Tuesday, December 23, 2008

More Bush


Continuing on my recent theme of how disappointing Bush has been as a President and how big of a misrepresentation he was as a conservative, I have come to another crystal clear realization. For the longest time, I thought that the true Bush was a man I would like, but he bent over for the Democrats because he didn't want to face the criticism in the press. This last myth was finally torn down recently when Bush, without Congress, allocated money from the TARP to provide for an Auto bailout, the same auto bailout that was pushed so strongly for by the Democrats. Bush went it alone because the Senate Republicans stood firm against him. Now, Barney Frank and the head of the UAW are coming out and blasting Bush for being too tough on labor. If it weren't for Bush, there would be no bailout. The fact that the Democrats criticize Bush for doing what they wanted him to do is funny by itself, but the point is that Bush wanted the bailout and didn't care who was for or against it and what kind of press he would get. This bailout is big government intervention in the private sector and is no way free market or conservative in principle. It took his lame duck term and a lame duck Congress, and Bush has etched his legacy as a liberal in the tradition of Jimmy Carter.

3 comments:

thejotus said...

After doing this, he said he was a free market guy. Hmmmm, let's see...

So he gives a bailout, with a government already in debt over 10 trillion dollars, to loan companies going bankrupt from their own debt load — and demand viability in 100 days. Who wouldn’t love that deal?

Nice job George!

Kansas Bob said...

Playing into your Godfather theme.. is Bush Fredo?

jrchaard said...

I would say that Bush is not Fredo, Bush as the inspiration for Fredo.