Master CraftsMon

Monday, May 15, 2006

Why is George Bush hated? Just askin'.

Master CraftsMon - Aired Monday, May 15, 2006 at about 11pm CST - Segment 7

The big problem I have with the Left right now is that I do not understand why the Left hates President George Bush. I would really like you to come out to my blog and tell me why you hate Bush. I can't figure this out. Very few on the Right have been able to understand the fury that Bush elicits in the Left. We on the Right have started calling the condition, Bush Derangement Syndrome, B.D.S.

It looks like to me that to the Left, George Bush is one OR all of the below:

o Bush is an idiot. He is so stupid that he has to ask Karl Rove to make all his decisions for him.

o Bush is a devil. He can cause hurricanes to come in and destroy Louisiana and in the process wipe out the Democratic Party's stranglehold on New Orleans.

o Bush is the same as Hitler. I mean, Bush has rounded up his political enemies and has killed them. Or rather he wants to round them up and kill them. Or rather he refutes his political enemies and makes them look stupid, so that makes him Hitler. Let me get back to you on that one.

As near as I can tell, BDS causes the Left to overestimate and underestimate Bush and then be surprised when he does what he says he was going to do. Why does that make sense? If you are going to oppose someone, shouldn't you be able to articulate a reason why you opposing them, besides, "I hate the guy."? Just asking.

Let me tell you why I like George Bush.

Some years ago when Bush was Governor of Texas, some idiot wandered into a church in Fort Worth and started shooting people. One of the church members stood up, stared the guy in the eye and said, "You can kill me, but you cannot kill my faith." They stood there staring at each other, then the gunman lowered his gun, walked over, sat down in a pew and shot himself.

A media circus was convened. Traumatized church members had to put up with crazy media people hounding them with crazy question. George Bush heard about the tragedy. He got in his car in Austin and drove to Fort Worth. He showed up and started walking around, kind of scoping things out. He did not arrive with big fanfare. He did not make statements showing how great George Bush was. He was offered the podium and did not take it.

No, he was there to make sure the government didn't screw up. He was there to witness. He was not there to make it appear that the story was about George Bush.

A little while later, there was a memorial service for the dead. George Bush showed up. He did not make speeches. He did not make the memorial about him. He simply let people know that he was there and that he was there to help by bearing witness.

This meant to me that Bush is a humble man who does not need the limelight. In subsequent years I have never seen George Bush grab the limelight to make himself look big.

Another story, George Bush flew in and landed on the aircraft carrier Lincoln. The Left labeled it as a stunt. It meant nothing.

To the military, it meant that George Bush has courage. Ask any Marine who has had to sit in the second seat of an aircraft doing an aircraft landing. It is one of the most frightening experiences you can have.

The plan starts out at about 10000 feet. The aircraft carrier is a dot in a sea of blue. As the plane comes in the aircraft carrier gets bigger and bigger and suddenly it looks like a ten story building. When the aircraft touches down, it hits the trip wire and it feels like it crashed. In the back of both occupant's minds is the worry that there can always be a sudden gust of wind that will cause the aircraft to hit the back of the ship. It happens every once in a while.

Bush was frightened by that landing, but he did it anyway to honor the military. He gave his speech declaring the war in Iraq over. Afterwards in the galley, he cut turkey slices for the crew. The symbolism was, 'As you serve me, so I serve you'. How many leaders in this world would make such a gesture and mean it?

And then there is the story of Bush showing up in Baghdad for Thanksgiving. The Left called that a grandstand play as well. It meant nothing.

To the military it showed he had courage, because Baghdad was still a hot zone by most people's standards. An aircraft had been fired upon taking off from that same airfield. He gave his speech and then wandered around talking to the military present. During the process, he lifted up a turkey and showed it to the camera. The media went nuts over that. Screaming that it was a horrible thing to do. To me, it just meant that Bush was showing the parents that their kids were being fed okay. I found out later that no one actually eats the turkeys that are prepared like that. They're show turkeys. That's why Bush could not cut the turkey that time. He stood in the mess line and filled plates for the men and women of that ship. Again, 'As you serve me, so I serve you'.

Bush was there for many reasons, but mostly I think it was to determine whether the soldiers were discouraged. He wanted to find out how morale was. I am absolutely convinced that, if the troops were telling him that the cause was lost, then Bush would have backed out of Iraq. If the man is an arrogant swaggering person, then why doesn't it show these stories?

Then there are the stories of Bush meeting with the kin of the fallen soldiers. These are private visits. There is no limelight involved. Why is that?

Even Cindy Shehan got a private visit with Bush. Oh, wait, you probably didn't hear about that. The protest in the ditch in Crawford was Mother Shehan trying for a second private visit with Bush. Bush had met with her privately about a year earlier. He wasn't going to do it a second time. It served no purpose.

All right. I want you to go out my blog and tell me why you hate Bush or attempt to rebut the stories I have given. Again, that is where mastercraftsmon is spelled mastercraftsmon.

And no, this has nothing to do with social activism. I'm just curious as to why people on the Left hate Bush. It makes no sense to me. I'm really curious.

Well, people that about wraps it up for the night. If after all my exhortations, I get no comments on the blog, I am going to have to do something extreme. I am not real interested in doing it, but we shall see.


  • I'm not saying that I hate Bush, because I don't know him. Now, you are saying that the Left hates Bush, but is approval rating is currently so low that both the Left and Right must not be too fond of him. You are correct, Bush does potray himself to be a humble, avuncular sort of guy, who will playfully punch you in the shoulder or watch the game with you. You have to admit, though, he has been one of the worst presidents ever. He has walked all over the constitution, spying on the American people, breaking international law, etc. Also, he entered the US into a war that has bankrupted the country while making millions for his corporate buddies. The same can be said about his plan to waste a fortune putting up all kinds of surveillance at the border. Furthermore, you have to admit that without his parents, GW would probably have landed on skid row somewhere. He drank like a fish until he was 40, allegedly also used a lot of cocaine and his employment record was rather spotty. Both Bush and Cheney were failed businessmen. So, I guess you can say that I don't hate Bush, but he is a bad president and probably I am a bit jealous because if my dad had been president, I could be out partying it up right now and in a few years settle down and become president.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Monday, July 03, 2006 12:58:00 AM  

  • No one in their right mind would have attacked Iraq - that's common knowledge. No sane person would attack a starving population made up of over 50% women and children who were starving. No one in their right mind would listen to a drunken, drug addicted phycopath ahead of creditable information. No one in their right mind would "mission accomplished", it's a "slam dunk", "bring em on" their way into an illegal killing spree for no reason. Even if you believed the drug addicted ex-patriot of Iraq, our country was in no danger. Hans Blix had presented creditable information and he was fired for it.

    No country would permit the apartheid church state of Israel to continue its killing spree using our tax dollars and weapons. Our country was founded upon that exact opposite of what George Bush has done. Our country is now in a catagory of a rouge killer state. The wrong man was hung. George Bush should be tortured and hung for crimes against humanity - first tortured then killed.

    By Blogger montanafun, at Friday, December 29, 2006 8:56:00 PM  

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