Where credit is due.
Look, I'm not such a blind partisan hack that I can't give props to a Democrat administration when said props are earned. The opposite is also true, in that I am not afraid to be critical of Republicans if indeed criticism is warranted.
With that in mind, I refer you back to a speech Barack Obama gave on the campaign trail back in the Summer of 2008.
The problem is, is that the way Bush has done it over the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the Bank of China in the name of our children, driving up our national debt from $5 trillion for the first 42 presidents – #43 added $4 trillion by his lonesome, so that we now have over $9 trillion of debt that we are going to have to pay back — $30,000 for every man, woman and child. That’s irresponsible. It’s unpatriotic.
Irresponsible? I'd be willing to go along with that. I've often expressed my dismay over President Bush's mantra of "Compassionate Conservatism" being nothing more than a euphemism for growing government. But unpatriotic?!?! A pretty strong charge, especially when leftists squealed like stuck pigs when they alleged that they themselves were called unpatriotic. Never mind that there was never any substantive proof of such charges, but that's neither here nor there.
My main point here is that President Obama has done in 2-1/2 years what his predecessor needed eight years to accomplish --- add $4 trillion to National Debt "by his lonesome." And as Ed Morrissey pointed out, deficit spending has increased 152% per month under President Obama. So by candidate Obama's standards, President Obama is 152% more unpatriotic than President George W. Bush.
So does that mean leftist kooks like Janeane Garofalo will retroactively refer to candidate Obama as a racist for insinuating that the first black President is even more "unpatriotic" than George Bush? Just a thought.