Saturday, August 27, 2005



A few weeks ago a rumor was circulating that the first time Bush's motorcade passed Cindy, then standing in a ditch on the side of the road near the pig farm that was turned into a kind of a prop for his "reality show" presidency, he tossed a beer can at her through a window. It turned out to be false. But what wasn't false is that when aides suggested he could make the whole Cindy Sheehan nightmare disappear by inviting her into the compound and meeting with her over some iced-tea for 5 minutes, Bush had a tizzy fit and screamed at them that “I’m not meeting with that goddamned bitch. She can go to hell as far as I’m concerned!”

With Karl Rove preoccupied with his own serious legal problems, Bush is depending on other aides who scramble hither and thither behind the scenes trying to hide the bad vibes and poisonous mood that has enveloped the Crawford Compound (which people in Austin refer to as "the pig farm") as Bush
unleashes obscenity-filled outbursts at anyone who dares disagree with him. He routinely refers to anyone opposing his disastrous war in Iraq as “motherfucking traitors" (including Republican Senator Chuck Hagel). Yesterday a Gallup poll showed that approximately 90% of people surveyed feel Americans should feel free to protest the war. Last week polls showed his approval rating (36%) below Nixon's at the height of Watergate (39%) and other polls showed a majority of Americans now feel Bush is a liar and distrust anything he says. Bizarre outbursts have convinced many around him that he could be back on drugs or alcohol again. “Who gives a flying fuck what the polls say,” he screamed at a recent strategy meeting. “I’m the President and I’ll do whatever I goddamned please. They don’t know shit.”

When elderly WWII veterans showed up at a speech wearing "bullshit protectors" over their ears, he practically had to be restrained. He demanded that his henchmen find the Veterans of Foreign Wars officials and he told them to “tell those VFW assholes that I’ll never speak to them again is they can’t keep their members under control.” He's also been flipping the birdie a lot again lately when any little thing ticks him off and he tells aides who don't agree with him to "go fuck yourself."

According to prominent Washington psychiatrist, Dr. Justin Frank, author of “Bush on the Couch: Inside the Mind of the President,” this kind of behavior is all too typical of an alcohol-abusing bully who is ruled by fear. "George W. Bush remains an untreated alcoholic," writes Frank. "The untreated alcoholic who has simply stopped drinking treats anxiety as an enemy. Bush’s current enemy, the primary cause of his anxiety, is Cindy Sheehan. Nobody talks about it – the press is afraid of it — but we are all enabling a man whose grasp of reality is tenuous at best. Anxiety is always challenging; but when an untreated alcoholic’s behavior is challenged, his anxiety increases dramatically - and with it, the need to numb its sting. Anxiety is then a threat to his abstinence. Instead of learning new means to manage feelings, he has to spend energy fighting his fears. In Bush’s case, he fiercely rides his mountain bike."


At 8:17 AM, Blogger Timcanhear said...

Bush is suffering from an EXTREME case of Freudian anxiety. It's what drove us into Iraq. Listen up!

It was George Bush Sr. who defended the Kuwait's from Saddam Hussein in the first Gulf War.
It was Bill Clinton who defended the honor of the United States Presidency after Hussein and the Iraqi's had planned an assassination attempt on Bush Sr.
for his role in that war.
After the war, the Iraqi's had planned an elaborate assassination plot against Bush Sr. which would play out in Kuwait when they inivted him there to celebrate and give thanks for his help against Saddam.
Anyone near Bush Sr. during the ceremony would have been killed as well, including other family members.
It was Bill Clinton's CIA who uncovered the plot and in retaliation, Bill Clinton ordered the complete destruction of the Iraqi Military Communications Compound. (He had initially thought to destroy all of what was left of Iraq but chose wisely to send a message.)
Bill Clinton's message to Saddam was ... "do not mess with the United States. this is a warning."
So you see, Bush Jr. has been in the shadow of Bill Clinton since that day. Bill Clinton, a liberal no less, had stolen his daddy's affection. Bill Clinton came to the defense of Bush Sr. and has been admired by Sr. since, even to the point of now referring to Bill Clinton as "son" on their frequent golf outings together.
Freudian anxiety is what is at play in Iraq and at play in the mind of everything Bush Jr. attempts to do.
It pits a liberal against a neocon for the affection of a former President and father.
It's dangerous business because in the end, the only thing served is the anxiety itself. And in this case, the anxiety is strengthened further as Bush Jr. fails in every attempt to gain affection from his daddy through his attack on Iraq!
Freudian anxiety has played hard on many world figures from the past, including that lil nazi from German back in the 30's and 40's. It serves no good to the people as it seeks only to satisfy an inner, personal conflict. But it truly is at the core of what this president is doing.
The only way to fix it is for Bill Clinton to invite boy George on the next golf outing where the 3 of them can enjoy a good game while Bill Clinton systematically cleans up the mess that Freud so eloquently exposes.
36 holes though, won't be enough.


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