OCTOBER 21, 2003 – The best thing
about being writing for The Moderate Independent is that I get to
report on fun, comical things I wouldn’t get the chance to if I
worked at any other news source. For example, take this story you
won’t see anywhere else in the press.
Back in September, we reported how
President Bush, maintaining his streak of never taking
responsibility for anything, had come up with yet a new scapegoat
for the economy. (see story:
"President Bush Promised 'A
New Era Of Responsibility'" ) No, he couldn’t blame Clinton
anymore, he had been in office too long. And he couldn’t keep
blaming 9/11, as that had happened years ago. So, faced with the
prospect that President “I will usher in a new era of
responsibility” might actually have to take responsibility for
something, he showed his true colors one more time and resorted, yet
again, to his standard practice of “blame and lie” to avoid taking
the blame himself. Now, he was going to blame China for the bad
economy and loss of 3 million jobs on his watch.
Yes, it is hard to believe anyone could
be so pathetic and amoral as the stoop to that level of dishonesty.
It sounded completely and utterly desperate, and anyone who heard
the President’s speech on Labor Day had to question if the President
wasn’t in fact suffering from some illness that had rendered him
temporarily delusional. No sane man could expect the American
people to accept yet another scapegoat, to allow themselves to be
rallied yet again to hate and blame others for something so
obviously occurring under the watch of no one but President Bush.
Well, this new breed of Bush/Limbaugh
Republican never fails to astound in their capacity to hate and
blame and lie. Told not to admit that their President’s economic
policies have been an abysmal failure, but instead to create even
more of a rift between us and the rest of the world, the Bushies
followed along in mindless, un-American lockstep, and now they are
all waging a massive anti-China crusade attempting to pin the
country's economic woes on them.
Look at the words of one Bush-brand Republican Congressman for
example: "We are in an economic war with China and if we lose that
war, winning in Iraq is not going to mean that much." Rep. Phil
Gingrey, (R-GA), as quoted by the Washington Post. (see article:
"To Some In GOP, Bush's Troubles Become a Liability")
Wow, war once again. How original.
Hating some beige-skinned people once again. Genius.
This clone-brained moron, Gingrey, has
taken the brilliant step of, “co-sponsor(ing) a bill to threaten the
Chinese with tariffs on their goods coming into the United States.”
That’s just what we need, more enemies,
more battles against the other nations of the world, especially ones
based on dishonest nonsense born out of political desperation on the
part of our President. That will really help in the War on Terror;
it will really help to get people around the world to start viewing
us favorably again so they will buy our products.
President Bush’s steel tariffs created
the job losses. His asinine tax cuts created the record deficit and
massive economic problems we are having. But, blame the Chinese.
And no, this is not a South Park movie we are talking about, but
Wait, maybe it is just these two people,
the President and Gingrey who are off their rockers?
“Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) also said
that loss of manufacturing jobs "is the first thing [constituents]
bring up,” reported the Post.
Right, people are upset about the
economy, we know that. The President knows that. The question is,
Rep. Rogers, as someone who
supported the President’s stupid, destructive tax cuts, are you going to take the blame, acting like
an honest, respectable adult, or follow in the ‘hate and blame’ mold
of this new breed of Bush/Limbaughian.
Let’s let him speak in his own words:
“A lot of small manufacturers say they are being hurt by China's
manipulation of exchange rates. I've called on the administration to
take strong action against that."
Wow, it’s China again. This is really
starting to catch on, isn’t it?
Yes, so we can clearly see here what the
Bush/Limbaughian strategy will be as we approach this next election
with 3 million fewer jobs than when the President took office. He
blamed Clinton. When time ran out on that he blamed 9/11. Now,
But for those of you who worry that the
President won’t be able to pull this one off, that he has gone to
the hate, blame, and lie well one too many times, fear not.
First, do not underestimate the capacity
of this new breed of Bush/Limbaugh Republican to hate and blame.
Secondly, and most importantly, have no
fear that should this “hate and blame China” bit not pan out widely
enough, the President’s people will come up with some nation or
ethnic group suitably hateable, ensuring, as they must, that
President “new era of responsibility” never, ever, under any
circumstances or confronted with any amount of indisputable,
inescapable facts, take responsibility for anything.
Hey, any word on who leaked that
classified CIA info to Bob Novak? Oh yeah, that’s right, I think it
was the Chinese.
In fact, it was a Chinese man who
dressed up as the President to mislead the nation about WMD’s.
Also, it was the Chinese who told the President not to pay attention
to world affairs during his first 9 months and 11 days in office,
and to ignore warnings given about a new pitch or terrorist chatter
Wait a second, do you mean to tell me
that the Chinese were also responsible for him passing his deadly
No, don’t be silly. That was the
Russians. The Russians put through that economy-destroying
legislation. And it was, um… the Egyptians, I think, who made him
pass the steel tariffs that have cost us millions of manufacturing
jobs. Yeah. Or maybe the Sudanese. One of them, definitely not
anyone here in the Republican Party. Nope, couldn’t be.
God, well, taking all of this into
consideration, we really need to re-elect President Bush so he can
save us from all of these horrible people that are doing these
things to us. Right on! Bomb away Georgie, get ‘em all!
How proud the party of Abraham Lincoln