Friday, June 19, 2009

Recurring Theme...

White House fires back at Bush comments: 'We won'
WASHINGTON (CNN) – A day after former President George W. Bush seemed to criticize the Obama administration for departing from a number of his anti-terrorism policies, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs fired back.

Asked about Bush's remarks during Thursday's press briefing Gibbs had a simple response. "We won," Gibbs told reporters.

They're not even trying to hide their contempt any more, are they? I mean, I thought the Clinton administration was arrogant, but these jackasses are making the Clintons look like the very model of restraint. Sure, they "won" - with the help of a compliant media, they managed to eke out a 7% popular vote lead over some doddering old fool hated by his own party.

Mandate thou hast not.

Ronald Reagan completely and utterly demolished Walter Mondale in 1984. Mondale carried one state, his home state of Minnesota. Reagan won California, New York, and Massachusetts. As a Republican. He beat Mondale by more than 18% in the popular vote. And yet we saw nowhere near this level of arrogance from Ronnie. If anyone deserved to throw down the "We won" card, it was Reagan.

But then again, Reagan had class. 0bama has his 7%.

IMHO, this is a strategy fraught with peril - what are they going to do if the Democrats lose seats in 2010? They're setting themselves up so that they absolutely *have* to gain seats next year - any backsliding at all is going to result in "we won" being tossed right back at them. Of course, that would require some consistency in the media, and there's a greater likelihood of me sprouting wings and flying to Pluto than that happening. Remind me of the last time you heard 0bama referred to as a chickenhawk, frex...

"We won". Remember, Caesar; thou art mortal.

That is all.


Anonymous said...

You can't say that The One is mortal... after all, he's on Franklin Mint collector plates now!

TOTWTYTR said...

For over a thousand years, Roman conquerors returning from the wars enjoyed the honor of a triumph - a tumultuous parade. In the procession came trumpeters and musicians and strange animals from the conquered territories, together with carts laden with treasure and captured armaments. The conqueror rode in a triumphal chariot, the dazed prisoners walking in chains before him. Sometimes his children, robed in white, stood with him in the chariot, or rode the trace horses. A slave stood behind the conqueror, holding a golden crown, and whispering in his ear a warning: that all glory is fleeting.

Not that The One ever saw "Patton" or would understand if he had.

RW said...

Yes, but Reagan never tilted his head backward so that is was trying to look above the masses when he spoke.

Those folks really are rather full of themselves, aren't they?

Think that quote will come back to haunt them should the '10 mid-terms turn out other than how they wish? What will Gibbs say when/if the grab for national health care comes up short? "Mr. Gibbs, the Republican leadership said to ask you if you WON the vote or if you LOST the vote. So, any comment?"

Hopefully, Black Jesus of Telepromptereth will begin to reign in his ego and stop trying to socialize everything he gets his hands on.

Borepatch said...

The party in power almost always loses in the mid-term elections. About the only exception I can remember to this was 2002, 14 months after 9/11.

The Democrats will lose some next year. It remains to be seen whether they will lose big or small, but lose they will.

Anonymous said...

Well, you know what they say about pride and falls and stuff like that... One can only hope thta this hubris our Glorious President is displaying will lead to the Mother of All Face-Plants, which will only be worse the way he carries his head.

No matter how you cut it, no one that infatuated with themselves and their power should ever be in a position of power as high as our Glorious President is... Personality cults are horrible things.