB himself. I wonder how much of Carlyle she owns.

  39. Kent Shaw

    January 5, 2007 at 2:04 am

    PS – If you think my idea of buying off the Afghan farmers is a bit far fetched, I would remind you that for decades we have been giving the Egyptians a couple billion a year to be nice to the Israelis. The “buy off” is a proven method. And cheap.

  40. marblex

    January 5, 2007 at 3:04 am

    gawd you people are so uninformed! the entire world banking system would collapse if the tide of so-called illegal” drugs was ever stemmed or, worse for them, drugs were finally legalized as they should be.

    Drug money is all that keeps them alfoat. They will never stop until they have it all or until their grandchildren are hanging from lampposts to put an end to this capitalistic madness.

  41. Offred

    January 5, 2007 at 3:04 am

    Dear Doug: I hope you do a very special rant against the latest assault on our civil liberties, in terms of the latest news on George W. Bush’s scrutiny of our mail. The man is mad to control. He wants total authority and believe it’s his God-given right to do so. He needs to be un-annointed and put in his place.

  42. jennifer brockmeyer

    January 5, 2007 at 3:28 am

    Ray, you are absolutely right. bush is untouchable.
    Tonight on NBC, he can now open all of our personal mail……….nothing is private anymore, nothing is scared, literally God help us all from this insanity!
    Please read on rense.com This Savage Nation by J. Bruce Campbell, it’s excellent.
    Thank you for your insight.
    Jennifer

  43. jennifer

    January 5, 2007 at 3:51 am

    I meant “sacred” not scared…but I feel we all should be scared the way things are happening daily, eroding away ALL of our rights…the X-ray camps for dissents, like many of us all are, are going to fill up soon, if we don’t stop this madness!

  44. Paolo

    January 5, 2007 at 4:31 am

    Hi Doug,

    My only question is whether Mad King George will deliberately start a war on Syria or Iran this year. Of course, the war would have to be spun on false pretenses: maybe a “false flag” operation like the Gulf of Tonkin. Or a drummed up accident like the Maine in Havana harbor. Or a new Pearl Harbor, like the first one in which we knew the hit was coming, but wanted to make sure it was just bloody enough to get the country up to war-whooping fanaticism. Or the false-flag 9-11 operation (I know you don’t agree with me on that one–but give it time, and you’ll see the light). My prediction: an attack on one of our ships in the Persian Gulf leads to a bombing run against either Tehran or the Bushehr nuclear facilities. From there, it spins into an Iranian attack on American-backed Iraq, and all hell breaks loose. Bush gets to pretend he’s a gallant war Prez, takes a few testosterone injections, and orders all-out, emergency deployment to the Middle East. The draft begins again.
    The only question: will it play? Are Americans stupid enough to buy into it?
    That, my friend, is an open question….

  45. jennifer

    January 5, 2007 at 4:58 am

    On the View, Rosie had James Brolin on and she was talking about how much she thought of his wife “Barbara”, an outspoken person concerning Bush. He, out of the blue, told everyone on live TV to pull up http://www.911weknow.com
    Hopefully, lots of people pulled up this web-site, and what they had as a feeling, will finally “dawn” on them, too.
    Bush was/is/will be dangerous to us all, who know the truth!
    See the light, Doug please.

  46. Kent Shaw

    January 5, 2007 at 6:42 am

    Remember the story in the mainstream a couple weeks back that appeared for a day or two and then disappeared, wherein some people in TX were disassembling a nuke and very nearly averted an accidental detonation? I’m pretty paranoid at this point. Those guys are pros. What if they were set up and only through exceptional skill were able to avoid catastrophe. What do you suppose would have happened had that bomb exploded? Do you think it would have been blamed on “the terrace”. Do you think it would have been used as an excuse to attack… whomever? I fully expect a “Gulf of Tonkin” in the Persian Gulf. Apparently there have been several “near miss” incidents at the Pantex company, near Amarillo, TX, which among other functions, disassembles obsolete nuclear bombs. Nice, eh?

    Pantex Operator Fined For Warhead Accidents

    By JEFF NESMITH

    Cox News Service
    Friday, December 15, 2006
    WASHINGTON — An accident that occurred as a decades-old nuclear warhead was being dismantled at the government’s Pantex facility near Amarillo, Texas, could have caused the device to detonate, a nonprofit organization charged Thursday.

  47. SEAL

    January 5, 2007 at 7:20 am

    The one, and I think most obvious, thing that has not been suggested is for the new congress to take away Bush’s power to to declare war.

    The founders set up a system whereby only the people (through their elected representatives) could take this nation to war. The last congress changed that, giving Bush the power to act all by himself. Now that they have the majority in both houses, return us to the constitution and show Bush it isn’t just a goddamn piece of paper.

  48. Sandy Price

    January 5, 2007 at 2:55 pm

    I receive and send a lot of emails in my daily life and wonder what would happen if we all cc’d them to Bush? I thought about fowarding all the crap I receive as junk mail to the white house too. I would probably be sent to prison if I did it.

  49. remoran

    January 6, 2007 at 1:55 am

    Doing Iran will be W’s ultimate “triumph” because he has the ear of God and don’t you forget it. Two more years of Bush could mean the end of this country as we know it. Fascism is alive and well under the auspices of the most corrupt, evil and incompetetent administration in history.

  50. John Oliver Mason

    January 7, 2007 at 7:33 pm

    I agree, we have to get Bush out NOW! But a military coup, that’s bad news. If Congress doesn’t want to deal with impeachment, and the military shouldn’t it is up to US to remove him. We’ll find a way.

  51. John M Russell

    January 13, 2007 at 11:35 pm

    Maybe I’m naive, but what would happen if we Bushie-phobics just quit paying all taxes until the last American soldier was out of Iraq ? Surely there aren’t jails enough