Thursday, September 08, 2005

Abraham Lincoln Said It

“If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. It is true that you may fool all the people some of the time, you can even fool some of the people all the time; but you can't fool all of the people all the time.” The Bush administration gambled and lost. Their plan was to fatten the coffers of the rich white folks in the US for the short term--just long enough to see themselves and their ilk through ten fat years. During which time the GOP, the Carlyle Group, Rupert Murdoch, William Kristol's Project for the New American Century and the Moonies would take over the world. After that, who cared? And it surely looked like the strategy was working. Tax cuts and programs to enrich the wealthy was on track. A war of opportunity on the weakest oil-producing country in the Mideast had been produced and the people supported it. Fraudulent elections had installed a mentally defective and easily manipulated puppet as President of the USA twice. Plans to make nuclear weapons illegal in all countries but the United States were under way. What could go wrong? Nature's good days and bad days are random. But the natural law of Karma is precise. The arrogant BushMen never considered that what goes around comes around and that what came around would kick them in the ass. All the political capital George W. Bush bragged about having and spending was spent in the first six months of his second term. The citizens' confidence in the GOP is gone. The respect and esteem that Karl Rove and Co. manufactured through blackmail and intimidation is gone. Iraq is in shambles. The Gulf Coast of the United States lies in ruin. So what's the Republican plan for whitewashing their sepulcher? Fooling some of the people one more time. First, they cranked up the spin-machine to deliver the Rove version of the Katrina debacle. And now FEMA is giving a debit card worth $2000 bucks to every disaster family. These morons even bribe on the cheap.


Schwarzmann said...

Unfortunately, some of the people are still getting fooled.

Barry Schwartz said...

Even in the Reagan years I didn't feel as if nothing would be done to keep the nation from going completely down the tubes, if it had come to that. Now, of course, I don't doubt it, short of someone responsible just pushing aside the traitors who are running things now.

Unfortunately, some of the people are still getting fooled.

Along with bad leadership, there is such a thing as bad followership.