The Jim of the United States

Are The Democrats Trying To “Make Nice”?

Posted by TheJOTUS on September 11, 2010

Ever notice lately that the Democrats are suddenly praising Former President Bush? In the President’s Address from the Oval Office, President Obama praised Former President Bush for his patriotism and his dedication. Then on the Colbert show, Vice President Biden expressed his gratitude toward Former President Bush on the Iraq war.

Now keep in mind that for the last several years, all we have heard is how horrible President Bush was, especially in the handling of the GWOT (Global War On Terror). Now suddenly, we are hearing praising remarks.

Why the shift?

President Obama’s approval ratings are well below the critical 50% mark. Congressional elections are only about 50 days from now. The generic ballot shows a Republican over Democrat favorability rating over 10%. In one recent polling, Americans actually now prefer Former President Bush over current President Obama.

The Democrats are in serious trouble this election, and they know it.

The bashing and blaming of Former President Bush has expired beyond the patience of the average American, and has torn into the support from the moderates.

The Democrats were in a catch-22 on the Iraq war. They could not blame Bush for all of the failures of the Iraq war, and yet attempt to take credit themselves for the success, when it was them that opposed “The Surge”. The Democrats knew that the credit for the success of “The Surge” had to go to one source and one source only, and that was Former President Bush. Even the Baker Commission panel recommended diplomacy over increased aggressive forces. Senator Harry Reid called Iraq a failure. Senator Biden said that “The Surge” would never work. The decision for “The Surge” and the consequences for the success or failure rested on the shoulders of only one man.

The Iraq war success had to go to one man and one man only. The one man who went with the advice of one General, and against the grain of all other’s advise and recommendations. That man was President Bush.

At this point in time, when President Obama announces the withdraw of all combat troops in Iraq, to condemn, ridicule, or blame Former President Bush, would have been a political attack that would have dropped the approval ratings with the moderates even further.

The Democrats were forced a hand to thank and praise a man for his dedication. The Democrats were suddenly forced to “play nice”. Deep down, giving such praise was probably like pouring acid on their skin. They had no alternative though, other than for the first time to finally “Make Nice”.

Via Uncle Curtis


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