Bush Resignation Speech

Discussion in 'Off-topic' started by merlock, Aug 11, 2007.

  1. merlock

    merlock New Member

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    "Normally, I start these things out by saying 'My Fellow Americans.' Not doing it this time. If the polls are any indication, I don't know who more than half of you are anymore. I do know something terrible has happened, and that you're really not fellow Americans any longer.

    "I'll cut right to the chase here: I quit. Now before anyone gets all in a lather about me quitting to avoid impeachment, or to avoid prosecution or something, let me assure you: There's been no breaking of laws or impeachable offenses in this office.

    "The reason I'm quitting is simple. I'm fed up with you people.

    "I'm fed up because you have no understanding of what's really going on in the world. Or of what's going on in this once-great nation of ours. And the majority of you are too damned lazy to do your homework and figure it out.

    "Let's start local. You've been sold a bill of goods by politicians and the news media. Polls show that the majority of you think the economy is in the tank. And that's despite record numbers of homeowners, including record numbers of MINORITY homeowners. And while we're mentioning minorities, I'll point out that minority business ownership is at an all-time high.

    Our unemployment rate is as low as it ever was during the Clinton Administration. I've mentioned all those things before, but it doesn't seem to have sunk in.

    "Despite the shock to our economy of 9/11, the stock market has rebounded to record levels and more Americans than ever are participating in these markets. Meanwhile, all you can do is whine about gas prices, and most of you are too damn stupid to realize that gas prices are high because there's increased demand in other parts of the world, and because a small handful of noisy idiots are more worried about polar bears and beachfront property than your economic security.

    "We face real threats in the world. Don't give me this 'blood for oil' thing. If I were trading blood for oil I would've already seized Iraq's oil fields and let the rest of the country go to hell. And don't give me this 'Bush Lied; People Died' crap either. If I were the liar you morons take me for, I could've easily had chemical weapons planted in Iraq so they could be 'discovered.' Instead, I owned up to the fact that the intelligence was faulty. Let me remind you that the rest of the world thought Saddam had the goods, same as me. Let me also remind you that regime change in Iraq was official US policy before I came into office.

    Some guy named 'Clinton' established that policy. Bet you didn't know that, did you?

    "You idiots need to understand that we face a unique enemy. Back during the cold war, there were two major competing political and economic models squaring off. We won that war, but we did so because fundamentally, the Communists wanted to survive, just as we do. We were simply able to outspend and out-tech them.

    "That's not the case this time. The soldiers of our new enemy don't care if they survive. In fact, they want to die. That'd be fine, as long as they weren't also committed to taking as many of you with them as they can. But they are. They want to kill you. And the bastards are all over the globe.

    "You should be grateful that they haven't gotten any more of us here in the United States since September 11. But you're not. That's because you've got no idea how hard a small number of intelligence, military, law enforcement, and homeland security people have worked to make sure of that. When this whole mess started, I warned you that this would be a long and difficult fight. I'm disappointed how many of you people think a long and difficult fight amounts to a single season of 'Survivor.'

    "Instead, you've grown impatient. You're incapable of seeing things through the long lens of history, the way our enemies do. You think that wars should last a few months, a few years, tops.

    "Making matters worse, you actively support those who help the enemy. Every time you buy the New York Times, every time you send a donation to a cut-and-run Democrat's political campaign, well, dammit, you might just as well FedEx a grenade launcher to a Jihadist. It amounts to the same thing.

    "In this day and age, it's easy enough to find the truth. It's all over the Internet. It just isn't on the pages of the New York Times or on NBC News. But even if it were, I doubt you'd be any smarter. Most of you would rather watch American Idol.

    "I could say more about your expectations that the government will always be there to bail you out, even if you're too stupid to leave a city that's below sea level and has a hurricane approaching. I could say more about your insane belief that government, not your own wallet, is where the money comes from. But I've come to the conclusion that were I to do so, it would sail right over your heads.

    "So I quit. I'm going back to Crawford. I've got an energy-efficient house down there (Al Gore could only dream) and the capability to be fully self-sufficient. No one ever heard of Crawford before I got elected, and as soon as I'm done here pretty much no one will ever hear of it again.

    Maybe I'll be lucky enough to die of old age before the last pillars of America fall.

    "Oh, and by the way, Cheney's quitting too. That means Pelosi is your new President. You asked for it. Watch what she does carefully, because I still have a glimmer of hope that there are just enough of you remaining who are smart enough to turn this thing around in 2008.

    "So that's it. God bless what's left of America. Some of you know what I mean. The rest of you, kiss off."

    :lol:
     
  2. Thorsen

    Thorsen New Member

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    Should I now post a counter soliloquy showing just what a total asshat this President is? Or was yours just done in jest?
     

  3. merlock

    merlock New Member

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    Missed the :lol: ??
     
  4. Dan H

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  5. ptsmith24

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    I got this same thing in an email forward a little while back. He's definitely not the best President, but I do think how much worse it could be if Kerry or, further back, Gore were elected. :?
     
  6. Thorsen

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    And that frustration is probably the reason I sound so snippy. I am so sick and tired of having to vote for the person I believe to be the least of two evils. Maybe that is why I have decided that I will vote my conscience this time around no matter if my vote has to be written in on the ballot.
     
  7. ptsmith24

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    I didn't vote for the lesser of two evils in 2004 (the first time I could vote). I voted for Badnarik (no name now, apparently). I really believe Ron Paul has a much better chance. First, because he's running under Republican and not a third party. Second, because the popularity seems to be spreading. I'm not sure if that's because of the internet hype and what his campaign puts out about what it's doing, though. The major news networks don't seem to be giving him too much of a fair chance. Sure, he'll get an interview, but it doesn't seem like he gets much attention in polls, etc. </ramble>
     
  8. merlock

    merlock New Member

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    +1
     
  9. Dan H

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    Ted Nugent? :D
     
  10. packin_peaches

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    I agree! That is pretty much the way I voted in 2004 (also my first time to vote). :roll: Could have been a whole lot worse if Gore had been in office in 2001, or if Kerry had been elected in 2004... :scared:
     
  11. GAGunOwner

    GAGunOwner Active Member

    Bush sucks and cares nothing for the Constitution or in limited government BUT he is better than any Democratic presidential candidate over the last three election cycles.
     
  12. Rammstein

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    And that, ladies and gentlemen, is the understatement of the week.
     
  13. GAGunOwner

    GAGunOwner Active Member

    :rotfl2:
     
  14. ptsmith24

    ptsmith24 New Member

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    :woohoo:

    :lol:
     
  15. ThetaReactor

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    Not enough made-up words in that speech. Doesn't sound right.

    I voted for Badnarik in 2004. Did I believe he had a chance in hell? Nah. But I wasn't going to lend a bit of support to the other two. Bush is an idiot and Kerry is a two-faced sleaze. The worst part, of course, is that they're still better than this new crop of candidates.
     
  16. wsweeks2

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    Would you have rather had Gore and/or Kerry?

    He may not be the best but I'll gladly take him over the alternatives.
     
  17. gizmo5

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  18. Rammstein

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    Ya know...In the past I've always answered this question with "No." Now, I am not so sure.

    We cannot go around giving people freedom. It isn't something that can be given away. The people must want it bad enough to secure it for themselves. The Iraqi people don't want freedom bad enough to make a democracy work.

    I'm not sure that Kerry or Gore would have invaded a country just to prove a point...or to find WMDs or to bring freedom to oppressed people or whatever it is that Mr. Snow is telling the press corps this week.

    Don't get me wrong, I give President Bush credit for having no more terrorist attacks on American soil post-9/11 (anthrax excluded)...I just wonder what price our Republic will ultimately have to pay in terms of rights, liberties and freedom so that people can feel safe.

    For me it all goes back to Ben Franklin's famous quote about essential liberty vs temporary safety.
     
  19. slabertooch

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    And we had no more attacks after the World Trade Center Bombings when Clinton was in office. The correlation that Bush had anything to do with the fact that there have been no more attacks would be a misnomer. The likely hood of more attacks after 9/11 if we had a different President, would be the same . However I do believe that he and his "loyal" appointees have done more to erode our civil rights than any President (including Lincoln) that I can think of, all in the name of "fighting terrorists". I swear I am sick of the word Terrorist. It gets used for anything that the administration thinks that the public needs to be afraid of. Keep em scared and they will hand over their rights to feel "safe".

    Don't worry he's from the government, and he is here to protect you from yourself.
     
  20. greatcountysky

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    The only thing suckier than this President is ALL of the alternatives we're being handed. Frankly, I don't like any of the front runners on either side. The only reason, the ONLY reason, I remotely respect Hillary is when she said she'd stand up to the Republicans because she knows how to play their game, i believed her. The only Democratic nominee worth a damn, in my eyes, is Joe Biden - what I like about him is he speaks straight and he's honest. Whenever I've seen him, he's always been nothing if not frank. I think that's refreshing. On the Republican side, I like Ron Paul - he had balls to say what he said during the Republican debates, which was essentially that in order to solve the problems in the Middle East, we need to figure out what WE are doing to stoke the fires of hatred towards us, to which a very sanctimonious Rudy Guiliani said, "I hope you're joking! Are you saying we DESERVED 9/11?" He basically twisted his words and used 9/11 against him to make him look bad, even though he's RIGHT - we have this "victim" mentality we don't stop to think why 9/11 happened, only that it happened and we want revenge. I'm not saying striking Afghanistan was wrong - they were largely responsible for orchestrating the attack. But we should've taken a moment, after Afghanistan, to reflect on the cultural differences that led to this and not shake up the hornets nest further by attacking Iraq. I respect Ron Paul was the only candidate to say this - plus, he has a fairly moderate proposal towards abortion that is reasonable (allowing states to vote for or against it, rather than the federal government - which would overtune Roe vs. Wade, but I think this is a good idea for any number of things such as legalization of drugs, gay marriage, etc - it should be state-to-state vote; if you don't like it, move to another state - seems reasonable to me).

    ~Jared~