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Friday, December 16, 2011

BUSHNESIA...DO YOU SUFFER FROM IT?

Bushnesia - Like amnesia, but this mental disorder only seems to effect those of the republcian persuasion.

Many people developed this disorder late in 2008, early 2009 and it continues to spread today. Most if not all of the people with this affliction are republicans, teapublicans, teabaggers, righties and bush supporters. They complain about the huge national debt and the economic disaster that hit during the Bush Administration and then they blame President Obama for the bad effects or after birth of Bush's heinous deeds.

The tea party was founded by people who were upset about out of control government and the huge national debt, however due to bushnesia, they misdirected their anger at Obama rather than the true source of the problem: George W. Bush and pro-rich Republicans!

Republicans have every right, of course, to admit their error and work to undo the deficit they helped create. But instead, today’s GOP leaders act as if the Bush years are irrelevant to America’s debt problem, and they largely defend the tax cuts and wartime spending that helped cause it, lets also not forget Freddie, Fannie, and Wall Street. It’s the same ideological double flip the GOP did in the Gingrich years, when Washington Republicans reinvented themselves as deficit hawks and pretended the Reagan administration had never happened.
Bushnesiac - A republican, , teapublican, teabagger, rightie who is very quick to blame all of the United State's current economic, social, health care, international standing, and military problems on President Barack Obama, conveniently forgetting the past  years of failed policies that brought us to this point.
 So I was wondering this morning, when someone would recognize this condition called Bushnesia or Bushnesiac?

This Bushnesia epidemic is spreading faster than plague did in Stephen King's "The Stand". "Captain Trips' or "Project Blue" spread throughout America in 19 days. You shall also find many Randall Flagg, types in the republican tea bag arena, (also known as "the Dark Man" or "the Walkin’ Dude", whom is the main antagonist of the novel—more (or less) than a man, he is the embodiment of evil, an antichrist-like being whose goal is destruction and death.) I can name many Randall Flaggs in this new teapublican regime.

Take Bill Looman III of the last link for instance. Mr. Looman "wants to take his country back - via militias, "the oath keepers" and PAST (Patriots Against Socialist Takover). Mr. Looman is a prime example of a brain dead human suffering from Bushnesia. (here is a little more on this most dangerous tea bagger). God forbid this idiot get out from under a rock and look at the facts on his beloved George W. Bush.

Its often easy to find a Bushnesiac on facebook, just look for the person posting in all caps with horrific spelling and grammatical errors. Their are several groups out there willing to try to eradicate this God awful disease. Americans Against the Tea Party, 1,000,000 Strong to Help Improve Tea Party Patriots' Spelling and Grammar and finally my favorite I F**ked You ALL, but thanks for blaming it on the black guy. Like any diabolical disease, we can be assured that this one shall not go away anytime soon.

Is Bill Looman a innocent businessman or violent militia member? NFTOS says the latter, but which ever the case this maroon suffers from and is they very epitome of a Bushnesiac.

Like the saying goes "we survived the buffoon (G.W. Bush), you will survive Obama".

Criteria in deciding whether George Bush was a failure or not should include his resume, which includes, disastrous domestic policies, foreign-policy blunders and military setbacks, executive misconduct, crises of credibility and public trust. George Bush however, is a rare bird in presidential history - why? He has FUBARED badly in every one of these key areas.

I am astonished that so many people still support a president who has screwed up so many things. The following is just a short list:
Emergency Management: They completely failed to manage the first large-scale emergency since 9/11. Despite all their big talk and hundreds of billions of dollars spent on homeland security over the past four years, this administration proved itself stunningly incompetent when faced with an actual emergency.
Outed CIA operative Valerie Plame.
Katrina relief: Eleven thousand spanking new mobile homes sinking into the Arkansas mud. Seems no one in the administration knew there were federal and state laws prohibiting trailers in flood zones. Oops. That little mistake cost you $850 million -- and counting.

Medicare Drug Program: This $50 billion white elephant debuted by trampling many of those it was supposed to save. The mess forced states to step in and try to save its own citizens from being killed by the administration's poorly planned and executed attempt to privatize huge hunks of the federal health safety net.

Social Programs: It's easier to get affordable -- even free -- American-style medical care, paid for with American dollars, if you are injured in Iraq, Afghanistan or are victims of a Pakistani earthquake, than if you live and pay taxes in the good old U.S.A. Nearly 50 million Americans can't afford medical insurance. Nevertheless the administration has proposed a budget that will cut $40 billion from domestic social programs, including health care for the working poor. The administration was quick to say that those services will be replaced by its "faith-based" programs.

Presided over the loss of approximately three million American jobs in his first two-and-a-half years in office, the worst record since Herbert Hoover.
Over seen an economy in which the stock market suffered its worst decline in the first two years of any administration since Hoover's.
 
Taken, in the wake of the terrorist attacks, the greatest worldwide outpouring of goodwill the United States has enjoyed at least since World War II and squandered it by insisting on pursuing a foolish go-it-almost-alone invasion of Iraq, thereby transforming almost universal support for the United States into worldwide condemnation.
 
Misled (to use the most charitable word and interpretation) the American public about weapons of mass destruction and supposed ties to Al Qaeda in Iraq and so into a war that has plainly (and entirely predictably) made us less secure, caused a boom in the recruitment of terrorists, is killing American military personnel needlessly, and is threatening to suck up all our available military forces and be a bottomless pit for the money of American taxpayers for years to come.
 
Failed to follow through in Afghanistan, where the Taliban and Al Qaeda are regrouping, once more increasing the threat to our people.
 
Insulted and ridiculed other nations and international organizations and now has to go, hat in hand, to those nations and organizations begging for their assistance.
 
Completely miscalculated or failed to plan for the personnel and monetary needs in Iraq after the war, so that he sought and obtained an $87 billion appropriation for Iraq, a sizable chunk of which is going, without competitive bidding to Haliburton, the company formerly headed by his vice president.
 
Inherited an annual federal budget surplus of $230 billion and transformed it into a $500+ billion deficit in less than three years. This negative turnaround of three-quarters of a trillion dollars is totally without precedent in our history. The ballooning deficit for fiscal 2004 is rapidly approaching twice the dollar size of the previous record deficit, $290 billion, set in 1992, the last year of the administration of President Bush's father and, at almost 5 percent of GDP, is closing in on the percentage record set by Ronald Reagan in 1986.
 
Cut taxes three times, sharply reducing the burden on the rich, reclassified money obtained through stock ownership as more deserving than money earned through work. The idea that dividend income should not be taxed-what might accurately be termed the unearned income tax credit-can be stated succinctly: "If you had to work for your money, we'll tax it; if you didn't have to work for it, you can keep it all."
 
Severely curtailed the very American freedoms that our military people are supposed to be fighting to defend. ("The Patriot Act," one historian noted, "is the worst since the Alien and Sedition Acts under John Adams.")
 
Called upon American armed service people, including Reserve forces, to sacrifice for ever-lengthening tours of duty in a hostile and dangerous environment while he rewards the rich at home with lower taxes and legislative giveaways and gives lucrative no-bid contracts to American corporations linked with the administration.
 
Given an opportunity to begin to change the consumption-oriented values of the nation after September 11, 2001, when people were prepared to make a sacrifice for the common good, called instead of Americans to 'sacrifice' by going out and buying things.

Proclaimed himself to be a conservative while maintaining that big government should be able to run roughshod over the Bill of Rights, and that the government must have all sorts of secrets from the people, but the people can be allowed no privacy from the government.

Never before have we seen Presidential failure on such a grand scale. Each president, before, that has been considered a failure had at least prevailed in one area of the criteria. Bush, has prevailed in Zero.

I appreciate passion and patriotism, but we're talking about judging the worst President and administration of our lifetime. Just as every president in history has been judged to either be a successful president or a failure.

If you fail to recognize, acknowledge, and or blame George W. Bush for the above issues and your current woes, then you suffer from Bushnesia, and you are a Bushnesiac!


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