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A billboard went up in Wyoming, Minnesota. It features a photo of ex-prez George W. Bush, with a goofy smile and one of his off-kilter, clumsy poses, with the large caption “Miss Me Yet?”

Some dispute the intent of the message. The anonymous businessmen who paid for it aren’t talking. But it seems pretty clear to me. To ask the question is to challenge the current man in the hot seat.

For my part, I never hated George W. Bush the way some did — but I never admired him as did many others. In my mind, Bush didn’t do much for limited government and the rule of law. He mostly moved things in the other direction.

Sadly, that “other direction” is not exactly a new direction. It’s old hat. More government. More regulation. More spending. More debt.

And, even sadder, the current president likes George W. Bush’s direction. He’s taken Bush’s Keynesian stimulus ideas, and upped the ante. He took the bailouts, and bailed out more businesses. And he took Bush’s two wars, and he’s put more money and men and women into them.

Miss Mr. Bush? There are days when it looks like we’re experiencing his third term. And enough was enough already, long ago.

How long ago?

Picture good ol’ Grover Cleveland, and picture that picture with the caption, “Miss Me Yet?”

Well, yes.

This is Common Sense. I’m Paul Jacob.

By: Redactor


  1. Rick says:

    That caption would be much more fitting on a picture of Ronald Reagan.

  2. Drik says:

    doubling down on the failed economic policies of the past

  3. AzJack says:

    One more negative crack about “Bush’s two wars” and you are off my list for good.
    LCol, USAF, Ret.

  4. Paul Veazey says:

    Bush never was a small government or fiscal conservative and never really pretended to be. I was telling people during the 2000 campaign he was going to expand the unConstitutional role of the federal government in education, do everything in his power to normalize the status of and provide financial aid to illegal aliens and generally extend the reach of the national government in the name of “compassion,” but he was way better than the alternative on national security, the sanctity of innocent human life and his attitude about eco-extremism, and he is a decent, honest and honorable man. Plus, he was not as bad as Gore (or Kerry) even on the things about which he was not great. He did and tried to do pretty much what he advertised he would. He was a lot better than Gore or Kerry would have been and light years better than Obama has been so far.

  5. Rick Bridgeman says:

    Please forgive me, but whenever I see people talk about “two wars” I hit the ceiling. There’s only one war – Islam’s War on Western Civilization. It has been going on for over 1300 years!

  6. Chip says:

    Outstanding article Uncle Paul. You hit the nail right on the head. They have a lot of the same policies, just different rhetoric.

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