Will His Luck Ever Run Out?
George Bush is the luckiest son of a bitch that ever walked the earth. He and his cronies have been able to capitalize on every disaster that has befallen our country since they took power. 9/11 gave them the “new Pearl Harbor” that they had been so hoping for (pg 65 of their own manifesto), an event so devastating to the country that the fear and distraction of the people would provide them with the cover they needed to pursue an aggressive agenda of domination in the Middle East.
Then we have the upset elections in 2002 that defied all logic and polling, yet miraculously shifted the balance of power in Congress paving the way for a rubber stamp for the Bush/Cheney policy push. That was followed up by an even more unbelievable election in 2004, where polls indicated a win for Kerry, but thousands of anomalies in voter tabulations across the country that defied statistical logic all went in Bush’s favor and swung the election his way at the last minute. In a word, amazing! I expect both Jenna and Barbara to win the Mega Millions Lottery jackpot any day now. Not any less statistically plausible than daddies re-election.
Bush’s most recent stroke of luck was the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina that has purged New Orleans of black folks who no doubt helped elect a Democratic Governor, a Democratic Senator and a Democratic Mayor. But sadly, most of the people displaced by Katrina will not be able to return to their homes and instead will remain scattered across the country, separated from friends, loved ones and the community they had built in the Big Easy. The winds of Katrina destroyed an entire region and at the same time proved to be a windfall for Bush and the Republican Party. Mary Landrieu may as well start packing up her desk now because come November, she will likely be replaced by yet another ubiquitous white Republican man. Talk about actively taking advantage of the misery of others. Landrieu might as well join her fellow Democrats in a filibuster of Alito, at least that way she can go down fighting instead of having one of her last acts as a Senator being the installation of yet another right-wing whack-a-doodle on the Supreme Court.
What has been a string of lucky breaks for the Bush administration have been devastating blows to the American people. With Bush’s agenda in jeopardy due to the Abramoff scandal, the NSA domestic spying inquiry and the bleak outlook in Iraq, it’s hard not be afraid of what might happen next. It defies logic that the Republicans will be able to hold on to their majority in Congress given the Abramoff related indictments on the way, Tom DeLay’s money laundering trial, the ballooning deficit, the lack of oversight on the President and the general stench coming off of them, but a shift in power on Capitol Hill will certainly end with Impeachment, and they simply cannot let that happen. So if recent history can shed any light on the future, we should expect that something bad is heading our way, bad for the American people, but a Godsend to Republicans that will somehow ensure their stranglehold on power. Bush is one lucky guy! Or maybe Dick Cheney helps him make his own luck. Nah, that couldn’t be it.