Doom & Gloom In the Playroom
The damned-if-you-do and damned-if-you-don't wheal is palpable, once more, at the d'Rat playhouse. Yesterday, it was 'Halliburton is hiding out!' because of their decision to have their annual shareholders conference at a small hotel in Duncan, Oklahoma (where they got their start) rather than in Houston (where the company is now located).
The d'Rats, of course, relish the high drama of event planning as they bitched and protested the meeting in posh digs last year. THIS year, the exact opposite gets the same bitching and protesting. It's safe to assume that, had Halliburton decided to meet in a bare grass lot, the environmentalist rads would've set up their howl and moan--and Al Gore would've capped the thing. As it is, it doesn't make much difference what the Republicans do, or don't do--SOMEWHERE out there, there'll be a d'Rat sharply bleating about it.
This was most noticeable--and objectionable--surrounding the issue of 9/11. The Democrat party wanted to all-too-hastily distance themselves (and their hero BubbaBill), from any culpability regarding threats made by Osama Bin Laden, by stating loudly and clearly that the fault for the attacks lay entirely with George W. Bush. Nevermind that Atta & Co. had been in the country since the early/middle '90's, safely ensconced in their flight schools, and completing their gawdawful plans. Nevermind that their plane tickets were already bought and any bags of theirs were already packed.
No, the d'Rats say President Bush should've known all about it and done something to prevent it, in his first few months in office. Conversely, when President Bush finally DID take the oath, he suddenly wasn't supposed to call for troops--he wasn't to unleash the military to protect America, or accomplish a goal. No, he wasn't really supposed to do anything at all.
The d'Rats can't seem to make up their minds one way or the other. If the President isn't in office, he's supposed to lift heaven and earth to protect us. When he is in office, he's roundly hated for every concrete move he makes to guard our airports, track non-citizens, monitor communications, find out what is going on in this country, and what's happening to this country. The d'Rats blame him for every action and non-action, too. This has gone far beyond any actual criticism of his moves; this damned-if-he-does and still damned-if-he-doesn't is nothing more than their juvenile partisan strategy.
When Katrina hit, the d'Rats blamed him for being in California (but when he goes to NOLA now, he supposedly just wants a photo op.) When he spends time with his father, George Herbert Walker Bush, he's doing his planning per the Bush Family Evil Empire--yes, that's what the d'RatLoons call it (but when they haven't seen each other, it's because they're 'estranged'.) When he has a Saudi Arabian ambassador out to Crawford for a little R & R., he's 'in bed' with the royal family (but if he doesn't hobnob with world higher-ups, it's because the 'world hates us'.) When he shows up at another President's funeral/world conference/summit meeting, they say he's trying to 'steal their thunder' or 'hog the limelight' (but when he doesn't go it's because he's a callous sonovabitch who doesn't know proper protocol, or because he 'never does the right thing'.)
The d'Rats hope, by bitching about EVERYTHING it is possible to bitch about regarding our President, they can hopefully prove that he's always wrong. Of course, this does little to prove that they are ever right--and sure doesn't show us that they have a better plan, that they deserve to be in office, or that they, ultimately, can keep our country safe. No, this schoolyard puling about every breath Bush takes simply does what it's always done and is what it is: we can clearly see that, rather than stem from anything President Bush has actually done or not done, their hatred of him is still all about them.