Skip to comments.Obama is a victim of Bush's failed promises
Posted on 08/18/2011 8:39:09 AM PDT by laotzu
Barack Obama is setting a record-setting number of records during his first year in office.
Largest budget ever. Largest deficit ever. Largest number of broken promises ever. Most self-serving speeches ever. Largest number of agenda-setting failures ever. Fastest dive in popularity ever.
Wow. Talk about change.
Just one year ago, fresh from his inauguration celebrations, President Obama was flying high. After one of the nations most inspiring political campaigns, the election of Americas first black president had captured the hopes and dreams of millions. To his devout followers, it was inconceivable that a year later his administration would be gripped in self-imposed crisis.
Of course, they dont see it as self imposed. Its all George Bushs fault.
George Bush, who doesnt have a vote in Congress and who no longer occupies the White House, is to blame for it all.
He broke Obamas promise to put all bills on the White House web site for five days before signing them.
He broke Obamas promise to have the congressional health care negotiations broadcast live on C-SPAN.
He broke Obamas promise to end earmarks.
He broke Obamas promise to keep unemployment from rising above 8 percent.
He broke Obamas promise to close the detention center at Guantanamo in the first year.
He broke Obamas promise to make peace with direct, no pre-condition talks with Americas most hate-filled enemies during his first year in office, ushering in a new era of global cooperation.
He broke Obamas promise to end the hiring of former lobbyists into high White House jobs.
He broke Obamas promise to end no-compete contracts with the government.
He broke Obamas promise to disclose the names of all attendees at closed White House meetings.
He broke Obamas promise for a new era of bipartisan cooperation in all matters.
He broke Obamas promise to have chosen a home church to attend Sunday services with his family by Easter of last year.
Yes, its all George Bushs fault. President Obama is nothing more than a puppet in the never-ending, failed Bush administration.
If only George Bush wasnt still in charge, all of President Obamas problems would be solved. His promises would have been kept, the economy would be back on track, Iran would have stopped its work on developing a nuclear bomb and would be negotiating a peace treaty with Israel, North Korea would have ended its tyrannical regime, and integrity would have been restored to the federal government.
Oh, and did I mention what it would be like if the Democrats, under the leadership of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, didnt have the heavy yoke of George Bush around their necks. There would be no earmarks, no closed-door drafting of bills, no increase in deficit spending, no special-interest influence (unions), no vote buying (Nebraska, Louisiana).
If only George Bush wasnt still in charge, wed have real change by now.
All the broken promises, all the failed legislation and delay (health care reform, immigration reform) is not President Obamas fault or the fault of the Democrat-controlled Congress. Its all George Bushs fault.
Take for example the decision of Eric Holder, the presidents attorney general, to hold terrorists trials in New York City. Or his decision to try the Christmas Day underpants bomber as a civilian.
Two disastrous decisions.
Certainly those were bad judgments based on poor advice from George Bush.
Need more proof?
You might recall that when Scott Brown won last months election to the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts, capturing the Ted Kennedy seat, President Obama said that Browns victory was the result of the same voter anger that propelled Obama into office in 2008. People were still angry about George Bush and the policies of the past 10 years, and they wanted change.
Yes, according to the president, the voter rebellion in Massachusetts last month was George Bushs fault.
Therefore, in retaliation, they elected a Republican to the Ted Kennedy seat, ending a half-century of domination by Democrats.
It is all George Bushs fault.
Will the failed administration of George Bush ever end, and the time for hope and change ever arrive?
Will President Obama ever accept responsibility for something anything?
This article was written a year & a half ago.
It would be great to have a clear, concise list of all Owe-bama’s broken campaign promises. THis list is a good start, but there are others - for example, I believe he made some promises during the campaign about bringing the troops back from Iraq w/in the first year.
That’s 4.22kb of wake up for lefties.
Its all true except the part about about it being a failure. Its all going exactly as planned. And it all goes way back to the first Bush Administration that started on March 30, 1981.
"Meet the new boss, same as the old boss"
Pictured: Poppy "New World Order" Bush, his son W., and, according to Barbara Bush, his other son, Billy J. Clinton.
Come again, Chuck? Inspiring? Not even a little! The ONLY reason this clown was elected was because of white guilt and the racism of the left.
And the reasons he will be fired next November will be for gross rank incompetence and the fact that Ø’s an utter failure.
Editor in chief of the Denver ComPost is a leading left wing loon.
He will blame Bush for not being re-elected. It’s his go-to response for everything that goes wrong for The Big Ø.
...The ONLY reason this clown was elected was because of white guilt and the racism of the left....
Bye and large, the racism of the left will remain unless West and Cain can lead blacks off the plantation, but I sure hope hussein has erased white guilt by his failure to lead.
Obama is looking more and more like an incompetent employee that knows he’s about to be fired. The excuse making and pleading for a little more time has gotten old real fast.
I don’t care who Obozo blames, just so long as he’s gone.
“This article was written a year & a half ago.”
Now it’s the tea party’s fault.
It’s called flailing.
Inexperienced whiney punk.
If baraq wants to see what it’s like to actually inheret problems, all he has to do is look at GW Bush.
He inhereted all the little timebombs left for him by Clinton with the biggest one being the 9/11 attacks.
But baraq did inheret a triple A credit rating.
Obama: The Affirmative Action President