Friday, September 23, 2005

Bush's Obscene Tirades Rattle White House Aides

From an article published August 25: Bush's Obscene Tirades Rattle White House Aides:
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.

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.”
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.

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.


Jack said...

Hi Shea!

Not saying this isn't true. Just wonder if it is. Remember all the reports that came out about Hillary's famous tirades and obscenities? I wasn't sold on those either, but don't deny they didn't happen.


windspike said...

True or not, Jack, perception rules in the media and political game. Just ask Rove what it means to smear an otherwise upstanding citizen.

That it's plausible and believable is all that matters. Certainly, it is not beyond the stretch of imagination that W could be that crass.

Unadulterated Underdog said...

I also wonder if these are true or not. Given the famous "flip clip" and it takes away some doubts but still, this seems a bit much. However, I have no doubt he is pissed and DOES explode sometimes at the anger being directed at him from most sides. His only solace is that small group of elites that profit at the American taxpayers expense because they run companies and pay Bush to be their monkey spokesman. Everyone else, except ofcourse the rightist Koool-Aid crowd, thinks Bush is a phony and a dictator. He is.

SheaNC said...

There are some things I've seen that compel to give these reports the benefit of the doubt. Remeber the Irish interview? The debates with Kerry? Not to mention numerous other televised examples of his statements, combined with his performance in office and overall history as a "soldier," a "scholar," and a "stateman." The George Bush I have watched is more likely to have behaved this way than not.

Jack, as for Hillary's reported tirades, I say that's "apples and oranges," you know? I mean, if these reports were about Laura Bush, it would be a laugh but no great concern otherwise. But since it concerns the president, that's why I say it matters. In fact, it matters enough to warrant some investigation, given the power he holds.

Remember "The Caine Mutiny"? Imagine if Captain Queeg had been in command of a submarine armed with nuclear warheads!

Jack Mercer said...

Yeah, as I said, it's not that I doubt them, but it takes a lot more for me to indict someone. A lot is perspective, a lot is exaggeration, a lot outright falsehood. Who knows what to believe.

Shea, I wasn't really comparing Hillary to Bush, just the right-wing wackos that made news of her tirades.

OKL, just an observation. I lived under a dictatorship in New Congo years ago. Our Constitution and the separation of powers restricts Bush from coming anywhere close to dictatorial power. I think if people just knew a little more about U.S. government fundamentals they would refrain from referring to Bush as a dictator. Not necessarily criticizing you for saying so, because it is a common saying out there.


Unadulterated Underdog said...

Jack, one doesn't have to be Hitler or like Hitler to be a dictator. One need only ignore what one's people want, put one's interests above theirs and one is suddenly a dictator. Dictators come in all shapes and forms. Some are benevolent and some are brutal tyrants. In any case, Bush is guilty of both above mentioned things and is without doubt a dictator. As to the depths of his tyranny, only time can tell.

Jack Mercer said...

Ah...Ok, I get the usage. I thought you were using it in a literal sense.