Tuesday, February 9, 2010
"Miss me yet?" How could I, Mr. Bush?
Powerlineblog actually remarks "...the sentiment is one that is more widely shared by Americans every day." Seriously? I sure hope not. For one thing, it's hard for me to miss George W. Bush, because I hadn't realized he'd left. The deficits keep growing (like they did under Bush's administration), the open-ended nation-building commitments keep raging (like they did under Bush), and the welfare state keeps growing (like it did under Bush).
If you ask me, the Bush Administration just went into overdrive. How could I miss Bush? I'm getting sicker of him every day! If Powerlineblog is correct and many Americans are starting to miss Bush, that's a very ominous sign. If they are actually ready to replace Mr. Obama with another Bush, our country will only get worse.
Bush Billboard Has Strange Timing
The timing of all this is interesting, because another big headline today is from the Wall Street Journal, "Bush Was Right, Says Obama" (h.t. Memeorandum): "This weekend, Americans were treated to something new: Barack Obama defending his war policies by suggesting they merely continue his predecessor's practices."
Did you read that right? How can we miss Bush when the sitting President even acknowledges that he's simply acting as Bush would (i.e. recklessly running up our deficit to send tens of thousands more of our finest young men and women to fight in a civil war between different ethnic tribes in Afghanistan while the real enemy- terrorists- manage to successfully shoot U.S. soldiers in Fort Hood and board inbound planes with explosives).
Parting thoughts on the Bush Billboard
Americans would do well to remember that the children of Israel missed their days of slavery back in Egypt ("at least we had fresh fruit to eat in Egypt..."). They had a short memory, and so do you America. Wake up, be tough, and stand strong against the abuse and slavery you suffer from the corrupt establishment in Washington. Do not pine for Egypt. (Which is not to say that President Obama is leading us into the Promised Land by any stretch of the imagination!)
Asks the Bush Billboard: "Miss me yet?" Replies the wise patriot: "Not even close!"