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Scarecrow60

Why do people blame "Mr. Bush" for everything bad that happens?

People blame bush for the economy, the war, even the freaken weather (Katrina).... why is this? and if you blame him, tell me what you would have done different in his situation?
Ika:

Why do you ask a question and then call people ignorant when they answer it?

Scarecrow60:

I am not calling the people ignorant for answering the question.. i said people who are uneducated about this subject who blame Bush are ignorant..

Ika:

Ok, good because I am educated person and I do blame Bush. He is in the highest political position in the USA, and like every well managed organization, the person at the top is accountable! He has a lot of power. It's funny how when things go right, people say "what a great president we have!" But, when things go wrong, they say, " Don't blame the president, he didn't do it by himself!", or else they say, "It's the previous administration's fault!"

Blackfear:

Nice question I wondered the same thing.

MamaV:

Mostly because they are ignorant, and do not understand how our Government is suppose to work. They think somehow that the U.S. President has some sort of absolute power. It is actually sad that Americans no so little about their own Government. They set in front to the boob tube, and think that the media is telling them the truth. It is just easier for them to sit there and pointing fingers, instead of getting involved and becoming part of the solution, instead of being part of the problem.

Ika:

If he didn't make command decisions, we wouldn't need a president would we?

MamaV:

Headache, I am truly sorry, if you think he makes all the decisions hi self. He as an entire team of advisors, and cabinet members who keep him informed. If they feed him the wrong information, he makes the wrong decision. But he gets all the blame, for trusting the people he surrounds himself with. Don't get me wrong, His job is a very hard one, but to just blame him is wrong, when there are many many people who know what is going on and still do not get it right. Some say President Bush has been in office for eight years and that is why we are in the trouble we are in, Sorry that is wrong too. It took a lot longer then 8 years to get us into this miss. What is truly sad is that most of "WE the People" had their heads stuck in the sand for the last decade, and not enough people were paying attention to what our elected officials have been up too. We let Corp. America wine and dine them to get their own special interest past, and "WE the people stood back and let it happen.

Ika:

It all comes down to accountability. If the man on top isn't accountable, then who is? Right or wrong, fair or not, that is the way the chain of command is set up, from very successful CEO's - to our military. How many corporate execs have been fired from their jobs because of things going on in the company that they had no idea about. Why? Because they are the ones that are ultimately accountable, and should have had the organization under control and know what was going on. That's part of their job and why they get paid the big bucks and the keys to the power. 10 soldiers cross into enemy line and get killed, do you think their commander is not liable for giving them the orders? Our troops did not go to Iraq without Bush's order to do so. Congress didn't, and couldn't order them to.

?mom?:

because he is the man at the TOP of the "food chain" so to speak.. :))) I dont blame him though, there are so many things that go on behind closed doors ... I think its unfair to blame him... its a collaborative effort...by all the powers that be...

Scarecrow60:

But he is not of the top of everything.. he has decisions to make yes, but he has to go throught congress and the house.. but people dont see that.. everything he does, has to be approved by them..

Weyana:

Yes, the economy is a problem Bush has been in eight years, the war -well he did that didn't he? And protracted warsare historically extremely expensive. I don't know where he was blamed for the weather, please provide a link- Evaluation of Katrina indicated that the problems there was due to local government lack of pre-planning to decrease impact and provide fast assistance for a Hurricane of that dimension .

PinkPoodle:

pretty much what I was going to say, too!

M60a3:

Because they are the poorly educated that graduated HS due to 'Social Promotion' policies. Some of these people then went to college and got degrees as Teachers are now brainwashing young children.

They still believe that GW stole the 2000 election. These morons truely believe GW and the Supreme Court were in cahoots to steal the election from ALGORE.

These people are classified as a having a serious mental illness known as 'Bush Derangement Syndrome (BDS)'.

Scarecrow60:

I completely agree... Thanks for you honestly and boldness.. some ppl need to see just how ignorant they seem when they downgrade Bush for doing something they couldn't and probably wouldn't have handled if they were put in his shoes.. he has done the best he could do in his giving situation, i think..

James:

Dear Jims best angle,
Legal scholars (Conservatives, too) believe that the law was manipulated by the Supreme Court, conservative and owing their appointments to Bush41 and Reagan, to stop the recount, thus awarding the election to George Bush . I taught for years, and I didn't brainwash anyone, and suffered when people like you bleched out their flatulent opinions! I graduated from high school with 8 more credits than I needed and a 3.7 GPA. I was a much better student at college than our soon to be former President who wrote an essay saying the lacerates were streaming down his face because he thought it meant the same as tears and only managed a C average. So who is the mentally ill moron here? Or is that just your best angle speaking?

Sonnamae:

I don't blame Bush for all of our troubles. That would be giving him way to much credit. One man do all that? No,,,,,,, I blame the WHOLE LOT OF THEM THAT ARE IN WASHINGTON.

James:

Dear heathermiss,
Let's see, why should we blame Bush for so many of our current problems. Let's start with Katrina, the levies crumbled because the funding for maintaining them had been repeatedly cut back over several decades, beginning in the 1980's. President Bush appointed the inept Mr. Brown to FEMA, the agency that was in charge of dealing with the crisis and didn't seem to listen to the reports of how bad this could be before hand. Global climate change, which is something the Bush Administration has done everything in its power to discredit, is at fault for the increasing number and increasing violence of tropical storms, but it is a just a liberal delusion! The economy, he took Ronald Reagan as his government hero. Cut taxes and raise spending and somehow, the budget will work out. He continued a Reagan era process of deregulation of the financial institutions and was LAX about enforcing the remaining ones, because government is the problem, in his eyes. He paid no mind as finance became less transparent and more debt driven. He lowered taxes for the wealthiest. He lied about Weapons of Mass Destruction and seems to have accepted "cooked" intelligence in order to justify his wanting to invade Iraq to avenge his father. He increased the power of the Presidency by ignoring Congress, he spied on Americans and he appointed an Attorney General who justified torture of prisoners. He also appointed another Justice Department official, John Yoo, who twisted the Constitution into a pretzel to justify locking up hundreds of individuals in Guantanamo incommunicado without council or charges for years. Is that enough for you, or should I go on? What would I have done differently? I would have appointed people based on thier abilities, not their willingness to go to my Bible study. I would not have invaded Iraq. I would have put more troops in Afghanistan and I would have pressured Pakistan to go after the people in the Tribal

Wondering why:

Cuz people need something to blame everyday.

Ika:

I would have given more thought to retaliation for 911 and come up with an effective strategic and tactical plan with long term results and an exit plan. Something like bombing the terror camps where we know there are large amounts of terrorists in one location. I would have learned to speak proper English before I ever stepped in front of a podium. I would listen to Planned Parenthood and NOW and consider a middle ground instead of pushing my religious beliefs on to everyone. I would have sent massive reinforcements to the coast for evacuation purposes. I would not be paying Pakistan $18 billion every month to hunt for Bin Laden. I would have our troops search for him. I would have invested more money in our economic structure instead of giving it to Iraq. I would have provided more funding for AIDS and stem cell research. I could go and on, but it's making me sad to think about all the things he has screwed up.

Scarecrow60:

He is not the only one over these things... he has to go through congress... what if Bush had tried to do these things and congress said no? why not blame congress... ?

Ika:

Bush is a trigger happy man and has these "brainy" ideas. Then he goes to get approval from Congress. Granted, it is collaborate effort whether they pass the ideas or not, but still he has originated many of them. I firmly believe he was looking to go after Hussein before 9-11 ever happened. Then, he used that as an excuse to justify his actions. Al Qaeda was not even in Iraq at that time we invaded it, so what does that tell you? He was more interested in his own agenda then bringing the culprits to justice.

PinkPoodle:

Headache in 2012!

.......:

This will be an ongoing blame-game as the new administration will blame everything on Bush too, even when confronted by the reality of many situations. It's always easier to have a scapegoat then do the hard work and take the heat for it.

Lyinn:

History will paint a much different picture of President Bush. The extreme left created a false persona of Bush, the media fell into lockstep with it and every retard and moron just regurgitated what they saw on TV or read in the New York times. Let's see if St. Obama gets the same treatment.

.......:

Ah, but remember WHO writes the history books. All too often college professors seeking to still put their slant on history.

Pegalomania The Artsqueen:

The press has programmed the public to bash the President. I think this is terribly disrespectful.
Our President has kept us safe. A week after we let the driver for Osama out, look at what happens in India! The liberal press takes no pride in being fair minded anymore. Chris Matthews is a case in point. They use their position of power on television as a teaching mechanism for the public to disrespect our government and military. Then they pontificate to us about how to think, feel and live our lives...even the comedians fall into mental lock-step.

Ika:

Do you think Obama is president already? He hasn't even been sworn into office yet! Bush is the one in charge right now, so how does that fit in to your statement regarding India?

Sonnamae:

OH, I so want to say what you just said all over again. YOU are SO RIGHT !

Sonnamae:

My comment above is @Pegalomania The Artsqueen

.......:

Russia and other powers KNOW that Bush is a lame duck and are playing a very advanced chess game on the world stage knowing who is coming into office. Obama has been analyzed by overseas think-tanks and critical intelligence agencies and seen as little threat to the rearranging of world power. One only has to look at the inroads that both China and Russia are rapidly making in Central and South America to see what the future holds.

Ika:

I'm not one bit surprised, rettag. I'm sure you agree that Obama is currently our president. LMBO!

Willow:

@headache
Perhaps you have assumed sarcasm on the part of Pegaloma? The only way that I can understand your comment to her is by thinking that you read her mention of Osama's driver as being sarcastic and meaning instead, Obama's driver??
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/26/washington/26gitmo.html?ref=world
Just thought that this might clear up a misunderstanding. There are plenty of bad feelings surrounding political Qs and As without adding misunderstanding to it...
Unless I have misunderstood the answer and comments? In that case, I profusely apologize...

Ika:

Thanks for clearing that up, Willow! I did read that as the Obama driver being out meaning the recent election. My apologies for the misunderstanding. I see why you are a top contributor!

Willow:

You are welcome headache :-) I saw a lot of good users here sharing opinions and information...hated to see a misunderstanding arise from it :-)

James:

Dear Pegaloma,
What is the difference between Chris Matthews and Sean Hannity or Keith Olberman and Bill O'Reilly besides the network, they are two sides of the coin and they are commentators, not reporters. Fox freaking flat out lies and has more spin than a ballbearing factory! What happened in India is a result of our destablizing the region five years ago. We invaded Afghanistan and didn't really get Pakistan to help us as much as they could have. Now, India bleeds.

Felix:

Because people just need to blame someone. the war was kind of his his fault though. he is just a human and he made some mistakes.but i think he learned from it..

Marlie:

Pippy, you dont think the Senate and Congress yelling at Bush to do something had anything to do with the war in Iraq? Whoaaa hoss, I blame 95% of all our problems on our elected officals in the Senate and Congress that are there to represent US, not themselves.. The whole lof of them ought to be hung for the crimes they have commited

Ika:

Puuleezz....Going into Iraq was Bush's idea! He had it on his agenda before 9-11 ever happened. Al Quada attacked us and so went after Iraq. Al Quada wasn't even there! Do you think if Bush did not want to send those troops they would have been sent by Congress? Noooooo....Bush is Commander in Chief. When he says go, they go...not Congress.

Marlie:

I blame the Senate and Congress for the war in Iraq and our economy.. They are real pros when it comes to shifting the blames

Bert:

I blame bush for certain things but not everything. I feel that people look who is at top and blame them. It makes it easier for them to blame someone for the problems around them. I blame congress and the senate for more things than bush. 

Asiseeit:

The House and Senate ARE the problem!!!
House Members and Senators are the only people in the world who create problems and then
campaign against them.
What separates a politician from a normal
human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human
being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and
criticized the President for creating
deficits. The President can only propose a
budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept
it.

The Constitution,
gives sole responsibility to the House of
Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and
taxes. Who is the speaker of the House? She is the leader of the
majority party. She and fellow House members,
not the president, can approve any budget they
want. If the president vetoes it,
they can pass it over his veto if they agree to.
I can't think of a single domestic problem that
is not traceable directly to the House of Represenatives and the Senate. When you fully
grasp the plain truth that 535 people exercise the power of the of the
federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what
they want to exist.
Do not let them con you
into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like
"the economy," "inflation," or "politics" or even the President that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.

Gbob_north:

Because Democrats control Congress, they have for two years, and everything's gone to crap, but they still have a whipping boy, George, later it will still be George, they can blame him in Texas for the next four years of messing things up in Washington.

Jim:

It's easy- He's an easy target!

I know the president is only the figurehead of this country.
It's like punching Ronald McDonald in the face after getting a bad burger.... Neither clown has their hands on the patties- so why get mad directly at him?
I get mad at the corporations, big bankers and lobbyists that pull the strings.

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