WORST PRESIDENT EVER!

Train wreck …as metaphor, from Wikipedia:

The term is sometimes used metaphorically to describe a disaster that is foreseeable but unavoidable.

I sing to you of the presidency of George W. Bush:

  • I sing to you of hanging chads and a Supreme Court putsch…
  • Of the black day, September 11th, and a leader caught in the headlights of history I sing…
  • Of Hank Kissinger, proposed for a truth-finding commission, a divine oxymoron, I do raise my voice…
  • Of bullhorns, and tyrant mayor wannabees, and bloody shirts innumerable waved in flapping breezes unending…
  • Of “Swiftboating” skillful, I marvel and sing…
  • I sing to you of “Kenny Boy Lay” and Enron…
  • I sing to you of Dick Cheney intoning on the free market as emails plot market skullduggery…
  • I sing to you of fraudulent yellow cake and weapons of mass destruction unfound…
  • I sing to you of smoking gun mushroom clouds, and preemption extraordinary…
  • Yea, I sing to you of shock and awe gone shockingly awful…
  • Of Abu Ghraib…
  • Of Baghdad looting…
  • …and of Mission Accomplished I sing…
  • I do sing of Brownie doing a “helluva job” in the Crescent City…
  • Of torture made legal…
  • Of habeus corpus suspended…
  • Of secrets unknown and unknowable…
  • Of science denied, and malarky made policy…
  • Of history denied, I sing…
  • Of Ken Delay…of partisan firings unjust…of regulation defanged I sing
  • And lo, I now sing of economic meltdown, the fitting finis to a sing-song dirge I do sing…

Let us chant together with Clio, History’s muse:

worst president ever!
Worst President Ever!
WORST PRESIDENT EVER!
WORST PRESIDENT EVER!

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6 Responses to WORST PRESIDENT EVER!

  1. troutsky says:

    I’m curious how you explain the closeness of political races, given the Republican disaster you describe? Do you still believe a political democracy exists ? (or ever did exist?)

  2. lichanos says:

    We’ll have to wait and see. Even if the prez is McCain, I predict a solidly Dem congress. If that happens, is it close? Chalk it up to our King cum Prime Minister form of government, and a lot of lingering racism.

    I’d say that race is at the center of US political and electoral history.

    Is there a country approaching the size of the USA that is more democratic politically?

  3. troutsky says:

    Quite a convergence, this economic crisis in the middle of an election with a black man. A country with our GDP, population? Not that I know of, democracy is on the wane except where socialism is on the rise, Paraguay, Bolivia, Venezuela.

  4. lichanos says:

    I know nothing of Paraguay. No longer a haven for elderly Nazis?

    Bolivia I know something about. I am not optimistic. I totally sympathize with Morales’ efforts to get a little equality of power with for the Quecha people – it’s about 500 years overdue, but I fear it will end badly, perhaps with war and succession. Then the Alto Plano Indians will have democracy and more abject poverty. I don’t know what should be done, the country is so poor and so utterly lacking in any social democracy.

    Venezuela? Not as bad as Bolivia, that’s for sure. They have some economic base there. If Chavez keeps his ego in check, maybe it will work out okay for the majority of people. If not, another arrogant, incompetent failure.

    Hope for the best.

  5. GEAH says:

    Bush is looking might good these days.

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