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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:35 PM
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Poll question: The Bush years......were they everything you imagined they would be?
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 09:40 PM by marmar
With the brooding clouds overhead and the counter-protesters in the street on that horrible inauguration day in 2001, I knew that this presidency was going to be a bad one. But I don't think even I expected two wars, two recessions (and a potential depression), unconstitutional spying, Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib, the Katrina aftermath and so on and so on.
The Bush Years have managed to shock even me, who expected them to be terrible.

What about you? Were the Bush years.......

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:39 PM
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1. I said, "Americans are going to die because of this decision."
That was December 12, 2000. I was told I was being "melodramatic." I was told "how much harm can he do?"

I hope we're clear on that now.
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:40 PM
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2. Yes, I knew we were in for a world of shit with that asshole.
:grr:

What I didn't know is that it would directly effect my family. :nuke:
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Idealism Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:40 PM
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3. Things have been done under this man's reign that I didnt think would ever be done in the US
He and all those who carried out his unconstitutional orders should be put on trial, and the Eichmann defense shouldn't be an accepted argument
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spartan61 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:45 PM
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4. I honestly believed what I had learned in school.
That our government was made up of three equal branches where there was check and balance. Boy was I ever wrong!!!
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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:46 PM
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5. it's pretty much worse case scenario
i knew it would be bad for the economy, ask anyone who knows me, i predicted THIS shit on day one, because that's just what republicans do

but i didn't predict the redecoration of the new york skyline AND it goes unavenged, i didn't predict he manages to pick two wars that we can't win even tho we have nuclear weapons and they have camels, i didn't predict leaving people to die on their roof during katrina and the city of vancouver fucking CANADA has to rescue american citizens and that even citizens of wartorn fucking UGANDA would donate money to the city of new orleans

i prob. knew that people would die but i didn't guess people i knew would die by drowning

i knew it would be bad but THIS bad? how could it be any worse barring nuclear winter?

we have destroyed the world, because of george bush it will be too late to forever to save the planet from global climate changes and thousands of species will die -- it's too late for them

yeah it's pretty much worse case scenario, as bad as it can be and i still live out my lifespan -- people younger than me don't get that much -- most species over the size of ants don't get that much

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Democrats_win Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:47 PM
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6. In 2000, when all that money started floating toward bush, I knew America was in trouble.
Yet, I never dreamed America would actually become less than a third world country.
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MinM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:57 PM
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7. Driving through Northern Michigan listening to some right-wing-
hate-radio and finally settling on Dave Ramsey. Ramsey who has since come out as a big Bush backer at the time telling his audience not to worry,

"The POTUS really has no effect on your day-to-day life...".

That windbag Dave Ramsey really nailed that one. :sarcasm:
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MazeRat7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:00 PM
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8. We knew it and had absolutly no hope it would get any better....
As a matter of fact that whole family has been a virus on my state for way to long....

Peace,
MZr7
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Doremus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:04 PM
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9. As I walking the aisles of the grocery store tonight at 9:30 after working 16 hours today
it suddenly occurred to me how much different my life is now than 8 years ago. I knew when that bastard stole the presidency that nothing good would come of it and it has come to pass -- for the nation, for my family and myself and for us all.

I'm tired, battered and bloodied but, by God, that son of a bitch hasn't beaten me. That is my personal triumph. I survived the fvcking worst years in the history of the country. Stick THAT, fvckface.

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stillcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:17 PM
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10. Not in my wildest dreams..
but I must say Bush was a wonderful teaching tool. I've learned a lot about my government, my country, and the world.
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:20 PM
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11. Repost this poll January 21st, 2009.


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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:21 PM
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12. I knew the Y2K Florida election was stolen and then the Presidency.



And I knew we were in for a horrible four years. But I never suspected the 2004 election
would even be close enough to steal after he proved how truly inept and corrupt he was.


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Ani Yun Wiya Donating Member (639 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:40 PM
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13. Without any doubt.
To start with I knew * was really bad news based on who his parents were AND that * was a republican.

Upon the Supreme Court decision of 12/12/2000 my mind instantly spit out three thoughts:

1. The money would get "funny" in a hurry. (That took less than a calendar quarter)
2. That the country would be at "war" in short order. (That only took nine months)
3. Forget a free and fair election in '04. (Ohio, anyone ?)
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Ani Yun Wiya Donating Member (639 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:55 PM
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14. Without any doubt.
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 11:57 PM by Ani Yun Wiya
Whoops, it posted twice !!!
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