Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Bush "Unfamiliar" with Voting Rights Act

Now, really. Is anybody the least bit surprised that the Thief in Chief is "unfamiliar" with the Voting Rights Act of 1965 -- what the DOJ, hardly a bastion of liberalism, says is "generally considered the most successful piece of civil rights legislation ever adopted by the United States Congress"? I will admit that when my friend mentioned this to me this afternoon, I did express disbelief, right before I yelled...


There is no excuse whatsover for dumbyass to be "unfamiliar" with the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Unlike your humble dissenters, dear readers, he was at least alive then, which should suggest that such an important piece of legislation would at least ring a bell. And it should be a no-brainer (of a different kind) for him to assure the Congressional Black Caucus that the Voting Rights Act will be reauthorized next year. For the love of God, will this man EVER do anything right? This is astonishing, and now we are at all new Inigo Montoya levels here. "Astonishing" clearly does not mean what I think it means.

From the preznit the red staters love to love:
"I don't know anything about the 1965 Voting Rights Act," Jackson recalled the president saying in an interview with the Chicago Defender.

He said that a hurried Bush went on to say that "when the legislation comes before me, I'll take a look at it, but I don't know about it to comment any more than that, but we will look at it when it comes to us."

Oh. My. God.

1) He's a f*cking moron, and I don't EVER want to hear anyone call him intelligent again.
2) He's a f*cking moron, and he has no historical appreciation or comprehension WHATSOEVER.
3) He's a f*cking moron, and he doesn't know better than to hide it.
4) He's a f*cking moron, and we have to watch in open-mouthed wonder as Repugnicans and their stenographers in the right-wing media insist that he is "in charge."
5) He's a f*cking moron, who has no idea that what he says to the Congressional Black Caucus in light of his cheating in Florida and then his cheating in Ohio, which falsely handed him two victories because of the disenfranchisement of black folk (you know, actual violations of the Voting Rights Act of 1965!!), might matter.
6) He's a f*cking moron, and why will no one hold him to any standard? Even the retarded kids at the Special Olympics meet the challenges they're given.
7) He's a f*cking moron, and he arrogantly approaches the Congressional Black Caucus, members of whom have spent their lives trying to right the wrongs that black folks have suffered, with no sense of the historical struggle.
8) He's a f*cking moron, and we are supposed to believe, after so many examples to the contrary, that he is the president of all the people?
9) He's a f*cking moron, and I am dying to know, since he doesn't read the papers, if Condi will let him know what a f*cking moron half the country and most of the world knows him to be.
10) He's a f*cking moron, and the New York Times sucks because I cannot find a reference to this anywhere in the paper.

What further indignity?
As for Rice, Rush said the new secretary of state said "absolutely nothing. She was just there. For what reason, I'm not sure."

Condi said absolutely nothing and sat loyally next to her "husband" while he basically dismissed out of hand one of the most important pieces of civil rights legislation in this country's history, hunh? Yep, that'll do.

Think of it, people. We're talking 1965. Nineteen-, not 1865. It was just 40 years ago in this great democracy that folks were assured of their right to vote free from the harrassment of state and local officials (that's you, Florida; I'm looking at you, Ohio). Dumbyass is 60-ish, which means he was 20-ish when this legislation was passed. And we are to believe that this unparalleled incompetent would not be "familiar" enough with the Voting Rights Act to comment on its being reauthorized, especially in light of ALL OF THE VOTING "IRREGULARITIES" (read: fraud) THAT PLACED HIM IN OFFICE BOTH MOFO'in TIMES???