A BuzzFlash Editorial
Who Will Denounce The Spoiled Rich Kid Who Runs This Nation as an Extension of Bush Incorporated?
March 19, 2002
A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL
It is time for the Democratic leadership to climb out if its timid stupor and stand up for the guiding principles and inherent decency of this magnificent democracy.
Friday, April 5th, George W. Bush, the man occupying the White House,
personally accused Bill Clinton of being the cause of violence in
the Middle East. George Junior, the pampered Vietnam War evader,
who is used to having his family's servants do his dirty work, finally
tossed his cowardly patrician body into the mud and wallowed in
it. (See http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=
In February, Ari Fleischer stunned the White House Press stenographer squad (AKA, the White House press corps) when he accused President Bill Clinton of being, in essence, responsible for the violence in the Middle East.
The addled-brained political pundits speculated that Ari was "freelancing" his comments, a point that BuzzFlash vigorously disputed. First of all, what Ari said was all-too consistent with the "never-accept-personal-responsibility" principles of the Bush family. Two, it was part of the "if it's not broken, don't fix it permanent GOP campaign" to scapegoat Bill Clinton for every wrong in the world. Three, Ari Fleischer is a toy terrier on a tight leash. He doesn't bark unless his masters tell him to. Four, the day Ari made his assertion (only to "apologize" three hours later) happened to be the same day that the top EPA enforcement administrator resigned, releasing a letter excoriating the Bush administration for its undermining of the environment. The comments by Ari successfully buried the toxically damaging EPA announcement at the bottom of the news.
Now, with Bush's unconscionable and craven remarks, we know, for certain, that Ari was, once again, just a messenger reflecting "Royal Court" opinion.
The other day, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman asked of Bush, in relation to the administration's unconscionable use of "the war on terror" to advance issues favorable to Bush contributors and the right wing: "Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?"
And now we know, beyond the scintilla of a doubt, that the answer is "no."
The question Krugman asked was the same one that finally led, after months upon months of Democratic cowering, to the downfall of Senator Joseph McCarthy in the 1950's.
In 2002, who will stand up to the man occupying the White House? Who will champion the core American value of accepting personal responsibility and not debasing the cherished institution of our presidency? Who will denounce the spoiled rich kid who runs this nation as an extension of Bush Incorporated, combining the arrogance of an effete family lineage with the corrupt business ethics of Enron?
Who in the Democratic leadership will ask of George W. Bush, "Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?"
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