Saturday, May 17, 2008

Bush Appeases Bigots

Today is Friday, 16 May 2008.

Speaking this week before the Knesset, “President” W. Bush, declared: “Some seem to believe that we should negotiate with the terrorists and radicals, as if some ingenious argument will persuade them they have been wrong all along. We have heard this foolish delusion before. As Nazi tanks crossed into Poland in 1939, an American senator declared: "Lord, if I could only have talked to Hitler, all this might have been avoided." We have an obligation to call this what it is -- the false comfort of appeasement, which has been repeatedly discredited by history.”

(Bush’s speechwriters hypocritically neglected to mention that the senator was a Republican, William E. Borah of Idaho.)

Obviously, as White House staffers confirmed to CNN, this reference was an attack on Senator Barack Obama, Equally obviously, even so ignorant and delusional a political hack as W. Bush cannot sincerely imagine that diplomatic negotiation is to be equated with ingenious arguments to persuade the other fellow he’s wrong. (Note that Bush implicitly damns Eisenhower, Nixon, Ford, and Reagan, who all, by the Bush standard, were appeasers for negotiating with the USSR.)

Thus emerges the second great theme of the John McCain-McBush-McCheney presidential campaign: Obama is a traitorous weakling who will surrender America to Islamic terrorists and radicals. (With the Grand Old American subtext that Muslim males, like Black males, want to rape your white mothers, wives, and daughters.)

Which meshes nicely with the first great theme of the McC-McB-McCh campaign, which was demonstrated in the tempest-in-a-teapot generated around Rev. Jeremiah Wright: Do everything possible to remind white voters that Obama is “N----r! N----r! N----r! Do you want the slave race to rule you?”

Obviously, the McCain-McB-McCh presidential campaign is taking its cue from the great Herblock cartoon which showed Nixon emerging from a sewer on his way to a campaign rally.


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