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Gidney N Cloyd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:09 PM
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17. You're right. And he was appointed Drug Czar by Poppy Bush.
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  -Were you aware of the use of the term "czar" before Obama took office PA Democrat  Sep-17-09 03:55 PM   #0 
  - My bad, misread it  Prophet 451   Sep-17-09 03:57 PM   #1 
  - The "drug czar" dates back to the Reagan administration, IIRC.  kestrel91316   Sep-17-09 03:57 PM   #2 
  - Yes indeed  GCP   Sep-17-09 04:09 PM   #18 
  - I remember that, too.  Louisiana1976   Sep-17-09 06:15 PM   #43 
  - yep. czars left and right  Liberal_in_LA   Sep-17-09 04:28 PM   #30 
  - that's what I thought  hfojvt   Sep-17-09 05:07 PM   #38 
  - Try FDR...  TxRider   Sep-17-09 05:17 PM   #40 
  - That's whjat I thought too.  mamaleah   Sep-17-09 06:20 PM   #44 
  - Until this morning I thought it started with Reagan, but...  phantom power   Sep-17-09 03:58 PM   #3 
  - come to think of it, it makes perfect sense that Republicans invented "czars"  phantom power   Sep-17-09 04:00 PM   #7 
  - Except they didn't, we did, under FDR  TxRider   Sep-17-09 05:19 PM   #41 
  - "Not that facts will stop the inevitable GOP poo-flinging hissy fit." +1 n/t  Bolo Boffin   Sep-17-09 04:02 PM   #10 
  - I was thinking it was Nixon -- wasn't there a "poverty czar"? n/t  LSparkle   Sep-17-09 04:20 PM   #25 
  - 1970  RoccoR5955   Sep-17-09 04:00 PM   #4 
  - Thank you! I thought it was a poverty czar but you're right it was energy n/t  LSparkle   Sep-17-09 04:20 PM   #26 
  - Thanks for that link!  PA Democrat   Sep-17-09 04:36 PM   #34 
     - almost 40, but who's counting. n/t  RoccoR5955   Sep-17-09 08:29 PM   #51 
  - The Gambler was a drug czar during the Reagan years  Kingofalldems   Sep-17-09 04:00 PM   #5 
  - Bennett  old guy   Sep-17-09 04:02 PM   #9 
  - Winner  Kingofalldems   Sep-17-09 04:02 PM   #11 
  - Bill Bennet. First time I'd heard the expression. But I think he was Education Czar.  Gidney N Cloyd   Sep-17-09 04:05 PM   #13 
     - Bennett was Sec. of Education and then Drug Czar  Kingofalldems   Sep-17-09 04:09 PM   #16 
        - You're right. And he was appointed Drug Czar by Poppy Bush.  Gidney N Cloyd   Sep-17-09 04:09 PM   #17 
  - During the Reagan administration. (nt)  redqueen   Sep-17-09 04:00 PM   #6 
  - yes  dana_b   Sep-18-09 03:14 PM   #55 
  - Bush Jr. had 45 czars and Reagan had 1 called a drug Czar  Riley18   Sep-17-09 04:02 PM   #8 
  - Yes. Everyone was. That's not their issue - it's just a made-up lie.  BlooInBloo   Sep-17-09 04:03 PM   #12 
  - Yeah, Beck and the Republicans know it's not true,  PA Democrat   Sep-17-09 04:07 PM   #14 
  - Nixon started the term and it made me CRINGE  Warpy   Sep-17-09 04:07 PM   #15 
  - It makes me feel the same way.  LuvNewcastle   Sep-17-09 04:14 PM   #20 
  - It still makes me cringe and I wish that Democratic presidents didn't use it.  Gormy Cuss   Sep-17-09 04:15 PM   #23 
  - I heard of it when I was a little kid  Wetzelbill   Sep-17-09 04:12 PM   #19 
  - I'm the first vote for "During Obama's Admin"...  TCJ70   Sep-17-09 04:14 PM   #21 
  - That video makes me sick.  drm604   Sep-17-09 04:14 PM   #22 
  - I worked in criminal justice during the CLinton admin, and heard about the Drug Czar  Critters2   Sep-17-09 04:16 PM   #24 
  - Yep. Lame Right Wing Talking Points, vol. 74,300  treestar   Sep-17-09 04:21 PM   #27 
  - Bill Bennett, the drug czar, is the first one I remember.  Blue_In_AK   Sep-17-09 04:24 PM   #28 
  - THE first was William Simon, "Energy Tsar" under Nixon and Ford. nt  Captain Hilts   Sep-17-09 04:28 PM   #29 
  - Nixon used them in the 1970s  TexasObserver   Sep-17-09 04:32 PM   #31 
  - Raygun's administration  Ineeda   Sep-17-09 04:35 PM   #32 
  - The term has been used by the media since the FDR administration.  Obamanaut   Sep-17-09 04:35 PM   #33 
  - I first heard it used by Ronald Reagan.  Swamp Rat   Sep-17-09 04:38 PM   #35 
  - Yeah, he was one of those Hollywood commies. They're the worst kind!  PA Democrat   Sep-17-09 05:03 PM   #36 
  - you can educate but you can't fix stupid and these assholes revel in their stupidity  spanone   Sep-17-09 05:07 PM   #37 
  - ROFL, Try FDR, he stared the czars in the 1940's...  TxRider   Sep-17-09 05:17 PM   #39 
  - Baseball Czar, Judge Landis. The Russians weren't using  HubertHeaver   Sep-17-09 05:36 PM   #42 
  - Wasn't Bill Bennett some kind of czar for bushsr?  salin   Sep-17-09 06:22 PM   #45 
  - a 2005 item refers to his 1989 appointment as HW Bush's "Drug Czar"  salin   Sep-17-09 06:25 PM   #46 
  - It goes back to Nixon.  asdjrocky   Sep-17-09 06:28 PM   #47 
  - I'm pretty sure there was one under either Harding or Wilson. (nt)  Posteritatis   Sep-17-09 07:20 PM   #48 
  - YES I remember Nixon's energy czar  Raine   Sep-17-09 07:26 PM   #49 
  - Golly gee, one more thing to get outraged about  BoneDaddy   Sep-17-09 07:36 PM   #50 
  - Yup ....  gleaner   Sep-17-09 08:35 PM   #52 
  - I voted GW, but come to think of it I do remember "drug czars" before that.  Maru Kitteh   Sep-17-09 08:39 PM   #53 
  - The M$M has a huge advantage: Their audience doesn't fact-check.  DCKit   Sep-18-09 03:12 PM   #54 
  - Yep. The great Energy Czar from Doonesbury. 1974.  gatorboy   Sep-18-09 03:18 PM   #56 

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