Thursday, May 31, 2007

Again with "these people"

Curious. A scant 700 showed up yesterday for George W. Bush's visit to Edison raising, supposedly, $650,00 for New Jersey's GOP. At $300 a plate and $5,000 for grip-and-grins with Mr. 28% (25% in New Jersey), he must have grinned for a lot of pictures. More likely, a couple of sugar daddies -- oil, pharma? -- pumped some fiscal amphetamines into the coffers.

Pushing his only-leg-to-stand-on terrorism button, Bush doesn't give up his "these people" talk, a bigotry Rick Perlstein called out in an editorial. Bush said:

"These people are brutal. They have no conscience," Bush said. "The only way to deal with these people is to stay on the offensive — fight them overseas so we don't have to fight them here."

"You can't ration (ration?) with them. You can't compromise with them. You can't even hope for the best with them," Bush said. "You must treat them as they are — cold-blooded killers, and bring them to justice."
Who are "these people?" He sends our troops to kill Iraqis, none of whom killed or threatened to kill anyone on our shores. Osama bin Laden, the Saudi mastermind of 9/11 operating from Afghanistan, is said to be in Pakistan now. Of Osama, Bush in March 13, 2002, said, "I don't know where he is. You know, I just don't spend that much time on him. I truly am not that concerned about him." Osama isn't one of the "they," apparently. I wonder why not.

And we can't "ration" with them? This is what happens when oil-rich daddies buy their kids a college degree.

In further lack of "ration," Bush attacks, "(The Democrats)... think they can spend your money better than you can." Then he talks about just signing a bill he wanted to spend $30 billion of our money on AIDS/HIV treatment and prevention in Africa. It looks like he's spending our money, better than we can. Is he saying he's a Democrat, then?

The RNC chased out the TV trucks, so we can't tell who showed up. As they say, there are none so blind as he who will not see.

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