Thursday, October 27, 2005

IS HE REALLY THAT STUPID?

I got in trouble last night. On the interactive blogsite I visit, I posted that President Bush is STUPID. Oh, did I ever hear about it from one reader who was tired of my Bush-bashing. Maybe I over-reached my bounds by posting that in a public-access website, after all, there are those who think President Bush is the best thing since "coo-coo-for-Cocoa-Puffs". So, I apologized. And then I removed a post from this blogsite that also referred blatantly to our President's incompetence.

All things reconsidered, though, why SHOULDN'T I post that on this blogsite, my blogsite, if I feel that way? I am non-partisan. When I have voted, it's always been split-ticket. I think I've adopted a philosophy of, "don't vote, that way you can hate all politicians equally." I included the above graphic to provide evidence that I am not the only person this side of the Great Wall of China who thinks that President Bush's 'faculties' have been laid off, for quite a while. Just look at the way that people, many DIFFERENT people around this country, disparage our current President for not being "intellectually adequate". Say what you want about Bill Clinton, I never saw anything, anywhere, that said he was STUPID!

Lately, I have seen reports that John Kerry actually has/had a lower I.Q. than George W. Bush. I wonder if this isn't some kind of smokescreen on the part of the Republicans. Their way of saying, perhaps, "hey, if you think our guy's dumb, consider the opposition"? I have also read editorials that comment on Bush's speaking style, his ability to put cognizant thoughts together, and I've read, from more than one columnist, that when he/she watches Bush on TV, Bush seems to be "stilted, animated, ill-at-ease", whatever.

My own perceptions? Because after all, I have to base my conclusions on something. And, since these are MY feelings, who are you to tell me I'm wrong? We all have a right to come to our own conclusions, after all. When I see the President, I see a man who has genuine difficulty coming across with any degree of warmth whatsoever. I see a President who refuses to admit mistakes, blaming Harriet Mier's stepdown from Supreme Court Candidacy on "the congress". I see a President, who refuses to believe that the Gulf War is WRONG. He says, the best way to preserve the memory of those killed in action is to "finish the job". In other words, get more soldiers killed!

President Bush can't even get thru a damn microscopic, encapsulated SOUND BITE without stuttering, "uh....ah....uhhhhh.....". Controversy is swirling right now amongst Bush associates such as Karl Rove and his underlings, as well as Vice President Dick Cheney and his connections to various things, "Halliburton" among them. The director of FEMA had to step down during the Hurricane Katrina crisis because he not only handled the job ineptly, he was inadequately qualified to handle that job to begin with. I have no way of proving it, but I just see a lack of flexibility, original thought, or any semblance of personal charm whatsoever with this President. And it's not like I haven't given him a chance. Look how long he's been in office now. I keep waiting. "Mr. President, show me something, ANYTHING!" So far...not a heckuva lot.

This posting is based upon my feelings, and there's every possibility that I'M the one who's stupid. I could dig and dig through all of the political stuff out there, and I don't really want to do that. But, every time I see the President "in action" (if he's capable of such a thing), I always come away with a sense of "incompleteness", somehow. And I must ask, if I feel this way, how many people across the country feel this way? I know at least ONE OTHER person feels the same way I do, after all...the person who put together that little bit of artwork at the top of this post.
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After I finished this post, I saw an item on CNN...George Dubya's brother, Jeb (Guv'nor of Florida) spoke about people being unprepared for hurricane disasters, and he said, in part, "it shouldn't be that hard for people to pick up 72 hours' worth of provisions", in order to be hurricane-ready. Huh? What if those provisions get destroyed? Waterlogged? Or, if a person is too BROKE to get provisions in advance? Maybe this STUPIDITY runs in the family. Whether on George "41"'s side of the family or Barbara's, remains to be seen! It's either that, or President Bush is too stupid to be as evidently ARROGANT as his brother, Guv'nor Jeb seems to be. My humble opinion.

8 Comments:

Blogger BohemianChic said...

Republicans are only defending Bush for the mere fact that he's representing them, but for the most part I'm sure they realize the level of his incompetency..after all, it's hard not to.

9:01 PM  
Blogger little ol' me said...

Thank you, Ms. Bo-chick...for a minute there, I thot I was off-base with my Bushian comments. I have had friends tell me Bush's brain is fried, because of all the drugging and boozing he did back when he was younger. Maybe he's partially brain-dead. Only the "involuntary" functions work. I don't know. It's only a theory, after all.

9:56 PM  
Blogger animadvert said...

I do not know why this country can't field better candidates for this lead position. Yeah, Bush appears dumb. Yeah, Clinton appeared dumb too. He allowed the big corporate entities like Enron to run rampant without over sight. He did nothing substantial to curb Al Qaida after the 1993 Trade Center attack. He left our troops in Somlia without one single tank. He allowed Janet Reno to gut our intelligence services. He practically turned the white into a Hollywood hotel for his movie pals. He couldn't keep his fly closed and then couldn't tell the truth about not doing so.

IMHO neither of these parties has any real reason to point stoopid fingers at the other. They're both about putting manicured, well behaved puppets in that office to obtain personal gain and advancement.

8:02 AM  
Blogger little ol' me said...

Hi again, Mr. Animadvert: Shows you how politically "astute" I am. Of course Clinton made those mistakes. I guess it's just that Bush looks blatantly stupid, while Clinton did a better job of concealing his stupidity. The thing is, though...is it "stupidity" or "Ignorance" on Clinton's part? And is Bush "Stupid" or just "ignorant" which makes him appear "stupid"? At least Clinton came across as a human being who had some sort of character (I didn't say "good" character), while Bush shows no human-ness. Bush acts like a robot. Or a puppet. And who knows "who" is pulling the strings.

6:37 PM  
Anonymous cc said...

Hi Dave,

I'm glad you put this back up. I didn't know what you were talking about on the other site. It's your blog, and you certainly are entitled to your opinion.

I was more undone by someone else's comparison of Barbara Bush to George Washington. I feel that was cruel.

Regarding Jeb Bush and his arrogance: If you are going to live in Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, the Carolinas, and all the way up the east coast, during hurricane season, you need to make sure you have five days worth of supplies in a water tight container, no matter how much money you make. It's not my responsibility, via federal tax dollars, to bail these people out because they choose to live in hurricane prone areas.

BTW, I can't stand Cocoa-Puffs...

9:09 PM  
Blogger little ol' me said...

Mr. CC, you're probably right about hurricane provisions; and in a perfect world, we are all prepared for everything. Although, I would rather see my tax dollars going to help hurricane victims, than to finance a war we shouldn't be in, that we have no business fighting, that we have no business getting our soldiers killed over. I'm saying that perhaps provisions can get wrecked in a hurricane. We need to do a better job of helping our own citizens before we go fighting everyone's wars.

As far as Barbara, she looks like your average matronly granny. George Washington? That was probably a little outta line. I think we have to see past a person's looks, to see what they really are. You notice I haven't commented at all on President Dubya Bush's looks. I don't need to. There's too much else to talk about. Thanks for chiming in here. I appreciate de commentz.

10:06 PM  
Anonymous cc said...

cdadave, ummm.. that's "ms." cc. ;)

I'm not just talking about hurricane provisions. We all need to be prepared for any natural or man-made disaster as we see fit. If we choose not to be ready, we need to be prepared to live with those consequences. We can not expect the local, state or federal government to bail us out of ANYTHING. We will be sorely disappointed. Always.

11:37 AM  
Blogger little ol' me said...

Ms. CC: I totally agree with what you said about being disappointed by the government should you ever need anything from them. And that's sad. Us taxpayers PAY for the government, after all. You are right, we should all think ahead and prepare for disasters. I found out that the hard way last year when my pipes froze. And, I don't know "who" is "what" gender; the impersonality of the 'net' makes that tough to determine, plus my memory is fairly awful, too. Anyway, thanx, MS. "CC".

12:27 AM  

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