I’ve been thinking all week about what I wanted to write about President Bush and his current crop of problems. Quite frankly, Bush has found himself in such hot water so often that I’ve hardly known where to begin. Needless to say, it hasn’t been a good couple of weeks for the President. He’s been caught spying on the American public. He’s had to reverse his position on the use of torture by American forces and support the McCain Detainee Amendment (which would essentially ban the use to torture techniques by American forces). His bid to allow his rich buddies in the oil industry to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska has been thwarted (for now). The Patriot Act, which is largely what Bush has used to justify his actions as the new American king, has not been universally accepted and has not been renewed to the extent that Bush was pushing for. Iraq remains his uniquely deserved albatross.
One would like to believe that Americans are waking up to the reality of who and what our President is. Personally, I don’t think so. Bush has made a lot of mistakes in the past year, and a lot of stuff has come back to haunt him, but he has another three years to cover his ass. That’s more than enough time to sweep some things under the rug. For one thing, he has a large Conservative media machine in place to support him and his policies (Fox News, Conservative talk-radio, etc), which not only preaches to the converted but has managed to intimidate the mainstream media into under-reporting our imperious leader’s covert war on the American people. The Democrats are throwing around the word “impeachment,” but few believe that’s ever going to happen. Republicans may be increasingly frustrated with President Bush and they may be balking at some of the things they might have previously gone along with, but they’re not going to let their boy be impeached.
So. Where to begin? What to report? Geez. There’s so much. It makes on wonder. What does this guy have to do before avenging angels descend from the heavens and pluck him off of the planet for the general good of humanity? Satan is laughing his ass off. He couldn’t have engineered a better plague on mankind than George W. Bush and the Neo-Conservative arm of the Republican Party. The hilarious part for the Prince of Darkness (and by this I mean Satan, not Ozzy), is that we did this to ourselves. Not only that, but some Americans are still standing up there waving their flags and saying “Thank you, sir. May I have another?”
Well, since I don’t know where to start, I’m going to list some references that everyone needs to go look over. Suffice it to say that at least some of the Bush Administration’s chickens have come home to roost. Hopefully this time they won’t be able to deep-fry them and serve them back to the American public as wholesome American cuisine. But then again President Bush’s poll numbers are beginning to rise again, up somewhat from record lows. You really can fool some people all of the time.