Thursday, July 10, 2003

all of this coming from a reformed coke-head 

Good piece on the Buzzwords of George W. Bush on Slate today:
Example: "My hope is to change the culture from one that has said, 'If it feels good, do it; if you've got a problem, blame somebody else,' to one in which every single American understands that he or she are responsible for the decisions that you make. …You're responsible for being involved with the quality of the education of your children. You're responsible for making sure the community in which you live is safe" (speech, June 17, 2003).
What it means: You're responsible.
What it hides: Therefore, I'm not.
Subtext: It feels good to blame somebody else for the culture of irresponsibility.

If only all Americans could afford the kind of medical treatment Dubya received in order to overcome his addictions. That's something that has long confused me about the democratic party. Bush isn't ther enemy, he's their greatest example of the unlimited potential held within each drug addict... if only they could receive the medical attention and counseling they require. More government assistance!
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