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zulchzulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-15-09 03:27 PM
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George W. Bush had more "czars" than Obama has had, so where was the outrage?
Edited on Tue Sep-15-09 03:29 PM by zulchzulu
Dubya had up to 35 "czars" during his eight years and you didn't hear a peep from Fox News, Hannity, Beck, Limbaugh and others. Obama currently has 32. 35 is three fingers more than 32....really...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._executive_bra...

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Bolo Boffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-15-09 03:31 PM
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1. And Ronald Reagan appointed the first "czar"
Madness. Madness.
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Zen Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-15-09 03:46 PM
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4. I heard last week that Nixon appointed an Energy Czar -- and actually called him a czar. n/t
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jtb33 Donating Member (490 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-15-09 03:48 PM
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6. Actually, I think FDR did... eom
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YOY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-15-09 03:36 PM
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2. Let me answer with one word: "Douchebaggery"
n/t
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cherokeeprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-15-09 03:38 PM
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3. Maybe I'm reading the table wrong
Edited on Tue Sep-15-09 03:43 PM by cherokeeprogressive
but it looks to me like it says:

George W. Bush from years 2001-2009 had 3 czar jobs and 4 appointees while

Barack Obama in 2009 had 32 czar jobs and 35 appointees.

Is there somewhere else in the Wiki article I should be looking?

ETA I see the second table but why the disparity in the two?
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bbinacan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-15-09 03:47 PM
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5. Here's your answer
From the top of the wiki page

"This article may contain excessive, poor or irrelevant examples."
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cherokeeprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-15-09 04:01 PM
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9. That was actually the first thing I noticed. n/t
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TheKentuckian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-15-09 03:48 PM
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7. Czar just means high level advisor with a title we can't be bothered to recall
Shrub had tons. They aren't really called czars so its up to the eye of the beholder of who is considered okay, who is a czar, and who is both. If I recall the first "czar" was under Nixon but we now think of that position as The Secretary of Energy. Most of these so called "czars" Obama is being railed against about are just mid-level policy specialists.

Reich Wingers are fools. Spend little time listening to their bullshit. When was the last time they were right about something? Neverish? That's a solid guess, though I'll grant that on occasion a Republican would tell the right time but that was long before they became the group of idiotic criminal thugs they have devolved into now.
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-15-09 03:53 PM
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8. Because of Iokiyar Syndrome.
Iokiyar: It's OK If You're A Republican.
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mscuedawg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-15-09 04:08 PM
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10. It sounds so ... Russian ... and that sounds so ...
Communistic...and the people that are chugging on the Hate Kool-Aid that Faux is feeding them HATE Commies!!!
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Jackass Party Donating Member (1 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-15-09 08:41 PM
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11. INSANITY
Some People's Children! At least we finally got one of our guys in the seat.
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