You're currently reading an archived version of Jim Hightower's work.
The latest (and greatest?) observations from Jim Hightower are only now available at our Substack website. Join us there!
The Bushites and their right-wing cohorts are losing it.
First, they lost Osama. Then they lost their focus on the war against terrorists by darting down the rabbit trail of Iraq. Then they lost Iraq to theocracy and civil war. Then they lost the support of the American people. So now they’ve lost their cool.
Enjoying Hightower's work? Join us over at our new home on Substack:
Not since Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew have we heard such vitriolic, vituperative, venomous assaults on perceived presidential “enemies” as we’re now getting from Bush & Gang. White House PR flack Tony Snow, for example, screeched that they are some Democrats “who say we shouldn’t fight the terrorists,” that we shouldn’t even monitor, question, or detain al Qaeda.
Goodness gracious, Tony, who are these dastardly Democrats who say such treasonous things? Name them! Alas… Tony had no names.
Then, George W chimed in, wailing about Democrats in congress who voted against his illegal program of eavesdropping on the phone and email messages of millions of Americans. He claimed that “177 of the opposition party said, ‘You know, we don’t think we ought to be listening to the conversation of terrorists.'”
Really, George? Name these miserable members who oppose tracking terrorists. Alas… Bush’s press office could not name a single one.
Still, he kept on. At a fundraiser in Nevada, Bush regaled faithful partisans by declaring that Democrats “think the best way to protect the American people is – wait until we’re attacked again.” Gosh, George, share some names with us. But, alas… he could not single out anyone who said any such thing.
Next came Bush apologist Bill O’Reilly, declaring that the “secular-progressive movement” believes, like Osama bin Laden, that “America is fundamentally a bad place.” Hmmm, Bill… who says that? Alas, he can name no one.
This is Jim Hightower saying… Get a grip, Bushites. You’re losing it. Badly.
“A Special Comment About Lying,” MSNBC, October 6, 2006.
“War whoops,” The Hightower Lowdown, October 2006.
“The Paranoid Style,” The New York Times, October 9, 2006.