I thought it was proper etiquette and tradition for the former president and members of his administration to quietly leave the stage and allow the new President and his administration to get up and running. I thought there was some unwritten rule that the outgoing guys didn’t openly criticize the incoming guys for a month or two at least, maybe as long as the first 100 days. Well, so much for unwritten rules, traditions and transition etiquette.
The Bushies haven’t wasted anytime in criticizing President Obama and the new administration. First Card attacks President Obama for not wearing a coat and tie in the Oval Office, accusing our president of bringing “a lockeroom experience” to the White House.
Now, Cheney is all but accusing President Obama of inviting a terrorist attack because of his decision to close GITMO and ban torture.
Isn’t this kind of response rather quick for these guys? When Katrin struck New Orleans, it took these same Bushies days to realize that the levies hadn’t held and the city was under water. Brownie had the learn from CNN that people were starving and dying at the convention center. And Bush himself had to be shown a dvd of television coverage before he caught on to how bad the situation was.
These are the same guys and gals who took YEARS to realize that they had an insurgency on their hands in Iraq, even longer to accept that the Taliban was back in Afganistan and that the war there was rapidly being lost. As for the economy, they were still touting it as great nearly a year after the rest of us realized we were in a recession.
Now, suddenly, they think we should accept their insight and advice? I don’t think so. I think they should SHUT UP and go away! But since they are not known for listening to me or any other reasonable person, they will keep talking. And in doing so, they will continue to turn off all but their hard core base.