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    Re: "Monster" Colorado wildfire rages; Obama plans visit

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    Okay. Still don't see why comparisons are bad when they are relevant.
    If the title of this thread was "Obama worse than Bush regarding natural disasters", then I'd say any comparison between Obama and Bush is relevant. Otherwise, any comparison is only deflection.
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    Re: "Monster" Colorado wildfire rages; Obama plans visit

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    If the title of this thread was "Obama worse than Bush regarding natural disasters", then I'd say any comparison between Obama and Bush is relevant. Otherwise, any comparison is only deflection.
    ... but the point of the thread, apparently, was to rage against how awful President Obama is because he took the time to visit your city and personally pledge federal support for the devastating wildfires....
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    Re: "Monster" Colorado wildfire rages; Obama plans visit

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Great. On top of everything going on here, now we have to deal with Obama. Heck, he'll probably stiff the city on the cost of security...like he has in many other places.

    Obama...do Colorado Springs a favor: Stay away.


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    Re: "Monster" Colorado wildfire rages; Obama plans visit

    Somehow I just knew when I clicked that I'd find a Bush/Katrina vs. Obama/Colorado discussion.

    Carry on. All I want to say is that the tragic Colorado fires haven't received nearly the media coverage that Katrina did.

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    Re: "Monster" Colorado wildfire rages; Obama plans visit

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    ... but the point of the thread, apparently, was to rage against how awful President Obama is because he took the time to visit your city and personally pledge federal support for the devastating wildfires....
    I'm not surprised that you missed the point of this thread...despite my clear statements.
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    Re: "Monster" Colorado wildfire rages; Obama plans visit

    Quote Originally Posted by Van Basten View Post
    The hate is strong with you, clearly.
    Oh?

    What have I said that is hateful?
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    Re: "Monster" Colorado wildfire rages; Obama plans visit

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    Okay. Still don't see why comparisons are bad when they are relevant.
    Please try that in a court of law.

    But your honor, what I did was not as bad as the last guy you had in here, so I should get a pass.

    Does that make sense to you?

    Why is it relevant what Bush did 7 years ago to what Obama is doing now?

    I don't see the connection.

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    Re: "Monster" Colorado wildfire rages; Obama plans visit

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    ... but the point of the thread, apparently, was to rage against how awful President Obama is because he took the time to visit your city and personally pledge federal support for the devastating wildfires....
    So what does that have to do with Bush?

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    Re: "Monster" Colorado wildfire rages; Obama plans visit

    Obama's visit did have an effect. While everyone was distracted by his presence, the burglars went into the evacuated areas. Good thing he showed up.
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    Re: "Monster" Colorado wildfire rages; Obama plans visit

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    I think he SHOULD stay in Washington instead of turning our troubles into a campaign event. We don't need him here. There are rules and procedures for the City to receive Federal assistance. Those rules are being followed and they are working. He adds nothing by coming...except more costs for the City.
    King Barack needs a campaign event so you get the hassle of his presense to tout his "unprecedented" concern. LOL

    His reponse to Texas was quite different: Bastrop County Complex fire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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