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Senior Contributor

Re: Constructive Criticism of Obama

How soon, we forget, convieniently or other wise, BA! If the President is guilty of anything it's was trying to include the stupid GOP in anything! The only thing they have been united in is, is trying to make Obama look as incompetent as George, and that will never happen.Here is your chance to compare President Obama and former President Bush!

chance compare president obama president bush

These are facts taken from Historians that studied the Bush presidency:

* Presided over the loss of approximately three million American jobs in his first two-and-a-half years in office, the worst record since Herbert Hoover.

* Overseen an economy in which the stock market suffered its worst decline in the first two years of any administration since Hoover’s.

* Taken, in the wake of the terrorist attacks two years ago, the greatest worldwide outpouring of goodwill the United States has enjoyed at least since World War II and squandered it by insisting on pursuing a foolish go-it-almost-alone invasion of Iraq, thereby transforming almost universal support for the United States into worldwide condemnation. (One historian made this point particularly well: “After inadvertently gaining the sympathies of the world 's citizens when terrorists attacked New York and Washington, Bush has deliberately turned the country into the most hated in the world by a policy of breaking all major international agreements, declaring it our right to invade any country that we wish, proving that he’ll manipulate facts to justify anything he wishes to do, and bull-headedly charging into a quagmire.”)

* Misled (to use the most charitable word and interpretation) the American public about weapons of mass destruction and supposed ties to Al Qaeda in Iraq and so into a war that has plainly (and entirely predictably) made us less secure, caused a boom in the recruitment of terrorists, is killing American military personnel needlessly, and is threatening to suck up all our available military forces and be a bottomless pit for the money of American taxpayers for years to come.

* Failed to follow through in Afghanistan, where the Taliban and Al Qaeda are regrouping, once more increasing the threat to our people.
* Insulted and ridiculed other nations and international organizations and now has to go, hat in hand, to those nations and organizations begging for their assistance.

* Completely miscalculated or failed to plan for the personnel and monetary needs in Iraq after the war, so that he sought and obtained an $87 billion appropriation for Iraq, a sizable chunk of which is going, without competitive bidding to Haliburton, the company formerly headed by his vice president.

* Inherited an annual federal budget surplus of $230 billion and transformed it into a $500+ billion deficit in less than three years. This negative turnaround of three-quarters of a trillion dollars is totally without precedent in our history. The ballooning deficit for fiscal 2004 is rapidly approaching twice the dollar size of the previous record deficit, $290 billion, set in 1992, the last year of the administration of President Bush’s father and, at almost 5 percent of GDP, is closing in on the percentage record set by Ronald Reagan in 1986.

* Cut taxes three times, sharply reducing the burden on the rich, reclassified money obtained through stock ownership as more deserving than money earned through work. The idea that dividend income should not be taxed—what might accurately be termed the unearned income tax credit—can be stated succinctly: “If you had to work for your money, we’ll tax it; if you didn’t have to work for it, you can keep it all.”

* Severely curtailed the very American freedoms that our military people are supposed to be fighting to defend. (“The Patriot Act,” one of the historians noted, “is the worst since the Alien and Sedition Acts under John Adams.”)

* Called upon American armed service people, including Reserve forces, to sacrifice for ever-lengthening tours of duty in a hostile and dangerous environment while he rewards the rich at home with lower taxes and legislative giveaways and gives lucrative no-bid contracts to American corporations linked with the administration.

* Given an opportunity to begin to change the consumption-oriented values of the nation after September 11, 2001, when people were prepared to make a sacrifice for the common good, called instead of Americans to ‘sacrifice’ by going out and buying things.

* Proclaimed himself to be a conservative while maintaining that big government should be able to run roughshod over the Bill of Rights, and that the government must have all sorts of secrets from the people, but the people can be allowed no privacy from the government. (As one of the historians said, “this is not a conservative administration; it is a reckless and arrogant one, beholden to a mix of right-wing ideologues, neo-con fanatics, and social Darwinian elitists.”)

Have you people forgotten, what how foolish he  made them look at their own caucus, they are totally and completely incompetent.

Veteran Advisor

Re: Constructive Criticism of Obama

Yeah, but I just don't feel safw without Daddy keeping the boogeyman away.


Re: Constructive Criticism of Obama


You said a few days ago:


Clinton, Bush, Obama are all paid actors who were installed to do PR for the permanent governmen


and here:


He has tried to govern toward the center


If he was installed for PR he hasn't done any governing at all has he?

Senior Contributor

Re: Constructive Criticism of Obama

Ah the twisted mind of the conpiracy theorist.

Senior Contributor

Re: Constructive Criticism of Obama

Hey GTO, I`m the wrong one to defend "W". During the the Clinton years I voted twice for Ross Perot, even the second time when he got kooky  Smiley Happy . "W" did not inherit a budget surplus, the nat debt went up those years Clinton was in office.    

Obama extended the so called "Patriot Act" so Obama isn`t some sort of champion of freedom. Also the whole mess with Bin Laden could have ended in the mid 90`s if Clinton "took him out" when he was offered up. It`s debatable that the whole 9/11 happened because of Clinton was chasing chubby interns instead of connecting dots of terrorism. 

Senior Contributor

Re: Constructive Criticism of Obama

Don, you say "A hate campaign without equal" refering to Repubs treatment of Obama.  Perhaps you have forgotten the way Palin has been treated by Dems and their accomplices in the press?  It might have slipped your mind that there were those on the left that advocated the killing of G.W. Bush while he was president.  I'm sure each person and their backers feel they were treated the worse. 


I agree with you that Repub members of Congress have pretty much refused to work with Obama and Dems and have been for the most part the party of no.  However I still don't buy into all the racist claims constantly being tossed about.  I would guess that less then 10% of those opposed to Obama are opposing him because of his race.  Almost every day new Congressional Dems are coming out against Obama's plan to raise taxes on the wealthy either because they really do believe it would not be wise to do so at this time or because they believe they stand a better chance of winning re-election by opposing the tax hikes.   Are these Dems racist as well?


GTO, with a quick Google search I found one web site claiming, "Now in 2009, Obama has presided over the most job losses in a single year since 1940." 


Re: Constructive Criticism of Obama

Tough to keep all those balls in the air.