Monday, January 26, 2009

On Plane to Texas, Critiques of the Speech

From the New York Times:

The Bush team had worked assiduously to make the transition smooth for the incoming President Obama and stayed out of the way as he used the postelection period to take leadership of the economy even before being sworn in. And now, as far as some of them were concerned, the new president had used his inaugural lectern to give the back of the hand to a predecessor who had been nothing but gracious to him.

“There were a few sharp elbows that really rankled and I felt were not as magnanimous as the occasion called for,” Karen Hughes, a longtime Bush confidante, said in an interview. “He really missed an opportunity to be as big as the occasion was and, frankly, as gracious as President Bush was as he left office.”

Dan Bartlett, another top adviser, used similar language. “It was a missed opportunity to bring some of the president’s loyal supporters into the fold,” he said. Marc A. Thiessen, the chief White House speechwriter until this week, added: “It was an ungracious inaugural. It was pretty clear he was taking shots.”

More here.

Wait a minute; lemme get this straight.

Bush's people spend almost the entire eight years they're in office rhetorically thrashing even the slightest opposition to their reign of terror, usually naming their targets, almost always equating criticism with, at best, "anti-Americanism," and at worst, treason. That is, they fucking called people traitors just for disagreeing with Bush--they even went after fucking war heroes like former Senator Max Cleland and 2004 presidential candidate John Kerry.

That is, Bush's people are the trashiest of the trashy. Filthy sleaze buckets of rotting semen, blood, feces, and dog urine.

And now they're upset because the new President simply rejects the politics of the Bush administration? Talk about thin-skinned pussies. I'm so glad they're back in Texas. Stupid-ass fuckers.