GOP Says Bush Critics Hate America – Look Who’s Hating America Now

Why are Republicans so angry? Why do they hate America so much?

Republicans like to call people who criticize the president,”Bush haters.” They’re also fond of saying that hating Mr. Bush is the same as hating America itself.

Lately, as the Bush regime has begun to disintegrate, Republicans are going on the record to criticize their Dear Leader. However, just because Republicans are finally acknowledging that George W. Bush is not infallible, the rules of discourse they set in place must not be allowed to change:

Criticizing Bush = Hating America

Here are a few Republicans who hate America because President Bush has sold our ports to the Emir of Dubai:

  • Michael Brown, former FEMA director: “We ought to get mad at the President… The alarm bells were being sounded on Sunday. Because not only was I having conferences with the President on the telephone, but he was also on the video conference with all of the state emergency managers.”
  • William F. Buckley Jr.: “One can’t doubt that the American objective in Iraq has failed… And the administration has, now, to cope with failure.”
  • Tom Delay, indicted former House Majority Leader: “Politically, for the president, it is a huge mistake for him to be defending this decision. The president will be overturned.”
  • Sue Myrick, member of Congress and former Charlotte mayor: In regards to selling American ports to the United Arab Emirates, not just ‘no’ but ‘hell no!’”
  • Bill Frist, Senate Majority Leader: “As of today, I’m requesting briefings on this deal. If the Administration does not put the deal on hold, I will introduce legislation doing so … to ensure that this decision gets a more thorough review. Common sense warrants it; our national security requires it.”
  • Dennis Hastert, Speaker of the House: “We must not allow the possibility of compromising our national security due to lack of review or oversight by the federal government.”
  • Wayne Allard, senator from Colorado: “My primary concern about this plan is national security. I am asking the president to reconsider this takeover and to put it on hold immediately.”
  • Ileana Ros-Lehtinan: “This is a financial transaction whereby DP World … will have 50 percent of the financial interest of a small operation in the port of Miami. This gets people rolling because of the secrecy involved in this committee, CFIUS. There’s not enough transparency. We don’t know what questions have been asked.”
  • Cal Thomas, rightwing columnist: “There have been some dumb decisions since the United States was attacked on Sept. 11, 2001. … But the decision to sell port operations … to a company owned by the UAE may be the dumbest of all. … Apparently money talked more than common sense.”
  • Michelle Malkin: “I stand with critics … who want to stop the secretive deal transferring operations of our ports to the UAE — a Middle Eastern government with a spotty record of fighting terrorist plots and terrorist financing. … From every angle — political, safety, and sovereignty-wise — Dubai Ports World’s business transaction … looks bad and smells worse.”
  • Wes Pruden, editor-in-chief of the rightwing cult-owned Washington Times: “Perhaps, as the president seems to suggest, the Arab chiefs of the United Arab Emirates who are bound to their brothers across Arabia by blood, history and religion will prove as reliable as our own English cousins. But counting on their loyalty and friendship being permanent is a risk too far. That’s what the president’s friends are trying to tell him.”
  • George Pataki, governor of New York and 2008 presidential candidate, was also critical of the deal.
  • Bob Erlich, governor of Maryland, criticized Bush’s decision as well

Last week, Republicans on the House committee that investigated Hurricane Katrina, chaired by Rep. Tom Davis of Virginia, were critical of the President’s handling of the disaster.

Last year, the Republican wingnut fringe went ballistic when the president nominated Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court because her idealogical purity was suspect.

Why are Republicans so angry? Why do they hate America so much?

Note: If you come across other instances of Republicans hatin’ on America, please send them to us or leave a comment. (Please include a link back to the source of the quote. )

9 Comments

  • oldgringo
    February 23, 2006 - 6:35 pm | Permalink

    “AH, WHAT FOOLS THESE SHEEPLE BE!”, —No, not Shakespeare! Just plain old ignorant hill billy sayin’ it like it is….
    ….And there don’t no how seem to be any kind of light showin’ on ANY of OUR horizons, neither….So, thanks a lot to our good and “CHRISTIAN” friends of the “EVANGAILICAL RIGHT” and the “BIG OIL” FOLKS THAT SEEM TO OWN THE WHOLE DAMNED THING…..

  • G.C.
    February 24, 2006 - 4:58 pm | Permalink

    According to what I hear from the “true Limbaugh republicans” calling in on C-SPAN about any republicans who dare to question or criticize Bush or any of his policies, they aren’t republicans – they’re “closet liberals,” or worse. There isn’t any room at all for criticism from either side.

  • gonnuts
    February 24, 2006 - 9:12 pm | Permalink

    Please, please let this be bush’s undoing. Combined with the Libby scandal, Iraq falling into civil war, and any number of scandals that are un-raveling, maybe, just maybe the people of this country will wake-up to the fact that this aint a democracy, nor a country “for the people by the people” anymore and hasan’t been for some time. If the whole system has to fall to bring it back to what it should be – let it fall!

  • February 24, 2006 - 9:17 pm | Permalink
  • February 25, 2006 - 12:03 am | Permalink

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    A Skull-&-Boned, Imperial Fetish of Secrecy
    Hazing
    each Pledge of Truth to Death;

    POWER,
    mugging in Calamity’s Mirror–goes irreversibly– without warning– through the Looking Glass, mesmerized; fatally self-absorbed,
    dragging National Honor
    bloody beyond recognition…

  • February 25, 2006 - 12:07 am | Permalink

    …Doo-Buy don’t bother me
    for I belong2 $umbod-ee…

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    No Matter How Careful or Experienced You Are

    “ACCIDENTS DO AND WILL HAPPEN”

    pH o t O

    OF:

    –Harry Whittington–
    Recovering from the Indelible Sting of Bitter Truth

    4different Reasons

    BIGtime / Aye2Aye

    Big Wheel Keeps on Turnin’

    Al Qaeda Agrees With W:

    CLOSE THE PORT DEAL…
    PLEASE!

  • February 25, 2006 - 9:23 am | Permalink

    Oh my. Can you feel the earth move?

    One can’t doubt that the American objective in Iraq has failed. ~~William F. Buckley Jr.

    Leninism was a tragedy in its Bolshevik version, and it has returned as farce when practiced by the United States. ~Francis Fukuyama

    Besides, terrorism is not the only new danger of this era. Another is the administration’s argument that because the president is commander in chief, he is the “sole organ for the nation in foreign affairs.” That non sequitur is refuted by the Constitution’s plain language, which empowers Congress to ratify treaties, declare war, fund and regulate military forces, and make laws “necessary and proper” for the execution of all presidential powers . Those powers do not include deciding that a law – FISA, for example – is somehow exempted from the presidential duty to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed.” ~George Will

  • marty weiss
    February 25, 2006 - 6:20 pm | Permalink

    The only weapons of mass destruction Saddam ever had were sold to him by Rumsfeld and Cheney.
    They approved of his use of poison gas against his own people.
    The Bush policy of bully politics is doomed to create conflict and catastrophe, because that’s where the Bush cohorts are invested.
    Watch the commodity prices, watch gold and silver– every time Osama makes a threat, Bush makes a profit.
    marty weiss
    mexico, mo

  • March 15, 2006 - 8:45 am | Permalink

    The final product of Bush’s war will be his legacy: failure as a president of the people, for the people, by the people, and the closest our country has ever come to being subject to a dictatorship, WWII notwithstanding.

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