Earlier today I emailed someone asking if they’ve noticed a pattern of attacks on GWB today. I’m trying to come up with a reason. The obvious answer is someone needs to take the blame for the mess Barack Obama is making of this country. The media and far right conservatives did their best to destroy GWB so why not blame things on him? The problem is the fact that even now, George W. Bush is behaving like George W. Bush.
The real reason George W. Bush had such low poll numbers is because of the George Soros attack machine and his willing slaves in the MSM. In order to get The One (incompetent) elected, George W. Bush had to be destroyed. And, the far right, being their usual stupid selves have followed right along like brain-dead chickens.
I don’t expect anything decent out of liberals and Democrats, but I expect something more out of Republicans and conservatives. It seems right now it is quite the thing for conservative Republicans to take their cue from Newt’s shameless behavior and do nothing but denigrate George W. Bush. They ought to be ashamed.
The real reason the Dems are winning – they are taking their cue from George Soros and are criticizing only Republicans. Conservatives are so busy slaughtering anyone who disagrees with them, that we have no chance of winning unless they grow up and learn how to act like adults, instead of pathetic immitations of the Obama-Soros Attack Machine.
You know all that beefed up border security Obama is taking credit for? I wondered why it was executed so quickly. Well, the HopeinChange administration had very little to do with it. Before he left office Bush was working on the plans. Okay, so now Obama needs to cover his tushie and make Bush look bad.
Then, to make things worse, Sarah Palin took shots at Obama by praising GWB.
“…She mocked the Obama administration’s elimination of the term “enemy combatant” and reminded the crowd that “we’re at war.” She lauded former President Bush for his efforts to prevent another terrorist attack after September 11, standing up for the 43rd president even though “the political and media elite ridiculed and mocked him.”
“It’s no small accomplishment that no terrorist attack has occurred since 9/11,” Palin said.
Adding her voice to the debate over the future of the GOP, Palin said the Republican Party would be happy to welcome Democrats and independents who might grow frustrated with Democratic overreach, but she rejected the suggestion that the party should become more moderate. Instead, she argued, Republicans need to better communicate their ideas.
“Sometimes, the middle of the fence is really the most uncomfortable place to be,” she said. “How about we just keep it simple? To grow, we’ve got to be who we are.”…”
Look, Bush is behaving in the dignified manner that you would expect of a former president of the United States. Not beating up on his successor and so on and letting him succeed and fail or fail on his own.
That’s in quite stark contrast to Vice President Dick Cheney, who is out there. You can barely bat him away with a stick. He’s giving interviewing to everybody, CNN and FOX and everybody else. And what is he doing? He’s finding every occasion that he can to bash Obama. It’s very undignified, and he should cut it out.
The latest thing he said is Obama is, “Making sine choices that, in fact, in my mind, will raise the risk to the American people of another attack.”
Now, I don’t think that’s constructive. I think it’s just meant to beat up on Obama.
BARNES: It was. But, look, I don’t think the tradition of a former president not criticizing his successors applies to vice presidents. I’ve never heard that anyway. And good for President Bush and his father not criticizing their successor, something that obviously President Carter has violated, and Bill Clinton has occasionally, but not that often.
Look, it’s great to see Bush on the verge of actually getting some credit — may not happen for a few years — for his Iraq intervention, which worked, created a democracy.
There’s one group, I haven’t heard of until recently, is giving Bush credit and that’s the Iraqi people. Look, at recent poll of over 2,000 Iraqi shows 46 percent say they feel secure where they live, which is in Iraq. Last March, only 20 percent could say that. Pretty impressive, huh? I thought so….”
Maybe Jeff Jacoby at the Boston Globe has one of the reasons:
“…For a long time the foes of both the Iraq war and the president who launched it insisted that none of this was possible – that the war was lost, that there was no military solution to the sectarian slaughter, that the surge would only make the violence worse. Victory was not an option, the critics declared; the only option was to partition Iraq and get out. Time and again it was said that the war would forever be remembered as Bush’s folly, if not indeed as the worst foreign policy mistake in US history.
Even now, with a stubbornness born of partisan hostility or political ideology, there are those who cannot bring themselves to utter the words “victory” and “Iraq” in the same sentence. But six years after the war began, it is ending in victory. As in every war, the price of that victory was higher than we would have wished. The price of defeat would have been far higher….”
After searching for several hours I finally hit a “bingo!”. Americans United for Change, owned by George Soros, is spending $700,000 in ads blaming George W. Bush for Barack Obama’s mistakes. I KNEW IT.
“…President Obama’s allies are seeking to drive home their argument that Obama is trying to fix an economic mess he inherited. The group Americans United for Change is spending more than $700,000 airing a new ad in 12 states that blames ex-President George W. Bush for the tanking economy. “For eight years, the Bush Administration turned our economy into a house of cards,” the announcer on the ad laments. “Last fall that house came tumbling down.”
The group touts Obama’s budget as a tonic to treat a sick economy. “Now President Obama has drawn up a budget blue print that will rebuild our economy on a solid foundation. Jobs, health care, education, clean energy – reform,” the announcer says….”
George Soros spent hundreds of millions trying to destroy both George W. Bush and the nation. It appears as though he is succeeding on the latter, but he never could destroy GWB. One of these years, when the dust settles, history is going to examine the hatchet job the Soros based media did to GWB, who would come out the heroic figure that he actually is.
“…Immediately after 9/11 there was a spontaneous outpouring of sympathy for us worldwide. It has given way to an equally widespread resentment. There are many more people willing to risk their lives to kill Americans than there were on September 11 and our security, far from improving as President Bush claims, is deteriorating. I am afraid that we have entered a vicious circle of escalating violence where our fears and their rage feed on each other. It is not a process that is likely to end any time soon. If we re-elect President Bush we are telling the world that we approve his policies – and we shall be at war for a long time to come.
I realize that what I am saying is bound to be unpopular. We are in the grip of a collective misconception induced by the trauma of 9/11, and fostered by the Bush administration. No politician could say it and hope to get elected. That is why I feel obliged to speak out. There is a widespread belief that President Bush is making us safe. The opposite is true. President Bush failed to finish off bin Laden when he was cornered in Afghanistan because he was gearing up to attack Iraq. And the invasion of Iraq bred more people willing to risk their lives against Americans than we are able to kill – generating the vicious circle I am talking about.
President Bush likes to insist that the terrorists hate us for what we are – a freedom loving people – not what we do. Well, he is wrong on that. He also claims that the torture scenes at Abu Graib prison were the work of a few bad apples. He is wrong on that too. They were part of a system of dealing with detainees put in place by Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and our troops in Iraq are paying the price.
How could President Bush convince people that he is good for our security, better than John Kerry? By building on the fears generated by the collapse of the twin towers and fostering a sense of danger. At a time of peril, people rally around the flag and President Bush has exploited this. His campaign is based on the assumption that people do not really care about the truth and they will believe practically anything if it is repeated often enough, particularly by a President at a time of war. There must be something wrong with us if we fall for it. For instance, some 40% of the people still believe that Saddam Hussein was connected with 9/11 – although it is now definitely established by the 9/11 Commission, set up by the President and chaired by a Republican, that there was no connection. I want to shout from the roof tops: “Wake up America. Don’t you realize that we are being misled?”
President Bush has used 9/11 to further his own agenda which has very little to do with fighting terrorism. There was an influential group within the Bush administration led by Vice President Dick Cheney that was itching to invade Iraq long before 9/11. The terrorist attack gave them their chance. If you need a tangible proof why President Bush does not deserve to be re-elected, consider Iraq….”