Bush Inconsistencies on Policy Matters
Original post made by A Boomer on Jun 20, 2007
1. Sanctity of human life: Shrub has announced he will again veto a stem cell research bill that would use human embryos that otherwise would be destroyed, as he states that it crosses the ethical boundaries of dealing with human life. He gets an "F" since his administration appears to put limited value on human lives such as our injured armed forces members, who are getting poor medical care while still in the service and once into the VA system, as has been widely reported. The conditions in New Orleans, and the indifference the Shrub administration has exhibited to the human suffering still going on there is another reason for the F" grade.
2. Irresponsible government spending: Shrub has suddenly gotten indignant about the wasteful ways of Congress, now that the Democrats are back in power, and has the veto pen out again to make sure the federal budget stays under control. This is the same President conducting a multi-billion dollar war in Iraq "off the books," and who inherited a federal budget generating surpluses, and that is now showing deficits in the hundreds of billions of dollars. "F" grade, Shrub.
3. Extolling the virtues of democracy: Shrub expresses concerns about the lack of progress in Russia toward true democracy, props up the current Iraqi regime as "democratically elected,", and yet back-pedaled on supporting the Hamas party when it was democratically chosen by the Palestinians, and like virtually every other US administration, keeps quiet with the likes of China, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt, among others, that have stable albeit non-democratic, regimes. Appears reliability is more important than democracy, which is a defensible "real politik" position, but much more difficult to reconcile with Shrub's simplistic belief that there is no problem that cannot be solved by a democratically chosen regime. F's in Political Science, History, Organizational Management, and Rhetoric.
I am among those that believe this is one of the worst administrations this country has ever had, so I come from that bias. Nevertheless, these are three very current examples of inconsistent, poorly thought out positions that are rife with contradictions and make it difficult, if not impossible for countries, states and private organizations to understand where the foundation in policy is. Agree or disagree with the Shrub Administration, on the three examples above, we all have the opportunity to do both, whatever position we take.
What was that about Kerry being a flip-flopper? Maybe cynicism is the only prevailing policy on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue these days.
on Jun 20, 2007 at 6:31 pm
This entire Bush presidency is quite simply the biggest con that's ever been played on the American people. Everything, from 9/11 to Iraq, has been carefully orchestrated to put money, money, money in the pockets of Bush/Cheney's cronies at Halliburton, et al. Think about it - the worse the war goes, the better: the more weaponry to be bought from defense contractors, the more reconstruction for Halliburton to get paid for... it never ends. It's a huge scam - Bush is NOT religious (none of them are, it's simply a very effective PR tool to get the Jaysus-lovin' masses behind them); they don't care about our country's security (or our ports would have been secured years ago); their only concern in the middle East is to destabilize it so they can send Halliburton in to "rebuild" on the taxpayer's dime. It's just a con game. The repercussions of this administration's greed, are the unfortunate side effects that we're all going to have to live with. I blame the yahoos that voted for these criminals - twice - because they needed a big, patriarchal daddy to protect them from the scary "terrists", causing the rest of us to be scammed along with those who deserved it. We are all going to be paying for
on Jun 20, 2007 at 6:34 pm
There is no evidence - no evidence whatsoever - that Bush has ever had an important thought or independently made an important decision in his entire life.
There is no evidence - none - that Bush has ever been in charge of anything in his entire life.
There is no evidence --it simply does not exist - that Bush has successfully accomplished anything - except for petty criminal acts - on his own ever in his entire life.
His religious "beliefs" are demonstrably fraudulent and obviously only exist because his owners told him to pretend to have them.
He does not for one second think that some people are good and some are evil, only that some are rich and the rest are worthless.
He did not steal two elections (his owners did that), he does not run this country (his owners do that), and he absolutely does not give one second's thought to anything approaching theology, ideology or philosophy, instead only saying what his owners put into his mouth.
on Jun 20, 2007 at 6:41 pm
Bush is a fascist. Period. End of story. He won't be happy until half the world is dead or on a water board at Guantanamo.
I am so disappointed when some naive souls apply ideology to his crimes give him and his bunch the benefit of the doubt about anything. They don't believe anything they say.They don't believe in anything, period. They don't care about evil, they don't care about good, they don't care about democracy. They want to get their way, which means maintaining an American empire and making their friends incredibly rich. There really isn't much more to say.