Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Bush Derangement Syndrome Ravages Vermont
It’s cold outside in Vermont this winter. As a result many have to spend more time indoors breathing recirculated air. This lack of fresh air is not good for anyone. But in Vermont’s case it has spawned an epidemic of Bush Derangement Syndrome (BDS).
BDS was discovered by Charles Krauthammer. He first mentioned it in a 2003 article he wrote for the Washington Post about Howard Dean. Are you starting to see a link here? Dean was also the Governor of Vermont once, too. Maybe the geography of Vermont does not lend itself well to good air circulation.
Krauthammer is a former psychiatrist who earned his M.D. from Harvard Medical School. He defined BDS as "the acute onset of paranoia in otherwise normal people in reaction to the policies, the presidency—nay—the very existence of George W. Bush".
Thus the term BDS refers to a tendency by American liberals to blame President George W. Bush for virtually every ill in the world. It also refers to opposing a position advocated by President Bush just because he supports it, regardless of the position's merits.
The term reflects a belief that some criticisms of President Bush—for example, a description of President Bush as the greatest current threat to American lives—are of emotional origins rather than based on facts or logic. But then, that is what liberals do – they base their arguments on emotion, and not on facts or logic.
To liberals, results don’t matter. To them it is the intent that counts. Success or failure is irrelevant as long as the intent was good. This is what allows them to sleep at night.
So, let’s get back to Vermont. In a little town called Brattleboro, the Town Select Board has voted to put a town petition making President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney subject to arrest for crimes against the Constitution on their March 4th ballot.
It reads: "Shall the Selectboard instruct the Town Attorney to draft indictments against President Bush and Vice President Cheney for crimes against our Constitution, and publish said indictments for consideration by other authorities and shall it be the law of the Town of Brattleboro that the Brattleboro Police, pursuant to the above-mentioned indictments, arrest and detain George Bush and Richard Cheney in Brattleboro if they are not duly impeached, and prosecute or extradite them to other authorities that may reasonably contend to prosecute them?"
The people of Vermont are perpetually angry at Bush and his administration. The Vermont State Senate voted last year to support impeaching the president and anti-war rallies are regular occurrences.
As I wrote in a previous blog on apologizing for slavery, here is another governmental body that is wasting tax payer money on ridiculous legislation instead of dealing with real problems their constituents face.
And here’s the kicker, the petition would have no legal standing since the town attorney has no authority to write an indictment and the police have no authority to arrest Bush or Cheney if either visits Brattleboro.
BDS has hit Brattleboro and has hit it hard. They have received a lot of comments on this measure. The vast majority of the comments have been negative. Rightly so! Yet, they seem befuddled and caught off guard by the predominantly negative reaction.
"We have some concerns about safety," said Town Clerk Annette Cappy. "After reading some of these e-mails, you can't help it."
Annette, I wouldn’t worry for your safety. BDS is not deadly. But it does make one vulnerable to the painful truth that BDS sufferers do not represent what real Americans think.
Kurt Daims, the resident who submitted the petition, said he was chagrined that the town and its employees were subject to ridicule. YGBSM!!
Kurt, I don’t know why you are so surprised but I’ll tell you why I think you and your liberal friends are receiving this level of negative reaction.
Real Americans find people like you laughable, at best; traitorous, at worst. You liberals hide under the umbrella of protection that is provided to you by the very people that you launch your vitriolic tirades and useless legislative actions against. You are filled with hate. And, for the life of me, I cannot figure out how anyone can have that much hate…how you people can wake up everyday feeling the amount of enmity that you do against the world. It must be hard to have that much hate to wake to each day.
That blind hatred for this country, and I don’t know any other way to describe it, makes you do ridiculous things and act in ridiculous ways. And I don’t understand why you ‘hate America first’ liberals despise the very country that has given you all of the freedoms and opportunities you have.
Why is it that you liberals embrace every socialist, communist and fascist regime around the world but will call America every name in the book? Those are the very regimes in which you would be less able, if at all, to exercise the freedoms you have in this country.
Try bringing up this resolution in Venezuela? I’m sure that Hugo Chavez would appreciate your freedom of speech.
So Kurt, and the good people of Brattleboro, VT, this is why you are seen as a pitiful laughing stock. If you don’t like America there is a socialist utopia not very far to your north that would love to have you. And I hear their government-run health care system is far superior to ours.
But you don’t need a good health care system to cure BDS. All you need to do is get out of Vermont and drive around America, get some fresh air, and see what real America stands for. It probably won’t change your mind but the fresh air won’t hurt!
Because of whom liberals are, I offer the:
2 parts vodka
1 part cointreau
The squeeze of a fresh orange
Add vodka, cointreau and orange juice to a shaker with ice and shake till COLD! Pour into a cold cocktail glass and top off with champagne.