Just a few short weeks ago the United States of America had a real President, who knew how to act, govern, and how to take a hit and never be petty and vindictive. We had a gentle, kind, honorable and decent man in office – a person who cherished life.
Right now it is quite popular for certain conservatives to bash Bush. I’m furious.
“…It is now highly fashionable for Republican thought leaders to throw George W. Bush under the bus. I didn’t work in the White House, and nobody will ever confuse me with a “Bushie.” But in my view, our 43rd president took enough arrows from the left. He shouldn’t have to take so many from the right.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, in a recent speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference, summed up the right’s newfound disgust with all things Bush: “There is a Bush-Obama continuity in economic policy, which is, frankly, a disaster for this country and cannot work.”
Newt’s comments were purposefully provocative and perfectly wrong.
There is no continuity between George W. Bush and Barack Obama. One believes in the free-market system; the other deeply distrusts it. One loved the investment class; the other has shown deep disdain for it. One pushed against domestic spending, the other pushes for it. One pushed to boost defense and intelligence spending; the other will seek to slash it. …”