caveat voter

Shakespeare’s Sister, who routinely creams my blog-panties with her servere awesomeness, has this to say to the “movement conservatives” who are climbing over each other to get away from their Preznit now that most of America has come around to seeing what an obvious jerkoff he is:

Let’s get real for a moment. Conservatives believe the free market and privatization is the solution to all our problems. Conservatives believe in social Darwinism. Conservatives believe in defense, defense, and more defense. And maybe, once upon a time, conservatives believed in privacy rights, but once you invited social retards into your Big Tent to give your corporate agenda the momentum it needed in the voting booths and supported the notion of a unitary executive, you relinquished your claim to that forever and ever, amen. You can’t now try to distance yourself from Bush by retreating to some retro definition of conservatism and accusing him of not meeting it. You championed that redefinition when it suited you, and now you’re stuck with it. You can’t have it both ways.

There are now twice as many billionaires in America as there were four years ago, and in the time of their making, we have seen soldiers die, felt our rights be stripped away, watched an entire American city drown—saw those for whom conservatives have the greatest contempt turn to their government for help in a time of crisis and quite literally be left stranded by the callousness of conservative philosophy. And all the while you wailed about how hard you’ve got it, and now you want to wail some more that your principles have been betrayed by Bush.

But Bush didn’t part ways with conservatism; Bush realized its destiny. And in the great tradition of so many martyrs who have gone on before you, that’s your cross to bear.

So bear it. It’s what you’ve always wanted.

I couldn’t have said it better.  In fact, a part of me wants to say this to America in general, because I think that the George Bush of the 8%-approval-rating halcyon days after 9/11 and the George Bush who lied about WMDs to drum up his own personal Viet Nam and the George Bush who sat there with his thumbs up his ass while New Orleans got washed into the Gulf of Mexico are all exactly the same George Bush: a callow, lazy, dishonest, contemptuous cocksucking corpo-shill who has never pretended to be anything else (or at least has not done so in a convincing manner).  America got exactly who and what they voted for, and now they don’t like it.  While it’s heartening to have public opinion on one’s side, I want to ask “What has changed?  Why are you just now getting this?” , because the results of Bush’s recycled policies  were 100% predictable, and plenty of people said so early on.


8 Responses to “caveat voter”

  1. blue girl Says:

    I say, Right On!

    What is with these people who didn’t see all this crap before? And you know what else I’m sick of? That so many of us knew what was going on before it all went down (in so many cases) — and everyone ignores it while it’s happening. But then — lo and behold — a year later the media’s got “evidence” that he didn’t do something or lied, or whatever. And all I do is yell, “Why do we need *evidence* a year later???!!!”

    God! Open your eyes people!

    Res, I posted something for you!

  2. Jimmy Says:

    Don’t let any Halliburton gay employees get married. Praise Jesus.

  3. Robust McManlyPants Says:

    Amen, brother, just amen. George Bush is not some tragic Sybil of strong leadermanness and obfuscobulated intelligencias leading him into a war for all the wrong reasons but utterly beyond his control. He’s a lying, vindictive, arrogant, spoiled brat whose primary motivation for any action is whether it’ll give him something to needle his father with over Thanksgiving dinner. The people who voted for him did so for a variety of reasons: fear, greed, a genuine belief that in an ideal world the government would be so weak (or loom so overwhelmingly close) that it wouldn’t matter who was in charge and here was a chance to prove it, because the dog told them to, whatever. All those chickens are coming home to roost. The ones who went with fear have even more reasons to be afraid. The ones who thought he’d be a harmlessly incompetent boob handing out tax cuts are watching their government go deeper and deeper into debt because of his incompetence. The ones who wanted wars and conflict and exciting Fox News theme music have gotten, like, twice as much as they’d figured would be fun.

    I posted something sort of along the same lines myself, late last night, after I’d gotten sick of hearing the wind-up for the Iran War all day yesterday.

    When you get down, though, remember this to brighten your day: Bush has been photographed with Claude Allen about a bazillion times. If you want, I’m sure one of us can Photoshop something up of Claude Allen wearing an “I’M THE EVIL TWIN” t-shirt and picking Bush’s pocket or something.

  4. teh l4m3 Says:

    No. It’s all the fault of the MSM’s naysaying.

  5. Res Publica Says:

    Them, and the gayz.

    Nice to see you around the Republic again, Citizen McManlyPants.

  6. Robust McManlyPants Says:

    Dude, I have never departed. I’m merely more talkative today. This Citizen has his knickers in a happy knot over the fact that Claude’s goateed doppleganger from the Imperial alternate universe storyline showed up in this timestream.

  7. Jimmy Says:

    If Bush were a true Christian conservative, then at the next State of the Union Address, he’d let us all hear him speak in “tongues” and Cheney could hand him a couple of rattlers for good measure.

    That’s it, I’m starting a militia to guard our borders in case them Democrats get in and you boys get all soft on us.

  8. Res Publica Says:

    If he were a true Christian, he would ask forgiveness from God and make amends to his fellow humans for the damage he’s done out of his cruelty and sheer perversity.

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