To The Editor:
In response to Mr. Rotert’s letter, the assertion that “Dubya” avoids the limelight is correct. Now, as during his time in office, he doesn’t seek publicity, unlike his predecessor and especially his replacement.
President No. 43 has consistently preferred behind-the-scenes involvement and support for his favorite causes, especially our military.
As for the rest of the letter, deja vu is more accurately deja poo, meaning it’s all the C_ _ P we’ve heard before. No doubt his letter is motivated by Obama’s waning support in the face of dictatorial executive orders and actions, extravagant lifestyle as his subjects suffer, plus his many economic, foreign relations failures and refusal to even consider a change in course.
George W. has flaws like all of us but he’s had a bum rap. It’s amazing that he can show such restraint in not defending himself against the untruths. Sworn into office Jan. 20, 2001, he was denied a smooth transition into the White House when his every choice for appointment was opposed by the Democrats.
A large part of his financial outgo was due to 9-11 and its aftermath less than a year later. I literally thank God that “Dubya” was president at that time. Of course the later actions in Afghanistan and Iraq were financially taxing as well.
On his second full day in office he reinstated the Mexico City Policy that forbid any non-governmental organizations receiving U.S. aid to promote or perform abortions in other countries.
He pushed for a partial birth abortion ban, and we know how that ended.
He pushed for faith-based welfare initiatives, unlike BO who wants the government to control everything.
He initiated an AIDS program committing $15 million over five years and was later criticized for it.
He pushed through a $1.3 billion tax cut.
In 2002, he withdrew funding from the United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA). In his second term he strongly pushed offshore and domestic drilling.
He nominated John Roberts and Samuel Alito, strong constitutionalists, to the Supreme Court.
He pushed for several economic initiatives to prevent a banking system collapse and stop foreclosures. Democrats had been fighting GW on every issue throughout his presidency.
In April 2001, The Bush administration was sounding alarms about the economy. Later, hearings were held at the insistence of Republicans over concerns about a potential housing bubble. Chair of the Financial Services Committee Barney Frank was insisting in 2005 that all was secure.
In 2006, Democrats took control of the Senate and Nancy Pelosi became the first female Speaker of the House. Harry Reid declared that the Democrats would lead us in a new direction. Before the election in 2008 while speaking to oil executives, Maxine Waters made a Freudian slip about socializing all U.S. companies.
At least one of our ever vigilant media brushed it off by saying she meant “to nationalize.” Sorry, nationalize means government control. Finally, I agree with most of what Mr. Rotert wrote about the “hand-off to Obama,” that it was “a huge irreversible mistake that will weigh heavily on this nation for decades to come.”
Yes, Obama is a devastating mistake, the worst presidential choice in history, but the situation is not “irreversible.” We are living in historic times, and Americans can overcome the damage done and plan for our future, if we all wake up in time to unite and fight our common enemies. God bless America.