Monday, January 15, 2007

Memo To Democrats: You Are No Longer Bush's Bitch

By MARC McDONALD

There was once a time when it was perhaps understandable that the Democrats cowered in fear of George W. Bush.

That would have been during the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, when Bush's approval rating soared into the stratosphere. Any Democrat who dared speak out against Bush then would have been flayed alive---not just by the right-wing propaganda attack machine, but by the mainstream media, as well.

Over five years later, how times have changed. But you wouldn't know that by taking a look at how many Democrats today still cower in fear of Bush.

Here's a memo to all the Dems who do so: you are no longer Bush's bitch.

You are no longer facing the swaggering flight-suit-wearing "warrior" who strutted across the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, with such confidence and aplomb in May 2003.

Today, you are facing the lamest of lame duck presidents. A politician whose approval ratings are in the toilet.

I wish the Democrats would show one-thousandth the enthusiasm for impeaching Bush for his many serious crimes and acts of treason that the GOP showed for impeaching Clinton for lying about a blow job.

Perhaps the Dems believe that if they show some courtesy and restraint now, the GOP will reciprocate on down the road and stop bullying them (the way the Repukes did the entire eight years of Clinton's presidency).

If that's the case, then I think the Dems are fooling themselves. If Hillary gets elected in 2008, then we will see a repeat of the Bill Clinton years, with Rush, Fox, etc. viciously attacking Hillary every minute of every day.

Dems: you have the power these days. You control the House and Senate. What's more, America's voters sent you to Washington with a clear mandate. To end this fiasco of a war. Now.

What, exactly, are you afraid of these days, Democrats?

Bush has been exposed for what he is. A liar and a crook. A chickensh*t coward who refused to go to combat when his nation was at war in Vietnam. A spoiled, trust-fund-collecting frat boy who used his rich family's connections to get ahead.

To be sure, Bush still has appeal to the Kool-Aid drinking diehards who adore their hero and consider him a "warrior" president, bravely guiding America in the War on Terror. But the fact is, Bush really has more in common with Paris Hilton than he does with any real soldiers like John Murtha or Max Cleland.

In fact, it's not really any wonder that Bush has cut veterans' benefits, even as he's fought hard to give wealthy people like Hilton yet more tax cuts.

I really can't understand why the Dems still cower in fear of Bush these days. Maybe they're afraid of the Great Republican Slime Machine and how right-wing talk radio and Fox News will savage them if they attempt to stand up to Bush.

If that's the case, here's another memo for the Dems: the GOP propaganda machine is already attacking you, and will continue to do so, regardless of what you do. However, this isn't quite the threat that it once was. The GOP propaganda machine's diehard, fanatical base is starting to wither away these days, as ratings at Fox News continue to plummet.

Not only should you Dems stand up to Bush and end this war now, you have a duty to do so. The American people, who voted Democrats into power in November, could not have been clearer in their message.

Democrats: you have a mandate. By ending this war, not only are you doing the will of the people, you're doing the right thing for America.

Please, Dems: stop being afraid of a spoiled frat boy. Stop fearing a coward who was waving pompons as a cheerleader at Andover prep school while true heroes like John Murtha and Wesley Clark were getting shot at in the jungle by the Viet Cong.

End this evil war now.

5 comments:

Ron Southern said...

Good post!!! I agree.

I don't get political very often in my blog, but I do. This recent post is more crazy and rude thaa yours, but not dissimilar.

The Rat Squeaks

Marc McDonald said...

Hi, Ron,
Nice job with your post and with your blog. You mention that you don't "get political" very often---but after reading your post, I hope that you write about politics more often. It's good that there are folks like you and me to show the world that not all Texans are Bush-loving NeoCons.
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Sincerely,
Marc McDonald
BeggarsCanBeChoosers.com

rabblerowzer said...

Congress must do their duty

How can congress ignore the danger of allowing a madman two more years to destroy America, and possibly start World War 3?

Impeaching Bush/Cheney, and dismantling this corrupt and insane regime is the single most important responsibility they have. Even ending the war is a secondary consideration, and how can they not realize that? I won’t even try to conceal my contempt for leaders too fearful of political repercussions to exercise their power and fulfill their obligation to stop this madman from destroying our country.

The truth is, we have no leaders with the courage to speak out and rally the people for impeachment. We the people are the leaders, and we must demand that our elected representatives do their duty.

HopeSpringsATurtle said...

Thank you for your passion Marc.

I think the dems have "battered woman syndrome". Beaten down badly and often, go back for more because they perceive have "no where else to go".

Sadly I predict that when they get fed-up enough with the abuse the dems will set the rethug's bed on fire, then go to prison for murder.

Then Hollywood will make a TV movie out of it called "Blame it on Clinton".

Anonymous said...

For your reference, here is an excerpt from the president's much-hated "Mission Accomplished" speech:

"We have difficult work to do in Iraq. We're bringing order to parts of that country that remain dangerous. We're pursuing and finding leaders of the old regime, who will be held to account for their crimes. We've begun the search for hidden chemical and biological weapons and already know of hundreds of sites that will be investigated. We're helping to rebuild Iraq, where the dictator built palaces for himself, instead of hospitals and schools. And we will stand with the new leaders of Iraq as they establish a government of, by, and for the Iraqi people.

The transition from dictatorship to democracy will take time, but it is worth every effort. Our coalition will stay until our work is done. Then we will leave, and we will leave behind a free Iraq."