Thursday, October 16, 2008

The George W. Bush Legacy: A Republican National Train Wreck

Recent reading: The New Yorker published its politics issue this week and the magazine has a number of cogent things to say. 

Here's a sample devoted to the president's record
The incumbent Administration has distinguished itself for the ages. The Presidency of George W. Bush is the worst since Reconstruction, so there is no mystery about why the Republican Party—which has held dominion over the executive branch of the federal government for the past eight years and the legislative branch for most of eight years—has little desire to defend its record, foreign or domestic.

During the Bush Administration, the national debt, now approaching ten trillion dollars, has nearly doubled…. Private-sector job creation has been a sixth of what it was under President Clinton. Five million people have fallen into poverty. The number of Americans without health insurance has grown by seven million, while average premiums have nearly doubled. 

1 comment:

Tulsan said...

Congratulations both to AT and Dan for being mentioned in the new Urban Tulsa article 21st Century Soapbox. Dan was very gracious in his comments about AT.

I wish UT had interviewed AT for the article. They seem to have talked with all the other featured bloggers. I think I know who one of the authors of AT is, but I'm not sure about it.

I also wish there were more non-right-wing blogs in Tulsa, but if you had to have just one, AT is an excellent choice.