A Quad City Times reader gets it:
Bush is failing in the business of running a countryAny Bush supporters care to answer? Didn't think so.
When I ask a good number of my Republican friends what they like about George W. Bush, they are quiet for several moments, and the finally come up with, “He knows how to run a business, and manage people.”
We’ll ignore the fact for the the time being that he ran every business he was handed by his father’s debtors into the ground, to focus on a fun analogy.
Let’s pretend the United States of America is a giant business who has made an enormous investment. Untold billions of dollars in capital and even more in human life. The investment is not going well and continues to drop in value. Turns out, the insider information the public was fed was a bunch of lies. GWB continues telling investors that it is going great. Fires anyone who disagrees. Repeats the same marketing jingo over and over hoping that stock will go up.
However, the investment is rapidly turning into a real bum decision, and GWB is running out of jingo. So what comes next? The most surreal of all possible explanations: “That we must honor the $10 billion we have lost, by losing $20 billion more.” Is this a sound way to run a business? Or a country?
By the way, a new CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll asking, "Has Bush's Presidency Been a Success or Failure?" resulted in fully FIFTY-FIVE PERCENT of respondents saying they think it's been a failure, while 42% feel it's been a success.
But what really puts it in perspective, is that when the exact same question was asked about the Clinton Presidency only ONE MONTH after he was impeached by the by the house, SEVENTY-ONE percent felt his presidency was a success, while only 25% felt it was a failure.
Perhaps some of our Republican bretheren might comment on that as well?