Good-Bye to You: 8 years of the Bush Presidency in 4 Songs
For a man who claimed he could make the hard decisions but didn’t have trouble sleeping at night Bush now seems to be worried how history will perceive his presidency.
To soften the blow, Bush says that the final edict won’t become in until we are all dead. That hasn’t stopped some from putting in their 2 cent now.
Back in April , a History News Network poll found 98.2% of historians believed the Bush presidency to be a failure.
Bush might be waiting for us all to die so someone else can sneak in and re-write history but as it stands now we’re all just waiting for the changing of the guard.
So, while we are waiting we might has well have some music to dance to. Here are some of my favorite songs that sum up my feelings about the Bush presidency over the last 8 years. Here they are, in no particular order.
Public Enemy- Son of a Bush
I wasn’t a fan of Bush 41 and when Bush 43 got the coronation I knew we were in for the years with King George. Here is P.E’s take on it.
The Coup (featuring Silk E)- BabyLet’sHaveABabyBeforeBushDoSomethingCrazy
Around 2003/04 the Homeland Security Threat Level scale was almost always set on yellow-orange. People were freaking out that the worst would happen, especially if Bush wasn’t re-elected. But then some were also worried that the worst would happen if Bush was re-elected.
This song perfectly sums up that fear.
Michael Franti -Bomb the World
Eight years, two wars and we basically told everyone either they were for us or against us.
Yerba Buena- Bla Bla Bla
Sorry no video for this song but it’s one of my favorites. And it has G.W’s voice in it. You don’t need to be able to speak Spanish to get the gist of this song.
My favorite line from the song:
What you talking about? What you talking about?
Its all bullshit coming out of your mouth
BUSH: Somebody who is here working wants to be a citizen
They can get in line like those who have been here legally and have been working to become a citizenship in a legal manner
Don’t tell me that don’t tell me this don’t tell me nothing dont tell me shit
Click here to hear the song.
If you think I missed a song that sums up GWB’s 8 years please post it below