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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 04:31 PM
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Karen Hughes: Bush rescued the economy (Raw Story)
Karen Hughes: Bush rescued the economy

http://rawstory.com/2010/01/karen-hughes-bush-rescued-t... /

By David Edwards and Gavin Dahl
Sunday, January 17th, 2010 -- 1:09 pm

George W. Bush rescued the economy from collapse, according to Karen Hughes. Bush's former campaign director attacked President Barack Obama on NBC Sunday, defending the record of her former boss on the economy.

Speaking about Obama's successes, journalist Mark Halperin praised the current president's handling of the economy. "He's done, I think, an extraordinary job running the government under difficult circumstances. He managed the economic crisis, kept the world from going into depression," said Halperin.

But Hughes quickly took objection to Halperin's assessment. "I have to disagree with you, Mark, about rescuing the economy," she said. "I think that happened before President Bush left office when they took the action that they did on TARP and the banks have now repaid much of that money but that's what stabilized the economy and prevented the collapse of the financial system."

Hughes proudly carried the torch for the forgetful right-wing Sunday. "2009 was the year of the greatest anxiety I've ever seen among the American people," she claimed.

"People were worried, they felt they were at the whim of these big forces beyond their control," she pointed out.
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stray cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 04:33 PM
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1. Huh?
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 10:33 PM
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43. He really did
He snatched it from the jaws of a raging Surplus. :grr:
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MidwestTransplant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 04:33 PM
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2. Imagine that. Bush saved us from economic collapse and stopped 911 too. Quite a great record.
Edited on Sun Jan-17-10 04:42 PM by MidwestTransplant
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louis-t Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 04:36 PM
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6. And he got jobs for the 700,000 that lost theirs
in his final month in office!!11!1! :crazy:
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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 04:38 PM
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9. "Bin Laden Determined To Strike In US"...and he stopped him COLD, in his TRACKS...
...er...wait a minute. It was the OPPOSITE of that. He ignored the report, and Bin Laden did exactly what the report SAID he'd do.

Never mind.

:eyes:
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dmr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 04:48 AM
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36. GW wasn't worried about Bin Laden so he can't be blamed for it
911 just did not happen on Dubya's watch!1!!

:sarcasm:
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NRaleighLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 04:36 PM
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3. When republicans move their lips, they lie. Plain and simple.
Of all of the Bushies, I had the most trouble stomaching Ari F and Karen H (followed closely by Dana P). And this aside from the Core assholes Bush, Cheney and Rummy.
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Zoeisright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 04:36 PM
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4. God, that woman is a liar.
I mean, pathological liar.

Is that one of the problems with repukes? I know they lie constantly, but it's like their brains don't work at all. They lie, project their failures and evil deeds onto others, rewrite history, and are cruel and stupid.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 06:32 PM
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23. she is bush's attack whore
rest assured she doesn't believe a word she is saying
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 04:36 PM
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5. That's a good one!
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 04:36 PM
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7. As bush used to say, "Look, the economy is great, everybody is buying houses"
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 04:37 PM
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8. Every time she open her mouth she lies.
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 04:39 PM
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10. ROFL ... Is she starting a new career as a stand up comic?



Might be that she heard Leno's 10pm slot will soon be available. :rofl:



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BeatleBoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 04:43 PM
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11. I heard Bush never went AWOL in the Texas Air National Guard, either.
and that he saved New Orleans from Hurricane Katrina.


Republicans are the only party that can look the elecorate in the eye and tell them that water isn't wet - with a straight face.


:rofl:
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 04:44 PM
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12. Karen, here's your history revisionist award
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freesqueeze Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 04:49 PM
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13. they tried to put out the fire they started
I guess that's better than throwing gas on the open flames of the swirling-the-toilet-bowl Shrub economy.

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doc03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:01 PM
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14. The Teabaggers started when Obama took office
and the TARP money had already been passed out to Paulson with no strings attached. Yet the Teabaggers when asked are always angry about the TARP and giving money to Wall Street. I have never seen any sign protesting paving a highway, repairing a bridge, extending unemployment or extending HCTC to laid off workers. Larry Kudlow has been bullish on the economy for months and he has been giving all the credit for the little mustard seeds that Bush planted in October with the TARP. Then in the next breath he complains about the money given to the auto industry and says they should suspend the Stimulus spending it was a total failure. I don't blame them they continually get away with lies and the MSM never points it out. The only fact checking there is is on the Comedy Channel or once in a while on MSNBC.
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Ikonoklast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 02:21 PM
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42. Kudlow fried his brain with mountains of coke and rivers of booze.
He must have naked pics of certain people in power at GE with animals, it's the only way I can think of that he keeps a job spouting sheer insanity on the air.

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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:07 PM
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15. from someone who excelled in mediocrity in a pathetic useless administration
why is she on a major political news show? boggles the mind
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Retrograde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:12 PM
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16. That is a definition of rescue
with which I had previously not been familiar (thanks, Douglas Adams).

Karen, why did the economy need to be rescued at all after 8 years of Bush policies? And can you explain why a significant percentage of the people I know lost at least one job during his two terms?
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Hansel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:34 PM
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21. As his last deed of charity he rescued us from the recession he inherited from Clinton.
He was very busy keeping us safe from tuerrists prior to that.

In case it is needed: :sarcasm:
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:14 PM
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17. perhaps if they continue to go unchallenged the thugs can succeed at revising history?
:shrug:
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:30 PM
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18. Yes, those budget surpluses were eliminated immediately
And then Bush continued to cut taxes on his family and his pals, to the point he was running up annual deficits never before seen. Whew! That was close! We almost might have had some prosperity and a middle class comeback. We're safely on the road back to feudalism, thank you Karen Hughes and your hero, Dubya.
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:33 PM
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20. Ya sure, Karen!
I also heard that he inherited 9-11.

:rofl:

Nice try though!
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Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 06:08 PM
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22. WHAT??
:wtf:
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ncteechur Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 06:36 PM
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24. I thought they cancelled Maude
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Crunchy Frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 09:45 PM
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25. Rescued the plutocrats from the middle class.
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girl gone mad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:03 PM
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26. "the bannks have repaid TARP"
:eyes:

Newsflash, Karen: we're not all idiots. We know where they got the money for the repayments from and we know that many of them are still fundamentally insolvent and none of them are lending, which was supposed to be the point of TARP in the first place.

So now we've got banks being bailed out on the backs of retirees, savers and future taxpayers in exchange for less credit. We have the same group of managers who brought the economy to the brink of disaster reaping all of the rewards of the Fed easy money giveaways and Treasury's tax relief schemes and backdoor bailouts. Great fucking job, Bush/Paulson/Geithner/Obama.
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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:15 PM
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27. R-i-g-h-t...and Bush never had a terrorist attack on his watch (douchebag!)
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WhiteTara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:24 PM
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28. of course he did
we were wallowing in the mire of peace and prosperity. Thank who ever, * managed to to save of us from that terrible nightmare and plunge us into debt, despair and war. We should all be grateful to those bastards.
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lumberjack_jeff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:26 PM
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29. I sometimes forget how close we were to economic collapse in 2000.
I guess 7 years of unemployment is hard on the memory.

Yay George! :crazy:
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:27 PM
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30. Sounds like Karen's family didn't want to spend more time with her.
lol
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classysassy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 12:33 AM
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31. Yo Karen"the stars are bright deep in the heart of texas"
too much texas moonshine for old Karen.
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suede1 Donating Member (770 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 12:47 AM
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32. No lines at all with these Bushies.
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 03:50 AM
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33. Did anybody else see Karen Hughes on MTP?!
They were discussing Obama and she said that all presidents inherit problems from their predecessors... For example, that President Bush* inherited a recession!!!! I yelled What?!!! at the TV... Why didn't anybody in the studio join me?!!! :grr:
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GoCubsGo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 07:52 AM
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37. I caught the rerun
I had to shut it off. I couldn't believe the bullshit they were letting her get away with spouting. Especially Jack Podesta. WTF???
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 01:54 PM
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38. I caught the re-run, too, had it on when I made that post,
So I was still in WTF?! mode... ;)

And this post addressed exactly the same thing... I know that they try to maintain civility on these political discussion shows and bashing people over the head is prohibited, but I just couldn't believe the words that were coming out of her mouth and that nobody called her on such an outrageous lie... Podesta made an obvious effort to be cordial to her... I said WTF?!! too and also finally had to shut it off... I just couldn't take it... :wtf:
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NuttyFluffers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 04:32 AM
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34. there must be a remarkable psychotropic recipe at a republican HQ for that sort of crazy
i often think they are holding out on us on their new "recreational pharmaceutical" discoveries.
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Democat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 04:35 AM
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35. Did they ask her if Carter brought down the Berlin Wall?
That should have been the next question.
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happy_liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 02:04 PM
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39. these people are delusional
Unfortunately they are not going away and they own the media and the voting systems.
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begin_within Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 02:13 PM
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40. Someone rescued the economy?
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Proud Liberal Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 02:20 PM
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41. That's why he left office with the economy in...ummm.....such great shape, right?
:eyes:
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ddeclue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 10:36 PM
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44. Karen, Squad 51 called, they said your pants are on fire...stop drop and roll..
KMG365 time out:2335..
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