Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Bush Facing Domestic Challenges

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU
 
NVMojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 06:41 AM
Original message
Bush Facing Domestic Challenges
I've been waiting for this...

WASHINGTON (AP) -- From his domestic policy platter, President Bush chose to serve dessert before the main course. Having now won a second term, he may find it increasingly difficult to deliver on the meatier stuff, even with the political capital he is claiming and larger GOP majorities in the House and Senate.

snip

Republicans united to resist the candidacy of Democrat John Kerry for president. Now that the election is over, GOP majority-party strains are beginning to show even before Bush's second term begins.

more...

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/N/NOW_THE_HARD_PAR...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
Nimrod Donating Member (999 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 06:49 AM
Response to Original message
1. I wonder if people will ever realize
HE DOESN'T CARE!

There WILL be no such thing as a "domestic policy". There will be a CORPORATE policy masquerading as a domestic policy. It's all about money money money and it only flows one direction - into *'s pockets.

Unfortunately, most people are so stupid as to ignore that fact completely. They say any civilization is three meals away from a revolution, and * is going to keep us at two and three-quarters for the rest of his family's reign.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
NVMojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 06:53 AM
Response to Reply #1
2. that is one of the many things that frustrates me with these 51% * voters
I know that the majority of them have to be making less than $200,000 a year. That means most of them are carrying the tax load that Bush is leaving behind for them. What does it take for them to wake up? Bankruptcy? Job loss? Not even those things really seem to wake most up.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Prodemsouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 07:00 AM
Response to Reply #2
3. You are right. I have a brother and brother in law that faced economic
uncertain times all during the Bush years- they are still unwavering monkey supporters.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
NVMojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 07:03 AM
Response to Reply #3
4. Good grief!!
I people like that here too.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Komrade _azul Donating Member (108 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 07:08 AM
Response to Reply #3
7. Could it be that the Republicans are more
Brain dead than previously thought?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Nimrod Donating Member (999 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 07:04 AM
Response to Reply #2
5. $200,000
Hell, the majority of them have to be making less than $50,000 a year if not lower. I can recall encountering about five people in the last decade who wouldn't consider $200,000 a year to be wealth beyond the dreams of avarice.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
cliss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:01 PM
Response to Reply #1
12. How true. How anyone can believe this is beyond me.
Actually, I don't really think anyone believed that Bush would take care of them on the "back end" . I think they wanted to take their cut on the "front end" meaning, "gimme mah damn tax break and we won't worry about the rest".

Bush appealed to their greedy, shortsighted nature. My boss made that clear right after the election. He voted for Bush because "I get to keep more of my money". No other reason. He's got a good deal because he has several pensions coming in from different sources and he's not worried.

I wonder how he'll feel 10 years from now, after his company renigged his pension plan and suddenly he needs some medical treatment. We'll see....
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
UpInArms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 07:07 AM
Response to Original message
6. sounds like they are
pissing on the shell game to me:

"He probably has a better chance of pushing his Social Security program than he does at tax reform," said Henry J. Aaron, an economics analyst at the Brookings Institution. "I think you can move the pea around under the shell a little more readily on Social Security."
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
NC_Nurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:02 AM
Response to Original message
8. Did anyone EVER believe he was going to
come through on his "domestic agenda" besides the cost-free bigotry -based agenda against gays and women's rights? I don't think so.

I think the asshats voted for him for exactly those reasons --and because he is "tough on Terra". Many of them don't even know or understand his economic policies and corporate free for all. And they don't care.

Losers....
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Delphinus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:24 AM
Response to Reply #8
10. Well,
those of of with brains knew he wasn't going to do squat. Now, the repubs are a different matter. Don't think they thought.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
cubsfan forever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:11 AM
Response to Original message
9. What "domestic agenda?"
Chicken George has never had a domestic agenda beyond the PA and its ultimate goal of imprisoning anyone who dares to express doubt or question the Imbecile Boy Emperor. Moderate 'Pugs? Don't count on them for anything. They were cowards during the election and they will remain true to the mile-wide yellow streak down their backs in their haste to lick the boots of the Hick Hitler.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
ScrewyRabbit Donating Member (522 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 11:10 AM
Response to Original message
11. Bush facing mental challenges
Dick to provide talking points for next radio address.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Thu Aug 28th 2014, 08:41 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC