MEET THE NEW BOSS, SAME AS THE . . . DAMN, IT IS THE SAME BOSS
We'd assume that after losing both houses of Congress, losing his war, and losing his mind, Georgie would decide to play nice with the incoming Congress, show the American people he heard them, right?
Wrong! Instead he discusses his never-ending plans like a mantra: continuing the War in Iraq; calls to "reform" Social Security; more and more tax cuts; and a program to sell the bottom 18% of the American socioeconomic scale to a Romanian meat processor for $45/lb in an effort to balance the budget. But . . . this being a new year and all, Georgie has decided to add something new to the wish-list.
(See that soopah-slick & subtle use of "decide" there? Not bad, huh? Betcha didn't even notice it the first time through. New & improved, baby. New & improved.)
So what is this fresh 2007 something that Georgie's calling for: an appeal for bipartisanship. Can I get a "What the fuck?" from the gallery? Thank you. Amazingly, this unchastened, unbelievably arrogant prick wrote:
If the Congress chooses to pass bills that are simply political statements, they will have chosen stalemate. If a different approach is taken, the next two years can be fruitful ones for our nation. We can show the American people that Republicans and Democrats can come together to find ways to help make America a more secure, prosperous and hopeful society.Uhhhhh, no George, you've had that chance for six years, and you've screwed it up at a Guinness Book of Records level. Check out the 2007 edition, under "Worst President Ever," "Most Executive Fuck-ups in one term (still pending)," "Greatest number of lives wasted," and "Greatest amount of money wasted." (Hitler still holds the record for "Most Political Capital & Goodwill wasted" for the period following his "Time Man of the Year" victory until he died in ignominy in the bunker. But Bush is second and closing.) In the WSJ piece,
We now have the opportunity to build a bipartisan consensus to fight and win the war.Uhhhh, sorry again, Georgie. Nobody wants that war anymore. That's why you & your boys lost in November. And the new Congress -- if it follows its mandate -- won't help you there.
Together, we have a chance to serve the American people by solving the complex problems that many don't expect us to tackle, let alone solve, in the partisan environment of today's Washington.I don't even have a joke here.
To do that, however, we can't play politics as usual. Democrats will control the House and Senate, and therefore we share the responsibility for what we achieve.Here, there's a joke. And I hope we never get the punchline. The joke: The Democratic Party for the last quarter century. Step up to the plate, guys. You control the purse strings. You can impeach. You can attempt to redirect the country based on what the voters said in November.
Otherwise, Georgie's actually right about something: you'll share the responsibility.