The death of my outrage

Well, Bush is back at it again — accusing anyone who shows even the slightest hesitation in giving him absolutely everything he wants of subverting the war on terrorism.  Yawn.

(AP) Bush to Democrats: ‘We are at war’

President Bush compared Congress’ Democratic leaders Thursday to people who ignored the rise of Lenin and Hitler early in the last century, saying “the world paid a terrible price” then and risks similar consequences for inaction today.

Bush accused Congress of stalling important pieces of the fight to prevent new terrorist attacks by: dragging out and possibly jeopardizing confirmation of Michael Mukasey as attorney general, a key part of his national security team; failing to act on a bill governing eavesdropping on terrorist suspects; and moving too slowly to approve spending measures for the Iraq war, Pentagon and veterans programs.

“Unfortunately, on too many issues, some in Congress are behaving as if America is not at war,” Bush said during a speech at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank. “This is no time for Congress to weaken the Department of Justice by denying it a strong and effective leader. … It’s no time for Congress to weaken our ability to intercept information from terrorists about potential attacks on the United States of America. And this is no time for Congress to hold back vital funding for our troops as they fight al-Qaida terrorists and radicals in Afghanistan and Iraq.”

This should make me spitting mad, of course.  And once upon a time it would have.  When Bush used to say things like this a few years ago, I’d often fly into a rage — sometimes taking my fury out on some innocent inanimate object. 

But, to be honest — and I’m not proud of this — the reality is that I’ve been gradually losing my passion as the years drag drearily by.  For the most part, Bush’s words have lost their ability to set my blood boiling.  It’s just all such old hat.

You say Bush is shamefully playing on the nation’s fears?

So what else is new?

He’s wrongfully challenging the patriotism of loyal Americans?  

Been there, done that.

He’s an absolute hypocrite?

What, you just noticed?

Maybe that’s part of the man’s genius.  By taking absurd and insulting positions on absolutely every issue that comes down the pike he gradually wears you down.  And in the end, he sucks the capacity for outrage right out of you.

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7 Responses to “The death of my outrage”

  1. Again Says:

    And in the end, he sucks the capacity for outrage right out of you.

    know exactly what you mean - but….

    resignation: acceptance of despair [syn: surrender]

    Steve, please - don’t give up, because what you give up, is more than just “outrage” - it is democracy itself. When you accept such hypocrisy (just look at that: Bush comparing Democrats to Hitler supporters while whining about everyone who sees the similarity between his behavior and that of that guy) - you simply accept the death of democracy, the death of the idea of justice and human dignity and all that “non-capitalizable nonsense”

    yes, i know - history tells us that democracy never survived, that aristocracy/totalitarianism always won, but please - don’t prove me right!

    apropos Hitler: think of Kurt Tucholsky! It’s said, that he committed suicide because of resignation about the seemingly invincible Hitler - and then think of the end of that “victor”

    it is up to you, to each and every “old-fashioned” American to protect your country against that experience - so please, don’t give up, let your outrage survive, please!

    You owe it to your children

  2. juliinjax Says:

    Dear Steve,
    I think it is part of the evil genius of this badministration. There is such a thing as outrage fatigue. So many fires burning, that after a time, your eyes are too full of smoke to see clearly. The only thing that would clear this smoke is the rightful remedy left us by the Founding Fathers: IMPEACHMENT!! Impeachment hearings would be the frame of the giant jigsw puzzle of all the wrongdoings of this group of Domestic Enemies. Keep at Pelosi, keep at every Senator and Congressperson you can contact and demand that impeachment hearings begin. Another year of this gang of thugs, and anything will be palatable, acceptable and easily shrugged off.

  3. alwayshope Says:

    Steve, You want outrage?
    I wrote this Oct.18, in about 15 minutes. Like a torrent, it came out and I felt better. Read it with outrage.

    How Dare You?

    I’ve never hated, never harbored a grudge,
    Never worried about losing my way.
    I never feared for the soul of my country
    Or backed off when I has something to say.

    I believed in truth and justice
    I believed in equality for all
    I saw how the people united
    As we watched the towers fall.

    So now I must ask, “How dare you”?
    I never wanted to hate anyone.
    Never doubted that truth could be spoken
    Or thought democracy could be undone.

    How dare you make me so loathesome?
    You lie, kill and torture in my name.
    You call yourself an American
    Just looking at you brings me shame.

    My face reddens, my angry blood boils
    “I hate you!” I scream at TV
    Then I pray for forgiveness for those feelings
    Do you see what you’ve done to me?

    I once was a light-hearted lover of life
    I lived in a land fun and free
    I had faith in a God you have stolen
    To justify your wars and your greed.

    How double damn dare you?
    To reduce me to your level of hate.
    To give, everyday cause to hate you more
    And doom others to my sad fate.

    You have no honor, oh unitary exec,
    And you’ve taken mine from me.
    I cannot forgive you, I won’t even try.
    How dare you do this to me?!

  4. Larkrise Says:

    My outrage is alive and well. Everytime I see Dimwit Dubya on TV I start cussing like a Merchant Marine. It’s as bad or worse when I see Chickenhawk Cheney. I owe them no respect. They have soiled the Executive Branch with their indecency and inhumanity. They have darkened the image of this country as no other men have done in history. They are despicable and disgusting. Make no mistake about it, they hate this country in return. Bush is missing no petulant chance to whine and rant about any dissent that stands in his way. He is angry because the voters did not give him a repeat of his rubberstamp set-up in Congress. He is angry that there are investigations of his deceit, his corruption, his outright fraud. He is like a spoiled two year old, throwing a tantrum because his wishes have been thwarted. He resents any suggestion that he be held accountable for his actions. He refuses to be held responsible for the horrible devastation in Iraq. He is enraged that the entire country doesnt kow-tow to him and immediately indulge his every vicious whim. Cheney/Ditto. They want a dictatorship. Bush has even stated as much. Since there seems to be some opposition to that, they are setting about destroying what they cannot have. Bush,Cheney and the Republican Party are intent on leaving this country in economic ruin. They intend to destroy as much as they possibly can. With spineless wimps like Feinstein and Schumer, Pelosi and Reid enabling them, they are fairly far down the road on their path of destruction. God Bless America? He had best put aside the blessing and do some saving first. It will take an act of the Almighty to stop this train wreck.

  5. vanclaren Says:

    Spineless Democrats……they have 100 reasons to impeach the bastards and they’re not even close. Waterboard them all, i say.

  6. Chuck Says:

    The final outrage will come if/when he pulls a Pervez Musharef.

    P.S. hope: Good poem. Damn, I wish it wasn’t so true.

    P.P.S Steve: Next time Hope is in the cafe give here a double shot of tequila & put it on my tab. And give one or two of whatever Larkrise wants too. (I promise I’ll pay the whole thing off with my next paycheck.)


  7. Larkrise Says:

    Love you, Chuck. Thanks:)

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