Friday, January 16, 2009

Bush's Final Days, Part 4: Doo-fus! Doo-fus! Doo-fus! ...

By Manifesto Joe

Get those extended-forearm salutes up, loyal subjects. Il Doofus has spoken, ostensibly for the last time.

I have to admit that, in his Thursday night farewell address to the nation, Bush and his speechwriters put the best possible face on myriad historic disasters. (See attached video of some of the speech, from MSNBC.) It almost made the manure palatable. Fortunately, not everyone's memory is that short. (See second attached video.)

During the debates on Bush's role in history -- like, is he the worst U.S. president of all time? -- there were comparisons made with presidents who were generally regarded as ineffectual. Such officeholders would be Ulysses S. Grant, Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and a couple of others.

I can't find who it was, but one historian said that being ineffectual was never Bush's problem. Il Doofus, he explained, has really been quite effective -- at pursuing disastrous policies. Over and over. And over again.

And then, I will add, proclaiming them successes.

It's past 11, but here's the film anyway:

Now, for equal time, here's Scotty McClellan on Keith Olbermann's MSNBC Countdown show, at long last being something resembling an honest man.

Four days to go.

Manifesto Joe Is An Underground Writer Living In Texas.


Jack Jodell said...

Bush was indeed the absolute worst President in our entire history. Barring a complete traitor taking office some day in the future, Bush's distinction as the worst ever will never be eclipsed. Yes, he was ineffectual, and yes, his policies were disatrous. Beyond even that, they worked AGAINST the country's well-being! Encouraging shipping millions of jobs overseas as well as supporting the influx of cheap illegal labor has lowered our standard of living and contributed to our current economic freefall. Even worse, it has caused a transfer of wealth overseas so great that it has basically funded the Chinese buildup of its military and its transformation from a mainly defensive to a potently offensive force. So in additional to being disastrous, his policies were also clearly DESTRUCTIVE, and no President has ever gone that far. We taxpayers should sue him for a return of every penny of his salary for the past 8 years!

Jack Jodell said...
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Manifesto Joe said...

The second comment here was deleted only because Jack accidentally posted the same comment twice.