Thursday, February 26, 2009

Killing the Bush Legacy: Republicans' Only Hope

As a Democrat, I’ve taken great delight in witnessing the Republican party’s current disintegration. But it was only until after watching Bobby Jindal’s lame response to Barack Obama’s speech this past Tuesday night that I realized what the GOP must do before they can begin anew. Truth be told, I couldn’t care less if they keep going on the same path (more humor), but here’s my viewpoint anyways: They must – no ifs, ands, or buts – completely disavow themselves from the wretched administration of George W. Bush.

Since Bush stepped into office in 2001, I came to despise many of these Republicans for their failure to speak their mind, instead opting to join in on the groupthink of the party. This is great for solidarity, but horrible for… just about everything else! Whilst Democrats, Independents and cynics alike were debating, analyzing and producing new approaches, the GOP’s message was plain and simple: “Stay the course!” Well, look where that’s gotten us! I’m definitely not saying that the Republicans are solely responsible for the mess we’re in right now. But when it’s time to face facts, who’s been leading us for the past eight years? George W. Bush. A horrible leader.

The main problem with the Republican party is that they haven’t yet come to terms with the fact that the Bush presidency was a disaster. And they’re still defending him! Until they choose to do otherwise, the Republicans are doomed to be forever synonymized with his name. Not a good look, to say the least. I’m waiting for the day when a Republican comes along and says straight up: “The Bush Administration was an epic fail.” It just might be the day I vote for a Republican. Or maybe not.