OBAMA IS A VICTIM OF BUSH'S FAILED PROMISES - BY Chuck Green - Democrat
- 2010/05/25 01:04:17
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an opinion piece by Chuck Green
for the Aurora ( Colorado ) Sentinel...one of the more liberal
papers in the country.
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
Published: Sunday, February
11:14 AM MST
Obama is setting a record-setting number of records during his
first year in
Largest budget ever. Largest deficit ever. Largest number of broken
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
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
devout followers, it was inconceivable that a year later his
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
White House, is
to blame for it all.
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
He broke Obama’s promise to close the detention center at Guantanamo in the first
He broke Obama’s promise to make peace with direct, no pre-condition
most hate-filled enemies during his first year in office, ushering in a
of global cooperation.
He broke Obama’s promise to end the hiring of former lobbyists into high
He broke Obama’s promise to end no-compete contracts with the
He broke Obama’s promise to disclose the names of all attendees at
He broke Obama’s promise for a new era of bipartisan cooperation in all
He broke Obama’s promise to have chosen a home church to attend Sunday
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
would be solved. His promises would have been kept, the economy would be
on track, Iran
stopped its work on developing a nuclear bomb and would be negotiating a
treaty with Israel , North
would have ended its tyrannical regime, and integrity would have been
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
no vote buying ( Nebraska , Louisiana ).
If only George Bush wasn’t still in charge, we’d have real change by
All the broken promises, all the failed legislation and delay (health care
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
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
Need more proof?
You might recall that when Scott Brown won last month’s election to the
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
People were still angry about George Bush and the policies of the past
years, and they wanted change.
Yes, according to the president, the voter rebellion in Massachusetts
last month was George Bush’s
Therefore, in retaliation, they elected a Republican to the Ted Kennedy
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
and change ever arrive?
Will President Obama ever accept responsibility for something —
Chuck Green, veteran Colorado journalist and former
of The Denver Post, syndicates a statewide column and is at email@example.com
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