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  •  How does that possibly matter? (3+ / 0-)
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    divineorder, maryabein, RJDixon74135
    But let's recall that George W. Bush ended up with 27% approval rating.
    Considering that all the big issues that he and his billionaire backers were cemented in stone.

    For example, his tax cuts have almost entirely been made permanent.

    His education policies have if anything been doubled down on by the Obama administration.

    His torture, foreign policy, Gitmo, surveillence, etc policies have also been embraced and if "doubled down on" at least  extended enthusiastically by the Obama administration.

    Similarly, Obama's energy policies are more or less exactly what a third term Bush Administration would have put forward.

    I could go on, but there's really no point.

    About the only issue that I see daylight between the Obama and Bush administrations is Supreme Court nominees - which of course is important.

    But nevertheless, it is just a tad disappointing that that is the only thing to be pro-Obama about.

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