It’s time to review the George W. Bush Legacy: When Bush came into office, he not only found a balanced budget, but there was an existing treasury surplus. Therefore, it was time for a tax break-- for the wealthy. And while he was reading his favorite book, My Pet Goat, two of the America’s tallest buildings came tumbling down. So now George was advised by Vice President Dick Cheney and/or Secretary of Defense Don Rumsfeld, and/or a character named Paul Wolfowitz, along with the CIA that the Iraqis had weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and were partially responsible for the 9/11 attacks. The “Decision Maker” sent in our troops right after lying to Congress, the troops wiped out the Iraqi army. The victorious George W. Bush appears on an aircraft carrier in his slightly used flight suit and announces “Mission Accomplished,” but the US Army fought for nine more years in Iraq. So thus started the Middle East adventure.
Next, Bush’s was told to attack Afghanistan to find and kill Osama bin Laden by those same advisors. So here America is in two Middle East wars to the tune of $1,000,000,000 per day and the death of about 6,000 of America’s youth; also, an untold amount service men and women lost limbs and/or suffered post traumatic stress (PTSD). Next comes the request to raise the debt ceiling to support two wars and the Republican Congress goes for it--several times. The economy starts to fail because of deregulated banks and George leaves office.
So why would gas prices go up? Just because we spent a decade fighting in the Middle East? Under Saddam Hussein, Iraqi kept the the Iranians under control; he avoided a civil war in between the Shiits and the Sunnis. The American army and the mercenaries killed more Iraqis than the former Hussein government.
So now Obama takes office and is the blame for gas prices and the poor economy and several wars?
After the oil arrives through any pipeline, what happens? It goes into an oil cartel called OPEC; they decide the price. Those who believe American drilled oil goes directly to a refinery and then into the motorists’ gas tanks are living a dream. Exxon clears 49 billion dollars a quarter and only fools blame Obama.
If you missed the great TV comedy acts, say like Martin & Lewis, Jackie Gleason, Red Skelton, or Carol Burnett--the comedy is back and it’s called the Republican debates. The Republicans need to bring back Michelle Bachmann and Rick Perry because they were the stars of the show. To tell the truth, I was pulling for the Bachmann/Perry ticket, just think Michelle could keep us informed on the latest happenings of our revolutionary forefathers and Rick could have kept us up to date on the latest scientific discoveries by the Evangelicals.
If the anti gay marriage item makes to the voters in November, Maryland could have a great “bigot ballot” with an African-American (black man) running for president and Latinos looking for a financial break for community colleges.
And the present day Republicans are in the party of Lincoln? Am I the only person to change my party registration to Independent or Democratic?