Arlington, VA August 10, 2013
Once again, during the past week, on both his 'performance' with Jay Leno, and his rushed news conference, before he sped off to another expensive vacation at the public expense, it was time to bash George W. Bush for the failings of the Obama Administration.
The man has been president nearly six years, and running for the office constantly for nearly eight years. He doesn't know the election is over. During all that time, and over a plethora of problems, scandals, and other nonsense he calls his administration, the only constant--other than meticulous attention to keeping none of his campaign promises from either campaign-- has been his effort to continue whistlestop campaigning in lieu of leading the Nation when we need it the most. Even more common is his continuing bashing of George Bush for virtually everything transpiring in the country.
Just look at his record. The economy is a continuing disaster; employment is still at historic highs, with over 10% of the population either unemployed, or marginally employed; the largest number of people in history are on public welfare; and the rest of the world looks at us as abject failures. Of course, all of this "W"'s fault, not Barack Hussein's.
During his reign, we lost an ambassador and part of that man's staff, while Obama was rushing to his fundraising events in Las Vegas. Later his Secretary of State, Hillary CLinton testified it 'didn't matter' and we were supposed to believe it simply because Hillary said so. We lost Border agents to guns his administration allowed to be shipped in bulk to Mexico with no effective supervision, and then his Justice Department tried as best they could to hide it, deny it, and obstruct the investigations. For the first time in our history, a sitting Attoreny-General was found in Contempt of Congress. of course everything to do with Fast and Furious was Bush's fault.
Not satisfied, the next step was to have the IRS start to stifle, obstruct, and deny tax exempt status for the conservative groups who disagreed with the Administration; denying any involvement of other than 'a few rogue agents' in Cincinnati. When that provied to be a lie, they simply changed their tune, and started to say that the White House was not involved. Of course the White House was involved--at least to the extent that they put some of their hacks in the IRS, one of who decided to take the Fifth Amendment when she was found out, and did their best to inhibit the investigation, while deriding the Congress for doing their duty as overseers of the Federal finances.
Then, of course, there is the slowly moving, but inexorable disaster of Obamacare looming over the next few years. Obama and his administration managed to alienate most of the religious leaders, cast aspersions on religion itself, and started the process that will inevitably bring virtually everyone (Except of course the Congress, and the politicals) into Obamacare, or else. The cost figures for that program are steadily incresasing, far beyond his own estimates, and the insurance companies are doing exactly what was expected--reduce the quality of plans, the benefits paid, and the ease of using your own doctor--to provide a program no one likes, will provide to be impossible to administer without a huge bureaucracy, and will eventually drive even more poeple into public welfare. They wrote the bill, which the Congress approved without reading it, and only they knew what steps to take to assure their future profits, while the rest of the Nation siffered with lousy or no health care.
Finally, there is a debacle of the international standing of the US. Under Obama, the NSA and the other intelligence agencies have vastly expanded the reach of those agencies to seek and receive billions of bits of data--just because they claim they might need it to chase terrorists. They claim to have foiled 54 plots, using the data, but, of course, they can't tell us about them for National Security reasons. Europe is insulted that their meetings have been eavesdropped on by our intelligence people; we are surreptitiously collecting data without their consent, and, even if only part of the information divulged by Snowden is correct, under Obama his administtration is hiding under secret court decisions, executive orders, and other regulations which have drastically cut into our freedoms guaranteed by the US Consitution. Even here Bush is responsible. The Patriot Act, passed after the terrorists Attacks in New York and Washington, has been drastically increased under Obama, but it's Bush's faults for getting the original law con the books.
His answer to all of this is to sit smugly on the Leno Show, the View, and other liberal media outlets and joke about what should be very serious responsibilities. The sad thing is it took a lot of citizens to elect this guy, so I guess the American Public deserves what it gets.