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Fri Dec 30, 2011, 09:00 AM

The unreal amnesia of Republicans

"Barack Obama has spent like a drunken sailor", they say.

Indeed, the President has spent some money in attempts to keep the economy from sliding into another depression but it's more like he's been sipping on a Miller Lite than drinking like a drunk sailor.

To listen to some of these folks, GWB left this country in good shape and Obama spent us into oblivion. They ignore or forget that the first budget Obama received had a $1.2 trillion dollar deficit, including the TARP bailout of the banks. They forget that Bush said it was necessary to keep the entire world economy from collapsing. Was that just a minor glitch to these folks? Why do they ignore it?

Was the President supposed to take a trillion dollar deficit and bring it to a balance in his first year or in his first term? It should be pointed out that $1 trillion dollars of the present deficit spending belongs to George W Bush and the Republicans. It is unreal. But the criticism of the Republicans toward Barack Obama is totally unfounded. They are out of touch with reality.

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kentuck Dec 2011 OP
Skidmore Dec 2011 #1
kentuck Dec 2011 #5
Fumesucker Dec 2011 #2
kentuck Dec 2011 #4
B Calm Dec 2011 #3
HoldenD Dec 2011 #6
kentuck Dec 2011 #9
B Calm Dec 2011 #10
HoldenD Dec 2011 #11
B Calm Dec 2011 #12
HoldenD Dec 2011 #13
kentuck Dec 2011 #20
SomethingFishy Dec 2011 #22
geckosfeet Dec 2011 #7
Proud Liberal Dem Dec 2011 #8
MedicalAdmin Dec 2011 #14
opihimoimoi Dec 2011 #15
MedicalAdmin Dec 2011 #17
opihimoimoi Dec 2011 #19
MedicalAdmin Dec 2011 #21
madmom Dec 2011 #16
tyne Dec 2011 #18

Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 09:03 AM

1. Sometimes it appears that our

fellow DUers have the same problem.

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 09:10 AM

5. I think some DUers have a problem with...

the fact that he has been sipping on a Miller Lite, instead of doing some serious drinking.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 09:03 AM

2. "We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality."

" And while you're studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors…and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do."

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/17/magazine/17BUSH.html?_r=1&ex=1255665600&en=890a96189e162076&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 09:08 AM

4. Yeah, that quote stuck with me also.

It was about the time that Cheney said that Reagan proved deficits don't matter.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 09:06 AM

3. Is it willful ignorance or stupidity?

 

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 09:13 AM

6. "lite" is an odd way to spell 7.7 trillion

 

But I agree. Or at least, change "unfounded" to "despicably hypocritical".

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Response to HoldenD (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 09:20 AM

9. Where do you get $7.7 trillion dollars?

I think you are off considerably?

I would agree that the deficit has gone up about $1.3 trillion per year that Obama has been in office, but he did not start with a balance budget, as did Bush Jr. You have to take that into consideration to be taken seriously.

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Response to HoldenD (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 09:23 AM

10. Of the 7.7 trillion, how much of that

 

was to pay for Bushes' unpaid wars, 8 years of tax cuts to the wealthy that left this country in shambles, and Bushes' last year in office budget?

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Response to B Calm (Reply #10)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 09:29 AM

11. Directly?

 

I was referring to the 7.77 trillion funnelled directly into the financial industry as reported by bloomberg: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-11-28/secret-fed-loans-undisclosed-to-congress-gave-banks-13-billion-in-income.html

I doubt any of that went to pay for wars.

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Response to HoldenD (Reply #11)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 09:32 AM

12. Did Bush funnel money into the hands of Wall Street?

 

Welcome to DU

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Response to B Calm (Reply #12)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 09:45 AM

13. Secretly or otherwise?

 

Bush's incredible contribution to our current financial situation can't be understated. But, credit where credit is due.

Thanks for the welcome

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Response to HoldenD (Reply #11)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 02:54 PM

20. Thanks for the info..

Bookmarked to read later. I take it that these were "loans" from the Fed?

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Response to kentuck (Reply #20)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 06:23 PM

22. Keep some valium or a fatty around when you read that...

I nearly went through the roof when I read it. We got scammed so bad it's not even funny.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 09:16 AM

7. Clinton left office with a surplus.

The shithead bush son from Texas blew through the surplus in his first year in office, handing it out to his pals.

It went downhill from there.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 09:19 AM

8. I agree 100%

Without even addressing the substance of what any of them say (which is ALWAYS automatically suspect with me), When I hear this junk on hate radio- for the 1/1000th of a second that I manage to listen to it- I find myself screaming at the radio and wanting to put my fist through it (but then I realize that I'm being ridiculous- after all, it's not the radio's fault. It's just the messenger). My body would probably spontaneously combust if I was ever forced to sit a listen to Fox News for a half-hour (maybe less). Nothing to see or hear from Fox News and the right-wing's hate media apparatus but lies, lies, and MORE lies- all while pretending that they are "fair and balanced" and that the rest of the "mainstream media" (despite the volume of proof otherwise) is somehow tilted in favor of "the left".

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 09:48 AM

14. It isn't amnesia and it isn't ignorance. To think that is a mistake.

We are dealing with those for whom winning isn't just important but rather the only thing.

They will use any means to justifythe end they desire. And you would do well to remember that when dealing with them.

They have no moral center and would kill to get what they want.

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Response to MedicalAdmin (Reply #14)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 10:24 AM

15. yup...its all about Domination and Control....tis the GOP Way

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Response to opihimoimoi (Reply #15)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 11:38 AM

17. This isn't limited to the GOP

But it does seem to be more highly concentrated in tue GOP.

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Response to MedicalAdmin (Reply #17)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 01:50 PM

19. about 87.09 % LOL

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Response to opihimoimoi (Reply #19)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 06:20 PM

21. It's what a combat pilot would call ...

A target rich environment.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 10:47 AM

16. Not to mention the bush cabal didn't count the wars in their budget, Obama does.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 01:04 PM

18. Try this...

My righty FB friends aren't aware that TARP was signed before Obama was even elected...remind them.

I've been thinking about starting a "just some facts" posts...maybe three facts at a time. Sure wish this were avaliable from the party. Appears as though they, like Obama, give the American public waaaay to much credit ie: they think that people are aware of simple facts. They're not.

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