Monday, January 16, 2006

Bush - incompetent or evil?

Conservatives generally hate for the government to help anybody out. They prefer to let God, in the case of religious conservatives, or Darwinian survival of the fittest in the case of the libertarians handle all problems.

So George W. Bush is their perfect president. By his utter incompetence he has ensured that government assistance is doomed to failure.

The real question about George W. Bush is, is he sincerely incompetent, or evil and just trying to look incompetent, or some combination of both?

As Paul Krugman notes today:

It's widely expected that President Bush will talk a lot about health care in his State of the Union address. He probably won't boast about his prescription drug plan, whose debut has been a Katrina-like saga of confusion and incompetence. But he probably will tout proposals for so-called "consumer driven" health care.

So it's important to realize that the administration's idea of health care reform is to take what's wrong with our system and make it worse.

And the question about Bush supporters is - are they stupid, evil, or both?