President Bush: My Constituents are the Enemy

Friday, July 13, 2007 at 12:43 PM

The liberal blog Political Fretwork noticed something funny about President Bush's press conference yesterday that has escaped the attention of the media: The president called the insurgents in Iraq his constituents.

... there's a lot of constituencies in this fight -- clearly the American people, who are paying for this, is the major constituency. ...

A second constituency is the military. ...

A third constituency that matters to me a lot is military families. ...

Another constituency group that is important for me to talk to is the Iraqis. ...

And, finally, another constituency is the enemy, who are wondering whether or not America has got the resolve and the determination to stay after them.

The term "constituents" refers to the people served by a politician -- the voters who put Bush in office and keep him there. Although this is clearly an example of the president's seven-year assault on the English language, Fretwork points out that the insurgents in Iraq must be happy with the constituent services they've received under this president.

How many of the enemy would vote to impeach George Bush? I'm betting the minority. He is the best recruiting agent they have.

Comments

I can see Jon Stewart having a field day with this.

Although this is clearly an example of the president's seven-year assault on the English language

I agree RCADE, he also tortured the language during the same press conference to make it sound like we were fighting "Dawn of the Dead"-like Zombies of the 9/11 al-quada hijackers in Iraq by saying "The same folks that are bombing innocent people in Iraq were the ones who attacked us in America on September the 11th"

I would support this president unreservedly if he did something to address the zombie menace.

Hey, Shlub obviously represents those who voted him in! Does such imply that 26 percent of this nation are illiterate dumbasses?

"Curiouser and curiouser....."

What is not comprehensible is that after his wholesale massacre of the English language the British are still friendly with him. Its understandable that they forgave the Americans for defeating them twice but it seems that he is not only waging war against Iraq but also the English language. As a Frenchman it is difficult for me to understand how he can be forgiven for his assault on English.

He should cultivate this last remaining Rackee constituency he has. He'll have to convert to Islam, but why not? - He's done all he can to start & encourage their jihad. Might get him impeached over here, but hey! There's always Cheney. He could explain the thick jacket as a super-powerful pacemaker.

PS: Would the Secret Cervix tackle you if you're in the same 7-11 as cheney, and you dial the microwave all the way up? Would that be prosecutable? Why not? Just something to think about.

I always get a boost out of those who vilify others for their handicaps, spelling, or grammar. It is so obviously a huge misdirection from anything valid concerning our national interests.

Then, of course, turn-around and moan about how unfeeling and vicious those people who mock anyone of your partisan gang's leadership for any of their human faults!

How suave those on the Left were who defended Truman's stature when it was made fun of by the Right! How unconscious the Left is when they mock Southern idiom, grammar, and accent (oh-oh, and the occasional juxtaposition of words)!

Limbaugh makes fun of Hillary's practice of speaking-down to her audience(s) and using an accent they favor; patronizing them; and the Left shake their heads and discuss the need to muzzle "political" speech. However ... and WOW! ... many of you can't wait to chime in, "democratically", to revile Bush for a slip of the tongue!

"The term "constituents" refers to the people served by a politician ..."

Yeah, at about the 4th level of definition:

constituent Pronunciation[kuhn-stich-oo-uhnt] Pronunciation
adjective

1. serving to compose or make up a thing; component: the constituent parts of a motor.

2. having power to frame or alter a political constitution or fundamental law, as distinguished from lawmaking power: a constituent assembly.

noun 3. a constituent element, material, etc.; component.
4. a person who authorizes another to act in his or her behalf, as a voter in a district represented by an elected official.

5. Grammar. an element considered as part of a construction.

Here is another definition for you:

picayunePronunciation[pik-ee-yoon, pik-uh-] Pronunciation
adjective

1. of little value or account; small; trifling: a picayune amount.

2. petty, carping, or prejudiced: I didn't want to seem picayune by criticizing.

noun 3. (formerly, in Louisiana, Florida, etc.) a coin equal to half a Spanish real.

4. any small coin, as a five-cent piece.

5. Informal. an insignificant person or thing.

"A little slip of the tongue....no big deal.", you neocruds whimper.

Okay, fine:

July 28, 1945, a few days after the Potsdam accord was issued, PM Suzuki was asked, at a press conference, what the cabinet's position was on this accord:

"We mokusatsu it."

"What the hell does that mean?", Truman asked his aides.

The literal translation of mokusatsu is "kill" and "silent", eg, "to kill with silence." An obscure and old Japanese term, usually used to indicate that when someone makes a glaring faux pas, that person, to save grace, is cheerfully ignored, to pretend such was never said.

However, many words take on different meanings with time. What Suzuki really meant? "We're waiting on a better offer. We're smoking it over, we'll get back to you later."

Truman did not know this. He felt mokusatsu meant "America can go eff itself." The Enola Gay rolled off Tinian a few days later, carrying the 10,000 lb warhead.

One word. A badly chosen word at that. See our point here, frat boy/girl? Thought so. Now, go study "constituent" again.

I'm not sure I understand? Are you arguing that the term 'constituent/constituency' can only mean those who are being represented politically? Are you saying that it is incorrect to say, "The constituents of an omelet are broken eggs, among others parts," and that this would be misunderstood and mocked for being wrong?

Or, maybe you are inferring that Bush uttered some foreign word that you automatically failed to understand? No, that couldn't be it?!?

It is always amusing to see the Democrats try to justify their efforts to spin something like this into a huge lie. You all purposefully play ignorant, in order to do so. Indeed, you have to pretend that you didn't understand the definition I posted, and literally lie in order to make it into a mistake that is somehow dangerous because, "By golly, Truman was confused by a foreign word and so are WE, even though it has been explained to us!"

What a tangled web ...