09 November 2010

Putting the Brakes on Bush nostalgia

Have to agree with this.
His candor, decency, self-effacement, and clear love of country stand in stark contrast to the current antagonist-in-chief at the White House
BUT (and yes, that's a BIG BUT)
The problem, of course, is that Bush nostalgia is indelibly marred by his disastrous domestic policy legacy of big government, big spending, and betrayal of core fiscal principles — the very impetus for the Tea Party movement upon which he now heaps glowing praise.
I never loved GWB, but I found him presidential and I always felt that his heart was in the right place. I know many (MANY) will disagree, but that was my impression, and I continue to feel that way.
I tried, after he was inaugurated, to like President Obama. I remember hoping as I watched the swearing in that he would govern more or less as he campaigned, that is as more of a moderate than his history suggested was his inclination. I was disappointed.
Regardless, Bush was a disaster on the domestic front and only looks at all moderate by comparison with his successor.

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