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Hooray for George Bush Republicanism

Grover Norquist (Liason between Bush administration and arch-conservative movements):

“My goal is to cut government in half in twenty-five years,” he says, “to get it down to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub.”

Paul Krugman:

“The federal government’s lethal ineptitude wasn’t just a consequence of Mr. Bush’s personal inadequacy; it was a consequence of ideological hostility to the very idea of using government to serve the public good.”

Result: Drowning people in a city shaped like a bathtub are wondering what would have happened if governmental resources had been halved.

I guess when you have an entrenched attitude of entitlement you can not but think about the poor with impunity. The president is a jackass who thought it more convenient to pitch his agenda after vacation than actually get his hands dirty (even symbolically) in the country he claims to run.

Do I fault the monkey president for the hurricane itself as some whack-jobs do? No. I’m not saying it’s the fault of the administration for not adopting the Kyoto protocol that would help level off global warming that fed the hurricane. I’m not sure there’s a direct causal chain there. What I am saying is that the situation called for a real leader, not a chimp that has 10 talking points from which he doesn’t deviate.

If you caught the speech he made in Mississippi he tried to get back to talking points and the incredulous leadership of that state gave him the “What the hell are you talking about” expression he richly deserved (both in terms of this issue as well as his horribly stewardship of the Iraq quagmire).

All not even starte on the topic that for a Christian president he looks like he really couldn’t care less.

If this president couldn’t handle a hurricane for which he had dozens of hours of warning, how the hell can we trust him or his lackeys to handle the situation when it’s a dirty bomb? It’s not like Zarqawi calls his strikes in days before and does a practice run on FLA to get the timing down.