"This Is No Time For Partisanship."
-George W. Bush
Yesterday when Bush decided to come down from Mount Clueless and speak about the mammoth Federal bailouts he's offering all his fellow Scull n' Bones buddies in the corner offices, he was certain to punctuate his brief statement with, "This is no time for partisanship."
Nope, this is not about bipartisanship failure, it's about eight years of Republican dominance in the Executive Branch and six years in both Houses.
Yesterday on my ride down the elevator at work, I met a man who disagreed with my quip that the slow moving elevator was probably McCain's fault. He then followed me outside where we engaged in a highly partisan debate.
So crazy wrong was he on every issue, I finally said, "Sir, I don't mean to be disrespectful by laughing in your face, but frankly I don't see how you can keep a straight face yourself."
I finally ended it by shaking his hand, introducing myself and saying good luck. I resisted the urge to punch him because I didn't want to further injure his brain.
Partisanship is what got us into this mess. Republicans put party before country and cronyism before everything.
Fortunately, I did manage to convince a young married woman whom I met in the ladies' room later that day that Palin's extremist views would put women back to making 33 cents on the man's dollar. I added that she'd better stock up on birth control, because under Palin more and more pharmacists would have the legal option not to dispense it. Then I garnished it by saying she better never get raped and conceive, else she'd add a rapist's baby to her brood.
She told me she was a financial planner.
I asked if that involved working with clients who had finances to plan beyond those they needed for basics like food, clothing and shelter.
She got my points.
Bush managed to squander the budget surplus Clinton left us, then rack up astronomical, insane deficits. He ruined an economy that was in good shape.
With McCain backing Bush more than 90 percent of the time, imgine what he'll do to an economy already in tatters.
Or even worse, imagine what President Palin might do.