After funding the rise of Saddam then starting a war with Iraq, pouring billions PER MONTH into it (and right into Cheney's pockets), raping our own banks & letting Wall Street get in on the action with LESS regulation, Bush and company put us into a vast economic hole. Those are facts.
Guess what, we are NOW slowly coming out of it. The recession has turned. I hope that is a fact. The Amurican people need to suck it up and get tough, slowly pay for the mistakes of Bush legacy and worry more about long term survival as a world power. If we can't learn from our mistakes, learn to be more efficient with our resources, stop giving China all our money in exchange for ridiculously cheap crap (honestly, a new couch should not cost $99 nor a coffee maker $10), learn to be leaner and stronger with less boom in the economy (ahem, the 90's) which only leads to a bust (good morning) - then we might as well just hand over our keys to China. And every idiot shopping at Walmart voting for uneducated but flashy leaders (Palin fits this bill) will deserve the fate they get. Me personally, I'd prefer to keep that from happening.
This isn't rocket science, more like dog psychology. This country is so caught up with glitz and glamor - our ancestors who worked hard and got by with very little would puke at the state of the country. Too bad the Dems can't figure out how to appeal to the mob since the uneducated US doesn't so much care about truth, only facade. Amurica misses their cowboy even tho he's akin to the Marlboro Man in many, many ways.
Ok I'm done with my Friday Rant. Get back to work.