Saturday, March 03, 2007

Dubya Fatigue

Is it just me, or does anybody else feel like their outrage module has overheated and burned out? It's like policy disaster and scandal have simply become the norm. I can barely even get pissed off about anything any more. I'm just waiting for 2009 with grim determination.

But we can't just sit by for two years and let these guys run the country (and the world) farther into the ditch. Can we? Actually, I'm a bit surprised that there isn't a giant, standing anti-Bush rally on the Mall.

Jeez, even my complaints are becoming half-hearted.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

What are you, Winston, some kind of faggot?

2:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, me, too, except I've had Duhbya fatigue since the first time I ever heard his blend of patronizing arrogance and resolute cluelessness. I kept listening for a while, but now I can't anymore. The likelihood he will say those words I could listen for - "I resign" - are so slim it's not worth the time and upset. So I won't even watch the State of the Union until he's gone.

7:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oops: 'likelihood' => 'odds'

7:32 PM  
Blogger Tom Van Dyke said...

And, BTW, Matthew, Coulter fatigue.

1:25 AM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

No, man...I...I'm just as pissed off and manly as anybody else. I swear... Dubya sucks! He...he's the

Do you think these curtains are o.k.? Does this font make me look fat?

1:40 PM  
Blogger Scorpio said...

Unless the congresscritters grow a *lot* bolder, nothing is going to happen. The Rethugs are gonna crap legislation via the Senate, and it's not going to get better unless the impeachments start with Gonzales and work upward. And there is no getting rid of Bush unless Cheney goes first.

6:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Dems, especially in the House, need to wield their subpoena power like a scythe, show daily the thoroughgoing corruption that the Bushists have worked both in dollars and in democracy, and let the people demand impeachment. Or not.

I suspect that the people won't. I think we're too lazy to care about the principles of self-government any more; just give us widescreen HDTV.

But if we do, there'll be hell to pay. Hello, President Pelosi!

The real hell would be the possibility that a large number of right-wingers might well stage armed rebellion. We've had a Constitutional crisis simmering along with the lapdog media too focused on Liebermanesque faux bipartisanship to report it. This would be too visible and violent to ignore.

For once, I hope I'm just paranoid. But the "responsible" right never accepted Clinton's election and immediately set to work to undo it. Would they accept the (necessarily Republican-aided) impeachment and conviction of Darth and Duhbya? I doubt it.

11:46 AM  
Blogger Tom Van Dyke said...

The real hell would be the possibility that a large number of right-wingers might well stage armed rebellion.

Oh, my.

I hope you'll understand the wide berth I give you from here on in. I loveya, Lovable, but you've lost it, man. I had no idea.

I promise I won't shoot you, nor will I let anyone else shoot you, my fellow American. In fact, I'll stand in front of the right-wing mob and defend you, your family, and your right to say things like this. To the death.

But until that day, you and I are quits.

10:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, TVD, how sweet of you. Except you've before pointedly declined assent to the "defend to the death" hyperbole. Still, I wasn't expecting you to take part in the violence either way.

I promise you that I would rather not be Cassandra.

But, since you've shunned me, a couple of rhetorical questions:
- Who has the guns in the U.S.?
- Who has engaged in recent political violence against people in the U.S.?
- Which side has prominent advocates who urge political violence?
- Has there ever been widespread political violence in the U.S.?
- Can it happen here?

You don't think Duhbya is like Putin. I think you may be wrong.

All in all, though, it's an unlikely scenario that we'll get to impeachment, even though by any reasonable legal standard we should.

11:52 PM  

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