What's wrong with this picture? A president gets sworn into office, and he gets all the information from the president whom he is replacing, such as the situation on the economy, foreign affairs, the debt, our enemies, the environment, security situations, terrorists, etc., etc.
He receives all this information during the transition. But eight months into his term al-Qaida attacks, knocking down buildings in New York City with hijacked planes killing thousands of people and flying another plane into the Pentagon, killing military personnel. Another hijacked plane full of people crashes in a field in Pennsylvania.
The president finally appears after the dust settles on a pile of rubble and tells the crowd of people we will get the people who are responsible for this attack. And what did the American people do? We rallied behind the president.
Well, eight years later after he left office, the leaders who planned this attack are alive and well.
On the other hand, with a new president, a Democratic president, in office, a young man sets his shorts on fire in a plane and the Republicans want people fired and call the president weak on security and all kinds of nasty names. Day in and day out, media are full of how terrible this attack was; for weeks this is all you hear and read about.
Please tell me what is wrong with this picture.