Never before in all our history have these forces been so united against one candidate as they stand today. They are unanimous in their hate for me and I welcome their hatred.-FDR

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Is Bush the New Reagan?

Reading this makes me want to puke:

"Miss me yet?" ask the ubiquitous billboards and T-shirts featuring George W. Bush's cheerful countenance. It seems maybe the answer is yes.

The World Series crowd cheered as the retired but reinvigorated Bush threw the first pitch of the fourth game. This week come the tour and the TV appearances connected with Bush's newly published account of his big decisions in life, from giving up booze to invading Iraq. Next week at Southern Methodist University, it's ground breaking time for the Bush Center. Not a bad comeback for a president whom his successor keeps deriding as the source of America's present problems.

Emphasis mine. So how does showing up to a baseball game and writing a book about your presidency make you "bounce back" from being rightfully accused of destroying the economy? I don't get it, really. And I have not seen one t-shirt with that phrase on it and I think there was only one billboard with Bush on it. I wouldn't call that "ubiquitous." Maybe the sentence should have been written this way and it would have made almost as much sense:

"Am I full of shit?" asks the ubiquitous billboards and T-shirts featuring Bill Murchison's cheerful countenance. It seems maybe the answer is yes.

Bill goes on to compare Bush to Truman, but what I am sensing is that the right wants to turn Bush into the next Reagan. I have been predicting this for years. They want to turn that giggling murdering asshole into another conservative icon. That's why it's imperative that we never stop trashing Bush and his legacy. If you think about it, the Reagan administration was just about as corrupt as the Bush administration with war crimes and economic irresponsibility. Reagan was slightly more articulate than Bush, but still said stupid shit. They both fostered in an era of right-wing propaganda and it's no surprise that Bush is going to be turned into a "hero" the same way Reagan was. We must stop that or else we will see Bush or Reagan's head on Mount Rushmore.

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