I’m trying to remember which President took a surplus and turned it into record debt and deficits; gave us the deplorable No Child Left Behind; sent the country into an unlawful war based on made up intel, and kept the funding for that war and the war in Afghanistan off the books; led the nation’s economy off of a cliff to the tune of losing 800,000 jobs per month when he left office; let Bin Laden creep away into Pakistan while invading the above mentioned country which had nothing whatsoever to do with 9-11 and cost us more than $1,040,000,000,000 in his unpaid for wars, more than 6,360 American dead and 46,542 wounded?
Oh wait, it was George W. Bush – possibly the worse President since Grant, which is saying something.
Let’s see, under which President is the economy growing again? 200,000 jobs added last month, and consistent job creation for 20 consecutive months; unemployment is falling; we got Bin Laden, Gaddafi and Al-Awalaki; we’ve pulled out of the unlawful war in Iraq; the US auto industry is back on track and repaying its loans; we’ve increased aid to Israel – including giving them weapons systems Bush refused to give them; ended the nonsensical don’t ask don’t tell policy; extended medical coverage to millions of Americans …
Bush managed to screw things up worse than any President in the 20th Century – including worse than Jimmy Carter, which took some doing; he doesn’t get a pass – President Obama inherited one huge mess, and he’s done pretty well to begin digging the country out of it. He’s not perfect, but he’s not the failure conservatives make him out to be by a long shot – compared to the the man he followed, politically speaking he’s pretty close to being the greatest thing since sliced bread.
Get over it conservatives, your last president was pitiful, your last candidate was wretched, and the current crop of pathetic wannabes are contemptible. Time to do some interior renovating of your party before the tea gets spilled over everything.