Bush Mess Problems and Obama clean up.
Posted in the Opelousas Forum
Since: Sep 11
#1 Sep 21, 2012
George W. was a terrible president for so many reasons. Prior to 9/11 he was just considered a clown and lame duck doing anything his big corporate friends told him to do. He rescinded all of the laws put in place by Clinton that would have forced automakers to make modest improvements to emissions and mileage.
After 9/11 occured, everyone felt this was Bush's big chance to step up and be a leader. Unfortunately, he blew it. While he did keep true to his promise about attacking terrorists by declaring war on Afghanistan, he then immediately started demanding we go to war with Iraq. His arguments for going to war with Iraq were all false - and this was known by the Bush administration long before Congress voted to go to war with Iraq. But that didn't stop Bush from using 9/11 and terrorism as the 21st century boogy-man to basically scare congress into doing whatever he wanted "or else...911 will getcha!"
Compared to that, his other misdeeds don't seem as bad. I mean, he set the record for most vacation days taken by a president - even in time of war. Even when Katrina hit, he didn't cut his vacation short even as 1000s were homeless and in need of immediate government action. Bush's educational policy, "No child left behind" has destroyed the education of a generation, and those effects will be felt for decades to come. Bush appointed his good buddies to top government positions without any thought as to whether they could actually do the job. The most spectacular failures was his appointment to the head of FEMA whose total job experience was running a small horse show...badly.
Finally there's all the other stuff Bush just didn't pay attention to, nor do anything about. He came into office with the largest surplus in US history, and left us with our largest deficeit (until Obama came in.) His appointees in the economic sector totally ignored growing problems with the banks, and unemployment - which finally blew up during Bush's final months in office.
#2 Sep 21, 2012
Obama voted for the war in Iraq.
#3 Sep 24, 2012
You are right, it would appear one child did get left behind. So sorry dlove but sometimes sh!t slips thru the cracks.
You're savior Obama has racked up a bigger deficit than all of the previous presidents COMBINED! That's right, all previous from Bush back to Washington totaled together. Eventually at this rate you will have more people on the govt tit than you have providing milk. No country can sustain with that math.
#4 Sep 26, 2012
I think we are already there
#5 Oct 12, 2012
You wanna know how I know you're black?
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