I don’t know about you but I am sick to damn death of this shit. How stupid does this administration think we are? Judging by recent actions (or really ALL their actions), pretty fucking stupid I’d say.
To wit: (Taken from The Rude Pundit)
President Bush met today with Rockey Vaccarella, a Katrina survivor who lost everything in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, and who drove a mock FEMA trailer to DC in order to talk with Bush about Katrina relief. Unlike, say, Cindy Sheehan, Bush invited Vaccarella into the White House and had coffee with him. And then, as if to prove that the hurricane had made him batshit insane, Vaccarella offered this while standing next to the President: “I just wish the president could have another term in Washington… You know, I wish you had another four years, man. If we had this president for another four years, I think we’d be great.”
In Louisiana and Mississippi, a giant vomiting sound was heard as the thought was contemplated. Oh, and, what the hell, when informed of the idea, Jesus wept. Some more.
Update: The Rude Pundit already knew that Rockey Vaccarella was a publicity whore fronting for a documentary of his journey (see the second link above). But now we find out he’s a Republican activist, too. Which means that he was inclined towards insanity even before the storm. Katrina just pushed him over the edge.
So basically, if you’re a hand picked Republican shill (rather than one that just wandered in off the street) and make for a wonderful photo op with Der Kommissar, then by all means he will make time for your ass. Because playing to that stupid base is soooo important, isn’t it? Yet, when a woman who lost her son – not her home, not her clothes but her SON requested to meet with his royal highness, well, he just couldn’t be bothered, could he? Nope. Couldn’t. be. bothered.
I am so angry about this (and about 100 other things they are doing each and every day).
Who are you, those of you who don’t see immediately that this was high bullshit? I’m calling you out. I want to know what about this particular incident seemed even remotely sincere. Don’t you get that you’re being played?? You are. We are. And it’s tearing down this country.
I was reading a diary today at Daily Kos and came across this paragraph that spoke to this very thing:
PR PR PR. That’s what Bush does. The Bush administration is not a governing body. They are an advertising agency that sits around and tries to fool people into believing in the shit they are selling. If they spent one one hundreth of the time actually helping New Orleans that they do lying to America, the Gulf Coast would be hoppin and boppin by now.
I am not so naive to think that all politicians who came before this administration were 100% altruistic. Not by a long shot. Everyone, Democrat and Republican alike, has an agenda. This is not new behavior, these PR stunts. However, what IS new are the heights this administration has taken it to and the complete and utter damage it is doing to this country. Just when you think they have reached the pinnacle of outrageous behavior, they take it even one step further.
So, if you are in that 30-some per cent who still supports Mr. Bush, I am calling you out. Tell me why you do. And if it’s based on his so-called Christian nature, all I have to say is “bitch, please”. The squirrel in my backyard is more in touch with the God in all of us than Bush. Because if Mr. Bush were, he could not and would not commit these atrocities in the name of our country. By the time he leaves that office, I fear we won’t even recognize this country any longer.