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Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:54 AM

Someone in the GOP needs to take Bush-Cheney apart

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Someone in the GOP needs to take Bush-Cheney apart, to show how they created the debt crisis we are in, by throwing away a surplus on unaffordable tax cuts, launching two unfunded wars, and one new unfunded entitlement. They need to take on the war crimes that has deeply undermined the soul of the United States. They need to note the catastrophic negligence that gave us the worst national security lapse since Pearl Harbor (9/11) despite being warned explicitly in advance, accept weak and false intelligence to launch a war they were too incompetent to fight or win, sat back as one of the worst hurricanes all but took out a major city, and was so negligent in bank regulation that we ended up with Lehman and all that subsequently took place.

These were not minor errors. They were catastrophic misjudgments which took an era of peace, surplus and prosperity and replaced it with a dystopia of massive debt, a lawless executive branch, two unwinnable wars, and a record of war crimes that had their source in the very Oval Office.

When will the Republicans hold themselves accountable for the things that have persuaded so many that this bunch of fanatics and deniers are unfit for government? When will they speak of Bush and Cheney and repudiate them?

http://dish.andrewsullivan.com/2013/02/08/the-gops-real-problem/

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Reply Someone in the GOP needs to take Bush-Cheney apart (Original post)
kpete Feb 2013 OP
Berlum Feb 2013 #1
alsame Feb 2013 #2
CrispyQ Feb 2013 #5
Octafish Feb 2013 #6
Poiuyt Feb 2013 #7
Siwsan Feb 2013 #3
Scuba Feb 2013 #4
indepat Feb 2013 #8
pacalo Feb 2013 #9

Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:56 AM

1. The k. And the r.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:57 AM

2. I don't think they were

misjudgments, I think it was all deliberate.

They want perpetual war (see PNAC), massive debt to justify killing all social programs and a lawless executive branch so they can carry out whatever they want.

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Response to alsame (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 11:52 AM

5. This. ^^^

Nailed it.

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Response to alsame (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 12:08 PM

6. Exactly. The 'incompetent' label stops analysis...

...and protects the warmongering, tax dodging, traitors.

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Response to alsame (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 12:08 PM

7. Absolutely!

They were looking for any excuse to get into a war.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:57 AM

3. The GOP response to that request would probably be "Bush?? Cheney?? Who's that??"

This is the most invisible past administration I've ever experienced. Yea, Cheney chimes in, on occasion, when someone flips his switch, but otherwise.......... crickets.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 11:04 AM

4. Should I hold my breath?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 08:10 PM

8. It is not within the GOP's DNA to ever accept accountability or responsibility or

even acknowledge a mistake or failure. Rather they deflect the blame for what they themselves have done by lying, distorting, dissembling, prevaricating, or being disingenuous, mendacious, or otherwise bringing hypocrisy to an art-form.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:04 PM

9. K&R.

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