Bush Irrelevant, World Leaders Agree

Back in September 2002, in a speech to the General Assembly of the United Nations as part of his laborious effort to justify the invasion of Iraq, George Bush asked: Will the United Nations serve the purpose of its founding, or will it be irrelevant? Now the wheel has turned, and the man who wasContinue reading “Bush Irrelevant, World Leaders Agree”

Understatement of the Year

Well, it's almost December 2009, time to start considering some candidates for understatement of the year. Here's one from the veteran team at the McClatchey Newspapers: Economic Summit Unlikely to Burnish Bush's Legacy I thinking they're messing with us. (To see the full pathetic story of the lame-duck Bush, go here. Pic from corps.man]

The Closed-Door President

Has this ever happened before in American electoral history? President Bush is so unpopular that he has not appeared in public in a single event in support of a Republican candidate this election year. According to CBS News: Not once this year has President Bush appeared in public at a campaign rally for the RepublicanContinue reading “The Closed-Door President”

Reagan and American Ruin (USA! USA! USA!)

From the jaw-dropping Andrew Becevich of The American Conservative: As portrayed by [President Jimmy] Carter, the mistaken idea of freedom was quantitative: it centered on the never-ending quest for more while exalting narrow self-interest. His conception of authentic freedom was qualitative: it meant living in accordance with permanent values. At least by implication, it meantContinue reading “Reagan and American Ruin (USA! USA! USA!)”

Conservative: McCain-Palin is Bushism, not Reform

Daniel Larison, a columnist/blogger for the fascinatingly unpredictable American Conservative, in a column sharply points out (here) that the McCain-Palin ticket represents not reform, but a all-out continuation of "Bushism." In the warped universe of Bush Republicanism, McCain/Palin was the relatively moderate alternative to the extreme [Joe] Lieberman option.  In truth, by choosing Palin McCainContinue reading “Conservative: McCain-Palin is Bushism, not Reform”

Rove Describes Barack — Or Does He?

Quote of the Day: Karl Rove was impressed with Barack Obama when he first met him. But now he sees him as a “coolly arrogant” elitist. This was Rove’s take on Obama to Republicans at the Capitol Hill Club Monday, according to Christianne Klein of ABC News: “Even if you never met him, you knowContinue reading “Rove Describes Barack — Or Does He?”