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Old 07-17-2007, 03:40 AM   #76
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There HAVE been terrorist attacks in the U.S since 9/11. Anthrax, anyone? 5 people dead, 17 infected, and we still have no idea who did it.

There's a hilarious parade of "thwarted attacks" that the Bush Administration has trotted out, true. For instance, there's the guy that was going to blowtorch the Brooklyn Bridge to pieces! Of course, he was caught by law enforcement, not the military like Bush attacked Kerry for suggesting in the '04 elections. Better to use the military to attack foreign countries and stop the terrorists there.

So that worked out well.

Let's ignore terrorism though. Are there any Bush Administration successes anyone can point to? I try and look, but I see an Anti-Midas Touch of Failure, that whatever they try and do they inevitably fail horribly. North Korea? Failure. Curbing Iranian influence? Failure. Fiscal responsibility? Failure. Immigration reform? Failure. Privatize Social Security? Failure. I can think of only Medicare and No Child Left Behind, and even those now look sketchy w/ an enormous donut hole in coverage and a terrible unfunded mandate.
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Old 10-31-2008, 10:05 PM   #77
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Not really saying anything new, but a reminder of how UK conservatives don't want anything to do with Bush.

The writer is probably one of the most right wing mainstream commentators in Britain, outside of tabloids.

US can't get rid of George W Bush fast enough - Telegraph

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The Bush that comes out of Stone's film is a fair representation of the real thing: a rather foolish man, eventually (under the influence of God) motivated by the right considerations, but whose many weaknesses of character cause him to make some bad choices of colleagues, and then to allow them to dominate him and use his term of office as an experiment in a new world order.

There is no mention of all the domestic disasters over which the Bush Administration has presided, and which has left its economy the swamp of a disease that has since infected the rest of the world: but then there doesn't need to be. The charge sheet is long enough as it is.

In some ways, the Bush story is a conventional one, and Stone plays it reasonably straight.

The combination of a life of privilege, birth into a dynasty of politicians, an intimidatingly successful father, the ready availability of money, no apparent need to work for a living and a sense of entitlement about political power were the beginning of the corruption of George W. Bush.

He is depicted as having been unemployable save for his father's contacts and his father's money opening doors for him. He could stick at nothing and became a drunk before being born again into Christianity.

With little grasp of any political issue, he was smuggled into politics. With some pretty odd traits of character, he became President, almost by accident.

That defective character drove him to make key appointments from among men who served his father: but then his father was a war hero, an experienced politician, a man of authority. Men who had served him now conspired to make his son serve them.

Also, an interesting, and in my view perceptive comment re Powell:

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The film depicts......Colin Powell as a deeply compromised moral coward.
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Old 10-31-2008, 10:09 PM   #78
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Only thing is, I saw through Bush from a long time back, pretty much from day one.

Why did other conservatives not?
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Old 10-31-2008, 10:28 PM   #79
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Only thing is, I saw through Bush from a long time back, pretty much from day one.

Why did other conservatives not?
Al Gore

John Kerry
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Old 10-31-2008, 11:04 PM   #80
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President Bush will be remembered as a triumphant president who led our country through the most turbulent times in the last 60 years. Who unexpectedly was not told by the previous administration of intelligence that there was going to be terrorist attacks, and guided our nation through our worst national disaster ever. I applaud him for doing his best to resolve and punish those involved, but also solidify relationships with countries who were not before that always get overmentioned.

He also added 8.2 million jobs during his 8 years to the economy. Not bad. Inflation rates dropped. Overall the economy is better than it has ever been and our nation is flourishing. Taxes are low, which is good for all of us. He has reformed many things, gone against his parties will at times, but also done what he believes is best for the American people.

I look at the legacies of Reagan, Carter, Ford. Presidents who were not popular when they were president. They are now cherished and very well respected for the policies they put in place. I think we will see the same for President Bush. We will look in 7 or 8 years after this next president and say, "Wow, he really was right. Thank you."

Wow.
That was a year and a half ago.
I didn't read this whole thread, but man, that is some amazing shit right there.
Solidified relationships with other countries? Are you nuts?
Guided the nation through Katrina? Wow. I think you are nuts.
The sweetest part is your assesment of the economy though. Yep, it really worked out well didn't it?

YourPost=Epic Fail.

Really, is this poster around anymore? Because he/she has got to answer for this kind of display of outright stupidity.
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I think that guy got banned!
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Old 10-31-2008, 11:33 PM   #82
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I think that guy got banned!
You have a good memory! (especially for the fun stuff! )
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Haha thanks! I'd say he deserved the banning for a post like that!
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Haha thanks! I'd say he deserved the banning for a post like that!
Are you actually that contemptuous of peoples right to voice their opinions.
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Are you actually that contemptuous of peoples right to voice their opinions.
Unpopular opinions are best banned.
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Are you actually that contemptuous of peoples right to voice their opinions.
I was kidding about him deserving the banning because of the post.
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I was kidding about him deserving the banning because of the post.
It's a bit late for excuses. You are already on the ban list, on account of your liking for ABBA.
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lol

If I was banned for unpopular opinions on music, I'd be long gone by now.
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Are you actually that contemptuous of peoples right to voice their opinions.
We just like the excitement of people getting banned.

Besides, he was free to voice his opinion. And the board owner was free to boot his butt off the board too. Both used that freedom.
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You are already on the ban list, on account of your liking for ABBA.
Well, then I guess I'm out, too.

Been nice knowing all of you.

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