It has been 2,844 days since President George W. Bush took office, to the scorn and ridicule of all too many Americans. He only has about 72 days left to serve America, much to the happiness of the socialist left of America, who has spewed their hatred of the man for these last 2,844 days.
Even during those tragic days immediately following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, their hate continued as they began seeking ways to blame such a horrendous act upon him instead of the bloodthirsty extremists that caused it.
Calls for his impeachment began almost before he even took office, as false charges of ‘voter fraud’ echoed across the land due to the Republicans winning the court challenges initiated by the Democrats in the 2000 Florida recounts. That independent recounts all showed that he in fact did win that election legitimately was ignored as creative methods of recounting were splashed to show that Al Gore actually won, if all the unlawful and improper votes were included.
From a major hurricane hit to the War on Terror, Bush has been besieged by ridicule and scorn, just for doing his job. Democrats lined up to beat him over the head, joined by all too many Republicans, as Bush held his head high and pushed forward.
For the first time in our history, former President's spoke openly against President Bush, fanning more flames of discontent and trying to destroy the man, to no avail.
Democrat policies that finally caused our economy to tank were ignored as all blame was placed firmly on Bush, even though it is the Legislative branch that actually passes budgets and laws, not the President.
From ‘Shrub’ and being compared to monkeys, to being labeled a bloodthirsty warmonger, the man has endured nothing but ridicule and undermining of his administration, even from many from within his own party.
Labeled a draft dodger by the Democrat candidate in 2004, who actually is a scoundrel of the worst degree and traitor in this Veterans opinion, President Bush endured and retained his values and composure, leading the nation and protecting us all.
That we haven’t been hit by another major terrorist attack is ignored, as calls of he is only stirring them up again cry out. “Revelations” of more pending war are revealed often, even though he has never said a thing about more plans.
Even now, Republican candidates distance themselves from this man who has protected us all and finally faced terror and the nations troubles head on, only to receive more scorn from the left-leaning lamestream media and politico’s.
Dan Eggen, Washington Post Staff Writer tells us that Bush, “faces record-low approval ratings and a presidential campaign focused on his failings” as he labels those of us who appreciate what the President has done as “Loyalists.”
Eggen tells us that many of us believe
“Bush's reputation has been unfairly maligned for a series of calamities -- from the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks to the financial crisis -- that were beyond his control and that he handled well.”
He makes no mention of Democrats who fanned the flames of discontent as he reminds us Bush’s approval ratings are at “record lows,” even though the Democrat led Congress has even lower “record low approval ratings.”
Both party’s have made it a point to point fingers at him during this campaign season, even John McCain, who more than once undermined the Bush administration in the Senate.
Democrats promise “no more Bush,” as they continue to demonize the man and ignore their own complicity in the nations current woes. The Socialist agenda is sugar coated to make it appear palatable, when all it is just another push at reforming the failed Soviet Union inside America.
As President Bush prepares to hand over the office to whoever win’s Tuesday night, we need to look back and recall that through it all, President George W. Bush kept America’s best interest’s in his heart, not his own. Unlike predecessor’s, including his own father, he took the fight back to the terrorists, after decades of attacks against our interests.
He has sustained personal attacks on himself and his reputation that would have caused others to explode and lash back. Through it all, he maintained his dignity and stood strong, as I stated back in December as he was selected as America’s Most Admired Man.
Recently, the Iraqi Ambassador to the United Nations, T. Hamid Al-Bayati spoke before a University of South Dakota audience, expressing his thanks to America for liberating Iraq and speaking of the horrors they endured under the Saddam Hussein regime.
When one man stood up and said that President Bush had violated Iraqi sovereignty and brought five-and-a-half years of destruction and loss of life, ending with, “When will it all end,” Al-Bayati replied that,
“Saddam had violated Iraqi human rights and stole the nation’s oil. The United States and coalition forces brought freedom to the Iraqi people.”
No personal thanks to President Bush for leading the liberation of Iraq was expressed.
In a couple days we will find out if America continues its slide to Socialism and higher taxes, or if we maintain our liberties and freedoms, depending on which candidate wins the election and provided the American people accept it.
On January 20, 2009, all will meet at the White House for formal ceremonies of handing the reigns of power to whoever wins. I will not be surprised to see protesters in the crowd still chanting “Impeach Bush before it is too late.”
Much to the delight of many and sadness of others, Bush will leave, possibly still facing the scorn and ridicule of Democrats who have sworn to destroy the man or any legacy he may have.
The hatred is so severe for this man that I doubt they ever will leave him alone and will continue to blame him every time the sun doesn’t come up on time.
I will miss the strength of leadership he has shown in so many faces of adversity.
America, you did everything you could to destroy this man, but you never broke him.
As Eggen quoted in his article, recalling a time President Bush met with boyhood friends in Texas,
“I want them to know that, you know, even though I had to deal with a lot of tough issues, that I’m still the same person that they knew before and that, you know, I’m wiser, more experienced, but my heart and my values didn’t change.”
President Bush isn’t the greatest President in History, but he is far from the worst. He isn’t the most conservative either, but he stood by his values. Often, even I was at odds with him, wondering just what he was doing. But ultimately, his intent shown through and up until the Democrats seized control of Congress we fared pretty well under him.
He restored a sense of dignity and decorum to the Oval Office that was stripped away by his predecessor.
As President Bush goes off to whatever fate awaits him, I wish him Godspeed and Good Health. I hope he will be able to live out his live in relative peace and quiet on his ranch in Crawford, Texas, enjoying many years of solace and the happiness of potential grandchildren with his wife and family.
He deserves that much. If that makes me a “Loyalist,” so be it. This Viet Nam Veteran will proudly call President Bush my President.
For America, I can only say God Help Us in the days ahead as this time of Politics of Personal Destruction as we fight to retain our freedoms against slick Democrats who would sell us out to Socialism.
Thank you, President Bush, for all you did to protect America.
UPDATE 1: In what I can only view as the ultimate in Journalistic hypocrisy, the New York Times, who has spared no effort in bashing, demonizing and denigrating our President, offered an op-ed today of a medley of writers stating, What I Will Miss About President Bush.
UPDATE 2: The Wall Street Journal has chimed in, now. An article by JEFFREY SCOTT SHAPIRO, who worked with the 2004 Kerry campaign: The Treatment of Bush Has Been a Disgrace, What must our enemies be thinking?
Where were all these kind understanding words over the past 8 years? Why now, once we have succumbed to Socialism?