Tuesday, March 01, 2011

I blame Bush

I'm kidding, of course. Well....mostly kidding.

We'll come back to that.

First, drink this in:

Is it any mystery why the Tea Party movement has made such inroads in politics? The Obama administration is growing government at such an alarming rate that many Americans legitimately worry about their long-term financial future. This is precisely why the leftist kooks' attempts to discredit Tea Party politicians and their supporters has been woefully in vain.

In 2004, President Bush was re-elected and the Republicans increased their majorities in the U.S. House and Senate. How did they respond? By expanding government as well as flubbing an opportunity to reform Social Security.

Two years later, the GOP was shellacked in the 2006 midterms, as Democrats gained control of both chambers of Congress. And while it was a certainty that Democrats would...well....act like Democrats once they regained power (i.e.spend money like a crack whore with a gold card), the GOP woefully lacked credibility when pressing the fiscal issue. In fact, one of President Bush's final acts as Commander in Chief was, in his own words, "abandoning free market principles" by bailing out some of the nations high profile banks. And because few people could draw a distinction between Bush and 2008 GOP candidate John McCain, we wound up with the most far-left President in this country's history.

I guess the only solace I can draw is we had to endure a Carter before we got a Reagan. But I am concerned that not even a Reagan-esque President can reverse the damage that has been done over the past two years.


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