While President George W. Bush travels around the country in a last-ditch effort to sell his Iraq war, White House aides scramble frantically behind the scenes to hide the dark mood of an increasingly angry leader who unleashes obscenity-filled outbursts at anyone who dares disagree with him.This MATTERS: because this is the president who campaigned specifically on the promise that he was morally superior. He promised to "restore honor and dignity to the White House." The descriptions above are the result of that promise. From its beginning, Bush's presidency has reached apalling new levels of deceipt, corruption, incompetance, and a treasonous disregard for the country; instead placing greater priority on seizing money and power for himself and his associates.
Bush, administration aides confide, frequently explodes into tirades over those who protest the war, calling them “motherfucking traitors.” He reportedly was so upset over Veterans of Foreign Wars members who wore “bullshit protectors” over their ears during his speech to their annual convention that he told aides to “tell those VFW assholes that I’ll never speak to them again is they can’t keep their members under control.”
White House insiders say Bush is growing increasingly bitter over mounting opposition to his war in Iraq. Polls show a vast majority of Americans now believe the war was a mistake and most doubt the President’s honesty.
“Who gives a flying fuck what the polls say,” he screamed at a recent strategy meeting. “I’m the President and I’ll do whatever I goddamned please. They don’t know shit.”
Bush, while setting up for a photo op for signing the recent CAFTA bill, flipped an extended middle finger to reporters. Aides say the President often “flips the bird” to show his displeasure and tells aides who disagree with him to “go to hell” or to “go fuck yourself.” His habit of giving people the finger goes back to his days as Texas governor, aides admit, and videos of him doing so before press conferences were widely circulated among TV stations during those days. A recent video showing him shooting the finger to reporters while walking also recently surfaced.
Last year, Capitol Hill Blue learned the White House physician prescribed anti-depressant drugs for the President to control what aides called “violent mood swings.”
Yet this vile administration is embraced by the so-called "religious right," and a host of others who call themselves conservative. How sad for them; to have chosen as their favorite son this sneering, incoherent, crude, obnoxious, lying little punk. And, how sad for the rest of us, for we are subject to their mistakes. As far as I am concerned, it can't be over too soon.