The associated Press showing just how balanced they are by stating that Obama is not a divisive figure while Bush clearly was. Their report quickly dismisses the numerous objections to President Obama’s recent overturn of the Mexico City policy, along with the controversial nature of his draconian regulations on emissions that will finish off Detroit Automakers. Not to mention his attack on Rush Limbaugh. Clearly no one disagrees with Obama. By ignoring dissent, I guess you can claim to be a uniter.
WASHINGTON – Barack Obama opened his presidency by breaking sharply from George W. Bush’s unpopular administration, but he mostly avoided divisive partisan and ideological stands. He focused instead on fixing the economy, repairing a battered world image and cleaning up government.
“What an opportunity we have to change this country,” the Democrat told his senior staff after his inauguration. “The American people are really counting on us now. Let’s make sure we take advantage of it.”
In the highly scripted first days of his administration, Obama overturned a slew of Bush policies with great fanfare. He largely avoided cultural issues; the exception was reversing one abortion-related policy, a predictable move done in a very low-profile way.