Skip to comments.Bush in the Bubble (Newsweak has a really offensive cover this week)
Posted on 12/10/2005 11:21:49 PM PST by jmc1969
Murtha still can't figure out why the father and son treated him so differently. Every week or so before the '91 gulf war, President George H.W. Bush would invite Congressman Murtha, along with other Hill leaders, to the White House. "He would listen to all the bitching from everybody, Republicans and Democrats, and then he would do what he thought was right." A decorated Vietnam veteran, ex-Marine Murtha was a critical supporter for the elder Bush on Capitol Hill. "I led the fight for the '91 war," he says. "I led the fight, for Christ's sake."
Yet 13 years later, when Murtha tried to write George W. Bush with some suggestions for fighting the Iraq war, the congressman's letter was ignored by the White House (after waiting for seven months, Murtha received a polite kiss-off from a deputy under secretary of Defense). Murtha, who has always preferred to operate behind the scenes, finally went public, calling for an orderly withdrawal from Iraq. The White House has made no attempt to reach out to Murtha since then. "None. None. Zero. Not one call," a baffled Murtha told NEWSWEEK. "I don't know who the hell they're talking to. If they talked to people, they wouldn't get these outbursts. If they'd talked to me, it wouldn't have happened."
A White House aide, who like virtually all White House officials (in this story and in general) refused to be identified for fear of antagonizing the president, says that Murtha was a lost cause anyway and dismisses the notion that Bush is isolated or out of touch.
(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.msn.com ...
They're not talking to people like Murtha who think cutting and running is the way to win this war. If it makes him feel any better, they aren't asking Howard Dean for advice either.
If I were Bush I wouldn't call Mutha either.
No they only talked to their dog for war advice, geez
Newsweak has got enough people killed with Isacough. They are pure scum.
"If they'd talked to me, it wouldn't have happened."
For you southerners, what we see here is a hissy fit. For the rest of you, he popped his cork because nobody stroked his massive ego. Newsweek, however, will make it all better for at least the next two days.
. . .because this is where the Demrats have taken us. . .the 'looney Left' is now, totally and unequivacally, birsirk.
Rediculous fiction sounds. . .plausible. ..reasonable. . .as does the rediculous truth of the matter.
You are right. It's disgusting.
MSM at its worst, again...
For a Marine,it's "Once a Marine, Always a Marine".
They have, in their ignorance, called Murtha what he truly is.
uhh... was that a feature story or a 5 page editorial cuz usually editorials arent 5 pages long.
why do they keep inflating Murtha to be more than he was? What is he "highly decorated" for? With what? christmas lights and tinsel? Murtha was a office clerk during the war. He never saw action. He probably never even saw daylight unless there was a window in the office. Yes, he put in time, did his office work. But what is he "highly decorated" for?? perfect attendance?
It was the feature story of the issue.
As for Murtha. . .he epitomizes. ..embodies the qualities of the 'every-man'/'kid-Demrat' syndrome, now so easy to recognize. . .
.'the 'wonder' kid. . .still cannot figure it out. (not one call!) . .the cry-baby; wanting attention from his President (bah-wah!!!); the EddieHaskell personality; cannot 'get' that actions. . .have consequences. . .
. . .and of course, their ever-present, memory-challenged faculties that allow them to actually believe their 'child' within. . .is superior to the 'man'. . .and most importantly, allows them to forget that they are adults living in a real and dangerous world.
The Mad King and the Crazy Left
There seems to be a refusal among liberals to believe in reality these days. It is as if an entire segment of the population has lost their collective minds. Just what is happening?
An entire segment of the population has lost its collective mind. According to author Phillip K. Dick, reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesnt go away. Using this benchmark to judge the sanity of the Left, it becomes apparent that they have, indeed, lost their cats-eyes and pearly whites. The modern Liberal is madder than a haberdasher at a Lewis Carroll tea party.
Worth repeating. . .and LOL as well. . .
(I knew there was more to his record than 'met the eye'. . .thanks for the rest of the story)
"If they talked to people, they wouldn't get these outbursts."
It's W's fault they can't control their behavior.
If Newsweek could just get close to the truth. . .then that cover would have the entire hierarchy of the Demrats crammed into that bubble. It is they who are isolated. . .removed from reality. . .living in a bubble."
And yes, they are madder than the mad-hatter. . .and apparently live in his world as well. . .
I don't know. . .it is both rediculous and frightening to see these people who have truly lost their minds; and their souls; and who now appear to live in a parallel world. . .
(Cuba has a very high standard of living and the people are happy. . .and Castro is a good man. . .we ARE patriotic. . .better if Saddam had stayed in power. . .)
The lesson of Vietnam was supposed to be "dont let politicians run a war"
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