Saturday :: Mar 7, 2009

Bruce Barlett Regrets Voting for Bush in 2004


by Mary

Via Brad DeLong, I see that Bruce Barlett, a Reagan advisor and treasury official in GHWBush's administration, suffers from a profound case of Bush Derangement Syndrome.

The only vote I have ever cast for president that I regret is my vote for Bush in 2004. That is because I knew better at the time...

On a related point, I think it was irresponsible for Bush to leave office without leaving behind a blueprint of what he would be doing to deal with the economic crisis if he were still in office. He didn’t publish a budget—at all, not even a current services baseline—and his Economic Report was totally vacuous. If he had used his administration’s resources to develop an alternative policy before leaving office it would at least have provided a guide for his party to follow. That fact that he did NOTHING only proves that he didn’t give a crap about the American people or his party, either. His whole administration was about him, him, and only him. What an asshole.

Yup, Bush believed he deserved the presidency and total adulation from his subjects. That they did not meant they deserve everything they get.

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