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  •  I'm so tired of talking about GWB (2+ / 0-)
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    Leave the poor man alone. He was offered a great job that he wasn't qualified for and he accepted it. Blame the people who offered him the job.

    If someone died because it turned out that a GED and Certified Nurse's Assistant certificate did not a good Thorasic Surgeon make, I wouldn't really blame the CNA.

    In fact, compared to GWB, the CNA would probably be more blameworthy--the CNA would know he shouldn't take the surgeon job, GWB probably believed the yes-men (many of whom knew he wasn't qualified but thought he'd be a useful idiot) who told him he could totally handle the presidency.

    •  Whoa! (23+ / 0-)

      Certainly not!  I blame HIM for what he did.  Maybe he was elevated to a position that was beyond his qualifications, but his actions once there are entirely his to own.

      It's the Supreme Court, stupid!

      by Radiowalla on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 08:26:52 PM PDT

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    •  If someone died (21+ / 0-)

      That'd be one thing... and just one person. Thousands more people than that died on GWB's account. Hundreds of thousands, actually.

      When you put a sign up next to a freeway, people will read it until someone takes it down.

      by freewayblogger on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 08:37:15 PM PDT

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    •  that sack of shit should be in jail (7+ / 0-)

      even with his limited intellect he should have known.

      he was chosen for his insane capability to overcome irrational fear with denial based certitude.

      see if any non-silver-spooned asshole could kill so many people and get a library named after him. he is the biggest terrorist and mass murderer alive today.

      he went along and made decisions based on ignorance and ego and fear and belief he couldn't possibly be wrong about anything. he's insane. he was chosen for his royal certitude to attract the authoritarians who worship that quality. he supplied certitude to ease their fear, based on their need for certainty.

      the only reason he is not generally considered insane, along with many in the GOP now, is that there are so many other americans with the same disease.

      here's and alien to explain it.....

      This is a list of 76 universities for Rush Limbaugh that endorse global warming denial, racism, sexism, and GOP lies by broadcasting sports on over 170 Limbaugh radio stations.

      by certainot on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 08:59:54 PM PDT

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      •  He was our first president elected who was so (11+ / 0-)

        fucking stupid that he did not know what was going on underneath him. Cheney and his cabal ran the f'n country. He isn't insane - he's just ignorant. And proud of being ignorant. And that is exactly what is so scary today. A large segment of our society is proud of being ignorant. And it is being encouraged by the folks who wrap themselves in the flag and the bible, those folks who promote privatized charter schools and those folks who believe that government is "the enemy".

        These folks are the true enemy of a civilized society.

        if a habitat is flooded, the improvement for target fishes increases by an infinite percentage...because a habitat suitability index that is even a tiny fraction of 1 is still infinitely higher than zero, which is the suitability of dry land to fishes.

        by mrsgoo on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 11:16:56 PM PDT

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        •  check out Harding (3+ / 0-)
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          for the "did not know what was going on underneath him" stuff, but yeah...much more damage under W. than under Harding.

          Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. --Elie Wiesel

          by a gilas girl on Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 07:23:06 AM PDT

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        •  royal certitude is insanity- denying reality (2+ / 0-)
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          and rationalizing the fantasy to be able to feel that total "i'm never wrong" total confidence is a form of insanity IMO.

          that's what kings and queens are supposed to project to be able to lead the masses who need certainty to ease their fear. it's what makes despots, dictators and probably fills many positions in our modern hierarchies. and it is mostly a man thing often mistaken for testosterone excess. on the other hand the cause as explained in the youtube above probably parallels levels of testosterone.

           the king makers look for it in the leaders they choose whether they know it or not. maybe they feel the attraction themselves. that is what the GOP looks for in congressmen and senators now.

          but it's an acceptable pervasive insanity driving  the authoritarian male dominated right handed world.

          This is a list of 76 universities for Rush Limbaugh that endorse global warming denial, racism, sexism, and GOP lies by broadcasting sports on over 170 Limbaugh radio stations.

          by certainot on Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 10:21:45 AM PDT

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        •  ignorant and undisciplined and lazy and (0+ / 0-)

          and intellectually uncurious and self-entitled and emotionally stunted and immature and undignified and self-righteous and exalting in all of it.

          and that's just the tip of it.

          i can only hope that jackass and his cadre will get what's coming to them.

          Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounding yourself with a-holes - William Gibson. (-9.75 / -9.05)

          by doesnotworkorplaywellwithothers on Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 08:11:40 PM PDT

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    •  That would cover mere incompetence (7+ / 0-)

      Invading Iraq and authorizing torture put him far outside mere Warren Harding territory.

      Freedom isn't free. Patriots pay taxes.

      by Dogs are fuzzy on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 10:59:27 PM PDT

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    •  Really? (12+ / 0-)

      You think of Dumbya as a "poor man," someone to be pitied?

      Leave the poor man alone.
      Dumbya is/was stupid and evil, a dangerous combination, as history has shown us before, and the lying war criminal belongs in prison for the rest of his unnatural little life, and so do his loyal supporters who supported every criminal enterprise he started.

      Re-living the past is cathartic because we know perfectly well that the persons in authority who COULD do something about the fact that the lying war criminal and his cohorts are still walking around free and sleeping in their own comfy beds at night will consistently ignore the elephant in the room stepping on their toes and their pea-brains, and they will never hold the lying war criminals accountable.  That puts the alleged 'good guys' down on Dumbya's and Dickie's level of malicious stupidity when they're too cowardly to hold lying war criminals accountable for their crimes.

      If the tables had been turned, Dumbya, Dickie, and their evil, lying criminal accomplices would never have hesitated to hold trials, even trumped up trials per MCA '06 that took away habeas corpus (which has never officially been given back to us under Obama, BTW).  Even though he was wrong on everything, Dumbya spewed his views with the certitude of the average low-brow cretin.  That's how "pitiful" Dumbya is, and it's the one trait that got nitwits to vote for him in spite of his malicious stupidity: everyone knew where he stood.  He never waffled and gave answers that tried to make him seem like "everyman."

      That was the lesson I took away from an '04 pre-election interview I saw on TV with a man who loathed Dumbya and his policies but was going to vote for him because "at least I know where he stands."  The voter had listened to months of waffling answers from the various Dems and Kerry and had no idea where any of them stood so he said he couldn't vote for Kerry.

      59,054,087 Dumb People

      Always disappointed when a liar's pants don't actually catch fire

      I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

      by NonnyO on Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 03:35:23 AM PDT

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    •  you must be a radical, i.e. (1+ / 0-)
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      one who is interested in the root of things

      everything about gwb is besides the point

    •  He left Katrina survivors alone. (1+ / 0-)
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      For days and days without a proper response from FEMA. Over 1,833 dead.
      It doesn't take a high IQ or an advanced degree to know that if you are in charge, and a disaster hits your people, you send help in a timely manner.

      No, he was a terrible president and he is to blame for that.

      The only redeeming quality I've seen in him post-presidency is that he is truly trying to learn to paint.

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