15 reasons to like G.W. Bush

05.30.07

Since the most fun way to procrastinate is to start an argument…

  1. He was elected democratically… twice… the people had a choice, which is more than we can say about people in most of the world.
  2. Every time he says “nucular”, you just gotta figure he has no intention of actually *using* weapons he can’t pronounce (or at least we hope so).
  3. He believes in tax cuts for the wealthy… which is good, especially if you’re wealthy, or if you’re trying to become wealthy. It also helps to create a positive influx of rich people into the country, who are fleeing less-friendly tax environments (like Quebec). Mind you, it’s still not as good as Monaco, but then, what is?
  4. Think of all those stem cells he saved from evil research! They’d say thank you, if they could.
  5. His unwavering support for Israel. Even if it’s because he believes that Jesus will return and convert all the Jews to Christinanity. But hey, nobody said it had to be rational.
  6. He got rid of Saddam Hussein. Sure, Iraq is a total mess right now. But it’s no joke that Saddam’s regime was a tyrannical nightmare.
  7. Thanks to the freefall of the US dollar, cross-border shopping is as cheap as it’s been in a quarter-century for us Canadians!
  8. Gays and lesbians won’t be burdened with the trials and tribulations of marriage anytime soon.
  9. He makes politics accessible to anyone and everyone, by not using words with more than two syllables… like “accessible”.
  10. He’s a source of inspiration to all of us vertically-challenged people on what is possible to achieve despite height limitations.
  11. He’s not Michael Moore.
  12. He understands that the U.N. has become an irrelevant joke, incapable of accomplishing anything of value, and saves a lot of time and frustration by simply ignoring it.
  13. He never had sex with Monica Lewinsky.
  14. You’re either with Bush or you’re with the terrorists.

    And, last but not least…

  15. Hours upon hours of hilarious entertainment by the likes of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sigivald 05.31.07 at 5:56 PM

Okay, I’ll bite!

The only arguments I really have are:

2) That’s an accepted regional variation of the pronunciation. Jimmeh Caahtah also pronounced it like that, and he worked on some of the first nuclear subs in the Navy.

3) Tax cuts also for the middle class. Not for the poor, simply because they don’t pay significant (or in most cases, any) Federal tax anyway.

4) Congress?

7) I don’t think the President controls the world economy, no matter which direction the Dollar goes, or which party he belongs to.

8) Congress?

9) Cheap shot, also substantially false.

14) Not unreasonable in the context the statement was made; States are either not supporting international terrorism (for us) or are supporting it (against us).

16) Jon Stewart isn’t funny. (Colbert, however, is.)

(Honestly, only 2 and 14 make my pet peeves list.)

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2 Helen Shapiro 06.01.07 at 11:25 PM

“He was elected democratically… twice… the people had a choice, which is more than we can say about people in most of the world.”

He wasn’t elected democratically in 2000. Al Gore had more votes nationally, and probably had more votes in Florida. But we’ll never know who really won Florida because the count was stopped by Supreme Court justices in the pocket of Bush, Sr.

Given the irregularities in Ohio in 2004, it’s also questionable as to whether Dubya won “democratically” that time too.

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3 segacs 06.02.07 at 12:30 AM

a) It was a joke.
b) It was a joke.
c) It was a friggin’ joke!!!

Now that that’s out of the way, just to address Helen’s point, he was, in fact, elected democratically according to the laws of the system in place. The Canadian parliamentary system allows plenty of instances where a government is elected by less people than the opposition, for instance, because of the way votes split across ridings. It may not “seem” fair but it’s still democratic because it follows the rules of the system. Voter fraud’s another story altogether, of course. But the US is still a democracy, unlike countries where people don’t get to vote at all.

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4 Sigivald 06.04.07 at 6:55 PM

segacs: Hey, I said “I’ll bite”. Of course it was a joke.

I concur, though. It’s democratic in the sense of representative government by the will of the people. It’s not democratic only in the sense of direct election by raw vote count, which simply isn’t required for “democracy” in normal use.

(PS, Helen: Got evidence for “in the pocket of”? No?

[And does that mean that FL SC was in Gore’s pocket when it decided to ignore Florida law? Or does this only work one way (anti-Bush)?]

We know who “really won” Florida. It was George Bush. The votes DID all get counted, by our independent media.

Bush still won, which is why the recount wasn’t trumpeted to the skies.

You don’t have to like Bush or his policies – hell, I don’t like plenty of them, particularly – but as the saying goes, you’re not entitled to your own facts, just your own opinion.)

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