Thursday, February 01, 2007

DoublePlus Unfunny ~ Bush Belatedly Notices Reality on Wall Street

Republicans, en masse, seem to respond to whatever qualifies as a crisis in their worldview by clenching their collective fisties, banging them on the nearest table, & asserting authoritarian control, or attempts thereat, only to find, (*imagine*) that some nettlesome problems are more complex than they initially thought. It's never so obvious as when George, their putative father figure, steps up to state something that has been painfully obvious to the rest of us for years, as if he's just discovered it himself.

So it was with his recent statement to Wall Street that CEO compensation packages are way out of whack with anyone's version of economic reality--excepting the self-inflating CEO's themselves (a statement which, according to the NYT, met with dead silence, so delighted were listeners there to hear it). Washington Post article, title bar.

Your was DP particularly galled by the follow-up commentaries he made with respect to Americans needing to get more education-- among other miserable failures of this Administration & the GOP generally, their collective ADD on the education issue K-postgraduate has been particularly shameful. (And how we do go about getting it? "Just pull it outta you asses, losers," seems to be the non-response.)

I'll be charitable enough to not mention that this belated tapping into the national angst-ridden zeitgeist about domestic issues & the economy in particular was more than likely a cynical ploy to steal some Democratic thunder in the wake of elections that were clearly intended by voters as a wake-up call.

Still, the spectacle of disingenuous boy George Bush decrying the go-go-Robber Baron Capitalism he's done so much to advance, & has benefitted by, is almost more than your poor Demon can take.

So she takes great comfort in the Second Law of Thermodynamics as applied to the GOP:
Every isolated thing is moving toward a more disorganized state ~



Anonymous Anonymous said...

why would anyone want to give themselves competition?

10:57 AM  
Blogger No Blood for Hubris said...

Considering Bubble Boy's Oedipal war in Iraq (and Iran?), one truly shudders to think of him as being anyone's -- or anything's -- father figure.


I have long said that this Bush has replaced the kindly Democratic nannystate with the loudmouth, spendthrift, sadistic, drunken, abusive-Daddystate. And that ain't pretty.

9:30 PM  
Blogger Demon Princess said...

Methinks you hit the nail on the head. GWB is frightening, & it certainly seems to have a great deal to with the fact that he's the son of GHWB. ~ When rich overprivileged brat-kid-bullies rule the world, there's no telling what they might try to do ~ when has anybody ever said "no" to George Bush? Daddy shoulda spanked him a long time ago...

11:57 PM  

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