by the Left Coast Rebel
As bad as thing are under Obama, many in the limited government movement have tucked away old wounds of conservative betrayal and are now waxing fondly over George W. Bush.
Conservatives republicans like Sean Hannity are pimping his new book and featuring him on their shows, talking him up and pointing to the differences between the Agitator in Chief and Bush.
This tells me two different things -
a). Just how bad Obama actually is. Essentially juxtaposed to anyone this side of....well any president looks good compared to the man. Carter looks like a great president in comparison.
b). People that should know better sure have short memories. I can think of dozens of reasons why I don't feel an ounce of "Miss My Yet" emotion.
Michelle Malkin has been blogging for far longer than I have. She covered the historic betrayal of limited government principles that Bush ushered in. Here's just a few:
Malkin's list doesn't even include other travesties such as the trillion dollar + Medicare prescription drug program, ballooning the Department of Education, refusal to enforce border policy, silence on Ramos and Compeon, mismanaged wars....and a general growth in the federal government that one would have to look back to the 1960s and Lyndon Johnson to replicate.
Bush then oversaw the $85 billion bailout of AIG and prepared the $25 billion auto bailout. In October, the Republicans swallowed the Bush crap sandwich and blindly bowed to naked emperor Paulson, and John McCain proposed a $300 billion mortgage bailout that dwarfed Obama’s campaign proposal.
1) joined with open-borders progressives McCain and Kennedy to try to force shamnesty down our throats;
2) massively expanded the federal role in education;
3) championed the Medicare prescription drug entitlement using phony math;
4) kowtowed to the jihadi-enabling Saudis;
5) stocked DHS with incompetents and cronies;
6) pushed Hillarycare for housing;
8. nominated crony Harriet Myers to the Supreme Court;
9) pre-socialized the economy for Obama by embracing TARP, the auto bailouts, the AIG bailout, and in his own words:
Don't fall for it, conservatives. Bush was no fiscal conservative and don't you dare let the republican party push another "compassionate conservative" (another Reagan legacy betrayal in and of itself) to grab the nomination in 2012.
Nothing short of the future of the nation is at stake and another big government, socialism-co-opting republican president will be the nail in the coffin of America.
List other Bush betrayals in the comments and I will put them up here....
Discussion at Memeorandum.