Sunday, July 29, 2007

The Government Of The Bushies, By The Bushies And For The Bushies

"Government of the people, by the people and for the people". That well known phrase is from the Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln and is one of the seminal definitions of democracy in the United States. Apparently it is just another one of those "quaint" principles to the Bush Administration; similar to the occasion that Bush angrily screamed that the "Constitution is just a damned piece of paper". Tragically, that is really, almost incontrovertibly at this point, what our leaders in the Executive Branch feel.

The latest proof comes in the form of news, courtesy of the Washington Post, that the Bush Administration has been, for years, suppressing a report on world health by the Surgeon General and an esteemed committee of doctors, scientists and other medical professionals. Was the report withheld because it was critical of the Bush Administration; no, that would be loathsome indeed, but at least understandable under the craven Bush ethos. No, the report was not withheld because it was critical but, incredibly, because it was not phrased in terms of being a total piece of cheerleading political puffery for the Bushies. Craven is actually too kind for these cretins.

I will not go into the specifics of the report, the draft copy released by the Post with it's article speaks for itself. For an excellent discussion of the report and Post article, see this post by DemFromCT at The Next Hurrah.

There is no limit to the damage the Bush Administration has done, is doing, and will continue to do to this country, it's institutions and it's honor. Citizens and moral righteousness mean nothing to the Bushies. We have literally been reduced to a government of the Bushies, by the Bushies and for the Bushies. It is time for this to stop. The people know it; it is time for Congress to figure it out too. It is time to impeach.