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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

George W. Bush Wants To Tag Along

You know how it is: you want to go out and do some schmoozing and partying, and the school doofus wants to tag along with you. What to do?

Republican presidential candidates are in a quandary. Do they want to be seen with the Worst President Ever when they go on the campaign trail? Bush is an excellent fundraiser. After all, the only people who still like him are the ones who’ve reaped millions from Iraqmire and those tax cuts.

White House contenders would love to get some of that cash, but if that means being dragged down, is it worth it?

Even the candidates who are in favor of the War on Iraq are trying to be cautious. Romney, Giuliani, McCain and Fred Thompson all agree with Bush, but somehow his name never comes up when they're campaigning.

A political expert from the American Enterprise Institute said: “Let's face it, you've basically got a president who is radioactive. I'm sure he'll be active, as he said, on the campaign trail. But frankly he's not going to be very visible on it."

Hopefully some Democratic campaign strategists will get a clue here. Republican White House candidates need to be made synonymous — completely interchangeable — with Dumbya and Iraqmire. Bush’s Reign of Error has been an albatross, and we need to make sure the Republican candidates are wearing it around their necks.


Blogger Larry said...

Bush needs to pay better attention to his trampy daughter, who doesn't seem to happy with her pre-arranged neocon engagement:

Curious to know how exactly Henry Hager proposed to First Daughter Jenna Bush? The latest People magazine, which hits newsstands this Friday, has the details.

"It was 4 a.m. and Jenna Bush just wanted to sleep. She and her boyfriend, Henry Hager, were camping out in Maine's Acadia National Park, Aug. 15, and Hager had woken her up in the dark. His plan? To hike to the top of Cadillac Moutain, the highest peak on the East Coast. Jenna got up grogily, and the nature-lovers set off, wearing head lamps to light the way. As they neared the summit, Hager, 29, suggested stopping for an energy bar. Then as the sun began to rise, he proposed. 'I was in shock,' says Jenna, her custom-made platinum-set round diamond-and-sapphire ring now sparkling on her left hand. 'I acted the complete opposite of how I thought I would: I was quiet. He said, 'Are you exited?' I was like, 'I don't know!'"

Sounds like one of the Moral Bush girls isn't so in love after all!

September 26, 2007 at 8:13 PM  
Blogger PoliShifter said...

I don't know. Bush has managed to convince Edwards, Obama, and Clinton to keep troops in Iraq at least through their first terms. Mission Accomplished.

If that holds, that Bush could truly be an asset to the GOP assholes.

September 26, 2007 at 8:49 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Larry: That just goes to show you -- that upright Christian morality is only for other people. Those Bible types never apply these rules to themselves. It's just something that everybody else needs to do.

PoliShifter: The Democratic candidates are gonna have to be strong enough (and smart enough) to not be pulled around and dragged down by Bush. If they let Bush paint them into a corner they have only themselves to blame (and We The People get fucked over again).

September 27, 2007 at 12:49 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

A strong and smart Democratic candidate that won't put up with gooper bullshit? Sounds like a sci-fi story to me!

A 28-percenter loved only by those who fetishes include blastocysts, confederate flags and laughing while brown people die is what scares them.

I'm telling you, Bush eating a baby on live TV is about the only thing that might get the Dems to consistently fight back every. single. day.

September 27, 2007 at 4:52 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Randal: Once in awhile the Democrats do something that makes it look like a spine is finally straightening. But then nothing ever comes of it. I just read that the Democrats have attached a hate-crimes law as an amendment to a must-pass Defense bill. This is the kind of hardball they need to play; this is what they should've been doing since last January.

But most of the time they're scared shitless to do anything that might offend the neocons. If the 28-percenters saw Bush eating a baby, they'd still rationalize and find an excuse to keep supporting him.

September 27, 2007 at 11:02 AM  
Blogger Gracie said...

"Bush’s Reign of Error has been an albatross, and we need to make sure the Republican candidates are wearing it around their necks."

What an excellent quote, Tom Harper. Most of the GOP sold their souls a long time ago so it will be interesting to see how it worked out for them. We sure know how it worked out for us. :-(((((

September 27, 2007 at 1:28 PM  
Blogger Kitchen Window Woman said...

Radioactive Bush! A depleted uranium lame duck... tee hee. The dems need to do something about the fact that most of the candidates for prez support the continuation of this war all the to the year 2017. That's another decade!

Maybe now some of the soccer moms will get shook enough to do something when they realize that their 8 and 10 year-olds are the next troops in the American Imperial Army.

I am more and more disgusted with the Democrats every day - especially voting for Lieberman's attack Iraq piece of garbage and failing to allow our troops more time off. They are all on the take.

September 27, 2007 at 2:05 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Gracie: Most Republicans, even the "moderate" ones, have continued voting for everything Bush wants. If they're slick enough to be able to distance themselves from Bush during the '08 election, it'll be because too many voters are just dumber than dirt.

Kitchen Window Woman: That's a good point -- today's soccer moms should start worrying about their own kids being sent to Iraq, Iran, Syria or wherever we get embroiled next.

That's really disgraceful that Congress wouldn't pass that law to require longer rest periods for soldiers between tours in Iraq. That's a pretty perverted way of "supporting our troops."

September 27, 2007 at 4:16 PM  
Blogger LET'S TALK said...

Right now Democrats have the momentum in this race, but we said that about Gore and Kerry.

This is a sneaky little squirt and nothing that he does surprises me, so look out, there is a lot of time before we elect another President and I just do not think this guy Bush, will leave quitely.

September 27, 2007 at 8:01 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Let's Talk: You're right, getting complacent would be the worst thing the Democrats could do right now.

I don't see Bush (or whoever he wants to succeed him) going gently into the night. Those sleazebags have more tricks up their sleaves than a whole circus full of PT Barnums. We all need to watch our backs.

September 27, 2007 at 11:30 PM  
Blogger Candace said...

"The school doofus" - good one!

September 28, 2007 at 6:40 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Candace: And unfortunately this "school doofus" has all the money and influence that these candidates need, so they're in a dilemma.

September 28, 2007 at 9:28 AM  
Blogger Mentarch said...

"Bush’s Reign of Error has been an albatross, and we need to make sure the Republican candidates are wearing it around their necks."

Hear, hear!

September 28, 2007 at 8:43 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Mentarch: Yup, we've got to make it so.

September 29, 2007 at 12:39 AM  
Blogger Mile High Pixie said...

Hey Tom, did you see the headline on The Onion this week? "Bush Makes Surprise Visit To Work." Bet that made the GOP candidates for prez sigh with relief--maybe he'll go color in his coloring books and leave them alone....

September 30, 2007 at 5:40 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Mile High Pixie: I'll have to check that out. I have the Onion linked but I never remember to go there. That's a cool headline; it sure would surprise the hell out of everybody.

September 30, 2007 at 7:30 PM  

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