Never lower your head to someone
that possesses a lethal uppercut
Bush has suffered the insults of arrogant Southpaws as long as he's been winning elections. In fact, some might say, Jr. WINS elections because of the sympathy his verbal lashings beget both from Repubs and moderate Dems. Like Reagan before him, W has learned how to handle the insults and turn them into his advantage. Unlike Ronnie, Bush can't out-charm, out-banter, or out story-tell his degraders.
Bush is now the master of the kind of political rope-a-dope that would have Ali jealous. Mohammed only used it once. Bush has made a career of it. Most amazing is that Libs fall for it time after time after time. And I thought they were the smart ones! Silly me!
Bush, a sportsman, must have paid close attention to Mohammed Ali's Rumble in the Jungle against the seemingly unbeatable Foreman. George had the most lethal punch of his day and was about 10 years younger than the Butterfly.
Ali lay back on loose ropes of in the middle of the sweltering African night. George, with the instinct of a lion (they were right in the neighborhood) cornering a rabbit with a broken foot, punched and punched, flailing away at what he saw as easy pickings.
Many were concerned that Ali was taking such a beating to his body that he wouldn't survive. But with an instinct on a different survival level of big bad George, Ali sensed that the lug was tiring. He got off the ropes in the 7th and thumped the future cooking machine mogul right out of boxing for the next ten years.
You may think you're a step ahead, but
that'sonly because Bush is about to lap you.
Bush has served as the official enigma of the Demos and much of the rest of the world. They believe he is the dumbest most detestable person on the face of their Earth. They despise him 10 times more than Osama and Hussein combined.
Why? Beats me! Seems to me he's a likable enough chap. He bends over backwards to be nice to the most virulent of his critics, Teddy "Glub Glub" Kennedy, and Bill "The Impeached" Clinton. I can only speculate that Libs:
1. After the enormous whoppers Bill and Hillary told, have a need to find an equivalent liar on the other side.
2. They have a bad case of impeachment envy.
False leaders lose themselves in minutia
As I see it, there is widespread misunderstanding of what characteristics make for a good president.
Take Carter and Clinton and compare their styles to Bush. Both of the above were hands on (some might say hands all over) individuals. They submerged themselves in details. Clinton immersed himself in interns. Clinton doubled his problem by being so enthralled with polls, he lost all focus on his duty to protect America, by not going after Osama the ten times he was offered up.
Carter, to this day, has no clue on what he should have done as commander in chief when Iran kidnapped our Embassy staff in 1979.
Bush, on the other hand, admittedly no brain surgeon, had an innate and remarkable instinct for what America's place in the world ought to be. He left details for subordinates and focused on big picture world-wide issues. There WERE errors made, but Bush didn't lose his vision or resolve. Dubya knew how to handle friends and enemies. He also expected some of his moves to be unpopular and didn't feel it worthy of his time to defend himself. He was dead wrong about the latter, but the delay, was misinterpreted as weakness by Libs.
Bush put himself on the ropes…again.
Democrats have compared the divergent styles and have determined, despite the facts, a president must seem to be busy in detailed labor in order to be effective. This is my understanding of why they hate Bush so much.
W's effective without Democrats delusions of leadership, and they simply can't or won't get over it.
Bush never had to do much but lie on the ropes, and let the Demos pummel him. His refusal to punch back seemed to fuel Demo's to arrogance. They took positions they might not have taken, the most incomprehensible of all being their yellow streak on Iraq.
Seems Bush came off the ropes at just the right time. With four quick jabs to the schnoz (Speeches) and a press conference (big uppercut); he has the Demos reeling all over the ring.
If Bush could run again, he'd win by a landslide.
Dems should remember, when you're on your last string, start a new rope.