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    Re: Is Obama just really Bush II?

    He's been a big disappointment to me. I voted for him and ended up calling him Obusha. His priorities are questionable, he loves to start new, complicated and fairly ineffective programs and between his lack of leadership and courage and a deadlocked Congress comprised of complete imbeciles whose only thoughts go to their benefits an
    d re-election strategies, many good things haven't happened. Obviously, deficits create wealth but you need a better ROI than we have. We're endangering our monetary system because we spend more and more and tax less and less. Eventually, somebody will notice that there are more dollars out there than there are values enough to justify them. This utter absence of interest rates seems weird to me too. Same old GWB financial policies and administrators.

    I really thought he would bring more to the table but it seems he is smart but not wise. Regrettably, we are entering this election with no rational alternatives. These politicians are such a disappointment. Only Paul offers change (for better or worse), Romney is OK, probably be calling him Rombama after a couple of years, Santorum - God forbid (thats humor) Gingrich? Not really.

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    Re: Is Obama just really Bush II?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post


    Not very good. :P
    Exactly!

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    Re: Is Obama just really Bush II?

    He's certainly an improvement over Bush, but not nearly as much of one as I would have liked. There's a lot that Bush did that I would have liked Obama to oppose, but to some degree, a president kinda has to support his predecessors, or else every successive president will spend half their time just undoing what the past ones did. I would have loved to have seen a grand scale attack on a lot of the war on terror, closing of Gitmo, and a real look at the Patriot Act and attempts to get it repealed. Seems like a lot of people can get behind repealing laws that keep poor people healthy, but stopping warrantless surveillance on American citizens? Hell no. He's a moderate in an increasingly un-moderate country. And it would be damn nice to have a real liberal in office.
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    Re: Is Obama just really Bush II?

    Is Obama just really Bush II?

    Yes.

    Except Obama gets the credit for Bin Laden, amongst a mountain of other dead terrorist's corpses, turning the Bush economy around and setting a record pace for oil exploration and production. He improved remarkably our global image. He gets credit for initating health care reform, albeit in it's infant stages, that the voting public called for. He has kept more promises than any politician I recall. He has also set a prime example as to the character of a man that should be residing in the white house. Dedicated father and husband. A professed man of faith.

    Other than that, he is EXACTLY like Bush.
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    Re: Is Obama just really Bush II?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Exactly!

    If only he was more like



    I think you mean,

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    Re: Is Obama just really Bush II?

    Bush never would have ensured that every American had a right to contraceptives. Qute telling about the myth, the man, the legend in office as I hold back the tears of joy knowing that we all gained quite substantially from this administration...
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    Re: Is Obama just really Bush II?

    Quote Originally Posted by Awesome! View Post
    Bush never would have ensured that every American had a right to contraceptives. Qute telling about the myth, the man, the legend in office as I hold back the tears of joy knowing that we all gained quite substantially from this administration...
    You MUST tell me your stock brokers name.

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    Re: Is Obama just really Bush II?

    Obama has governed more moderately on economic issues than what he campaigned on. However, when it comes to civil liberties and foreign policy issues I can barely see a difference between him and Bush. Obama has not made an effort to repeal the Patriot Act did not close Gitmo, allowed the DEA to increase raids on medical marijuana dispensaries in states where it is legal, carry out assassinations on US citizens without due process, continue the wars as Bush would have, deported a record number of illegal immigrants three years in a row, and generally continue the unconstitutional executive power-grabs that his predecessor did. Obama campaigned on change, but I cannot see it.
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    Re: Is Obama just really Bush II?

    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkenAsparagus View Post
    Obama has governed more moderately on economic issues than what he campaigned on. However, when it comes to civil liberties and foreign policy issues I can barely see a difference between him and Bush. Obama has not made an effort to repeal the Patriot Act did not close Gitmo, allowed the DEA to increase raids on medical marijuana dispensaries in states where it is legal, carry out assassinations on US citizens without due process, continue the wars as Bush would have, deported a record number of illegal immigrants three years in a row, and generally continue the unconstitutional executive power-grabs that his predecessor did. Obama campaigned on change, but I cannot see it.
    Yeah but he's got a real nice lay-up and I like his singing.

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    Re: Is Obama just really Bush II?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Yeah but he's got a real nice lay-up and I like his singing.
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    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

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