Tuesday, May 31, 2005


Apparently, Patience Is Not A Virtue

As Georgieboy blathered, babbled, and contradicted his way through his monthly press conference today, he gave the bloggers plenty to feast on. From his contradictions about Social Security's solvency to his nonsensical answers concerning the legislative process, George is a blogger's wet dream. Every time he opens his mouth he gives us something we can make fun of even if it's nothing more than his "why do you guys keep asking me these hard questions" tone.

But today I thought the defining moment came in one of the less memorable moments. When asked about John Bolton's status as the UN nominee, Bush replied in a way that really summed up everything that is wrong with his administration. He said:

If you disregard the fact that he said "up or down vote" six times (remember what he said about why he repeats himself), you might have noticed that he seems to be criticizing the Democrts for trying to do the right thing. He doesn't like the fact that they are taking their time to make sure they do the right thing. You also might have noticed over the last four years that this seems to be the modus operandi for Georgieboy's entire tenure in office.

Ever since he was first installed by the SCOTUS, it's been hurry, hurry, hurry. He doesn't wait for anything. Right after taking office, he pushed through tax cuts. Had he waited he might have seen the economic ramifications those tax cuts would bring. But no...Can't wait! Soon thereafter came September 11 and we had to hurry up and pass the Patriot Act to give law enforcement the necessary tools to effectively fight the war on terror. Had we waited, Congress may have had time to review the constitution-destroying piece of garbage before approving it sight-unseen and we could have then passed a more equal and effective piece of legislation. But again...Gotta' hurry! Had we taken the time to let the weapons inspectors on the ground in Iraq complete their job, we probably would have known that Saddam Hussein did not possess the weapons of mass destruction that we thought he did and thousands of soldiers would still be alive and unhurt. However...No time to spare! And now Georgieboy is telling us to hurry up. After all, we need to get an ambassador to the UN and we need it quickly.

The truth is, the Democrats are waiting on information that just might save the country from rushing into yet another mistake. Confirming the wrong person to the post could have future consequences that would be hazardous to our future foreign relationships. In other words, they're trying to get it right the first time. For four years now, we've been watching an administration that has taken the attitude that any idea is a good idea. You know, just because you have an idea doesn't necessarily make it a good one. Take Social Security for instance. The administration's idea involves private accounts that nearly two-thirds of the American public opposes. But all we hear is "Well, at least we have a plan." Yeah, they've got one alright. It's a shitty one, but they've got one. However, that doesn't mean that congress should rush right out and pass it. As the old saying goes, "If you can't find the time to do something right today, when are you going to find the time to fix it tomorrow?"

George wants the Democrats to hurry up and confirm John Bolton. He wants them to hurry up and pass his Social Security plan. He wants them to hurry up and... Well, you get the idea. Unfortunately for him, the Democrats are trying make sure that they get it right the first time so they don't have to fumble around in the future trying to correct another mistake. We've already seen it with the tax cuts, the Patriot Act, the invasion of Iraq, and countless other blunders from the current administration. Excuse us for trying to learn from past mistakes.

So Georgie's just going to have to be patient. We Democrats are going to do our best to make sure that he doesn't screw up anymore than he already has.

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