Dude, you are a sad, sad example of what the left has come to. Your methods of mischaracterization are laughable. How is what I said contradictory? I did not ignore it all if you actually take the time to read my post.
I already pointed out how those last few words of the sentence were a partisan swipe at Bush that rings hollow in the face of the VIDEO EVIDENCE.
What you said is contradictory because you provided "evidence" that the financial crisis was not Bush's fault with an op-ed piece that did not even support your argument. Analogy coming.
The video is not evidence of anything. It is a series of QUOTES put together over a period of four years. EVIDENCE would have been a SENATE or HOUSE BILL that was presented to Congress and VOTED. Otherwise it was empty rhetoric.
How convenient that you do not wish to address at all, the simple fact that Bush was enforcing the regulations but that the mechanism for the enforcement (aka the laws) were not designed to help his administrative attempts. WHO MAKES THE LAWS? How wonderfully helpful of you to point out how it is the Congress who makes the laws. Oh wait, that's right, you didn't.
How many times have I asked WHY the Republican Congress did not introduce legislation, either on its own or at the request of the President to address these egregious voids you seem to think exist in the existing regulations? I counted 26 in a very simple search.
The whole point of this is my disagreement with you when you say this is Bush's fault.
It is. He had at least two choices.
- Fully enforce the regulations on the books. Even McCain, during the campaign repeatedly said the Administration failed to enforce the Regulations on the Books
- If he thought there were insufficient regulations to responsibly do his job had the obligation to go to Congress and ask for new regulations to strengthen his ability. As the head of the Republican Party [behind Rush, of course] with a FULL Republican Congress they would have provided any legislation he requested from 2001-2006.
Those were his responsibilities as Chief EXECUTIVE of the ADMINISTRATIVE BRANCH.
I guess we will all have to be happy with your agreement with the statement that it wasn't his fault but he didn't jump in to fix anything. Of course that just ignores reality as supported by VIDEO EVIDENCE.
I guess your avatar should read:
"I refuse to accept reality, therefore I submit my own."[/QUOTE]At least you are starting to think. This is good. NOW, let's correct all those statements you seem to think I have been making.