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How the Country Misunderestimated Bush

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Today, President Bush gave the press conference that I had been hoping he’d give for awhile now.  He put the facts on the table and simply and eloquently explained to the press, “Sometimes I didn’t like the stories you wrote or reported on – sometimes you misunderestimated me – but always I felt the relationship has been professional.”  I think the whole country has misunderestimated President Bush and history will view his legacy very differently than we do today.  We may look at Bush as an average or slightly above average now, but in a generation he will be remembered as one of the truly great ones.

Bush staunchly defended his economic record saying, “I inherited a recession, I’m ending on one.  In the meantime there were 52 of uninterrupted job growth.”   As one who lived through the soup lines and Clinton Towns of the Clinton Recession of the late 90s, I think America has far too short a memory.   Remember, this current recession was really caused by fear Obama would be elected anyway.  You can’t blame Bush for that.  People mistake the 1990s for a time of prosperity simply because unemployment was low, wages were growing, the stock market was booming, and people were able to afford things that they hadn’t been able to previously.  However, the truth is the very wealthy have had their income grow exponentially under Bush.  It is just a shame that we have a new President who will shake things up before it can trickle down to the rest of the country.

Bush was not afraid to tackle his disappointments as President such as the far too small “Mission Accomplished” banner that he was forced to address the country in front of in 2003 when a larger one couldn’t be found.  He also expressed his disappointment with Iraq, “Not having weapons of mass destruction was a huge disappointment. I do not know if you want to call it a mistake or not, but things didn’t go as planned.”  I think we all were saddened when we found out that Iraq didn’t have such weapons.  It left the news networks with a lot of dead air to fill.  WMDs would have made the battle of Iraq a lot more exciting.

Bush’s accomplishments are myriad.  As Jon Swift points out on his great blog that since 9/11 Bush has kept us free from terrorism, since Hurricane Katrina not a single American city has been destroyed, since Afghanistan and Iraq we have not been in anymore foreign quagmires, and after Abu Gharib Bush reaffirmed our opposition to torture. Bush has brought back good government to Washington by uniting the country after divisive elections and after the Valerie Plame scandal and the Department of Justice firings and various other scandals Bush restored integrity to the White House. These were no small accomplishments, but for some reason Bush gets no credit for it.

As he heads into retirement, Bush talked wistfully of his days as a drunk, ” I just cannot envision myself in a big straw hat and a Hawaiian shirt lying on some beach, particularly since I quit drinking… I’m not quite sure what to expect.” Well President Bush this Bud’s for you. You’ve certainly earned it.


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January 12, 2009 at 7:11 pm

This Christmas Harry Reid is Scrooge

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This Christmas, Senate Majority leader Harry Reid is Scrooge.  Actually, that’s not fair.  Scrooge at least gave Bob Cratchett Christmas off.  Harry Reid is so distrustful of President Bush that he will be having a Senator stay behind to gavel the empty chamber to order and prevent The President from passing any recess appointments before he leaves office in January.  For shame Mister Reid.  The government must continue to run even while Barrack Obama sits around doing nothing productive.

In fact, George Bush has appointed over 30 people to positions since the election in November and these people will help to lead the Obama administration with their experience in Washington.  “Given the fact that the Senate was so intransigent on so many nominations, we certainly would have liked to have used the option of recess appointments,” Said Bush spokesperson Tony Fratto. “This process is broken, absolutely broken. The majority leader has taken it to the point of abuse.”

One move Bush is making that I’m particularly excited about is his appointment of many non-scientists to permanent federal jobs with responsibility for making or administering scientific policies.  I like that Bush isn’t afraid to shake up the liberal atheistic scientific community with people who haven’t been indoctrinated with scientific propaganda against a Christian belief system.  As Sarah Palin said on the campaign trail, “How do we know its global warming and not God just hugging us closer.”

Bush has also been working tirelessly behind the  scenes to ease up ridiculous safeguards on industry limiting the amount of pollution that’s acceptable in our drinking water and redefining pollution in general.  Bush has also appointed several industry lobbyists to watchdog positions knowing that the government will only benefit from the other point of view.

Mr. Fratto pointed out that Mr. Bush’s term is a full four years — not 3 years, 10 months and 4 days — and the president will not pull punches as he makes potentially still more appointments. “We actually do have not just the authority,” he said, “we have an obligation to do what we think is best for the country up until 11:59 a.m. on January 20.”  Perhaps, he can do something about some of those silly air quality safeguards as well in the next month and a half.

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December 7, 2008 at 4:08 pm

Obama Warned to Brace for Terror Attack

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From the Times Online:

“Barack Obama is being given ominous advice from leaders on both sides of the Atlantic to brace himself for an early assault from terrorists.

General Michael Hayden, director of the CIA, this week acknowledged that there were dangers during a presidential transition when new officials were coming in and getting accustomed to the challenges. But he added that no “real or artificial spike” in intercepted transmissions from terror suspects had been detected.”

We have a very serious vulnerability in this country.  President Bush himself has frequently talked about the dangers that face our country during Presidential transitions.  Both Bush and Clinton faced terrorist attacks shortly after taking office when they had new people moving into important positions.  al-qaida remains a key threat despite all that the Bush administration has accomplished in Iraq.

For our country’s safety, I have to ask is this really the time for us to be transitioning our government?  Until this war with terror is over doesn’t it make a lot more sense to keep him as President?  As soon as the war on terror is over Obama can take the next 4 years.  He’s young and the Preisidency isn’t going anywhere.  I for one would feel a lot safer knowing the Bush was still in charge.  It is time for Obama to put country first and let Bush continue his steady management.  Afterall, you don’t change drivers at 65 mph.

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November 15, 2008 at 6:29 pm

The Maverick Party

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So what do you call somebody who comes riding into a corrupt town to clean it up?  What do you call the kind of shoot first and ask questions later man of action who doesn’t waste time with debate, but “makes a decision as quickly as possible and lives with the consequences?” Whether you call him a uniter or a decider you call him Maverick.  Here’s to the party of Mavericks and to George W. Bush and John McCain who not only think outside the box, they never even think in the box.  Reviled by the press, feared by Europe, and hated by the left they are Mavericks!

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September 6, 2008 at 8:24 am

McCain Haters Trash Video

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Believing that every great auteur should have a trilogy under their ballot, I have just completed my last Republican Convention inspired video–a tribute to John McCain and George W. Bush.  I hope you like it.  I notice that my Tribute to John and Cindy McCain has been trashed by McCain haters who have given it 1 star.  After all John has sacrificed for us as a POW, I’d appreciate it if you could be sure to rate these videos when you watch them.

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September 3, 2008 at 7:36 pm

Timeline Shows McCain and Bush Terrific Tag Team

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A time line of the events of the recent clash between Russia and Georgia reveals that Bush and McCain work as a well oiled tag team and as a country we can look forward to a smooth transition between the two Presidents.

August 4th: Bush goes to China to watch the Olympics.  He charms Chinese by joking “How do they fit all the horses in the pool for the water polo match?”  They laugh and with timing like Carson Bush follows up with, “What’s so funny?”

August 8th – Georgia sends troops into two breakaway province of South Ossetia and begins shelling capital hours after a cease fire with separatists is announced.

August 8th – Bush averts controversy by being totally mesmerized by the fireworks at the opening ceremony and failing to notice that the 9 year old singer was actually lip syncing because the actual 7 year old singer had to be replaced when a party official noticed she wasn’t a particularly cute child.  “It was for the national interest,” said Chen Qigang the musical director. “The child on camera should be flawless in image, internal feelings and expression.”

August 8th – Russia sends troops into South Ossetia to defend Russian citizens.  They carry this defense further by attempting to bomb the oil pipeline through Georgia.

August 9th – McCain researches Georgia on the internets.  Despite people putting down McCain’s technical acumen, he gets a fairly thorough synopsis of history and relevant issues from Wikipedia.

August 10th – Bush Cheers on Michael Phelps and inspires him to a gold medal and new world record in the 400 meter medley.  Phelps later calls seeing the President cheering him on a “very emotional moment.”

August 11th – Using the research he had done on Wikipedia, John McCain gives a riveting and forceful book report/ speech on the Georgia conflict threatening Russia and calling for a ceasefire.

August 12th – Cowed by McCain’s speech the Russians back down and declare a ceasefire with Georgia.

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August 12, 2008 at 3:23 pm

President Bush is Feeling the Love

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Recent polls have shown President Bush’s approval rating to be somewhere between waiting in line for the DMV and filing income taxes.   I am happy to report that our noble leader has been noticing a much different reaction not picked up in the polls. 

When he travels around the country, Bush feels less “antipathy” than he used to in the crowds, along the motorcade routes, and expressed by the individuals who talk to him at his events. “He feels there has been a shift in attitudes out there that’s not reflected in polling data,” according to a White House aide.

White House officials say that while the most recent AP-Ipsos poll may show that less than 30% of Americans support the job the President is doing, they hope to get almost half the country to stop disapproving by January.  “With the jeering and throwing things down to a minnimum, the President is making real progress in winning over the American people,” said one aide.

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June 30, 2008 at 2:41 pm