Tuesday, April 5, 2016
So as I was sitting back and enjoying a game between the Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners, on occasion the camera would show this older man in his 60s with bushy eyebrows wearing a powder blue button shirt and a red Rangers cap on his head (Texas was the home team)
He was sitting next to an elegant looking and refined older woman wearing a red jacket and you could tell they were a happily married couple.
But of course the man wearing the red cap with the letter 'T' emblazoned and deeply focused on the baseball game was no ordinary Joe..
At one time this man by being an ex-President was not only the leader of the free world, but some might argue that for 8 years, he was the most powerful person on Earth
The scene reminded me of a small child of wealthy parents who has a tantrum, going 'Bam Bam Bam' around the house then later sits quietly and obliviously watches TV while Consuela the maid and the rest of the hired help has to clean up all the mess
So many lives lost, both American and Iraqi since the invasion to topple Saddam..So much money pissed away.. So many lives uprooted and forever changed for the worse
And the man directly responsible for the regional destabilization just sitting there clap-clapping with the crowd with each home-team strikeout or base hit as Secret Service protection strategically sit around him
Well he's just sitting and peering out with squinty eyes upon a baseball field oblivious to everything past, present and future.. Solely in the moment
The funny thing is for all the waste in money and lives and how bad Bush left the nation vs when he took office, people just don't seem to really care
And no way would any politician current or former feel safe sitting in such a public venue
One day the super smug and even worse President Obama will be out of office and he will go to sporting events where the morons in the seats will cheer and applaud his presence, completely forgetting (or not realizing) how bad a leader he was.
It must have something to do with not being able to ever serve as President again.. All faults, failures, foibles and fuck-ups forgiven.
Would Marie Antoinette's head been spared the guillotine if the people of France knew her husband Louis XVI's reign as King was to end after just 8yrs with another King to take his place
And on the other side of the coin, how passive and milquetoasty would the American people be if Bush or Obama could be in office indefinitely?
We the USA have not had a genuinely good President who cared about more than themselves or the wealthy in a super-long time.. I mean decades..
Since then, every President being a disingenuous philanderer (Kennedy), small ego (LBJ), corrupt (Nixon) , a weakling (Ford), overly passive (Carter), deeply naive about the 'goodness' of big business (Reagan), a liar (George 'Read my lips..no new taxes' Bush 41), a Wall Street whore (Clinton), a man-boy with Daddy issues (Bush 43) and professional race-card player and complete incompetent Obama)
No wonder the nation has gotten progressively worse since we won WWII
It is better that Bush have spent yesterday watching baseball vs sitting in the Oval Office and the sooner Obama joins him in the ex-Presidents club spending his days doing nothing of importance but watching and playing sports, the better for us all..
Posted by Susquehanna at Tuesday, April 05, 2016