Friday, October 21, 2005


Rats Jump Off a Sinking Ship Called Bush
Capitol Hill Blue
Sep 26, 2005

That sound you hear is the stampede of Republicans running like hell from George W. Bush.
The GOP faithful head for the exits, finally aware that close association with the President and his failed Presidency could spell doom for them in the midterm elections next year.

Conservatives lead the rats off the sinking ship. They’ve had enough to Bush’s big-spending, budget-busting antics.

“Conservatives have long been worried about federal finances,” says Republican Rep. Tom Feeney of Florida. “Now that worry is turning into frustration and anger.”

Republicans who joined in the frenzy to approve record amounts of aid for victims of Hurricane Katrina now realize they gave Bush a blank check without any notion of how he intends to pay the bill.

“It would be nice if he would at least give us some idea of how he intends to finance Gulf Coast rebuilding,” says Republican Senator Conrad Burns of Montana.

“Vision is lacking,” says GOP Senator George Voinovich of Ohio. “We’re floundering.”

Republican strategists complain that GOP dissatisfaction with Bush is reaching epidemic proportions. Senior Republicans admit privately they expect to see some GOP candidates distance themselves from Bush.

“There are so many Bush naysayers because of Iraq, there's a piling on effect going on," complains Republican consultant Chris Depino of New Haven, Conn.

Bush’s troubles, of course, leave Democrats gleefully hoping to gain seats in Congress during the midterm elections and possibly take the White House back in 2008.

Just ask Rep. Rahm Emanuel, chairman of the House Democratic campaign committee: “I think there's a lot of anger and we're gaining because of that. We could blow it. They can gain ground they've lost, but there's a big shift going on.”

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Blogger Sheryl said...

We can't afford to rebuild the hurricane devastated areas, but we'll be keeping the tax breaks for the rich Americans, and we can't possibly restore the inheritance tax on folks who are inheriting billions. Or any of the other taxes on the wealthy and corporate sectors that we have removed since Bush got in office.

These people are no better than Bush. They all need to go. Distanced from Bush or not, I could still find slugs in the back yard with more character and decency.

11:35 PM  
Blogger J. Marquis said...

The Republicans are also having a hard time finding qualified candidates willing to run in some races in 2006.

I agree with Sheryl...Bush didn't get us into this mess all by himself. The Republicans in the Senate and House are pretty much all accomplices in what has transpired.

10:33 AM  
Blogger Christopher I said...

Doug Thompson, in the the few pieces he's written about George Bush's emotional state, makes a compelling case that not only has he resumed drinking, but is drinking heavily.

With over three years of Dubya's mandate still to run, we need to tremble in our boots, for his power to harm us all is enormous.

Included among those who need to tremble in their boots are Republican congressional and senatorial hopefuls in 2006, many of whom are in fact already trembling in their boots and putting as much space between themselves and the hapless Dubya as is feasible for self-respecting Republicans.

But what about Republican presidential hopefuls in 2008? Dick Morris (remember Dick Morris?) is convinced that Condoleeza Rice will be the GOP standard-bearer, since, in Dick's estimation, she would stand the best chance of beating Hillary, who seems a shoe-in to be the Democratic nomimee.

Any thoughts anyone?

1:03 AM  
Blogger Snave said...

While I may not agree with all your comments or what you have on your weblog, but I do agree with some. I think you show lots of thought! Thanks for coming by. I happen to agree with just about all you have said re. the possibility of the POTUS' drinking.

I hope Hillary is not a shoo-in, because I think she would be way too polarizing as a candidate. Bush claimed to be a uniter, not a divider... didn't seem to turn out that way... But I think that's an approach the Democrats need to be strongly considering! As for the GOP, I wouldn't think they would run anyone who was too closely associated with Bush, and I think Rice is one of those. I think maybe they will pick someone who people don't know as well, maybe Sen. George Allen from Virginia? I know he is considering making a run, anyway.

I'll have to comment more on this when I have more time.

Thanks for coming by, R!

12:07 PM  

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