“Mount Obama”

… AND BUSH? || By FITSNEWS || We’ve got to hand it to Investors Business Daily’s Michael Ramirez for his latest cartoon (above) – which mocks U.S. president Barack Obama‘s decision to rename Alaska’s Mount McKinley to “Denali,” a Native American word meaning “the high one” or “the great one.” While…


|| By FITSNEWS || We’ve got to hand it to Investors Business Daily’s Michael Ramirez for his latest cartoon (above) – which mocks U.S. president Barack Obama‘s decision to rename Alaska’s Mount McKinley to “Denali,” a Native American word meaning “the high one” or “the great one.”

While we applaud Ramirez for his ingenuity (and for shifting this debate back to fiscal policy), it’s worth noting Obama didn’t build that mountain alone …

On January 20, 2001 – the day former president George W. Bush took the oath of office for the first time – the national debt stood at $5.73 trillion.  When Bush left office, it had nearly doubled to $10.63 trillion.  Over the last six-and-a-half years under Obama it has exploded, though – to a whopping $18.36 trillion (as of this writing).

To be fair, though, “Republicans” haven’t exactly been minding the bottom line during Obama’s reign …

Does this mean we are supporting Obama?  Rationalizing his outrageous government growth?  Hell no (for our latest thoughts on his profligate deficit spending, click here).

We’re simply saying he’s not the only one who has been recklessly and unsustainably growing government … leaving us with an Everest-sized pile of “bipartisansh*t” to clean up.


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jimlewisowb September 2, 2015 at 9:09 am

Buck Farack

Ain't we got fun September 2, 2015 at 9:22 am

FITSNews readers will shit a brick. They say there is no debt. They also say we’re at full employment, race relations are at the best they’ve ever been, cops are happy and Iran is the swellest of Hell-Holes, and can be trusted w/ Nukes, and LOVES Israel like Obama loves it.

Run from what you've done September 2, 2015 at 9:56 am

The difference is: Bush’s economy had to pay for Clinton’s TOTAL neglect of national security.

And: If Bush’s economic policy would have been left in place, the deficit would have been erased, despite gargantuan costs for Clinton’s 9-11 debacle.

To try and indict Bush, for the TOTAL fucking mess you Democrats have made just makes it more difficult to clean up. That’s why Libertarian/Moderates, like FITSNews, need the piss slapped out of them, everytime they try to equate good Conservative governance with the Total fucking disaster of the Democrat Party, manifested via Obama and Hillary.

Welfare Check Must Be Late September 2, 2015 at 10:00 am

Morning, GT! You’re up bright and early! Waiting for the mailman?

flip September 2, 2015 at 10:04 am

Try harder mama! LMAO!

Glitch In The Matrix September 2, 2015 at 10:05 am

Wow, Flip’s waiting too? Something’s not right. You guys call the welfare office yet?

flip September 2, 2015 at 10:07 am

Not me dude.Need a loan?

Title Loan Office September 2, 2015 at 10:08 am

Thanks, but I don’t need to borrow money. You should try gainful employment.

flip September 2, 2015 at 10:25 am

I am gainfully employed and do well.

Funny Joke September 2, 2015 at 12:55 pm

Your 24/7 presence here makes me wonder about that.

flip September 2, 2015 at 10:03 am

Well done.The Democrat Party has declared war on America-allowing an illegal invasion of criminals from latin America,the unborn,Jews,our church’s,our health care and now law enforcement-while capitulating to and arming our enemies like Iran.

Jack September 2, 2015 at 4:08 pm

Medicaid will pay for psychiatric treatment. When you go in be sure to mention you talk to yourself frequently and congratulate yourself on what you said. Maybe if he cures you we can stop supporting your lazy ass.

The Buzzman September 2, 2015 at 10:18 am

On the subject of Mount Denali, that is really a matter of returning the name of the mountain to what it originally was, and what Alaskans (native and otherwise), as well as mountain-climbers, have always called it. It was named “Mount McKinley” as more of a stunt in a political campaign than anything else. And no matter what anyone says about it, a sitting POTUS does number such ability to change a name like that on a feature of a national park among his/her powers.

flip September 2, 2015 at 10:24 am

The next POTUS will change the name Mount Denali BACK to Mount McKinley…and get rid of ALL the illegal Executive Orders Muslim Obama has inflicted on America.

Idiot September 2, 2015 at 12:54 pm

Why would Hillary go back on Obama like that?

Oh, you mean a Republican will win the presidency! I get it!

So Republicans will do the very same things they got mad at Obama for doing, just like the hypocrites they are?

Willie is Sic September 2, 2015 at 10:35 am

Flip, you’re filled with foul smelling gas. Please go outside while emitting your smelly stupidity!

erneba September 2, 2015 at 10:51 am

Every President is left with a legacy he can blame on his predecessor.
Clinton left Bush with a mounting threat from Islamic terrorism, ask Sandy Berger, he stuffed all the evidence in his socks. Bush and Obama must take responsibility for their share of our national, both contributed about equal amounts. Obama is going to leave a dreadful situation in the Middle east with terrorist and an impending nuclear armed Iran. In the long run it all evens out, both sides careless and neglectful as to domestic and foreign affairs.
At this point in Obama’s tenure, I am glad he decided to go to Alaska and rename a mountain, still probably under-qualified for the job, but with a little help he can handle it. At least he is not in Washington negotiating another one-sided agreement that is detrimental to us.
As far as i am concerned, he should spend as much time as he wants out of Washington, until we put someone in the White House that respects the tradition and values of this country.

ImpaledNazarene September 2, 2015 at 3:23 pm

I agree, however; the country is very stupid and will not vote for an obviously good choice; Rand Paul.

erneba September 2, 2015 at 3:59 pm

Rand Paul seems to be languishing back in the pack. I have a tendency to think some of these candidates are holding back to see if Trump loses some of his momentum. We have have a long way to go and almost a year to get there.
I bet the alignment in the polls will change drastically before and in the early stage of primary voting. Most people have no idea of the outcome of the nominating convention.

ImpaledNazarene September 8, 2015 at 1:22 am

This definitely is a very interesting election. It would be much better if Clinton and Bush were out. There are tons of hungry lions at the GOP’s end, but not too much at the DNC end. Also, anybody who tries to go after Trump look foolish and end up ruining themselves. This includes the media.

Rand Paul is the only one with a good ‘Anti-Trump’ angle via ’eminent domain’ and there is a story about that too. But even then Rand doesn’t concentrate on that and joins the crowd in calling Trump ‘stupid’ ‘buffoon’ etc etc.

Still though, I’m voting for Rand. Christie also looks like a good candidate too.

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Just Me September 3, 2015 at 7:49 pm

For some perspective, I read an article some where else saying that using satellite images and density data “scientists” calculate that there are just over 3 trillion trees in good old planet earth.

So if you pin $6.00 to every single tree on the planet that would be the total of our debt.


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