The President’s main argument for re-election has been; Mitt Romney will return us to those same Bush policies that created the mess in the first place.
Does that not qualify as an irony.
Let’s face it President Obama has continued many of the Bush policies. Humanevents.com has pointed out the top 10 terror policies continued by Obama:
1. Special Forces funded:
2. Military tribunals
3. Iraq not abandoned
4. Gitmo still open:
5. Renditions continued
6. Afghanistan surge:
7. Indefinite detention:
8. Surveillance maintained
9. Record number of drone attacks
10. Killing terrorists
Sam Seder liberal talk show host recently discussed:
During the Bush years, Americans weren’t shy to express their anger over the former administration’s policies regarding people they deemed to be “terrorists.” Whether it was the indefinite detention and torture at Guantanamo Bay, or the killing of civilians in the Middle East, Americans made it clear that they were angry with the Bush Administration. So today, with some of those same policies — or even worse policies — in place, where is that outrage?
Both sides agree, Obama has continued the Bush policies on terror.
What about domestic policy?
As Hotair pointed out, Dan Mitchell of Cato wrote a piece in February depicting the similarity of policies that caused the recession and continues to drag the economy down:
1. Bush increased government spending. Obama has been increasing government spending.
2. Bush adopted Keynesian “stimulus” policies. Obama adopted Keynesian “stimulus” policies.
3. Bush bailed out politically connected companies. Obama has been bailing out politically connected companies.
4. Bush supported the Fed’s easy-money policy. Obama has been supporting the Fed’s easy-money policy.
5. Bush created a new healthcare entitlement. Obama created a new healthcare entitlement.
6. Bush imposed costly new regulations on the financial sector. Obama imposed costly new regulations on the financial sector.
When you look at the approval numbers for George W Bush, by 2006, if his numbers got to the mid forties it was considered high. The current President continues to “enjoy” approval numbers averaging in the high forties.
You have to ask; “Why?”
You also have to ask; “How can Obama claim Mitt Romney will return us to the same policies that caused the mess, when we never really abandoned them?”