Who Hijacked Our Country

Monday, May 21, 2007

They're All Ganging Up on the Worst President Ever

The word is spreading. George W. Bush is the worst fuckup in American history. Period. Jimmy Carter got lots of publicity the other day for calling the Bush Administration “the worst in history.” He said “I think as far as the adverse impact on the nation around the world, this administration has been the worst in history. The overt reversal of America’s basic values as expressed by previous administrations, including those of George H.W. Bush and Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon and others, has been the most disturbing to me.”

He also condemned Bush’s faith-based initiatives. “The policy from the White House has been to allocate funds to religious institutions, even those that channel those funds exclusively to their own particular group of believers in a particular religion. As a traditional Baptist, I’ve always believed in separation of church and state and honored that premise when I was president, and so have all other presidents, I might say, except this one.”

Regarding Iraqmire, Carter said “We now have endorsed the concept of pre-emptive war where we go to war with another nation militarily, even though our own security is not directly threatened, if we want to change the regime there or if we fear that some time in the future our security might be endangered. But that’s been a radical departure from all previous administration policies.”

Some of our allies aren't quite as kind and gentle as Carter was. On the 4-year anniversary of Mission Accomplished Day, the Edmonton Sun slammed Bush’s ridiculous “Mission Accomplished” flightsuit stunt:

“Four years later, more than 3,000 U.S. soldiers are dead, and some 24,000 wounded. Bush administration claims that Iraq harboured weapons of mass destruction have been revealed as outright lies, swallowed unquestioningly by the media. The war costs U.S. taxpayers $200 million a day and $1 trillion so far. And terrorism, in Iraq and around the world, is fueled like never before by propaganda and the impression Americans are occupiers not liberators, bullies not saviours.”

In Argentina a newspaper editorial said:

“Bush is the only U.S. commander-in-chief to have initiated one war, only to have lost three. He never managed to catch bin Laden nor destroy al-Qaeda; he failed to defeat terrorism; he wasted the political capital awarded him by September 11th; and public opinion has come to detest him. The nation, once indulgent of his lies — lethal lies for over 3,000 of its own sons and daughters — no longer believes him. No U.S. President has ever harmed his country as much.”

And that’s not all. In Pakistan, the PakTribune said:

“Thanks to the murderous fools in the current US administration, civil life in Iraq, now at the 'point of no return,' is teetering at the edge of total anarchy. As an accompanying fallout, along with an estimated million dead Iraqis, a morally, financially and diplomatically bankrupt America, the inept charlatans have also successfully managed to thoroughly radicalize the whole region. From Sudan to Pakistan and beyond, the ranks of America haters now stand swollen like never before. The recruiters for suicide brigades now drool non-stop with glee at the long cues of raging applicants outside their murky caves.”

Ouch! And these are our allies (a category which has been steadily shrinking). God knows what the people who hate us must be thinking.

Jimmy Carter, when he was condemning Bush, also slammed Tony Blair for being one of Bush’s skankiest bitches. He said “And I think the almost undeviating support by Great Britain for the ill-advised policies of President Bush in Iraq have been a major tragedy for the world.”

Blair might have a chance to redeem his skanky reputation. There's a chance he’ll replace Wolfowitz at the World Bank. This could be a new beginning for him.

Yo, Tony: If George W. Bush approaches you again, tighten your sphincter muscles.

Labels: , , , , , , , ,


Blogger Lizzy said...

I thought what Jimmy Carter said was exactly right, however I was saddened to see him doing some back-peddling today.

Everyone, except for the remaining 28% of Bush's base, know him to be the worst thing that has ever happened to our nation.

The big question is, why hasn't he been impeached yet?

May 21, 2007 at 4:52 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Lizzy: I also thought it sucked when Carter started backpeddling. I don't know why he did that; he doesn't have to answer to anybody.

Those 28-percenters are about the last support Bush has. I'm sure his poll numbers are a lot lower than that in the rest of the world.

May 21, 2007 at 7:04 PM  
Blogger PoliShifter said...

I think the gloves should come off throughout the media and start calling Bush what he is: A Grade A Corporate Tool Asshole

Unfortunately, our corporate controlled media cares more about who is buying ad time than doing some real fucking reporting, you know, with FACTS to support the FACT that Bush IS the worse President EVER

May 21, 2007 at 9:38 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

PoliShifter: Yup, it's definitely time for the gloves to come off. I'm glad at least some editors in other countries are calling it as they see it. It's too bad the "media" in this country is too afraid to piss off the Powers That Be. As Bush's popularity continues to slide, maybe it'll become more acceptable for the MSM to call him what he is.

May 21, 2007 at 9:50 PM  
Blogger LET'S TALK said...

America has its worse President in History, pretending to be for the people when he in fact is not.

In the past the media gave him a pass alone with the conservatives. I think now, everyone knows what he is about and are just sick of him and his Administration.

It's a shame that the rest of the world saw him for what he really was before the American people did and some still cant see that this man is a fascist dictator.

May 22, 2007 at 4:45 AM  
Blogger J. Marquis said...

I agree, Lizzy. I was disappointed that JC hedged on what he said.

May 22, 2007 at 5:53 AM  
Blogger 1138 said...

Thats the Jimmy I voted for and against.
Jimmy WAS one of our worst Presidents, thanks to George Bush that's changed the Days of Jimmy Carter actually look good now.
In Jimmy's day we had 52 to 65 people held hostage in the middle east, today it's 150,000.

I'm not pleased that Jimmy backed away from what he said. That's the Carter I voted against.

If you ever get a chance to meet a former President, calmly tell them what you disliked about how they did things and watch their face as you tell them.
Jimmy really cared and was really touched as a person that's more than anyone will ever get from the f_ckup we have in office now.
Jimmy did the best he could and it wasn't enough George has done the worst he can and it's too much.

May 22, 2007 at 9:03 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Let’s Talk: Yup, it’s disgraceful that a rightwing nutjob like Bush was able to con the American people into voting for him (twice!). Regardless of whether those 2 elections were stolen or not, the fact remains that tens of millions of people voted against their own self-interest just because of Karl Rove’s pandering and slick soundbites. “Cool, this guy hates fags as much as I do; he's got my vote.”

Rove’s advertising and sales techniques will be taught in business schools for the next few generations.

J. Marquis: That really sucks that Carter backed down from his earlier statements. Even the conservatives who hate him probably had a grudging respect for him for saying what he thinks regardless of who he offends. He didn’t gain anything by flipflopping.

1138: That’s true, Carter sucked as a president. He's very intelligent and has a lot of great ideas and genuine compassion, but he was a weak leader. GWB is the total opposite: a strong personality with zero compassion, dumber than a rock and he's being completely manipulated by the worst rightwing extremists in the country.

May 22, 2007 at 11:33 AM  
Blogger Praguetwin said...

I don't think Blair is going to get the job. I'm not sure he even wants it. It is a long-shot at best.

Good wrap-up.

May 22, 2007 at 12:45 PM  
Blogger FunkyTown Fighter said...

Screw ball Dubbya is nothing more than a fucking DICTATOR disguised as President! The fact is he IS the worst ever and NO AMOUNT OF BACK PEDDLING IS GOING TO CHANGE THAT! Fuck Shrub the Dictator!

May 22, 2007 at 1:35 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Prague Twin: After I did this post I read that Bush specifically wants an American to fill that World Bank position. Heckuvajob Brownie isn't doing anything; maybe he could take it.

Funkytown Fighter: True, Bush is our worst president ever, whether Carter says it or not.

May 22, 2007 at 3:35 PM  
Blogger Kvatch said...

After I did this post I read that Bush specifically wants an American to fill that World Bank position. Heckuvajob Brownie isn't doing anything; maybe he could take it.

I'm putting my money of Rumsfeld. Man's reportedly plotting his return to power.

May 22, 2007 at 5:42 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Kvatch: Rumsfeld, excellent choice. Or Abu Gonzales, or Harriet Miers or John Bolton or George Tenet...

All these Bush has-beens have to have someplace to go.

May 22, 2007 at 6:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I loved what Carter said. I have great respect for him as a humanitarian, and have always felt that he has done the most good in "retirement" of any president. I am very sorry he felt he needed to soft-pedal his comments -- he shouldn't feel he has to answer to anyone, or that he has anything left to prove.

George Bush's legacy of pain and hatred should haunt him all the rest of his life. If Hunter Thompson were here, I betcha he'd say that GW has "jackrabbit syndrome" -- he's like a jackrabbit that's addicted to roadrunning, motivated by fear, stupidity, and craziness, and sooner or later he's going to get run over. But will it be soon enough to save America from total ruin? I wonder . . .


May 22, 2007 at 7:38 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Cat: Jackrabbit Syndrome, eh? Works for me. How soon can it happen?

May 22, 2007 at 8:01 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

“The policy from the White House has been to allocate funds to religious institutions, even those that channel those funds exclusively to their own particular group of believers in a particular religion."

And/or, even those religious institutions that channel those funds back into political campaigns for Republican candidates. I am so sick of the marriage between fundamentalist Christianity and the GOP that I could puke. The GOP has become our nation's first outright religious political party. Our founding fathers are probably rolling in their graves.

If churches want to be involved in politics, then let's say it's o.k., but let's make sure they lose their tax-exempt status. No more freebies.

May 22, 2007 at 8:51 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Snave: Yup, that's exactly how it works. Tax money goes to these religious groups, and these groups channel that money right back to the politicians they're in bed with. So indirectly our tax dollars are going to James Dobson and his ilk whether we like it or not.

Like you say, churches either have to be separate from political activity, or they need to lose their tax-exempt status.

May 23, 2007 at 12:14 AM  
Anonymous Benjamin Solah said...

I can quite confidently say that I think he's the most hated man in the world right now.

And come September, the war criminal will be in Sydney for the APEC summit. I can't wait to give him the welcome he deserves and I hope many will join the huge protest.

May 23, 2007 at 3:36 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Benjamin: I think that's true. From surveys I've seen, most people consider Bush a bigger worldwide threat than what's-his-name in North Korea or al Qaeda. Give him hell when he gets to Sydney.

May 23, 2007 at 6:59 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

NOTE: I'll be on the road for the next few days, so my e-mail/computer access might be sort of iffy. Hope you'll all keep the comments coming, but it might take me longer than usual to get a chance to publish them.

May 23, 2007 at 8:25 AM  
Blogger J. Marquis said...

"In Jimmy's day we had 52 to 65 people held hostage in the middle east, today it's 150,000."

That's a great line, 1138.

May 23, 2007 at 5:46 PM  
Blogger Ron said...

Maybe the best comments of the week came from Al Gore in his new book.

May 24, 2007 at 8:12 AM  
Blogger Damien said...

You know what I commented about four months ago thinking that a mid thirties approval rating was as bad as it could get, and even then I thought I was putting it out there - but damn this guys setting new records!!!

May 25, 2007 at 4:40 PM  
Anonymous JollyRoger said...

I will say that Carter was a more honorable man than any of the so-called dem "leaders" today. But that really isn't saying much, is it?

May 26, 2007 at 11:24 PM  
Blogger BaxterWatch said...

I suspect that Carter back pedalled for one of two reasons:

Either he angered some of his highest donors to his Habitat For Humanity organization and didn't want his comments to cost his charity money

Or he was told that criticizing a sitting president while he is in office is simply Not. Done.

Both of which, I believe would fall under his personality type.

Bush will be held accountable - some day, some how. What I wish is that those who voted for him would be held as equally accountable - with out getting the rest of us screwed in the process.

May 29, 2007 at 9:59 AM  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home