Bush the Bad Dad
[Thought I'd reprint this golden oldie (from February 2005). Now that we've got permission to engage in something other than hagiography when we write about Dear Leader.]
I don't know where this Republicans-as-Dad thing comes from, I really don't.
Seems to me like Bush is really the kind of Bad Dad who misses dinner, then reels into the house after having had one or eight too many with his running buddies, then the kids have to wait 'til he passes out on the couch with FOX on really loud before they can tiptoe upstairs.
'Cause if he wakes up, either he'll go all smarmy on you, or start screaming, or demonstrate uber-Dadness by grounding you for stuff that you know he did too, like pot. Even though he lies about it.
And he can't balance the checkbook.
Plus, some of his running buddies are really weird. There's that one guy in fatigues with the bald head who's always asking if you want to learn how to wrestle...
NOTE Of course, the authoritarians are on a Merry-Go-Round Called Denial. Being authoritarians, they are incapable of imagining that Dear Leader is without flaw.
NOTE Originally posted here.