Overstating the obvious

August 20, 2006 in Other Than That - news, business & other nonsense | Comments (1)


I saw a great bumper sticker not too long ago. It said:
“Somewhere in Texas, a ranch is missing its ass.”
Calling the man I fondly refer to as “Shrub” a moron is old hat for me – and for most anyone whose brain isn’t firmly planted up their ass. Thankfully it seems that some on the more conservative side of the fence may have had surgery to remove their heads from that location.

Here’s a snippet of the piece from today’s Washington Post:
Pundits Renounce The President
Among Conservative Voices, Discord

By Peter Baker
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, August 20, 2006; Page A04

For 10 minutes, the talk show host grilled his guests about whether “George Bush’s mental weakness is damaging America’s credibility at home and abroad.” For 10 minutes, the caption across the bottom of the television screen read, “IS BUSH AN ‘IDIOT?”
But the host was no liberal media elitist. It was Joe Scarborough, a former Republican congressman turned MSNBC political pundit. And his answer to the captioned question was hardly “no.” While other presidents have been called stupid, Scarborough said: “I think George Bush is in a league by himself. I don’t think he has the intellectual depth as these other people.”
For the whole article you can click here.
What does this mean?
They realize that to continue supporting a man whose fundamentalist behavior compounded by a serious dearth of intelligence may well be a poor choice to lead the country.
Now there’s a case of overstating the obvious.
My question is whether we’re too late or if perhaps this merely means that the foppish Democrats will actually gain some momentum and have the chance to take back some ground this Fall.
It’s not that I feel the Democrats are any better, mind you. Call me crazy (which you may) but I prefer having a democracy where there’s actually a balance of power.


One response to “Overstating the obvious”

  1. Tom Carmony says:

    Testing out comments on an old Commentary post from 2006…