Obama is just as bad—if not worse—than Bush. Only True Believers and Obama Kool-Aid Drinkers think otherwise.
I can see you had lots of fun with post #11.
But, that last statement is off the wall ~ nothing compares with the Pandora’s Box that Bush (& Cheney & neocon corporate interests) unleashed with their diversionary war-of-choice in Iraq. To say nothing of a whole raft of bad domestic decisions. But, that’s what happens with tunnel-vision interests.
Let’s start with Iraq and Afghanistan:
Bush got Congressional approval for use of force in Afghanistan.
Bush got Congressional approval for use of force in Iraq.
Bush did not get Congressional approval for use of force in Pakistan
Obama increased attacks in Pakistan…still without Congressional approval.
Obama did not get Congressional approval for use of force in Yemen.
Speaking of Iraq, Obama promised to “remove one to two combat brigades each month, and have all of our combat brigades out of Iraq within 16 months.”
Bush kept Blackwater in Iraq.
Obama kept Blackwater in Iraq.
Guantanamo did not close under Bush.
Guantanamo will not close under Obama.
Bush pushed for warrantless wiretapping.
Obama Administration wants to make it even easier to wiretap.
Bush opposes Gay Marriage.
Obama opposes Gay Marriage.
Highest unemployment under Bush: 7.2%
Current unemployment under Obama: 9.8%
Number of Golf Games Bush played in his 8 years as President: 24
Number of Golf Games Obama has played in just 2 years as President: 41
National Debt under Bush: $10.626 trillion
National Debt under Obama: $13.665 trillion
Days (all or part) Bush took vacation in 8 years: 77
Days (all or part) Obama took vacation in 2 years: 26
Number of peaceful Americans Bush referred to as “enemies” that need “punished: 0
Number of peaceful Americans Obama referred to as “enemies” that need “punished: Millions.
Bush started Faith-Based Initiatives.
Obama Expanded Faith Based Initiatives.
Bush went against his church on the Iraq War.
Obama marched in lock step with his church on the Iraq war - and everything else (I guess Obama let’s his church do his thinking for him.)
Speaking of religion, Obama has invoked Jesus more times in 2 years as President than Bush did in 8 years.
Obama opposes lobbyists in the White House…except when they are his lobbyists in the White House.
Amount of money Obama got from BP: $77,051 (largest ever of any politician.)
Speaking of BP, Bush handled Katrina better than Obama dealt with oil spill.
Bush better than Obama on AIDS in Africa
Some of Obama’s appointees:
“It should be clear by now that my focus here is not freedom of speech or the press. This freedom is all too often an exaggeration. At the very least, blind references to freedom of speech or the press serve as a distraction from the critical examination of other communications policies.” [Emphasis added.]
—Mark Lloyd “Chief Diversity Officer” at the Federal Communications Commission
“[People in the administration of President George W. Bush] “may indeed have deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen, perhaps as a pretext for war.”
—Green Jobs “czar” Van Jones [His signature is on a 9/11 “Truth” petition from which the above was taken.]
John Holdren, the Science Czar in a book he co-authored in 1977 wrote that:
• Women could be forced to abort their pregnancies, whether they wanted to or not;
• The population at large could be sterilized by infertility drugs intentionally put into the nation’s drinking water or in food;
• Single mothers and teen mothers should have their babies seized from them against their will and given away to other couples to raise;
• People who “contribute to social deterioration” (i.e. undesirables) “can be required by law to exercise reproductive responsibility”—in other words, be compelled to have abortions or be sterilized.
• A transnational “Planetary Regime” should assume control of the global economy and also dictate the most intimate details of Americans’ lives—using an armed international police force.
Food Stamp Rolls Continue to Rise Under Obama