It’s important we don’t forget about George Bush Jr. and the subsequent catastrophe that is still occurring from those eight years in office. He is ‘holed-up’ in his Texas bunker (source), writing his memoir, and the Republicans don’t want much to do with him, but he is still their leader, and they will continue the eight Bush years if they gain power in Washington.
Barack Obama isn’t perfect, but he isn’t the reason for 15 million out-of-work Americans. What the president inherited in 2008 was a nightmare. Any president, Obama or otherwise, would have walked into that trap.
I’m not a raging liberal, and I won’t say Bill Clinton was the answer to the nation’s problems-this country has been bought and sold at an egregious rate for the past forty plus years-but Clinton didn’t lead the country directly onto the path of peril.
George Bush Jr. did. Two completely unnecessary wars which are still costing this nation billions; tax cuts for the wealthiest one percent of Americans, which was supposed to trickle down to you, the average American, but still hasn’t (we’re waiting…), and instead has led to trillions in national deficit
(and if you respond that Obama had more to do with dropping this nation into all-time record debt, then you’re forgetting that when he took office, America’s economic system had fallen apart while George Bush Jr. was just wearing his cowboy hat and clicking his boot heels, and to even begin correcting that damage would cost a record amount of money).
I’m not a fan of Barack Obama. He supports predator drones and foreign civilian casualties, he hasn’t renounced war, and he, above all, believes that terrorism can not only be defined, but ‘rooted out’. That is foolish, so don’t think I’m a ‘liberal’ defending Barack Obama.
But he isn’t George Bush Jr. And that’s important to remember as the GOP work to take back the House and Senate. The GOP is self-destructive, they will give the wealthiest 1% of Americans another tax break, when what this country really needs is a slight tax increase on those Americans to start letting the money flow once again.
Don’t forget that George Bush Jr. means, literally, Republican. George Bush Jr. is equal to today’s Republican Party. The GOP is not apart from Bush Jr., and there is little to no difference, except maybe MitchMcConnell and John Boehner are even more right-wing and extreme.