Thursday, March 22, 2007

So Wrong.... About Everything

It is not surprising that the similarities to Watergate are being discussed. Shit, half of Bush's staff were involved in Watergate. The other half were involved in Iran-Contra.

We've got some quality criminals in the White House. The best of the best.

Missing eighteen-day stretch in Justice emails recalls infamous Watergate tape gap:
"First spotted by a commenter on the blog Talking Points Memo, Josh Marshall reports there is an 18-day gap in the over 3,000 emails released by the Department of Justice pertaining to the attorney firing scandal.

The gap covers the days between November 15 and December 4, 2006. So far, only one email has been found dated within the 18 days among those released in Monday night's document dump. The lone email, from November 29, 2006, was one forwarded by Justice official Michael Elston to a fellow staffer asking for an attached review document to be printed.

'The firing calls went out on December 7th. But the original plan was to start placing the calls on November 15th,' notes Marshall. 'So those eighteen days are pretty key ones.'"

Elections have consequences.... thank jeebus they do. Maybe, maybe we can turn Bush's Titantic around before it's too late:

Who's watching the president?:
Hurricane Katrina, the chaotic occupation and reconstruction of Iraq, the breakdown at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the FBI's abuse of Patriot Act powers, the troubling dismissals of eight U.S. attorneys — everywhere, the administration has been plagued by an epidemic of incompetence."
The answer begins with Bush's management style. He combines a distaste for details with a tendency to prize loyalty over performance.

Conservatives portray themselves as the serious-minded adults who are responsible.

Ummmm, not so much:

Conservatives Cost a Lot of Money:
"The real attention-getter about conservatives is that they are so damned expensive."

What costs more--a vast middle class who can support themselves and their towns and cities and schools and children and elderly relatives, or a vast class of working poor who can barely support themselves and certainly cannot take care of failing schools, deteriorating housing stock, surging crime, and chaos proliferating all around them? Just because the conservatives don't want to pay for something doesn't mean costs are not incurred; they are simply put off for another day, when they will be geometrically higher.

They simply aren't right about anything. I mean anything. Not even historically. You can't find one instance where these guys have been right. They ooze wrongness.

Economist's View: Paul Krugman: Don’t Cry for Reagan:
"As the Bush administration sinks deeper into its multiple quagmires, the personality cult the G.O.P. once built around President Bush has given way to nostalgia for the good old days. The current cover of Time magazine shows a weeping Ronald Reagan, and declares that Republicans “need to reclaim the Reagan legacy.”

But Republicans shouldn’t cry for Ronald Reagan; the truth is, he never left them. There’s no need to reclaim the Reagan legacy: Mr. Bush is what Mr. Reagan would have been given the opportunity."

And they don't give one wit about the Constitution. That's the scariest part. This is just chilling... or it should be fucking eye-opening.

If the Republican expressed how they truly felt about matters then they would never, ever win another election in the U.S.

Sometimes it slips out:

'Free speech is subject to policy':
Rep. Chris Cannon (R-UT) issued a startling rebuke to the NASA official, disputing his assertion that taxpayer-funded scientists are entitled to speak freely.

'Free speech is not a simple thing and is subject to and directed by policy,' Cannon said, according to the Times."

The U.S. pays a dear price for having these fools in power. It took them 6 years to wreak so much havoc.

These people are criminal dangerous:

The Price of White House Ineptitude:
"The White House that was once seen as muscular-even invincible-is being tagged as something else: incompetent. How else to explain the ham-handed Justice Department management of the dismissal of U.S. attorneys? Or the lack of oversight of conditions at Walter Reed Army Medical Center? Or an FBI that abused intelligence-gathering powers provided for in the Patriot Act? 'The whole thing just isn't competent,' a Republican senator close to the White House tells me. 'It looks like the wheels are coming off.'"

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