The decider makes way for the ruler
Monday, Nov 10, 2008
Almost eight years ago the incumbent president uttered one of his first Bushisms, a phrase that would crop up again and again during his two terms in office; “If this were a dictatorship, it would be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I’m the dictator.”
In early 2006 Bush delivered perhaps his second most memorable verbal spout by announcing to the world that he was “the decider”.
This weekend president elect Obama became known as “the ruler”.
Valerie Jarrett, Co-Chair of the Obama transition team, appeared on Meet the Press this weekend and used the phrase in describing the working model for the transition between the Bush administration and the new Obama regime.
“Given the daunting challenges that we face, it is important that president elect Obama is prepared to really take power and begin to rule day one,” Jarrett told Tom Brokaw.
“We will be working closely with his [Bush’s] administration, we will be reviewing the agencies now, he will be making key personnel decisions, he gets national security briefings everyday now as well.” she said
Watch the clip:
Clearly Jarrett is not aware that the very foundation of the United States of America consists of a government of the people, by the people, for the people. No one is ruled over and no one does any ruling, unless this is part of the “change” agenda, which already seems to be changing itself .