posted on Apr, 16 2009 @ 10:12 AM
reply to post by Freakaloin
There were protests over TARP. 85% of the population said "NO!" Many, many, many people wrote to their congressmen, urging them not to pass it.
There were rallies in the streets (although they didn't draw 9000 people) and life-long Republicans voted for Obama because they were so disgusted
that the GOP had betrayed their ideology of fiscal responsibility and non-intervention in the market place.
Do you remember the past eight years? People protested Bush all the time, and with good reason. He was a screw up. They protested the wars. They
protested Guantamo. They protested his stance on the ME. They protested the handling of Katrina. Kanye West said that he doesn't like black people,
and then countless others made songs inspired by this statement. Katt Williams said, in reference to Bush, "How do you get a job, and then F... up
everything?" His ability to talk was mocked, his looks were mocked, his intelligence was mocked, and he left office with a 25% approval rating.
The only reason that these protests are so large, is that the real unemployment rate in this country is somewhere around 20%, so people have a lot
more free time to protest, and a lot more anger at the system.
The only people who think that Bush wouldn't screw things up even more than the current Administration, are probably the same 25% that somehow liked
him when he left office.
[edit on 16-4-2009 by theWCH]