> Subject: What if George did it?
> This is political bitching, but In the sense of fairness take a look.
> Think what you will, but there is definitely something to the following
> A FEW MONTHS AND COUNTING into the OBAMA YEAR (this info only collected
> for first 17 weeks)
> George W. Bush was president for eight years, some say eight long years
> ... so if you believe they were long years, and you're one of those who
> believe he got dumber and dumber the longer he remained in office, how do
> you feel about the following?
> Had George W. Bush made a clumsy joke at the expense of the Special
> Olympics (viz., helping the intellectually handicapped), would you have
> dismissed it as a non-issue?
> If George W. Bush had given an iPod to the Queen of England containing
> videos of his speeches, would you have thought "how cute!"
> If George W. Bush had bowed to the king of Saudi Arabia, would you have
> If George W. Bush had visited Austria and referred to "the Austrian
> language," would you have brushed it off as the understandable slip of a
> Harvard law grad?
> If George W. Bush had appointed (several) people to high places whose
> flawed character impaired them to the extent that they had difficulty
> remembering to file, much less pay, their income taxes, would you have
> dismissed this as minor cock-up that will all work out for the betterment
> of the nation? After all, they didn't mean to do it.
> If George W. Bush had ordered the firing of the CEO of a major
> corporation, even though he had no constitutional authority to do so,
> would you have approved? Now that the USA owns it, it must become OK?
> If George W. Bush had taken a cue from Hugo Chavez and politically
> dragooned a Republican Congress to allocate 5.6 Billion dollars for the
> creation of a civilian volunteer security force as strong and well
> equipped as the regular Army, mandating that this quasi- military force
> fall under his personal command and control, would you have been
> If George W. Bush had proposed doubling the size of the national debt,
> would you have approved?
> If George W. Bush had then proposed doubling the national debt again over
> the next 10 years, would you have approved?
> If George W Bush pushed the passage of a $785 Billion Stimulus bill and
> promised transparent tracking to reveal precisely how monies from the bill
> would be spent, then postponed oversight until 2010, would you approve or
> would you think something smelled "fishy"?
> If Bush had promised 48 hour advance posting of the same bill on the
> internet but only released it to the public two hours before congressional
> approval, would you have questioned his ethics? or maybe the
> If Bush's White House Staff had spent over $300,000 flying Air Force One
> low over New York (for a publicity photo fly-by) scaring the hell out Of
> the citys residents, wouldn't you have expected Bush to make the pictures
> public? Would you have approved? Obama won't give them up, yet he saw fit
> to release the secret "torture memos".
> If George W. Bush had been "addicted" to using a TelePrompter, and seldom
> gave a speech without having one, wouldn't you think he was intellectually
> If George W. Bush had pre-approved/pre-picked the list of reporters
> allowed to ask questions at his press conferences and refused to call on
> the correspondent from MSNBC (FOX with Obama), would you have approved? Is
> that a fair and balanced news conference?
> If George W. Bush and a Republican Congress had given hundreds of millions
> of dollars to a group (the right-wing equivalent of ACORN) after its
> members had been convicted of voter registration fraud, would you approve
> of them to doing the 2010 Census, which will determine congressional
> districts for 10 years? Will you trust ACORN in 2010?
> Would you have approved of George W. Bush moving the census from the
> Department of Commerce into the White House and putting his Chief of Staff
> in control of the counting?
> Oddly enough, Barack Obama has committed all these faux pas in just
> weeks -- so brace yourself --sit back and enjoy, we still have
> approximately three years and eight months remaining for more boneheaded
> stuff and "oopsies". Or probably seven years plus because of the help of
> the press. Will we continue to look the other way and not see where we
> are headed?
> Honestly now, what if George did it? Would you bitch a little? Ca'mon,
> be honest.
> "My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world.
> I hope you'll join with me as we try to change it.."
> - Barack Obama
> United We Stand or...
> Subject: What if George did it?