Obama has made a plethora of errors, Benghazi among them. I'm also not keen on his failure to abolish the Patriot Act or other policies that have had an adverse effect on the privacy of citizens. He's had his share of disappointments and downfalls in judgment.I guess if you're a republican president. It's ok to have at least 8 attacks on embassy's and such. It's ok to have 14 billion in Iraq rebuilding funds disappear. It's ok to use your VP's prior employer for no-bid contracts for a war. A corp that the VP has stock in. It's ok to have US soil attacked, after being forewarned.
It's ok to let the infrastructure nearly collapse. And pass the tab onto the next president. As well as, put two wars on a charge card. It's ok to open park lands to drilling. So that a division of Halliburton can do it. It's ok to waiver the rest of your military service contract,because you want to be a politician. It's ok to do nothing during your last 2 years in office. knowing the fake housing boom you knew was happening, was going to implode the economy. GW Bush. He'll godown in history worse than Warren Harding.
But, up until now, it all pales to what this nation endured at Bush's hands. The previous poster was absolutely correct; corruption, incompetence, conscious misdirection of the population and outright lies in virtually every forum infected the Bush era like a cancer. And I never saw the level of outrage or cries for secession or sedition then like I do under Barack Obama's presidency. The sitting president is no saint, and I doubt he'll go down as a top-tier commander-in-chief, but he has a long way to go to approach being so ghastly of a force in office.
Bush was parodied and ridiculed for sure. His actions were a staple of late night talk shows, SNL and Comedy Central. His policies and ideas were vehemently opposed and disliked. But that was it; there were no rallies calling for complete overthrow of government and no tension akin to some cold civil war. It's taken a campaign of conspiracy theories and the myriad stresses surrounding the economic slide that occurred in that time period to mobilize much of the masses against the current president.
Where was the outrage then? Where was the hostility and the bloodthirsty mobs chanting for the president's head when it was discovered that the administration had knowledge of the schemes that killed 5000 Americans in NYC? When Bush's faith-based initiatives sent millions of dollars to religious organizations, in violation of the Constitution?
I guess it just took a focus on individual finances and taxes. Because if there's one thing Americans hate, it's to have their money and lifestyles questioned.