Wednesday :: Oct 5, 2005

Desperation Nation

by pessimist

Do you want some clear signs that Bu$hCo is getting to the end of the line? In blatant violation of The Eleventh Commandment, pRedzident of Vice Richard Bruce Cheney is blaming Saint Ronald Reagan for the 9/11 attacks:

Cheney said the failure of both Republican and Democratic administrations to retaliate decisively after terrorism incidents during the 1980s and 1990s led directly to the atrocities of Sept. 11, 2001. The first -- the 1983 bombing of a Marine barracks in Beirut that killed 241 Americans -- resulted in U.S. troops being withdrawn from the city by the Reagan administration. "The terrorists came to believe that they could strike America without paying any price. And so they continued to wage those attacks, making the world less safe and eventually striking the United States on 9/11," Cheney said.

It just goes to show that the Republican Party has no principles when it goes against their self-interest: Republicans stopped making their own party members accountable for their immoral, corrupt, or even treasonous actions under President Reagan's administration.

Republicans run from any facts that hurt their party. They are apparently blind to reality. And they are blind to the truth. When they hear the truth they act like cockroaches who scurry all over the floor when the kitchen lights are turned on in the middle of the night. These cockroach-republicans desperately scurry in every direction trying to find a dark place to hide.

When all else fails, trash the dead man!

There are other noted Republicans in violation of this Prime Directive for party functionaries. As Blog Lord Steve Soto pointed out below, uber-conservative George Will doesn't think much of Harriet Miers as a Supreme Court Justice. Neither does Pat Buchanan:

A paper trail is the mark of a lawyer, a scholar or a judge who has shared the action and passion of his or her time, taken a stand on the great questions, accepted public abuse for articulating convictions. [H]er qualifications for the Supreme Court are non-existent. She is not a brilliant jurist, indeed, has never been a judge. She is not a scholar of the law. Researchers are hard-pressed to dig up an opinion. She has not had a brilliant career in politics, the academy, the corporate world or public forum. Were she not a friend of Bush, and female, she would never have even been considered. What is depressing here is not what the nomination tells us of her, but what it tells us of the president who appointed her.

King George is also being slammed for another major violation of a Republican Commandment:

Wow! A registered right-winger is saying that the Republicans are at fault. What happened to “eleventh commandment” as voiced by super President Ronald Reagan? I thought that conservatives were never supposed to criticize members of their own party. Yet, it occurred, here on television. Anyone or everyone could be watching! What will party loyalists think, say, or do? Granted, the increasing debt and the constant spending troubles many. Yet, to speak of it aloud and publicly, this was quite a feat.

Lehrer turned to conservative syndicated columnist David Brooks for the answer. Brooks, in an honest moment, muttered the words, "George Bush has spent money at a faster clip than Lyndon Johnson."

Say WHAT????

Hearing this utterance from David Brooks was so shocking to newscaster Lehrer, he was visibly taken aback. Mr. Lehrer said, with a noticeable lilt in his voice, "Say that again."
Brooks rapidly replied, "Domestic discretionary spending, non-defense spending, non-homeland security spending has increased." He added, spending "has increased under George W. Bush twice as fast as under Bill Clinton, and faster than under Lyndon Baines Johnson."
Brooks continued, "Conservatives didn't expect that in 2000. I guarantee you that. A lot of it is, frankly, the Republican Congress's fault."

There is another sign that Bu$hCo is getting desperate - is FAUX News trying to fix up Condi with a date?

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