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obama is victim of bush's failed promises

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.

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missbreezy214

Asked by missbreezy214 at 5:52 PM on Jun. 18, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • 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.
    missbreezy214

    Answer by missbreezy214 at 5:53 PM on Jun. 18, 2010

  • 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
    missbreezy214

    Answer by missbreezy214 at 5:53 PM on Jun. 18, 2010

  • 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 ).
    missbreezy214

    Answer by missbreezy214 at 5:53 PM on Jun. 18, 2010

  • 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.



    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 p
    missbreezy214

    Answer by missbreezy214 at 5:54 PM on Jun. 18, 2010

  • How? He's supposed to clean up Bush's mess and he's just making it more messy.
    GinNTonic

    Answer by GinNTonic at 5:54 PM on Jun. 18, 2010

  • 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?
    missbreezy214

    Answer by missbreezy214 at 5:55 PM on Jun. 18, 2010

  • Obviously a sarcastic article... but what do you think?
    missbreezy214

    Answer by missbreezy214 at 5:56 PM on Jun. 18, 2010

  • I LOVE IT!!!! Like I said in an earlier post...as quickly as the media jumps to your defense and "promotes" you they will turn on a dime and be your worst enemy!! Or as the law of physics goes: "What goes up, must eventually come down!"


    There's blood in the political waters and the media sharks are beginning to circle! LOL

    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 6:14 PM on Jun. 18, 2010

  • I love it! It would be nice if Bush would just go back home to Texas, and let Obama run the country the way he said he would. I mean, really, Bush's terms are over, he needs to just let it go, now, and get back home.

    Oh, and to add a bit to the article, I'm sure that somehow it is Bush's fault that it took Obama so long to get to Louisiana, to view the damage from Kat I mean the oil spill.
    29again

    Answer by 29again at 6:25 PM on Jun. 18, 2010

  • Oh, yeah...and libs wonder why Republicans (except the RINOs) and fiscal conservatives outright REFUSE to sign on to whatever bills Obama, Pelosi or Reid put together/sponsor/endorse!?!? Because with those fools at the helm, Republicans will ALWAYS be the reason why it didn't work! Why would anyone sign on when you know full-well that Dems will instantly point the finger of blame at you when policies don;t come together as planned!

    Since they don;t have any current Republicans to blame, they just revert back to the last Republican they CAN blame--GW Bush!!! LOL F-A-I-L!!!!! :o)
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 6:48 PM on Jun. 18, 2010

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