Monday, September 11, 2006

Bush and Every Imaginable Insult

Six years into the Bush administration, the smearing by the left (or fill in a more appropriate word if you disagree with the labeling) includes just about every imaginable insult.

--called a segregationist who yearns to revive Jim Crow.
--compared ad nauseam to Adolf Hitler.
--accused him of being financially entwined with Osama bin Laden.
--presiding over an American gulag.
--being a latter-day Mussolini.
--Howard Dean has proffered the "interesting theory" that the Saudis tipped off Bush in advance about 9/11.
--Ted Kennedy has called the war in Iraq a "fraud" that Bush "cooked up in Texas" for political gain.
--Jim Jeffords has charged him with planning a war in Iran as a strategy to put his brother in the White House.
--Cindy Sheehan has called him a "lying bastard," a "filth spewer," an "evil maniac," a "fuehrer," and a "terrorist" guilty of "blatant genocide".
--Air America Radio, talk show host Randi Rhodes recommended doing to Bush what Michael Corleone, in "The Godfather, Part II," does to his brother. "Like Fredo," she said, "somebody ought to take him out fishing and phuw!"
--In the UK's Guardian, columnist Charlie Brooker issued a plea: "John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald, John Hinckley Jr. -- where are you now that we need you?"
--"Checkpoint," a novel by Nicholson Baker in which two characters discuss the wisdom of shooting the 43rd president. "I'm going to kill that bastard," one character fumes.
--At Chicago's Columbia College, a curated exhibit included a sheet of mock postage stamps bearing the words "Patriot Act" and depicting President Bush with a gun to his head.
--Bush-assassination fashion statements, such as the "KILL BUSH" T-shirts that were on offer last year at CafePress.
--"Death of a President," a new movie about the assassination of George W. Bush.

Liberrals, despite the things you think are worthy of your political posture, have a tough road to walk, given your spokespeople. We can agree to disagree -- that's just politics -- but you will never succeed with the your current leadership and spokespeople.

I think we are all grateful for our Constitution -- that it limits the Presidency to four years and two terms, Senators to six years, and House Reps to two years. Patience is a virture, one those quoted above seem to lack or not understand.

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