Posts Tagged ‘President Bush’

I’ve been promising a friend of mine for a while now that I would post something about this, so I’m finally getting to it. 

Let me start with some background.  Earlier this year, Senator Harry Reid (in all his glory), stuck his foot in his mouth once again, when he blamed President Bush for not having enough bathrooms for tourists in the Capitol Building.  He said that the congressmen always joke that they know when it is tourist season because of the smell (yes, saying that the tourists stink).  Apparently the toursts congregate in the building while waiting for bathrooms, and all the people in there cause an unpleasant smell.  So, he then blamed President Bush for not having enough bathrooms for all the tourists, and essentially saying that it was President Bush’s fault for the tourists being stinky.   Now, as one of our great local radio talk show hosts, Casey Hendrickson, pointed out, the President isn’t even allowed at the Capitol (that whole separation of powers thing).  And since Congress is the body that does all the fund appropriating, why do they not appropriate themselves some more bathrooms? 

So, anyway, this got me thinking about all the different things President Bush has been blamed for.  A few of my favorites include: 

  • Tourists stinking.  (See above)
  • It was Bush’s fault when all that spinach was making people sick with e.coli.  (If he would have had better or more agriculture inspectors, that wouldn’t have happened.)
  • Global warming.  (If he had signed the Kyoto Protocol…) 
  • Hurricane Katrina.  (Global warming caused Hurricane Katrina.  See above)

The list could go on and on.  Anyway, in thinking about all this, I realized that the Left in this country is giving President Bush all kinds of power, by blaming him for this.  I mean, just looking at my short little list, here’s what the President can do:  make people stink, make people sick, warm up the earth, cause hurricanes.  I mean, what kind of power is that?  And here I was thinking he was just a man, but according to all the liberals, he must be really really powerful.  Dare I say, even magical!  He must have extraordinary abilities!  I mean, this is the only thing that could explain it.  And, since everyone knows Dick Chaney is really controlling Bush, he must be even more powerful!  Maybe they are some sort of wizards or something, and they spend their time together ploting and scheming. 

Of course any reasonable person knows that these things are not Bush’s fault; he just happened to be President at the time these things occurred.  But, sometimes it’s fun to try to figure out what the liberals could possibly be thinking.  It’s the only explanation that makes since with their line of thinking.

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So a couple months ago, a bunch of us sat around discussing the possibility of negotiating with North Korea and Iran. Adam, having recently listened to a series on negotiation, claimed that you can negotiate with anyone. The rest of us maintained that you cannot negotiate with someone that only wants your utter annihilation, like Iran. While I stand by that statement, I must admit that negotiation was possible with North Korea. (However, they weren’t after our utter destruction like Iran is.) As a result of the six-party talks, North Korea is taking the first steps toward disarmament. So, it appears that Adam was right, with respect to North Korea; a fact that he pointed out to me earlier. 🙂 (I’d also like to point out that the six-party talks worked with North Korea. This was Bush’s plan. While others wanted to talk to North Korea unilaterally, he stuck by his guns and knew the right thing to do. Let’s see the liberal media report that. Bush was right!) However, it remains to be seen if North Korea will keep with what they have promised.

I maintain, however, that there will be absolutely no negotiating with Iran or Syria. While these countries may claim to want to negotiate, they are only interesting in what will give them what they want. They aren’t there to negotiate, just to watch others fold. I believe it would be a grave mistake to try to negotiate with either of these two countries, and actually expect them to be true to their word.

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Well, we’re off and running for 2008! Isn’t it exciting?! I know it may sound weird, but I love all this campaigning stuff. I’m a political junkie. I just find it all extremely fascinating, and very compelling. I get pretty passionate about it too.
Here’s how it’s looking. For the Dems, there’s Hillary and Obama. Sure others have said they are running, but these two have the main focus right now. Hillary was supposed to have had this race handed to her on a silver platter (at least in her mind). There have been years of build up to this moment. (Maybe all of Bill’s Presidency was just to pave the way for Hillary.) Then, all of a sudden, in a sneak attack, Obama comes out of virtually no where and takes it right out from under her. The Dems have a new love child. I just wonder how long the love affair will last. I picture in my head a boxing match between the two of them. (Personally, in a physical battle, I’d have to favor Hillary. She’s mean!) I can’t wait to see how this plays out! I have a feeling it will be fun to watch the two of them tear each other apart. It is going to be mean and vicious. Perhaps they will give us stuff to use against them in the general election.
Then, on the Republican side, there are a few possibilities. We’ve got the former mayor of NY, Giuliani. Personally, I’m not a big fan at all. He’s far too liberal for my liking! The thing he’s got going for him is his amazing reaction and handling of 9/11. There’s also my personal favorite, Mitt Romney. I would love to see him get the GOP nomination!

Also to look forward to in 2008 is that the House will be up for grabs again. We’ve got to get Nancy Pelosi out of there before the whole democracy falls apart! We’ve got to get conservatives back into power! Luckily, the Dems are already fighting among themselves. Guess the honeymoon didn’t last too long. They said they were going to get a lot done, but I’m still waiting for them to do something useful. I’m tired of my taxpayer money going to pay their salaries so that they can spend their time insulting the President and passing non-binding resolutions (which don’t mean anything). I’d really like to see them do something useful – after all, that’s what they claimed they would do!

Anyway, it is going to be interesting to see how this all plays out! I’ll definitely keep you posted!

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Alright, here we go. It was only a matter of time before I had to talk about Iraq. The only reason it’s waited this long is because I’ve really been “biting my tounge” so to speak.
On Wednesday, the President delivered his State of the Union Address, in which he outlined a new strategy for Iraq. The main focus of this strategy is the deployment of 20,000 additional troops. I think this is the only way we can win over there. I actually think we need to send about 100,000 over there and just squash this insurgency (get er done!). However, that won’t happen. It should, but it won’t. I think the President has a good plan, that can work. However, it isn’t going to be a quick or easy thing. In my opinion, it will probably get much worse at first. Just like a child, the insurgents in Iraq will want to test their limits; see how far they can really go. For a while, it is going to be bad, probably really bad. But, it will get better. It’s going to take time, though; a long time. I believe that this is a conflict that will take 5 to 10 years to sort out, maybe more. But, it will be worth it. Make no mistake that if we withdraw, as the Democrats want, that nation and area would be overrun by Iran in short order. The violence we are seeing now would pale in comparison. It would be the most costly mistake we could make. We have to crush this insurgency. We have to protect Iraq’s borders. In time, that will take less and less of our troops. We have a vested interest in the outcome of this war, not only politically, but in respect to our country’s safety and authority. If we were to pull out now, the message would be sent that if you light a big enough fire under our butts, we will run away and cower. Is this the kind of message we want to send to Iran and Syria? And, make no mistake about it, we are already engaged in a war with these countries – being fought in Iraq. Most of the insurgency is sponsored by Iran. Many of the insurgents are citizens of Iran. Just today several militants from Iran were arrested. We must win this war, or we will lose much more than Iraq. We cannot led terrorists and terrorist nations, ie Iran and Syria, gain any more momentum or power than they already have. These countries are indeed terrorist nations. They are the main supporters and sponsors of radical terrorist groups like Hezbollah. They are fascists, like the Nazis were. They believe their ideology is the only thing that should be on the face of this planet, and that any who oppose them should be wiped off the face of the earth. This is something we cannot ignore or escape. If we lose in Iraq, Iran will take it over. It will become another safe-haven for terrorists. We simply cannot afford not to win in Iraq!
I hope and pray that the Democrats here will open their eyes and see this. They must stop fighting everything President Bush does, and realize that they need to do not only what is best for the Iraqi people, but what is best for our people!

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