I laughed to myself as I walked through Barnes & Noble and Borders looking for a calendar and coming across calendars that highlighted the idiotic sayings of the current president. I laughed harder as I set up my Google homepage and had an option to add "The Chimp-o-Matic", which is an area that lists random quotes from the president, George W. Bush. The quote currently running says, "It is time to set aside the old partisan bickering and finger-pointing and name-calling that comes from freeing parents to make different choices for their children."
I can think of a million and one things Mr. Bush could be referring to but I will say this...I am more than sure he has no earthly idea what he is supposed to be talking about, just like the public who have to listen to him spout nonsense a good 90% of the time he opens his mouth.
Now, you politically in tuned people who read this, please keep in mind, I did not write this blog because I am a Democratic loving Republican hater. No, I actually hate ALL political parties because they are all dishonest and very self-serving. So now that we have that out of the way, I want to get to the meat of why I wanted to write about the president.
From time to time, the ladies in my office will eat lunch together in one of the conference rooms and there is an employee who likes to ruffle the Bush supporters feathers. I view it all as a bit of noon day comic relief. So I happen to work next to two VERY large Bush supporters and if you have ANYTHING negative to say about THEIR president, the horns come dashing out of their heads and you WILL be getting a roasting. Well, they asked who I voted for in the election four years ago and I replied, "No one". I knew this would stir conversation I really didn't care to get into but anything was better than staring at the computer screen so I entertained them. They all gasped with amazement and asked why; I simply replied that I put my faith in no man because it is clear that we cannot and will never lead each other onto a permanent path of happiness and peace, I just genuinely hoped that no one would run us further into poverty and may God help us all. They all looked appalled that I would say such a thing and then one of the Bush supporters made the mistake of asking if I thought Bush was doing a good job.
Because I am not politically affiliated, I keep my opinions to myself BUT since I saw they weren't going to let up, I decided to give them what they wanted; my opinion.
I politely and respectfully stated that I knew he wasn't doing a good job and I have a hard time believing he ever will when I can't trust that he has a level of intelligence higher than a chimpanzee. OH DID I HAVE SOME LIVID INDIVIDUALS AT THAT MOMENT! I had a couple of coworkers say that he had this degree and that degree; I replied I know people who have multiple degrees and didn't study 85% of the time they were in college, so your point would be? Their comeback was, sometimes when one is under pressure they say things that make them sound ignorant and did I take that into consideration; my rebuttal...that is what they have speech coaches and classes for; so as most people who feel they can't win unless they play dirty act, one lady says:
"anyone who can lead thousands into war has to be intelligent, so until you can do that, don't tell me that we don't have a highly intelligent president"
I fought back the laughter and said you don't need to be intelligent to know how to say yes, send more troops. There is no strategy to that and if that is what you're basing intelligence on, know now, that we are all doomed.
They didn't like that very much and one lady opted to remove herself from the conversation altogether and go back to her desk. I could see I had upset a couple of people so I politely said that I am entitled to feel as I do about him and they, likewise but if they ever thought they had a chance at convincing me that he is a person worthy of imitating and/or remembering, they would just be wasting their time and mine.
So for all of you who plan on voting in a couple of years (for the new president), when you are faced with the task of voting for the lesser of two evils, will you choose someone you utterly despise over someone that you feel is incapable of leading us into more wars when the truth is, no matter who you vote for, we all lose out in the end? When the gas prices escalated to very unaffordable prices while the cost of living in our pay never increased, were Bush followers spared? No. When tax cuts are given do you really think you can tell in your pay if you were a Bush supporter? No. No one could because guess what, they always find a way to take back the money they supposedly gave us.
My point is, this is the president we are stuck with until November 2008 so we have no choice but to make do with what we have but in the meantime, I'm going to continue laughing at my Chimp-O-Matic while others try to convince me that he really isn't as stupid as he looks. The quote that is up now reads: "Now, we talked to Joan Hanover. She and her husband, George, were visiting with us. They are near retirement--retiring--in the process of retiring, meaning they are very smart, active, capable people who are retirement age and are retiring".
So, when in doubt, refer to the picture above and read chimp-o-matic quotes and you will be further assured that our fearless leader has the brains of a dead cow.