Mister Pterodactyl
Monday, April 12, 2004
The local paper ran a column yesterday by LAT writer Robert Scheer. Here it is. [registration required but free]

Here’s the thing: I have HAD IT with this. People call President Bush divisive. His presidency may be, but that’s only half of it. There are a large number of very vocal critics in this country who are willing to ascribe the worst possible motives to any action, to declare catastrophe in the wake of any setback, to denounce any accomplishment as unimpressive and over hyped. You know who you are.

The same thing happened to President Clinton, but he didn’t have a photo-finish election followed by a botched recount procedure. He also didn’t have an enormous terrorist attack inside our own borders. Instead he had eight years of post-Cold War, dot-com bubble honeymoon. All he had to do was play get-along with the rest of the world, which is what he did, so his critics couldn’t be so strident. Bush hasn’t had that luxury.

You know who you are. And let me tell you something: you’re the divisive ones. You’re the ones that make dialogue impossible. You’re the ones that reduce politics in this country to partisan mud slinging. Let me tell you one more thing: the only people who care what you think, the only people who are really listening, are the ones who already agree with you. You aren’t accomplishing a God damn thing.
Whew. Just had to get that off my chest.

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