“Miss Me Yet?” turned up on an outside billboard in Chisago County, Minnesota. This is northeast of the Twin Cities and about an hour from where your humble editor resides. The billboard company said the money for the message was sprung by a group of businessmen who wish to remain anonymous.
So! Do I miss him? Hell no! I’m no Obama supporter. In fact, I head up a group whose name says it all: National Resistance to the Obama Regime. Besides, don’t blame me, I voted for Cynthia McKinney on the Green Party ticket.
No matter how bad Obama may be–and he may be worse–it stands to reason that any nostalgia for Dubya would have to be manufactured, bought & paid for. Even most mossback Republicans would have to ingest a lot of chemicals from Rush Limbaugh’s pharmacist to favor the Second Coming of Bush Jr. After all, most Republicans–at least in private–know it was Dubya’s failings that made Obama possible.
In 2007, near the end of Dubya’s 2nd term, Pat Buchanan’s best-selling book, DAY OF RECKONING, subtitled HOW HUBRIS, IDEOLOGY & GREED ARE TEARING AMERICA APART, pulled no punches as far as the Bush-Cheney Junta was concerned. The blurb on the back of the book provides a nice summary:
“Free trade is hollowing out U.S. industry, destroying the dollar, and plunging the country into permanent dependency and unpayable debt.
“One of every six manufacturing jobs vanished under Bush.
“The Third World invasion through Mexico is a graver threat to U.S. survival than anything happening in Afghanistan or Iraq.”