Channeling Der Führer
Dec. 23, 2004 -- WASHINGTON (Jackson Thoreau) -- In only his 17th press conference on Monday, George W. Bush appeared to admit that not even the people around him are very smart while making another quip that didn't make grammatical sense.
"I'm going to find somebody who knows something about intelligence," Bush said, "and capable and honest and ready to do the job."
On the budget, he said, "We will submit a budget that fits the times. It will provide every tool and resource to the military, will protect the homeland, and meet other priorities of the government."
"Protect the homeland" -- those are the SAME phrase that Hitler used when he proposed the creation of the Gestapo in Nazi Germany.
Hitler said, "An evil exists that threatens every man, woman and child of this great nation. We must take steps to ensure our domestic security and protect our homeland."
Much has been written comparing Bush and Hitler, so I won't go into much detail on that now, but it is worth mentioning that I read some interesting articles recently on Hitler having been a devout Christian who spoke against gays and abortion, and used government funds on so-called "faith-based programs."
Add in the Bush Administration propaganda, the stolen elections, the exploitation of a major tragedy for political gain, the torture of our "enemies," prison camps in Guantánamo Bay at which people are held without being charged or access to legal reps, the invasion of another country without good reason, the unwillingness of so many Americans to honestly assess the Bush administration and investigate facts, the willingness of so many Americans to blindly go along with Bush just as many Germans went along with Hitler to the point of denying there were death camps in their neighborhoods -- and a disturbing trend is on the horizon.
I'm not saying Bush IS like Hitler; rather, it is obvious that the facts show America sliding down that slope, and "protect the homeland" rhetoric does nothing to dispel that notion.
During the course of the press conference, Bush also lied when he said he would "maintain strict discipline in spending tax dollars."
Every federal budget HE has submitted has been higher than the last one. He cuts taxes mostly for the wealthy, increases spending mostly for defense, contracts for his fat-cat campaign contributors and "intelligence," rolls up huge deficits and calls that "fiscal responsibility."
On Social Security, Bush said, "The first step in this process is for members of Congress to realize we have a problem."
More members of Congress do need to realize we have a problem, with a major one being that the Republicans control the White House, Congress and Supreme Court. The fact that Bush and other Republicans will steal people's Social Security funds to give more campaign contributors on Wall Street more cash to gamble with -- not to mention billions in new management fees -- is a HUGE problem.
Then Bush issued this stirring, Patrick-Henry-like defense of Rumsfeld, whom even many Republicans want out:
"He's doing a very fine job... he's a caring fellow."
Caring towards whom? Multimillionaires? If this "caring" jerk was so concerned about American soldiers who died in the stupid Iraqi war, why were they not supplied with enough equipment or manpower? Why couldn't he take the time to sign letters sent to family members telling them their sons and daughters died? Rumsfeld had a machine sign his signature.
Doesn't Bush's defense of this "caring fellow" make you feel better?
Finally, Bush passed the buck on his failed nomination of former New York City police commissioner Bernard Kerik to be the Homeland Security secretary.
"In retrospect, he made the right decision to pull his name down," Bush said. "The lessons learned is continue to vet and ask questions."
Besides that last sentence being ANOTHER grammatical error "lessons" is a plural noun, thus it should be "learned are" the statement was another case of Bush trying to blame someone else for his own failings. Oh yeah, it was Keriks fault that he accepted the position with more money and prestige that Bush offered. It was Keriks fault that Bush & Co. did not ask enough questions.
Bush and his people knew about Keriks illegal maid, mob connections, adultery, etc. They just hate getting caught.
And Bush is one who HATES people to ask questions of him thats why he has so few press conferences - so it was another hypocritical, self-serving statement.
Is it any wonder why Bushs handlers HATE to see him give a press conference? And people are still getting on Chevy Chase for calling this idiot a "dumb f$#@?"
Jackson Thoreau, a Washington, D.C.-area journalist, contributed to Big Bush Lies, published by RiverWood Books and available in bookstores across the country. Thoreau's latest electronic book, The Strange Death of the Woman Who Filed a Rape Lawsuit Against Bush & Other Things the Bush Administration Doesn't Want You to Know, can be read at http://www.geocities.com/jacksonthor/know.html
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