To the editor:
In a recent Saturday Column, the editor of the Journal-World seems bewildered and unable to understand the animosity America directed towards George W. Bush. He chastises those who criticize the president claiming they "distort the picture." Just what planet has he been living on for the past seven and a half years?
Republicans controlled the House, Senate and presidency from 2001 to 2006. They are directly responsible for this hostility due to their blatant abuse of power, bullying America into an unnecessary war in Iraq, dividing the country into polarizing camps, tearing up established treaties and conventions, torturing and ignoring international protocol, isolating America from the rest of the world.
Americans have reason to be unhappy with the Republicans and the Bush administration who brought this on themselves with no one else to blame. It was on their watch!
Now that elections are looming, Republicans are scrambling to overcome their sordid, mismanaged, bungling of America's business. They are very aware a majority of voters are extremely unhappy and there will be a big change in November affecting the presidency and Congress. Many congressional Republicans will finally be held responsible, fired. It is called democracy!
With reality sinking in, Republicans are scared and looking for reasons to not be responsible, for not being in charge, for not bungling their jobs, rewriting history and attempting to scapegoat their miserable, lackluster performance by whining about how unfairly they are treated. Republicans have no one to blame but themselves. Grow up!