The President Who Cried Wolf
He is a completely different man going out than he was coming in.
Eight years ago Bush 43 had swagger. Either you were for him the US or against him the US, there was no in-between. He wouldn’t allow it. We didn’t need the rest of the world even though we wanted to be a part, if not lead, the world’s economy. His administration bullied, manipulated, and stretched the truth if not out right lied. They didn’t want to hear any opinions different from the party line. After 9/11 they squandered good will and with the two unfinished wars in Afghanistan and Iraq they helped to slander our good name.
But for seven years Bush stayed the course. In 2006 when he was asked if the war in Iraq kept him up at night he replied, “I must tell you, I’m sleeping a lot better than people would assume.”
Its somewhat surprising to now see Bush do a 180. He has extended a hand to both potential presidential nominees to come to the white house and help hash out ideas of what to do with the current financial crisis.
Although the economic recovery package is to be hashed out tomorrow and voted on by Friday afternoon. But I guess it’s the thought that counts.
So in listening to Bush’s speech it’s kind of hard to really except the urgency of the situation from him. I am sure it is urgent, but from Bush one looks for the back story: what is he really selling and what rich friends benefits from his package? Does he want to push it through because if we think about it long enough we will realize he’s selling us a load of crock just like the WMDs in Iraq, the heightened sense of fear in 2004, the tax relief he promised a few years ago that only the rich received and the stimulus package that was really just their loaning our 2008 tax return to us.
I can go on and on about how Bush has done an Ashton Kructcher on the American public and bascially punk’d us on a lot of things but I won’t. He’s the Pres that has cried help one too many times only for us to rally around him and then he’d fleece us for everything we got, along with our sense of pride and trust in our President.
So although I am sure that in order to save Main Street we might have to bite the bullet and send a couple of bucks by Wall Street’s way I’m not sure if it’s the right thing to do just on his say. He has lost lost my trust.
Perhaps he never had it, so I guess there’s no need to start trusting him now.