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    Re: Five years in, Obama and Bush poll numbers nearly identical

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    The best indicator will be where this country will be when Obama leaves office. GWB took a country with a budget surplus and drove this country to the brink of economic and moral bankruptcy. Obama took over a country in a mess...and hopefully he won't leave it in a mess....time will tell.
    5 years is plenty of time to tell.
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    Re: Five years in, Obama and Bush poll numbers nearly identical

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    or at least would be had that particular CIC not opted to invade Iraq.
    I'd say that's what makes them even.

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    Re: Five years in, Obama and Bush poll numbers nearly identical

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    or at least would be had that particular CIC not opted to invade Iraq.
    With the approval of Congress and all the major political players of the day.

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    Re: Five years in, Obama and Bush poll numbers nearly identical

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    With the approval of Congress and all the major political players of the day.
    If he'd done it without their approval, then his rating would have been even lower.
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    Re: Five years in, Obama and Bush poll numbers nearly identical

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    If he'd done it without their approval, then his rating would have been even lower.
    Perhaps. But Obama received no such approval for bombing Libya. And despite drawing a red line in Syria, or not investigating Benghazi, he still has his admirers. Obviously there is more at play here than just receiving Congressional approval. The Democrats have turned on the leadership of their own country and run away from the responsibilities of their own decision on Iraq. They were all for it before they were against it.

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    Re: Five years in, Obama and Bush poll numbers nearly identical

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Perhaps. But Obama received no such approval for bombing Libya. And despite drawing a red line in Syria, or not investigating Benghazi, he still has his admirers. Obviously there is more at play here than just receiving Congressional approval. The Democrats have turned on the leadership of their own country and run away from the responsibilities of their own decision on Iraq. They were all for it before they were against it.
    Where are you getting the idea that there was "no investigation" of Benghazi?
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    Re: Five years in, Obama and Bush poll numbers nearly identical

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    And that has happened quite a few times in this nation's history.

    Maybe we should do away with elections and start selecting our leaders with a lottery.
    If well constucted, it would certainly be fair.

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    Re: Five years in, Obama and Bush poll numbers nearly identical

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    more revision--why didn't it pop until just before GWB left ?
    You are talking about the second wave. To understand what happened it is the first one we have to concentrate on.

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    Re: Five years in, Obama and Bush poll numbers nearly identical

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    With the approval of Congress and all the major political players of the day.
    By the time that all happened it was the right thing to do. But we never should have so badly out maneuvered by Germany, France and Russia that invasion became necessary.

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    Re: Five years in, Obama and Bush poll numbers nearly identical

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Where are you getting the idea that there was "no investigation" of Benghazi?
    Oh so you feel there has been? Where is the link please for the results of this thorough investigation??

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