Wednesday, October 17, 2007

The Joke Is In Your White House

From Tim Grieve in's War Room this morning:

It was a joke (we think)

From this morning's White House press conference:

Reporter: Mr. President, following up on Vladimir Putin for a moment, he said recently that next year, when he has to step down according to the constitution, as the president, he may become prime minister; in effect keeping power and dashing any hopes for a genuine democratic transition there ...

Bush: I've been planning that myself.

Yeah, that's funny as hell, isn't it? Like the time he said it would be okay if the United States was a dictatorship, so long as he got to be the dictator. How's that working our for you so far, George? Pretty good, looks like.

Here's what I had to say about this amusing little quip in the comments section there:

Given what the Cheney/Bush cabal has been able to get away with so far, the scenario he "jokingly" proposes is really not that far-fetched: Sometime in the next year, probably close to the elections, they launch a nuclear strike against a few select sites in Iran. Iran then retaliates by sending out a large number of missiles that kill hundreds, if not thousands of American soldiers in Iraq (and quite possibly plenty of people in Israel at the same time). Congress will rally 'round the flag at this horrible attack on Americans (and/or Israel), and will roll over for any goddamned crazy directive the White House wants. Suspend the elections? Okay! How could anyone even suggest going against the Commander in Chief in a time of war and national crisis? After a vicious, bloodthirsty attack on our forces like the one we just experienced? Why, that would be treasonous! Democrats would roll over like pampered cats after a big meal, and Republicans would piss themselves with joy over not having to suffer an even bigger electoral humiliation than the mild one they experienced in '06.

I put nothing, nothing at all past these criminal sons of bitches. Jokes like that ought to make liberals want to think about purchasing and learning how to handle a gun.
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