What will Bush's nickname be?
The time has come for dKos users to coin a nickname for George W. Bush before the Kool-Aid drinkers do. "Chimp" and "Preznit" seem to be the most frequent epithets. I hope someone will come up with something memorable that will stick by its very appropriatness.
Said nickname may play a significant part in the nation's collective memory of the 43rd President of the United States. Bush's ultimate nickname will hopefully reflect a defining characteristic of his tenure in office from 2001 to 2007 (impeachement, heh heh).
- Richard Nixon was Tricky Dick.
- Ronald Reagan was called The Teflon President by his detractors and The Great Communicator by his admirers. We are still battling over his legacy.
- George H.W. Bush was not stuck with any memorable nickname, other than, perhaps, wimp
- Bill Clinton was Slick Willie.
- George W. Bush will be known as......?
very funny suggestion of Chimpy McFlightsuit
inspired me to have an open nicknaming contest.
Contest rules below the flop.
Tired of getting the words "bleeding heart", "soft on crime" and "appeaser" thrown in your face? It's time to plaster a nasty label all over the fundies foreheads!
I find "wingnut" is too obscure and dismissive. "Nazi" is too inflammatory and will give the other side ammo in a mud-slinging match that will obfuscate your point. "Fundies" isn't derogatory enough.
A recent post reminded me of what I was looking for. We want to expose the hypocrisy of religious conservatives who invoke their own narrow rigid interpretation of scripture and ignore the larger messages about loving thy neighbor, caring for the poor, etc. The Pharisees who persecuted Christ fit this label admirably. Now, the word "Pharisees" may be unfamiliar to many, especially non-Jews and non-Christians. But that shouldn't matter too much because we're targeting people who invoke the Bible all the time.
Show your support by referring to wingnuts as Rick Santorum (P-Judea)! Then let's see them whine about us comparing them to Pharisees.
Unfortunately, too many of us know who Ann Coulter is. I personally enjoyed this juicy segment on Canadian TV where she made a total ass out of herself
Whether she believes the idiotic venom she spouts is besides the point. Her purpose is to enrage the left, to bait us into arguing on her ridiculous bomb-throwing terms. She should not be argued with. She should not be refuted. No self-respecting liberal should agree to debate or come on a panel with her. She is not intellectually honest.
No more, I say! The only reason she is better known than say, Lyndon "beast-man Cheney" Larouche, is that she knows how to play the media. This is my last mention of Ann Coulter, ever. She is unworthy of comment. From now on, if someone brings her up, I will say "Who?"
In my latest analysis, Rove and Co. overwhelmed us last November by building a network of neighbors and parishes to spread the GOP message. They had all the zealots, the hired guns and the indoctrinated on their side.
Here's my idea: we build a campaign structure similar to all those pyramid scheme companies like Amway. They use the euphamism multi-level marketing but the basic idea is the same.
Incidentally, the Amway founding families happen to be the largest soft money contributors to the GOP
I'm convinced that we could build a political machine the likes of which ye have never seen.
Who should run the country?
Last night the governing liberal party survived a no-confidence vote on the federal budget 153-152, with the speaker casting the deciding vote.
As it turned out, three independant MPs held the balance of power. Two split, and all eyes were on Chuck Cadman, a former Conservative and cancer sufferer from British Columbia. He voted with the governement and the Canadian Parliament erupted in cheering.
He explained his decision by a poll of his constituants, two thirds of whom didn't want an election just yet.
As a Canadian, I know how small the stakes are. The U.S. Senate filibuster fight will probably effect me more in the long run that which party governs Canada. But there may be a lesson here: the conscientious politician listens to his constituents, and one vote can make all the difference.
Keep the pressure on Hagel, Specter, Warner and Graham! We need two out of four, assuming we have McCain, Chafee, Snowe and Collins.