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elf Donating Member (805 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-29-04 08:54 AM
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A New One: Bush going crazy, say his aides
http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/919_855831,001800030...


US President George Bush is said to have gone crazy, at times going over the edge in cursing the media and liberal critics while calling them "enemies of the state", the Daily Times quoted an online publication Capital Hill Blue as saying on Monday.

Bush has become increasingly unpredictable and erratic, the report said.

"In meetings with top aides and administration officials, the President goes from quoting the Bible in one breath to obscene tantrums against the media, Democrats and others that he classifies as 'enemies of the state'," it added.

According to it, the worried White House aides describe Bush as a man on the edge increasingly wary of those who disagree with him and paranoid of a public that no longer trusts his policies in Iraq or at home. "It reminds me of the Nixon days," it quoted a long time GOP political consultant as saying adding "Everybody is an enemy; everybody is out to get him. That's the mood over there."
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southernleftylady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-29-04 08:56 AM
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1. I brought this up to some righties and they dont take anything...
from someone who wont say thier names.... they think its junk unless they put their name with their ideas and then when they do put their name with their ideas they are either some pissed off rightie with a grudge or someone just trying to make money :eyes:
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-29-04 08:58 AM
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2. I always felt that the Republicans monopolized religion because
it welded them power. It was a magic wand. And now that people are demanding accountability for past decisions, Bush is going over the edge, shouting the incantations that once worked for him, and it's not working because it was a hollow faith.
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classof56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-29-04 09:05 AM
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7. I agree that Republicans use "faith" as their own personal weapon
Or some of them sure seem to. I've heard before that Bush is going over the edge, so can believe that part. The fact that he's quoting the Bible without a teleprompter--well, that might be noteworthy, depending on the verses, I suppose. Wish we could get some actual transcripts of his rants. Whatever happened to taping everything that went on in the White House?

Just kidding...


Tired Old Cynic
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WoodrowFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-29-04 08:58 AM
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dubious original source
This was originally printed in The Hill Blues or some such. I copied some of the story here and then it was pointe dout to me that the site was a looney gossip site that also printed any nasty story about Clinton that they could.

Par tof me wants to believe it, but I need a better confirmation.

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Guaranteed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-29-04 08:58 AM
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3. He's acting more and more like that one German guy,
whose name I will not mention, every day.
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Homer12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-29-04 08:59 AM
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4. Bush is Half-Right
A lot of us are to get him, but the only person he has to blame is himself for being a psedu-dictator of our republic.

I'm out to hold him (kicking and screaming)accountable for his and his good-old-boyz Saudi money network.

This man has his finger on the button, I would expect the worst.
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Nadienne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-29-04 10:17 AM
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10. "This man has his finger on the button":
Scary, scary thought...
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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-29-04 09:03 AM
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5. Bush's Erratic Behavior Worries White House Aides
Edited on Tue Jun-29-04 09:07 AM by seemslikeadream

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

from the article--


Tenet was allowed to resign "voluntarily" and Bush informed his shocked staff of the decision Thursday morning. One aide says the President actually described the decision as "God's will."

God may also be the reason Attorney General John Ashcroft, the administrations lightning rod because of his questionable actions that critics argue threatens freedoms granted by the Constitution, remains part of the power elite. West Wing staffers call Bush and Ashcroft the Blues Brothers because theyre on a mission from God.

The Attorney General is tight with the President because of religion, says one aide. They both believe any action is justifiable in the name of God.

But the President who says he rules at the behest of God can also tongue-lash those he perceives as disloyal, calling them fucking assholes in front of other staff, berating one cabinet official in front of others and labeling anyone who disagrees with him unpatriotic or anti-American.

The mood here is that were under siege, theres no doubt about it, says one troubled aide who admits he is looking for work elsewhere. In this administration, you dont have to wear a turban or speak Farsi to be an enemy of the United States. All you have to do is disagree with the President.


THIS IS EXCELLENT
from JohnOneillsMemory

Psych profile+fascism receptivity+Lakoff's family framing concept links.


This is entirely predictable. Bush* suffers from severe mental illness as has been well documented. We're experiencing Columbine High School on a global level.

Georgie was abused by his mother, shadowed by his father, shamed for mourning his sister's death and belittled in general. He became a self-destructive alcoholic with a cruel streak.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,1033904,00....
(So George, How Do You Feel About Your Mom and Dad?)

His 'authoritarian personality' matches what researchers discovered to be a marker for 'fascism receptivity' when the phenomenon was researched after WWII.
http://www.anesi.com/fscale.htm
(The F-factor questionnaire)

More recently, researchers have analyzed the components of the conservative personality. Their findings point to the fear-based tendencies that are similar in fundamentalist religious views and fascism receptivity, again the 'authoritarian personality.'
http://www.berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2003/07/22_...
(What Makes Up a Conservative Personality)

This family experience modeling sets us up for how we view all our relationships at work and in government, too. Linguist George Lakoff explains how this 'framing' is used in political language and propaganda.
http://www.berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2003/10/27_...
(Lakoff Explains Framing as Key to Thinking)

http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=1...
(Lakoff Explains Gender Language in Promoting War)


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Wickerman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-29-04 09:05 AM
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6. This guy, nuts?
Nah - can't imagine it :eyes:

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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-29-04 09:11 AM
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8. Fool me once...er..fool...a...a

junior can't fool me!
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indigobusiness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-29-04 10:11 AM
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9. Goofy for God




Aides further say that the President gets "hung up on minor details", micromanaging to the extreme while ignoring the bigger picture, and spends hours personally reviewing and approving every attack ad against his Democratic opponent and then kiss off a meeting on economic issues.

According to them, Bush says that he rules at the behest of God, can tongue-lash those he perceives as disloyal, calling them "Editors bleep-bleep" in front of other staff, berating one cabinet official in front of others and labelling anyone who disagrees with him "unpatriotic" or "anti-American."
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WAR PROTESTER VENTS

from: http://sludgereport.blogspot.com /
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