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Great op-ed: It’s all Bush’s fault!

by Bob in Breckenridge ( 64 Comments › )
Filed under Barack Obama, Democratic Party, Economy, Elections, Health Care, Misery Index, Politics, Progressives at May 29th, 2010 - 5:30 pm

Here’s a great op-ed by Chuck Green, a life-long democrat who writes a column for the Aurora (Colorado) Sentinel…

By CHUCK GREEN

Barack Obama is setting a record-setting number of records during his first year in office.

Largest budget ever. Largest deficit ever. Largest number of broken promises ever. Most self-serving speeches ever. Largest number of agenda-setting failures ever. Fastest dive in popularity ever.

Wow. Talk about change.

Just one year ago, fresh from his inauguration celebrations, President Obama was flying high. After one of the nation’s most inspiring political campaigns, the election of America ’s first black president had captured the hopes and dreams of millions. To his devout followers, it was inconceivable that a year later his administration would be gripped in self-imposed crisis.

Of course, they don’t see it as self imposed. It’s all George Bush’s fault.

George Bush, who doesn’t have a vote in Congress and who no longer occupies the White House, is to blame for it all.

He broke Obama’s promise to put all bills on the White House web site for five days before signing them.

He broke Obama’s promise to have the congressional health care negotiations broadcast live on C-SPAN.

He broke Obama’s promise to end earmarks.

He broke Obama’s promise to keep unemployment from rising above 8 percent.

He broke Obama’s promise to close the detention center at Guantanamo in the first year.

He broke Obama’s promise to make peace with direct, no pre-condition talks with America ’s most hate-filled enemies during his first year in office, ushering in a new era of global cooperation.

He broke Obama’s promise to end the hiring of former lobbyists into high White House jobs.

He broke Obama’s promise to end no-compete contracts with the government.

He broke Obama’s promise to disclose the names of all attendees at closed White House meetings.

He broke Obama’s promise for a new era of bipartisan cooperation in all matters.

He broke Obama’s promise to have chosen a home church to attend Sunday services with his family by Easter of last year.

Yes, it’s all George Bush’s fault. President Obama is nothing more than a puppet in the never-ending, failed Bush administration.

If only George Bush wasn’t still in charge, all of President Obama’s problems would be solved. His promises would have been kept, the economy would be back on track, Iran would have stopped its work on developing a nuclear bomb and would be negotiating a peace treaty with Israel , North Korea would have ended its tyrannical regime, and integrity would have been restored to the federal government.

Read the rest here, it’s well worth it!

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64 Responses to “Great op-ed: It’s all Bush’s fault!”
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  1. 1 | May 29, 2010 5:38 pm

    They blame Bush for all their ills. ALthough he is gone, he’s their favorite bogey man.


  2. mjazz
    2 | May 29, 2010 5:39 pm

    Obama is incompetent.


  3. snork
    3 | May 29, 2010 5:39 pm

    At least the planet is cooling. How many points does he get for that?


  4. MrPaulRevere
    4 | May 29, 2010 5:41 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    They blame Bush for all their ills. ALthough he is gone, he’s their favorite bogey man.

    Obama fancies himself as the reincarnation of FDR, which of course requires a Herbert Hoover. They will never, ever stop blaming Bush. It’s a cold political strategy that even they know is BS.


  5. mjazz
    5 | May 29, 2010 5:42 pm

    He treats Netanyahu like crap and then throws a big bash for Calderone.


  6. mjazz
    6 | May 29, 2010 5:45 pm

    The whole world knew about Birnbaum’s resignation/firing except him.


  7. RIX
    7 | May 29, 2010 5:47 pm

    Obama said a lot of disturbing things before , during and after the Campaign.
    Two stand out in my mind,

    “[T]his was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal . . .” -Barack Obama, June 4, 2008 in a speech after on his receiving enough delegate votes to clinch the Democrat nomination for President”

    “We are the ones that we have waited for.”

    This is a pure Messianic complex & should have scared everybody.


  8. mjazz
    8 | May 29, 2010 5:48 pm

    I can’t figure out why the nations didn’t drop their weapons and make peace when he threw Israel under the bus./


  9. snork
    9 | May 29, 2010 5:49 pm

    Excuse me for donning my tinfoil hat, but I’m not completely convinced that Hilary has ridden off in the sunset. I can imagine about this time two years from now, her suddenly resigning as SoS (is she hadn’t already) and challenging him for the donkey nomination. Seriously, I don’t think Obama has the brains to fook this many things up this badly. This has got Bill’s fingerprints on it.


  10. 10 | May 29, 2010 5:50 pm

    At least the planet is cooling. How many points does he get for that?

    Now we are just missing the water level receding.


  11. 11 | May 29, 2010 5:53 pm

    Rush Limbaugh described Obama best: he’s the world’s biggest 13-year old.


  12. MrPaulRevere
    12 | May 29, 2010 5:53 pm

    Hey Rodan, did you see this? It’s our old buddy Barrett Brown: http://www.theblogmocracy.com/2010/05/29/a-leftist-calls-into-the-savage-nation/#comment-379440


  13. snork
    13 | May 29, 2010 5:55 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    Now we are just missing the water level receding.

    It’s going to be years before we reliably know what’s going on in that dept. There are going to be some very, very pissed off donkey-supporting waterfront property owners if the tide goes out too far.


  14. MrPaulRevere
    14 | May 29, 2010 5:56 pm

    @ Morgan:
    Sigh….I sure miss these guys, no adolescents among them: http://joestcharles.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/.pond/goldwater_reagan_buckley.jpg.w560h449.jpg


  15. mjazz
    15 | May 29, 2010 5:57 pm

    At least he was on top of the Gulf oil leak./
    You know, he addressed it real… right away he… he is aware of what is going down, ya know.


  16. 16 | May 29, 2010 5:59 pm

    @ snork:

    If Obama’s approval remains in the 40′s in 2012, expect to see a challenge from Howard Dean or Hillary.


  17. 17 | May 29, 2010 5:59 pm

    @ MrPaulRevere:

    The picture or pictures didn’t appear.


  18. 18 | May 29, 2010 5:59 pm

    @ MrPaulRevere:

    H aha ha, Let me listen.


  19. 19 | May 29, 2010 6:01 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ snork:
    If Obama’s approval remains in the 40’s in 2012, expect to see a challenge from Howard Dean or Hillary.

    That I’d like to see. Sounds like a remake of 1980, with Jerry Brown and Ted Kennedy seriously challenging Jimmy Carter for the Democrat nomination.


  20. texasam7
    20 | May 29, 2010 6:03 pm

    What scares me is the the number of “webshauns” (who, in the comments, thinks President Obama is “down-to-earth”)who will still run through brick walls to get the president re-elected.


  21. MrPaulRevere
    21 | May 29, 2010 6:05 pm

    Morgan wrote:

    @ MrPaulRevere:
    The picture or pictures didn’t appear.

    Click the first image you find here: http://www.google.com/images?q=reagan%20buckley%20goldwater&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=og&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wi


  22. RIX
    22 | May 29, 2010 6:06 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ snork:
    If Obama’s approval remains in the 40’s in 2012, expect to see a challenge from Howard Dean or Hillary.

    This time Hillary will be even more ruthless. She will paint Obama
    as anti- Israel, with truth to it.
    I don’t want her to line up Jewish support, I want to see it go to
    the Republicans


  23. 23 | May 29, 2010 6:07 pm

    @ MrPaulRevere:

    Much thanks, and you’re right, not a adolescent among them.


  24. Macker
    24 | May 29, 2010 6:10 pm

    Just from the excerpt, I am laughing my ass off that they still do this.


  25. mjazz
    25 | May 29, 2010 6:14 pm

    @ RIX:
    I’m wondering if the flotilla to Gaza may be attempting to bring in weapons. Hamas might attack Israel at the same time as Hezbollah. Who knows what Fatah might do. This might take place before 2012.


  26. RIX
    26 | May 29, 2010 6:18 pm

    mjazz
    25 | May 29, 2010 18:14

    @ RIX:
    I’m wondering if the flotilla to Gaza may be attempting to bring in weapons

    If I have this right, there is state sponsorship, Greece , Turkey etc.
    Much worse than just a group of Lefties.


  27. snork
    27 | May 29, 2010 6:19 pm

    Morgan wrote:

    That I’d like to see. Sounds like a remake of 1980, with Jerry Brown and Ted Kennedy seriously challenging Jimmy Carter for the Democrat nomination.

    Don’t misunderestimate Hilary. She’s got connections.


  28. mjazz
    28 | May 29, 2010 6:19 pm

    Of course, by 2012, God forbid, a mohammedan may successfully stage a terror attack in the US.


  29. yenta-fada
    29 | May 29, 2010 6:20 pm

    The message that I am getting from this fiasco in the Gulf is that (I’ve said it before), we are on our own. We are not getting the government we pay for. President fund raiser was probably talked into showing up in Louisiana to score political points. That’s the only language he understands. Besides self-pity, of course. Beta male prez is an elitist. Period. The elitists are looking after themselves.


  30. 30 | May 29, 2010 6:21 pm

    @ mjazz:

    Netanyahu wasn’t going to call for more gun control in America. Calderone would. Obama might be more kindly inclined to the Israelis if they were to help him forward his domestic authoritarian aims. Then again, maybe not. They are, after all, Jews, and the “holy” Koran has a lot to say about them.


  31. MrPaulRevere
    31 | May 29, 2010 6:21 pm

    Speaking of Democrat idiots…:

    Mayor Richard Daley refused to say today whether an 80-year-old Army veteran who shot and killed an intruder will be charged under the city’s handgun ban…

    The homeowner was asleep with his 83-year-old wife and 12-year-old great-grandson when Anthony Nelson — a parolee with a record of drug and gun arrests — tried breaking into their East Garfield Park home, police say.

    Nelson died from a gunshot wound to the chest….The homeowner told investigators that Nelson fired twice before he fired back…

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/guns-is-not-the-answer-mayor-daley-says-after-gun-saves-elderly-couple-95132294.html


  32. mjazz
    32 | May 29, 2010 6:25 pm

    @ RIX:
    You’re right, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Sweden and Ireland. Given that tons of food and medical supplies have been entering Gaza, the whole spectacle looks bizarre.


  33. mjazz
    33 | May 29, 2010 6:27 pm

    @ snork:
    misunderestimate -- I think you just coined a new word.


  34. RIX
    34 | May 29, 2010 6:29 pm

    @ MrPaulRevere:
    Richie Daley is a world class idiot.

    “If I put this up your butt, you’ll find out how effective it is,” Mayor Daley said as he picked up a rifle with a bayonet and answered a reporter who questioned the effectiveness of the city’s gun ban.

    CBS


  35. RIX
    35 | May 29, 2010 6:30 pm

    mjazz wrote:

    @ RIX:
    You’re right, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Sweden and Ireland. Given that tons of food and medical supplies have been entering Gaza, the whole spectacle looks bizarre.

    Very disappointing. What in the world could get Greece & Turkey to cooperate?


  36. RIX
    36 | May 29, 2010 6:31 pm

    Dinner, see you later.


  37. 37 | May 29, 2010 6:31 pm

    @ MrPaulRevere:

    I hope that the Supreme Court Justices all read that story. They aren’t isolated from the world completely. That story is exactly the perfect example of why gun control is nothing but the criminals friend, and how it turns honest citizens into criminals by criminalizing their God-given rights. I am eagerly anticipating the decision in McDonald.


  38. yenta-fada
    38 | May 29, 2010 6:33 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    President fund raiser divides the world into to parts: Good for Me and Not good for Me. Anything and anyone can switch from one category to the other depending on where the hot air is blowing.


  39. yenta-fada
    39 | May 29, 2010 6:34 pm

    PIMF “into TWO parts”


  40. mjazz
    40 | May 29, 2010 6:39 pm

    @ MrPaulRevere:
    “Guns is not the answer” ?
    what school he gone to?


  41. 41 | May 29, 2010 6:42 pm

    @ MrPaulRevere:
    Guns may very well not be the answer, as Mayor Daley pontificates, but they very much are the solution to a lot of the world’s evils. The Army Vet in the story saved the tax payers a ton of money that would have been wasted in another trial and lengthy incarceration for this scumbag.


  42. yenta-fada
    42 | May 29, 2010 6:42 pm

    mjazz wrote:

    @ MrPaulRevere:
    “Guns is not the answer” ?
    what school he gone to?

    He’s got a PhD. “Papa has dough” Or,in this case “Papa has Da political machine of Chi town”.


  43. 43 | May 29, 2010 6:43 pm

    mjazz wrote:

    “Guns is not the answer” ?
    what school he gone to?

    Liberal/Progressive infested and run schools, obviously.


  44. snork
    44 | May 29, 2010 6:43 pm

    @ mjazz:
    That’s a famous Bushism.


  45. yenta-fada
    45 | May 29, 2010 6:44 pm

    FurryOldGuyJeans wrote:

    @ MrPaulRevere:
    Guns may very well not be the answer, as Mayor Daley pontificates, but they very much are the solution to a lot of the world’s evils. The Army Vet in the story saved the tax payers a ton of money that would have been wasted in another trial and lengthy incarceration for this scumbag.

    I love it when you talk like that. :-)


  46. huckfunn
    47 | May 29, 2010 7:02 pm

    MrPaulRevere wrote:

    Speaking of Democrat idiots…:
    Mayor Richard Daley refused to say today whether an 80-year-old Army veteran who shot and killed an intruder will be charged under the city’s handgun ban…
    The homeowner was asleep with his 83-year-old wife and 12-year-old great-grandson when Anthony Nelson — a parolee with a record of drug and gun arrests — tried breaking into their East Garfield Park home, police say.

    Nelson died from a gunshot wound to the chest….The homeowner told investigators that Nelson fired twice before he fired back…

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/guns-is-not-the-answer-mayor-daley-says-after-gun-saves-elderly-couple-95132294.html

    There’s a great blog site called the The Armed Citizen that has continuing stories of people defending themselves or their property with firearms. It includes the story that you linked to.


  47. mjazz
    48 | May 29, 2010 7:04 pm

    @ huckfunn:
    Awesome link, thanks!


  48. huckfunn
    49 | May 29, 2010 7:06 pm

    @ mjazz:
    I love it when the good guys and gals win for a change.


  49. 50 | May 29, 2010 7:10 pm

    Dennis Hooper died. He was 74.


  50. MrPaulRevere
    51 | May 29, 2010 7:12 pm

    @ FurryOldGuyJeans:

    Guns may very well not be the answer

    Well, that depends on the question, no? ;)


  51. huckfunn
    52 | May 29, 2010 7:14 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    Dennis Hooper died. He was 74.

    I saw that. He was one of kind. One of my favorite Hopper films was when he played a wacked out revolutionary and switched identities with the FBI agent who was sent to arrest him. Hilarious but I don’t remember the name of the flick.


  52. Xeon
    53 | May 29, 2010 7:15 pm

    @ huckfunn:

    Flashback


  53. 54 | May 29, 2010 7:15 pm

    Imagine is a Conservative said this .

    HBO’s Bill Maher: “I thought when we elected a black president, we were going to get a black president. You know, this [BP oil spill] is where I want a real black president. I want him in a meeting with the BP CEOs, you know, where he lifts up his shirt where you can see the gun in his pants. That’s — (in black man voice) we’ve got a ‘motherfu**ing problem here?’ Shoot somebody in the foot.”


  54. The Osprey
    55 | May 29, 2010 7:16 pm

    MrPaulRevere wrote:

    Hey Rodan, did you see this? It’s our old buddy Barrett Brown: http://www.theblogmocracy.com/2010/05/29/a-leftist-calls-into-the-savage-nation/#comment-379440

    What a pompous sounding twit.


  55. huckfunn
    56 | May 29, 2010 7:16 pm

    Xeon wrote:

    @ huckfunn:

    Flashback

    How could I forget that? :wink:


  56. mjazz
    57 | May 29, 2010 7:20 pm

    The comments here on the Chicago shooting all support the homeowner.
    Gee, are they all right-wing teabaggers?


  57. huckfunn
    58 | May 29, 2010 7:21 pm

    Remember; Everything Bad That Happens Is All Bush’s Fault!


  58. MrPaulRevere
    59 | May 29, 2010 7:22 pm

    @ The Osprey:
    Rachel Maddow has a thicker neck than that tool Barrett Brown, and probably other bigger body parts as well.


  59. MrPaulRevere
    60 | May 29, 2010 7:23 pm

    @ Rodan:
    I really, seriously despise Bill Maher, and I rarely personalize these things.


  60. mjazz
    61 | May 29, 2010 7:23 pm

    @ Rodan:
    What a racist stereotype.
    He should apologize.


  61. huckfunn
    62 | May 29, 2010 7:26 pm

    mjazz wrote:

    The comments here on the Chicago shooting all support the homeowner.
    Gee, are they all right-wing teabaggers?

    Bitter-clinger-raciphobes, no doubt. (Almost said clitter-binger, but I’m glad I didn’t)


  62. 63 | May 29, 2010 7:30 pm

    @ The Osprey:

    Hey look at Diary of Daedalus!


  63. Dolphin
    64 | May 29, 2010 7:38 pm

    Bill Maher, George Lopez, the cackling girls of the view, Oprah.. really, what gives their opinion any more weight than anyone else here? I refuse to listen to any of them. For that matter, I rarely listen to Rush, Hannity or Beck (I do watch Beck’s show). I find that reading this blog and a very few others and making up my own mind how I feel about a given subject, I am rarely wrong when the whole story/facts eventually come out. I also balance these actions out with a lot of research and reading. I find it very gratifying, which is pleasant and rewarding in and of itself.


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