Thursday, March 06, 2008

Obamaphobia and the Cult of Bush

By Libby

The wingers are terrified of Obama's charisma and love to paint his supporters as mindless cultists of the Jim Jones school of hero worship. How soon they forget, but Glenn reminds them (with pictures) that only a few years ago their reverence for Dear Leader knew no bounds. They were calling him a messiah then. I imagine they spents hours daydreaming about what cool nickname the Commander Guy might give them if they were so blessed as to join the inner circle. But that's different because W is macho and likes to blow stuff up.

Come to think of it I wonder what nicknames George would give, or maybe he already has for his media shills. I'm too sleep deprived to be clever tonight, but I'll try to come up with a couple. For inspiration, here's the reported ones.
The Cobra - Maureen Dowd

Stretch/Little Stretch - David Gregory, NBC

Stretch - Dick Kyle, Bloomberg News

Super Stretch - Bill Sammon, then of The Washington Times, now of The Washington Examiner

The Commissioner - George Will

(actual nickname claimed to be unprintable "in a family publication") - Dana Milbank of The Washington Post

Dulce - Candy Crowley, CNN
He also has names for Obama and Clinton -- Bama or Rock and Wonder girl. My personal favorite from the list, after Turd Blossom of course, is Pootie-Poot for Putin.

So what would he call Tim Russert? Dough Boy? Would he name Capt. Ed, Sea Dog or Skipper? I'm sure the possibilities are endless here. Maybe some of you are feeling more creative.

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Blogger AmPowerBlog said...

Geez, Libby, now you've got Greenwald doing your thinking for you!

Now he's scary!

American Power

10:59:00 PM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Scared of a lot of things aren't you?
Maybe it's the steroids.

9:53:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

LOL Fogg. It must be very uncomfortable to go through life with wet pants....

11:26:00 AM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Wouldn't know - never tried it. Republigoons seem to be a rather timid lot though. Now that the Communist specter has faded so badly, they have to invent other cult fetishes like Liberals to be afraid of. Really scary kids, whooooo.

Of course Double D here won't ever address anything directly when he can simply trot out the liberal rag doll and chant "oh so scary."

The fact remains that you're right, Bush was seen, described and even painted as a messiah beset by infidels and you see how difficult the truth is for them as the idiot god squirms on the cross he made for himself.

12:15:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

LOL Fogg. The wingnut capacity for selective memory astounds me. I'm betting dd had a shrine set up for the Jebus in Chief in 03.

6:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One day you may just look back and say, "Why did I waste my time complaining absolutely ad nauseum about Bush?" I think you people literally have various kinds of OCD's. You just CANNOT stop. You're just as bad as the conservatives in the 1990's who couldn't stop making up stories about Bill and Hillary being murderers. Get over it! If McCain gets elected this Fall, what will you do? Will you complain about another stolen election, blacks blocked from polling places, Nazi tactics, constitutional rights being violated? Seven long years you've been doing this. Don't you ever get bored? Bush Derangement Syndrome really does exist. And finally, even though this is a cliche, if you hate things here in the USA so much, why don't you just . . . . . . . leave!!!

3:58:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Anon, one day, if the true extent of the Bush administration's criminality is ever fully exposed you will ask yourself, why was I so foolish as to defend this man and pretend that real complaints about his criminal behavior weren't really based on facts?

5:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not a crazed Bush fan, Libby, but 10 more months and he's gone. Focus on the next election. And really, have you ever thought that to the vast majority of Americans (regardless if ideology) you just appear kooky? I mean, I bought a couple of those anti-Clinton books in the 90's thinking "Oh, will they finally show how bad Bill and Hillary are?" And the answer was no, they were full of shit and should have been libelous if not for NY Times v. Sullivan. Again, except for the protection that Supreme Court case affords all Americans, the kooky stuff about destroyed civil liberties all over the U.S. is just as defamatory. Frankly, if Bush or Cheney were ever indicted post-Presidency, I would love to be the lawyer defending them as they asserted their Sixth Amendment rights to confront the witnesses against them. I'd win - easily!

7:52:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

You're breaking the REALLY boring rule Anon. The discussion is now closed. Any further comments on this thread will be deleted.

8:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good deleting job.

10:43:00 AM  

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