Four More Years

March 29th, 2011

Due to the 22nd Amendment to the United States Constitution, we didn’t get a chance to re-elect George W. Bush and carry on his proud stewardship of our nation. Happily, we were able to replace him with a younger, healthier, more ethnic version to carry on his legacy. Looking at a few key policy matters that factored in to my personal voting decisions back in 2008, I see a bit of a pattern forming:

Subject G.W. Bush B.H. Obama
Tax breaks for the stupendously wealthy Yes Yes
Withdrawal date for Iraq Dec 31, 2011 Maybe Later
Occupation of Afghanistan Indefinite Indefinite
Airstrikes in Pakistan 42 times About 200 times
Airstrikes in Yemen Maybe once in 2002 Yes
Airstrikes in Somalia Yes Probably
Illegal detentions in Guantanamo Bay Started it Yes
Illegal wiretapping of U.S. citizens Yes Voted for it
High-level investigation of war crimes Haha, no We don’t want to look back
Says we don’t torture Not torture, honest Not any more, honest
Bombing Libya Renewed diplomacy Dropping bombs like your moms
Can pronounce “nuclear” Nuke-u-ler Nuclear

I write this largely because of my disappointment in Mr. Obama’s speech yesterday. This man used to teach constitutional law, and now seems to think that Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution can be delegated indefinitely and for whatever whimsical purposed the president likes, that the 4th and 6th Amendments simply do not apply to anybody, and that Article 4 doesn’t make treaties like the Geneva Accords legally binding upon the U.S. government.

Miss you yet, George? I hardly noticed you were gone.

3 Responses to “Four More Years”

  1. meesha.v Says:

    I am too lazy to pull up my comments from the election year, but it feels great to be right. I wish someone made a video of tears rolling back into Oprah’s eyes. As a matter of fact I just might.

  2. emawkc Says:

    It’s a shame the way things have turned out. I wish it had been different, I really do. Unfortunately, it was all to clear three years ago that things wouldn’t be different.

  3. Burrowowl Says:

    There are a number of lesser issues on which I think Obama has acquitted himself better than McCain probably would have, but the things I listed here are orders of magnitude more serious than the Credit Card Bill of Rights or creating on Office on Urban Policy.