Schadenfreude

Don’t cry Scooter, I don’t like the fall either. God do I ever hate the fall. Of course, I mean the season, not “of our horrendously corrupt administration”. Yeah, I suppose it is pretty. But it’s also colder, the days get short…and you know the New England winter is just around the corner. This week has been surprisingly nice, but even nice fall days just seem like a tease, and thus still piss me off.

There is one thing this fall that keeps me going, and it’s BEER! Just kidding…erm…sorta. Seriously though, it’s all the GREAT fucking news we’ve been getting lately.

What a great season for the news addict/political junkie…at least those of a left wing bent. I can hardly wait for each days work to be over so I can rush to my position in front of both the computer and the TV and bask in the glory that is our political process. When work was over yesterday, I hadn’t heard any new scandals or bad news for the Bush administration, so I was a little bummed out. But I faithfully turned one TV to CSPAN2, and the other to CNN, only to be rewarded with up to date information regarding the bitch slapping of the republicans by the minority senators. I was cheering like your typical hooligan. I mean, check these choice quotes out:

“Unfortunately the unwillingness of the Republican-controlled Congress to exercise its oversight responsibilities is not limited to just Iraq. We see it with respect to the prisoner abuse scandal. We see it with respect to Katrina. And we see it with respect to the cronyism and corruption that permeates this Administration.” - Harry Reid

“Let’s take a look back at how we got here with respect to Iraq Mr. President. The record will show that within hours of the terrorist attacks on 9/11, senior officials in this Administration recognized these attacks could be used as a pretext to invade Iraq.

The record will also show that in the months and years after 9/11, the Administration engaged in a pattern of manipulation of the facts and retribution against anyone who got in its way as it made the case for attacking Iraq.” - Harry Reid

I had the words, “BOOM! HEADSHOT!” running through my head the entire time. Normally, the Republicans get a bit of heat, and they change the topic. Either they raise the terror alert, or they nominate a supreme court justice, or some other attention grabber. But they tried that today and the democrats finally took a play out of the republicans playbook, and kicked their ass with it. I just hope they don’t back down now that they’ve finally seized the offensive.

It feels like Christmas all ready. First we have Fitzgiving, and now this. It’s enough to make me dance for joy. But that’s not all, we also get Trent Lott hinting that maybe Rove needs to be replaced!

I initially tried to hold back, and not just wallow in how much joy I was feeling watching the Bush administration fail. Because, after all, their failure is bad for America. But it is apparent to all but the most misguided and crazed of the right that Bush is not compassionate, not conservative, and clearly not competent. AT THE VERY LEAST. A clear case is also building that the administration is also incredibly secretive, manipulative, and deceiving. Or in a word, corrupt. Staunch Republican friends of mine are all of a sudden slamming Bush every chance they get. I try not to say “I told you so” but in some cases have been unable to refrain - and even in those cases, rather than the caustic nonsensical backlash that I’ve come to know Bush supporters by, I’ve received meek “I know” responses.

I have witnessed absolutely glorious things I tell you! I’ve seen Ann Coulter on Real Time with Bill Maher, talking shit about Bush. How can it get better than that?

It’s great finally the news makes me feel a little less insane. For a while there, I was getting to the point where I was really questioning whether or not I was just insane and that Bush really was a good president, just doing what’s right for a America, and everyone loved him for it….or if he was a greedy, deceptive little shit weasel, screwing us over at every turn, and I was one of the few people who for some reason didn’t get brainwashed. I think it’s now clear what the answer is, even if no more indictments come down. You don’t have a leak that high up in the government, unless you have a leaky, deceptive government. It’s become clear that at the very least, Cheney and Bush knew who leaked what, if in fact it can’t be proven that either of them in fact ordered it.

They are so fucked. I LOVE IT. The best part is that not only do they look bad, the whole conservative movement, particularly the crazy religious wackjob section of it, looks utterly insane for putting this man in power, and supporting him for so long.

I’m not getting my hopes up too far, but I don’t know if any amount of spinning in the world is going to convince the American people to trust the Republicans again come election time. It’s certainly possible I suppose. But I’ll wait until then to get thoroughly depressed by the ignorance of my fellow Americans, until then you can find me in front of CNN, dancing wildly with beer in hand, screaming “Oh my god, you guys, this is so awesome!” in my best Cartman voice.

One Response to “Schadenfreude”

  1. lolo Says:

    Yeah, these are great times for the “I Told You So” sect. I’ve even made up a little song to sing while I hear the latest slam against the administration. Still, this week hasn’t been all good, politically. Tom Delay won the motion to get the judge in his money laundering case recused for being a democrat. What kind of country is it when you are inelligable to hear a case simply because you’re not of the defendent’s political party? I’m hoping that his change of venue motion is denied and that Austin fucks him horribly. I want him in prison, being gangraped by Bubba in the showers. It’s good to dream…
    And then there’s Alito. That’s some heavy shit there. And he won’t go quietly like Miers did. Does the senate have what it takes to deny him?

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