Saturday, February 03, 2007

Kristol OD's on the kool-aid

With equal apology to Yeats but none to Billy boy:
I write it out in a verse--

Kristol and Kagan
And Crittenden and Bush
Now and in time to be,
Wherever Iraq is remembered,
Are changed, changed utterly:
And terrible ignoramuses are borne.
That Krazy Kristol has gone so far over the edge that I feel almost guilty posting about this latest tripe spilling off his keyboard. It's like shooting fish in a barrel. Maybe he has taken up permanent residence in Bush's bubble and only hears the same voices that haunt our president at night. Maybe he's lost his vision and can't see the handwriting on the wall. I can't think of a better explanation for this latest slander of the reality-based community.
Now, politicians are entitled to be concerned about their political survival. They're even entitled to make foolish and shortsighted political judgments--for example, that voting for this resolution in February 2007 will help their electoral prospects if the Bush administration's foreign policy is in shambles in November 2008. Indeed, they're entitled to ignore the fact that voting for this resolution somewhat increases the chances of a shambolic outcome to Bush's foreign policy, and therefore may not be in their own interest.
You think he really doesn't understand that it's his bended knee support of the president's imbecilic strategies that will assure our country will be shuffling into 09 through the detritus of Bush's failed foreign policies and be faced with the daunting task of rescuing some vestige of our former international status as a world power from the debris?

And you really have to love Kristol's fearsome brandishing of his tinfoil covered cardboard sword.
In any case, Republican senators up for reelection in 2008 might remember this: The American political system has primaries as well as general elections. In 1978 and 1980, as Reagan conservatives took over the party from d├ętente-establishment types, Reaganite challengers ousted incumbent GOP senators in New Jersey and New York. Surely there are victory-oriented Republicans who might step forward today in Nebraska, Virginia, Oregon, and Maine--and, if necessary, in Tennessee, Minnesota, and New Hampshire--to seek to vindicate the honor, and brighten the future, of the party of Reagan.
Maybe Billy boy's adoration of Bush has grown so deep that he also joins our president in eschewing newspapers and ignoring polls. How else to explain his failure to recognize the clear message of the electorate in 06? Victory and vindication via obedient allegiance to this president, rests solely in the enfeebled minds of the Decider's self-blinded true believers like Kristol.
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't remember reagan invading the USSR

5:17:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

No, he's widely, and wrongly, credited with ending the cold war.

5:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

he deserves some credit. but communism was doomed from the start due to it's reliance on central planning, which resulted in bad products. the kgb, mind control stuff was bad, but it was really "the economic calculation problem" as it is known in economics that did them in. but you already knew that.

10:26:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Exactly right Lester. Most people don't understand that.

11:00:00 AM  

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