Obama is victim of Bush's failed promises, by Chuck Green

Diane - posted on 06/05/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )




Gotta love this article about the failures of Barack Obama and his administration.

Obama is victim of Bush's failed promises, 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 precondition 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.

Oh, and did I mention what it would be like if the Democrats. under the leadership of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, didn't have the heavy yoke of George Bush around their necks? There would be no ear marks, no closed-door drafting of bills, no increase in deficit spending, no special-interest influence (unions), no vote buying (Nebraska, Louisiana).

If only George Bush wasn't still in charge, we'd have real change by now.

All the broken promises, all the failed legislation and delay (health care reform, immigration reform) is not President Obama's fault or the fault of the Democrat-controlled Congress. It's all George Bush's fault.

Take for example the decision of Eric Holder, the president's attorney general, to hold terrorists' trials in New York City. Or his decision to try the Christmas Day underpants bomber as a civilian.

Two disastrous decisions.

Certainly those were bad judgments based on poor advice from George Bush.

Need more proof?

You might recall that when Scott Brown won last month's election to the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts, capturing "the Ted Kennedy seat," President Obama said that Brown's victory was the result of the same voter anger that propelled Obama into office in 2008. People were still angry about George Bush and the policies of the past 10 years. and they wanted change.

Yes, according to the president, the voter rebellion in Massachusetts last month was George Bush's fault.

Therefore, in retaliation, they elected a Republican to the Ted Kennedy seat, ending a half-century of domination by Democrats.
It is all George Bush's fault.

Will the failed administration of George Bush ever end, and the time for hope and change ever arrive?

Will President Obama ever accept responsibility for something... – anything?



Johnny - posted on 06/05/2010




Perhaps the media pundits blame W for many of these problems, and rightly so, but Obama doesn't seem to be shirking responsibility as suggested. Despite the witty, if highly inaccurate, final comment of this inane article, "Will President Obama ever accept responsibility for something... – anything?" Obama's own words suggest quite a different story.

President Obama on the Gulf oil spill:

'In case you were wondering who's responsible, I take responsibility,' he said at a news conference ahead of a visit to Louisiana today. 'It is my job to make sure that everything is done to shut this down.'

Obama on the economic crisis:

"It's a job I gladly accept," he said to applause. "I love these folks who helped get us in this mess. And then suddenly say, 'Oh, this is Obama's economy.' That's fine. Give it to me. My job is to solve problems -- not to stand on the sidelines and carp and gripe. So I welcome the job. I want the responsibility."

Obama on the AIG bonus debacle:

"Washington is all in a tizzy and everybody is pointing fingers at each other and saying it's their fault, the Democrats' fault, the Republicans' fault," he said at a town hall meeting Wednesday. "Listen, I'll take responsibility. I'm the President."

That sounds like he is accepting, "responsibility for something....-anything" to me. In fact, like a President should, he is willing to accept responsibility for problems he did not have any hand in creating. Perhaps if Bush had done that, your country wouldn't be facing many of its current issues. If he had responded to the illegal immigration crisis at any point during his 8 year term, things might not be so bad now. But of course, it's all the fault of the crazy "socialist": http://www.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/04/14/O...

ME - posted on 06/05/2010




This guy said it himself, the president doesn't have a vote in congress; he cannot do everything by himself! He certainly isn't the one who is keeping the anti-bipartisanship going in DC...the party of "NO" has got that one covered!!!

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ME - posted on 06/06/2010




Nice Carol...Thanks...I must say, I don't hear him shirking responsibility either! Of course...I only watch independent news...Not much spin there...Taking responsibility and SOLVING the problems are two different things tho...and I think the problem with the Conservatives (because rational republicans seem to understand that the issues left by the Bush administration were difficult ones) is that they expected him to solve ALL of the worst crises in every imaginable area of governance overnight, and when he couldn't do the impossible, they got irrationally angry about it!

Diane - posted on 06/05/2010




And all the broken promises......you know Mary his campaign promises......I WILL BRING ALL THE TROOPS HOME, IT IS AN UNJUST WAR...I WILL END IT. He has done nothing but fund and send more troops over.

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