If You Don’t Count 9/11, There Were No Terrorist Attacks Under Bush
Blake points to Rubin’s laugher in WaPo today on how George Bush ain’t so bad and really is a hero and let’s elect him again:
Why the shift? Aside from the “memories fade” point, many of his supposed failures are mild compared to the current president (e.g. spending, debt). Unlike Obama’s tenure, there was no successful attack on the homeland after 9/11. People do remember the big stuff — rallying the country after the Twin Towers attack, 7 1/2 years of job growth and prosperity, millions of people saved from AIDS in Africa, a good faith try for immigration reform, education reform and a clear moral compass.
I could dine out on that paragraph for weeks, but the part about no terrorist attacks between 9/11 and Obama’s administration is the most interesting. Here’s the same point made by a Breitbart Jr. hack just last night:
Hey, if you start counting in 1946, we didn’t have a single world war last century. Now that was a peaceful hundred years.
Expect to hear more of this. (And hope to hear someone point out that under Obama we’ve caught all of the people who attacked us, including those who did so waaaaaaay back in 2001.)