George Bush is not incompetent
- George Bush is not a failure. It is our folly to believe this.
. Emboldened by President Bush's plummeting approval ratings,
progressives increasingly point to Bush's "failures" and label him
and his administration as incompetent. For example, Nancy Pelosi
said "The situation in Iraq and the reckless economic policies in
the United States speak to one issue for me, and that is the
competence of our leader."
She is wrong in her assesment. As 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 and intentional result of his conservative
governing philosophy. It is conservatism itself, carried out
according to plan, that is at fault. Bush will not be running again,
but other conservatives will. His governing philosophy is theirs as
well. We should be putting the onus where it belongs, on all
conservative office holders and candidates who would lead us off the
**Please, please read this article, We cannot afford to fall into
complacency. If our nation operates on an ultra conservative
agenda, it will mater little how progressive our state may become.
The federal agenda will starve us. This is the year to retrive our
American way of life. This is why I am working for Jay Fawcett