For me, this is the hard part. I’m still so angry at the abuses heaped upon our country by Karl Rove, Dick Cheney and George Bush that I want to lash out. I want payback.
In his inaugural speech yesterday, President Obama was surprisingly stern. Probably because we’re in for a rough ride trying to repair the messes Bush left in America, and throughout the world. These past eight years didn’t fly by. They struggled, weighted down with lies, chicanery and criminal disregard for the Constitution.
I have no respect for George Bush. For the office, yes. For the man, none.
Already, revisionists have begun ham-handed attempts to burnish the Bush image. But you cannot spit-polish a record like his.
All day I wrestled with trying to stay positive. I simply cannot stand silent while such incompetence, such rancor, such divisiveness slides into history. Not yet, I can’t.
Even the GOP faithful are peeling away from him. Because of Bush, the Republican Party is now little more than a regional (southern) group of old white guys without much future. George Bush may have left the building, but not soon enough.
Get over it? We’ll spend decades getting over it.