Based on the barrage of attacks on Democrats from the Sunday morning GOP talk show circuit, I found any realistic reminiscing of the twenty-first century is close to impossible.
History, just a decade and a half old, is being rewritten right before our eyes. I never believed history would be kind to GWB, but somehow they've pulled this miracle right from their collective pundit posteriors.The years following the appointment of President George W. Bush by the Supreme Court were tumultuous and terrifying. We were "surprised" by the attack on our soil on September 11, 2001. The inexcusable negligence and downright laziness of ignoring CIA warnings and taking the longest presidential vacation on record just prior to the monumental attacks were basically forgotten, as the nation rallied around the Bush Crime Family, the unsuspecting victims of terrorism.
The Bush Era came to a close in 2009 and Obama inherited a plethora of problems. Just two years into President Obama's second term, he has had quite a few successes which have been quickly forgotten, yet the Democrats fail to capitalize on these accomplishments because they have to defend President Obama from the bizarre portrayal of his record. Somehow they omit:
- The embarrassing policy of Don't Ask Don't Tell has been abolished
- He found and killed the biggest villain since Hitler, Osama Bin Laden
- Wars in Libya, Ukraine and Syria have been averted
- Gay Marriage is becoming more widely accepted
- The first step towards Single Payer Healthcare was miraculously passed
- Unemployment is down substantially
- The Stock Market is at record highs.
Conservative pollsters from Quinnipiac and Rasmussen felt the "appropriate" title of a poll should be: Who is the worst president since World War II? Apparently every single news organization felt the need to reveal this skewed data, stories were run on every news outlet from Free Speech TV to Fox News and Rush Limbaugh. The loaded question, polled to mainly older, white Americans produced exactly the results the right-leaning groups wanted. Obama barely edged out Bush 43 to earn the dubious honor (37% to Bush 34%) of being the worst post WWII Commander-in-Chief.
In sharp contrast however, Fareed Zakaria's Global Political Square (CNN) interviewed Paul Krugman. Paul Krugman is a controversial and influential economics columnist for The New York Times. He is also a professor of Economics and International Affairs at Princeton University. He won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2008 for his formulating "New Trade Theory." He is the author or editor of 20 books and widely regarded as an expert in economics. Bottom line of the GPS Interview: Obamacare is coming in way ahead of expectations.
The President receives high praise from a Nobel Prize winning Economist, yet we simply hear from 99% of the rest of media outlets, that this "community organizer" president is simply the worst. You'd think our only hope as a nation would have come in the form of a Willard Romney presidency if you watched the rest of the arbitrary nonsense labeled as news from corporate media moguls.