To Attack President Obama Republicans Forget 9/11, Claim Bush Kept America Safe
To Attack President Obama Republicans Forget 9/11, Claim Bush Kept America Safe (IMAGES)
By Jeromie Williams
“President Bush’s finest accomplishment was to protect us from the jihadist terrorists for 8 years. Obama’s streak has seems (sic) to have ended” – @libertysarmy
No, you’re not reading that wrong, that really is what one American is clutching to while trying to make sense of the bombings at the Boston Marathon. In an increasingly embarrassing attempt to yet again raise the “blame Obama for everything” flag into a patriotic wind, right wingers are willing to completely gloss over the fact that 9/11 happened while Bush was in the White House.
History be damned, they’ve got a president they need to try and stick it to whether their facts are straight or not. ‘Murica! Yeah!
Although it would be nice to think that the tweet in question was a careless one-off from a disgruntled Republican, the regrettable truth is that there are more just like it and they’re not as pretty or polite as the first one. A collection of tweets from Bush do-gooders on the Public Shaming Tumblr illustrates just what kind of lengths conservatives or willing to go to in order to prove a point – even if it means completely suspending American history.
Suspending reality to try and score political points comes across as a bit desperate and dense, but when you start adding in the race card and anything else connected to Asia or the Middle East you get quite a more colorful display of the very ugly ideas that the Republicans, conservatives and the right wing use as building blocks for their political agenda.
The only question left to ask after seeing all this is “Are you really surprised at this point?”
Hint: The answer is no.