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  •  Funny, though, that wingnuts always say... (8+ / 0-)

    ...Dems hated Bush so why shouldn't they hate Obama.

    Bush had a 90 percent approval rating after 9/11, so it's demonstrably untrue that Dems never gave him a chance.

    They gave him a big chance -- rallying around him even after he fucked up the Al Qaeda intelligence -- and he wasted it.

    It's sad for the country, really, because it could have been a new era of cooperation, but he chose to listen to Rove and Cheney and follow their divide and conquer philosophy instead.

    Show us your tax returns !!!!!!

    by Bush Bites on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 05:30:38 AM PST

    •  Yeah, I agree. (3+ / 0-)
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      I thought for awhile that he was going to really nail bin Laden.  Then it came out that he outsourced the bin Laden hunt to people who wanted to see bin Laden escape.  I actually meant to include that one in my list when I was thinking about doing this diary last night.

      The struggle of today, is not altogether for today--it is for a vast future also. - Lincoln

      by estamm on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 05:33:24 AM PST

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    •  I never did (10+ / 0-)

      I recognized him the first time he smirked his way onto the national scene.  "Who's your favorite philosopher," they asked him during a GOP primary debate.

      "Jesus Christ," said the guy who bragged and chuckled about his record of capital punishment as governor.

      "We're screwed," said I.

      "We'll be in a war we don't need to fight, people will die," was my argument to all my "They're both the same," Nader friends who wouldn't support Gore and accused me of not following MY principles because I was.  

      As my family mourned and talked on 9-11-01 I told my dad, "Well this is what they needed.  They'll get us into Iraq with this."  

      I knew even as I was crying about the deaths, because of the president in office, the disaster was just starting.  

      I'm not being an "I told you so," really.  It was always just so maddening to see the nightmares unfold as I expected.  It has been a challenging century.  

      When truth is only a matter of opinion, advantage goes to the liars.

      by Sun dog on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 05:50:23 AM PST

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      •  Completely agree. (2+ / 0-)
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        I remember when I first heard that the Rs wanted Bush as their nominee - I laughed out loud. I thought, "How ridiculous!" I thought, "They'd never be that stupid, and he'd never get far enough along in the process anyway."

        I was right only with my first thought: how ridiculous. Didn't know it'd be disastrous as well.

        Being the single intellectual in a village of 1,100 souls ain't much fun, especially when 1,099 of those don't think you're all that smart.--Lucy Marsden

        by Miniaussiefan on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 08:01:24 AM PST

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    •  Some of us who gave Bush high ratings after 911 (1+ / 0-)
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      felt it had nothing to do with him doing even a barely adequate job as President but everything to do with putting up a united front after such a terrible tragedy. If we were under attack, then let the attackers know we were united as one country. Foolish perhaps, but it seemed like the right choice at the time, not show weakness or division.

      The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dreams shall never die. ~ Edward M. (Ted) Kennedy

      by cherie clark on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 09:47:07 AM PST

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