A year and a half into the Obama administration, we continue to hear that everything bad with the economy or in foreign policy is George Bush’ fault. So when President Obama started to be criticized for his slow, indecisive and inept handling of the Deepwater Horizon oil leak, it was not much of a surprise that senators and others started blaming President Bush and Dick Cheney. Never mind that the well was approved during the Obama administration and that the reason for why we drill for oil in 5,000 feet deep water is because of environmentalists who have made it impossible to get permits to drill in shallower waters closer to the coast where an accidental leak could be plugged much quicker.
The following CBS report on the separation of Al and Tipper Gore though takes Bush Derangement Syndrome to an entirely new level. It concludes with the claim that Gore’s winning the popular vote, but losing the electoral vote to George W. Bush in 2000 “caused the marriage irreparable harm.”
It is truly amazing how the left reconciles its portrayal of Bush as not very bright with the incredible influence he continues to have in their minds over every event where they need to find someone to blame. We are looking forward to President Obama running for reelection shifting blame for his own incompetence, corruption and failed radical ideas to George Bush.