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Bush: Sly Dog-in-Chief

Posted By JTE On June 26, 2006 @ 2:41 pm In Politics & Social Justice | No Comments

Bush Is Not Incompetent

by George Lakoff [1], Marc Ettlinger and Sam Ferguson

Progressives have fallen into a trap. Emboldened by President Bush’s plummeting approval ratings, progressives increasingly point to Bush’s “failures” and label him and his administration as incompetent. Self-satisfying as this criticism may be, it misses the bigger point. Bush’s disasters — Katrina, the Iraq War, the budget deficit — are not so much a testament to his incompetence or a failure of execution. Rather, they are the natural, even inevitable result of his conservative governing philosophy. It is conservatism itself, carried out according to plan, that is at fault.

[cont'd [2]]

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[1] George Lakoff: http://www.chelseagreen.com/2004/items/elephant

[2] cont'd: http://www.buzzflash.com/contributors/06/06/con06265.html

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