It’s time for leaders to solve problems and stop blaming Bush

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It’s time for leaders to solve problems and stop blaming Bush

In regard to the April 1 Opinion section, I was puzzled by the “Bush the Painter” cartoon. The man hasn’t been president for almost four-and-a-half years now. Was it a slow news day and the Gazette doesn’t have anything to criticize with the current administration?

We have a major national deficit to deal with, yet no one seems to hold our current political leaders responsible for spending beyond their means.

Let’s deal with current relevant problems and quit blaming Bush, or any other past leaders, for that matter.

Is there anyone out there politically that genuinely cares for the well-being of the country who is willing to lead and make tough choices and ignore recent polling data?

Dave Rakviga


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April 12, 2013
2:03 p.m.
wmarincic says...

Yeh, but they can't afford to run and beat the special interest candidates.

April 12, 2013
3:20 p.m.
wmarincic says...

Oh yeh and "It's time for the top 1% to pay their fair share".

April 12, 2013
7:05 p.m.
Phils2008 says...

The answer to your question Dave is yes, but the leaches on the left were promised goodies if they voted for Obama rather then Romney. Since we've passed the 50% mark on dependents in this country we will never see a real leader again. Reagan lead. On Obamas best day he leads no one. Americans are sick of what this man and the Democrats are doing but the vast majority of them fear the loss of their handouts. Better to get that free check on the back of someone else then to take a chance on someone promising jobs. Self reliance, self respect, personal responsibility, respect are all traits Democrats jettisoned years ago. They've indoctrinated our children, brain washed the genX crowd, scared the elderly to near paralysis, and destroyed whatever decency existed in this country. So with that in mind, how can we expect anyone who loves America, believes in America and is committed to the US Constitution to ever win back the White House. They won we lost. The best we can do is prep for the inevitable collapse and blame Bush.

April 12, 2013
10:41 p.m.
muggy says...

OMG. Dave. You letter is so clear and to the point. I wish it would stop. I wasn't a huge Bush fan. I would have preferred a true conservative. But he did a good job. He DIDN'T defend himself or promote his values. And that's a Presidential sin that Obama never makes. Plus, Obama has a compliant press in his back pocket (see any newspaper editorial page...including this one). Bush had many battles to fight. But he wouldn't fight them. He believes (as I do) in a Higher Power to straighten everything out during Judgement Day. But that doesn't help us now.

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