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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-02-10 02:25 PM
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SF Examiner separates fact from fiction: "Blaming Barack Obama for eight years of George W.Bush"
Blaming Barack Obama for eight years of George W.Bush

January 1, 9:15 PM | Political Spin Examiner | Maryann Tobin

http://www.examiner.com/x-33986-Political-Spin-Examiner...

It is not difficult to find criticism of President Obama. Its everywhere.
But lets not forget that a lot of the mess Obama is dealing with right now was inherited from the previous president, George W. Bush.

These are the irrefutable facts:

When G.W.Bush took office, we had a balanced budget. When he left we didnt.
When G.W.Bush took office the unemployment rate was 5%. When he left it was 8.7%
The government bailout of Wall Street that has given us trillions of dollars in debt was supported by, and signed into law by President G.W. Bush.

With a current approval rating of 51%, more Americans support Obama than did President Bush. Yet, there is not the same sense of offense for Bush that there seems to be for Obama.

Bush was initially elected under a cloud of controversy without winning the popular vote. He left office with an approval rating of just 22% - among the lowest in history. His citizenship was never questioned. He was not called a socialist, and no member of congress shouted at him during a Joint Session Address - calling him a liar, as they did with President Obama.
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BeHereNow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-02-10 02:36 PM
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1. It will take decades and many persistent historians to uncover all the BFEE crimes.
I'm sure future generations will simply shake their heads when
all the details come to light; eventually, every thing is revealed.

BHN
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davidwparker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-02-10 03:22 PM
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5. And if not then, then ...
Edited on Sat Jan-02-10 03:23 PM by davidwparker

"And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books."

Revelation 20:12
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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-02-10 02:37 PM
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2. Worst president ever: George W.Bush.
Not to take anything away from Andrew Johnson or Richard Nixon, but George W. Bush was Worst President Ever, and it isn't even close. He destroyed this country with his giveaways to his rich and corrupt friends and lied us into an unnecessary war. For all the criticism of President Obama, he is light years better than the corrupt and venal Bush.
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itsrobert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-02-10 02:41 PM
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3. Progressives expect better of Democrats. They know Republicans are dishonest
But Republicans support republicans no matter what.
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Don Caballero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-02-10 04:59 PM
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7. You should support our President
While we can disagree with his minor policy flaws, we must always support President Obama.
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Don Caballero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-02-10 05:00 PM
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8. You should support our President
While we can disagree with his minor policy flaws, we must always support President Obama.
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-02-10 03:18 PM
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4. No.
No blame to Obama for 8 years of GWB, except the parts he was complicit in.

Like voting to fund the war, for example.

The blame is in not moving swiftly and decisively to reverse GWB's policies.

In continuing, and even extending, some of the worst.
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HysteryDiagnosis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-02-10 03:59 PM
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6. On the other hand... the credit for the good economic times during
the Clinton years was given to his two predecessors.
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Martin Eden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 01:23 PM
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9. "no member of congress shouted at him [Bush] during a Joint Session Address - calling him a liar"
Instead, Congress and the MSM let Bush get away with his lies.
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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 09:34 PM
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10. Kick
:kick:
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