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Human Torch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-22-06 11:13 PM
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LMFAO: "Bush to shift campaign trail message from Iraq to healthy economy"
Bush to shift message to healthy economy
POSTED: 9:12 p.m. EDT, October 22, 2006

http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/10/22/bush.economy.ap/...



WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush, who gets higher marks for handling the economy than running the Iraq war, is spending two days this week trying to convince voters Republicans are the best stewards of matters affecting the wallet. White House advisers said Sunday that Bush is not trying to change the subject from a deteriorating situation in Iraq, and that he will continue to talk about Iraq and the war on terrorism as the November 7 election nears. Bush advisers said they think the president should get more credit for recent positive economic news.

Overall, the economy grew at a 2.6 percent pace from April through June, compared with a 5.6 percent pace over the first three months of the year, which was the strongest spurt in 2 years. Still, voters remain uneasy even though gasoline prices have started dropping, the stock market is hitting record highs, and interest rates on credit cards and adjustable mortgages are leveling off.

White House spokesman Tony Fratto said Bush intends to mention how optimism about the economy and rising hopes for strong third-quarter earnings lifted the Dow Jones industrial average past 12,000 for the first time on Wednesday. The Conference Board's index of U.S. leading economic indicators rose last month, and the government reported last week that consumer prices fell in September by the largest amount in 10 months.

America's voters care deeply about pocketbook issues. Eighty-eight percent of likely voters say the economy is an important issue -- on par with the percentage of people who view the situation in Iraq and terrorism as crucial matters, according to an Associated Press-Ipsos poll. The AP-Ipsos poll this month found that 37 percent of likely voters say they approve of Bush's handling of Iraq overall. Forty-two percent approve of his handling of the economy.
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MannyGoldstein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-22-06 11:17 PM
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1. Guess Who Said This? Regarding Who?
"All this shows that the President is, in no ways, satisfied with his own positions. First he takes up one, and in attempting to argue us into it, he argues himself out of it; then seizes another, and goes through the same process; and then, confused at being able to think of nothing new, he snatches up the old one again, which he has some time before cast off. His mind, tasked beyond it's power, is running hither and thither, like some tortured creature, on a burning surface, finding no position, on which it can settle down, and be at ease."
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-22-06 11:38 PM
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2. If America's voters "care so deeply about pocketbook issues"
they would care about mortgaging their grandkids' future by running up the national debt.

What they care about is having better toys than their neighbors.
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nealmhughes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 12:30 AM
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3. Why do we need so much crap? Seriously. Why? Does the latest
whatever make us happier than watching kids try to walk or talk or sing or a dog jumping on us and licking our faces?

We have a crap addiction.
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Hippo_Tron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:37 AM
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4. GDP per capita doesn't mean shit to the average person
When Republican policies make sure that the wealth is unevenly distributed to favor the rich. Of course, Bush doesn't know what GDP per capita or income distribution is, so he can boast about economic growth helping people with a straight face.
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radfringe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:41 AM
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5. he's going to use the redacted version

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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:58 AM
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6. President Bullwinkle: Hey Iraqis, watch me pull a rabbit outta my ass!
so my weak math skills say there's 58% who don't approve(with a small percentge who can't think) of his monkey paws handling our economy.
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