The resignation speech George W. Bush should give:
December 22, 2008 4:53pm CST
I received this in an email today and while I don't have a political bone in my body I wondered if any of you have any thoughts on this??:BUSH'S RESIGNATION SPEECH The following 'speech' was written recently by an ordinary Maine-iac [a resident of the People's Republic of Maine]. While satirical in nature, all satire must have a basis in fact to be effective. This is an excellent piece by a person who does not write for a living. (Not necessarily my opinion; Tickle) The resignation speech George W. Bush should give: 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. 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 t, did you? Now some of you morons want to be led by a junior senator with no understanding of foreign policy or economics, and this nitwit says we should attack Pakistan, a nuclear ally. And then he wants to go to Iran and make peace with a terrorist who says he's going to destroy us. While he's doing that, he wants to give Iraq to al Qaeda, Afghanistan to the Taliban, Israel to the Palestinians, and your money to the IRS so the government can give welfare to illegal aliens, who he will make into citizens, so they can vote to re-elect him. He also thinks we just need to sit down and talk to Iran and things would be better (what the hell do you think we have been doing behind the scenes), and we should stop our foreign aid to Israel . Did you sleep through high school or what? 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 b@st@ards 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, dang it, you might just as well Fed Ex 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, USA Today, or on NBC News. But even if it were, I doubt you'd be any smarter Most of you would rather watch American Idol or Dancing with Stars. 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 for years. 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. PS - You might want to start learning Farsi, and buy a Koran. Obama already has his copy.
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• United States
22 Dec 08
Bush is not my favorite President, but I have to agree with a lot of this. I mean, people are putting too much blame on him. You know, he wasn't the only person running, or ruining, this country. Furthermore, there's a lot of problems he faced because of Clinton and other people. I'm not saying he was always right, or the best, but he's not as bad as people think. I can see in a few years, people going after Obama the same because he didn't bring what they wanted, or do it fast enough...
• United States
23 Dec 08
i totally agree with smartie! sure, there are alot of mistakes he has made, but who is perfect? i think he did as well a job as he knew how, or that anyone else could have for that matter. it is easy to sit and judge when we don't have a clue what really goes on. i know i sure couldn't do that job, and i bet half of us couldn't either. i really do feel that all the decisions that he made, he did so with the belief that they really were in the best interest of the American people.
• United States
23 Dec 08
It's a good speech with many good points. I think it spells out a lot of what people ignore. One thing people are more than happy to ignore is how safe we've been for the last 7 years. The reason it's easy to ignore is that people only pay attention when something happens. When terrorist attacks are prevented, NOTHING HAPPENS. I would like to correct one misleading part though. "Now some of you morons want to be led by a junior senator with no understanding of foreign policy or economics, and this nitwit says we should attack Pakistan, a nuclear ally." Now while this is true, Bush himself has attacked Pakistan several times over the last year. Obviously his goal was to attack terrorists in Pakistan and not the nation itself, but that's Obama's intention as well. Either way when you start attacking people inside another nation's borders without their permission, you are in effect attacking that country.
23 Dec 08
This is funny in so many ways, as there appears to be some truth behind this letter/speech. I am not an American but I do follow international politics because what happens in other countries can affect what happens to us here in Australia. At the present time in the US, it is George Bush who is blamed for everything as he is the President. Also when the new President is sworn in, his administration will spend some time blaming the Bush administration for the things that go wrong. That is they will claim "it" happened because the previous administration did or did not do certain things ... and this is the outcome. The same applies in all democratic countries and that is part and parcel of living in a democracy. The President elect is going to do all sorts of wonderful things or at least that is what he has promised. Without those promises he made during the election campaign, possibly he would not have been elected. Again that is not confined to the US but to all democratic countries. The same is actually happening here in Australia as we got a new government in November 2007. When things go wrong or not the way everyone expects, then the first person to be blamed is the leader of the country and in this instance it is the President of the US. I suspect that in the coming few years many people will look back and find that perhaps George Bush was not the "world's worst" as he is being portrayed at the present time. Certainly he made some mistakes but then we all do and more so the nation's leader as he cannot know everything but instead has to rely on others for advice and information. Thanks for sharing this with us MsTickle as it is very good. More to the point, it should be interesting to revisit the contents of this particular "speech" in say 2 years. I am wondering what people will be saying then about the incoming President.
27 Dec 08
Well I hope that you do recall this discussion MsTickle as I won't I am quite certain. At the same time, being able to look back on it in a few years will no doubt be a real eye opener for most of us. That does not mean I am supporting or criticising either President Bush or the incoming President. It is more a fact that I accept an element of people will always find some reason to dissent. That is human nature but more importantly it means that we live in a democratic society where we can voice our opinions. I think those of us who are lucky to live in a society where we can have a voice, are so much better off than living with the alternative, i.e. a dictatorship where voicing a different opinion can lead to imprisonment or worse.
23 Dec 08
I quess it is an eye opener to every one not only to the people live in the U.S but also to some nations that is concern about it. The fact that Mr. bush is trying to let the people aware to what is going on inside the politics, to some extent is pretty good. Though we don't know exactly the real game inside the politics it could be good or bad. I sure every one is trying to play their best game once there in their to that position. All off them is very intelegent and smart and they know their moves, and they give their best try to make the nation the best that it can get and probably some of it are their personal interest, who knows?
23 Dec 08
I agree....it seems pointless to belittle the leader of your country who was voted into office by those very same people who voted him in. It's not as if he acts alone. And of course, anyone who is voted into office by the people is going to do what is deemed to be the best for the country.
• United States
23 Dec 08
This is why George W. Bush will be judged well by history. Not only fairly, but kindly. People in the moment never bother to look at the entire picture. They're often too busy following their leaders, whoever they may choose. It's usually a very short walk that never goes anywhere, never breaks a sweat, and never seems to make anyone feel lost until much, much later down the road. Ironically enough, that "leader" is never usually a president. It's usually some hot-for-the-moment celebrity who's managed to buy some light. Enter Obama. But I won't despair; I doubt his bandwagon will be occupied for the duration of the trip. 20 years later when we're all sitting around taking our safety for granted, it will be common knowledge that Bush's politics kept America safe and kept the economy flourishing. The blame will finally find its true home. Hopefully, the truth will never be known about terrorists. I would like them to all take dirt naps, please... and thank you.
• United States
22 Dec 08
Boy now that is some speech. I agree that too many people don't bother to check out their news better. They just leave it up too those on the TV and they have their own agenda. He really has done the best that he can as far as I'm concerned even when it wasn't real good. Look at what he had to work with.
24 Dec 08
Right on. Years later, America will wake up and find that Bush was not the villain they were told he was, but it might be too late by then. Bush did many good things such as starting that "No Child Left Behind" so that even poor children could go to school, and made America safe from terrorism on its own soil, but because he is, horrors! a Republican, and was against the horrible Saddam regime, and sent the troops to Iraq to get rid of a man who supported terrorism, he is cast as a bad guy. Yet many Americans would rather have as president a man who does not have the experience, who is a good talker, is for illegal immigration. I do hope Bush does make that speech when he leaves. It will be better then the one that was prepared.
• United States
23 Dec 08
Well, first of all, I'm offended by the fact that whoever wrote this thinks that just because someone doesn't support a preemtive war that they should not be called "fellow americans." That's bs. Also, whoever wrote that probably did it before Obama chose Rahm Emmanuel as his Chief of Staff because uh, they think that he's pro-Palestine.