Friday, November 2, 2012

Dear Jeb

You've been complaining that Obama blames your brother 'Dubya' for what happened during his presidency.

Let me be clear.

It is not ONLY Obama who blames your brother.  We ALL DO.

That is because your brother and his policies were an unmitigated disaster. Your brother was one of the worst presidents in our entire history, and the single WORST president in the past century.

It's not ONLY your brother however, that bears the responsibility of those EPIC FAILURES. It was the neocons and other right wing nuts, groups to which you belong, who have failed policies, failed ideas, and not to mince words here -- failed priorities and values.

Your Republican economic policies frankly suck, especially your tax policies.

Your other Republican domestic policies frankly suck, and the bad ones are too numerous to list here.

Your Republican foreign policies suck worst of all.

So quit your damned whining about your brother; he deserves every bit of blame he gets.

And btw - we don't think much of you, either, after your hanging chad fiasco and voter disenfranchisement and election tampering in Florida. We also still don't believe the lying promises from your party either, and the obstructionist tactics you have employed have justifiably merited the highest disapproval ratings in the history of ratings for Congress.

It is highly unlikely YOU will ever be president; and if you want to know why, look in the mirror - and blame the failures of your brother.  It is because neither of you know how to lead or govern.

Just so we're clear.


  1. Dog, if Bush's policies were so bad, why does it seem that the President hasn't done enough to overturn them. I am not arguing the devastation of Bush's policies. It just doesn't seem like President Obama has done enough to reverse the damage.

  2. Because he was too busy trying to get anything done - he has had most of his appointments to federal courts blocked, most legislation blocked, etc. His first two years he tried to be bi-partisan --- to much so, imho -- rather than go with what he wanted to do steamrolling the GOP. Even as a minority, the GOP was pretty effective at being obstructive, particularly the way the Senate rules are set up.

    As he found out, when they had the opportunity to be in any kind of power, they only became more obstructive.

    To see the extent to which Obama tried to undo Bush's policies, I refer you not only to the legislation he supported but to his 100+ executive orders.

    I wish Obama had done more, but he definitely did not approve torture, he did not invade anyone else, he did not support trickle down economics. I wish he had been more aggressive in many respects than he was - he was blamed for it anyway, so he had nothing to lose. But given that caveat, he did try.

    If you see him as a centrist rather than a liberal, what he did do, and how he did it, seem more consistent. While I disagree with that position, I applaud his consistencies and his effort to be president of the entire country, including conservative bits and bobs.