Friday, August 11, 2006

Bastard of the Day

For once again using the tactic of fear mongering for political gain, George W. Bush is the Bastard of the Day. I might as well make Jimmy Greenfield my guest blogger today because his column in Red Eye hits all the important points. He talks about Bush's brief speech yesterday in Green Bay after the foiled terrorist plot became big news. Bush mentioned 9/11, naturally (doesn't he always?). Then he set up another of his infamous straw men:
"It is a mistake to believe there is no threat to the United States of America," he said. "And that is why we have given our officials the tools they need to protect our people."
Well, of course that would be a mistake. Greenfield saw through this as quickly as I did:
Now, even if you're a great admirer of President Bush, do you really think Democrats or any adult in this country believes that "there is no threat to the United States of America" from terrorists? It's a patently absurd statement, but with just a short time allotted for his speech, President Bush chose to try to scare the public into believing that Democrats, if in charge, would fight terrorists with love beads instead of guns.
Like Greenfield, I hope the American public can finally smell the genuine Texas bullshit in Bush's words.

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