Skip to comments.Bush showed U.S. is no paper tiger
Posted on 01/18/2009 4:20:50 AM PST by tobyhill
From the day President Bush took office, the long knives were out for him - in ways they will not (and should not) be out for President-elect Barack Obama. The chattering class saw Dubya as a walking style crime in a cowboy suit. They hit Bush for everything - for the way he mangled syntax, for the books he read, because he worked out too much.
Note now that the buff Obama is taking office, stories gushing about Obama's daily workouts flood the channels. Oh, yes, and the same people who belittled Bush for sending troops to war even though he only served in the National Guard somehow do not seem to notice Obama's utter lack of military experience.
To trash Bush was to belong. There was little upside in supporting Bush, even if you had supported his agenda.
Most of the Democratic candidates for president in 2004 and 2008 voted for the Patriot Act - and then campaigned against it. They voted for the resolution authorizing U.S. military force in Iraq - then bolted from the war itself. Likewise with No Child Left Behind. Somehow Bush was the guy who looked bad as he withstood the heat, while his caving critics preened.
(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...
At first I thought “Uhh, can’t be.” but then I saw it was the other SF paper not the Chronicle.
Already posted several hours ago.
Just saw the latest group of photos Snugs posted of President Bush and this article expresses my own thoughts of his media coverage. The media did not agree with his policies or political views so pictures of him with crowds in other countries or positive events were just never shown.
He and Mrs. Bush did not complain about this, they just did the job.
I guess it is good that the media adores the President elect because it is a tough job and every President deserves the positive exposure stories and photos.
On January 21 we will become a tissue tiger at the command of Obama.
“It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.”..
“Citizenship in a Republic,” Speech at the Sorbonne,
Paris, April 23, 1910
Give credit where credit is due. This will be W's legacy.
It appears you woke up on the wrong side of your crib this morning.
It helps to know the rules before you make an a$$ of yourself, goober.
You deserve a refund from your last anger management class.