Sunday, September 23, 2007

President Bush Hates Children

Bush plans to veto a bipartisan (and how rarely does *that* word get attached to successful legislation today?) bill that would extend a healthcare program for children.

His basic reasoning seems to boil down to being afraid of socialized medicine, and wanting to make sure that if someone can afford to pay money to health insurance companies, they pay that money. Thanks, GW! Glad somebody is looking out for those poor health insurance companies, protecting them from all those wicked parents who might otherwise use the money to buy their kids food or toys or something!

Seriously, I think we all know that Cheney survives on a diet of live babies and Alberto Gonzales bathes in the blood of children before his congressional hearings, but is this the most evil-sounding administration we've ever had? It's like they should all have sinister mustaches that they can twirl at their media conferences, or maybe Bush could create a Cabinet level Minister of Tying Helpless Young Women to Railroad Tracks.

Yeah, I'm exaggerating a bit. I have to laugh so I don't cry at what our nation's government has been reduced to.

On the bright side, at least there's one less bridge to Nowhere, Alaska being built with taxpayer money. On the down side, Ted Stevens (who may in fact be Dana Carvey doing his "Cranky Old Man" sketch from SNL as performance art) still represents Alaska, so they seem no less stupid a state than they did when they were building a $400 million bridge for 50 people to use.


Steve Buccellato said...

Luckily, you aren't prone to hyperbole!

Randy said...

Alright, alright, you're right, that was over the top.

Sometimes Cheney eats puppies instead of babies. :)

More seriously, yeah, I'm totally ranting here... the title of the blog post is meant in jest, a hyperbolic take on the sort of mud political opponents sling at each other.

But I do have a hard time understanding why on Earth Bush would veto a program that is funding medical care for children, at the same time he's sending more funding to his increasingly unpopular war. Forget about whether it's a nice thing to do... it seems a remarkably unwise thing to do.