Mr. Bush's "support" of stem cell research put this countries program behind the rest of the world by 20 years. His blocking of embryonic stem cells research funding sent scientists from this country abroad to do their research. The idea that the embryonic stem cells were being collected by killing babies was a pure lie. More than likely started by the pharmaceutical industry to protect their money making markets. Even today stem cell research money is hard to get because pharmaceutical companies don't want a one time fix for disease. They want to sell you pills for the rest of your life! In the beginning researchers were using what amounts to hospital waste for their studies, not from babies!! Stem cells from living people are now at the forefront of research and they are doing amazing things with them, I know, I have them. I also know that if research in this country had not been stifled by misinformation for years stem cells would be mainstream saving lives today.<quoted text>
While disagreeing with some of Bush's policies, I respected Bush for his stance on moral issues: his Faith Based Initiatives, his support of adult stem cell research while opposing embryonic stem cell research and his support of traditional marriage. While I understand the stated goals of "No Child Left Behind", I disagree strongly with virtually all federal government micromanaging of the educational system - we have seen nothing but a decline in our educational system since the establishment of the Dept of Education. He cut taxes - positive, but he increased spending dramatically - negative. His cabinet was far more "diverse" than Obama's.
All of the above are reasons I respected Bush, with the exception of increased spending, do you see anything in that list that Obama would agree with? Therefore, your statement that Obama's policies are almost a mirror image of Bush's is completely false.
So, what have I said that supports your contention that I sound racist? It would appear that it is the simple matter that I oppose Obama's policies. Thank you for proving my point brilliantly. And I will repeat, I just as strongly opposed Hillarycare - does that make me sexist?
As for the rest of your Bush accomplishments, I just look at our economy, our home values, our debt the graves and make my judgments. He was not my pastor, he was my President and a world leader. What he did was destroy the economy of U. S., the world and killed thousands of people along the way.