Bush on Oprah made me wonder: Do Republicans ever take "Responsibility"? When you hear Republicans talk about their policies and why they always fail, it's never because the policy was wrong. They never take responsibility. Examples: On the downgrade: We got 98% of everything we wanted, but the downgrade was Obama's fault. On Iraq: This is a very long list which includes: 1. Saddam didn't do what we told him to do. 2. Democrats could have stopped it but didn't. 3. The people of Iraq are ungrateful for what we did for them. 4. Bush's treaty doesn't matter, Obama could have left when he wanted. 5. We "won" but then Obama lost. Then there is that long list of "Bush never said": 1. Bush never said Saddam was behind 9/11. 2. Bush never said Iraq oil would pay for the war. 3. Bush never said "Mission Accomplished". 4. Bush never said he doesn't think about Bin Laden. Then there is all the social issues: Gays can have all the rights of straights, just marry a woman. She shouldn't have gotten pregnant. People are poor because they want to be. Let him die. Applauding executions. People in New Orleans could have left. They were warned. When you point out that only a measly 6% of scientists are Republican, they really go ballistic. But look at their beliefs: 1. Science is a faith. 2. Evolution is a lie. 3. Climate change is a conspiracy. 4. Education is just a piece of paper. 5. Teachers are in it for the huge amount of money they get paid. 6. Universities are all liberal and biased against "conservatives". 7. Schools are broken. People who think Paul Revere warned the British and we fought for independence in the 1500's who don't believe in evolution and think our scientists are all liberal liars think our schools are broken. Which I guess is why they slash funding for education. How can they judge when the things they say are so laughable? What gives them all this confidence? Clearly, they are engaging in "voter suppression". If their agenda was good for America and they knew they were doing the right thing, they would trust their policies and let America decide instead of taking that decision away. Are they saying they don't even believe in their own policies? And Bush on Oprah said he didn't regret any of his decisions. The reason things didn't work out is because of: Partisan politics people weren't on board people in Iraq were ungrateful He gave Iraqis the chance to form a democratic government, not doing so was their decision And the reasoning: They hate us for our freedom - how can Republicans say that and support voter suppression? What is truly ironic is they insist Americans take responsibility, but refuse to take responsibility for any of their disasters. I just don't understand these "conservative" values.