Monday, October 23, 2006

It's Always Been Stay Change the Course...

Has “President” Bush finally gone off the deep end?

Has the Administration finally run out of excuses?

Or is he growing something “special” on his new
ranch in Paraguay?

This past weekend, in an interview with George Stephanap… Stephenappoh… Steppan… sigh… with George from ABC’s This Week, Bush said this:

“Well, hey, listen, we've never been ‘stay the course,’ George. We have been - we will complete the mission, we will do our job, and help achieve the goal, but we're constantly adjusting to tactics. Constantly.”
Really?? That’s odd… I (along with anyone with half a brain) seem to remember Bush and all his cronies saying just that many, many, many, many times… in fact, a search in the White Houses press releases shows Bush saying those exact words quite a lot:

August 30, 2006: “We will stay the course.”

August 4, 2005: “We will stay the course, we will complete the job in Iraq.”

April 16, 2004: “… and that’s why we’re going to stay the course in Iraq. And that’s why when we say something in Iraq, we’re going to do it.”

April 13, 2004: “And my message today to those in Iraq is: We’ll stay the course.”

April 5, 2004: “And so we’ve got tough action in Iraq. But we will stay the course.”

December 15, 2003: “We will stay the courseuntil the job is done, Steve. And the temptation is to try to get the President or somebody to put a timetable on the definition of getting the job done. We’re just going to stay the course.”
Maybe I’m missing something… maybe George was speaking in code... maybe I mistyped something on the White House website.

Let’s try again on Google and… oh, dear…
look at these results for “George Bush” and “stay the course”… wow… that’s a lot of citing.

At least Dumbya can rest assured that he isn’t the only one in his administration to say it, with
Cheney, Rice, Rumsfeld, Snow all getting into the act.

Let’s be honest for a moment (I know that’s a quality that is hard to understand for all most some republican’s) and look at the facts; ever since “major combat operations” ended in Iraq and “Mission Accomplished” was hung on a carrier, we’ve been subjected to hearing about how the nation must “stay the course” in Iraq… we must “stay the course” in fighting the insurgency… we must “stay the course” for Democracy in Iraq… we must “stay the course” for the battle of terrorism…

But now, with support for the Iraq war waning at staggeringly high levels… with a true threat of a mid-term republican backlash looming, with bipartisan support falling by the wayside and by republican support slipping
(not to mention the approval of Daddy), Bush and his people have suddenly decided that they had never maintained it was “stay the course.”

It’s not so much the message that pisses me off, as it’s the insult to our collective intelligence.

Don’t get me wrong; the message does, indeed, piss me off… but what’s more grating is the fact that this White House believes that people won’t remember the constant bombardment we’ve been under with the entire “stay the course” message… and now to say; “it’s never been stay the course” is both insulting and comical.

We should expect… nay… demand better from our elected leaders… and in two weeks the American public will have that chance, and we all need to send a message loud and clear… a message that says we demand better from our elected leaders… that’s why Scott and I hope that you will join us in voting for a change in 'course on November 7th… the country needs it.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bush would first have to look up in the dictionary what "stay the course means", I mean the guy has the IQ of a nat! AND HE'S IN CHARGE OF THE FREE WORLD! I hope everyone out there will agree to the following:
1. No more religious right wackoos
2. No more IDIOTS
3. No more guys (gals) from the Nixon era. Been there done that don't wanna do it again!
4. No more electing two members of the same family when the first guy only served one term! That should have told everyone right there and then, "that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree", except I do believe George SR is smarter then Jr.
5. No more ranches and sagebrush!
First of all George is afraid of horses, so he rides a golf cart, my Daddy was a rancher, a former rodeo rider and he would turn over in his grave if he saw George Jr. on his ranch trying to look like a cowboy!

mark_long beach said...

First of all i will like to pay my restpect to your dad,Second of all your dad will not have to worry about slow george junior because if he ever dear and get a horse he will tell the horse that he is an AXES of evil,and he will tell the horse to BRING IT ON and the horse will rearlly kick his f&%#ing ass good big time.

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