As we look around on this fine spring day, we see every structure and pillar of America in what amounts to a giant pile of rubble.
The financial structure, the political structure, the moral structure.
The Republicans succeeded in destroying it all. Let it NEVER be forgotten that it was the years of unfettered Republican Rule that brought us here, that destroyed America to this extent. NEVER.
When we remember 9/11 and the pile of rubble that resulted from it, both real and metaphorical, let us remember in the same mental breath the Presidential Daily Briefing of August 6th: bin Ladin Determined to Strike in US. And George Bush’s reply to it. “Ok, you have covered your ass.” He was you see, on vacation.
Typical. In fact…..definitional.
He was on vacation and didn’t want to be bothered. Selfishness. He responded AS IF the people who worked frantically to get the memo in front of him weren’t doing it to actually protect the country, but to cover their own ass. He assumed that they were being….Selfish.
Because that is the only frame of reference that his kind of Republicanism (the kind that has destroyed the country) has. Selfishness.
They are Selfish. They think only of them self. It is the position that they proceed from. It is all they have known their entire life. It IS their only frame of reference. It is the lens through which they see the world.
Every action they take and every thought that they have is rooted in selfishness. Thus, every action that anyone else ever takes HAS TO be rooted in selfishness. Because every action they take is, and they are literally incapable of seeing any other motivation. They are selfish. All of their friends are selfish. And so they see every other human being through that lens.
When Rush wants the president, and thus the country, and thus everyone in the country to fail. That is selfish. So when they see Obama trying to fix the problems that they caused through their selfishness, all they can see it as is the Democrats being selfish. If the Democrats are trying to fix the country, they are OBVIOUSLY doing it to increase their own political power….
Why else would they do it???
They ask. Because the very concept of someone trying to fix the country to, ya know…….actually fix the country! is alien to them. Literally inconceivable. They can NOT conceive of any body anywhere doing something because it is the right thing to do. Because it would help someone else. Because it would make things better for someone other than them.