I was watching the news today and saw that Sarah Palin is considering a run at the White House in 2012. Just like I expected. With her hair pulled back, a toothy “I’m an honest politician” smile on her face, she said something like, “do you like the change you’ve gotten?” One thing comes to mind: Shut Up!
You see, in the process of Sarah Palin and her fellow Teabaggers “raising” questions about President Obama, one person who really deserves this blame has been forgotten – George W. Bush. When everything isn’t going right, or the economy is in the crapper, or maybe there is some sort of injustice in the courts, one person gets the blame: the President of the United States.
Granted, I’ve said it here before, I don’t like President Obama, I don’t think that he is anymore honest than Bush, but he walked into a pretty tall order. It’s funny that when Bush ran up deficits, borrowed billions from the Federal Reserve, China, and other central banks (they make up a cartel of bankers with the Federal Reserve), Republicans were behind Bush 100%. Now that Obama is in, the deficits are still going up, spending is increasing, and the national debt will soon eclipse $14 trillion ($45,000 per American), the “fiscal conservative” come out of the wood work.
Let me clear about this – regardless who is in the White House, spending never changes, more taxes are needed (some are hidden), and foreign policy never changes. In fact, the debate for a different foreign policy is never brought up. So when Palin gets on the television and puts on the makeup and the smile, I don’t believe it for a second.
Let us not forget that we lost more rights under Bush since FDR. The Bush administration intentionally lost 22 million emails. Between 2002 and 2006 the FBI illegally gained access to over 2,000 of Americans phone records. To borrow a quote – absolute power corrupts absolutely. And this is a power that cannot be allowed to be abused. But like everything else it will be ignored and swept under the rug. This is a dead horse I will beat until it’s bones are dust.
Let us not forget our history, even if it were a president ago. Because those who forget history are doomed to relive it.