Your uncivil civil war should grant you an asterisk

Mr. President,
A few years ago I traveled to New York to “greet” your fellow republicans at the RNC convention.

It was there, that an NPR reporter asked me what concerned me the most if you won a second term. I was only halfway kidding when I said I was apprehensive about a “civil war.” I didn’t realize how prophetic I was.
You declared your war with Democrats and critics as soon as you took office and has since been run with all the divisiveness and vindictiveness of one long nasty campaign.

You purposely polarized America for years, just so you could maintain your base of supporters. Every piece of legislation you pushed, such as stem cell research, school vouchers, no child left behind, assault weapons, tax cuts, oil company incentives, lower pollution standards, medicare legislation and abortion rights were all intended to benefit huge business concerns like pharmaceuticals, oil companies, energy companies, lumber, religious zealots, the rich and gun-lovers. What is noteworthy is that none of these legislative issues are in-line with the majority of the country.

While many people including myself characterize you as incompetent, your administration has been quite effective on one issue and that was to adroitly load up each major government agency with political officers to insure blind adherence to your wishes without regard to science or the betterment of the majority of the American people.

Toxic campaigns which your cadre of operatives enacted, such as your now famous “swift boating” of candidates, manipulation of voting rights campaigns, blatant redistricting for republicans, plus the manipulation of where and how many voting machines were placed in key states were part of your overall strategy to assure republican victories and it must have made republicans feel infallible.

Despite all of your party’s dirty tricks, manipulation of judges, voting machine locations, investigations of Democrat rivals, and purging voting rolls of minority voters, a sufficient number of Democrats were still elected in both houses to initiate long-overdue Congressional oversight responsibilities.

Last November’s election was a wake-up call for all Republicans who thought the divisive battlements you and the RNC had in place would assure their re-election. Those illegal hindrances imposed by the RNC were widely breached, and Democrats swarmed the Capital.

Nonetheless the damage has been done. These last years have been marked by many battles at social and family get-togethers across the country.
People have been arrested at gatherings for having the wrong bumper sticker, Alabama lawmakers recently got into a fist fight, travelers were removed form flights for wearing anti-Bush t-shirts, homes have been vandalized, and lifelong friendships have been irrevocably damaged.

The decorum of congressmen has also changed significantly.
When your republicans were in the majority, Democrats were routinely left out of important committees and were not included in any significant caucuses;

Republicans relegated them to meet by themselves in the basement. Minority democratic leaders were never invited to the White House to discuss important bills. You and your fellow Republicans treated them like crap.
Democrats have taken majority positions in both houses of Congress, and they have long memories; they remember the many slights and outright insults.

Republicans now have to drink from the well, they pissed in for six years. It looks as though it will be tit for tat which may keep Congress hopelessly deadlocked for the remainder of your term and beyond.

It doesn’t take a lot of imagination to see something in our future, akin to both parties in Congress to continue to war against each other because of past misdeeds by the other party. Rule by revenge and vindication may easily continue to be the norm.

It wasn’t enough for you to destroy our economy and set the Mid East ablaze in violence, you had to cripple our law making ability as well?

But I believe Congress will have to kiss and make up soon because large business interests will not allow them to remain deadlocked for long.

America needs an Abraham Lincoln. We need a hero; someone who will be able to heal the deep wounds you caused as you carved up America to your liking.

This is your legacy junior. During the American Civil War confederate states wanted to separate from the union. While you did not separate the states physically, you did separate out who you paid attention to and only served those people who supported your party and ignored the rest of the country's needs.

There should be an asterisk next to your name in the history books because you were not a true American president.

You were not a president of the people. You are in fact, a faux president; someone that only served a small portion of the electorate such as, neo-conservatives, religious zealots, the rich, and the military-industrial complex.

So, although America did not have actual pitched battles across the country with muskets and drawn bayonets, you have created a serious separation within America unheard-of in modern times.

What can we call people who jeopardize the well being of our nation to the degree you have?

The separation within families neighbors, business associates, Congress and states cut this nation apart at when unity is our best chance to deal with an ever-changing world. It is impossible to judge how much our country will suffer because of your actions.

The daunting task of repairing our image, uniting our dispirited and divided country, will be monumental and it may take a generation of leadership and good will to repair all of the damage.

On personal evaluations, they say "one 'ah shit' is greater than ten 'atta boys," but in your case junior, it was just all "ah shit."

Date: June 22, 2007 3:40:20 PM CDT

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We appreciate hearing your views and welcome your suggestions.

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An alcoholic who is anything but anonymous

Mr. President,
The mystery illness that kept you from attending the G8 meeting on Africa has set the internet ablaze with rumors that you were shit-faced.

photo of you chugging something which looks like beer has been inspected, and in true CSI manner the photo of the beer bottle in front of you was declared to be Buckler beer, a non-alcoholic Premium Quality near beer which contains .5 per cent or less beer. Some bloggers were wondering if an alcoholic like yourself is allowed to have beer. Is even a sip of near beer considered falling off the wagon?

Hidden in all the folderol is the fact you are an alcoholic and one-time cocaine user.

A professed alcohol and drug abuser like yourself, used to be considered unelectable.

And once up on a time, someone who has had severe health problems was not trusted with public office, yet you had no problem selecting Cheney as your Vice-president, even though you knew he had a history of having several heart attacks.

My; how our standards for leadership have slipped.

The G8 forum gave you another opportunity to improve relationships with the world's richest nations.

The G8 crew thought they were going to be able to work with you on global warming but you preempted that by suggesting your own approach which severely weakens their position on carbon caps.

Although you probably thought you had everything under control,
Putin bushwhacked you on missile defense. He took center stage and suddenly no one was talking about global warming very much.

You didn't have the slightest idea that he would suddenly suggest an alternative site for your missile shields in the South Caucasus country of Azerbaijan.

What is one more intelligence failure among so many others.

Europe had some cards to play as well. Dick Marty, a Swiss lawyer for the Council of Europe their human rights agency, said he has proof, Poland and Romania were a part of your
extraordinary rendition program. That had to hurt.

I love the timing of the Italian justice system that began the
trial in absentia of 26 CIA agents and six Italians who kidnapped an al-queda suspect from Milan and tortured him before he was released. The trial started just before you arrived to visit the pope in Rome.

The news from home is not much better as your prized immigrations bill takes a major hit and is removed from the Senate floor. Libby is on the verge of going to jail, while Gonzalez is facing a no-confidence vote next week. To make this even more fun for you. General Peter Pace, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is leaving under some mysterious conditions.

Conservative hate jocks, that disparaged you and your immigration bill are now demanding that you pardon Scooter before he checks into the graybar hotel.

With all of this on your plate and lower than ever poll ratings, I would not be surprised if the White House cleaning staff began finding empty Tequila bottles in the hallways.

Date: June 9, 2007 5:03:28 AM CDT

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Your life could have been so much easier.

Mr. President,
Did you ever wonder how much better your life would have been if you hadn’t run for president?

You would certainly be happier. The Mid East would be happy, Europe would be happy; Russia and China would be happy. I can only imagine how elated the whole Bush clan would be if they could go back in time and have Jeb, your parent’s favorite son, run for President instead of you.

I can only imagine how your father felt when you told him you were seeking the office, when George Sr. considered Jeb as most qualified for the job.

So why did you do it? Was it just to spite your brother and your daddy?

You could have had a nice paying lobbyist job, with ample time to clear out all the brush on your “ranch” by yourself and fish to your heart's content.

Now you have screwed yourself, your brother Jeb and defamed the Bush family so badly that history will no doubt will even rank your Nazi sympathizer-grandfather Prescott Bush higher than you.

Every day the public hears about either a new government scandal, an assault on the Constitution, or a new example of politicizing the basic tenets of our ‘so-called’ independent judiciary.

I feel so sorry for Americans who still believe in you.

I feel sorrier for those poor Republicans running for president scurrying around telling potential supporters that they are trying not to be you while still appealing to your base’s pro-birth, anti-stem-cell, anti-gay, pro-business and racist nature.

It is kind of ironic that the right-wing talk machine you used, to get people to believe your lies about WMD, and Saddam Heussein is bitching you out.

These hate-peddling pundits, the very ones mind you, that constantly spread nonstop White House propaganda, have begun to disparage you, junior.

The worms have turned. As a side note, since Limbaugh and Fox news had consistently called anyone who opposed you was a traitor and a surrender monkey, I wonder how they can possibly defend their criticism of the commander-in-chief, the decider, the holy of most holy defenders of freedom and protector of our shores? How can they square that circle? But, I guess since truth and ethics were never major concerns for those boys, it doesn’t matter much.

Republican candidates are scurrying away from you as fast as their little millionaire feet can move. And although any after work party at the White House has to be getting smaller and smaller these days, as one cabinet member after another leave you to spend more time with their families, you are still serving an important service to your party.

I am not talking about newly discovered pattern of obvious investigation of Democrats by your Justice department before each election cycle, nor am I talking about Karl Rove’s illegal meetings with Government agencies to use their considerable power, projects and budgets to gin up support for the GOP.

No, I’m talking about you, George Bush junior, the world’s favorite pinata.

Your disastrous time in office and resulting low poll numbers gives Republicans vying for the presidency a pretty clear picture of what not to espouse. You didn’t give them much to brag about.

The way I see it; if they take the average Republican’s take on Hillary’s unflattering image and add your flawed traits, it should give GOP candidates a pretty fair shot at the image they want to portray.

Spouting the usual anti-gay, anti-immigration, anti-abortion, anti-secularism, pro gun, pro church, pro- business rhetoric is not good enough this next election cycle. Although a fair amount of the usual fear-mongering never hurts many Republicans just before election time, Iraq is the 800 pound gorilla in every Republican’s nest and it won’t go away anytime soon.

They will have to do more to win over your disheartened base. The normal swift-boating of a Democrat front runner will have to happen closer to November. Meanwhile, they will have to separate themselves from the herd of other candidates first with occasional pot shots at leading Democrat contenders.

Limbaugh and Fox News have always supplemented the onslaught of fake, biased news against Democrats with their own brand of venom.

But, by openly criticizing you early in the game Limbaugh and Fox news placed themselves on the side of the “angels,” and ordained themselves saviors of conservative republicans so they win regardless of what you do now.

So there are some winners in this after all. What is it they said never pick a fight with someone who buys ink by the barrel. And although Limbaugh and Fox news can hardly be called a legitimate news organization, and I am not sure they even write, they do talk a lot and they are scrappers.

I wanted to wish you good luck with the G-8 and
Pooty Poot. Those people in old Europe really hate your guts. If you thought you were going to get some help in Afghanistan or with sanctions against Iran; ... well maybe the next president will get somewhere.
It seems like you are just a rotten judge of character. Thanks to the magic of video tape, Americans have been reminded your soulful expression of trust in the Russia Premier and claimed Putin had a good soul. Have you noticed that Cheney and Putin have a lot in common.

To bad about the
Guantanimo trial today. Seems like the judge threw your case out until you can prove the suspects on trial are UNLAWFUL Enemy Combatants. Later junior.

Date: June 5, 2007 2:21:37 AM CDT

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