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Old 04-25-2013, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Area 51.5
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The numbers I saw this morning showed W ahead of 0bama. By about 3 or 4 points. He was tied with Carter at 59%. That's scary. !!!

But 0bama was at something like 55%. Clinton was 71% as I recall. That's good job vs. bad job.

Most people being polled in these things don't have a clue who Carter was. They were toddlers or not even born yet when he was in office. I actually voted for him the first time. He seemed like a breath of fresh air.
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:26 AM
 
Location: The land where cats rule
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Just as soon as obama is gone I'll have a rosy feeling. BUT, the whole country will have to suffer for years as we rename everything in his honor. And I'm sure there must be room left on the Black Hills monument to get his face in.
Wouldn't they have to change the name of the Black Hills in that case or it would be a racial slur?
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:45 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Almost as many people (47 percent) approve of how Bush handled his eight years in office as disapprove (50 percent), according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. That’s the highest approval rating for Bush since December 2005.

George W. Bush

Look for Bush's popularity to continue to increase and for him to take an active roll in campaigning for Republicans.

You heard it here first.
When America was in complete economic chaos in the Fall of 2008 ... Republicans were running away from Bush as fast as they could!

Remember the election of 2008 when no Republican candidate wanted to associate themself with Bush?

The stock market was in a freefall crash and losing 500 points a day!

Foreclosures were everywhere!

Banks were failing day after day!

Big companies like Circuit City were going bankrupt and closing business forever!

Hundreds of thousands of employees were being laid off each month, causing unemployment to skyrocket!

And now that Obama has restored our economy, the stock market has fully recovered and is now at an all-time high, unemployment has dropped from 10% back down to 7.6%, suddenly Republicans aren't as mad at Bush as they were in 2008?

My how quickly Republicans forget the past!
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Old 04-25-2013, 01:00 PM
 
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Oh, Bush learned alright.

Hundreds of billions to his defense contractor buddies ...or did you forget that little nugget?
Nice claim. How about some facts. Do you know ANYTHING about gov't contracting?

If you are referring to Halliburton did you complain when Clinton awarded them their FIRST no-bid contract?
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Old 04-25-2013, 01:04 PM
 
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The way I see it, Obama is to the Republicans what Bush was to the Democrats. Democrats love to paint Bush as some arch nemesis while I've seen Republicans do the same exact thing to Obama since 2008. The difference here is, it's mostly Democrats who write the history books, so look for the history books and teachers to always look favorably upon Obama more than Bush.
Agreed. Just look how they still adore Bill Clinton even after lying on national TV to all of America and having his law license suspended after his conviction of lying in court. To the , he is still their hero.
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Old 04-25-2013, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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Agreed. Just look how they still adore Bill Clinton even after lying on national TV to all of America and having his law license suspended after his conviction of lying in court. To the , he is still their hero.
When Bill Clinton was impeached his approval rating was 73 percent -- not only among Democrats, but overall.

Poll: Clinton's approval rating up in wake of impeachment
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Old 04-25-2013, 01:13 PM
 
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I met him in person, and even though I will never stop being furious over what No Child Left Behind has done to education, I couldn't help but to like the guy. He was so genuinely nice and when he talked to you, even if you were disagreeing with him, he made you feel like he really respected your opinion and what you said and felt actually mattered to him. He was gifted at putting a person at ease.
IMO, No Child Left Behind had good intentions, don't forget Bush worked with Ted Kennedy in creating it.

The teaching profession would NOT embrace it because the felt it took away their "flexibility" in teaching.
They do NOT want to be told what to do. They also vehemently resisted because they do NOT want to be held accountable.

I believe standards SHOULD be mandatory. Example, to complete the first grade, you HAVE to know the A,B,Cs. To pass the 5th grade you HAVE to know the multiplication tables, etc.
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Old 04-25-2013, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Unfortunately we have 4 years for him to get there and he sure is trying. Though I'm sure Bush approval rating would have gone up if he was giving away food stamps like Obama has been doing.
Don't forget the Obamaphones.
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Old 04-25-2013, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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When America was in complete economic chaos in the Fall of 2008 ... Republicans were running away from Bush as fast as they could!

Remember the election of 2008 when no Republican candidate wanted to associate themself with Bush?

The stock market was in a freefall crash and losing 500 points a day!

Foreclosures were everywhere!

Banks were failing day after day!

Big companies like Circuit City were going bankrupt and closing business forever!

Hundreds of thousands of employees were being laid off each month, causing unemployment to skyrocket!

And now that Obama has restored our economy, the stock market has fully recovered and is now at an all-time high, unemployment has dropped from 10% back down to 7.6%, suddenly Republicans aren't as mad at Bush as they were in 2008?

My how quickly Republicans forget the past!
I've yet to see anyone explain how the 2008 meltdown was Bush's fault.

The US economy is far from restored, and labor participation is at it's lowest in over 30 years.

Plus real unemployment is in excess of 14% and the stock market is a house of cards propped up by trillions of air dollars printed up by the fraudulent Fed.

Obama hasn't done squat to solve any of the real economic crisis.
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Old 04-25-2013, 01:20 PM
 
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When America was in complete economic chaos in the Fall of 2008 ... Republicans were running away from Bush as fast as they could!

Remember the election of 2008 when no Republican candidate wanted to associate themself with Bush?

The stock market was in a freefall crash and losing 500 points a day!

Foreclosures were everywhere!

Banks were failing day after day!

Big companies like Circuit City were going bankrupt and closing business forever!

Hundreds of thousands of employees were being laid off each month, causing unemployment to skyrocket!

And now that Obama has restored our economy, the stock market has fully recovered and is now at an all-time high, unemployment has dropped from 10% back down to 7.6%, suddenly Republicans aren't as mad at Bush as they were in 2008?

My how quickly Republicans forget the past!
"My how quickly Republicans forget the past"

So you base his entire presidency on 1 year? How quicky YOU have forgotten his previews years.

"
Publication: Business Wire
Date: Friday, January 4 2008

More Than 8.3 Million Jobs Created Since August 2003 In Longest Continuous Run Of Job Growth On Record

WASHINGTON -- Today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released new jobs figures - 18,000 jobs created in December. Since August 2003, more than 8.3 million jobs have been created, with more than 1.3 million jobs created throughout 2007. Our economy has now added jobs for 52 straight months - the longest period of uninterrupted job growth on record. The unemployment rate remains low at 5 percent. The U.S. economy benefits from a solid foundation, but we cannot take economic growth for granted and economic indicators have become increasingly mixed. President Bush will continue working with Congress to address the challenges our economy faces and help facilitate long-term economic growth, job growth, and better standards of living for all Americans.

* Real GDP grew at a strong 4.9 percent annual rate in the third quarter of 2007. The economy has now experienced six years of uninterrupted growth, averaging 2.8 percent a year since 2001.

* Real after-tax per capita personal income has risen by 11.7 percent - an average of more than $3,550 per person - since President Bush took office.

* Over the course of this Administration, productivity growth has averaged 2.6 percent per year. This growth is well above average productivity growth in the 1990s, 1980s, and 1970s.


By 2003, Mr. Bush grasped this lesson. In that year, he cut the dividend and capital gains rates to 15 percent each, and the economy responded. In two years, stocks rose 20 percent. In three years, $15 trillion of new wealth was created. The U.S. economy added 8 million new jobs from mid-2003 to early 2007, and the median household increased its wealth by $20,000 in real terms.



But the real jolt for tax-cutting opponents was that the 03 Bush tax cuts also generated a massive increase in federal tax receipts. From 2004 to 2007, federal tax revenues increased by $785 billion, the largest four-year increase in American history. According to the Treasury Department, individual and corporate income tax receipts were up 40 percent in the three years following the Bush tax cuts. And (bonus) the rich paid an even higher percentage of the total tax burden than they had at any time in at least the previous 40 years. This was news to theNew York Times, whose astonished editorial board could only describe the gains as a “surprise


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