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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:29 PM
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WaPo editorial declares that Obama is Bush
Edited on Sat Mar-07-09 09:29 PM by ProSense

Washington Post Editorial Page Editor: Obama Just Like Dubya

by Dana Houle aka DHinMI

Incredible tripe from WaPo deputy editorial page editor Jackson Diehl. The entire op-ed is some of the most moronic garbage I've read in a long time, so amazingly stupid that reading it made my hair hurt. But this part really stands out:

That brings us to the first weeks of the Obama administration, set against the background of a scary and steadily deepening global economic crisis. Last month, in his first address to Congress, Obama warned the country that fixing the huge problems in the financial markets and housing and auto industries would require a historic effort.

"None of this will come without cost, nor will it be easy," he said. "But this is America. We don't do what's easy. We do what is necessary to move this country forward." Minutes later, Obama spelled out what he proposes this to mean for 98 percent of Americans: "You will not see your taxes increased a single dime. I repeat: not one single dime. In fact, the recovery plan provides a tax cut . . . and these checks are on the way."

So much for summoning the country to sacrifice. Obama has been no more willing to ask average Americans to pitch in, even once the recession is over, than Bush.

Most of the country already IS "sacrificing," if that's the proper term for losing equity in their homes, watching their retirement savings vanish, losing their health insurance, losing their jobs, losing their homes. It makes no economic sense to sock 98% of the country with a tax increase at this time.

HOWEVER, now is the perfect time to let expire the tax cut on people who despite all the economic hardship continue to make over a quarter million dollars per year.

People like, I'm sure, Mr. Diehl.


Obama is (not) like Bush because...Well, let's put it to the test:

It's interesting that people are having a hard time coming up with legitimate criticisms of Obama that don't border on or cross over into the absurd.


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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:34 PM
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1. These are the same people that told us Bruce Ivins was in Princeton and Frederick at the same time.
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:42 PM
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2. Then the Republicans
should stop fighting him and embrace his policies. They went along with everything Bush wanted, so now they can go along with everything Obama wants.

Win Win for us.
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grytpype Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:43 PM
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3. Man, the Cons are going nuts.
And it's only been like 100 days, we have eight more years of this!
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:50 PM
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4. Bush scared us to lie us into war-Obama is telling us the truth-BIG difference!
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Hellataz Donating Member (804 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:35 PM
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5. It's people like this that caused this problem
it's in the people that have no vision and no concept of how one thing effects another. This idiots just takes what Obama says out of context to make it sound as if Obama is passing out tax check to everyone like Bush did, instead of reporting that Obama gave tax cuts that will get dispersed over time, not in one big check. He also fails to realize that Obama is asking people to sacrifice...THE RICH PEOPLE...not that it's much of a scarifies, but why not target the ones that can do without and give a little back to those who are in need and will actually put it back into circulation, thus stimulating our economy.

Just another idiot who thinks letting the middle class keep more of the measly salary they earn is evil, but wants to see the Rich continue to profit off the backs of those who are hurting the most.
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AllentownJake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:42 PM
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6. Wow less than 2 months in office
and we are comparing him to a guy who was there for 8 years..BTW Washington Post, where were you when Bush was planning the war in Iraq and selling it? Were you doing hard hitting research into the facts about the case for war?
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Sarah Ibarruri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:50 PM
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7. Read this summary about the writer of the op ed.... he's an ass
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asphalt.jungle Donating Member (792 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:52 PM
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8. Diehl is "relentless in pursuit of the conventional wisdom."
great line from a Harper's article about this douche bag of liberty.

http://www.harpers.org/archive/2007/04/sb-20070429swyl
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