The Last Republican Presidency Was the Single Greatest Failure In American History: Why Americans Don't Want A Repeat!

 

***LET'S BE COMPLETELY FAIR***

The LAST REPUBLICAN PRESIDENCY ended being the greatest failure in American history.

Even if you take the WORST 10 Presidents combined, it still wouldn't equal the massive and complete failure of the Bush Presidency.

(1) The 2000 "Cook the Books" Fiasco led to the greatest series of Corporate Collapses in American history including companies like Enron and MCI Telecomm.
(2) The 2001 9/11 Terrorist Attacks were the worst in history.
(3) The Terrorist Attacks usher in the 2001 Recession.
(4) The Iraq & Afghanistan Wars start and end up costing the American People $3,000,000,000,000 with Dick Cheney's company Halliburton racking in billions of dollars in tax payer income only to find out the reasons for the wars are based on LIES. No one is prosecuted. The Middle East is left is mass chaos (still).
(4) 2007-08 Crash cost approximately $16,000,000,000,000,000 to correct.
(5) Millions and millions of jobs are lost in the greatest economic collapse in modern world history.
(6) The great FRAUDCLOSURE event leaves millions of families destitute (still).
(7) Tens of thousand Wall Street Fraudsters & Banksters are not prosecuted and get to keep their wealth (still).

All of this happened under REPUBLICAN WATCH. And Republicans want to another try? Are we sure we want to watch another painful repeat of the same ol' same ol' crap?

Don't think so.

Comments

Thomas Sutrina Added Mar 14, 2016 - 1:57pm
It depends what country you want.  If you believe that the Declaration of Independence and the [Virginia Declaration of Rights] are the standard of measurement.  Then you need to compare this government against the standards of these two documents and the first ten Amendments to the Constitution.  Because the citizens of the colonies required they be added to the Constitution in order to achieve approval.   The Virginia Declaration of Right preceded the Declaration of Independence.  Mason was consider the main author.  Let us discuss these parts:
All men are created equal  [all men are by nature equally free and independent]
Pursuit of Happiness  [means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety]
deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed [That no man, or set of men, are entitled to exclusive or separate emoluments or privileges from the community].
Does the principle of redistribution of wealth that has been increasingly increasing for the last hundred years meet the Virginia pursuit of happiness by the government playing Robin Hood?
The thousands of pages of legislation and regulation appears main purpose is to create special interest.  In the tax code they are called loop holes that seem impossible to be plugged. How do we justify this with the Virginia bill of right not allowing entitlements?
President Lincoln signed into law a bill that distributed as homesteads section of land.  The bill and a few other that together represented 10% of the country.  The bill was two pages long.  Similarly Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota were sold to pay off the debt and set up the first territories (specifying that freedom of religion and no slavery) was done in four pages.  So bills only get long to create special interest.
Michael Hathman Added Mar 14, 2016 - 5:14pm
Let's be fair...
 
Wealth taken by means of fraud is not, "fair" nor is it "equitable" in any sense of the world.
 
Wealth taken away from fraudsters does NOT qualify as "redistribution of wealth" but as "reclamation of wealth stolen by an act of fraud" - and that is just, moral and righteous.  And it is very much needing to be done.  Not only should the ill-gotten wealth need to be seized by the people, the fraudsters need to be imprisoned for their reprehensible behavior.
 
You can throw all the historical documents you want in the face of justice.  Justice should still win (if the people demand it). 
 
Speaking of laws, the Patriot Act was one of the most unpatriotic acts of Congress ever passed.
 
The failures of the Bush Administration is a monumental failure in oversight and in vigilance and taking "due care" to lead the country. by 2008, we were far worse off at the end of the administration's time in office than at the start.  We can't afford it (to use the Republican slogan).
Bill Kamps Added Mar 14, 2016 - 5:41pm
Michael, first rule of government is that the law's name is probably very misleading. 
 
Patriot Act, not patriotic, and in fact was a forfeiture of rights.
 
Affordable Care Act made health care much more expensive for many Americans including myself.
 
See a pattern ?
 
Bush and his team made a mess of Iraq, and a bit less of a mess of Afghanistan.  They cost trillions, killed thousands of our troops, tens of thousands of innocent civilians,  and accomplished little to nothing, except further enraged the Muslim community against us.
 
For the financial collapse, they had help, but did nothing to stop it.
 
You are correct, the GOP establishment does not deserve another chance, which is why Bush could spend $140M and barely get 5% of the vote.  It is also why Cruz and Trump lead the primaries.  The GOP as you knew it is disappearing.
 
Bush's failure, and the poor efforts by McCain and Romney, have opened the door for Trump to trample on the GOP establishment. 
 
Thomas Sutrina Added Mar 14, 2016 - 7:31pm
1) Greatest series of Corporate Collapses in American History is the most far fetched statement I have hear. Yes these were big companies, but the number of JOBS NOT CREATED do to the Malaise of the Obama economy make the collapse small potatos.
2) Yes 2001 9/11 is the worse but the terrorist were in the country working on the plan during the previous administration so both failed.
3) Third statement just in not based on facts.  The recession is do to the Federal Government wanting to increase home ownership.
4) If I remember these wars were authorized by bipartenship vote of Congress.
5) The Great Depression effected a larger percentage of the population.  That is a more telling fact.
6) Spin since the Great Depression has just as strong effect since loosing ones job is the reason for most bankrupts. And as I said earlier the Federal Government desire to increase home ownership caused the bubble.
7) That is true the Obama administration did not prosecute these people.  Bush left office before the data needed to bring charges would be collected.
Mike Haluska Added Mar 19, 2016 - 1:26pm
 
Hathman -
 
Evidently you are too young to remember Jimmy Carter.
Michael Hathman Added Mar 20, 2016 - 4:48pm
@Bill Kamps: Right on bro concerning the Patriot Act!
Michael Hathman Added Mar 20, 2016 - 4:49pm
@Thomas Sutrina: Good points my brother!
Michael Hathman Added Mar 20, 2016 - 4:51pm
@Speaker of Truth: Beautiful quote.  I agree.  The divide was bad then and now it seems as bad now or worse.  What we need is a government that is moderate and for the People.  
Michael Hathman Added Mar 20, 2016 - 5:15pm
@Mike Haluska: I remember Carter.  I just first started paying attention to politics then.  :)  About age 10 or so.
 
Thomas Sutrina Added Mar 20, 2016 - 5:49pm
Of the four candidates still in the race for their party nomination Trump is the only populist.  The other three have an ideology.  We know Hillary not from what she says on the campaign trail but her past history, Hillary Care and her actions as Secretary of State.  Basically Obama like. 
We have a lot of experience with populist presidents. Clinton, both Bush, Ford, Nixon, etc.   When you have a populist president the Congress plays an important part in the performance of the administration.  Clinton had a strong GOP house led by Gingrich that resulted in a balanced administration, without Gingrich I would think the administration would have looked more like Obama's.  
 
G. W. Bush had a weak congress that was well on its way to joining with the Dems to form a majority that Jame Madison describe as the tyranny of the majority since those (GOP) that completed the majority were serving self interest, filling there pockets with lobbyist money.  This can be seen in the dissatisfaction of the voters expressed in the formation of the Tea Party in the closing year of his administration.