Posted by: Randy Allgaier | November 2, 2006

Did he say “I am the Decider” or “I am the Divider”?- Bush’s ugly partisanship


When the Supreme Court anointed George W. Bush President, he pledged to be a uniter not a divider.  Well like his words about Iraq and WMDs and its role in terrorism- he lied.  He is not a uniter- he is more responsible for the ugly partisanship than anyone else in Washington DC. 

Once when asked about firing Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld he said he wouldn’t and he was the Decider.  But I really think that he misspoke.  I think he meant I am the Divider.  He sees the world in black and white.  You either agree with him about Iraq and swallow the bilge water that he doles out that Iraq is an essential part of the War on Terror or you are a terrorist sympathizer.  Well- yeah I guess Iraq is an essential part of the War on Terror because it is essentially making more terrorists. 

It is interesting that Republicans are making Democrats sound like their are pals with Osama Bin Laden.  Well I have some news for folks-  no one has been a better ally for Bin Laden and the terrorists than Mr. Bush and his policies in Iraq.  We are less safe, the Middle East is a mess, and his arrogant policies are exactly why extremists hate us and why it has become so easy to recruit new terrorists. 

Mr. Bush – you are a divider and you have encouraged terrorism in this world.  Your presidency has been a disaster.  You squandered the national and international good will we had after suffering the devastation of 9/11, and of course the complete lack of competence of your administration is not just obvious in how the war in Iraq has been waged but in the unconscionable and inept way your government responded to Katrina.  I can think of no one who has done more damage to this country.  Your incompetence is dangerous and is perilous in a complicated world – a world you don’t understand; a world that is painted in gray- not the black and white which is your Weltanschauung

Mr. Bush the next time you think about alluding to the damage that could be done by a Deomcratically controlled Congress, just think about all the damage that you have done.  Maybe, just maybe if you had worked with people with differing opinions and reached across the aisle, as your father had, you might have done some good.  But you have done nothing other than make this world a very dangerous place.  You are the divider.  I can only imagine the disappointment you are to your father. 


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