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We all have our disagreements with President Bush. Immigration, U.S. Attorney firings, Iraq , Darfur , etc., are all hot topics these days. The following 'speech' was written recently by an ordinary Maineiac [a resident of the People's Republic of Maine ]. While satirical in nature, all satire must have a basis in fact to be effective. An excellent piece by a person who does not write for a living. Sent with the author's permission.


The speech George W. Bush COULD give:

Normally, I start these things out by saying 'My Fellow Americans.' Not doing it this time. If the polls are any indication, I don't know who more than half of you are anymore. I do know something terrible has happened, and that you're really not fellow Americans any longer.

I'll cut right to the chase here: I quit. Now before anyone gets all in a lather about me quitting to avoid impeachment, or to avoid prosecution or something, let me assure you: There's been no breaking of laws or impeachable offenses in this office.

The reason I'm quitting is simple. I'm fed up with you people.

I'm fed up because you have no understanding of what's really going on in the world. Or of what's going on in this once-great nation of ours. And the majority of you are too damned lazy to do your homework and figure it out.

Let's start local. You've been sold a bill of goods by politicians and the news media. Polls show that the majority of you think the economy is in the tank. And that's despite record numbers of homeowners, including record numbers of MINORITY homeowners. And while we're mentioning minorities, I'll point out that minority business ownership is at an all-time high. Our unemployment rate is as low as it ever was during the Clinton Administration. I've mentioned all those things before, but it doesn't seem to have sunk in.

Despite the shock to our economy of 9/11, the stock market has rebounded to record levels and more Americans than ever are participating in these markets. Meanwhile, all you can do is whine about gas prices, and most of you are too damn stupid to realize that gas prices are high because there's increased demand in other parts of the world, and because a small handful of noisy idiots are more worried about polar bears and beachfront property than your economic security.

We face real threats in the world. Don't give me this blood for oil' thing. If I were trading blood for oil I would've already seized Iraq's oil fields and let the rest of the country go to hell. And don't give me this 'Bush Lied; People Died' crap either. If I were the liar you morons take me for, I could've easily had chemical weapons planted in Iraq so they could be 'discovered.' Instead, I owned up to the fact that the intelligence was faulty Let me remind you that the rest of the world thought Saddam had the goods, same as me. Let me also remind you that regime change in Iraq was official US policy before I came into office. Some guy named ' Clinton ' established that policy. Bet you didn't know that, did you?

You idiots need to understand that we face a unique enemy. Back during the cold war, there were two major competing political and economic models squaring off. We won that war, but we did so because fundamentally, the Communists wanted to survive, just as we do. We were simply able to outspend and out-tech them.

That's not the case this time. The soldiers of our new enemy don't care if they survive. In fact, they want to die. That'd be fine, as long as they weren't also committed to taking as many of you with them as they can. But they are. They want to kill you. And the bastards are all over the globe.

You should be grateful that they haven't gotten any more of us here in the United States since September 11 But you're not. That's because you've got no idea how hard a small number of intelligence, military, law enforcement, and homeland security people have worked to make sure of that. When this whole mess started, I warned you that this would be a long and difficult fight. I'm disappointed how many of you people think a long and difficult fight amounts to a single season of 'Survivor.

Instead, you've grown impatient. You're incapable of seeing things through the long lens of history, the way our enemies do. You think that wars should last a few months, a few years, tops.

Making matters worse, you actively support those who help the enemy. Every time you buy the New York Times, every time you send a donation to a cut-and-run Democrat's political campaign, well, dammit, you might just as well FedEx a grenade launcher to a Jihadist. It amounts to the same thing.

In this day and age, it's easy enough to find the truth. It's all over the Internet. It just isn't on the pages of the New York Times or on NBC News. But even if it were, I doubt you'd be any smarter. Most of you would rather watch American Idol.

I could say more about your expectations that the government will always be there to bail you out, even if you're too stupid to leave a city that's below sea level and has a hurricane approaching. I could say more about your insane belief that government, not your own wallet, is where the money comes from. But I've come to the conclusion that were I to do so, it would sail right over your heads

So I quit. I'm going back to Crawford. I've got an energy-efficient house down there (Al Gore could only dream) and the capability to be fully self-sufficient. No one ever heard of Crawford before I got elected, and as soon as I'm done here pretty much no one will ever hear of it again. Maybe I'll be lucky enough to die of old age before the last pillars of America fall.

Oh, and by the way, Cheney's quitting too. That means Pelosi is your new President. You asked for it Watch what she does carefully, because I still have a glimmer of hope that there are just enough of you remaining who are smart enough to turn this thing around in 2008.

So that's it. God bless what's left of America Some of you know what I mean. The rest of you, kiss off!
 

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96FXD said:
That didn’t sound like much of an apology.
Bush could never write THAT or anything else properly spelled or so well laid out...nor would he ever have the nards to speak his mind, puppets of his ilk require direction.

You have to recognize mistakes and then feel remorse to offer a real apology...
 

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I've lost confidence in the President a long time ago. That said, I have also grown tired of the "Bush is an idiot" entry argument so many use. In any event, I am not tracking the "Darfur" issue as it relates to a failed Presidency. How is that this country's issue? I am not aware of any other country out there leading the way.
 

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Even though Bush doesn't have the brains to write something like that, he does have the balls.
Well written.
 

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The liberals will be the downfall of this country and they have a good start.
 

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garyk211 said:
The liberals will be the downfall of this country and they have a good start.
Bush has been the downfall of this country for the past seven years.
 

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don't hold back. tell us how you really feel.
 

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garyk211 said:
The liberals will be the downfall of this country and they have a good start.
thrasher said:
Bush has been the downfall of this country for the past seven years.
Fred1369 said:
don't hold back. tell us how you really feel.
HiAngle said:
And he followed the lead of Clinton.
I missed this forum; it’s good to see everyone finding his or her way back.
 

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garyk211 said:
The liberals will be the downfall of this country and they have a good start.
Pretty wide brush you paint a huge and varied group with...are you one of Bush's writers...:D

Ignorance will be the downfall of America...
 

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Ignorance will be the downfall of America...[/QUOTE]


AGREED !

Ignorance takes many forms.
When the people stop striving to be masters of their own destiny and depend on the govt for handouts to feed and shelter their families, there will be no more America as we once knew it.
Look around. What do you see happening? Who's going to pay for all these freebies?
And then there's the health care thing.
Maybe stupidity is a better word.
 

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Downfall of America

will be because we are getting soft and expect too much. Not only do we rely too much on the government for necessities the government prohibits us from taking care of ourselves. Political Correctness is ruining and hurting otherwise good people. ( a 6yr old being expelled from school because he pointed a french fry and said "bang, bang" ). We should have a common language and not a polyglot. The next civil war will be between the Hispanics and the blacks. Our manufacturing economy has turned into a service economy. Too many people becoming manicurists because the textile and furniture industries have gone overseas. Remember when autos were actually made in Detroit? Remember when America actually made TV sets and radios? The prisons are overflowing with victimless criminals. The politicians are corrupt but this has been the way since the dawn of time so I don't know if it means anything. The rich are getting richer because they either control the system or know how to use the system. The middle-class is falling farther and further behind. In fact, that is my prediction of when this country will end...when there no longer is a middle class. Political affiliation has nothing to do with it.
 

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no....

it's apathy and complacency . but I don't care about that.
 

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edited version............

Can any of the most die-hard liberals or Bush haters/blamers argue the following:

Despite the shock to our economy of 9/11, the stock market has rebounded to record levels and more Americans than ever are participating in these markets. Meanwhile, all you can do is whine about gas prices, and most of you are too damn stupid to realize that gas prices are high because there's increased demand in other parts of the world, and because a small handful of noisy idiots are more worried about polar bears and beach front property than your economic security.

Let me remind you that the rest of the world thought Saddam had the goods, same as me. Let me also remind you that regime change in Iraq was official US policy before I came into office. Some guy named 'Clinton' established that policy.

You idiots need to understand that we face a unique enemy. The soldiers of our new enemy don't care if they survive. In fact, they want to die. That'd be fine, as long as they weren't also committed to taking as many of you with them as they can. But they are. They want to kill you.

You should be grateful that they haven't gotten any more of us here in the United States since September 11. But you're not. That's because you've got no idea how hard a small number of intelligence, military, law enforcement, and homeland security people have worked to make sure of that. When this whole mess started, I warned you that this would be a long and difficult fight. I'm disappointed how many of you people think a long and difficult fight amounts to a single season of 'Survivor'.
 

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PR3VS56 said:
Can any of the most die-hard liberals or Bush haters/blamers argue the following:

Despite the shock to our economy of 9/11, the stock market has rebounded to record levels and more Americans than ever are participating in these markets. Meanwhile, all you can do is whine about gas prices, and most of you are too damn stupid to realize that gas prices are high because there's increased demand in other parts of the world, and because a small handful of noisy idiots are more worried about polar bears and beach front property than your economic security.

Let me remind you that the rest of the world thought Saddam had the goods, same as me. Let me also remind you that regime change in Iraq was official US policy before I came into office. Some guy named 'Clinton' established that policy.

You idiots need to understand that we face a unique enemy. The soldiers of our new enemy don't care if they survive. In fact, they want to die. That'd be fine, as long as they weren't also committed to taking as many of you with them as they can. But they are. They want to kill you.

You should be grateful that they haven't gotten any more of us here in the United States since September 11. But you're not. That's because you've got no idea how hard a small number of intelligence, military, law enforcement, and homeland security people have worked to make sure of that. When this whole mess started, I warned you that this would be a long and difficult fight. I'm disappointed how many of you people think a long and difficult fight amounts to a single season of 'Survivor'.
i'd be delighted!
1. the dolllar is at an all time low. even the canadian dollar is worth more than the u.s. dollar. mortgage foreclosures are way up. spending power is down.
2. gas prices. didn't the bush family make it's money from oil? just a thought.
3. no you're wrong. the rest of the world wanted more time to find out the truth. that's why they didn't join in on your stupid ill planned war that's seen over five thousand brave american soldiers dead.
4. yes many of them want to die, and now you've given them an incentive to do so. you've given them a cause to fight for. after all, you bombed their cities, killed many innocent people. many who never hated the united states sure do now. mission accomplished.
6. yes many people are now working very hard to keep us safe, so you passed legislslation making it legal to listen to our phone calls, find out what books we're reading, hold people without trial, and generally ignore the consitution you swore to defend.
7. i'm glad you're quitting. don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out. and take cheney with you!
 

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OK thanks. Just wanted to see how far apart we were, and if there was ANY point in joining the debate.
 
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