Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Politics of the Day - Why We <3 Bush Edition
So, by now you know that the friendly guys at Powerline are Bush's biggest supporters and fans. It was Assrocket who wrote the still-unrivalled:
"...It must be very strange to be President Bush. A man of extraordinary vision and brilliance approaching to genius, he can't get anyone to notice. He is like a great painter or musician who is ahead of his time, and who unveils one masterpiece after another to a reception that, when not bored, is hostile."
Bush = Picasso? Bush = Beethoven? Both - and more.
Now, I thought it would be difficult to improve on such a beautifully written and poignant paragraph. But I was underestimating Assrocket. Today, he writes:
"...I had the opportunity this afternoon to be part of a relatively small group who heard President Bush talk, extemporaneously, for around forty minutes. It was an absolutely riveting experience. It was the best I've ever seen him. Not only that; it may have been the best I've ever seen any politician...the digressions and interpolations were priceless.
...He was by turns instructive, persuasive, and funny. His persona is very much that of the big brother."
What? A Freudian slip by the lunatic fringe of the right telling us that they love Bush because they really do see him as Big Brother?
You can't make this stuff up. The irony is so thick and perverse it would take the devil's own chainsaw to cut through it.
I'm sure Orwell would be delighted.
"George is Jesus. He is the Messiah; the Second Coming.
He has hidden his identity from us so far as a test. Woe to ye who would deny thy Lord and will suffer the tribulation."
There. See if you can beat that.
I'm not sure Assrocket is being sincere. I think he is spinning, knows he is spinning, and knows that you know he is spinning.
This reminds me of the first Kerry-Bush debate. Bush without question not only lost, but was horrible. The media and campaign hands were all gathered in the post-debate spin room. Kerry's spinners had it so easy they left early to celebrate, but Rove had to spin long and hard. According to at least one report I read, his line was, surprisingly, "This was Bush's best debate ever, and Kerrey's worst debate ever."
I am no longer surprised to hear such insultingly false spin. I think it must be a standard tactic. I guess, Rove and his like must feel they have nothing to lose by spinning a Big Lie, or whatever the term should be.
It's not as if Assrocket has any credibility to protect. The wingnuts will believe him as long as supports their Dear Leader. Disturbing part of our discourse.