Hello. Yeah it’s me. Been Awhile.
Sooo. I haven’t been blogging much. The reason is because I just have no idea what the hell is going on.
When Bush was in office he did stupid things all the time. He made such glaring random errors they were easy to spot, even if it was just his language. George Bush left a legacy that included a rapidly tanking housing market, destruction of civil liberties, two unmanaged wars, Tarp and a huge,( really, really huge, practically ginormous), deficit . And an unending list of quotes that make people laugh every time they read them.
My confusion comes from the fact that everyone seems to have forgotten the previous eight years. Memory has been rewritten and it turns out everything that happened during the Bush administration and all the ensuing results of very bad policies are now Barack Obama’s fault.
It’s beyond ridiculous.
The Republicans have done a fantastic job of re-writing the past to make people believe that George Bush and his crap Administration never existed.
And if you say anything about how most of this mess can be laid directly at the Bush Administration’s feet, Republicans will rend you like pack of slavering wolves. Greedy, overfed wolves.
But, folks, it did exist. The Bush Administration really did encourage the breaking of the rules of the Geneva Convention. Bush authorized rendition and created Homeland Security so your library books could be used against you in a court of law. He listened to your phone calls, peeked into your house when you were away and snatched people out of their houses using cleverly worded bits of paper. All without anyone’s approval or a court order.
He removed restrictions from the oil industry causing speculators to push gas up to over $4 a gallon. He told banks they could resume their activities from the ’80′s and helped create the housing “snafu” Because of these policies, all through 2008 people began to lose their jobs and banks went under. Not banks like “Ye Olde Bank of Hillbillyville”. No, big banks. Established and important banks. And with it the stock market tanked.
All this happened, lest we forget, during the time of the King of America. George Bush and the Republicans looted America for eight years.
Now, in the here and now, this is what Republicans are trying to stop Obama from doing:
Creating National health care so everyone can have some measure of guaranteed health.
Creating new jobs
Holding Bankers accountable and forcing them to pay fines not receive bonuses for their illicit activities.
Closing Guantanamo while simultaneously blaming him for not closing it.
Using taxpayer money for something besides lining the pockets of greedy, corrupt politicians and talk show hosts.
oh the list goes on. And on and on and on.
The worst part is that so many Americans are allowing themselves to be led by the nose by the very same people who put us here in the first place.
Somehow everyone expected all of our problems to go away in 2009. Because when I think ‘President Obama” I think “Magician” As though one man could magically make a world-wide credit crisis disappear. “Poof”
Sorry, that’s not how it works. And those politicians and talk show hosts who should be beating their breasts, rending their clothes and screaming Mea Culpa in the streets are standing firmly in the way of any progress whatsoever. And The American People are standing firmly with them helping create this roadblock. How did we the people get so completely stupid? Is there something in the water?
So I am a little confused. Why on earth, when it took an entire Congress, Senate and Executive branch eight years to destroy the American economy, are we now blaming one man who has been in office one year?
I don’t get it.