Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
There where insane people at both times from the start of their presidencies.
The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.
But the press has been far kinder to Obama. If Bush's college grades had been hidden, the Press would have been howling for months. Obama has taken as many vacations as Bush and you don't hear squat from the press about that (which was a silly issue with Bush since a president is never really on vacation as long as he has a phone or a SS agent near him with one)
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
I think they're both being treated the way they deserve to be treated. Their treatment is based upon their performance. If they can't do the job that they were hired to do, they deserve to be complained about.
Bush by far, no contest. Bush is scapegoated for a whole bunch of crap he had nothing to do with. America's recession is the fault of corporations and the public, not the office or his Cabinet. He's called stupid, yet he has two degrees from two different Ivy-league schools. I think the main thing is that the lies and slander being told about Bush is something lots of people believe, whereas most of the crap slung about Obama is so far-fetched it's borderline funny, like he's a Muslim and terrorist because of his middle name.
Bush was definitely in the bottom half of presidents all-time, but he gets blamed for a HEAP of stuff he has no reason to be blamed for, unless you're a far-left socialist who thinks everything should be controlled by government. Meanwhile, Obama is clearly to blame for almost everything going bad in his administration. However, vocal media and irate ideologues will make decisions for most people.
Bush - even Fox ran him into the ground and he's still being blamed for pigs flying.
A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow
Really it is about the same, but I think the media and people behind Obama treat him badly for not doing enough or being as forceful as Bush was, Bush because he was to forceful.
Bush, without question.
Even today, when the Mesiah pulls out his trademarked "It's Bush's Fault" speech, the media lap it up.
MORE Americans are dying in Afghanland than ever before. Where's Code Pinko today? Cindy Sheehan? Where's the media coverage of those clowns?