Skip to comments.Why Bush boggles the mind
Posted on 05/22/2007 6:14:42 AM PDT by Theodore R.
Why Bush boggles the mind
Posted: May 22, 2007 1:00 a.m. Eastern
As if President Bush didn't have enough problems in his beleaguered Justice Department, a couple more key officials resigned last week.
One of them was a real surprise to me. His name was Lanny Davis.
Do you remember Lanny Davis from the Clinton years? He was the ultimate spinner one of the very public faces of the scandal years, defending his boss come hell or Whitewater.
So why was his resignation from the Bush administration a surprise to me?
That wasn't the surprise at all. The surprise was that he was in the Bush administration in the first place.
When did this happen? Why? How? While Clinton wasted no time firing every U.S. attorney in the country to stack the department with his political sycophants, Bush apparently was busy filling Justice with people who were certain to turn against him.
Did anyone else know Davis had been appointed by Bush to serve on the Privacy and Civil Liberties Board?
What were his qualifications? That he served as counsel to a former president who used the Internal Revenue Service to target his political enemies?
"In recent months, Davis has had numerous clashes with fellow board members and White House officials over what he saw as administration attempts to control the panel's agenda and edit its public statements," reports Newsweek.
Didn't Bush realize such a confrontation was only a matter of time? Does he not realize these people see politics as a blood sport? Doesn't he get that these people play for keeps?
Lanny Davis! Good heavens.
I hear Paul Begala is available, too. How did Bush miss recruiting him to the administration?
Not only is Bush a failed president, it is increasingly obvious he's not a very smart politician, either unless he really has no principles at all.
Perhaps he doesn't care a whit about the Republican Party. Maybe he's the ultimate Manchurian Candidate a Democrat who successfully infiltrated the Republican Party and became its president. It could be that he is actually very smart and has spent the last seven years actively destroying the GOP. If that's the case, he has done an excellent job. Mission accomplished.
Lanny Davis! Good heavens.
In no time, we'll be seeing him back on the talk-show circuit. This time he won't be defending his boss. He will be attacking Bush the man who appointed him.
How predictable was this?
It wasn't a matter of if; it was only a matter of when.
Bush is such a loser.
I always knew this intuitively, but only now is the extent of his boobery becoming so hopelessly self-evident.
What was he thinking about?
I don't think we'll ever know. I don't think historians will be able to figure out what went on in this man's mind.
Lanny Davis! Good heavens.
Did Bush think he could win over Lanny Davis and secure for his own cause a loyalist who would defend him like Davis defended Clinton?
It boggles the mind.
Who else is working inside this Bush administration?
James Carville? Janet Reno? Webb Hubbell? Susan McDougal?
Seldom am I actually left speechless by the events of the day, but this one takes the cake.
It's too bad Bush will be leaving office in 2009. I hear Sandy Berger will be available for national security work again.
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This is enough to make one wish he had also voted for Pat Buchanan in 2000!
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George Bush and Lanny Davis were fraternity brothers at Yale. That explains some of it, but not all of it.
This Bush illegal immigration thing is the biggest thing that boggles the mind. That and wide open borders on 9/12/2001. I simply don’t get it.
The immigration thing is explained by one word: MONEY
LANNY DAVIS??? PAKISTANI LANNY???? GOOD GRIEFING CRAP!!! One day I just think he;s trying to b a good Christian, and the next day I think he;s an idiot. But THIS takes the cake...LANNY DAVIS??
Explains most of it.
Actually I'm paying him a complement. Because my only other discernment is: Based on his support for Amnesty for Illegal Aliens is The only ones supporting this bill are anarchists and Lenin's "useful idiots" That includes GWB
George is still a schmuck,
Actually I'm paying him a complement.
Because my only other discernment is:
Based on his support for Amnesty for Illegal Aliens is
The only ones supporting this bill are anarchists and Lenin's "useful idiots"
That includes GWB
And they are still prostrating themselves at Russert’s alter every Sunday morning, pretending he is a journalist, being berated and lectured to by DNC hack.
It’s sickening, and as long as this country’s citizens get their info, moods and opinions from a leftwing media, the Right will remain impotent.
Yes, that’s the only thing that makes sense.
Political appointees are not chosen for their credentials......no indeed!
They are picked based on their ability to be CONTROLLED.
If the individual in question has certain embarrassing, illegal, immoral, or unlawful activities in his or her past, that makes them particularly valuable to the administration in office at that moment.
Corrupt Politics 101
And at the cost of political suicide. Incredible.
Now ask yourself why Clinton’s actions as POTUS boggled so many liberal minds, and you’ll begin to see behind the curtain of the DC puppet show. ;)
Bush will not be dealt with kindly by history.
One has to simply look at GWB in the context of his family and his upbringing. His family has been a member of Washington insider relationships for many years. Yet Bush is NOT the poster boy politician his father was. He’s a good ol’ boy who loved baseball enough to buy into a team and make some good cash. When it came time to follow the family business (politics), what else was he going to do but use the family connections. And those connections were NOT confined to the Republican Party.
So, we have a President who’s honest and open in his dealings as any good ol’ boy should be, not politically oriented especially, and because of that, politically inept and shortsighted; relying on his family’s connections to wade through that morass. While it’s made him look quite effective in certain instances, it’s also buried him in political gamesmanship; something he’s not at all suited for.
Well, sometimes one has to ask oneself why $100 million is raised to put a guy in a job that only pays $350,000/yr? Sometimes the answer is incredibly obvious.
Pageing all Bushbots, cleanup in isle 1.
Better bring lots of help!
I think a full bore Howard Dean type scream is in order, dont you?
Lanny Davis?! Whaaaat?!
Where are those Bush apologists now who excoriated conservatives over Harriet Miers, the Kennedy Education Bill, McCain-Feingold etc. ......
And I voted for this goofball dos times.
You can count on Joe Farrah to start a game of “PILE ON”.
And watch the geeks crawl out of the woodwork...all knowing...keen of insight and “I told you so’s”.
Passive aggressive psycotics rally ‘round!
It was almost this fun when Rome burned.
Unfortunately Rome IS burning. Our sellout politicians are about to grant virtual amnesty to an illegal occupation of 12 million and tell the American people to sit back and take it.
There's a corps of Lefty SOBs that soldiers on in DC no matter who's in power. The excuse our Republican officeholders always use in regard to hiring these nouveau-Trotsky-ites is "Experience." If, OTOH, an "experienced" republican applies for a post, these Libs are acting as gatekeepers to keep them out of Republican offices. Go figure.
Just another reason why the Republican Party is AKA the "Stupid Party."
LOL. You would think that Republican officeholders would by now have had enough "Experience" of these often traitorous saboteurs in their offices.
I believe he is also Sandy Berger’s attorney re security documents, isn’t he?
This administration is a wreck.
Holy mackerel. How many more stealth Dims are in there? W, what the HECK were you thinking?
Between this and the support of the worst illegal immigration law in history, I’m thinking that W’s priorities are not for America. Oh Lord, that hurt to say. :-(
Political suicide pales in comparison to the real thing.
Would you have done anything different?
“Would you have done anything different?”
Given the choices on election day, no, I wouldn’t have done anything different. I would and did, however, scream loud and long when Bush the liberal came out to play, which has been often, especially during this second term.
New tone = stupid, naive politics
I think I read something very similar to what you just wrote way back in 1969, about liberals in the new Nixon administration. It was all true then too.
This was a problem with Republicans WAY BEFORE President Bush, and will NOT go away when he leaves office.
BDS produces nothing.
A real fight to destroy the MSM leftwing monopoly will work better, once those political orgs are destroyed or exposed, Conservatives and Republicans can get to the masses and combat the sob stories by illegals.
REPUBLICANS FEAR THE PR OF DEPORTATION MORE THAN THEY FEAR THE BASE.
And rightfully so.
As evidenced by the Republican primary voters, it seems our strongest border control advocates are not on top right now, we lost many strong advocates in 06, and border States for years and years have been electing governments who tolerate open borders and illegals.
I would say we, the active and passionate base are in the minority.
Therefore would be destroyed when the MSM decides to “turn it on” if deportation ensues.
And Republican officeholders KNOW this, and they are CORRECT.
They are simply picking their poison.
Yep. BUT, the country will have to take the bad PR now.
Because if we don’t, in 10 years it will be 50 million once this thing passes.
WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! TILL YOU RUN OUT OF INK IN YOUR PEN!
Bombard the Democrats as well, especially the ones that ran on an anti immigration plank and the ones in marginal districts who could be vulnerable. keep pounding on them.
Gee, Joe. Did you think if the President had all Republicans on the panel their conclusions might get summarily dismissed as right-wing propaganda? Lanny Davis has stood up for the President and Joe Lieberman when he believed it was justified. Remember “a conservative is a liberal who has been mugged”? Davis’ support for Lieberman left him “mugged” by the nutroots. But I guess Joe feels better having ranted ad nauseum.
But being that we are an Oprah Nation now, I don’t see the majority of citizens getting up and demanding deportation or a wall, once the MSM starts working on them.
UNLESS, we get to them first, or at least compete with the MSM with out own sob stories about crimes, hospital emergency room overruns, assimilation problems, schools, language, ect.
And run that footage of the first march the illegals had with their Mexican flags, before they started their faux patriotism.
Run ads of immigrants from Mexico, Latin America, ect, who have come legally.
There is much we can be doing, and should have been doing, raising funds, vetting and training candidates, scouting for those of likemind who will work on TV, ect.
It’s not enough to bitch and moan about the President as mind boggling (especially when it isn't mind boggling at all), in politics you defeat his idea, utterly.
Jack French Kemp, Jr., now that’s a laugh that never stops! Like the old Energizer bunny
Welcome to FR
Must be nice to be a Bushbot despite the facts before us.
Qualifications have never been a requirement for hiring in this administration.
I did a little searching around and found that the fraternity was Delta Kappa Epsilon. Bush became president of the fraternity before he graduated.
I'd say that this is naive stupidity and not some sort of Skull & Bones plotting on Bush's part. He just doesn't seem to have understood that it is disastrous to pepper all your administrative bureaus with political enemies. He just doesn't seem to understand that a personal friend is not necessarily a political ally, or a suitable person to put into a position of trust.
It's one of Bush's greatest weaknesses. I would have said it was his worst weakness, until this immigration amnesty business and Law of the Sea Treaty business reminded me of an even worse weakness.
That’s why we’ll have to make our politicians accountable though because only they have the legislative power to make or break this thing.
Some decent PR that exposes the issue, as you suggest, would definitely be a good thing. I don’t expect to win over the Oprah crowd though. That is, until some of them have been (unfortunately) victimized by MS-13 or such, then they’ll all whine and wonder how it happened that illegal gangs roamed free inside America.
Thanks for the welcome.
So your position is that because I don’t consider GWB to be an anarchist or one of Lenin’s useful idiots that I must be a Bushbot?
I think that we must help our pols to do the right thing, help them with their PR, we must save them from themselves, it will take time, but we must compete.
If they see they have cover, they have a good machine, they will be more bold.
After all, the Dems have been able to say and do things unimaginable, lies, deceit, ect, for 40 years with their MSM cover.
Proof? Look at gov growth, culture, taxes, schools, ect, the left is winning. Republicans are becoming more and more liberal as a response to their voters who want more gov intervention with each election.
No, grassroots is the only way to go. We can’t just complain and make phone calls once the legislation is up for a vote, or not work until right before election time.
The DNC/MSM/Hollywood is a 24/7/365 political campaign machine, we should be also. Its a battle for the hearts and minds.
If this amnesty bill goes through, the Republican party would no longer be viable and would be a political party in name only. Actually that is the way it is now.
Yes, it’s a shell of itself, and Pat Buchanan figured that out in 1999, when I emailed him (as if he read the emails) and pleaded with him to stay in the GOP.
That’s why this cat has been meowing for years for either monarchy or anarchy. I tole you so, but you wooden lissen!