George Bush, Socialist’s New BFF

19 Dec

I wonder if those crazy people who voted Bush in 2000, or even 2004 knew where we would be today.  George Bush will leave office in a few weeks having served in the biggest, most powerful government the United States has ever seen.  What gets me, is all of the Palin conservatives who were scared of the “Socialist, Obama big government!”  If I were a betting man (and I am, so I guess I’ll make this a bet), Obama’s White House will not be nearly as Big Government as Bush’s.

I’m sure Bush felt like Santa this morning when he gave the GM and Chrysler $17.4 billion as an early Christmas present.  It sure made my day!  Having the auto companies fail right now would be a complete disaster.  I know that there are tons of people out there who disagree with me, but if you want your kids to grow up in the “Land of Opportunity,” then we can not let this economy hit the can even worse than we are now. So, to do something I never thought I would do, I would like to thank President Bush. I still think you have been a horrible president, but at least you have good shoe dodging reflexes and can bail out the auto industry.

Now I would love to hear what other people think. I know that no one has really been posting comments, but now is your chance! Speak up, make your voice heard (even if it is just by a few people)! You can do it anonymously, and you don’t have to sign up for anything. How could you pass up an opportunity like that?!?

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3 Responses to “George Bush, Socialist’s New BFF”

  1. Justin December 19, 2008 at 5:28 pm #

    There are universal truths…. Thus, it is possible to hold integrated, logically-consistent worldviews (i.e., belief systems, ideologies, etc.). If this is so, then President Bush, like my good friend Douglass, belies either inherent flaws in his worldview or weakness in his conviction when he makes ideologically inconsistent decisions. This is not normatively “bad” per se, as it could be evidence of learning and an open, critical mind at work as it is in the case of Douglass. I don’t believe that this is the case for President Bush, however. Nor do I believe that our President holds his convictions timidly. Rather, I believe that this bailout is evidence of something alltogether different. I believe that it manifests our dear leader’s purely self-interested, politically pragmatic worldview.

    Of course, we all knew this all along. Nobody – except maybe the voters – believed that Governor Bush was a laissez faire Liberal or a Teddy Roosevelt isolationist. What we were less aware of, however – and what Douglass reveals in his piece – is how similar we all are to our once-fearless, now forlorn, dejected, and defeated leader. We are all self-centered pragmatists. This worldview is what made America great – it is what tamed the frontier, forged mountains from steel, and gave us the iPhone. Yet, for reasons that we all know, it will also precipitate our decline. And that’s okay.

  2. ginna December 19, 2008 at 5:50 pm #

    here’s a comment, friend.

    and a question: not that i disagree with you, but can you elaborate how Bush has been a socialite? because of the auto bailout?

  3. Jaclyn December 19, 2008 at 11:26 pm #

    I would like to echo your comments, Doug. As someone who holds a dear spot in her heart for Detroit, I thank President Bush for advocating for this. Even though I know in my heart of hearts that it might not make any business sense, I do know that without it, parts of the Midwest which have been suffering for years would literally implode and probably not recover in our lifetime.

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