Jed Babbin gets on my nerves. The last couple days, he’s been guest-hosting the “Hugh Hewitt” radio show, and running his act to give folks an idea of what Michael Moore would sound like if he was a Republican, instead of a terrorist. He has certainly worked on his schtick: the same condescending sneer to his voice whenever he speaks of the President, the same disingenuous assurance that he is taking a “principled stand”, whenever he tries to convince listeners to not support Republicans in the coming election. I can hear him as if he were portraying Brutus:
“Stabbed Caesar in the back? Why no, that’s not it at all. Actually, I was cleaning my dagger, and he must have backed into it suddenly. About twenty times.”
Elections matter, you dope. And nobody elected you diddly, much less President of the United States. He’s the captain of our Ship of State, and if you want to cut him off at the knees, you don’t get to claim he has to earn your allegiance. That’s what the elections did, you hypocrite. Dubs said the same things then as he is saying now, and since he got the win in 2000 and again in 2004, that makes him the boss.
Him, not you. 62 million plus voted for George W. Bush in 2004, and you don’t get to ignore that election now when it’s inconvenient for you, anymore than John Kerry and Al Gore get to pretend they are really the President.
Right about now any of the Rabid Wing will start off saying how I am trying to silence dissent. Not at all. If you don’t like a policy, say so, and by all means tell your Congressman and Senators what you want them to do on any given vote. But disagreeing with a position on a given issue, or several issues, does not give you license to lie about what Bush has really said or done or stands for, and it doesn’t give you leave to attack the twice-elected leader of our party and our country. The man has more than earned your respect and support, and only the most venal and petty sort of person does not see that. And the sort of person who would ride the rise of the Republicans into majority, largely on the work of George W. Bush, but then threaten to sink the ship if they don’t get to set the course and seize conmand from the rightful captain, well folks that’s nothing but a dirty, low-down mutineer.