Thursday, April 30, 2009

It's not all George's fault

Let's get a few things straight. G.W. Bush was not, and never has been, a conservative. Like his father, he is a moderate. Unlike his father, he ran as a conservative thus the reason he won two terms. GW may be a little right of center but the folks who compare him to Ronald Reagan are morons.

The mortgage crisis began under Bill Clinton and on this part of the crisis there can be no argument. Clinton signed the legislation that eased lending restrictions so that anyone with a 500 credit score and an $8 an hour job could buy a house with no money down. The Econonmist had several articles from 1999 to 2001 that all but predicted the mortgage collapse. Hmmm, this is before Bush is president.

When Bush took office, Jim Jeffords, under bribery from the democratic party, became an independent and helped the spineless wimp from South Dakota make sure there would not be any hint of bipartisanship or any legislation that may help the country in any way. Meanwhile, the housing industry boomed and the people beating the drum of economic failure were dismissed as gloom and doomers.

When America temporarily regained its sanity two years later and put Republicans in charge of both houses, the Republicans responded by spending money like cowboy in a whorehouse. This led to the dumbocrats being put back in charge of congress four years later and ultimately to the election of a complete buffoon for president. During the interim democrats were vehement in their protests that nothing was wrong with Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae which, as we all know, is quite the contrary.

What's the point of this rant? The point is that this current economic situation is the fault of both parties and for democrats to continue to lay the blame of our present situation at the feet of the previous president when they themselves are at least 50% to blame is the height of hypocrisy. Hypocrisy, as we all know, is the foundation of liberal ideology. Too bad there is no compromise when the future of the nation is at stake.

3 comments:

TROLL Y2K said...

I agree the RINO GW Bush was no conservative. However, I disagree that Republicans can be blamed for anything approaching 50% of the current mess. At most, they can be assigned 10% of the blame. And many of those responsible for that 10% (notably GW Bush, Foley and Specter) are no longer in office or no longer Republicans.

I'm sick of Republicans self-flaggelating themselves over relatively minor mistakes in the recent past. Mistakes made largely by people NOT CURRENTLY IN OFFICE and made with the FULL PARTICIPATION of Democrats. Hell, Teddy the Kennedy WROTE most of Bush's money-wasting Education Bill and it garnered more Democrat than Republican votes. More democrats than Republicans supported the FeinGold/mccain bill. More democrats than Republicans voted for the Prescription Drug bill. More democrats than Republicans voted for the Aids in Africa spending.

An objective look at the Voting Records of the Republicans CURRENTLY IN OFFICE show they're as fiscally responsible as the crop that helped Ronald Reagan turn around America and the Economy in the 80s.

I'm also sick of KNOW-NOTHINGS who treat Ron Paul like he is the Lone Ranger of Fiscal Responsibility and Constitutional Governance. Over HALF of today's House Republicans have voting records on these matters virtually identical to Ron Paul's.

Milk River Madman said...

CT,

I was being kind for the sake of argument on the 50% but do believe that it is more than 10%.

Interesting short story on the NCLB, a teacher friend of mine was making the argument that it was a "waste of time blah, blah, blah, NEA talking points" when another friend interjected. "Don't take the money" says Len. "What?" asked Delm. Len stated simply that if Montana doesn't want to be part of NCLB, they don't have to be, they (like every state) just have to give up the money. Most teachers are unaware that the two are tied together. Also, They continue to bitch about it being underfunded when they are the one's who set up the funding.

Its hard to discuss these things with Libs. They don't like facts. Ruins most of their arguments.

TROLL Y2K said...

MRM,

Except to embarrass them in public, I've given up debating with today's leftists. You're right. They hate facts and logic.

All strawman bullshit, insults and emotion.