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(Capitol Hill Blue)   Republican leaders want Bush to apologize to America, fire Karl Rove, and melt diamonds with his mind   ( capitolhillblue.com) divider line
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2005-11-04 07:34:58 PM  
.... Ack!


Didn't we just do this yesterday!!

( and by "this" I don't mean, this, I mean exactly, THIS! )
 
2005-11-04 07:35:22 PM  
That last one is pretty easy for him, compared to the other two.
 
2005-11-04 07:36:00 PM  
I chuckled, submitter.
 
2005-11-04 07:37:20 PM  
Me too. Except for the last one.
 
2005-11-04 07:42:05 PM  
Actually, no (well, yes, in that the comic approach is the same), but the article is about Republican leaders now want Bush to do these things--the headline that was greenlit two days ago (which was a direct rip-off of one of mine, BTW) was about Democrats wanting these things from Dubya.
 
2005-11-04 07:42:21 PM  
Standard DC CYA Move... nothing to see here. Move along.
 
2005-11-04 07:45:32 PM  
So I am curious how all the Bushies are feeling these days?

With all the tension the president is experiencing lately, it must be getting a bit uncomfortable for you around your neck/collarbone region.

You know, from the all the grimacing and clenching of Bush's sphincter and all.

I feel for you, it really must be getting really uncomfortable in there.
 
2005-11-04 07:46:54 PM  
That's pretty much what Reagan did to get his approval ratings back up after the Iran Contra scandal. Well, not the diamond melting part.
 
2005-11-04 07:48:07 PM  
Funny, the American people want Rove gone too:

41. Do you think Rove should (remain in his position) or (resign from the White House)?

Remain Resign No opin.
11/2/05 30 59 11



Source: Wash Post/ABC poll
 
2005-11-04 07:48:21 PM  
They forgot to add apologizing for everything, everywhere.... because it's all his fault too.
 
2005-11-04 07:48:56 PM  
Hmmm, was spaced right in preview. Anyways

Date: 11/2/05
Remain: 30%
Resign: 59%
No. Opiion: 11%
 
2005-11-04 07:54:42 PM  
No. Opium got screwed due to sampling errors
 
2005-11-04 07:58:51 PM  
riiiiight.
In meetings, leaders and strategists have suggested a number of things that Bush must do to try and save his presidency...

all of whom remain nameless?
i repeat: riiiiiiight.
 
2005-11-04 08:13:53 PM  
I can't remember where I saw this, but I wish I'd thought of it:

"Bush firing Rove would be like Pinocchio firing Gepeto."
 
2005-11-04 08:18:16 PM  
I'd settle for a mind with a high school vocabulary.
 
2005-11-04 08:24:04 PM  
it's not all his fault Gary...just the really important things that have to do with this country and his leadership.
 
2005-11-04 08:36:15 PM  
From TFA:
"You go to hell," he screamed at the strategist. "You can leave and you can take the rest of these lily-livered motherfarkers with you!" The President then stormed out of the room and refused to meet further with any other party leaders or strategists.

I don't trust Bush any more than the next guy but this seems like an outright lie. I don't think Bush would throw a temper tantrum like that.
 
2005-11-04 08:36:53 PM  
GaryPDX: They forgot to add apologizing for everything, everywhere.... because it's all his fault too.


WHatever happened to "The buck stops here"?
 
2005-11-04 08:39:29 PM  
I propose we devote this thread to our favorite pancake recipes. Because otherwise this isn't ending well.
 
2005-11-04 08:46:51 PM  
GaryPDX: They forgot to add apologizing for everything, everywhere.... because it's all his fault too.

Here here, finally Gary's making sense.

I knew you'd come around.
 
2005-11-04 08:47:45 PM  
I know I am going to get ridiculed for this, but I think GaryPDX is right. People should stop blaming Bush for everything.

They should just stick to blaming him and/or his Administration for abrogating the ABM treaty; for abandoning wholesale the Kyoto Treaty; for the decision on CO2 emissions; his stem-cell research position; his decision not to seek the full funding he promised for No Child Left Behind; for immediate caving on vouchers; the dismissal of Richard Clarke's views, and then of Clarke himself; foot-dragging on creating a Homeland Security agency; foot-dragging on appointing a 9/11 commission; foot-dragging on appointing a National Intelligence Director; promising, and then failing to fight to keep the promise, to fund emergency responders; the dismissal of dissenting intelligence offered by elements within CIA, State, DOD and GAO regarding the need for and costs of going to war in Iraq; sixteen words in the State of the Union; ignoring Powell, Shinseki, and Scowcroft; embracing Cheney, Wolfowitz and Rumsfeld; going to war with the army you have and not the army you could have had had you applied yourself; dismissing calls from elements within the Pentagon for better post-war planning; breaking it but then not owning it; "Mission Accomplished"; "Bring it on"; "Dead or Alive"; sticking to tax cuts in the face of ballooning debt; proposing a massive Medicare benefit in the face of massive debt in abrogation of every real conservative principle; not vetoing--and in fact encouraging--an Energy Bill that is adorned with pork in abrogation of every conservative principle; not vetoing--in fact encouraging--a Transportation Bill that is adorned with pork in abrogation of every conservative principle; pursuing in the first instance or abandoning Social Security reform, depending on your ideology; pursuing in the first place or abandoning real litigation reform, depending on your ideology; pursuing in the first place or shelving until it is politically unacceptable real tax reform, depending on your ideology; "You're doing a heckuva job, Brownie" when Brownie wass not, in fact, doing a heck of a job; promising to fire anyone "involved" in leaking the identity of a CIA agent, and then abandoning that promise; Harriet F*cking Miers.

But please. Don't blame him for everything.
 
2005-11-04 08:53:35 PM  
"I earned capital in the campaign, political capital, and now I intend to spend it. It is my style. That's what happened in the -- after the 2000 election, I earned some capital. I've earned capital in this election -- and I'm going to spend it..."

[image from img98.imageshack.us too old to be available]

...seriously, though, no one is more convinced than me that Shrub is an emotionally labile dry-drunk, but "Capitol Hill Blue" is not a reliable source of info. I DRTFA, but I know that they've been running with unsourced rumors of Shrub's psychological meltdowns for 5 years. There's more than enough to be worried & outraged about this regime that is true; leave the internet whispering campaign alone.
 
2005-11-04 09:04:23 PM  
Tabatha Static: Shrub is an emotionally labile


I read that as "emotional labia", and I thought, "Really? Cool!" and then I was ashamed.
 
2005-11-04 09:22:05 PM  
Ummm... this whole article has a more "wishful thinking" feel on behalf of the blog writer, rather than a factual description of the current mindset of the Republican leadership.
 
2005-11-04 09:22:09 PM  
God damn I love it when Lars posts.

/still misses Donald O'Connor
 
2005-11-04 09:24:15 PM  
CHB isn't a blog, it's an e-Zine, which is what blogs were called in 1997
 
2005-11-04 09:27:24 PM  
LarsThorwald

I don't think there is a government on earth that seriously was going to stick to Kyoto. Praise it up and down and never enact it or else cheat was the plan right from the start.
 
2005-11-04 09:39:42 PM  
Thanks Robbie,

I miss e-zines, they had a more officious, less familiar air to them than blogs.

/Used to be addicted to antiwar.com and World Socialist Web back in '97
//Miss my lefty days sometimes.
 
2005-11-04 09:48:59 PM  

Yeah, like Rove won't advise Dubya either from a distance, or thru the mouthpiece that Bush will replace Rove with.


But the melting diamonds part would be cool.

 
2005-11-04 09:49:16 PM  
Tap.

[image from personal.bgsu.edu too old to be available]

End of turn.
 
2005-11-04 09:50:23 PM  
awfulperson
Give it up, man. I submitted that last headline that got greenlit and that was similar to yours. I'm not a TFer, so I could not have seen yours, which was apparently not very funny.

So fark did not greenlight your headline? Shall I call the Waaaaaaaaaaaahmbulance?
 
2005-11-04 09:51:05 PM  
The "article's" "sources."

a longtime, and angry, GOP strategist
a senior White House aide
a source within the office
a GOP pollster.
a GOP strategist
a GOP strategist who has advised Presidential campaigns for 30 years

This DEFINITELY happened.
 
2005-11-04 09:51:36 PM  
Now watch this drive

/nothin'
 
2005-11-04 09:55:02 PM  
Apologize to the American people, Congress and our allies for misleading them on the reasons for invading Iraq;

This isn't going to happen. Not just because Bush is to stubborn (some would say stupid) to admit he was wrong, but because if he does so, he's going to face charges.
 
2005-11-04 09:55:26 PM  
So this is where the republican party distance themselves from Bush so as to minimise the damage he is causing to the Republican chances in 2008?
 
2005-11-04 09:55:46 PM  
awfulperson: (which was a direct rip-off of one of mine, BTW)

Oh, yeah? Well yours was a direct ripoff of an old one on TF that made fun of the Democratic Underground folks, saying that they wanted a magical space pony, so nyah!

/Lots of people have made that joke. You're not the first. Stop mentioning this.
//viva la free cookies
 
2005-11-04 09:56:31 PM  
[image from voccoquan.com too old to be available]
"Bah! Cheney smash poony hoomans!"

/could happen
 
2005-11-04 09:56:34 PM  
While CHB isn't exactly a news source, it's pretty well known ol' G-Dub throws temper tantrums where he 1) curses so much he makes a sailor blush and 2) excessively questions the target's masculinity and/or loyalty all the time. Judging from the "motherfarkers" and "lily-livered" in there, I'd say that probably happened.
 
2005-11-04 09:58:11 PM  
What a load of nonsense...
 
2005-11-04 10:00:16 PM  
Bush, however, has dug his heels in on Rove. When a GOP strategist suggested last weekend that the President fire Rove, Bush exploded.

Prolly pretty hard to fire your handler that's propped you up since the inception of your political career.
Hence the "explosion".
Please pass the pretzels.
 
2005-11-04 10:00:32 PM  
I loved the handwringing over Harry Reid's "totally inappropriate", , blah, blah, blah, "pure stunt". Especially the part where the minority got exactly what they were after.

/me thinks some of the elephants are leaving the reservation
 
2005-11-04 10:02:42 PM  
The credibility of that article is questionable. Kind of like "World News Weekly" finding 3-titted aliens on the sun questionable.
 
2005-11-04 10:03:29 PM  
*stumbles backwards*

Did they just say what I think they did?

Bravo.
 
2005-11-04 10:03:34 PM  
Legalize It me thinks some of the elephants are leaving the reservation

I like to refer to it as the "ivory stampede".
I noticed Ms. Coulter is starting to do the same.
Seems the Right wing pundits are also jumping ship.
 
2005-11-04 10:04:35 PM  
That's some great satire, funny stuff...

Wait, he was serious? Oh shiat, that's even better!
 
2005-11-04 10:07:08 PM  
http://www.capitolhillblue.com/artman/publish/article_7617.shtml

Bush, however, has dug his heels in on Rove. When a GOP strategist suggested last weekend that the President fire Rove, Bush exploded.

"You go to hell," he screamed at the strategist. "You can leave and you can take the rest of these lily-livered motherfarkers with you!" The President then stormed out of the room and refused to meet further with any other party leaders or strategists.

http://www.capitolhillblue.com/artman/publish/article_7606.shtml

Bush, whose obscenity-laced temper tantrums increase with each new setback and scandal, abruptly ended one Camp David meeting by telling everyone in the room to go fark yourselves before he stalked out of the room.

Senior aides describe Bush as increasingly edgy or nervous or unfocused. They say the President goes from apparent coherent thought one moment to aimless rambles about political enemies and those who are out to get me.

Its worse than the days when Ronald Reagans Alzheimers began setting in, one longtime GOP operative told me privately this week. You dont know if hes going to be coherent from one moment to the next. What scares me is if he lapses into one of those fogs during a public appearance.

http://www.capitolhillblue.com/artman/publish/article_7560.shtml

White House insiders say George W. Bushs mood swings have increased to the point where meetings with the President must be cancelled, schedules shifted and plans changed to keep a bitter, distracted leader from the public eye.

Hes like a zombie some days, walking around in a trance, says one aide who, for obvious reasons, asks not to be identified. Other times he launches into angry outbursts, cussing out anybody who gets near him.

http://www.capitolhillblue.com/artman/publish/article_7509.shtml

President George W. Bushs temper tantrums are on the rise with White House insiders reporting increasing tongue-lashing of staffers, obscenity-filled outbursts and a leader driven to the edge by what he sees as party disloyalty and a country that no longer trusts him.

Conservative backlash over his latest Supreme Court nominee may, in fact, have pushed the President over the edge.

Hes out of control, one White House aide says privately. Theres no other way to put it. His anger spills over in meetings. He berates anyone who brings him bad news but there's not a lot of good news we can bring the President right now. He calls other Republicans 'motherfarking traitors' and it is becoming more and more of a challenge to keep that anger from showing in public.

I think I see a theme in the CHB stories.
 
2005-11-04 10:08:39 PM  
So it's acceptable now to post biased commentary as news? Great; get ready for a deluge of Ann Coulter and Thomas Sowell articles.
 
2005-11-04 10:08:48 PM  
C'mon Americans, you should just outsource the vote; think of the cost savings, and other, more well imformed people could help the market work as it should. You could forget about worrying about paper or electronic balots. Or chads. Or anything else TV freiendly. It feels like a 5 year long argument over whether All My Children was better than As The World Turns.

Put somebody in office that can organize the military against the private sector. Then you'd have a government that answers to people (individuals) not companies (organizations.)
 
2005-11-04 10:09:12 PM  
Lars, I think I want to have your baby.

Sorry, though, I won't wear the dress.
 
2005-11-04 10:10:27 PM  
As much as I want this article to be true, there's not a single named source. Smells fishy.
 
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