Today's Wall Street Journal publishes an op ed, "by" Bush, addressing his agenda for the next two years. It's funny. Let me count the ways.
1. Bush refers to "the partisan environment of today's Washington." There is nothing of the sort. Today's Washington has been Republican, 100%, for six years now. Republican Supreme Court. Republican Congress. Republican White House. Republican governors. 100% Republican. So spare us the "partisan environment" crap. It wasn't partisan at all, it was uni-partisan. The Republicans controlled everything - the budget, the war, the economy - and screwed it all up.
2. Bush touts his accomplishments - tax cuts, education legislation, and the Patriot Act. He doesn't bother telling you that all of these things happened in the first 20 months or so of his presidency. He doesn't brag about a single accomplishment since that date, because he doesn't have one.
3. Bush apparently thinks his presidency started in August 2003, rather than January 2001.
...since August 2003, America's employers have added more than seven million new jobs.That's nice. How many more jobs does the country have since you actually took office from the Clinton administration?
4. Bush reminds us as to how badly he and the Republican have damaged our national security.
If democracy fails and the extremists prevail in Iraq, America's enemies will be stronger, more lethal, and emboldened by our defeat.That democracy has already failed, thanks to you and the Republicans.
5. Bush thinks that what America needs right now is yet another tax cut. Why? Because Republicans no longer have any ideas. All they can do is bash gays, try to outlaw abortion, and cut taxes (oh yeah, and attack countries based on a lie, then screw it up).
6. Bush says that the lesson he learned from the 2006 election repudiation of his disaster in Iraq is that the public doesn't like earmarks. Someone needs to tell him that they don't like 3,000 dead soldiers either.
7. Bush wants us to believe that suddenly he, and the Republicans, actually believe in the values our nation is based on.
[W]e will show our enemies that the open debate they believe is a fatal weakness is the great strength that has allowed democracies to flourish and succeed.Funny, I was hoping we could show the Republicans the same thing.