Monday, December 12


Bush is showing signs of a severe psychosis:

However improbable the odds at this point or modest his short-term goals, aides say, Bush still subscribes to Rove's long-held dream that his will be the transformational presidency that lays the groundwork for a Republican majority that can endure, as Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal coalition did, for a half-century or more. Once he gets past the midterm elections, Bush plans to introduce a concept that, if anything, is even more ambitious than his failed Social Security plan: a grand overhaul that would include not only that program but Medicare and Medicaid as well. Says strategist McKinnon: "He knows that part of what he brings to the presidency is an ability and commitment to chart a long course under public pressure." The question that will be answered in the coming year is whether America still believes in George Bush enough to follow.

The idea that he could actually succeed in overhauling (read: destroying) Social Security after his post-election (when he still had "political capital") failure to do so, or have any credibility in leading a reform movement for Medicare and Medicaid after the disastrous Medicare prescription bill, plagued by corruption and deception in its formulation and passage and now appearing to do nothing more than to enrich insurance and pharmaceutical companies while bewildering and dismaying its so-called intended beneficiaries, is ludicrous. Bush has expended all his "political capital" on the now-unpopular Iraq War and squandered his credibility by a continuum of lies and misleading statements. Similarly, the ethics-deficient GOP leadership has lost the trust of a majority of the American people when it comes to their economic security.

The fact that Bush still has delusions on that order proves that the man is a megalomaniac.*

*1. A psychopathological condition characterized by delusional fantasies of wealth, power, or omnipotence.
2. An obsession with grandiose or extravagant things or actions.

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Anonymous Blue Cross of California said...

Medicaid is a great form of health insurance for many individuals and there is no way it should be cut off as health coverage is a major importance to many.

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