The Lady Speaks

Yes, Our President Is Insane

There’s no more question about it. He’s a nut. I don’t know what the psychiatric term would be for this kind of insanity, but insanity it is.

From Melinda Henneberger @ HuffPo: [emphasis mine]

[…] And suddenly, it was 2000 again; Mr. Bush did not mention 9/11 or the global war on terror, Iraq or Afghanistan, Saddam or bin Laden: “Compassionate conservatism” was his legacy, he declared, and referred to the faith-based initiatives we haven’t heard much about in subsequent years. “I made a name by being compassionate.”

(To learn more about this cornerstone of the Bush years, I referred to the White House website, where I learned that key accomplishments in this area in 2006 include a pilot program that houses 141 homeless veterans in Chicago. Additionally, North Dakota became the first state to fully implement an extended web-based service referral system, and centers for faith-based and community initiatives hosted 110 grant-writing workshops around the country.)

[snip]

Certainly, his own position on Iraq could not be described as having evolved at all: “If we fail, it’s more likely they’ll come here and want to kill Americans,” he argued, as he has since before the war began.

Again, too, he asserted that there’s plenty of good news in Iraq, even now: “Most of the country is in good shape.”

I’d laugh, except that this is the moron with his finger on the trigger and a desperate itch to pull it.

Random Thoughts

Having spent an hour or so listening to the debate in the House over the non-binding resolution against the McCain Doctrine, I can testify that Bush’s insanity is the catching kind.

Some idiot (I don’t know who because I’m listening and, instead of giving names, I just keep hearing sh*t like “The floor recognizes the honorable gentleman from SuperDumbF*ckistan (R).”

The previous honorable idiot from Dumbf*ckistan told us El Pollo Loco isn’t ‘staying the course,’ that – by supporting an escalation – he’s actually changing the course. There’ve been quite a few Dumbf*ckistanians who’ve said that the McCain Doctrine is a new strategy…a new way forward…a new approach.

HUH?!

Currently, the only Iraq vet serving in the House, Brian Patrick Murphy (D-PA) is speaking, supporting the resolution. Go Brian Patrick! [This is what happens when you listen to C-Span on a crappy dial-up.]

Updated 2/13/07 – 8:47pm

Here’s the text of his speech:

Thank you Mr. Speaker and thank you Mr. Chairman, I appreciate it.

I take the floor today not as a Democrat or Republican, but as an Iraq war veteran who was a Captain with the 82nd Airborne Division in Baghdad.

I speak with a heavy heart for my fellow paratrooper Specialist Chad Keith, Specialist James Lambert and 17 other brave men who I served with who never made it home.

I rise to give voice to hundreds of thousands of patriotic Pennsylvanians and veterans across the globe who are deeply troubled by the President’s call to escalate the number of American troops in Iraq.

I served in Baghdad from June of 2003 to January of 2004. Walking in my own combat boots, I saw first hand this Administration’s failed policy in Iraq.

I led convoys up and down “Ambush Alley” in a Humvee without doors – convoys that Americans still run today because too many Iraqis are still sitting on the sidelines.

I served in al-Rashid, Baghdad which, like Philadelphia, is home to 1.5 million people. While there are 7,000 Philadelphia police officers serving like my father in Philadelphia, protecting its citizens, there were only 3,500 of us in al-Rashid, Baghdad.

Mr. Speaker, the time for more troops was four years ago. But this President ignored military experts like General Shinseki & General Zinni, who in 2003, called for several hundred thousand troops to secure Iraq.

Now Mr. Speaker, our President again is ignoring military leaders. Patriots like General Colin Powell, like General Abizaid, and members of the bi-partisan Iraq Study Group who oppose this escalation.

But most importantly, Mr. Speaker, Congresses in the past did not stand up to the President and his policies. But today I stand with my other military veterans some who were just elected – like Sergeant Major Tim Walz, Admiral Joe Sestak, and Commander Chris Carney. We stand together to tell this Administration that we are against this escalation and that Congress will no longer give the President a blank check.

[…]

Mr. Speaker, I ask you – how many more street-corner memorials are we going to have for this war?

This is what the President’s proposal does – it sends more of our best and bravest to die refereeing a civil war.

Just a month ago Sgt. Jae Moon from my district in Levittown, Bucks County was killed in Iraq.

You know, a few blocks away from this great chamber, when you walk in the snow, is the Vietnam Memorial, where half of the soldiers listed on that wall died after America’s leaders knew our strategy would not work.

It was immoral then and it would be immoral now to engage in the same delusion.

That’s why Mr. Speaker, sending more troops into civil war is the wrong strategy. We need to win the War on Terror and reasonable people may disagree on what to do, but most will agree that it is immoral to send young Americans to fight and die in a conflict without a real strategy for success.

The President’s current course is not resolute, it is reckless.

That is why I will vote to send a message to our President that staying the course is no longer an option.

Read the whole text of his speech here.*

After listening to a couple servants of Dumbf*ckistan comparing anti-surge Representatives to those who supported Chamberlain’s appeasement policy, and comparing GWB’s so-far-misunderstood legacy to that of Winston Churchill, or comparing the Iranians to Hitler, I think the House should pass a resolution stating that the House will now add Godwin’s Law to the Robert’s Rules of Order which govern debate.

Upon the mention of Hitler/Nazis/Chamberlain/etc by a Rep. from one party, members of the opposite party will shout “Godwin,” the debate will end, and the bill opposed (or supported) by the party which invoked Hitler/Nazis/Chamberlain/etc. will be automatically passed (or failed.)

*

There should also be a rule that a Representative’s time will automatically expire if they fail to use the proper name of the opposition party. If one more Dumbf*ckistanian says “Democrat Party” I just might have to drive to DC to slap some heads.

How about we start abbreviating the Republican Party to “Publican’ Party” (invoking all those religious and temperance overtones) or just the ” ‘Lican” (lickin’) Party?

It would be great to hear Nancy Pelosi go on MTP (where the VP controls the format) and, when asked about Republican criticism, reply: “Well, Tim, I have a great respect for many of the members of the ‘Lican Party, but I think they’re wrong about X.”

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February 13, 2007 - Posted by | America, Bush, Government, Iran, Iraq, Middle East, Politics, War, Whacko Nut Cases, White House

3 Comments »

  1. Given our exalted leaders past, and the reports of many of our elected, and their problems with alcohol, and other addictions..maybe the should just be the Pubs…
    The Pubs Nominee is
    Now speaking for the PUBS…
    I kinda like it…

    Comment by mom | February 13, 2007 | Reply

  2. I like it!

    Comment by PA_Lady | February 13, 2007 | Reply

  3. Hey Lady! You’re absolutely… completely… 100%.. right… I mean correct!

    I’m glad somebody said it.

    (I hope our world comes to it’s senses soon.)

    Comment by dailymuse | February 15, 2007 | Reply


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