Most helpful positive review
Just proves how far gone the "left" really is...revisionist historians, at best.
on April 18, 2015
Gotta love reading from the "opposition"....would love to meet Bill Press now in person, just to watch him have to "defend" President Obama for making just about every claim he makes about the Republicans only about ten times worse since taking office. And, I'd love a chance as a "layman" and not a professional pundit like him to tear apart a bunch of other assertions he makes in this book that are completely ludicrous, just proving that the generation of Democrats that are around these days and think that 'The Daily Show" is the news have actually never read a history book. I'll provide a few examples:
Press spends almost an entire chapter alleging that Ronald Reagan was a "racist" for launching his campaign in Philadelphia, Mississippi - the town memorialized in the movie "Mississippi Burning". He also point out the Trent Lott simply met with members of the Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC), which is an organization descended from the Ku Klux Klan...but he doesn't mention the following: Harry Truman, Robert Byrd, Edward Douglas White, Hugo Black, Theodore Bilbo, Bibb Graves, Clifford Walker, George Gordon, and a whole host of others were ACTUAL members of the Ku Klux Klan...and guess what? They were ALL Democrats. Can't believe that people of color still buy into the hogwash that the Democrats are not the racists in this country....the current administration (O-Dumbo's) has certainly made it clear that they are also 100% anti-Semitic with the stance they have taken vis-à-vis Israel in the Middle East! Go figure.
And supposedly scandals like Watergate, Tea Pot Dome, and Iran-Contra only happen on the Republicans watch, right? I'd love to see Mr. Press explain Mr. Obama's "Fast and Furious" scandal, with hindsight being 20-20. Gotta love more recent history coming back to bite you right in the third point of contact, eh Bill?
Let's see...oh, Presidential grabs for power? Mr. Obama puts G.W. Bush to shame with all of his czars, completely incompetent cronies (that have never worked real jobs, just talk about them as politicians). Seems Mr. Press has issues with putting people with REAL experience into any government job....probably because he simply can't grasp the fact that as Ronald Reagan said: Government IS the problem.
You all will love this too: Bill Press lambasts President Bush (no fiscal conservative, by a long shot) for getting the national debt up to $9 trillion before he left office. God, I'd love to see him talk himself out of the fact that under the current Spender-in-Chief we are now at $18 TRILLION and climbing. Got any answers for that, Mr. Press?
Bill Press says that some government "successes" include Medicare and Social Security...both created under Democratic Presidents, both of which are the two largest Ponzi schemes in history. Bernie Madoff went to jail for a Ponzi scheme that is dwarfed by the MESS that both of these systems have turned out to be. If the average American was actually forced to put their portion of Social Security taxes into a 401(K) like investment vehicle, rather than trusting the government to provide for them when they are retired, all of those seniors would now be sitting on quite a nest egg. The government was supposed to be using the employer AND employee portions...and the system is going bankrupt!!! Incompetence run wild....
Mr. Obama has also done nothing to close Guantanamo Bay...he has done nothing to release these "enemy combatants"....why? Simply because the Bush Administration was RIGHT in not applying the rules of the Geneva Convention to terrorists! Terrorists/spies, etc. are specifically excluded from the Geneva Convention...maybe Mr. Press should read it. Or, perhaps Mr. Press should have worn a uniform at some point in his life?
For Bush's Katrina disaster...we have Obama's mishandling of the oil spill in the Gulf. FEMA is not the answer: LOCAL response is the answer. Blame Bush for Katrina...while allowing the Democratic Mayor of New Orleans at the time off the hook, AND the Democratic Governor of Louisiana off the hook. How is that even POSSIBLE? The lack of local preparation, evacuation, and immediate response in the wake of the hurricane was laughable....and it is no wonder neither the mayor nor the governor were re-elected.
In the meantime, I'd love to see what grade Mr. Kress would give Mr. Obama for dealing with any of the current foreign issues facing our nation: an aggressive (Cold War-like) Russia, the growth of ISIS, the nuclear proliferation desires of Iran, Boko Haram, Cuba....I can just imagine him applauding our moron-in-chief for the disaster that has become America's foreign policy.
He compares the "Bush Doctrine" to the "Wilson Doctrine"...without reminding everyone that Wilson went so far as to enact the Espionage Act of 1917 and the Sedition Act of 1918...which basically was his way to crackdown on ANY anti-war protestors. Guess you can't be against a Democrat once they make a decision to enter the country into a war....a war which resulted in over 100,000 US deaths, and over 300,000 US casualties.
I could go on and on...but it is far too easy.
Again, gave this four stars because it is really good to see just how warped the other side truly is....and Bill takes the cake, that's for sure.