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southernleftylady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-07-05 02:03 PM
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What would republicans say that bush has done a good job at?
seriously
the economy sucks
NCLB?? please!
so what has he done GOOD for this country?
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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-07-05 02:03 PM
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1. They would say that the economy is great
and that Bush is keeping us safe from terrorists.
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cdb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-07-05 02:04 PM
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4. the war on terrrrr
defeating regulations and making the US safe for business
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BlueEyedSon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-07-05 02:05 PM
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6. Market is up today. Hasn't been one terra attack in the US since 9/11.
Tax cuts
brought integrity back to the WH (he's a good xtian)
etc
etc
fucking idiots
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-07-05 02:05 PM
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7. My sister's pug neighbor commented to her the other day
on how great the economy was. :eyes: They don't live in the reality-based world.
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BlueEyedSon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-07-05 02:08 PM
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10. Maybe they bought and stashed away a couple thousand gallons of gasoline
a year or 2 ago.....
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-07-05 02:15 PM
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17. They are loaded and support their son, his wife, and their 2 kids.
The son and his family are living in the dad's house while dad and mom pay the mortgage. The son also has numerous DUIs, which mom and dad managed to reduce to nothing more than a slap on the wrist. Personal responsibility is only for Democrats. I'm amazed at my sister's ability to remain cordial to these people. The kicker is the son and his wife named their daughter....Kennedy. :wow:
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BlueEyedSon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-07-05 03:28 PM
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25. NYT OpEd on how the rich have benefitted during BushCo Reign
June 7, 2005
The Bush Economy

With all of the debate about taxes, the economy and domestic spending, it is hard to imagine anyone supporting the notion of taking money from programs like Medicaid and college-tuition assistance, increasing the tax burden of the vast majority of working Americans, sending the country into crushing debt - and giving the proceeds to people who are so fantastically rich that they don't know what to do with the money they already have. Yet that is just what is happening under the Bush administration. Forget the middle class and the upper-middle class. Even the merely wealthy are being left behind in the dust by the small slice of super-rich Americans.

In last Sunday's Times, David Cay Johnston reported that from 1980 to 2002, the latest year of available data, the share of total income earned by the top 0.1 percent of earners more than doubled, while the share earned by everyone else in the top 10 percent rose far less. The share of the bottom 90 percent declined.

President Bush did not create the income gap. But the unheralded effect of his tax policy is its unequal impact on the modestly well to do. By 2015, those making between $80,000 and $400,000 will pay as much as 13.9 percentage points more of their income in federal taxes than those making more than $400,000, assuming the tax cuts are made permanent. Below $80,000, most taxpayers will see their share of taxes rise slightly or stay the same.

More: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/07/opinion/07tues1.html?
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Marnieworld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-07-05 02:04 PM
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2. Squashing dissent?
They are very good at that. Free Speech Zones etc.
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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-07-05 02:04 PM
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3. BENDING THIS COUNTRY OVER!!!!
Edited on Tue Jun-07-05 02:04 PM by fooj
:banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
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southernleftylady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-07-05 02:12 PM
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15. lol
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aeolian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-07-05 02:05 PM
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5. He's been great at keeping the sun rising every morning,
and for bringing the rains!
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-07-05 02:12 PM
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16. Yes, and keeping that sun in the sky...
...so it doesn't come crashing down to Earth and burning us all to a cinder!
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aeolian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-07-05 02:15 PM
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18. Dubya made the Earth in 6 days,
and Lo! it was not void!
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aden_nak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-07-05 02:06 PM
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8. 'Mur'ca! He loves 'Mur'ca!
Though whoever this Murca person is, he doesn't sound very friendly.
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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-07-05 02:08 PM
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12. LMAO!! He is the poster child for idiocy!
peace.
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aeolian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-07-05 02:08 PM
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He luvs Merkins!
Edited on Tue Jun-07-05 02:09 PM by aeolian
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quiet.american Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-07-05 02:07 PM
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9. His supporters frame victory in terms of what he has destroyed. n/t
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natrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-07-05 02:08 PM
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11. wealth transfer-seriously
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smoogatz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-07-05 02:08 PM
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13. Bush has done an excellent job of protecting us from terra
except for 9/11, of course, which nobody could possibly have imagined--and which is incidentally the reason the economy's sluggish and the deficits are out of control and "civil rights" are a luxury we can no longer afford to hand out to just anyone.
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Poiuyt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-07-05 02:11 PM
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14. There are a lot of happy horses down in Crawford!
I think Republicans would say that there haven't been any terrorist attacks on American soil since he started his wars.
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kliljedahl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-07-05 02:23 PM
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23. "lot of happy horses "?
Just the male ones.


Keiths Barbeque Central

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dean_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-07-05 02:15 PM
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19. "Everday we are one step closer to winning the war on Terror"
"The insurgency is being brought to their knees as we speak. Seriously, stop laughing!"
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Burma Jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-07-05 02:17 PM
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20. Here's what some Republicans I know have told me
There hasn't been another terrorist attack because Bush took the fight over to their part of the world

Tax cuts have helped us spend a little more, so, the economy is going just fine thank you

At least it isn't Kerry or Gore or some other wimp, things would be much worse with a Democrat in charge

I'm from Indiana, I can't agree with Democrats' social agenda, I just wasn't raised that way

You would rather have Saddam back in power? It doesn't matter whether the reasons for attacking Iraq were justified, we should have taken him out a long time ago but the Democrats in Congress wouldn't let George Bush I do it.

Can't we talk about something else?




It's the fear that some Democrat will take their money to make their Daughter have abortions performed by a Gay OB-GYN while their son is told that it's OK to have sex with other boys in the public schools and that we will bend over backwards to please A-rabs if a Democrat is in charge. If you try to point out the facts, they clam up or laugh you off.



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Bethany Rockafella Donating Member (916 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-07-05 02:17 PM
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21. They always say he's keeping the country safe after Sept. 11.
:eyes:
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MemphisTiger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-07-05 02:17 PM
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22. cutting taxes
waging a holy war
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Journeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-07-05 02:27 PM
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24. Here's one: The Telemarketing No Call List . . .
it certainly has cut down on the number I receive.

I'm more than willing to grant him all the kudos he deserves for this act, if he'll take responsibility for all the disastrous actions for which he's the root cause.
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CBHagman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-07-05 04:21 PM
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26. You should have heard Santorum today.
He was spouting a variation of the Frank Luntz memo that the GOP should maintain that the war in Iraq is preventing us from being attacked here at home. Here's a partial quote from today:

"I keep reminding people it has been, you know, almost -- well, almost four years -- better than three and a half years since there's been a terrorist attack here in the United States of America. I don't know of anybody on September 12th that would have predicted that. The fact of the matter is that the supplemental and the war that we're fighting has had an impact on security here at home, and that's something that we cannot forget, and that's part -- the Congress has been a big part of that in making sure that our military has the resources to fight those battles around the world."

Of course Iraq had nothing to do with September 11th, and it's mostly people unrelated to the military -- the FBI, flight attendants, pilots, airport security -- who might have prevented the attacks on September 11th. Yet Santorum has the cheek to stand there claiming Iraq this is all some great national security success and that four years without a domestic attack is pretty darn good. :puke:

Meanwhile, the bodies pile up in Iraq, and anger against American foreign policy grows around the world. We may be making a century's worth of enemies just on the Iraq war. What suffering will result over these policies? And how vile will Santorum's attempts to spin this look when horrors result?

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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-07-05 04:22 PM
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27. making the wealthy even wealthier
and keeping them on top
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