Wednesday, August 17, 2005
Compassionate conservative? Give me a break...
That's right, ladies and gentlemen. Thanks to the efforts of Cindy Sheehan, the rest of the country finally knows Bush's "compassion" for what it really is: a bald-faced lie.
Let's examine Dubya's "compassion" in action. Being a "compassionate" man, the story of Cindy Sheehan, grieving over the loss of her son, would surely move the president deeply. His "compassion" would move him to talk to Cindy and personally console her, right?
Wrong. Dead wrong.
When inquired recently, by a reporter, as to what his reason were for not speaking with Cindy, our compassionate President replied: " I'm mindful of what goes on around me. On the other hand, I'm also mindful that I've got a life to live and will do so."
Essentially, the president just said: "Screw you Cindy."
How's that for compassion?
But wait, you say. Surely the president has a good reason for not talking with Cindy. Perhaps his duties as president make him simply too busy to talk with this poor, grieving mother.
That is a possibility. So, let's do some investigation, and examine the president's busy vacation schedule... Over the past couple days, the President has had time for:
- Several naps
- Lunch with Condoleeza Rice
- A bike ride with Lance Armstrong
- A fundraiser dinner for wealthy donors
- Some leisurely reading time
And yet, the man can't seem to find any time to have a chat with a grieving mother.
If there's one thing that this affair has taught us, it is this: Dubya doesn't care about you. Unless you're rich, or a mindless yes-man, Dubya doesn't care about your opinion. Unless your grief can be used to his political advantage, he doesn't care how you feel. The man is a pure political animal.
Here is what Dubya cares about:
- Nap time