Remember the odious GW Bush, the liberals bogeyman first class? The cause of our misery and object of our scorn and hatred? He was the one who inspired the call for Hope and Change, because presumably for your average Democrat we were without hope and everything "The Shrub" did was wrong. Remember him?
So when you lefty-types cast your votes for Obama yesterday which policy of his did you like? After all, Obama must have repudiated the actions of George Bush in every way, right? Right? Just what changes has the man with a plan wrought in four years?
Bush got us involved in Iraq and Afghanistan. Obama got us involved in Libya, we are still fighting in Afghanistan and still have troops in Iraq. Drone strikes have increased dramatically and targeting of specific individuals within the borders of sovereign nations have occured.
Bush deposed Hussein. Obama deposed Qaddafi.
Bush brought us the hated Patriot act. Obama perpetuated the Act and strengthened it. Obama has allowed drone flights over the US.
Bush had wiretaps in the US. Obama has even more.
Bush ran up debt and deficits. Obama has more debt and a larger deficit than all of the previous Presidents combined.
Bush spent like a drunken sailor. Obama has spent like a drunken sailor who won the lottery.
Bush bailed out the car companies and gave us TARP. Obama continued those policies and increased the bailouts. In addition, he has squandered billions of tax dollars on bankrupt green energy companies.
Bush proposed a favorable immigration policy. Obama advocated for exactly the same measures.
Bush lowered the standing of the US in the world, especially in the Mideast. Obama has lowered our standing with our allies and the Mideast hates us even more. Iran is even closer to building nuke bombs. Much of North Africa has been taken over by radical Islamist factions who hate us.
Bush "outed" Valerie Plame. Obama got an Ambassador and other Americans killed in Libya.
Bush had high gas prices. Prices have doubled under Obama. Ditto utility prices. Personal income is down. Food prices are up.
Bush gave us tax cuts to spur the economy. Obama gave us the very same tax cuts to spur the economy.
Unemployment was high under Bush. It is significantly higher and staying there under Obama. Foodstamp usage and welfare are at historic highs.
Under Bush the housing bubble burst. Under Obama housing starts and prices dropped further and have seen little improvement. Lending is still very tight.
Bush flubbed the Hurricane Katrina response. After a week FEMA had not brought relief to the people of New Orleans. Hurricane Sandy finds millions still without food, water, shelter in New York and New Jersey. FEMA says it will be weeks before housing and shelter can arrive. Bush was crucified in the press. Obama is not to blame, however.
Bush housed WOT prisoners in Gitmo. Obama houses WOT prisoners in Gitmo.
Obama allowed guns to cross the border to Mexican criminals who then used those weapons to kill hundreds of Mexicans and even Americans.
Bush inaugurated odious security measures at the nations airports. Obama has strengthened and increased those measures.
So, except for ObamaCare and a support for gay marriage, all of you Democrats just voted in the fourth term of George Bush.
I guess it is really far more about party loyalty than actual philosophy.