Ridicule Him Into Oblivion
Cenk Unger today at The Huffington Post says what I was saying to anyone who would listen during the ’04 election. The answer to countering Bush’s authority is not convincing half the country that he’s evil and not a good leader, but rather ridiculing him to the point that he becomes the butt of the joke. No one willingly gives power to the butt of the joke. As Cenk points out, it’s not as if we don’t already know in our guts that he’s an imbecile, it’s just that not enough people have found a way to deal with just how scary that truth is.
In every other job he’s had, Bush has been a complete failure and in any other job right now, he’d be the same. I wouldn’t hire a loser like Bush to wash my car, unless it was for charity. No one would trust him to do anything important, yet we continue to allow him to be President. It really makes no sense, unless as a country, we are less inclined than Bush to admit we’ve made a mistake.
There’s no getting around it, Bush is the cheesy letch that fondles you on the dance-floor even though you just met. He’s the drunk in the local watering hole that has an opinion of everything but knows nothing. He is the frat boy that skips classes and tries to convince you to do the same, because he’s got a job at his daddy’s company waiting for him, no matter how ill-equipped he is for any position, even in the mailroom. Anyone who thought they wanted to have a beer with Bush clearly is a glutton for punishment.
A few of the whoppers caught on tape this week, Bush talking to world leaders with his mouth full, learning for the first time that Russia is big and so is China, and giving the Chancellor of Germany an unsolicited back rub during a G8 meeting are not embarrassing to Bush, he’d have to understand that his behavior falls outside the lines of acceptable behavior to be embarrassed, but are rather humiliating to Americans who must accept that he is the face of our nation.
I was outraged when Bush insulted the people of India by not visiting the Taj Mahal while he was there in March, but watching his childish behavior during the G8 Summit, I’ve passed outrage and now I just want to crawl in a hole and wait for this nightmare to be over. I certainly don’t want to visit any foreign country for a while because, really, what does it say about us that we’ve elected this sack of rocks not once, but twice?! The only upside is that most of the rest of the world understands that our last several elections were fraudulent, we’re the only ones still hanging on to the false hope that we have free and fair elections in America.
The media were all over President Ford and ran his falls, trips and gaffs all the time on the evening news, and although this president has been given a pass for the past six years, the fact that we’re seeing some of his bad behavior getting wider coverage may be a sign that traditional media may almost be ready to join The Daily Show, The Colbert Report and the blogisphere in ridiculing this President. Neutering him by making him the butt of the joke might work. It would have worked better as a political strategy during the ’04 election, but it may still do some good now, or at least it will shut down his last remaining supporters. It’s one thing to defend the asshole bully that swaggers around acting tough on your behalf, but it’s quite another to buddy up to the loser that repels women, runs one business after another into the ground (taking your investment money with him), proves himself a rube and an idiot when in the company of his colleagues, yet still swaggers around with his chest puffed up like a little boy pretending to be a cowboy. It would be mildly irritating if he was a child, but it’s downright unacceptable as the leader of the free world. Ridicule him into oblivion, it’s as good a strategy as any other at this point.