Since you’ve been gone…I ain’t missing you at all, George W

As much as Obama has been sucking, some people have been driven to ask whether we miss George W. Bush. Here’s Keith Olbermann reminding us why he should not be missed:

I spent much of the Shrub presidency advocating that he should be impeached. Unfortunately, the Libertarian Party missed the opportunity to call for his impeachment for the same principled reasons we once called for Clinton’s impeachment (no, not the blowjobs). For those same reasons, we should now call for Obama’s impeachment as well. But, only if we also call for war crimes trials for Bush and his gang. Otherwise, we look like we only find fault with Democrats, when both wings of the bipartisan bird of prey are equally responsible for destroying our freedom and prosperity.


Paulie Cannoli: Paulie was born in Siberia, part of the former USSR in 1972 and the USA is reminding him more of the country his parents took him out of every day. Growing up in the epicenter of the 1980s crack cocaine explosion in NYC, Paulie got caught up in the available business ventures and saw some of his friends die, and then became an activist against the drug war.Through his involvement in the drug peace movement, and college studies in free market environmentalism, he became interested in libertarianism, and abandoned the Democrats after they picked the military-industrial-corporate-statist DLCer and drug warrior hypocrite Bill Clinton as their nominee in 1992, thus finally disproving the idea that 60s radicals were merely infiltrating the establishment in order to change it.Paulie became an LP member in 1995 and a life member in 2000, and has occasionally been on the executive committee of the Alabama LP. Since 1998, he has traveled the country as a professional activist. Between that and his earlier travels in the import-export business as a teenager, he has been to 49 US states and about 20 countries, and lived in a number of them. As a life long entrepreneur, he has also started hundreds of businesses in a wide variety of fields.Paulie recently worked on the Steve Kubby for President campaign, has been an active member of the Libertarian Party Radical Caucus, is an advisory board member of Liberty Consulting, and hopes to start a new national College Libertarian Organizing Committee.He is an Anti-war, true leftist, anarchist, left libertarian, agorist, (r)evolutionary.More info here.

  1. In the words of my old boss:

    “With everybody bagging so hard on President Obama’s time in office, I’d like to take a minute to remind the universe that our last administration got us into 2 wars, a recession, presided over the mishandling of Hurricane Katrina and the biggest terrorist attack in our history, revoked habeus corpus, spent more money than every administration before…COMBINED, took something like eleventy billion vacation days, watched his vice president shoot someone in the face, wanted to put all of our social security money INTO THE STOCK MARKETS (which he then slowly watched crash), leaked the name of a CIA agent for vengeance, and f**king physically tortured people. Seriously, KANYE WEST figured out how bad the last president was…KANYE WEST. I’m not saying we judge the presidency on a curve, but seriously…the last guy was a glue-eater who nearly destroyed us, provided Barack Obama doesn’t go door to door lighting Americans on fire, he’s winning.”

  2. Obama has a lock on government employees, life-long democrats and blacks, so just like Bush, his approval rating will hit ~30% and stay there.

    But the difference with Obama is that he’s actually really deft at making his critics look foolish and is not afraid of the Internets and technology.

  3. Obama’s political team is pretty inept; they’re like the dog that caught the car. They could chase after that car like no other dog in history… but once they caught it, they had no idea what to do with it.

    Also, Obama seems to be choosing to take “ownership” of a lot of stuff that he really shouldn’t. Stuff he wasn’t responsible for, he’s now lying about… like the Iraq War. Or, for that matter, the economy. It’s not his fault it’s a total mess, but now instead of acknowledging the extent of the damage to press for the passage of solutions to said damage, he’s trying to whitewash it.

    Voters know when they’re being lied to, and although the Democrats are doing far better than the Republicans would be right now, their retarded decision to lie to the public about the depth of the crises facing this country will be their downfall.

    1. Enough with the ownership question… he ran for president, he’s the president. He hasn’t called to repeal Bush’s legacy, which is pretty much accepting that as the executive branch leader he is in charge of executing those policies. The choice is there.

      Reducto ad absurdom… that’s the definition of ownership.