Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Hide the Kids - Our Dictator's Not Happy

The Republicans control everything - the White House (well, that they stole - twice), the Senate, the House, and thanks to our weak-willed Democratic "moderates" they've filled the judiciary with right-wing nutjobs. It's a one-party State run as a ruthless dictatorship, and since the one party is filled with either Christian extremists or bought-and-paid-for corporate toadies it's not surprising that the American public is growing a little restless.

Despite the idiotic yet mercifully brief frenzy of blue finger waving during the last State of the Union, the situation in Iraq continues to deteriorate and the proposed looting of Social Security hasn't fooled even a foolish, American Idol-addled public. Despite these failures Bush has gotten exactly what he's wanted from a rubber stamp Congress - bills that do nothing to serve the public trust but instead pay off campaign contributors, such as tort "reform" and the utterly cruel bankruptcy bill. The Democrats make small peeps here and there about Iraq, but on the whole they've remained silent or, even worse, supportive of his war of aggression. The Democrats are hardly the worst of this incompetent president's worries.

Yet, who does the dictator of our one-party State blame when his poll numbers are in the tank? You've got it - the powerless, timid, meek little Democrats who control not one branch of government. Bush blasted Democrats last evening at one of his fat-cat fundraisers in the kind of carpet-chewing temper tantrum unseen by the planet since the Red Army closed in on the bunker:

President Bush on Tuesday unleashed his harshest criticism yet on Democrats for thwarting his second-term agenda, demanding they put forward ideas of their own or "step aside" and signaling a more aggressive administration strategy of attack.

With approval ratings the lowest of his presidency and critics suggesting he is already losing political clout, Bush blamed "do-nothing" Democrats for holding up an overhaul of Social Security and delaying votes on his nominees to the federal bench and the United Nations.

The assault highlighted administration frustrations over Democratic tactics, and offered a preview of Republican strategy in the run-up to the 2006 mid-term elections.

"On issue after issue, they (the Democrats) stand for nothing except obstruction," Bush said at the annual President's Dinner, a $23 million fund-raiser attended by Republican leaders, party donors, and a blond porn star and former California gubernatorial candidate named Mary Carey.

Bush said the Democrats, in contrast, were employing a "philosophy of the stop sign" and an "agenda of the road block," and warned: "Political parties that choose the path of obstruction will not gain the trust of the American people."

He issued a challenge to the Democrats: "If leaders of the other party have innovative ideas, let's hear them. But if they have no ideas or policies except obstruction, they should step aside and let others lead."

Isn't that swell? The party that represents half of the population should just "step aside" for our little dictator. Apparently, our history books lied to us - the South really did win the Civil War.

As the 2006 midterms approach, we can look to lots of this GOP swill as they scurry desperately to cast blame for the nightmare they've made of the country. The only wild card is the Democratic response. Will they meekly take these ridiculous, delusional scoldings, or will they fight back?


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