Last edited by OscarB63; 04-05-11 at 08:50 AM.
Here, in part:
Obama Blames Bush and GOP - Washington Wire - WSJBy Jared A. Favole
President Barack Obama made it clear at a fund-raiser in Atlanta today: The Democrats are still running against former President George W. Bush.
At the Democratic Party event, the president said the Republican Party hasn’t differentiated itself from his predecessor. “They don’t have a single idea that’s different from George Bush’s ideas–not one,” Obama said to applause. Obama rarely refers to Bush by name during speeches, preferring instead to say “the previous administration.”
He said Republican policies caused the recession. “We got here after 10 years
of an economic agenda in Washington that was pretty straight forward,” Obama
said. “You cut taxes for millionaires, you cut rules for special interests, and
you cut working folks loose to fend for themselves. That was the philosophy of
the last administration and their friends in Congress.”
Regardless of any influence from GWB or not, the republican party hasn't really changed its stance on anything since the 1980's, possibly earlier. It's gotten somewhat more concrete in its positions, but none of those positions have altered or adapted to new information or technology. "You cut taxes for millionaires, you cut rules for special interests, and you cut working folks loose to fend for themselves. That was the philosophy of the last administration and their friends in Congress.” This wasn't just the philosophy during Bush's time, but every republican leader since Regan.
The tactics haven't even changed since then. There's always some enemy at the gates, some reason to fear your neighbors, some desperate crisis in American values that THOSE people are perpetuating that will ruin things for decent folks. There's the constant denunciation of science and intellectuals. Not to mention the racist attitudes and religious exclusion. The republican party's platforms are a backtrack toward the dark ages. We know exactly what the republican party wants, and how it operates. There's nothing new to learn here.
Liberté. Égalité. Fraternité.
So, you're an Independent? Really?
I'm a Libertarian because while I consider myself more conservative, I also hold some liberal viewpoints as well. Seems I may be a little more "independent" than you, considering your diatribe against the GOP? It's been my experience that both the Democrats AND Republicans aren't guilt free in the state of our nation.
Would you agree?
UPDATE 1-Obama attacks Bush policies in Bush's home state | Reuters
Why Obama Will 'Own' the Recession - Capital Commerce (usnews.com)
Obama blaming Bush.....again - Philadelphia Dauphin County Republican | Examiner.com
I can keep going if you like..... also anytime he claims he "inherited" (insert issue), who do you think he is blaming?
Matthew 10:34Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.