If George W. Bush had done this….would it be OK?


It must be the day for comparisons!

After my post of comparing and contrasting earlier today, I ran across this post on Facebook that does a great job of asking what Obamabots would be thinking had George W. Bush– Mr. Evil Incarnate, in their minds — performed the very same Constitution-smashing, downright idiotic, elitist, and anti-Capitalist moves that Obama has made….in just 19 months in office!

I’ve copied below the post in its entirety:

Presidential Comparison Quiz, Aug 30, 2010
by The Hardcore Right Wing News on Monday, August 30, 2010 at 4:44pm.

Those who voted for McCain are exempt from having to answer. Those who voted for the current 1600 Pennsylvania Ave occupant are responsible for electing some of this ilk, caliber, and arrogance.

If George W. Bush had doubled the national debt, which had taken more than two centuries to accumulate, in one year, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had then proposed to double the debt again within 10 years, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had criticized a state law that he admitted he never even read, would you think that he is just an ignorant hot head?

If George W. Bush had joined the country of Mexico and sued a state in the United States to force that state to continue to allow illegal immigration, would you question his patriotism and wonder whose side he was on?

If George W. Bush had put 87000 workers out of work by arbitrarily placing a moratorium on offshore oil drilling on companies that have one of the best safety records of any industry because one company had an accident would you have agreed?

If George W. Bush had used a forged document as the basis of the moratorium that would render 87000 American workers unemployed would you support him?

If George W. Bush had been the first President to need a TelePrompTer installed to be able to get through a press conference, would you have laughed and said this is more proof of how inept he is on his own and is really controlled by smarter men behind the scenes?

If George W. Bush had spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to take Laura Bush to a play in NYC, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had reduced your retirement plan’s holdings of GM stock by 90% and given the unions a majority stake in GM, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had made a joke at the expense of the Special Olympics, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had given Gordon Brown a set of inexpensive and incorrectly formatted DVDs, when Gordon Brown had given him a thoughtful and historically significant gift, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had given the Queen of England an iPod containing videos of his speeches, would you have thought this embarrassingly narcissistic and tacky?

If George W. Bush had bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had visited Austria and made reference to the nonexistent “Austrian language,” would you have brushed it off as a minor slip?

If George W. Bush had filled his cabinet and circle of advisers with people who cannot seem to keep current in their income taxes, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had stated that there were 57 states in the United States, would you have said that he is clueless?

If George W. Bush had flown all the way to Denmark to make a five-minute speech about how the Olympics would benefit him walking out his front door in Texas, would you have thought he was a self-important, conceited, egotistical jerk?

If George W. Bush had been so Spanish-illiterate as to refer to “Cinco de Cuatro” in front of the Mexican ambassador when it was the 5th of May (Cinco de Mayo), and continued to flub it when he tried again, would you have winced in embarrassment?

If George W. Bush had misspelled the word “advice,” would you have hammered him for it for years like Dan Quayle and potatoes as proof of what a dunce he is?

If George W. Bush had burned 9,000 gallons of jet fuel to go plant a single tree on Earth Day, would you have concluded he’s a hypocrite?

If George W. Bush’s administration had okayed Air Force One flying low over millions of people followed by a jet fighter in downtown Manhattan, causing widespread panic, would you have wondered whether they actually get what happened on 9-11?

If George W. Bush had failed to send relief aid to flood victims throughout the Midwest with more people killed or made homeless than in New Orleans, would you want it made into a major ongoing political issue with claims of racism and incompetence?

If George W. Bush had created the position of 32 Czars who report directly to him, bypassing the House and Senate on much of what is happening in America, would you have approved?

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?

Do you know of any President who has done these things?

So, tell us again, what is it about Obama that makes him so brilliant and impressive? Can’t think of anything? Don’t worry. He’s done all this in 15 months — so you’ll have two years and nine months to come up with an answer.

~Charles Admin

PS – I’ve put a date on this title because we expect the list of questions to get LONGER and LONGER and LONGER and LONGER and….

I have more of my own to add:

If George W. Bush had played golf multiple times while oil gushed into the golf, killing wildlife and polluting beaches, would you have said “a President needs his relaxation”?

If George W. Bush had intervened in a local Cambridge police arrest of his friend and then said, without the facts in front of him, that “the police acted stupidly”, would you have thought a photo op of a beer summit was the “solution”, or that he had completely overstepped his bounds in a completely idiotic way?

If George W. Bush had answered upon being approached by the free press “Just let me eat my pancakes” or “We’re buying shrimp here, guys” because he didn’t want to be bothered answering questions about Iraq or the “people’s business”, would you deem it OK?

Others?

Better yet, any Obamabots care to answer any of these?

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3 Responses

  1. [If George W. Bush had doubled the national debt, which had taken more than two centuries to accumulate, in one year, would you have approved?]

    He DID double the national debt. In Oct. 2001 (the beginning of his first fiscal year), the debt was 5.8 trillion dollars. In Sept. 2009 (the end of his final fiscal year), the debt was 11.9 trillion dollars.

    What would happen if Obama had business ties to the bin Laden family, as Bush did. Obama would have been run out of the country by now.

    What would happen if the 9/11 attack occurred while a Democrat was president? We’d never hear the end of it.

    Without spin, you right-wingers would have nothing. Take away the lies and Obama doesn’t look half bad.

  2. Ben,
    I’ll grant you that Obama didn’t double the debt in one year…..At then end of Bush’s term in 2008, the debt was at $5.8Trillion. It actually takes Obama two years to increase the debt by 60% and about 5 years to double it to over $12 Trillion.

    George Bush didn’t double the debt in one year, five years , or eight years. He never doubled the debt.

    When Clinton left office at the end of 2000 , debt was was about $3.4 Trillion. When Bush left office the debt held by the public was around $5.8 Trillion at the end of 2008.

    That is an increase of 70%…clearly not double.

  3. Ben,
    “What would happen if Obama had business ties to the bin Laden family, as Bush did. Obama would have been run out of the country by now.”

    Old and tired rhetoric from the left…Obama does have ties to Tony Rezko, Blagoevich, Soros, the criminal ACORN organization .. and more. Why Obama even campaigned for his communist thug cousin in Kenya, Odinga…Odinga also had strong support from some of the Muslims in his country whose plan has been to use fear and death in a coup to take over Kenya for Sharia law.
    How come we haven’t run Obama out of the country? Why are you still supporting a President with so many ties to felonious figures and thugs?

    “What would happen if the 9/11 attack occurred while a Democrat was president? We’d never hear the end of it.”

    Actually, an attack on the World Trade Center and and attack on our Navy ship in Yemen did occur under Clinton’s presidency…to name only two of many attacks against our country in the name of islam. Clinton’s reponse? Do nothing so the terrorists are emboldened to hit us again on 9-11.
    Bush was in office for 8 months when 9-11 occurred. Was it just Bush’s mere evil presence after the halycon days of Clinton’s oval office adulterous and lying antics that caused the terrorists to attack?

    “Without spin, you right-wingers would have nothing.”

    Ben, that’s one thing I’ve noticed in your posts…they are SO without spin and rhetoric…lefties are just so great with reasoning and facts. thanks. /sarc off

    “Take away the lies and Obama doesn’t look half bad”

    No, Obama pretty much looks bad no matter you slice it….But didn’t you mean to say….take away Obama’s lies and there’s nothing left to the man?

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