There was a time when I would have thought that George W. Bush was the luckiest President in America, based on the many close shaves he was able to meander, away from without even a scratch. That was until his successor Barrack Obama entered upon the political scene. For the record ,the stark difference between the two was that the former did not have to use much of his own initiatives to forge ahead, whereas the latter ,was required to with every breath he took. Former Texan governor Ann Richard might if still alive, refer to the G W Bush situation, as the gold spoon in the mouth syndrome, but that’s a different story, as her accounts on baby Bush , might just be unnecessary class envy. Here is a look at their records.
G.W from since he was a tiny bitty Yankee Texan ,always had daddy close by to cater to his every need. I am almost certain he failed at the paper route he was given, as well as the ability to tie a perfect knot at his Sea Scout jamboree finals when papa was a lowly Congressman, or could not even beat the 6 year old street kid in table tennis , when pre democratic China was attempting to engage the USA in Ping Pong Diplomacy , and who else was running the show , but papa Bush was his country’s Ambassador.
He failed in the secret Yale Skull and Bones business , and that prevented him from being able to hide the once concealed records exposed by Dan Rather , which revealed that G.W partied like a rock star , and did not even complete his service at home , in the Texan National Guard as requested , when Papa Bush was CIA head. He failed in the oil business, as well as Texan Baseball business , but guess what , everything was uphill since then .
There is first the lovely Laura , two rambunctious daughters , the Governor mansion,where he led the nations in signing off in resplendent fashion, on sending more questionable , chiefly Black, repentant convicts, to contemplate their fate on the Texan State, death squad machinery.
This bolstered his Conservative credentials so well, that he was a virtual shoe in almost out of left field ,to run for the job as President of these United States. There he beat off two stalwart ,much smarter, lifetime politicians such as Al Gore and John Kerry for the converted job. It was while in power for the next eight yeas that this President proved his mettle, as problems, accusations , and catastrophes rolled off his back like water on a duck’s beak. These ranged from 9/11, Haleburton corruption coverups , VP Cheny attempted miss shooting mistake of a friend, while hunting Quayle on the infamous Crawford Ranch, preemptive wars water-boarding torture of military prisoners,illegal invasions of Iraq, control of his two drunken out of control young daughters while in the White house, rubbing the neck of the female German Chancellor, while she was debating NATO world’s peace,and the list goes on.
Where ever he appeared to want to fail , someone such as a friendly media editor, a papa Bush past confidant, close political advisor , or brain of a drinking pal was very close by ,to clean up his ugly mess , and so have him looking like a splendid rose , for the consumption of the gullible public. Did I mention CIA outing scandal coverups , of political enemy's wife?
Not so Barrack Obama , that brother cannot get a break no matter how much he tries. Even when he wins, he fails , essentially . Here in contrast is his success ,Faux Paus. African dad , Caucasian Kansas mom , Indonesian father , Kenyan sister , Indonesian sister, Harvard, Columbia ,smoke pot , outstanding Harvard law review President , basketball scholarship,no kinky college orgy scandal , volunteered with Black liberation theology head guru Rev Wright ,in soup kitchen on the poor side of Chicago, Married Princeton , and Harvard black beauty , two lovely daughters, steam rolled Chicago corrupt politics ,to emerge unsoiled ,as a Senator, then in record time before swearing in ,took a chance to run for US president , and able to defeat one of American royals in Hilary Clinton, as well as a millionaire, military ex War vet,and life long respected Senator .
Now if you believe that this achievements were good turn bad , then wait until I remind you of the dilemma that faced the man since he became the First African American Commander in Chief, after inheriting the worst recession in the history of the country since FDR’s depression. First off the bat ,those Nobel Peace Prize folks ,had to stir up the wrath of America, to give Uncle Barrack a Nobel Peace prize, for simply showing up , before he was able to even sign a Peace treaty , send an envoy to troubled Africa or brief his Peace envoys to Israel, and Afghanistan.
He single handily passed more legislations that 40 Presidents before him , both in record time , and with the most hostile House in the world. Soon after sighing into law historic measures to stop the economic , and social bleeding, and save the country, his popularity ratings dropped below that of Jimmy Carter of "I have sinned in my heart" fame , bumbling Ford , and "I am not a crook," Nixon all in one swoop. To compound it , he lost the House to a new political movement, led by a mentally challenge ,Alaskan beauty Queen, turn Governor ,reality TV star , and ideological lightening rod , still with I believe ,40 credits short from the acquisition of an associate degree from a suspect Community College near her place of birth.
Folks are referring to him as being a fraud with suspect birth place, and to compound it he was just referred to as the worst President in the history of the country, by a victorious Congressman from Arizona , whose father Dan Quayle ,as a leading lawyer, Senator ,and one time Vice President was still unable to spell potato , even with much prompting, and cue cards.
What’s so wonderful , is that each time someone digs a hole for him, they tend to fall into it instead. Two years ago he nearly lost his bid for the Presidency when in Pennsylvania he told a group ,”You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them…And they fell through the Clinton Administration, and the Bush Administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”
Two years after ,in the aftermath of a most revolting, and ghastly shooting in one such town in Tucson Arizona this time , he becomes the toast of the American public once more ,when he says this time with sincerity , "At a time when our discourse has become so sharply polarized - at a time when we are far too eager to lay the blame for all that ails the world at the feet of those who think differently than we do - it's important for us to pause for a moment and make sure that we are talking with each other in a way that heals, not a way that wounds,"
No wonder his recently victorious ,political rivals ,are now hanging their heads in shame , while over joyed that the country did not make the mistake and vote a hot tempered Arizonan maverick ,and his Caribou in the headlights , gleeful sidekick female VP ,into power in 2008 when they had the chance.
As his ratings climbs back through the charts , and the entire 50 states looks pleadingly to him for solace, do not be surprise to see that the 2nd Amendment erased by the middle of 2011,as guns become illegal in these United States , under the stewardship of the luckiest , or rather most savvy President the country has ever seen.
Are you still going to be amaze when he ensures , complete regularization of relationships between USA , Cuba , Venezuela, and Iran ,before his daughter 12 th birthday.
Do not bet against him, that he can close down the Prison Industrial Complex and free all accused of victimless crime such as drugs , legalize marijuana, and pass the Dream Act , all in one swoop , before his 16 year old daughter starts to date.
Talk about a lucky guy , with nine lives. Yes we can . Go figure!