Friday, July 18, 2008

What universe is Matt living in?

I fully understand that Matt Margolis is a partisan hack, but no partisan hack is this stupid.

George W. Bush and the Republicans in Congress successfully turn around a slumping economy, waged a war on terrorism, and passed all sorts of important legislation on education with bipartisan majorities…

Uh, Matt: you are aware that under the Clinton Economy, we experienced the creation of 18 million new jobs; unemployment dropped to 4.2% - the lowest rating in peacetime since 1957; we had a balanced budget and a federal surplus? And what's this nonsense about the GOP waging a war on terror? Under the Bush Administration, this country was lied into starting a war of choice, while taking our eyes off of the real perpetrators of 9/11(Osama Bin Laden, Al-Qaeda, and the Taliban ring any bells there?), and destroyed an entire country in five years. Exactly which of these accomplishments would you really want to boast and brag about?

Wait folks! It gets better from here:

Since the Democrats have returned the majority, the economy has slowed down, gas prices have gone up,

Please don't pin your president's fuck-ups on Congress. It's not the fault of a Democratic Congress that the economy is in a recession and gas prices are going through the roof.

Yet, Pelosi says Bush is the failure?

Under the Bush years the following have happened:
-a war sold to the Congress, the American people, and to our armed forces, based on false evidence that Saddam Hussein has Weapons of Mass Destruction. As a result, over 4,000 American troops have been sent to meat grinder, with countless Iraqi civilians killed, their country thrown in disarray, and a civil war re-ignited between two factions of Muslims; not to mention the primary focus taken off finding and hunting down those responsible for the 9/11 attacks and the resurgence of Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan.
-an economy that had a balanced budget and a national surplus under the Clinton Administration, now turned into a national debt, now a recession thanks to Bush's tax cuts to the wealthiest 1% of Americans. Oh and by the way: we owe China billions of dollars.
-the arm of partisanship extends to the Justice Department, firing nine U.S. Attorneys for not being loyal to the president.
-shredding the Constitution (the same one of which he swore on twice to uphold and defend) by passing laws that violate our nations right to privacy without a warrant, and the suspension of a person's right to the writ of habeas corpus, all done in the name of 'protecting the nation safe from the terrorists.'

To be fair, it isn't just Bush's leadership that has failed....it's also Nancy Pelosi's and Harry Reid's leadership that have been widely talked about, but rarely, if ever, seen in the halls of Congress.

2 comments:

Count Istvan said...

Oh boy the BTL's :) Yeah gas prices didn't go up until 2006. Douchebag.

Anonymous said...

Educate yourself - Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac under the leadership of Barney Frank led this country to its current recession. The President does not have anything to do with any of it only Congress has those powers, which has been run by Democrats for the last 8 years. Just this summer Barney and friends (Barney Frank not the gay prurple barney) went on C-SPAN and other news shows saying "Nothing is wrong with Fannie Mae, it is on solid ground and under solid leadership" Nothing was further from the truth. They're bad behavior of giving loans to people who could not afford them so they could earn bonuses and Congress' denials are what led to the financial crisis we are in now. The Republicans called them on the floor about the questionable tactics at Fannie Mae and FRank and other Democrats lied about it. You can thank them for our current financila meltdown. President Bush had nothing to do with it because that area falls outside of the powers of a President.

Tthe war was not illegal either by the way, only Congress can make a war declaration and they all voted for it including Hillary. Everyone thought Saddam had huge amounts of WMD's the intelligence from the French, British and even the Russians all said the same thing. At least now we know they did not have anything but loads of poison gas. Better than them bombing Atlanta or N.y. with a nuke. Well they could bomb Atlanta it needs it.

You need a history lesson and you need to go back and study the branches of government and what their powers are before you blame everything on President Bush.

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