Originally Posted by LSB
It's always the same thing from all the Right Wingers. "HATE, HATE, HATE," But when you ask WHY and show me the specifics they just can't.
Not that Obama has turned out the way I had hoped ie. Afghanistan invasion and handing over a shitload of new customers to the HMOs but look what he has to work against.
I don't think we know a lot of what Bush did. He only looks squeaky clean because a lot of it didn't come out or hasn't yet.
Obama is just getting hung up for things coming out on his own watch.
At the same time, it's all too easy for left-wingers to lay everything at Bush's feet instead of recognizing Obama's own weaknesses. Obama is a narcissistic buffoon who really wants to be squeaky clean. Bush wasn't nearly as narcissistic...but certainly a buffoon!
There were a lot of programs that started under Bush (Patriot Act, DHS) and situations that began under Bush that got MUCH worse under Obama (IRS, Fast & Furious). Obama can't blame Bush when he was complicit in neither fixing nor ending these situations--but he negligently or complicitly exascerbated them.
"Oh, but the ball was already rolling!...."
Any of these fiascos could have had the brakes applied in a 1.5-2yr time frame.