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    Re: Who is treated worse, Obama or GW Bush?

    Well besides that, people treat Obama like he is some kind of elitist socialist when really, the guy has far more in common with normal folk than Bush ever did. Bush wasn't even born into normalcy, he's always been that "1%". Bush I think was 100% perception, the whole "I could drink a beer with this guy" thing was really over the top with him.

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    Re: Who is treated worse, Obama or GW Bush?

    Even though I cannot stand Bush? I gotta keep it real and say that Bush is treated far worse
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    Re: Who is treated worse, Obama or GW Bush?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    Really it is about the same, but I think the media and people behind Obama treat him badly for not doing enough or being as forceful as Bush was, Bush because he was to forceful.
    Sorry but the main stream media has been very kind to Obama.
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    Re: Who is treated worse, Obama or GW Bush?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Sorry but the main stream media has been very kind to Obama.
    So far, they have. The non mainstream media has more than made up for them, ranting about his being a Muslim, not born in the US, consorting with terrorists, being a Marxist, the AntiChrist, and so on. Of course, no sane person believes any of that anyway, so, yes, the media has been kind to Obama.

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    Re: Who is treated worse, Obama or GW Bush?

    I suppose you guys are right, however Bush kind of deserved it and set himself up quite a few times, he got about the appropriate treatment that someone should get when they treat a nation like a bull they aren't trying to get bucked off of...

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    Re: Who is treated worse, Obama or GW Bush?

    One thing I do not understand is the huge deal they/media have been making over Obama going on The View. Big frigging deal. Not
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    Re: Who is treated worse, Obama or GW Bush?

    I dunno did the media make a big deal over Bush going on Dr. Phil?

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    Re: Who is treated worse, Obama or GW Bush?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    I dunno did the media make a big deal over Bush going on Dr. Phil?
    Did they? I forget but am sure that got lots of laughs
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    Re: Who is treated worse, Obama or GW Bush?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    The only fair comparison is Bush's first year and a half to Obama's. I think in that case, Obama has been treated worse, but it's one of those really subjective things that it is impossible to be unbiased on.
    One has to recall the election process Bush went under.
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    Re: Who is treated worse, Obama or GW Bush?

    Its hard to really compare.

    You go over all and I'd say as you get into Bush's second term the hatred, vitrial, and anger towards him was greater and more wide spread than Obama's is currently. However its really not too fair to take something built up over 5 or 6 years compared to something built up over a year or two.

    You go equal portions in time and again, its not a fair comparison. I'd say Bush got relatively equal treatment initially. Worse treatment from the media, but also I think a smaller fervant hatred coming from the opposing base. While truther's weren't there yet, you had the always fun "Bush Stole the Presidency" people already cropping up at that point. However you also had 9/11 happened which is an anomoly unlike almost any other, which shifted things greatly for a short time. As such you could compare somewhat Bush to Obama now and say they're relatively on par with perhaps a bit more for Bush, but it'll be difficult to compare "The first two years".

    I'd say while its relatively equal, I would possibly give the nod to Bush. The reason for this is that it was the "Cool" thing to do to hate on, make fun of, or insult Bush so you had people who were rather political ambivilent jumping onto the bandwagon to treat him harshly. The media generally was less favorable of him as a whole which has an affect on many of the non-political active as well. I would perhaps say that the extreme ends of the spectrum, there may be a tad more in Obama's at this point in their Presidencies, but as an overall thing I'd give the nod to Bush.

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