“I am the president!”

As go tales told out of school about President Deludednutz, this one is fairly alarming:

The White House sees terrorists as born, not created by history, bearing the mark of Cain, not the mark of circumstance. There is a scarlet “T” written on their foreheads at birth and the only answer is to destroy them. This kind of thinking, of course, relieves the thinker of any responsibility for the presence of the insurgent-terrorist-whatever in our innocent midst.

…But by all reports, President Bush is more convinced than ever of his righteousness.

Friends of his from Texas were shocked recently to find him nearly wild-eyed, thumping himself on the chest three times while he repeated “I am the president!” He also made it clear he was setting Iraq up so his successor could not get out of “our country’s destiny.”

Wow. Sanity has left the building.

[H/T Walt.]

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29 responses to ““I am the president!”

  1. Jeff

    Proper response to “I AM THE PRESIDENT!”?

    So what…so was Calvin Cooledge. So was your dad. Neither one of them amounted to so much as a s#!tstain on the underwear of history. And when history is told, nor will you.

    Welcome to your legacy, Mr. (p)resident.

  2. larkohio

    Lord, he is delusional. He is a scary guy.

  3. Nik E Poo

    I wonder what behavior is necessary, for Bush to be recognized as a dangerously incompetent fuck … and subsequently impeached.

    Hmmm … I wonder if incompetence, is even an impeachable offense.

  4. Arkades

    Can he be declared unfit to hold office? If so, why hasn’t this happened already?

  5. That is really scary.

  6. nightshift66

    Nik,
    The very first federal official impeached under the Constitution was a federal judge. He was impeached for being ‘an insane drunkard,’ and he was removed from office.

    Insane drunkard… sound like anyone we can think of, friends?

  7. Kate217

    Sanity has left the building.

    I don’t think that sanity and Dub have ever been in the same building at the same time. If so, you can bet that sanity ran for his life.

  8. When you’re wrong, get louder. GOP 101.

  9. oddjob

    Can he be declared unfit to hold office? If so, why hasn’t this happened already?

    Because that’s called impeachment and removal from office. To obtain it requires a 3/4 vote of the Senate in favor of removal.

    I don’t see half of the Republican senators doing that…..

  10. Kate217

    This occurred to me after I hit the Submit button –

    I’m no psychiatrist, but doesn’t Dub’s recent behavior smack a little of paranoid schizophrenia? He claims to be getting orders from God, but maybe he’s dyslexic…

  11. nightshift66

    oddjob,
    I’m being nit-picky, but it requires 2/3 of the Senate (and 1/2 the House) to remove from office. But your larger point is right; no way are there 18 patriotic Republicans in the Senate. (We need an extra one, ’cause you just KNOW Holy Joe won’t turn on his BFF Deacon Dumb.)

  12. Part of me thinks this has to be made up. No one in their right mind would talk like that. But then that’s the point, isn’t it? Bush is not in his right mind. He actually lets me people see him thump his chest and look wild-eyed? Must be off his medication. It really does get worse everyday.

  13. oddjob

    but it requires 2/3 of the Senate (and 1/2 the House) to remove from office

    Rats! I like to get those details correct! 😦

  14. oddjob

    no way are there 18 patriotic Republicans in the Senate

    Politically it’s only tenable in a worse situation than the one we’re in, for it’s a freely acknowledged admission of utter failure to carry out one’s duty over the prior years when they were so busy enabling him by looking the other way instead of overseeing.

  15. merciless

    Maybe he’s a dyslexic devil-worshipper who sold his soul to Santa.

  16. Nik E Poo

    He was impeached for being ‘an insane drunkard,’

    ROTFLMAO!!! That is soooo Bush.

  17. Arkades

    The chest-thumping tantrum makes me think it’s way past time for Georgie’s afternoon nap.

    Afterwards, cookies and juice, naturally. Then back to being Leader of the Free World. (wow, that phrase is getting harder and harder to type…)

  18. Actually (and let me sneak this in while the comment gods let me),
    Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President. Article XXV, Section 4, Constitution of the United States of America [bold by me]

    This is different from impeachment – and would have the unfortunate result of promoting Darth Cheney, but might it not be better to have an evil man in the office than an insane one? Evil is at least predictable.

  19. nightshift66

    Phydeaux,
    The ONLY benefit I can see to the Dark Lord taking de jure power (to go along with his current de facto power) is that, with an 18% approval rating, he’d sink the GOP even faster than Chimpy. Of course, the US would be a military dictatorship before the next election but hey, sacrifices must be made…

  20. I wonder what behavior is necessary, for Bush to be recognized as a dangerously incompetent fuck … and subsequently impeached.

    A blow job, Nick E Poo.
    A. Blow. Job.

  21. This is all over the left Blogosphere, and it makes me feel itchy. Something about the wording of the source piece doesn’t…I don’t know.

    I’d wait on this one.

  22. Nik E Poo

    A. Blow. Job.

    Imagine “taking one for the team” and then having it not be enough. brrrrr!

  23. Nik E Poo

    Talk about putting your political convictions, where your mouth is.

  24. pidomon

    sanity was never in the building so it could not leave. i lived in texas when he “owned” the texas rangers. if he can’t run a baseball team i knew he couldn’t run a country. but hey who listens to me

  25. Tata, I understand your concern, and it’s smart to check out stories like this. If it helps, Georgie Anne Geyer, the columnist who wrote the piece, is a foreign correspondent who’s been in the biz for forty years. She looks pretty legit to me.

  26. (assumes his best inigo montoya voice)

    president? you keep using that word. i don’ thin’ it means what you thin’ it means.

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