Friday, April 07, 2006

Deja vue...

A bitch has a lot of shit to say today, so this will be the first of several posts.

Jumping in with maximum bitchitude...

Deja vue...
This bitch read the news of Scooter Libby’s testimony regarding who told him to do what and when in relation to the CIA leak case with a certain lack of shock. If President Bush (Scooter B. to this bitch) hadn’t been born while Nixon was still alive, a bitch would wonder if he wasn’t the reincarnation of Millhouse.

Okay, so Scooter Libby says that Cheney told him to leak classified information to refute Ambassador Wilson’s claim that the administration was on crack regarding all things nuclear and Iraqi. Libby’s testimony goes on the state that Cheney said that Bush told him to tell Libby to go forth and spin…under the table…like a thief in the night…and off the record like a secret track on an old school funk album…which makes the current assertion that the President wasn’t technically leaking information seem like the bullshit on ice that it is.

One of my favorite possessions is the documentary series on Watergate produced by Discovery. C-Money and this bitch watch it at least once a month, because it is beneficial to remember just how corrupt and stupid the powerful can be. The documentary contains a lot of interviews with the key Watergate players including Nixon…and Nixon talking about Watergate is a clinic in bullshit, paranoia and the amazing delusional power of the human mind.

A bitch mentions this because Richard Nixon actually addresses the issue of Presidential powers in the documentary. Specifically, Nixon asserts that ‘if the President does it, then it is not a crime’. 'It' being any damned thing he wanted to do. Most people either never knew or have forgotten that the debate over presidential powers was at the heart of Watergate. Congress, the Supreme Court, the Special Prosecutor’s office and the administration went to war over the limits of presidential power and who enforces those limits.

Which brings us to the current administration…and the resurrection of this debate…and why President Bush is beginning to metamorphasize into Richard Nixon without the foreign policy chops.

The utilization of governmental tools to spy domestically is one thing…circumnavigating the legal system to spy domestically and then refusing to admit that doing so is illegal is Nixonian.

Debating critics of Presidential strategy is historically common…employing governmental power as a weapon against your critics, attacking them with lies and off the records rumor-based bullshit and attempting to destroy careers through unfounded character assassination…well, that’s Nixonian like a motherfucker.

A bitch is amazed that any journalist covering this multiplying pile of corruption would attempt to do so without framing it against the previously settled law of the Nixon investigations. The Supreme Court settled the discussion of the limits of Presidential power when it ruled that Nixon had to hand over his tapes to the Special Prosecutor in the Watergate investigation. Congress settled the issue of just how far a President could go to shore up his policy against critiques when it issued multiple counts of impeachment against Richard Nixon. And Nixon settled the issue of who was right and whether he went too far when he resigned from office, went fetal for several years and watched his cronies rack up jail time like it was going out of style.

Does Scooter Libby’s testimony specifically state that Bush told Cheney to tell Libby to leak the name of a covert CIA operative?

No.

Does this scandal reek to high heaven; does this behavior shine a harsh light on the hypocritical righteousness within the administration, should this investigation continue?

Hell yes.

One more point…a bitch has been pondering the problem of linking religion and politics. Follow me for a second on this one. See, a bitch strongly supports the separation of church and state because it protects both church and state. This relates to the current scandal based administration. Bush has wrapped himself in the cloak of Evangelical Christianity. He ran for office twice on a platform of Christ guiding his policy. Check that knee before it jerks…a bitch thought that was bullshit too. However, we are now a global community, many people are being introduced to Christianity through this overtly faith branded administration and this bitch happens to think that the current administration is giving Christianity a bad name. Which is the ever loving point behind the separation of church and state.

Link the two and you link the good, the bad and the ugly. And this bitch observes the lies, back stabbing, corruption, illegality, hypocrisy, judgment and overt Judeo Christian sin and just can’t make that shit jive with what Jesus would do.

WWJD? Because we already know what Bush did do when confronted with moral and ethical challenges. Having raised the issue of how his faith guides him… how he seeks guidance from a higher power…how he is defined by faith…isn’t it fair game to question his faith-based fitness?

Something to think about as the conservative right prepares to play the 'Faith Card' again this November…

7 comments:

Jeff said...

Nothing this madministration does amazes me any more. Scandalizes and horrifies, but not amazes.

Anonymous said...

Thank God Shark-Fu,

After sneaking a look at The White House briefing (while keeping my work face glued on) I could have cried. Do these people not care??? Our president lied!!! What is going on in our world that the questions are so modulated, so nice...

You're the one place where I can go and remember that there are some of us out there with passion and energy
to pursue the truth...

Back to work now....

Anonymous said...

Excellent post! Let's watch the great tapes of Discovery again this weekend with pizza!

On religion in politics, I do so love to engage in a bible passage war with the Right. They always lose. For example, a lot of the current troubles would be eliminated if the Prez had meditated on peace, the poor, forgiveness, not bearing false witness, not throwing the first stone and other such morality tales he could learn in an illustrated book of children's bible stories if the real thing is too much trouble. Going hell bent for leather to get into a war is not a very Christian thing to do ... at least in the Christ sense of the word.

C-Money

Tina said...

Way back in the 80s, we used to snark off that the Moral Majority was neither. I guess we can now say the same thing about the Christian Right, eh?

CP said...

The real issue though, Bitch? By the time Congress steps forward to do something about the current administration, he will be long gone into the annals (anals?) of history. If this was his first term, great, we had options and the left blew it big time. However, we are left to sit in the shadows of a madman who is slowly undoing any progress that had been made over the previous 10 years. By the time he does leave office, any number of Hollywood celebrities will be better suited for our office of President. Hell, my son would do a better job and he's only 10. I think I see less wrong with Nixon's administrative practices than I do with Bush's. I applaud you on the comparison of the two administrations. It's a wonder that it hasn't been taken into consideration before now. I think you should send this commentary into the NY Times and let someone discover your brilliance.

CP.

Homer said...

I'm also beyond surprise. My forecast for the upcoming election- TERROR ALERTS and more TERROR ALERTS. We'll all be buying duct tape and plastic baggies and walking around with our Hazmat suits and on and on...

birdnesthead said...

A comment on the separation of church and state: Do you realize that our state has once again proved how backward it is by passing legislation that claims Missouri is a "Christian" state? How offensive! This flies in the face of the ideals this country was founded upon. These right wingers cloak themselves in righteousness but they are wrong, wrong, wrong.