the president as buffoon

We forgot to watch the prez on Meet the Press. I guess that's okay because just reading the transcript upset me so much I expect my psoriasis to flare up any minute now. One of the parts that really bugged me was his talk about cutting taxes for small businesses. Well, how come we paid more taxes last year and will be paying even more this year for our small business? Supposedly he's trying to benefit entrepreneurs. Well, we'd sure like to find out how ... just read it yourself if you missed the show: Meet the Press - Transcript for Feb. 8th

Bushie: ... And I look forward to debate on the economy because I think one of those things that's very important is that the entrepreneurial spirit of this country be strong and the small business sector be strong. And the policies I have laid out enhance entrepreneurship, they encourage small business creation, and I think this economy is coming around just right, frankly.

Russert: The General Accounting Office, which are the nation's auditors

President Bush: Yeah.

Russert: have done a study of our finances.

President Bush: Um hmm.

Russert: And this is what your legacy will be to the next generation. It says that our "current fiscal policy is unsustainable." They did a computer simulation that shows that balancing the budget in 2040 could require either cutting total Federal spending in half or doubling Federal taxes.

President Bush: Um hmm.

Russert: How why, as a fiscal conservative as you like to call yourself, would you allow a $500 billion deficit and this kind of deficit disaster?

President Bush: Sure. The budget I just proposed to the Congress cuts the deficit in half in five years. Now, I don't know what the assumptions are in the GAO report, but I do know that if Congress is wise with the people's money, we can cut the deficit in half. ... [more unbelievable bullshit]

Stanley said that when Clinton evaded answering questions, at least he had finesse. I was never a Clinton fan -- I didn't vote for him either time, I confess (I voted for Perot) -- but god how I long for him to be the one in the Oval Office. It's going to take years to undo the damage the Pretender has wrought. How can anyone with at least two brain cells to rub together even think about supporting this moron? Particularly if they have children. Especially if they have children -- unless they secretly hate their kids and want them to live in a nightmare world.

The other part that really bothered me was his attempt to explain to the parents of the 530 soldiers who've died in Iraq why this was necessary. He said, in essence, nothing. There is nothing he can say to atone for his murder of 530 Americans.
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