Do you ever get the feeling that Tea Party Republicans see the phrase “Ignorance Is Bliss” as a Mission Statement?


For the many who seem to be curious about George W. Bush on FB right now...

Many republicans realize that the Bush years were a failure for him and our Country. With the Tea Party taking over the republican party, sanity going out the window and the media only covering lies, hate and fear mongering some republicans are stepping up to the plate and saying enough! -Mem

List of Bush's Failures
  1. Lied about WMD.
  2. Unilaterally invaded a sovereign nation without provocation and justification.
  3. Lied during State of the Union speech re: Niger Uranium.
  4. Responsible for pre-9/11 intelligence failures in White House, CIA, FBI.
  5. Allowed 9-11 murderers to remain free while diverting precious military and financial resources to his vanity war in Iraq.
  6. Lied about Saddam/bin Laden connection.
  7. Turned Iraq into a terrorist breeding ground.
  8. Lied about nation-building.
  9. Opposed creation of 9-11 Commission and Homeland Security Department.
  10. Disrespected and alienated the U.S. from French, German and other key allies.
  11. Lied to Americans about the real cost of war.
  12. Fostered an environment of torture at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo.
  13. Lined Halliburton's pockets in Afghanistan and Iraq with fat no-bid contracts.
  14. Under-manned and under-equipped our armed forces in Iraq, resulting in unnecessary death and injuries.
  15. Ignored the nuclear build-up in both Iran and N.Korea; marginalized Kim Jong Il.
  16. Shunned Kyoto Treaty.
  17. Lied about effects of man-made pollutants on the environment to support corporate pals.
  18. Lied about the insolvency of Social Security.
  19. Gave huge cuts to the wealthiest taxpayers.
  20. Lied about true cost of health care bill.
  21. Lied about Free Trade stand.
  22. Bitterly divided the nation along religious, party and sexual preference lines.
  23. Guilty of numerous cronyism appointments (Homeland Security, Supreme Court, etc)
  24. Rewarded failures of Condi Rice and other cronies with key promotions.
  25. Dreadful energy policies lead to record gas and oil prices.
  26. Responsible for the largest debt in U.S. history.
  27. Colossal failure of preparedness, rescue and relief during Hurricane Katrina.
  28. Fostered a culture of corruption among GOP and top leadership (Tom Delay, etc).
  29. Allowed Donald Rumsfeld to keep job despite utter failure in Iraq.
  30. Presided over the U.S.'s lowest popularity throughout the world.
  31. Saw No Child Left Behind fail.
  32. Lied last week about Iraqi troop strength during Saturday radio address. Directly contradicted by testimony given earlier in the week by Gen. Abizaid.
  33. Colossal failure of preparedness for the transition of Medicare Part D.
  34. Allegations of fraud surrounding the 2000 and 2004 elections.
  35. Not elected by a majority of the popular vote in 2000.
  36. Bush's lied when he said, "I don't think anyone anticipated the breach of the levees."
Bush Scandals List

Updated 2/6/09, recent changes in red. Please contact us with corrections and additions.

George Bush, the Connecticut cowboy, the good old boy from Yale is a man of mediocre intelligence, little imagination, and great stubbornness and vindictiveness. He may be the Decider but his handlers have long known how to manipulate him. The key is to hook him with short, simple sells. Karl Rove, Dick Cheney, and Condoleezza Rice knew that once he has consulted his gut and perhaps his higher father his decision is forever. So whoever gets to him first is likely to carry the day because he doesn’t like to be challenged and is, quite simply, too lazy to change his mind. The Bubble is a natural consequence of this decision making process where logic, reason, and facts have little or no role.

Bush’s Presidency began in the shadow of a contested and likely stolen election and promised to be unsuccessful in a largely forgettable and unremarkable way. 911 changed all that and transformed a plodding, and essentially AWOL one termer into an accidental hero. Enormous power flowed to his office but Bush had no idea how to use it. He liked to campaign, not govern. In those around him, he prized loyalty over competence and honesty. A believer in the notion of "to the victor go the spoils," he was the perfect mark for every conniver, bumbler, bungler, hack, hanger on, and would be crony that Karl Rove, Dick Cheney, and their friends could find. In the normal course of things, this would have spelled failure. Post-911, it was catastrophic.

At this critical juncture in our history we needed an adult but got an adolescent. Instead of responsibility, we got a truant. In place of flexibility we got obduracy. In the face of great and complex challenges, we got strawmen, a black and white universe, my way or the highway, regurgitated stump speeches, and a steadfast refusal to compromise not just with opponents but with reality. Read More

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