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    One year on, Obama cites struggle with Bush legacy

    MADISON, Wis. (Reuters) - A year after his historic election, President Barack Obama sought to remind Americans on Wednesday the biggest problems he is grappling with -- from the economy to the war in Afghanistan -- are the legacy of his predecessor, George W. Bush.

    With his approval ratings down from once-lofty levels and Tuesday's Democratic election losses raising questions about his political clout, Obama held no special ceremony to mark the anniversary of his election as America's first black president.

    He instead traveled to Wisconsin to appear before a friendly audience in a school gymnasium and promote education as a pillar of his economic recovery efforts.

    Obama was elected on a promise of sweeping change after eight years under Bush, but many Americans are increasingly expressing impatience that his pledge has yet to bear fruit.

    He used the preamble of his speech to insist his administration had indeed had important successes and also to remind Americans of the litany of daunting challenges he inherited when he took office in January.
    One year on, Obama cites struggle with Bush legacy | World | Reuters

    I don't recall one year in Bush whining about Clinton, Clinton whining about Bush, Bush whining about Reagan or Reagan whining about Carter....

    Obama needs to man up, and let go of the Bush Pacifier he's been leaning on. It's not impressing anyone. A Leader leads, inspires and takes on challenges head on, not whine about why it's so tough because of other people.
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    Re: One year on, Obama cites struggle with Bush legacy

    This is even wearing thin with the liberals now. It's becoming more and more pathetic.

    The country, including many in his own party, are recognizing how dangerous Obama's policies are to our future. I think more than a few in his party are starting to question is real intentions.

    History will one day be very kind to Bush. Obama is headed for footnote status, or worse.

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    Re: One year on, Obama cites struggle with Bush legacy

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    One year on, Obama cites struggle with Bush legacy | World | Reuters

    I don't recall one year in Bush whining about Clinton, Clinton whining about Bush, Bush whining about Reagan or Reagan whining about Carter....

    Obama needs to man up, and let go of the Bush Pacifier he's been leaning on. It's not impressing anyone. A Leader leads, inspires and takes on challenges head on, not whine about why it's so tough because of other people.
    sure, bush whined. he said he inherited a recession.

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    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: One year on, Obama cites struggle with Bush legacy

    Bush says he inherited recession - Aug. 7, 2002

    When I took office, our economy was beginning a recession," Bush said in a speech at a Mississippi high school. "Then our economy was hit by terrorists. Then our economy was hit by corporate scandals. But I'm certain of this: We won't let fear undermine our economy and we're not going to let fraud undermine it either."
    whine whine whine whine.

    Inventing the 'Clinton Recession' - BusinessWeek.com- msnbc.com

    Instead of using the accepted start date of March 2001, the CEA announced that the recession really started in the fourth quarter of 2000 a shift that would make it much more credible for the Bush administration to term it the "Clinton Recession." In a subsequent press conference, Mankiw said that the CEA had looked at the available data and "made the call."
    More whine whine.. its all Clintons fault.

    Bush and his cohorts blamed Clinton for everything from 9/11 to the 2008 recession for god sake. The refused to accept blame for anything during the 8 years in office lol.
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    Re: One year on, Obama cites struggle with Bush legacy

    Meh, not surprised. I think politicians try to blame everyone and thing other than themselves. And you'll of course get a lot of people forgiving Obama because "Bush did it". When Bush was in office it was "Clinton did it". It's good to see no one's grown up and demanded any amount of real accountability from government. Yay.
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    Re: One year on, Obama cites struggle with Bush legacy

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    That's a whine in your little mind?
    But I'm certain of this: We won't let fear undermine our economy and we're not going to let fraud undermine it either."
    Looks like Bush is saying "Hey bad things happened, but we're gonna move forward"... yeah know, taking charge...

    Where as Obama blames his LACK of progress on his Agenda on Bush... There is a difference, but you can't see that.

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Inventing the 'Clinton Recession' - BusinessWeek.com- msnbc.com



    More whine whine.. its all Clintons fault.

    Bush and his cohorts blamed Clinton for everything from 9/11 to the 2008 recession for god sake. The refused to accept blame for anything during the 8 years in office lol.
    And this... was not Bush speaking, and is a correction to the start of the economic downturn at the end of 2000/start 2001 being discussed...

    Really, that's all you got son?
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    Re: One year on, Obama cites struggle with Bush legacy

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    One year on, Obama cites struggle with Bush legacy | World | Reuters

    I don't recall one year in Bush whining about Clinton, Clinton whining about Bush, Bush whining about Reagan or Reagan whining about Carter....

    Obama needs to man up, and let go of the Bush Pacifier he's been leaning on. It's not impressing anyone. A Leader leads, inspires and takes on challenges head on, not whine about why it's so tough because of other people.

    You don't remember Bush whining about Clinton?

    Hmmm....wonder why.

    There isn't much to whine about when you inherit a country at peace, strong with allies, and a budget surplus.
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    Re: One year on, Obama cites struggle with Bush legacy

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    History will one day be very kind to Bush.


    Funniest thing I've read in months!!!
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    Re: One year on, Obama cites struggle with Bush legacy

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    Funniest thing I've read in months!!!
    Considering you have such a poor grasp on history, I would imagine you would.

    Nixon, hated at the time, but was later seen as not a monster after emotions were no longer involved. Bush will be treated the same way, the over emotional and irrational hate spewing at him will die off and cooler heads will judge his actions on their merits and History will not have the animosity you and your ilk do. Is that to say he'll be seen later as a Reagan-esque leader of greatness? No, but he certainly will move ahead of where he is now.
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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    Re: One year on, Obama cites struggle with Bush legacy

    Being a recovering Politician and student of History all my life I can assure you without any fear of contradiction that to fight a battle that has long since ended or to fight against history is a lost cause. The prudent thing to do is to look to and propose solutions for the future and you will never be successful in the long run making unrealistic, unfulfillable, or empty promises of change with no logical plans or workable new ideas as Obama has become famous for.
    Obama's tactic has so far been to make a new empty promise the minute the last failed idea comes to light, and it's wearing thin even within his circle of disciples.
    A short study of History will bear this out.

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