Reflections from the Grounded Center


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Killing Me Softly

by digby

I'm feeling down right now. I know I shouldn't. The fact that Tom DeLay has stepped down is such a huge victory for humanity all by itself that I should be dancing a jig for the next six months. But, I'm down in the dumps, mostly because I am watching George W. Bush repeat his patented mantra for the 514,346th time. It's filled with lies, mischaracterizations and simple-minded gibberish, as always, and I'm watching it go out unfiltered, in its entirety, unchallenged by the media, no Democrats in sight, on every cable channel. I think they are personally trying to drive me crazy.

There is one new wrinkle. Regarding the illegal wiretapping, he just said, "it's amazing to me when people say I just wanted to break the law. If I wanted to break the law why would I brief congress?"

His masterful sound guy is there, compressing the sound, building the audience response to statements like that from a distant chuckle to a soft moan of appreciation, slowly ratcheting it up to a low roar until it reaches a crescendo of ecstatic, sustained hysteria. I think I even saw some rending of garments in the fourth row.

They are going to the 9/11 well again. They say that Democrats are sending talking points to Osama and giving aid and comfort to the enemy. Rove says we don't believe that the government should monitor al Qaeda's telephone calls. The next several months will be spent fending off accusations that if we don't let the president do anything he damned well pleases we are all going to die.

I don't know if it will work again. But I also don't know if I can take this campaign one more time. Five years of hearing the same thing over and over again and watching American sheeple fall for it over and over again is just too depressing. I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to January 20, 2009 (and I'm of an age where rushing the future is no longer wise.) The day I no longer have to listen to one more word from this immoral, dishonest, incompetent, delusional prick will be the best day of my life.




Blogger KOB said...

Interesting, a blog about a blog. And what are you doing using a silly religious word like Amen? Anyway, I take what I’m given.

I really feel sorry for my friend digby. Not for the reasons he outlined, but because he lives every day under the delusion that it is only masterful sound guys and engineered speeches that make the “sheeple” believe in the President’s messages.

He/She is upset that he has had to listen to the national security speech for 5 years? It’s called war. While I know he’d rather be listening to President Clinton (Hillary) talk about the importance of taking money from evil rich people and giving to those poor out-of-work bastards that Bush single-handedly outsourced, the truth is that national security is the most important thing that a President does.

Anyway, I’m happy that digby’s not.


Blogger A. K. Brown said...

Typical...religion is the sole purview of the right, huh? Even though a large part of them are the most un-Christian lot I have ever laid eyes on. Here is a hint for the future - don't assume you have a handle on someone's spiritual is really a very personal and private thing. Something else I guess I shouldn't expect a foaming Neo-Con to understand.

Don't be mad just because you were fooled by a bunch of lobbyists and propoganda ministers into thinking your President and his friends are righteous...we all get fooled sometimes. The only difference is we have the balls to admit when it happens.


Blogger KOB said...

Typical. An off-topic emotional outburst as a response to a logical post.


Anonymous gerd said...

Your post was not logical, and rife with emotion. Pot, kettle, black.


Blogger KOB said...

rife...learn a new word Gerd?


Anonymous gerd said...

Wow, just wow. Your writing tone and comments make you seem like an arrogant prick. I guess your little condescending comment above is proof of this and of your own hypocracy.

Logical and emotion free? You're anything but that KOB. With that said I free myself of you, and "Curse your womb forever" as I leave this place for better things.

Rant away with Repbulican jargon KOB, I am forever done with you.


Blogger KOB said...

i give you credit for being true to yourself Gerd - cut and run.


Blogger A. K. Brown said...

"It's called war."

Baaaah, baaaah, baaaah....

"While I know he’d rather be listening to President Clinton (Hillary) talk about the importance of taking money from evil rich people and giving to those poor out-of-work bastards that Bush single-handedly outsourced,"

Baaaah, baaaah, baaaah....


Blogger KOB said...

Speaking of Hilary - what does "running congress like a plantation," actually mean? She is brilliant.


Blogger A. K. Brown said...

It doesn't surprise me that the right can't figure out what that means. I can't imagine a whole lot of them think there is a great deal wrong with plantations and the way they were run.


Blogger KOB said...

Oh I get it, because we hate blacks right?


Blogger A. K. Brown said...

No, no-hate is entirely too strong of a word. You just don't care about them very much...unless it can get you Florida.

Heh heh...



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