The Compassion of an Evil President
|by CW Fisher, The Apologist, Liberal Leftwing Media (c) 2004|
We use the term "evil" liberally, as has George. It's a harsh word to throw around, but if it sticks...
The last time George Bush described himself as a "compassionate conservative" was before the last "election." Since then we've learned he is neither compassionate nor conservative, but rather a chronic liar on a scale unseen.
Compassion, in the Christian context, means "to suffer with." Mother Theresa had compassion. But George? Hard to say, since he's never suffered. He's an insufferable rich kid, used to getting his way, like Richie Rich or Nicole Richie. Suffering, for George, means waiting in the Rose Garden for the Clintonites to get out of his house, even before Rehnquist cast the only vote that mattered and put him in charge of this and every other country in the world.
George is hauling out his old Compassionate Conservative costume because it's time again to whip up the electorate and hang a little chad.
You may remember that shortly before the last election George proposed making instant citizens of illegal aliens, specifically those from south of the border. Perhaps he made this proposal because he feels a special kinship with Hispanics, since the Bush clan has, as his dad put it, some "little brown ones running around." Or perhaps because he speaks fluent Teleprompter Spanish, which is a little like tap dancing in that it guarantees applause.
Or maybe it's just another deeply cynical lie designed to create millions of new voters who are beholden to him.
Hip-shooting like this can only be carried out by a person who believes he'll suffer no consequences, and he's probably right--he probably won’t--but we will.
Consequences have never been part of Dubya's experience. He went AWOL without consequence; thumbed his nose at the world and illegally invaded Iraq under false pretenses--without consequence. Certainly he can fool a few little brown ones into thinking they're getting into the country club through the front door instead of the kitchen.
Almost in the same breath, little George now proposes a shake up in overtime pay, something he has surely never worked for in his life. Overtime is something the working poor receive in exchange for working extra hours; it's a pittance after taxes, of course, but it's one of those little things that can make a big difference when a choice has to be made between food or rent. George feels great compassion for the employers of these ingrates who don’t seem to realize how utterly replaceable they are now that a neverending supply of eager little brown ones are willing to work cheap cheap cheap -- unless they actually do become citizens, at which point they'll be overnight ingrates, although nobody but nobody expects this to happen. How could little Wal-Mart survive otherwise?
A few days ago the International Monetary Fund issued a stern and unprecedented warning to the U.S. that its fiscal irresponsibility was imperiling world markets and could have catastrophic consequences within two years, not just in the U.S., but worldwide. Specifically, the IMF sees grave danger in the convergence of four separate policies, all of which are the handiwork of the Bushies.
Peril #1 is our gigantic trade imbalance, #2 our federal deficit, #3 is debt, and #4 this curious tax cut which comes at a time when Perils 1-3 should make it clear that now is not the time.
The IMF has a point, and a voice, since America is one of its creditors. They are concerned about the consequences of this irresponsible money management, and they have served us notice, hoping against hope that maybe some news agency in America would pick it up off the wire.
The New York Times put it on page one and called for a response from the White House, which dismissed the report as "alarmist," saying that "President Bush has already vowed to reduce the budget deficit by half over the next five years."
Five years. Curious timing. And still 50% short.
Unfortunately, even if Bush succeeds, it will be too little too late, according to the alarmists at the IMF, who warn that in less than two years America’s financial obligations could equal 40 percent of the total U.S. economy, which could further decimate the value of the dollar, whackify international exchange rates, drive up global interest rates and slow growth worldwide.
Li'l George knows there will be no consequences because consequences don't actually exist, except in the minds of those who don't matter anyway.
They say we get the president we deserve, but that chunk of wisdom is based on the premise that the president we deserve was elected, and this one was not.
I would ask you to vote these creeps out of office come November, but I'm losing confidence that our votes matter anymore. They were stolen so easily the first time, without consequence for George, that I think we should all expect an even more spectacular hijacking of the highest office in the land.
If we let it happen twice, then we'll deserve him.