Friday, July 30, 2010

HOW'S THAT HOPE AND CHANGE WORKING OUT FOR YOU?

President BO was the poster child for “hope and change” during his run-up to the presidency.

He is fond of telling us that he “inherited” this financial malaise in which we find ourselves.

He and his administration have told us many times that they did not know it was as bad as it was, and that’s why it is so hard to get us out of it.

But I thought President BO was the smartest person in three universes.

If he’s so smart, how come he didn’t know how bad things were?

A smart person would have known that, no?

Well, for the sake of this post (and this post only) let’s just say that he was right. Let’s assume that all of our problems originated with George Bush and his policies…let’s just pretend, shall we?

If I understand correctly then, George Bush gave us a huge national debt.

President BO’s fix begins with giving us even MORE national debt…right?

If I understand correctly then, George Bush gave us higher taxes (especially after his cuts run out).

President BO’s fix begins with upcoming higher taxes even on those earning less than $250,000.00 per year (which he promised not to do)…right?

If I understand correctly then, George Bush gave us more people on welfare than ever in history.

President BO’s fix is to increase the welfare rolls to an even higher level…right?

If I understand correctly then, George Bush gave us too much, but not enough, government regulation.

President BO’s fix is to regulate everything possible…right?

If I understand correctly then, George Bush gave us the Gulf oil spill.

President BO’s fix is to drag feet, talk a lot, huff and puff and actually do nothing to fix it…right?

If I understand correctly then, George Bush gave us too much government.

President BO’s fix is to make government larger and larger still…right?

If I understand correctly then, George Bush gave us wasteful spending.

President BO’s response is to increase wasteful spending…right?

If I understand correctly then, George Bush gave us government corruption.

President BO’s fix is to find as many corrupt administration members as possible to increase government corruption to un-holy levels…right?

If I understand correctly then, George Bush gave us TARP.

President BO’s fix is to bring us TARP II and TARP III…right?

As I understand it, before becoming president, George Bush spent six years gaining governmental experience as governor of Texas.
President BO was a community organizer in Illinois and served fewer than 80 days as a senator before becoming president…right?

If I understand correctly then, President BO is the most unqualified, unprepared, sophomoric, amateurish person we have EVER had in the White House…right?

So, how IS all that hope and change working out for you?

27 comments:

Ginsu said...

George Bush must be the most powerful man around. He was elected for 8 years but has now been been in control for over 10 years. You would think that at some point Obamma would want to step up.

Shaw Kenawe said...

JOE asked SK:

"Let me ask you: Did you ever sling mud at our American president named Bush?"

Joe, I took the time to search my entire blog, and the answer is a resounding NO!

But then I'm not and never have been consumed with irrational hatred for GWB--I felt pity for him more than anything, and still do. It must be awful to have to live with the fact that his was one of the worst presidencies in modern history.

So, from one of the worst presidencies in modern history to Mr. Obama's--a presidency that has accomplished more in a little over a year and a half than GWB did in 8 years, that is quite a lot of HOPE and CHANGE. And it is working very, very well.

Pres. Obama's approval numbers overall are a bit higher than were Ronald Reagan's at this point in his presidency, and Pres. Reagan at least had cooperation from the Democrats at that time.

Mr. Obama has been quite successful in passing landmark legislation despite an obstreperous GOP opposition and bloggers who equate him with the Devil.

Of course, people who find no good whatsoever in any way, shape or form in Mr. Obama are to be dismissed out of hand, because that opinion is rot, and it comes from unhinged hatred, not based in reality.

Joe said...

SK: Name 3 landmark legislations that President BO "passed."

Only despots pass legislation.

In a Constitutional Republic, the congress and senate pass legislation.

After you have named them, tell us how much they will each raise both the national debt and the deficit.

Then, tell how those increases will be George W. Bush's fault.

Joe said...

The following is an edited version of a comment from tha Malcontent:

Shaw Kenawe said...

JOE asked SK:

"Let me ask you: Did you ever sling mud at our American president named Bush?"

Joe, I took the time to search my entire blog, and the answer is a resounding NO!

That's the funniest thing
I ever heard

I just spit my coffee all over the computer monitor!

(Sorry...even conservatives are not allowed vulgarities on this blog. I have edited the content of your comment accordingly...JS)

Joe said...

From "Progressive Eruptions:"

Jul 14, 2008
against its agency's own findings, which the bush administration tried to suppress--what a surprise, george bush will not act on the epa's findings nor comply with the supreme court's demand of over a year ago. why? politics. ...

May 16, 2009
George W. Bush gave a commencement speech at ND, and there was no protest by the extreme rightwing Catholics. The Catholic Church is as adamantly AGAINST capital punishment as it is against abortion. And yet no one protested Bush's ...

Sep 27, 2008
Babbling Palin 'makes George Bush sound like Cicero' Rod Dreher a religious-conservative blogger who frequently appears on Fox News and was as recently as last week a Palin supporter, says the Alaskan Governor "was mediocre". ...

Dec 22, 2008
George Bush aide dies in plane crash. Mystery surrounds the death of a Republican pollster, recently compelled to give evidence about alleged election fraud in the 2004 election in Ohio, after he was killed in a plane crash. ...

Mar 18, 2009
the macabre accounts of torture in the report aren't emerging from totalitarian dictatorships or dark ages gallows - this was the 21st century cia, with the full knowledge of senior officials in george w. bush's administration, ...

Mar 28, 2008
the new york times became george bush and the republican party's national "blog." the new york times played a role in the outing of valerie plame. i do not know why i thought the new york times had actually repented and was going to ...

Oct 16, 2008
... with the deeply unpopular president that john mccain can't distance himself from just by saying so (how stupid is it to think that the mccain line about "i'm not george bush" was a turning point either in the debate or the campaign? ...

Aug 29, 2008
wade, the agenda of big oil and continuing george bush's failed economic policies -- that's not the change we need, it's just more of the same," said bill burton, obama campaign spokesman."

tha malcontent said...
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Shaw Kenawe said...

No, Joe, the laugh is on you. I don't call Bush any names. I told you most of the text is from news sources or other bloggers' sources. Nowhere do I question Bush's patriotism, honor or intelligence. And your copied and pasted texts prove me correct.

For example, Aug. 29, 2008, example is a QUOTE FROM AN OBAMA CAMPAIGN WORKER, not me.

So that is not me speaking, and nowhere in that quote is Mr. Bush's honor called into question. It is a legitimate criticism.

The Oct. 16, 2008 example says NOTHING ABOUT BUSH.

The March 28, 2008, example is criticizing THE NEW YORK TIMES, not Bush.

The March 18, 2009, example says nothing about Bush, and was a quote from another source.

And so are the rest.

There is not one instance in all of those examples where I use mud-slinging. Not one.

Whomever gave you those examples as "mud-slinging," apparently has no reading skills, and has utterly and hilariously failed in making his/her case.

Nice try, but epic fail.

tha malcontent said...

Vulgarities? I don't recall any vulgarities, but if you say so it must be so.
You have every right to do as you see fit.
Frankly I really don't appreciate my comments being deleted. Personally, I consider my time valuable. If I spend my time commenting on a blog only to have my comment deleted or dismissed, then maybe you don’t appreciate my comments as much as you do someone like Shaw’s.. Like I said, I don’t even recall what vulgarities you are talking about, because although I may use some “adult” terms and phrases but I don’t make a habit of using vulgarities.
However it's your blog and your ball so you can run with it as you see fit.

Joe said...

tha malcontent: You used the "S" word in bold letters just before "I just spit...", and that is not allowed. I'm sorry if you don't like that or if it offends you, but that's the way it is on my blog.

I only edited the one word and did not delete the entire comment, but you do as you wish.

If I am not consistant, then the lefties will have real foder to use against me. They already use a great deal of false fodder.

Joe said...

SK: "It must be awful to have to live with the fact that his was one of the worst presidencies in modern history."

That, of course, does not count as Bush bashing because you said it here just a few comments ago.

Did I get that right?

Mahndisa said...

I’ve been reading through the past few week’s of blog posts that I’ve missed and this is the first one that got me riled up enough to comment.
BHO is not a good president, no matter how you look at it! Skin color does not make or break an individual; however, (even in this day and age) it may or may not open doors of opportunity. I spent a lot of years on active duty in the US Army and let me tell you – everyone bled the same color when wounded – regardless of skin color. I have said all that to say that I do not assess BHO’s performance based upon skin color, I assess BHO’s performance upon the outcome of his policies and actions. He receives a failing grade because our nation is not better off; in fact, as BWU points out, we are worse off (by Trillions) in just one short year.

On another note:
If the NAACP wants to present even a modicum of credibility , then they must issue a statement of condemnation for the actions [of some members] of the New Black Panthers. If a grass-roots movement that has no organized leadership is targeted for disruptive retribution because of alleged racism of demonstration participants, shouldn’t the NAACP be even more indignant toward proven racist actions of the Black Panthers?

It appears to me that the ones hollering “Racism,” are in fact the true racists!
PS... I am an American of predominantly German descent… does that make me a European-American? No it does not! It makes me an AMERICAN… Think about that when you call yourselves African-Americans!
Shaw Kenawe From your comments, you come on a little strong at times and because of that, people do not take you seriously why not try to hold back on your revision of history!
I don't agree with calling "progressives" names, but they are starting to pissing me off .

Shaw Kenawe said...

"That, of course, does not count as Bush bashing because you said it here just a few comments ago."

Joe, that is not bashing Bush.

That happens to be the opinion of a of over 300 history professors at American colleges and universities. It's an opinion about his ADMINISTRATION. I have never called into question Mr. Bush patriotism, his religous sincerity, his citizenship or any other personal attributes as I have read here with regard to Mr. Obama.

I do not quarrel with your right to your negative opinion about Mr. Obama and his administration. What I find reprehensible are people here who pontificate and pompously declare that he is not a real Christian, or that he hates America.

That is not criticism of his policies those are ad hominen attacks.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Mahndisa wrote: "I have said all that to say that I do not assess BHO’s performance based upon skin color, I assess BHO’s performance upon the outcome of his policies and actions. He receives a failing grade because our nation is not better off; in fact, as BWU points out, we are worse off (by Trillions) in just one short year."

That's an opinion you're entitled to, but there are plenty of people who disagree. So it follows you are not necessarily the last word on that. A number of historians whose business it is to know about these things have determined that he is among America's top 20 presidents already.

Mahndisa wrote: "On another note:
If the NAACP wants to present even a modicum of credibility , then they must issue a statement of condemnation for the actions [of some members] of the New Black Panthers."

I'm curious. Did you demand a statement of condemnation from the Tea Party people who held up signs depicting Mr. Obama as an African witchdoctor with a bone through his nose or the many other documented racist signs? If you didn't, your demand would seem a bit hypocritical.


Mahndisa wrote: PS... I am an American of predominantly German descent… does that make me a European-American? No it does not! It makes me an AMERICAN… Think about that when you call yourselves African-Americans!"

Less than 50 years ago southern states allowed their white citizens to murder African-Americans with no fear of punishment from the law. It is only in our recent history that our African-American citizens have become full participants in America's cultural and political life.

I don't think that happened to German Americans. I don't recall hearing about state governments looking the other way while German-Americans were being lynched. Your example isn't a valid one. You and your fellow German-Americans got a pass because you blended into the white population.

Mahndisa wrote: "Shaw Kenawe From your comments, you come on a little strong at times and because of that, people do not take you seriously why not try to hold back on your revision of history!"

Yeah. I've heard that certain members of the male sex get all wee-wee'd up when a woman has strong opinions. How old are you? Young men NEVER accuse me of coming on too strong. They like a woman with strong convictions and not some shrinking violet who has to behave for the dominant males.

You also give me no example of my revision of history. Just an accusation with nothing to back it up. IOW, useless opinion.

Shaw Kenawe said...
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ablur said...

Lets see........George W. Bush was a progressive with a one world government theology and a few (very few) conservative leanings.
Obama is a progressive with a one world government theology and with very liberal leanings.
So is it any wonder that 2/3 of everything BO does looks alot like what GW did.
In reality we haven't changed but the name on the mail box.
Perhaps we can say that BO is younger and faster at flushing our republic.

Joe said...

ablur: Flushing...isn't that a city in New York?

SK: Hold it! HOLD IT! Since when do YOU get to define what is Bush bashing?

You call his "...the worst presidencies in modern history" and then get to say that's not bashing?

That's bashing, SK, that's bashing.

There are as many people who disagree with you as agree with you. Professors, former car dealers (whose dealerships were taken from them for no reason except PCism), many bankers I know as well as others.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Joe, you really, really, really don't get it.

Criticising Bush's PRESIDENCY and saying it was a disaster is not the same as questioning his religious sincerity, his patriotism, his honor, questioning his citizenship, or saying he hates America.

It's an opinion of the job he did as president.

Apparently you've never heard of an ad hominem attack--something you make on Mr. Obama all the time.

Saying someone did a crappy job is not the same as saying someone is crappy.

What don't you get about that?

You may be the nicest person in the world, but I'll bet you'd do a crappy job in removing a tumor from someone's brain.

Leticia said...

"Of course, people who find no good whatsoever in any way, shape or form in Mr. Obama are to be dismissed out of hand, because that opinion is rot, and it comes from unhinged hatred, not based in reality."

For the record, I do not hate Obama, I hate or rather despise his politics, his agenda, his stance on abortion, homosexuality, protecting and standing up for terrorists, suing Arizona, spending our tax dollars and putting us into debt and behaving like some kind movie star, he behaves beneath the dignity of how a US president should behave. He and his administration have stomped on the constitution. He is a derelict.

Not hatred, but disgust.

Joe said...

SK: You really, really, really don't get it, do you?

"...not the same as questioning his religious sincerity, his patriotism, his honor, questioning his citizenship, or saying he hates America."

I never SAID you questioned his religious sincerity, his patriotism, his honor, questioned his citizenshop or said he hates America.

Those are not the only elements of bashing...are they?

No, they're not.

Joe said...

SK: "...You may be the nicest person in the world, (I am, BTW) but I'll bet you'd do a crappy job in removing a tumor from someone's brain."

Actually, I'd have absolutely no trouble whatsoever removing a tumor from someone's brain.

Whether they'd live to tell about it is quite another matter.

Joe said...

Leticia: Trouble is, when a conservative points out the errors of the ways of a liberal, it's hatred. When a liberal points out the perceived errors of a conservative it's "fact," even if it is not true.

That's just the way they're wired. They cannot help themselves. It's a bona fide mental disorder.

Cutiepies World said...

Like most liberals, I am sorry Shaw Kenawe but you just don't seem to get it. BO is the closest thing to a socialist America has ever seen. And we just don't like it. It's not enough he has already nationalized healtcare and the sneaky, sleazy control of the government, Obama has weakened the presidency and strengthened the power of Congress.
he is killing private enterprise. His methods are simple: take over or regulate. If that is success then bring on failure!
What bothers me is the undereducated masses...that will take your Blog as Gospel, then rant and rave to whomever will listen that they are deprived of something and want the government to do something about it and want me to pay more taxes to fund it. Also I feel that these undereducated masses are also a major reason why a government such as ours can get so far out of touch. I want less government, I want less programs, I do not want to pay more taxes. I dont want to tell anyone else what to do. I will abide by all laws as I have, and will always, even if I disagree with a law. I feel that the wars and tarp were mistakes, but I stand behind the actions because I take responsibility for voting for George W. Bush.
He forced through a Healthcare system by pay-offs, threats, and bullying that we Americans do not like. He shows little interest in working hard for the citizens preferring to jet around campaigning and partying too often and not focused on jobs, oil spill, and deficits. By any realistic review, he is a failure!

Joe said...

Cutiepies World: Thanks for stopping buy. You hit the proverbial nail on the head with your comment.

Anonymous said...

Amen Cutiepies!

lisa said...

I can't believe how many anti Obama e-mails I get now. Even my old ex-neighbor who is a die hard democrat and my friend's dad who is a retired school teacher.
I sat next to a woman on the train last week who is in the financial industry and she said this president is devastating the economy. I deal with many businesses and not one of them likes this admin, not one.
Even my neighbor who is in the Union is disgusted.
They don't get it this is America not a Socialist Nation,not a dictatorship,not a pro big government country.
This admin is the polar opposite of the majority and we need to keep educating the uneducated.
The hard line Progressives will never turn their back on their guy no matter how he screws up the country because they have too much invested in him. They would prefer to go down with the ship than to stand against it.
Love Cutiepie's commnet

Joe said...

lisa: "America not a Socialist Nation..."

Trouble is, most Americans don't know the definition of Socialism, so they don't recognize that we're headed for it.

lisa said...

Good point Joe and a scary thought indeed.
Oh me and my unfounded fears.