Tuesday, September 13


This quote from an E. J. Dionne column:

The Bush Era is over. The sooner politicians in both parties realize that, the better for them -- and the country.

Recent months, and especially the recent two weeks, have brought home to a steadily growing majority of Americans that President Bush's government doesn't work. His policies are failing, his approach to leadership is detached and self-indulgent, his way of politics has produced a divided, angry and dysfunctional public square. We dare not go on like this.

Brought to mind this quote of Mark Twain's:

Rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated.

The liberal idealogues can dream all they want and distort the truth all they want, backstopped as they are by the mainstream media; but, George Bush, to their eternal consternation, beat them in two presidential elections and will rise above the din of charges of racism and an ineffectual federal response to Katrina once Red State Americans get their bearings, distill fact from fiction, and turn off the CNN porpaganda machine once and for all.

The president's vulnerability is not in the Katrina aftermath, but in border security and a wholesale lack of fiscal restraint in spending. But, truth be known, the Democrats share in that culpability, and that's precisely why they try to demonize George Bush in other ways.

As David Broder writes in the "Washington Post" (registration required):

For all the deserved criticism the Bush administration has received for its tardy and ragged response to the storm's ravages on New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, the long-term costs to the nation of the reckless disregard both the president and Congress have shown toward paying the nation's bills may be even greater.