Monday, September 19, 2005

The President of Pork

Over at Newsweek my favorite conservative, Fareed Zakaria, has some choice words for George Bush. In an article titled, "Leaders Who Won't Choose," Zakaria makes it clear that George Bush and the Republican Party have sold this country down the river.

"Bush will go down in history as the most fiscally irresponsible chief executive in American history. Since 2001, government spending has gone up from $1.86 trillion to $2.48 trillion, a 33 percent rise in four years! Defense and Homeland Security are not the only culprits. Domestic spending is actually up 36 percent in the same period."

Bush's complete lack of understanding as to how government works has led him to an astonishing fiscal position:

"...Bush has decided not to choose. He wants guns and butter and tax cuts."

One theory is that Bush is a stubborn leader, who knows he is right and is going to see things through to the end. That's a fucking stupid theory. Bush is a lightweight, non-thinker, who sticks with things because he hasn't the imagination or interest to change them. That and that alone is the reason he didn't return from vacation while Katrina battered the Gulf Coast. He already had an agenda and he didn't know how to change it.

Bush doesn't give a crap about America or Americans. He is the President of Pork. The King of Entitlement. He is the perfect symbol of the Republican Party. Corrupt and cynical. In it for the money and power. And, power leads to more money. That's their economic theory.

"Today's Republicans believe in pork, but they don't believe in government. So we have the largest government in history but one that is weak and dysfunctional. Public spending is a cynical game of buying votes or campaign contributions, an utterly corrupt process run by lobbyists and special interests with no concern for the national interest."

If you are not a Republican politician feeding from the public trough and you voted for Bush, you are an idiot or a fool.