Here’s 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
lifelong Democrat. So this is a rather a stunning piece…
Obama is victim of Bush’s
Barack Obama is
setting a record-setting number of records during his first term in
Largest number of
broken promises ever.
Most self-serving speeches
Largest number of
agenda-setting failures ever.
Fastest dive in
Wow ! Talk about change.
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
He broke Obama’s promise, to put all bills on the White House
website for five days before signing them.
He broke Obama’s promise, to
have the congressional health care negotiations broadcast live on
He broke Obama’s promise, to end earmarks.
Obama’s promise, to keep unemployment from rising above 8 percent.
broke Obama’s promise, to close the detention center at Guantanamo in the first
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 cooperation.
He broke Obama’s
promise, to end the hiring of former lobbyists into high White House
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 year.
Yes, it’s all George Bush’s fault! President
Obama is nothing more than a puppet in the never-ending failed Bush
If 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 Korea would have
ended its tyrannical regime, and integrity would have been restored to the
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, Louisiana
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 reform, 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 civilian.
Certainly those were bad judgments based on poor advice from
George Bush !
Need more proof?
You might recall that when Scott
Brown won the election to the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts , capturing “The
Ted Kennedy Seat”, President Obama said, 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.
Yes, according to
the president, the voter rebellion in Massachusetts, was George Bush’s
Therefore, in retaliation, they elected a Republican to the Ted
Kennedy seat, ending a half-century of domination by Democrats. It is all George
Bush’s fault !
Will the failed
administration of George Bush ever end, and the time for hope and change ever
Will President Obama ever accept responsibility for something
(Chuck Green is a veteran Colorado journalist and former
editor-in-chief of The Denver Post.)