And that’s not sarcasm.
Look, no matter what President Bush did, the Democrats had an excuse. They would have done it faster. Or better. Or less partisanly. Or maintained the “respect of the world” while doing it. Why didn’t they do any of these things when Bill Clinton was in power? Because of Newt Gingrich, of course. And because too many white males or (ew!) Christians are too prudish about sex.
The logic doesn’t really make sense, but it doesn’t have to.
The fact is, they have scored lots of points by never giving President Bush or President Reagan any credit at all for their accomplishments.
Well, now they are in charge. And despite all the “Hope and Change”, President Obama is doing pretty much the same thing as President Bush on all the things Democrats hate (i.e., pursuing war, Guantanamo Bay incarceration, etc), and President Obama and the Democrat-controlled Congress is very clearly doing worse at running the country effectively as they do all the things Democrats love (i.e., expanding government control over the economy, raising taxes, undemocratically enacting Democrat “social justice” policy by fiat, etc).
That’s why we have the Tea Parties. And that’s why Democrats cannot handle the reality of true, grassroots Tea Parties. It exposes the lie that they would have done things better.
Democrats are really showing that they are political adolescents. They just know they’d do better than the stupid, square, unenlightened adults if just given the chance! Well, now they have the chance, and they are proving how inept they are.
This one administration will set back Democrat liberalism/progressiveism for a good 2-3 decades.
Remember how the 20s were wild, wild, wild? Well, it was followed by 3.5 decades of Conservatism and having grown-ups in charge of the country and society (for the most part…).
Get ready for it to happen again.