Monday, January 12, 2009


I love it. De facto President George W. Bush on Fox says the Republican Party should be "compassionate." But they shouldn't change their philosophy, which includes tax cuts for the rich, service cuts for the rest of us, softening protections on the environment and refusing to take action on global warming, spying on us without warrants, and torture.

Some compassion.

Well we know the Bush-Cheney regime has been disastrous socially, politically, environmentally, scientifically. And numbers confirm what we all understand - it has sucked economically, too. To quote the Post: President Bush has presided over the weakest eight-year span for the U.S. economy in decades, according to an analysis of key data, and economists across the ideological spectrum increasingly view his two terms as a time of little progress on the nation's thorniest fiscal challenges.

"Little progress?" I'd say not. Remember when he came into office the question was what to do with the Bill Clinton budget SURPLUSES? And now we have massive deficits, achieved not in the cause of investing in infrastructure, research and development, healthcare, or schooling. No, it went to tax cuts for the rich, so they could buy additional ski lodges in Vail and summer homes in Tuscany and more Botox treatments.

The only worse Presidency since 1960 than Bush's in terms of economic growth was that of his proud Poppy, George H. W. Bush. Still want to see Jeb get a shot?

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