Thursday, February 9, 2006

Bush et al plumb new depths of shamelessness

Every time you think they can't sink any lower, someone starts digging!

If Bush could figure out how to do away with that pesky Congress once and for all, he'd probably jump at the chance. But all he can do at the moment is hope they're not paying attention. The scary thing is, it's not unheard of for Congress to pass legislation without reading it, so this is not a hopeless strategy. It is pretty sad, though, when you consider that he has what used to be a rubber-stamp Congress -- but his ratings have fallen enough so even they are unwilling to pass his deranged proposals. Word has it, he may now be using threats, bribery and extortion in an attempt to bring back some discipline.

And, this one is hard to believe, even given all the crooked deals and corruption coming from the republicans in this Congess: Tom DeLay appoints himself to committee that is investigating Abramoff (via Pensito Review). Sigh. I know there are a lot of good republicans out there, but the bunch who are currently running Congress are just plain evil, and no one is even trying to stand up to them. Not only are republicans unwilling to confront the corruption, but they seem to be quite eager to clear the way and reward it.

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." -- (probably misattributed to) Edmund Burke (who did say "When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.")


sandy said...

Excellent blog. Love the quote " All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."

I guess I am not too shocked that Bush is still trying to privatize social security by sneaking it in to the Budget, I have grown accustomed to his sneaky ways. Remember the torture bill he signed of McCain's where he wrote an amendment to the bill: stating he does not have to follow the law if he feels otherwise. God the bill was written because of him and his evil leader, Vice President Cheney. Most civilized Presidents don't do the aggregious deeds Bush has done.

With Bush at the helm, all of us need to live our lives on "high alert" and it is not from Osama bin Forgotten but from Bush.

alice said...

We're also on high alert because of the upcoming elections and Karl Rove's repeat strategy of trying to win by scaring the shit out the ignorant masses. If that doesn't work, you can count on another issue that they've completely forgotten about since before the last election: the dreaded gay agenda! Gosh! What's that?!? Oh, my! I think I can feel them ruining my marriage already!