We Don't Need Another President With "DADDY" Issues!!!
Usually, it's Mommy or Daddy that the inner fear and loathing is directed at, but sometimes it's both parents.
When the film "W" comes out in a few months, "W", as in George W. Bush will be played by Josh Brolin and we will see scenes portraying the "Daddy Issues" the current President Bush has with the former President Bush. The former President Bush was a war hero, Director of the CIA and President of the United States. The current President Bush is now and has been, a guy who has (to put it kindly) led a "charmed life". He was a bonafide slacker as a young adult, a failure as an oil man, a failure as a baseball owner and while it appears he might have had some success as the Governor of Texas, there are those who say it was the people who he surrounded himself with that helped him achieve whatever success he had as Governor of Texas.
But as the President of the United States? Those of us who have been paying attention didn't need the Scott McClellan book that's about to come out. The fact that this President Bush either didn't know that Iraq didn't have weapons of mass destruction or that he did know and lied about it, is irrelevant. And the "9/11" connection that this President Bush effectively sold to us? Admit it. Weren't we stupid to buy into this President Bush's baloney because the fact is, there simply was NO legitimate reason to attack Iraq!
Amateur psychologists (and probably a lot of real ones) will tell you that because his "daddy" did it the right way when he sent troops into Iraq and then got quickly out of Iraq, this President Bush was bound and determined to prove his "Daddy" wrong.
Thank GOD we have only a few more months of this President Bush's incompetence.
Whe you see the scenes portrayed in the film "W" about the "Daddy Issues", you'll have a clearer understanding of what I'm talking/writing about.
But the headline of this blog blares, We Don't Need ANOTHER President With Daddy Issues!" So...What am I referring to?
Another slacker as a young adult. Got into Annapolis because his "Daddy" and his "Granddaddy" were big time Admirals in the Navy. Because of all the trouble McCain admits to have gotten into while at Annapolis (in a book), he probably didn't kicked out of Annapolis because of his heroic relatives. Especially his "Daddy" who rose to the rank of the top Admiral of all Admirals while young John barely graduated from Annapolis. That's also in a book about McCain.
McCain finally got an identity of his own while he was a Prisoner of War, but it's interesting to note that when he returned, he didn't return with the rank of (at least) "Captain".
But when your "Daddy" was the biggest of all ADMIRALS, what's a boy with "Daddy Issues" to do?!?
Well, becoming a United States Senator was a good start. He showed no strength at all when he left a wife who waited for him while he was a Prisoner of War and he showed even less strength when Karl Rove and company bushwhacked him in 2000 with a phony story in South Carolina alleging that McCain had fathered an illegitimate baby with a black woman. All he had to was forcefully tell everyone the truth. It was a baby that he and his new wife had adopted. Most folks believe McCain would have gotten the nomination instead of Bush if he'd had an immediate loud and public, "WAIT JUST A GOD DAMN MINUTE!!!" moment If he didn't have the strength to do what's right for himself and his family, why should anyone believe he'd have the strength to do what's right for AMERICA!
For you see, sometimes, when you're consumed with "Daddy Issues", you can't think straight.
OH...BY THE WAY...
Wasn't it nice that President Bush showed the troops he's in a "sacrificial mood" with the announcement that, "I've given up GOLF!"
Barack Obama is NOT a LOCK!!!
I forget the date I wrote my predictions regarding who the two presidential nominees would end up being. Probably more than a year ago. Whenever it was, you can find it by scanning my blogs because they're all available for viewing.
Anyway, the prediction I DID make was Barack Obama and Fred Thompson and that was before Thompson had announced he WAS a candidate.
Looking back, I can't help but believe that ol' Fred might have noticed that Obama was getting a lot of attention for saying he was all about "CHANGE!" And the fact that Obama never specifically said what the "change" WAS might have intrigued Thompson because maybe he figured he could jump in, tell everyone how much fun he'd had on "Law & Order", make a little noise about "Better Change!" and then go home and take a nap.
Once Fred Thompson realized folks wanted something a little more than a former senator, former actor who was lazy, he picked up his bumper stickers and campaign buttons and went home.
But Obama is still with us. And while there's a lot about him I like, I'm not blinded by him and I can't help but notice that he's still short on the specifics of this great "CHANGE" he wants us to believe in.
The democratic convention in Colorado is coming up. Hillary is still trying to convice Super Delegates that SHE's the one who should get the nomination because she'd be the best candidate. Obama is acting like a guy who has the nomination sewn up and most folks seem to agree with that assessment.
I Beg To Differ...
Yes, I know all about the history that could be made this coming November. History involving the possible election of a woman or an African American man to be our next President of the United States.
With all the dumb things Hillary has said recently...I mean, this Bobby Kennedy nomination analogy made everyone (with a brain) be reminded of the fact that Kennedy was assassinated and that's what she was suggesting might or could happen to Obama.
And while Barack Obama continues to draw good crowds when he gives speeches, when is he going to give us specifics?!? Specifics that will cause lifetime Republicans like me to say, "Barack's got MY vote!!!"
Back to the upcoming democratic convention...Al Gore is still out there...As is Michael Bloomberg. I would love a Joe Biden/Barack Obama ticket with Obama as the Vice Presidential candidate...unless...Obama gets specific with plans and ideas that look like would be best for all of us instead of just some of us. In that case, I would love see a ticket of Obama/Biden.
A lot of things can happen between now and convention time, folks. A lot of things!
SCOTT McCLELLAN BLOWS THE WHISTLE!!!
I'm sure you've heard about this new book that was written by former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan that's titled, "What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception."
I won't get the book until sometime next week, but like many of you, I've read a lot of excerpts from the book.
(1) I believe what he's written. Much of what he's written, I've written about in my blogs.
(2) I wouldn't want to share a foxhole with Scott McClellan.
HOW 'BOUT DEM GAS PRICES?!?
No matter where you live here in the Los Angeles area, you won't pay less than something over $4 a gallon for Regular. And the price is going up daily! Along with food and so many other things. Meanwhile your salaries are frozen, reduced, or you have no salary at all because like a lot of folks, you don't have a job.
Isn't it long past time we understood that Saudi Arabia is not an "ally" of ours! Weren't all but one of the 9/11 hijackers from Saudi Arabia? And yet, President Bush was recently there, kissing their asses, promising high tech weaponry and getting nothing in the way of relief (oil price wise) from these turban headed jerks. I wasn't there, but I can imagine that after feeding President Bush some goat, they patted him on his head, asked when the new weapons would be arriving and sent him on his way.
IT'S LONG PAST TIME FOR US TO GO NUCLEAR AND START DIGGING!!!
No, I'm not advocating a "Nuke 'em" solution regarding the Saudis, but it's tempting when you build up a head of pissed off steam!
I'm talking about taking the bull by the horns and to seriously put into motion ways that we can tell the Saudis they can put their oil where the sun don't shine, becauuusssse...
We're gonna start building NUCLEAR plants...ANNND...We're gonna start drilling for oil from HERE! Oil in this here United States of America that we HAVEN'T drilled for because we've been led to believe it would wrong to do because of environmental reasons!
Let's see...We have two sets of reasons to consider.
(1) Environmental Reasons
(2) Survival Reasons
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THE NEXT BLOG?
It figures to be a week from today (Wednesday, June 4) and I'll tell you what I think of two new reality shows on the E! Channel, "Denise Richards, It's Complicated" and "Living Lohan." I'll also tell you what I think of the new "Indiana Jones" film and I'll give you two observations about talk show host, Sean Hannity!