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Old 09-15-2008, 03:39 PM   #31
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He's ruined our economy.
...and our reputation with the rest of the world, strectched the military to the breaking point where we could not react militarily if necessary, our standing with the U.N., made the citizens of this country fear for their homes, money, and lives, made a laughing stock out of our principals by approving torture....


and has still NOT CAUGHT bin laden.
is anyone even looking for him anymore?
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Old 09-15-2008, 04:02 PM   #32
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Bin Laden is not in Afghanistan and is probably hidden quite safe in Pakistan. Clinton could have killed him but chickened out. It's probably too late to catch him now.

You shouldn't care about "reputation" in the world because if the U.S. does do something good for itself other envious countries won't approve. If Russia, Iran, N. Korea, Venezuela, and China don't like the U.S. that's a good thing. The only U.S. they like is a weak U.S. so they can bully their neighbors.

Trust me. I'm a Canadian. Canadians are envious of the U.S. just like Europe is. U.K. is the closest thing to a friend. If America renews itself people will still hate them, and maybe even more.

America will eventually have to leave Iraq when they can and if they do a surge in Afghanistan then they will have to leave soon after that or else it will be too expensive. The U.S. then needs to stop promising new government spending and start cutting spending so the deficit will be in balance sometime this century. Raising taxes won't be a solution because unemployment will rise even faster than it already is.

The debt in the U.S. is so big and China owns a lot of it. If the Chinese think the U.S. interest rates are too low they could try and sell the bonds and the U.S. will have to either print tons of money leading the currency to a free fall or they will have to raise taxes screwing the economy.

Better start saving money NOW Americans!!!!!!
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Old 09-15-2008, 06:07 PM   #33
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Trust me. I'm a Canadian. Canadians are envious of the U.S.
Really? And what's your basis for believing that?

20 or 30 years ago, definitely. 10 years ago, yeah, probably. But not now.
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Old 09-15-2008, 06:37 PM   #34
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Trust me. I'm a Canadian. Canadians are envious of the U.S. just like Europe is. U.K. is the closest thing to a friend.
What, you polled all 30 million?

I've benefited from the American economy, I've worked in the US in one of the greatest cities in the world - still absolutely no envy on my part, sorry.

For the record, I also lived in the EU.
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Old 09-15-2008, 06:41 PM   #35
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What, you polled all 30 million?

I've benefited from the American economy, I've worked in the US in one of the greatest cities in the world - still absolutely no envy on my part, sorry.

For the record, I also lived in the EU.


admit it.

you wish you lived in a country that won more gold medals than Michael Phelps.
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Old 09-15-2008, 06:45 PM   #36
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BTW, that article is from 2005.

It does not include the disasterous handeling of Hurricane Katrina, the housing crash, Wall Street plunges, the price of oil, inflation, the jobless rate, his approval rating, or the fact that I personally don't like him.
You know, minus Katrina, the stuff that's happened since Democrat's took back control of Congress Jan 07.
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Old 09-15-2008, 06:55 PM   #37
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Any fool who blames the Democratic Congress while simultaneously supporting George W. Bush is just that, a fool.

The only way it makes sense to be frustrated with the Democratic Congress is if you are against Bush and are frustrated that they haven't done anything to stop his policies.
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Old 09-15-2008, 06:57 PM   #38
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Didn't Bush trade Sammy Sosa?
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Old 09-15-2008, 07:30 PM   #39
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The only way it makes sense to be frustrated with the Democratic Congress is if you are against Bush and are frustrated that they haven't done anything to stop his policies.
For one, Bush mainly rules by fiat these days, through his liberal and likely illegal use of signing statements. Secondly, there's not too much the Democratic Congress can do, considering that the GOP filibusters nearly everything in the Senate.

Frankly, it really doesn't make any sense to blame the Democrats here.
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Old 09-15-2008, 08:02 PM   #40
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Please.
Anyone who wants to blame the democrats is dillusional.

Bush came into office with a $230 billion surplus. President Clinton announces another record budget surplus - September 27, 2000

By 2006 the debt was $8 trillion Federal Budget Spending and the National Debt

Yeah, it's their fault.
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Remember when Bush nearly died choking on a peanut?


For a second, there was some morbid pleasure in thinking "What if....?" But then the reality of a President Cheney sunk in and I was glad Bushie spat that sucker out.
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It wasn't a peanut, it was a pretzel (or Bretzel, like we call 'em in evil Germany).
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It wasn't a peanut, it was a pretzel (or Bretzel, like we call 'em in evil Germany).
That's right!
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You know, minus Katrina, the stuff that's happened since Democrat's took back control of Congress Jan 07.


i would add that since the Democrats took over, and since Rumsfeld was sacked, Bush's foreign policy since January '07 has been a dramatic improvement.

the bloodthirst and vicarious thrills of empire have been swept into history.
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Old 09-17-2008, 01:54 AM   #45
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i would add that since the Democrats took over, and since Rumsfeld was sacked, Bush's foreign policy since January '07 has been a dramatic improvement.
This is why I usually vote opposite parties for Congressional and Presidential races. Government works best when two parties learn to work together. It sure worked for Clinton in the 90s.
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