Monday, January 07, 2008

David Frum, IDIOT

By Nance Greggs
My Dearest Lil Piggy David Frum:

Re your statement to the NYT that you are /terrified that the GOP is
heading for defeat/:

There are times when only a bold expletive will suffice as a response,
and this is one of those times. /Where the _fuck_ have you been for the
last seven years?/

So NOW you're /terrified/ the Republican party is headed for a meltdown
of mammoth proportions? After the conduct of your party for the last
seven years, let me tell you what that sounds like – in words simple
enough for even /you/ to understand: "I'm /terrified/ that my conviction
as a child molester will have a negative impact on my ability to get a
job as a playground supervisor." "I'm /terrified/ that if my girlfriend
finds out my last six fiancés went mysteriously 'missing', she won't
want to get engaged." "I'm /terrified/ I'll get fired from my job as a
Portuguese translator when everyone realizes I don't understand a word
of Portuguese."

Have you, by any chance, just been awoken from a coma? I pose the
question because that would be the only plausible explanation for any
Republican /not knowing/ that the conduct of their party, and their
so-called president, was obviously going to result in what we are now
seeing as the consequences.

Did you honestly believe that the out-of-control national debt was going
to be a /plus/ for the party that traditionally garners votes by
espousing /fiscal responsibility/? Did you really think that the
skyrocketing profits of Big Oil under BushCo were going to go
/unnoticed/ by people worried about being able to afford the gas to get
to-and-from work? Did you truly believe that the average Joe would
/never suspect/ that the government was asleep-at-the-wheel when his kid
got sick and his dog died thanks to the poisonous products being
welcomed into this country under the administration's allegedly watchful
eye? Did it /not occur to you/ that people who watched a man sit a
classroom reading /The Pet Goat/ during a strike on US soil – the /same
guy/ who strummed the guitar while NOLA went under – might consider that
the /the strong-on-national-security/ WH resident might /not be/ all
he's been cracked up to be?

As a Bush speechwriter, what did you think the impact was going to be
when Mr. Decider Guy said he would get Bin Laden dead-or-alive, and
later revised it to say that /he didn't really think about Bin Laden
much any more/, being as he was never all that important? And what did
you think as you listened to Bush's speeches delivered in the slurred
voice of a drunk sitting at the end of the bar rather than a man of even
average intelligence sitting in the Oval Office?

After seven years of a lying buffoon talking like he just landed on the
planet, a vice president who doesn't know what branch of government his
office is part of, "Heckovajob" appointees, billions of taxpayer dollars
/gone missin'/ or unaccounted for via no-bid contracts to administration
cronies, /executive privilege/ being invoked every time even a modicum
of information is sought, an AG who /can't remember/ anything beyond his
own name, complete failure in a war in Iraq that was based on
fabrications to begin with, vets living in cardboard boxes on the
street, Walter Reed, dead American troops, dead Iraqi civilians, Abu
Ghraib, secret prisons, waterboarding, bridges to nowhere, Jack Abramoff
and Jeff Gannon, the incarceration of GOP politicians due to blatant
corruption, the outsourcing of American jobs, corporate welfare,
tax-cuts for the wealthiest individuals and corporations, /Macaca/
moments, pedophiles like Mark Foley being /encouraged/ to run,
diaper-fetishists like Vitter being presented as /family values/
politicians, e-coli in our food, lead in our kids' toys, Enron,
sub-prime mortgages, multi-billion-dollar bonuses to CEOs of failed
companies, NIE's completely contrary to administration claims, the
devaluation of the dollar against foreign currencies, the rise in
unemployment, the increased number of Americans living below the poverty
line, and the United States of America becoming the laughing stock of
the global community when it talks about freedom and democracy while, at
the same time, pretending its own Constitution doesn't even exist, /you/
have the unmitigated chutzpah to publicly cry like a baby because /you
never saw it coming./

Oh, woe is you, Mr. Frum – and all of your cohorts who have not only
supported but encouraged the very behavior that you now openly worry
/might/ ruin your chances in the next election and beyond.

I hope you at least appreciate the irony in the fact that the party that
sought to govern by striking fear into the hearts of Americans with the
threat of /Islamofascists/ hiding under ever bed have now taken to
hiding under their own beds, quaking in fear because the deception, the
mis-information and the out-and-out lies have finally caught up with them.

Honestly, Davey, I don't know how you could possibly /not see this
coming/. Maybe it was your brain-dead reliance on politically-savvy
/consultants/ like Kristol and Wolfowitz – who, had they "advised" this
poorly for a /different/ organization, would be sleeping with the fishes
even as we speak.

So now you're /terrified/. Well, I can't blame you there. If I were a
Republican, I'd be terrified too.

I will give you credit for one thing, though, Davey: Up until I saw your
recent remarks, I believed that Bush was the most clueless idiot in the
country. I still believe that – but your quick ascension to the second
place position is something to be marveled at.