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Old 04-25-2013, 11:20 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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See what happens when a president caves into what the Dems want? Barney Frank was pushing this hard and saying it would work and all was just fine.
Oh please. There is NO WAY that you believe what you just wrote.

Bush: "Right here in America, if you own your own home, you are realizing the American Dream . . . It's in their self-interest when we encourage people to buy homes . . . When I lay out a goal, I mean it . . . To make sure we achieve a more secure America by achieving the goal of 5.5 million new minority homeowners."

Home Ownership and President Bush - YouTube

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Old 04-25-2013, 11:23 PM
 
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It was Bush, Powell, and Rice that wanted to remove Saddam Hussein even before 9/11 and they capitalized on their popularity in 2002-03 to get it approved. That was Bush's ultimate fatal mistake.
The authorization for President Bush to take military action against Iraq did not require the signatures of Colin Powell or Condelezza Rice. However, our current Secretary of State John Kerry has his John Hancock on it, as does the previous holder of that office, Hillary Clinton. Check out the voting record of the current VP as well. If it was such a terrible mistake why does BO keep putting people who thought it was a great idea in such high positions?

PS- you can add current Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to the list of mistake-makers hired by BO.
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:25 PM
 
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As far as blaming Congress for the Iraq War...just embarrassing.
Merely reminding everyone which Congresscritters voted for it.

Nothing to be embarrassed about.
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:28 PM
 
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He would have been even smarter telling the donors to not build the library, and use the money on something else instead.
Such as ..... ?
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:38 PM
 
Location: Flyover Country
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Merely reminding everyone which Congresscritters voted for it.

Nothing to be embarrassed about.
Yea, because it was CONGRESS that pushed for the invasion of Iraq, correct?

The revision of history has worked on alot of people, ALL of them Bush supporters. Thinking people know the truth.
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:45 PM
 
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Yea, because it was CONGRESS that pushed for the invasion of Iraq, correct?

The revision of history has worked on alot of people, ALL of them Bush supporters. Thinking people know the truth.
These Congresscritters V-O-T-E-D for it. There is nothing revisionistic about it.

I don't give our elected representatives passes on their votes. It's sad when people do that, especially to suit their own agendas.
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:41 AM
 
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Oh please. There is NO WAY that you believe what you just wrote.

Bush: "Right here in America, if you own your own home, you are realizing the American Dream . . . It's in their self-interest when we encourage people to buy homes . . . When I lay out a goal, I mean it . . . To make sure we achieve a more secure America by achieving the goal of 5.5 million new minority homeowners."


Home Ownership and President Bush - YouTube
Then one may surmise that you didn't know about the Bush administration warning Congress 17 times about problems within Freddie and Fannie?

What about Frank and other democrats in oversight postitions denying anything was wrong with either of the GSEs when Frank clearly knew it was a lie?
Frank haunted by stance on Fannie, Freddie - The Boston Globe
There is enough blame to go around (all the back to Clinton administration), but those in charge of oversight were primarily democrats and both Frank and Waters were adamant about leaving the GSEs alone.
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:17 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Salisbury, North Carolina artist Robert Toth was asked by the library for one of his Lincoln sculpture busts.

I can see why these are very life like.
Here is one http://www.roberttoth.com/images/linc1.jpg
Here is the other http://www.roberttoth.com/images/linclg.jpg
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:35 AM
 
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Excellent.

The right-wing shills will shamelessly try to rewrite history, but Bush has his fingerprints all over the Great Recession.

As far as blaming Congress for the Iraq War...just embarrassing.

GWB = the worst ever
What policies did Bush create that caused "Great Recession?"

We know Clinton's finger prints are all over it, by the laws and regulations he repealed, but where did Bush cause any of this? And please, don't say it was the Bush tax cuts, or the war, because Obama kept all of those, and Bush wound down the Iraq war.
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Old 04-26-2013, 02:59 PM
 
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You are right in that the housing bubble can be blamed on many people going back several administrations. Greenspan really fueled it in his response to the 2001 recession.

The Iraq debacle though can't be explained away or blame shifted. It was Bush, Powell, and Rice that wanted to remove Saddam Hussein even before 9/11 and they capitalized on their popularity in 2002-03 to get it approved. That was Bush's ultimate fatal mistake.
" It was Bush, Powell, and Rice that wanted to remove Saddam Hussein even before 9/11"

I think you need to rush up on your history.

Clinton SIGNED the order for regime change in Iraq. I do believe he came BEFORE Bush, etal.

It could be said that Clinton gave the order and Bush just carried it out.
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