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Bush should get credit for bin Laden--NOT!!!
Lies, Lies, Lies
So, I have been reading some of the Republican’s responses to the death of Osama Bin Laden. They run from the courteous to the ridiculous. The ones that I found the most interesting were:
· Tim Pawlenty: “In the hours after the 9/11 attacks, President Bush promised that America would bring Osama bin Laden to justice — and we did: I want to congratulate America’s armed forces and President Obama for a job well done.”
· John Boehner: “I want to commend President Obama and President Bush for all their efforts to bring Osama bin Laden to justice.”
· Newt Gingrich: “I commend both President George W. Bush who led the campaign against our enemies through seven long years, and President Obama who continued and intensified the campaign in both Afghanistan and Pakistan.”
Anyone see a problem with this besides me? George W. Bush was president for eight years and Osama bin Laden was hiding right down the road from Pakistan’s military school or their West Point and he could not find him.
However, our President, Barack Hussein Obama helped plan this raid. He decided to send in the Navy Seals instead of dropping 2,000lb bomb, and he sat up and watched this mission as it unfolded. Where was Bush? However, this is the problem that I see with Republicans, they cannot deal with reality. Let’s look up some other issues that they have tried to lie about.
They blame the budget deficit on Obama. Again their grip on reality is very loose because Bill Clinton left George W. Bush a 2.3 trillion dollar deficit, which the House Budget Committee said, would be paid off by 2008. He left him, essentially, a balanced budget sheet. By the time Obama was elected in 2008, that deficit had grown to 10.3 trillion dollars. Since Obama has been president that deficit has grown to over 12 trillion dollars. Now lets do the math shall we, 12.3 trillion minus 2.3 trillion equals 10 trillion. If you take away another 2 trillion from that you get eight trillion. So, the truth is that fully 8 trillion dollars of our current deficit belongs to George.
They also blame President Obama for bailing out the banks. Well, at least George himself took credit for that one. Let’s get this straight guys, Bush bailed out the banks and Obama bailed out the car industry.
Another lie that Republicans like to espouse is that the President has raised taxes. In truth, Obama has lowered taxes for over 98% of Americans.
On top of all of this, he gave us healthcare reform. What we should do now is bring our brave troops home, create more manufacturing and hi-tech jobs here--lets make more things in America. We need to create technical schools for our children because, unfortunately, they do not all learn the same. Finally, we have to get off the teat of big oil. I look forward to what OUR president will do in these situations.
Reality seems to be a difficult call for Republicans. They had trouble believing that President Obama was born in Hawaii. They have trouble giving credit where credit is due and they just simply lie about the reality of our current economic situation. Seems like they have trouble with the truth.