The Liberal Press continues to sing the praises of Democratic President George W. Bush. It was bad enough four years ago when he won with a minority of the popular vote and we were subjected to endless lectures about the fairness of the Electoral College and how wise the Founders were. Now we keep hearing about the President??¢â???¬â???¢s so-called mandate from the pages of the New York Times, the Washington Post, and others. Each move he makes seems to be greeted with more and more lavish acclaim. Consider some of these recent excerpts from the Establishment Press:
“. . .The Bush Administration has continued its enlightened approach to diversity with the nomination of Dr. Condoleezza Rice as Secretary of State, putting her in line to become the first African-American woman to hold that post. She, of course, would replace Colin Powell, another African-American. The boldness of Bush??¢â???¬â???¢s move is in stark contrast to the low-key nature of the announcement. It??¢â???¬â???¢s almost as if skin color was not a factor in either decision. While the other side talks about inclusion, it has taken a Democratic president to bring reality to the notion that our leaders should be chosen based solely on ability. As the number of women, Hispanics and African-Americans in this administration continues to grow, civil rights groups from around the country have heaped praise on the architect of this new paradigm, George W. Bush. . .”
“. . .Women??¢â???¬â???¢s rights groups from around the world have joined the chorus of those extolling the virtues of the nearly miraculous turnaround of Afghanistan from a barren land of terrorists and thugs in which women were second-and-third-class citizens with virtually no rights, to a budding Democracy which has had its first open election; an election in which women participated freely. Last week??¢â???¬â???¢s voting was the culmination of the bold vision of the administration of Democratic President George W. Bush. It was the support of groups like The National Organization for Women and Amnesty International which helped the President maintain his firm resolve in the face of doubters. . .”
“. . .President George W. Bush today made it clear that next month??¢â???¬â???¢s elections in Iraq will go forward as scheduled despite pockets of terrorist activity in the country. As military experts continue to express amazement at the speed and success of the operation, freedom-loving people around the world are awaiting the balloting with hopes that the Iraqi experience will hasten the spread of Democracy through a part of the world that has long resisted that kind of freedom. . .”
Okay, okay, that??¢â???¬â???¢s enough! Sure, things are going well on so many fronts. The economy has recovered from the terrible jolt of 9/11, our national spirit has grown as administration policies have helped thwart other serious attacks on our soil, and we??¢â???¬â???¢re moving forward in such important areas as education and Social Security. But the Liberal Press needs to stop fawning over this man. I realize he is ??¢â???¬?????one of their own??¢â???¬ , but it??¢â???¬â???¢s getting almost embarrassing. It also makes me wonder whether W, as they know him affectionately, would be getting this same kind of glorification if he were a Republican.