Skip to comments.Why Bush was so bad at the end of his term.
Posted on 05/02/2012 8:13:03 AM PDT by Sen Jack S. Fogbound
This may have been around before but it is worth reading it again!
This tells the story, why Bush was so bad at the end of his term.
Some people aren't aware of all of this. Don't just skim over this, please read it slowly and let it sink in. If in doubt, check it out.
The day the democrats took over was not January 22nd 2009, it was actually January 3, 2007... the day the Democrats took over the House of Representatives and the Senate, at the very start of the 110th Congress.
The Democrat Party controlled a majority in both chambers for the first time since the end of the 103rd Congress in 1995.
For those who are listening to the liberals propagating the fallacy that everything is "Bush's Fault", think about this: January 3rd, 2007 was the day the Democrats took over the Senate and the Congress. At the time:
The DOW Jones closed at 12,621.77 The GDP for the previous quarter was 3.5% The Unemployment rate was 4.6%
George Bush's Economic policies SET A RECORD of 52 STRAIGHT MONTHS of JOB GROWTH Remember the day...
January 3rd, 2007 was the day that Barney Frank took over the House Financial Services Committee and Chris Dodd took over the Senate Banking Committee.
The economic meltdown that happened 15 months later was in what part of the economy? BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES!
Unemployment... to this CRISIS by (among MANY other things) dumping 5-6 TRILLION Dollars of toxic loans on the economy from YOUR Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac FIASCOES!
Bush asked Congress 17 TIMES to stop Fannie & Freddie - starting in 2001 because it was financially risky for the US economy.
And who took the THIRD highest pay-off from Fannie Mae AND Freddie Mac? OBAMA And who fought against reform of Fannie and Freddie? OBAMA and the Democrat Congress So when someone tries to blame Bush.. REMEMBER JANUARY 3rd, 2007.... THE DAY THE DEMOCRATS TOOK OVER!" Budgets do not come from the White House. They come from Congress, and the party that controlled Congress since January 2007 is the Democrat Party.
Furthermore, the Democrats controlled the budget process for 2008 & 2009 as well as 2010 & 2011. In that first year, they had to contend with George Bush, which caused them to compromise on spending, when Bush somewhat belatedly got tough on spending increases.
For 2009 though, Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid bypassed George Bush entirely, passing continuing resolutions to keep government running until Barack Obama could take office. At that time, they passed a massive omnibus spending bill to complete the 2009 budgets.
And where was Barack Obama during this time? He was a member of that very Congress that passed all of these massive spending bills, and he signed the omnibus bill as President to complete 2009.
If the Democrats inherited any deficit, it was the 2007 deficit, the last of the Republican budgets. That deficit was the lowest in five years, and the fourth straight decline in deficit spending. After that, Democrats in Congress took control of spending, and that includes Barack Obama, who voted for the budgets.
If Obama inherited anything, he inherited it from himself. In a nutshell, what Obama is saying is "I inherited a deficit that I voted for and then I voted to expand that deficit four-fold since January 20th." There is no way this will be widely publicized unless each of us sends it on!
The BEST thing you could say about Bush was he was ineffective.
Unfortunately,it is ALL true!I don’t know what happened to”W”?He just seemed to lose interest??
You are forgetting or ignoring the sharp left turn GWBush made early in his 2nd term.
Recall that he had 3 defeats for Comprehensive Immigration Reform during his presidency.
Recall that he tried to put Harriet Miers on the Supreme Court.
GWBush became his own worst enemy by going against his own party.
Shortly after the Dems took over Congress, recall GWBush saying that he finally had a Congress he could work with on illegal immigration.
Recall that he ran for his 2nd term on reforming Social Security and immediately dropped any reform at the first Congressional opposition.
Recall that GWBush’s first piece of legislation he signed was Kennedy’s education bill — No child left behind.
Recall that GWBush signed McCain’s Campaign Finance Reform Act into law.
Thus, many of us say: NO MORE BUSH PRESIDENTS. NOT NOW. NOT EVER.
1 6-year term would be a better scenario. Every 2term president has been pretty bad the last 2 years
When war wasn’t over in Iraq, Bush had next to no political clout and needed to keep his head down to prevent full blown rebellion from the GOP.
Right on. Bush was overwhelmed and could literally do nothing. This was the beginning of the communists takeover of America. Right now we can see how far this communists party (Democrat) has taken us and it will continue for the rest of King Obama's term. If he is reelected, America is finished.
Absolute BS...and dead wrong to boot
It reads like one of those spam emails, but this one is good.
No President is perfect.
That said-the ‘imperfect’ President Bush loved the U.S.
The criminally imperfect “O” never did and never will!
Personally, I think that by 2006 Bush knew that there would be no victory in Iraq and no victory in Afghanistan. There would be no real "mission accomplished." That must have to have been very demoralizing to him personally.
It's very much like how LBJ must have felt about Vietnam in 1968.
Back acha bush lover.
And it was America that let Bush down by electing rat face Democrats (social communists) in power. Bush must have felt America just didn’t care and probably lost feelings so why bother, it must be what America wanted. And it continued happening for the next four years.
Its all true and I’ve yet to hear any news outlets talk about it.
“The BEST thing you could say about Bush was he was ineffective.”
And the WORST thing you could say about him is that that “ineffectiveness” led us to Obama! At the end of the day, Bush was NOT a good president, and sadly, I have to say that I voted for him twice.
'Ethics' - Stephanie Tubbs Jones
Financial Services - Bwarney
Foreign affairs - Tom Lantos
Judiciary - John Conyers!
Oversight & Govt. Reform - Waxman!!
Ways & Means - Charlie 'felon' Rangel!!!!