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Response to ButterflyBlood (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2013, 12:44 PM

4. Yup

My standard reply to teabaggers talking about impeaching President Obama is: "P)resident George W. Bush". If nothing he did warranted impeachment to Republican teabaggers, then nothing President Obama has done does either. In fact, President Obama has been a freakin' Saint compared to George W. Bush and his (mis-)Administration (except, of course, in the fevered imaginations of the teabaggers). The level of chutzpah, cognitive dissonance, and hypocrisy shown by Republican teabaggers when talking about President Obama is simply astounding.

They defended Bush/Cheney to the bitter end and for things that are on the order of thousands times worse: They defended him being asleep at the wheel prior to 9/11 and helped fight against an establishment of a commission to investigate what happened on 9/11, they gleefully cheered his rush to invade Iraq, they defended and justified torture (stuff we put people to death for back in WW2), they ardently supported him for re-election in 2004, they never questioned the 60 Embassy deaths that occurred during Bush's (P)residency, they supported him over his warrantless wiretapping (before it was legalized by Congress), they still blame minorities and the poor for the financial meltdown in 2008 instead of Bush's economic policies that encouraged, if not promoted, reckless and unregulated capitalism.

Now, they're howling about 4 people dying at an consulate in a volatile part of the world, a local IRS branch- at the direction of a Republican no less- scrutinizing groups that didn't appear to them to be legitimate "social welfare organizations", an AP reporter being investigated for a leak that Republicans were outraged about happening in the first place, and wiretapping/data collection that congressional Republicans and Democrats made legal several years ago.

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