“Only to the liberal mind, is Bush on vacation when he is at his home working and Obama is working when he spends the day at the golf course.”
First off, the fact that we don’t always agree does not make me a liberal. If I had to categorize myself, I would call myself a social liberal and a fiscal conservative. I don’t care what you do or with whom; it’s none of my business unless the results affect me personally or my country as a whole. But you can’t spend more than you make. As both parties have done so with gusto throughout the past several decades, I align myself with no party. On the other hand, I’d rather have tax and spend than borrow and spend. If you’re a tax/spender, you have to stop spending when your tax money runs out. If you’re a borrow/spender, you just keep spending. As a result, I align myself less with Republicans, since they have more fully embraced borrow/spend.
Now, back to your response to me: I find that sometimes I do my best thinking in a hot bathtub. I still go to work in the mornings, though. Sometimes I do more work at work. Sometimes more at home. Doesn’t matter, if I’m working. So, I will give Dubya credit for working when he was at Crawford, if you’ll allow credit for Obama while he’s on the golf course.
But, since you feel the need to compare how bad each president was: I understand that Mr. Obama went to sleep when things happened in Benghazi. On the other hand, he woke up the next day and, like his explanation or not, addressed the issue. Unlike Mr. Bush, who was photographed smiling with Mr. McCain at Mr. McCain’s birthday party in Phoenix at the very time that Hurricane Katrina was laying waste to New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. Much as Mr. Obama turned to the person in charge (Susan Brown, I believe her name is), Mr. Bush turned to Michael “Heck-of-a-job, Brownie” Brown to keep him informed of what was really going on.
Mr. Brown stated he had no knowledge there were people in the Convention Center until at least two days after the storm, despite the fact that the Commie Pinko Liberal Media reported it continually from the beginning of storm coverage.. He didn’t know that there were cops shooting at survivors trying to walk across the Mississippi River Bridge. Mr. Bush acted on false information for days, and even brought an entire stage and portable lighting so he could come to Jackson Square several nights later, make a very nice speech, turn the lights off, and leave the good folks of New Orleans in the dark.
Should we really be arguing about who is worse? Shouldn’t we just be seeing what we can do about this mess and making policy to keep this from repeating?