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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Presidential Job Satisfaction

What would a person do if every day they went to work they were constantly criticized, often without basis? Or how would one feel if from day one on the job they were told that they really didn't earn the position and as such were not entitled to the full respect and authority normally associated with the position?

Most of us would probably quit and go work somewhere else.

Unfortunately if the job is President of the United States it's not quite that easy. After George Bush earned the position by winning a close election he was forced to immediately have to defend the legitimacy of his win when his opponent attempted to steal it from him (even the liberal PBS has had to concede that Bush did defeat Gore by virtue of the vote count and not by interference by the Supreme Court as liberals to this day often claim). Even after securing his position, then President-Elect Bush did not have the customary benefit of cordial assistance from the outgoing administration during the transition period.

Once in office he inherited an economy going into recession, a foreign policy in shambles, and an ultra-partisan take no prisoners political climate that was cultivated by his predecessor. Then came 9/11 and the multitude of ramifications that resulted.

President Bush has done at the very least a credible job of dealing with all of challenges associated with his position. Undeniably he as made some mistakes along the way, including some big ones as did all of his predecessors. But he has also had a lot of successes and has gotten very little credit for them to say the least. In fact, he has been constantly lambasted by the mainstream media, the political opposition and the liberal pop culture for things he had no control over and very often without legitimate reason. The constant negative critiquing has gone far beyond normal political and cultural posturing to the point of irrational hatred.

What if President Bush did what most of us would do if our job became a source of constant and unwarranted criticism and just walk? Of course the President of the United States can't just walk into HR with a resignation letter and a few choice comments and tell them he is out of here. But just for fun (as well as reflection about how unfairly this man has been treated) if the President could make that visit to HR, what would he say when asked why he is leaving?

An anonymous parody e-mail currently bouncing around Cyberspace that addresses this question is reproduced below. For you liberals who got here by Googleing "Bush + Resignation" please remember that this is a parody and leave the champaign corked.
Normally, I start these things out by saying "My Fellow Americans". Not doing it this time. If the polls are any indication, I don't know who more than half of you are anymore. I do know something terrible has happened, and that you're really not fellow Americans any longer.

I'll cut right to the chase here: I quit. Now before anyone gets all in a lather about me quitting to avoid impeachment, or to avoid prosecution or something, let me assure you: There's been no breaking of laws or impeachable offenses in this office.

The reason I'm quitting is simple. I'm fed up with you people. I'm fed up because you have no understanding of what's really going on in the world. Or of what's going on in this once-great nation of ours. And the majority of you are too damned lazy to do your homework and figure it out.

Let's start local. You've been sold a bill of goods by politicians and the news media. Polls show that the majority of you think the economy is in the tank. And that's despite record numbers of homeowners, including record numbers of MINORITY homeowners. And while we're mentioning minorities, I'll point out that minority business ownership is at an all-time high. Our unemployment rate is as low as it ever was during the Clinton administration. I've mentioned all those things before, but it doesn't seem to have sunk in.

Despite the shock to our economy of 9/11, the stock market has rebounded to record levels and more Americans than ever are participating in these markets. Meanwhile, all you can do is whine about gas prices, and most of you are too damn stupid to realize that gas prices are high because there's increased demand in other parts of the world, and because a small handful of noisy idiots are more worried about polar bears and beachfront property than your economic security.

We face real threats in the world. Don't give me this 'blood for oil' thing. If I were trading blood for oil I would've already seized Iraq's oil fields and let the rest of the country go to hell. And don't give me this 'Bush Lied; People Died' crap either. If I were the liar you morons take me for, I could've easily had chemical weapons planted in Iraq so they could be 'discovered.' Instead, I owned up to the fact that the intelligence was faulty.

Let me remind you that the rest of the world thought Saddam had the goods, same as me. Let me also remind you that regime change in Iraq was official US policy before I came into office. Some guy named "Clinton" established that policy. Bet you didn't know that, did you? Now some of you morons are considering another and more evil Clinton for president!!!! Go figure that one!! She wants to take your kids away and let the "Whole Village" raise them! i.e. governmental indoctrination...Look this one up you dumb asses!

The rest of you morons want to be led by a junior senator with no understanding of foreign policy or economics, and this nitwit says we should attack Pakistan, a nuclear ally. And then he wants to go to Iran and make peace with a terrorist who says he's going to destroy us. While he's doing that, he wants to give Iraq to al Qaeda, Afghanistan to the Taliban, Israel to the Palestinians, and your money to the IRS so the government can give welfare to illegal aliens, who he will make into citizens, so they can vote to reelect him. He also thinks it's okay for Iran to have nuclear weapons, and we should stop our foreign aid to Israel. Did you sleep through high school?

You idiots need to understand that we face a unique enemy. Back during the Cold War, there were two major competing political and economic models squaring off. We won that war, but we did so because fundamentally, the Communists wanted to survive, just as we do. We were simply able to out spend and out-tech them.

That's not the case this time. The soldiers of our new enemy don't care if they survive. In fact, they want to die. That'd be fine, as long as they weren't also committed to taking as many of you with them as they can. But they are. They want to kill you, and the bastards are all over the globe.

You should be grateful that they haven't gotten any more of us here in the United States since September 11. But you're not. That's because you've got no idea how hard a small number of intelligence, military, law enforcement, and homeland security people have worked to make sure of that. When this whole mess started, I warned you that this would be a long and difficult fight. I'm disappointed how many of you people think a long and difficult fight amounts to a single season of 'Survivor.'

Instead, you've grown impatient. You're incapable of seeing things through the long lens of history, the way our enemies do. You think that wars should last a few months, a few years, tops.

Making matters worse, you actively support those who help the enemy. Every time you buy the New York Times, every time you send a donation to a cut-and-run Democrat's political campaign, well, dang it, you might just as well FedEx a grenade launcher to a Jihadist. It amounts to the same thing.

In this day and age, it's easy enough to find the truth. It's all over the Internet. It just isn't on the pages of the New York Times, USA Today, or on NBC News. But even if it were, I doubt you'd be any smarter. Most of you would rather watch American Idol or Dancing with Stars.

I could say more about your expectations that the government will always be there to bail you out, even if you're too stupid to leave a city that's below sea level and has a hurricane approaching.

I could say more about your insane belief that government, not your own wallet, is where the money comes from. But I've come to the conclusion that were I to do so, it would sail right over your heads.

So I quit. I'm going back to Crawford. I've got an energy-efficient house down there (Al Gore could only dream) and the capability to be fully self-sufficient for years. No one ever heard of Crawford before I got elected, and as soon as I'm done here pretty much no one will ever hear of it again. Maybe I'll be lucky enough to die of old age before the last pillars of America fall.

Oh, and by the way, Cheney's quitting too. That means Pelosi is your new President. You asked for it. Watch what she does carefully, because I still have a glimmer of hope that there are just enough of you remaining who are smart enough to turn this thing around in 2008

So that's it. God bless what's left of America.

Some of you know what I mean. The rest of you, kiss off.


PS - You might want to start learning Farsi, and buy a Koran.
As anyone who has taken a creative writing course knows, a critical component in an effective parody is an element of truth...

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4 Comments:

Blogger Mark Heuring said...

Good post, Daria.

I wouldn't blame W at all if he really felt this way. He doesn't, of course, because he has the satisfaction of knowing that he has consistently acted courageously and in good faith, unlike many of his opponents. It may take an Obama administration to drive the point home (and Lord knows I don't want it to happen), but people will miss W when he's gone. Oh my, they will miss him.

6/29/2008 9:30 PM  
Blogger G-Man said...

I have no doubt that President Bush will be revered as one of our best Presidents.

I have often said that "Democrats do best that which they claim others do." No one projects their own faults upon others better than today's Democrat.

They deride President Bush's honesty precisely because it is President Bush who is honest and Democrats who cozy up to the Politics of Deceit. When history is written, Bush will revered for his honesty, sincerity, and integrity despite a constant onslaught of slanderous attacks by liberals in the media and in government.

But, let's cut to the chase here. President Bush will become known for four things that will forever eat at Democrats.

1. Bush saved a decaying economy that was sparked by the Clinton Recession and fueled by an act of war from radical Islamic terrorists. And, what really has Democrats steamed is that Bush did so using TAX CUTS – by employing REAGANOMICS!!

2. Alito and Roberts. Two young Supreme Court Justices willing to uphold the law and not bent on "fixing" it.

3. Unlike his predecessor, President Bush saw terrorist acts against us as acts of war against the United States and not mere crimes that could be adjudicated to the next president. In 1998, just after appearing before the Grand Jury to question the definition of the word "is" and on the eve of a four-day bombing raid against Baghdad, President Clinton gave a national address outlining the reasons for military action. They included Saddam's failure to satisfy U.N. resolutions, regime change, Saddam's willingness to aid terrorism, and the need to eliminate Saddam's threat of WMD's. But, when the bombing was over, none of these goals were achieved. It took President Bush to complete this mission. Four days of fireworks and Democrat rhetoric just wasn't enough.

4. Liberating 50 million people from brutal tyrannical regimes in Afghanistan and in Iraq. This one's the kicker. President Clinton hopped around Haiti, Kosovo, and Bosnia trying to find people to liberate. Had Clinton liberated the Iraqis from Saddam and helped them protect their new found freedom against the threats of Al Qaeda, the media would be demanding sainthood for him. But, the wrong man did what Democrats only talk about. President Bush successfully helped the little guy – 50 million of them -- win their freedom from evil tyrants. Moreover, that little experiment of a free democracy in Iraq could well be the beginning of the end for terrorist states in the Middle East – it could finally lead to peace in this troubled land.

There is no question that I wish President Bush was more successful and/or conservative in other areas. But, in the grand scheme of things, these four accomplishments are HUGE.

Oh, two more little things – the end to partial birth abortion and a Supreme Court ruling that re-affirms one's right to bear arms.

7/01/2008 2:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All comments must be approved? You sound just like the government. Leave out any mention of global warming, etc. Not on your life.

7/01/2008 8:03 AM  
Blogger Right Hook said...

Anonymous

Unfortunately the "all comments must be approved" policy is due to a small number of nit-wits thinking they were so clever and could take advantage of our previously open comments policy to post commentary of malicious content.

It should be noted that just about every one does get approved, as did yours.

I don't understand your comment on global warming. Do you buy into the scam, or are you angry at President Bush for giving it far more credibility than he should.

7/01/2008 9:12 AM  

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