Bush Should Step Aside For Obama Now



Obama's weekly YouTube addresses show just how in touch he plans to be with the people. He might be the president-elect, but he's more presidential than Bush has been in eight long years. As the economy continues to spiral out of control, Bush gave another "heckuva job, Brownie" speech yesterday to Treasury Secretary Henry Paulsen, who has already given away over $300 billion of the $700 billion bailout, and a big chunk of that change went to Citigroup in a quiet weekend deal. Steve Forbes called Paulsen the worst Treasury Secretary in modern history. Both Bush and Paulsen should step aside and let Obama, his new TS Timothy Geithner and the rest of the incoming economic team take the reins. We still have nearly two months left on Dubya's dictatorship, but his statue needs to be toppled sooner. The country can't afford him and and his cronies any longer...literally.

Comments

Happyflower said…
I completely agree, why make the country suffer anymore?
Anonymous said…
I totally agree with that CK. I dont think Obama could do any worse and he sounds like he's got a plan to make it better. Bush is just riding out the clock and there is no telling what other last minute bullshit he will try to pull.

GAV
CathM said…
DITTO the above comments!!! Although Obama has a monumental task ahead, but surely it can't be worse than the global financial mess that's been caused by the Bush-Cheney regime.
nolapoet said…
Not goona happen. Looky here: Sarah Palin will be in Georgia this Sunday for a Chambliss fundraiser! Ideas?...

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/11/25/palin-to-hit-campaign-trail-in-georgia/
Collin Kelley said…
Can we tar and turkey feather her?
January said…
Isn't it eerie how Bush has all but disappeared from the scene of the crime? Don't get me wrong, I'm happy he's not around, but what a disgraceful way for an American president to end his term.

The fact that Obama is using the next two months to get his team in place means that he'll be ready to act on inauguration day, thank goodness.
Lisa Allender said…
Here's what I don't get:
WHY IN GOD'S NAME IS EVERYONE AGREEING TO ALL THE ADVICE THIS PAULSON FELLOW & HIS CRONIES ARE SUGGESTING? THEY'RE THE ONES THAT GOT US IN THIS MESS!
I agree, Coll, let's bring President-Elect Obama on in!
Sorry to be a voice of dissent, Collin - but I didn’t vote for Obama so he could bring in Geithner and Summers. In fact, they’re already here - and have been here. They’re part of what we have and are. I don’t see that as change. And change is certainly what we need. That’s why I voted for Obama.

In my lifetime, the W. Bush administration has been – by far – the worst I’ve experienced. – and that includes the Nixon years for God’s sake. The sooner that group is behind us, the better. This minute would not be too soon.

I will give Obama the benefit of my doubt here because I do believe in his message. And I want his message to carry him. I don’t, however, believe in his economic choices of Geithner & Summers. In my view it’s more same old same old. I hope they work out – and clearly, we do need Paulsen out of there - but I’ll believe it when I feel it. And not before.

Amy Goodman's broadcast last night (11/25) on NPR - Democracy Now! - put the economic landscape in a clear perspective. Listen to it if you get a chance.

I’m no idealist, and I guess it shows.
Collin Kelley said…
Dissent is always welcome, Sam. It furthers the debate. I think the problem is that Obama needs people around him who know how America got into this situation and can help get us out of it. That's probably going to be someone who's been in the trenches. Obama has taken a lot of flack for surrounding himself with "insiders," but I don't think every insider is cut from the same cloth as Henry Paulsen, who couldn't find his own ass with both hands and a flashlight. I'm going to post a video from last night's Rachel Maddow show that puts a lot of this bailout mess in perspective.
Anonymous said…
I saw that part of Maddow where she said the bailout cost more than the Korean War, first Iraq war and a bunch of other stuff combined. Post that clip!

GAV

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