Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Talk about Defiance!

On Wednesday, the President blatantly defied congress and appointed Sam "Swift Boat" Fox to be Ambassador to Belgium.

You might remember Fox - he is the nominee whose name was withdrawn last month after his sponsorship of the Swift Boat Liars for Perfidy during the 2004 election turned out to be an issue for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. You remember the cloying jackass Fox - he is the feckless, simpering liar who looked the man he helped to slander in the 2004 presidential election by saying he didn't deserve his war commendations in the eye - and said he considers him a hero.

Bush used his power to make recess appointments to put Fox in his position just like he used it to plant John Bolton at the U.N. when it became obvious that he would not be confirmed to the ambassadorship. Fox will enjoy his appointment until the end of the current session of Congress - which will coincide with the scheduled end of the Bush presidency.

He also used recess appointments to put a couple of other unconfirmable lackeys in key positions at the Office of Management and Budget and the Social Security Administration.

Congress will be back next week, and this is certain to be a bee in their bonnet. I get really angry when I think about his thought-processes. It's all a big game to him - who can screw who hardest, fastest and first? "I'll show them sumbitches. They don't get to tell me 'No!' 'cuz I'm George Bush! I'll show 'em!"

Does he realize that nothing is in a single compartment, everything is interconnected when examined closely?

How will this play out?

Is he thinking he can shift public opinion by pissing Congress off to the point they will deny his every last wish? Is he trying to use this to get Congress to cut off war funding and then he will try to blame congress?

Does he think this is just brinksmanship?

Or when I ask 'Does he think...?' am I being far too generous?

(Hat tip to And, yes, I DO take it personally. I firmly believe that it's better to learn infuriating news from a friend.)


opit said...

He thinks he's the boss and what he says goes. End of story. The lies are wearing thin : but when I hear a broadcast like the one on Cartoon News Network tonight castigating the British response to Iran I know that things have gone far past sense.
I posted the 9/11 links today. The hell with restraint. Rosie's right. 9/11 was unforgivable and screams for investigation.

Elmo said...

Or when I ask 'Does he think...?' am I being far too generous?

Your being way too generous sweetheart. Way too generous.

Blue Girl, Red State said...

That's what I suspected.

Hey! Elmo! Did you see the Friday Catblogging picture I posted just for youo a week or two ago?

It was my cat Charlie curled up in a little kids Elmo chair.

Apollo 13 said...

SOB! Yes, I, too, think you were being too generous, BGRS. Bush doesn't think. He reacts with spite.

I was reading John Murtha at HuffPost:

"I have just been informed that the 4th Infantry Division is preparing to deploy to Iraq with only eight months at home and without the appropriate training. This is unacceptable.

"The stress on our military due to the manner in which the president has waged the war in Iraq is no longer tolerable.

"Due to continuous and extended deployments to Iraq, our military is running out of troops and equipment and is being forced to abandon its own rotation and deployment guidelines in order to sustain the president's war plan.
In short, our military has been forced to do too much with too little.

"Our military readiness has deteriorated to levels not seen since Vietnam and our ability to fight future threats is severely compromised. Yet the president refuses to address this most vital issue.

"In reaction to the disastrous manner in which the president has run the war, Congress passed the Iraq Accountability Act in both houses. This bill provides resources to address the readiness problem, puts the onus on the Iraqi Government to internally solve its own civil war and provides the beginnings of a safe and responsible return of our United States forces from Iraq...

"...For four years, the president has been waging a war without end and without accountability. The Iraq Accountability Act expresses the sentiment of the Congress and the majority of the American people who say it's time for a plan to safely and responsibly end the war."

Amen, Murtha. Now if Congress would eliminate the source of the problem and... ITMFA.

Otolaryx said...

"Mission Accomplished"