Republican hypocrisy — Former president George W. Bush apologized for U.S. troops burning Korans (Qurans) in 2008 and I can’t recall hearing any outrage expressed then as we are seeing with Obama’s apology, which he called “inadvertent,” for a similar action. Personally, I don’t believe Bush should have apologized in 2008 and Obama in 2012, but it’s the hypocrisy of the GOP presidential candidates I find despicable. Rick Santorum, who can’t stay on message, said Obama’s apology “shows weakness,” though he admitted the troops’ actions were a mistake, while Newt Gingrich said the president “surrendered.” “There seems to be nothing that radical Islamists can do to get Barack Obama’s attention in a negative way,” Gingrich said, “and he is consistently apologizing to people who do not deserve the apology of the president of the United States, period.” Um, exactly what did President George W. Bush do when he apologized?
CNN’s Wolf Blitzer asked Gingrich yesterday if that standard also applies to President Bush, he was at a loss for words. Um, he didn’t realize that we are living in a technological age where everything that’s said and done is captured somewhere and can be pulled out at the drop of a hat. Gingrich’s lame response was, “I wasn’t a presidential candidate at that point.” Wow, HYPOCRISY in all caps. What I find reprehensible is the fact that we have a bunch of mediocre candidates masquerading as presidential material. To all my Republican readers, who support Newt Gingrich, just so you won’t say I’m getting in the muck, here’s the clip of Newt Gingrich waffling when confronted by Wolf Blitzer: