Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Boy, you're gonna carry that weight a long time

With apologies to the Beatles, I offer this silly song parody as we wave goodbye to Bush's right-hand snake:

The long and slimy Rove
That creeps out the door
The damage has been done
A quagmire of a war
With tax cuts for the rich
Leaves the nation poor.

The wild and crazy lies
That the right pushed on us
Has left a pool of blood
Must give our freedoms up
Don't leave us in Iraq
To fight a needless war.

Many times your dirty tricks
Has helped you get your way
Using fear and troop support
To fool us all to play.

But still we see the mess
From the long, slimy Rove
He left a pile of debt
A long, long time we'll pay
He'll leave us standing here
While he slithers on away.

Well, not the best I've ever done, but that's a hard song to make lyrics fit to keep with the spirit of the tune.

Anyway, I doubt we've heard the last of this slime bucket. His ability to pull out his bag of dirty tricks and smoke and mirrors to get a boob like Bush into the White House for 8 years makes him someone to be sought after on the right, even if done covertly. If it wasn't all so evil, one would have to marvel at his skill and ability to use fear-mongering, liberal-bashing, flag-waving, decoy issue games and utter bold lies to bring about tax cuts for the wealthy and somehow make people think a war against imaginary Iraqi al-Qaeda members stockpiling their imaginary weapons of mass destruction will all be paid for by imaginary Iraqi money as the Iraqi people gratefully showered our soldiers with imaginary roses.

And in pulling this off, he managed to silence any critics with the threat of calling them traitors for providing "aid and comfort" to the enemy and not supporting the troops, which apparently can only be done so blindly.

Even as more and more of the truth comes out to the reality of our frightening predicament - trapped in a modern day Viet-Nam, in debt to China up to our eyeballs to pay for the war and tax cuts, a huge trade deficit, porous borders where terrorists could ride on a procession of elephants to come in, warrantless wiretapping and spying on us - we still hear Bush and his radio spin meisters like Rush and Sean desperately still sticking with the less and less believable dot connecting of Iraq and the 9/11 bombers to try to justify it all. Saying that fighting the war in Iraq is protecting us from terrorists hurting us is like me saying I'll protect you from burglars by fighting burglars several counties away from you, while leaving the door to your house wide open and unguarded. Doesn't make a lot of sense, but then again, what about this administration does? Unless you happen to be a defense contractor, oil executive, war profiteer, corporate CEO, then it all makes PERFECT sense.

I could go on and on about how badly this administration - and Karl Rove - has hurt this country, the effects of which will be felt for a very, very long time, but I have a feeling I'm just preaching to the choir.

History will not be kind to Karl Rove. But, I highly doubt he, or any of those who enriched themselves on the blood of so many people, would really care in the long run. Like all thieves, there comes the point where it's time to take the money and run. Or, as in Karl's case, slither..

[graphics by Dancin' Dave]