Thursday, May 10, 2007

How Bush is like a weather vane.

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Bush loves to blame other people. He has a life long history of not taking the fall. Yesterday eleven Republican members of Congress went to the White House and bluntly told Bush and members of his senior staff, just how bad it is.

House Republican moderates, in a remarkably blunt White House meeting, warned President Bush this week that his pursuit of the war in Iraq is risking the future of the Republican Party and that he cannot count on GOP support for many more months.

The meeting, which ran for an hour and a half Tuesday afternoon, was disclosed by participants yesterday as the House prepared to vote this evening on a spending bill that could cut funding for the Iraq war as early as July. GOP moderates told Bush they would stay united against the latest effort by House Democrats to end U.S. involvement in the war. Even Senate Democrats called the House measure unrealistic.

But the meeting between 11 House Republicans, Bush, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, White House political adviser Karl Rove and presidential press secretary Tony Snow was perhaps the clearest sign yet that patience in the party is running out. The meeting, organized by Rep. Charlie Dent (Pa.), one of the co-chairs of the moderate "Tuesday Group," included Reps. Thomas M. Davis III (Va.), Michael N. Castle (Del.), Todd R. Platts (Pa.), Jim Ramstad (Minn.) and Jo Ann Emerson (Mo.).

These guys must be in deep trouble in their district. If memory serves, most barely won their last election. Sadly, I don't think this is an attempt by the GOP to steer the nation on a better course, this appears to be 11 people are just in fear of loosing their jobs.

Bush just detects which way the wind blows and then points his finger to place blame. Lord knows nothing could be his fault.

Note: Hat tip to Blake Stewart for today's strip idea.


pissed off patricia said...

I don't know the real reason these people spoke with bush, I would like to believe they are actual Americans trying to stop a terrible war. I sure would like to think that.

Bush is desperate now and he's lashing out and casting blame in every direction except where it belongs. He has to know this war is an awful failure but he's not mature enough to take the blame himself.