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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Presidential criticism

You'd think, in the last year of an administration, the president would keep a steady hand and try not to rile the waters. But that's not happening here. Two comments by George W. Bush have angered a lot of people.

Will Bunch and Keith Olbermann have a lot to say about this: Olbermann on Bush's interview with Politico.com, including the comment that he's had to give up golfing out of respect for the mothers of dead soldiers, Mr. President, the war isn’t about you — or golf.
President Bush has resorted anew to the sleaziest fear-mongering and mass manipulation of an administration and public life dedicated to realizing the lowest of our expectations. And he has now applied these poisons to the 2008 presidential election, on behalf of the party at whose center he and John McCain lurk.
...You, Mr. Bush, let their sons and daughters be killed. Sir, to show your solidarity with them you gave up golf? Sir, to show your solidarity with them you didn't give up your pursuit of this insurance-scam, profiteering, morally and financially bankrupting war.

Bunch reacted to Bush's speech to the Knesset, where he charged Democratic leaders (meaning Obama)with 'appeasement': President Bush committed political treason today.
And you, Mr. Bush, are the leader of us all. To use a diplomatic setting on foreign soil to score a cheap political point at home is way beneath your office, way beneath your country, and way beneath the people you serve. You have been handed an office once uplifted to great heights by fellow countrymen from Washington to Lincoln to Roosevelt to Eisenhower, and have plunged it so deeply into the Karl-Rove-and-Rush-Limbaugh-fueled world of political destruction and survival of all costs that have lost all perspective -- and all sense of decency.
Tough words.

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3 Comments:

  • Our Presidend is 100% right on the money. Too many in this country have absolutely no idea what they are talking about. My mother is a Holocaust Survivor. Her parents were killed in front of her in Auschwitz in the crematoriums. You do not “negotiate” with people who want to blow countries “off the map”. You do not have “a dialogue” with people who deny the genocide of 6 million Jews and 7 million Catholics and other political prisoners. That is not in the “negotiable category” and it is entirely naive to think otherwise. Bush’s points were powerful and true and that is why the liberal appeasers of our great nation are scrambling like mad to discredit his statements to the detriment of us all. In their arrogance, their thirst for power, and pride filled blindness they relentlessly endanger the lives of every American including their own. Period

    By Anonymous peggy, at 11:14 AM  

  • I see Olberman remains afflicted with infantile verbosis.
    Prognosis: terminal

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:55 PM  

  • great post

    By Anonymous Mike, at 11:38 AM  

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