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OBAMA IS A VICTIM OF BUSH'S FAILED PROMISES - BY Chuck Green - Democrat

Here's
an opinion piece by Chuck Green
who
writes "Greener
Pastures
"
for the Aurora ( Colorado ) Sentinel...one of the more liberal
papers in the country.



Additionally,
Mr. Green is a life long Democrat...so
this is rather a stunning piece.



Green: Obama is a victim of Bush's failed promises

By CHUCK GREEN

Columnist


Published: Sunday, February
7, 2010
11:14 AM MST







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 nation’s most inspiring political campaigns,
the election of America ’s
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 don’t see it as self imposed. It’s all George Bush’s fault.



George Bush, who doesn’t have a vote in Congress and who no longer
occupies the
White House, is
to blame for it all.





He
broke Obama’s promise to put all bills on the White House web site for five
days before signing them.



He broke Obama’s promise to have the congressional health care negotiations
broadcast live on C-SPAN.



He broke Obama’s promise to end earmarks.



He broke Obama’s promise to keep unemployment from rising above 8
percent.



He broke Obama’s promise to close the detention center at Guantanamo in the first
year.



He broke Obama’s promise to make peace with direct, no pre-condition
talks with
America ’s
most hate-filled enemies during his first year in office, ushering in a
new era
of global cooperation.



He broke Obama’s promise to end the hiring of former lobbyists into high
White
House
jobs.



He broke Obama’s promise to end no-compete contracts with the
government.



He broke Obama’s promise to disclose the names of all attendees at
closed White
House meetings.



He broke Obama’s promise for a new era of bipartisan cooperation in all
matters.



He broke Obama’s promise to have chosen a home church to attend Sunday
services
with his family by Easter of last year.



Yes, it’s all George Bush’s fault. President Obama is nothing more than a
puppet in the never-ending, failed Bush administration.



If only George Bush wasn’t still in charge, all of President Obama’s
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,
didn’t 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 wasn’t still in charge, we’d have real change by
now.



All the broken promises, all the failed legislation and delay (health care
reform
, immigration
reform
) is not President Obama’s fault or the fault of the
Democrat-controlled Congress. It’s all George Bush’s fault.



Take for example the decision of Eric Holder, the president’s 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 month’s election to the
U.S.
Senate from Massachusetts ,
capturing “the Ted Kennedy
seat,” President Obama said that Brown’s 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 Bush’s
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 Bush’s 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?



Chuck Green, veteran Colorado journalist and former
editor-in-chief
of The Denver Post, syndicates a statewide column and is at chuckgreencolo@msn.com



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  • jr 2010/05/25 11:07:38
    jr
    +10
    Obama is a victim of liberal idiocy and an inflated ego. Blaming GWB only reveals his incompetence to lead this country

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  • scott 2012/07/29 03:33:03
    scott
    +3
    Chuck, Did you read Obama's books before you voted? Most people didn't. That would have told you a lot.
  • knancy74 2012/06/29 01:01:14
    knancy74
    +1
    Can anyone see the similarities to the anti-Christ?
  • Annette knancy74 2012/07/06 04:31:48
    Annette
    There have been many others before him as well - this is nothing new!
  • Wilhelm Struggard 2012/06/26 17:22:50
    Wilhelm Struggard
    +1
    I cannot understand why Obama has not fulfilled ALL of his promises--- he is working with the most cooperative Congress in the history of the USA. Go ahead close Gitmo.
  • Annette Wilhelm... 2012/06/26 19:57:55
    Annette
    That is because he sold us a bill of goods, and then reneged on his promises. He has yet to tell us the truth about much of anything except that his goal was to "fundamentally transform America". Remember? So his campaign promises you can throw out the window.
  • robert 2012/06/24 00:34:35
    robert
    +3
    You are not a Democrat because you would have discussed the good the he has done and celebrated the fact that America now reflects its true colors. Instead u side with them
    hate people and let them use u to justify their hate of Black people. .
  • Annette robert 2012/06/24 02:29:53
    Annette
    You're absurd!
    laughing hyena
  • scott robert 2012/07/29 03:28:03
    scott
    +2
    Have you read Obama's books?
  • HumanWrites 2012/05/07 02:08:21
    HumanWrites
    +3
    Please see more on Green's political affiliation here:
    http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Wha...
    So, if Chuck Green is a "Democrat," I would be Chuck Norris. ...So much for the rest of Green's dribble folks!
  • Annette HumanWr... 2012/05/07 05:34:11
    Annette
    +2
    It doesn't really matter what the political affiliation is if what is being said is the truth, and in this case that is exactly the platform 0vomit stands upon - It is ALL Bush's fault!
  • oprahma... HumanWr... 2012/06/06 15:54:03
    oprahmakesmesic
    +3
    obama is a p.o.s
  • Valstay 2012/04/26 17:08:22
    Valstay
    +2
    and how do you feel 2 years later Chuck?
  • oprahma... Valstay 2012/06/06 15:54:44
    oprahmakesmesic
    +2
    anti-president BO is worse than ever--he makes me sick
  • Lou Wiser 2012/03/25 01:50:24
    Lou Wiser
    +2
    Awesome article! I pray that the rest of the country wakes up as well. No shame in making a mistake but it is better to correct it.
  • Steve2012 2012/03/24 20:44:46
    Steve2012
    +4
    What are cool aide are your drinking? Are you living in the same planet we are living? Didn't Obama say, "If I cannot turn this economy around in 3 years then I am looking at being a one term president." Well Chuck Green, I think you are dead wrong. Obama had the choice to make it better but he made it worse instead. Stop blaming Bush and be responsible for your own failures Mr. Obama. The writing is on the wall and your days are numbered. The American people will not forget the many times you failed them and they will remember those come November. Chuck Green this kind of garbage will no longer sell with the American people. You need to sell this garbage in Timbooktoo and be gone forever....This garbage leaves such a nasty taste in the mouth...
  • Emily S... Steve2012 2012/05/17 04:13:12
    Emily Seagle
    +5
    Get a sense of humor, Steve. This is a joke!! OBVIOUSLY, Mr. Bush is NOT responsible for Obama's failures. Lighten up.
  • GUOYA Steve2012 2012/05/29 10:45:12
    GUOYA
    +3
    Steve, you obviously didn't read the article. Chucks article is Critical of Obama and is saying that he can't keep using Bush as an excuse. Try doing a little readying before you mouth off and make yourself look like an idiot. We have enough of those running around.
  • oprahma... Steve2012 2012/06/06 15:56:16
    oprahmakesmesic
    +3
    obama made me sick
  • Randy Curtis 2012/01/25 17:08:23
    Randy Curtis
    +2
    You can not blame GWB for Obama spending , When he took office the Budget was$10.626 trillion. in the frist too years the was $14.071 trillion we are talking about 735 days he increase the budget $3.445 trillion,and to day the National Debt is $14.639 trillion. and that is in only 4 years
  • Annette Randy C... 2012/01/26 04:24:53
    Annette
    +1
    Randy, the budget when 0vomit took office was at 4 trillion, not 10 - and 0vomit has raised it to 17 trillion and counting.
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