With appearances on The Today Show,
Oprah Winfrey, Hannity, and elsewhere, George W. Bush is officially
back in the spotlight. The occasion is giving a number of conservatives
cause to wax nostalgic about the pre-Obama days when Dubya reigned supreme.
However, Michelle Malkin, the hard-right empress of the conservative blogosphere, is disturbed by her colleagues:
Malkin, unlike some Tea Party pundits, hasn't forgotten that the government bailouts of U.S. banks and Detroit automakers began under Bush. While her white-hot conservative views can be unsettling, it's comforting to know that she hasn't been a victim of selective amnesia. She goes on to provide a laundry list of grievances she had with the the Bush administration:
The problem, of course, is that Bush nostalgia is indelibly marred by his disastrous domestic policy legacy of big government, big spending, and betrayal of core fiscal principles — the very impetus for the Tea Party movement upon which he now heaps glowing praise.
1) joined with open-borders progressives McCain and Kennedy to try to force shamnesty down our throats;
2) massively expanded the federal role in education;
3) championed the Medicare prescription drug entitlement using phony math;
4) kowtowed to the jihadi-enabling Saudis;
5) stocked DHS with incompetents and cronies;
6) pushed Hillarycare for housing;
8. nominated crony Harriet Myers to the Supreme Court;
9) pre-socialized the economy for Obama by embracing TARP, the auto bailouts, the AIG bailout, and in his own words:
Nice use of tombstone, Michelle!