Hope and Change turn out to be no match for the Status Quo. Obama is not only stuffing his cabinet with warmed over Clintonistas, he’s also backing off from his plans to 180 many of the Bush policies the Democrats attacked so viciously in the election cycle…. thus tacitly admitting that Bush was right all along!
Immediate pull-out of Iraq? No, Bush was right, we have to stay there until it’s stable.
Close Gitmo? Maybe not, Bush was right about that, too. Those guys are just too dangerous.
Repeal FISA and the Patriot Act? No, Bush might have been right about those, too.
Repeal the Bush Tax Cuts? Not so fast, Bush was probably right about that as well.
Who should run the Treasury Department? How about a carbon copy of Bush’s Treasury Secretary.
It’s little comfort to those of us who felt Bush was a lousy president that the new lousy president is co-opting his policies. Still, it should drive the left a little batty to be able to say, “I guess Bush was right about that” every time Chairman Zero leaves a Bush policy in place.