It seems that a story is floating around the blogosphere about a Billboard that has been up for about a month around Chicago, Illinois. Take a look at the picture below hosted from this article:
It would seem that most people at first would think of answering no. I for one do not miss the outrageous spending that went on under Bush and the Republican Congress at the time. And the false information that directly led to the Iraqi war was a blunder we meddled through that we are still paying for. (Despite that most Iraqi’s are grateful for their freedom).
On the other hand, I look at our current President, Obama and my answer quickly turns to a Hell Yes! Why? While Bush was no fiscal conservative, he truly had our backs starting in 2001 through 2008. No major attacks happened on our soil again and most of us felt safe and protected. Bush is a deeply spiritual man and as president he led our nation, despite the constant attacks on his character, intellect and charisma. Everyone thinks W. is dumb, but they don’t exactly hand out Harvard MBA’s to dumb people, do they?
When I consider Obama’s blunders, they are monumental. Our economy is nearing collapse, spending in Washington is a run-away train; several more Trillion dollars more than Bush ever spent, Iran is close to getting a Nuclear Weapon, Obama never lent any support to Iran when Freedom Protests were going on, Obama has never fulfilled his promises on drilling for oil, Jobless Rates are soaring, Obama lecturing the Supreme Court and US Citizens like we are children, and of course taxes are going to go up to pay for this pig of the US Government wearing lipstick. Do I need to go on? Do I even have to mention nationalized healthcare?
Regardless of who put up the Billboard, Bush was not a socialist and he did not seek to penalize Banks and other Corporations for trying to make a profit and creating jobs. This whole recession started with the housing collapse that is directly linked to Barney Frank and his Democratic Cronies deregulating the housing market and banks safeguards that Republicans warned about in the early 2000’s. Does anyone mention that? Not in any media report I can find. The only thing I can find is Obama is trying to regulate banks more than what his democratic Friends took away in the first place. Crippling Banks, raising the Capital Gains tax is not doing anyone any favors. Obama is on a path for the Government to take away our freedom, not to protect it.
Bush had his faults and he was no Ronald Reagan. But compared to Obama’s socialist policies, W’s portrait needs to be put on Mount Rushmore. After all, despite everything, at least W. was a true American. Can you say the same for Obama? I’m not sure I can.