Bill Glasheen wrote:Glenn wrote:
So why do you constantly make excuses for Bush...
20 Bush isn't president any more.
30 If blame on Bush, then go to 20
That's not an answer...
This reminds me of Bobby Knight
...and that's a completely irrelevant, story. You introduce these topics and then don't want to follow through with discussion that stays on topic. Repeatedly only answering discussion points about how we have gotten into current situations with "Bush is not president anymore" and "Bush causedthe break up of the Beatles" just comes across as silly, particularly when you yourself posted an article that disagrees with you. Making excuses for Bush while calling people to task as making excuses for Obama doesn't help either.
And you didn't use to play these games. You use to give impressively detailed, lengthy, well-thought out points/counter-points that were on-topic, useful, interesting, and backed by relevant information. As I and others have been pointing out for months now, now you seem to only resort to avoidance and insults in these threads. I have to wonder if your unemployment/re-employment issues have had you too distracted.
Bill Glasheen wrote:That's the topic of this thread.
As Ian pointed out, that's what this thread has degraded to...again. It started out with you posting a WSJ article about, and you adding highlights drawing attention to, how China has been flexing its new-found power by ignoring two U.S. presidents and their officials, as well as the British and Japanese governments...not too mention calling into question the strategy taken by all of them in dealing with China...but you did not want to stay on topic with that.
We get it, you hate Obama and everything he stands for and blame him for everything wrong in the world. On the one hand I admire your passion and drive on this topic, I certainly don't have it. But recognize that feelings that intense can easily become emotional baggage, clouding your judgement and affecting how you handle such topics with others, particularly when combined with the kinds of distractions you've been dealing with over the past year.
I'm going to take a cue from Ian, there is more to be lost than gained by my continued involvement in these 'debates' about Bush or Obama. More than happy to discuss/debate other topics though.