…the humility and the grace to be ashamed of yourself…

Citizen Harry Taylor to Bush this morning in Charlotte:

“I feel like despite your rhetoric, that compassion and common sense have been left far behind during your administration,” Taylor said, standing in a balcony seat and looking down at Bush on stage. “And I would hope from time to time that you have the humility and grace to be ashamed of yourself.”

I’m sure Bush’s advance team is going to catch some hell over this ;-)!

Via Bora.






One response to “…the humility and the grace to be ashamed of yourself…”

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    The most significant thing about Harry Taylor’s comments at a George Bush function is the fact that it is thought significant.

    Lyndon Johnson saw and heard a lot of criticism during his appearances and travels. Presidents since Lyndon Johnson have also been made aware of criticism.

    Other Presidents have addressed meetings in which people voiced displeasure. This was the incumbent President’s opportunity to explain a decision or to convert somebody.

    Bush, however, only preaches to the choir. His audiences are screened so that the whole audience consists of Bush supporters in a big cocoon.

    He ignores those not already converted. During his second campaign the American Federation of Government Employees sent a questionnaire to Bush and Kerry, planning to print their responses in a federal employee newsletter. George Bush didn’t bother responding.

    Protestors are kept blocks away from travel routes and meeting sites and are never seen by the President.

    I have always voted Republican except for when Richard Nixon ran and won and when George W. ran the second time. George W. Bush and Dick Cheney are not conservatives. They are fascists who appear to want to replace the Supreme Court and the Congress with a Board of Directors.

    I salute Harry Taylor.

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