Thursday, May 10, 2007

On Presidential Credibility

Yesterday, even as I was bashing out my last post touching on the Bush bubble, we heard the news that 11 moderate Republican House members pierced that bubble with an hour and a half of frank discussion about Iraq. Part of that discussion included the admonition of the house Republicans that the people needed to be told honest information going forward and that the conduit for that information should be General Petraeus, not the President, because Bush has lost all credibility with the American people.

Let me again, in all seriousness, offer this honest assessment to any high falutin Republican bigwig who may stumble over my blog and who can pull some levers. Here is my honest opinion on how how they may begin to finally pull their party out of the doldrums of public opinion: Put a muzzle on the President.

It is to the point that Republican House members are now telling the inner circle that Bush can't be the one to tell us information on Iraq. I think this is actually worse than the American people tuning the President out... The President continuously lies to us and in many cases the lies are so fantastically outlandish that only the most ardent koolaid drinking administration drone, or Fox news anchor could give the statement any credence. But rather than tune the President out, a significant segment of we the people are holding this against him. Everytime he tells us some wierd factoid that has no basis in truth, or some alternate spin on reality that is obviously based in right wing fantasy, he gives the American people more reason to long for his departure. He gives more fodder to the late night talk show hosts and John Stewart/Stephen Colbert. He gives more ammo to myself and my brethren in the lefty blogosphere.

The President would do himself and his party an enormous favor if he would just stay in the White House and silently sign or veto bills going forward. What kind of hint does he need, beyond Republicans asking him to please clam up on the Iraq war?!

Comments:
Here is my honest opinion on how how they may begin to finally pull their party out of the doldrums of public opinion: Put a muzzle on the President.

Can't say more than that I agree whole heartedly with your assessment. But...you have given me an idea for such a post! Get back with you on that tomorrow.
 
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