That darn George Bush

Written by a very liberal


an opinion piece by Chuck Green who writes
"Greener Pastures" for the Denver Post Aurora
Sentinel…one of the more liberal papers in the
country. Additionally, Mr. Green is a life long
Democrat…so this is rather a stunning

is victim of Bush’s failed promises

Greener Pastures
Column — Posted

Barack Obama is
setting a record-setting number of records
during his first year in office.
budget ever. Largest deficit ever. Largest
number of broken promises ever. Most
self-serving speeches ever. Largest number of
agenda-setting failures ever. Fastest dive in
popularity ever.

Wow! Talk about

Just one year ago. fresh from his
inauguration celebrations. President Obama was
flying high. After one of the nation’s most
inspiring political campaigns, the election of
America ‘s first black president had captured
the hopes and dreams of millions. To his devout
followers, it was inconceivable that a year
later his administration would be gripped in
self-imposed crisis.

Of course, they
don’t see it as self-imposed. It’s all George
Bush’s fault.

George Bush, who doesn’t
have a vote in congress and who no longer
occupies the White House, is to blame for it

He broke Obama’s promise to put all
bills on the White House web site for five days
before signing them.

He broke Obama’s
promise to have the congressional health care
negotiations broadcast live on C-SPAN.

broke Obama’s promise to end earmarks.

broke Obama’s promise to keep unemployment from
rising above 8 percent.

He broke Obama’s
promise to close the detention center at
Guantanamo in the first year.

He broke
Obama’s promise to make peace with direct, no
precondition talks with America ‘s most
hate-filled enemies during his first year in
office, ushering in a new era of global

He broke Obama’s promise to
end the hiring of former lobbyists into high
White House jobs.

He broke Obama’s
promise to end no-compete contracts with the

He broke Obama’s promise to
disclose the names of all attendees at closed
White House meetings.

He broke Obama’s
promise for a new era of bipartisan cooperation
in all matters .

He broke Obama’s promise
to have chosen a home church to attend Sunday
services with his family by Easter of last

Yes. it’s all George Bush’s fault.
President Obama is nothing more than a puppet in
the never-ending. failed Bush

only George Bush wasn’t still in charge, all of
President Obama’s problems would be solved. His
promises would have been kept, the economy would
be back on track, Iran would have stopped its
work on developing a nuclear bomb and would be
negotiating a peace treaty with Israel . North
would have ended its tyrannical regime,
and integrity would have been restored to the
federal government.

Oh, and did I mention
what it would be like if the Democrats. under
the leadership of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid,
didn’t have the heavy yoke of George Bush around
their necks? There would be no ear marks, no
closed-door drafting of bills, no increase in
deficit spending, no special-interest influence
(unions), no vote buying (Nebraska,

If only George Bush wasn’t
still in charge, we’d have real change by

All the broken promises, all the
failed legislation and delay (health care
, immigration reform) is not President
Obama’s fault or the fault of the
Democrat-controlled Congress. It’s all George
Bush’s fault.

Take for example the
decision of Eric Holder, the president’s
attorney general, to hold terrorists’ trials in
New York City . Or his decision to try the
Christmas Day underpants bomber as a

Two disastrous

Certainly those were bad
judgments based on poor advice from George

Need more proof?

You might
recall that when Scott Brown won last month’s
election to the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts ,
capturing "the Ted Kennedy seat," President
Obama said that Brown’s victory was the result
of the same voter anger that propelled Obama
into office in 2008. People were still angry
about George Bush and the policies of the past
10 years and they wanted change.

according to the president, the voter rebellion
in Massachusetts last month was George Bush’s

Therefore, in retaliation, they
elected a Republican to the Ted Kennedy seat,
ending a half-century of domination by
It is all George Bush’s

Will the failed administration of
George Bush ever end, and the time for hope and
change ever arrive?

Will President Obama
ever accept responsibility for
something… anything?

(Chuck Green is a
veteran Colorado journalist and former
editor-in-chief of The Denver

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