Skip to comments.NEWSPAPER REVERSAL: 'WE WERE WRONG' -- OBAMA WORSE THAN BUSH
Posted on 06/27/2014 4:27:35 PM PDT by Hojczyk
"The Billings Gazette," a Montana newspaper that endorsed President Obama over John McCain in 2008 (but went with Romney in 2012) admitted Friday that they were wrong -- Obama is in fact worse than his predecessor, George W. Bush. Apparently, the potential collapse of Iraq (and the disastrous worldwide consequences sure to follow) was the last straw.
"[W]e were wrong," the editorial page notes,"We said things couldn't get much worse after the sub par presidency of George W. Bush. But, President Barack Obama's administration has us yearning for the good ol' days when we were at least winning battles in Iraq."
"Billings Gazzette" wrote about Obama in its 2008 presidential endorsement:
At this extremely challenging time, America needs a uniter, not a divider. In this economic turmoil, America needs a thoughtful, cool-headed optimist who envisions a bright future for all citizens. After several years in which worldwide respect for America has been diminished, our great nation needs a new leader who can inspire confidence at home and abroad.
Obama is that leader. As Gen. Colin Powell said last week, Obama is the president America needs now "because of his ability to inspire, because of the inclusive nature of his campaign, because he is reaching out all across America, because of who he is and his rhetorical abilities. ... He has both style and substance."
In their reversal today, the "Billings Gazette" editorial board does not stop with Iraq. The laundry list of their disappointments is wide and deep: Obama's un-American surveillance state, the Bowe Bergdahl swap, the mishandling of the VA, the "boondoggle" of ObamaCare, and the administration's many sins against the media.
Without even getting to the economy, the editors sum it up with, "[T]aken in completely, these demonstrate a disturbing trend of incompetence and failure."
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I’ll be the first to say it - “we told you so!”
Honestly, I can’t imagine any group of people who really cared, giving Obama more than a five minute once-over, and coming away thinking he would be good for the nation.
Glad they had a come to Jesus moment. That said it is truly stunning just how closeted they are. Talk about first world problems.
Idiots, you have no clue as to what worse looks like. Go to Africa or Mexico sometime. then get back to us about how ‘awful’ America in the Bush era was.
Picked a hell of a time to figure it out.
The Obungler is worse than Jimmy Carter, and he was REALLY bad.
Isn’t that the truth. . But these are the people who tell the rest of us how very smart they all are. We peons here knew who Obama was from the first.
But I don’t think Carter intentionally tried to destroy America. Obama is.
And when tomorrow’s newspaper comes out with the editorial “And Hillary Is No Damn Better!”, then I’ll go buy a copy.
I can’t count all the current disasters I knew would be disasters when Obama started talking about them.
You could say the VERY SAME THING today.
How did we figure it out, six years before they did?
Especially since they're so much... you know... smarter than us.
Good. Wretched propagandist’s rag going from fish wrap to birdcage liner. Good for them. They’re movin’ on up.
Spot on, lol.
you were not simply wrong, you were damn stupid!
It’s pathological some are just more pathological than others..
Pathology from 1 to 10...
Just because you’re a two does not mean you’re not Insane..
Just a bit less insane..
Its the old Col. Kink and Shultz comparison..
Shultz was less insane than Kink.. but stll a moron...