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texastoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-25-10 08:08 AM
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122. Have you any concept
of how long it takes to clean up eight years of Bush shit pile? Bush's pimple popped just a couple of months before the 2008 election and spewed over ALL of us. And just like the picture in the OP, he's the one who fucked you and caused your last two years of grief. I haven't agreed with Obama on everything, in fact have vehemently disagreed at times, but to say that the work he has done hasn't been any better is just wrong.

Think of a house that has burned down. You have to clear away the debris before you can start rebuilding. We have been in debris mode and will be for at least two more years. THAT's how bad Bush was.

Barack Obama has done the following:

Froze the salaries for top White House staff members. This is a largely symbolic act, but might be an important one.

Set a deadline for the closing of Guantanamo Bay. Some of his supporters would say this is a great thing because they believe it operates as something from the Dark Ages. Others believe this characterization to not be true, and that no plan will be put place to determine what to do with the prisoners. Time will tell.

Fast-tracked the process to apply new fuel standards to 2011 car models AND initiated steps to allow California to set its own standards for auto emissions that are stricter than that of the Federal government. Again, this is a measure that some of his supporters hail as a grand step forward, while his detractors (or flamers) point out that it could provide an additional severe drag on the economy, especially in car manufacturing areas.

Signed a detailed executive order to ban torture and inhumane treatment of prisoners.

Asked the military leadership to engage in additional planning necessary to execute a responsible military draw down from Iraq.

Released the interrogation memos without consulting the Bush staff and/or Bush about it. And they were only partially released some of the information in the memos were not made public.

Signed an executive order that restored a 30-day time frame for former presidents to review records before they are released. It also eliminated the right for the vice president or family members of former presidents to do the reviews.

Signed an executive order that requires that appointees sign forms saying that they were not hired because of political affiliations or contributions. This is far from an unbeatable measure, but is an important early step towards cleaning up governmental hiring policies. It is easier to prove someone lied when their signature is right next to the statement in question.

Signed an order banning gifts from lobbyists and banning anyone from working in an agency they had lobbied in previous years. Promptly made the order toothless by immediately granting a waiver to a former defense lobbyist.

Lifted a ban on giving federal money to international groups that perform abortions or provide abortion information.

Granted his first TV interview as president to Al-Arabiya, a channel described as a "voice of moderation" to the Middle East. His supporters call this a very smart move to help angered nations and groups feel a bit less cast aside, and let them know that they need not resort to violence to be made a part of the world discussion. Detractors point out that this is the type of thing Neville Chamberlain would have done, though a TV interview and "the Munch Agreement" are leagues apart.

And that was just the first week.

So chew on that and decide if you think Bush would have done any of those things.

Yes, there is much work to be done. But I will never agree that Obama is no better than Bush.
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  -I FUCKED YOU ALL, but thanks for blaming it on the black guy Pharaoh  Aug-24-10 08:09 AM   #0 
  - First rec.  lamp_shade   Aug-24-10 08:11 AM   #1 
  - Hey! It's "Ya'll" not you all . . . he's from Texas  live love laugh   Aug-25-10 07:48 AM   #121 
     - No, he's from Connecticut.  arbusto_baboso   Aug-25-10 06:37 PM   #139 
  - Classic! K&R  11 Bravo   Aug-24-10 08:21 AM   #2 
  - Republicans are the Susan Smiths of DC.  blm   Aug-24-10 08:23 AM   #3 
  - +1...KnR...n/t  Hepburn   Aug-24-10 08:24 AM   #4 
  - Well said.  JNelson6563   Aug-24-10 08:26 AM   #5 
  - Indeed. n/t  Scurrilous   Aug-24-10 12:10 PM   #22 
  - Oh hell yes  Hekate   Aug-24-10 01:02 PM   #33 
  - Absolutely! Someone needs to photoshop that beauty and make it viral!. nt  blondeatlast   Aug-24-10 05:09 PM   #63 
     - This needs to be more viral than H1N1 !!!!1  flamingdem   Aug-25-10 01:21 AM   #113 
  - Oh Snap!  NYC_SKP   Aug-24-10 08:33 AM   #6 
  - ....  lamp_shade   Aug-24-10 08:38 AM   #8 
  - That is funny as hell!  Cass   Aug-24-10 05:43 PM   #75 
  - K&R!  ThatsMyBarack   Aug-24-10 08:37 AM   #7 
  - K&R - ROFLMAO!!  CLANG   Aug-24-10 09:15 AM   #9 
  - K&R. Perfect.  Mad_Dem_X   Aug-24-10 10:46 AM   #10 
  - Longtime no see, Pharaoh, and you pop up with this gem.  Kind of Blue   Aug-24-10 10:50 AM   #11 
  - I am posting this everywhere I can!!!!!!! Brilliant!  cleanhippie   Aug-24-10 10:52 AM   #12 
  - I want to post this all over my freeper-ass neighborhood!  Initech   Aug-24-10 11:45 PM   #109 
  - It is good to remember how bad Bush was.  kenfrequed   Aug-24-10 10:56 AM   #13 
  - Excellent.  Scurrilous   Aug-24-10 11:00 AM   #14 
  - You all know it's true.  The Backlash Cometh   Aug-24-10 11:08 AM   #15 
  - Kick.  lamp_shade   Aug-24-10 11:12 AM   #16 
  - K&R n/t!  Lugnut   Aug-24-10 11:22 AM   #17 
  - K&R...n/t  Oceansaway   Aug-24-10 11:29 AM   #18 
  - K & R!  NJmaverick   Aug-24-10 11:37 AM   #19 
  - ...  Scurrilous   Aug-24-10 04:48 PM   #61 
  - Excriment!  RoccoR5955   Aug-24-10 11:40 AM   #20 
  - Excellent job!  MineralMan   Aug-24-10 11:43 AM   #21 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-24-10 12:16 PM   #23 
  - LOL  HiFructosePronSyrup   Aug-24-10 12:17 PM   #24 
  - Wow, we got to post 23 before this shit. I'm impressed. n/t  msanthrope   Aug-24-10 12:35 PM   #27 
  - What part of it was "shit?"  newtothegame   Aug-24-10 12:41 PM   #28 
     - The part that was deleted. n/t  Scurrilous   Aug-24-10 02:10 PM   #48 
        - That would be the whole poster.  bobbolink   Aug-24-10 03:18 PM   #54 
           - +1. nt  blondeatlast   Aug-24-10 05:11 PM   #65 
           - ..  Scurrilous   Aug-24-10 06:24 PM   #77 
           - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-25-10 10:55 AM   #130 
  - I have been as frustrated as anyone with some of Obama's shortcomings, but....  totodeinhere   Aug-24-10 12:51 PM   #29 
     - Unless and until he starts resolving the middle class issues like jobs  Better Today   Aug-24-10 01:08 PM   #34 
     - Darlin! (Unisex term of endearment) I've got news for you.  Fire1   Aug-24-10 01:23 PM   #40 
     - I was with you until the last sentence.  bobbolink   Aug-24-10 03:21 PM   #55 
     - Don't start none won't be none. I didn't call myself putting  Fire1   Aug-24-10 04:19 PM   #59 
     - It gives a complete picture of *you*.  CLANG   Aug-25-10 07:24 AM   #119 
        - Excellently done! Your hatred comes through as clearly as any teabagger's!  bobbolink   Aug-25-10 10:38 AM   #127 
           - And you're hatred is posted all over this forum  CLANG   Aug-25-10 10:52 AM   #129 
              - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Aug-25-10 11:15 AM   #133 
     - If he is physically frightened, then he should step aside for Biden.  amandabeech   Aug-24-10 11:50 PM   #110 
        - LOL How 'bout you?  Solomon   Aug-25-10 07:23 AM   #118 
        - Only if you'll be my Vice President! nt  amandabeech   Aug-25-10 10:55 AM   #131 
        - It's going to take far more than a presidency to undo a  Fire1   Aug-25-10 10:06 AM   #126 
        - He doesn't behave like a man who is a scaredy-cat. But he'd be a fool not to know he's a target  Hekate   Aug-25-10 07:15 PM   #141 
     - I am very sorry to hear that you have been having hard times. I hope that it gets better for you.  totodeinhere   Aug-24-10 02:56 PM   #50 
     - Thank you.  bobbolink   Aug-24-10 03:22 PM   #57 
     - How about ...  Kweli4Real   Aug-24-10 03:21 PM   #56 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-24-10 05:06 PM   #62 
     - This is where a Tea Party would be handy..  Aaria   Aug-24-10 11:39 PM   #107 
     - Have you any concept  texastoast   Aug-25-10 08:08 AM   #122 
        - ~*~*~*~*  Hekate   Aug-25-10 07:23 PM   #142 
     - He dances slower.  Marr   Aug-24-10 01:10 PM   #35 
        - Well, all I can say is that if Obama is no better than shrub, then we really are in trouble.  totodeinhere   Aug-24-10 02:58 PM   #51 
  - Kicked&Recommended!  butterfly77   Aug-24-10 12:27 PM   #25 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-24-10 12:29 PM   #26 
  - tacky language  eowyn_of_rohan   Aug-24-10 12:54 PM   #30 
  - I've been thinking about that... Pres. Obama has accomplished A LOT  ecstatic   Aug-24-10 12:56 PM   #31 
  - I don't think its fair to say  pezDispenser   Aug-24-10 01:13 PM   #36 
  - We have several geniuses in here saying he's not  geek tragedy   Aug-24-10 05:16 PM   #68 
     - fair enough  pezDispenser   Aug-24-10 05:24 PM   #70 
     - bttt  Scurrilous   Aug-25-10 06:32 PM   #138 
  - Holy tap dancing Strawman!  liberation   Aug-24-10 05:38 PM   #72 
  - There ya go. KNR  Hekate   Aug-24-10 01:01 PM   #32 
  - What Clinton did to Monica ...  lpbk2713   Aug-24-10 01:15 PM   #37 
  - Clinton didn't mug her and leave her in a ditch the way Bush did to the country  Hekate   Aug-25-10 07:28 PM   #143 
  - OH don't even think I'm not going to print out a few dozen of those and sneak them into all of my  poverlay   Aug-24-10 01:15 PM   #38 
  - Who IS that guy? Like the rest of the public, I forgot about him. nt  Deep13   Aug-24-10 01:19 PM   #39 
  - That excuse doesn't work anymore.  Feron   Aug-24-10 01:32 PM   #41 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Aug-24-10 01:39 PM   #44 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-24-10 02:14 PM   #49 
  - Because uncalled for personal attacks are the mark of the cream of the crop of intelligence, right?  liberation   Aug-24-10 05:42 PM   #73 
  - If you see Obama as not changing Bush's policies at all, then  geek tragedy   Aug-24-10 05:10 PM   #64 
  - FDR reversed the great depression in less than two years?  LanternWaste   Aug-24-10 05:11 PM   #66 
  - So why are you here? If you don't support Clinton and don't support Obama, why remain a Democrat?  Liberal_Stalwart71   Aug-24-10 06:36 PM   #79 
     - Just because we don't see eye-to-eye with Obama on several issues...  LAGC   Aug-24-10 09:29 PM   #97 
        - Oh, I see. I was just wondering. I totally get your point. I'm disappointed as well.  Liberal_Stalwart71   Aug-25-10 02:14 PM   #137 
  - I still marvel how Bush screwed us so bad...  avaistheone1   Aug-24-10 01:33 PM   #42 
  - Great photo, Pharaoh. By the way  COLGATE4   Aug-24-10 01:38 PM   #43 
  - Dunno..some"thing" seems to be missing...  Urban Prairie   Aug-24-10 01:57 PM   #45 
  - brilliant  unpossibles   Aug-24-10 02:01 PM   #46 
  - Play it  mstinamotorcity   Aug-24-10 02:04 PM   #47 
  - Did Grayson put that together? ^_^ Spot on!  bobbolink   Aug-24-10 03:01 PM   #52 
  - Maybe change the F  lunasun   Aug-24-10 11:31 PM   #106 
     - I agree it needs a bit of "toning". The problem is, there are so many ways we could all come  bobbolink   Aug-25-10 10:40 AM   #128 
  - Love it  ismnotwasm   Aug-24-10 03:02 PM   #53 
  - Perfect email material. Thanks.  Lochloosa   Aug-24-10 03:50 PM   #58 
  - How about one with Reagan's picture?  bc3000   Aug-24-10 04:20 PM   #60 
  - Best I can do on short notice  NBachers   Aug-24-10 09:21 PM   #96 
  - Just for you, one of my favorites  texastoast   Aug-25-10 08:11 AM   #123 
  - LOL!!! I just had to show my  Duval   Aug-24-10 05:16 PM   #67 
  - Hell Yeah! K&R!  SalmonChantedEvening   Aug-24-10 05:22 PM   #69 
  - Legally, it was rape. Thus, you belong in prison.  Octafish   Aug-24-10 05:27 PM   #71 
  - I second that.  robertpaulsen   Aug-24-10 07:27 PM   #82 
     - George W Bush also lied America into two illegal, immoral and unnecessary wars.  Octafish   Aug-24-10 07:38 PM   #86 
  - LOL!  tallahasseedem   Aug-24-10 05:42 PM   #74 
  - K&R! //nt  Overseas   Aug-24-10 05:46 PM   #76 
  - The worst thing about Obama's presidency has been  truthrocks   Aug-24-10 06:29 PM   #78 
  - For example, how many times have we heard about the credit card reforms?  jgraz   Aug-24-10 07:14 PM   #81 
  - Agree... Obama's PR limps along, and sounds defensive most of  activa8tr   Aug-24-10 07:34 PM   #85 
  - Damn right! K&R  Richard Steele   Aug-24-10 07:13 PM   #80 
  - Thaanks for that image!  pnorman   Aug-24-10 07:28 PM   #83 
  - OH S H * T!! I thought you were a Freeper, until I opened the thread to see  activa8tr   Aug-24-10 07:30 PM   #84 
  - Damn!  BEZERKO   Aug-24-10 07:52 PM   #87 
  - AMEN!!!!!!  ncteechur   Aug-24-10 08:40 PM   #88 
  - LOL and K&R!  Crystal Clarity   Aug-24-10 08:41 PM   #89 
  - Epic!  MrScorpio   Aug-24-10 08:42 PM   #90 
  - LOL! I was afraid what I would find when I opened this thread. Thanks for the laugh.  Glimmer of Hope   Aug-24-10 08:48 PM   #91 
  - it should be the mission of DU to get this to 500 recs.  Soylent Brice   Aug-24-10 09:06 PM   #92 
  - Nice summary of the past 10 years  Canuckistanian   Aug-24-10 09:11 PM   #93 
  - This deserves a thousand Rec's. n/t  orbitalman   Aug-24-10 09:14 PM   #94 
  - Yep.  Scurrilous   Aug-25-10 12:46 PM   #134 
  - Dude, I must be the 500th person to say "Classic" but......CLASSIC!  Poll_Blind   Aug-24-10 09:18 PM   #95 
  - Absolutely perfect  nevergiveup   Aug-24-10 09:45 PM   #98 
  - want do you want me to do with the baby, Bush?  Rosa Luxemburg   Aug-24-10 09:46 PM   #99 
  - And sentenced our kids and their kids to death you serial killer motherfucker now eat shit and die M  lonestarnot   Aug-24-10 09:47 PM   #100 
  - Didn't Nance Rants post this a few months ago?  liquid diamond   Aug-24-10 09:51 PM   #101 
  - Glad to be the 400th rec  BigBearJohn   Aug-24-10 10:27 PM   #102 
  - Gawd - just seeing his face again makes me want to  myrna minx   Aug-24-10 10:56 PM   #103 
  - I second that emotion.  bobbolink   Aug-25-10 01:07 PM   #135 
  - Bush and Obama had many others before them. It has taken years  Tuesday Afternoon   Aug-24-10 11:03 PM   #104 
  - That's an eye opener.  Catherine Vincent   Aug-24-10 11:06 PM   #105 
  - I like that there's 420 recommendations for this!  Initech   Aug-24-10 11:44 PM   #108 
  - I liked it so much, I stole it for my sigline  krispos42   Aug-25-10 12:15 AM   #111 
  - Good job.  Scurrilous   Aug-25-10 01:27 AM   #114 
  - WE NEED TO PLASTER THIS POSTER ALL OVER THE US of A!! C'mon people nt  flamingdem   Aug-25-10 01:20 AM   #112 
  - Printing 200 copies now.  democrat_patriot   Aug-25-10 07:26 AM   #120 
     - Great!! I think it can go viral for sure - PRINT THEM ON STICKY LABELS is a GREAT IDEA!  flamingdem   Aug-25-10 10:05 AM   #125 
     - Wonderfully creative idea!  bobbolink   Aug-25-10 01:09 PM   #136 
        - A Billboard YES!! Now that would get FREE TV coverage  flamingdem   Aug-25-10 11:50 PM   #144 
           - Yup, and WHY can we not do it? As I keep saying, we can gather thousands here to send roses to  bobbolink   Aug-26-10 04:40 PM   #145 
  - Kicked again  Hekate   Aug-25-10 02:13 AM   #115 
  - KNR!  indimuse   Aug-25-10 05:53 AM   #116 
  - Perfect  uponit7771   Aug-25-10 06:09 AM   #117 
  - I'm not blaming the black guy, I'm blaming the guy in the picture  austin_democrat   Aug-25-10 08:30 AM   #124 
  - Kick,  dipsydoodle   Aug-25-10 11:02 AM   #132 
  - I goin' to **** all y'all up!  underpants   Aug-25-10 06:40 PM   #140 

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