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New Obama Theme: Give Me More Time Because Bush Was Awful

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First, an obligatory flashback:

 
Alright, now take it awayReuters:

In an economic speech on Thursday that could set the tone for months of campaigning, Obama is not likely to unveil new ideas to boost the economy and create new jobs, according to Democrats familiar with the preparations for the address. Instead, he will make the case that he needs four more years to undo the damage left by George W. Bush, his Republican predecessor in the White House, and argue that a President Romney would bring back the weak financial regulation and budget-busting tax cuts of the Bush years. Obama already is making this argument to small groups of supporters.

“The last thing we want to do is return to the very policies that got us into this mess,” he said at a fundraiser in Baltimore on Tuesday. The strategy carries risks for Obama. Too much finger-pointing could diminish his presidential status and lead voters to question whether he is ducking responsibility, analysts say. The strategy defies the widely held view among political analysts that most voters decide whether to fire or re-hire an incumbent president based on his own record. And an overly negative campaign could invite unflattering contrast with the “hope and change” motto that carried Obama to victory in 2008.

 

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  1. Menderman

    June 13th, 2012

    I dunno, but the whole “Bush sucked as bad as I do and you gave him two terms” campaign strategerie smells of desperation.

    it probably works with the left tho….

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  2. Bad Brad

    June 13th, 2012

    Times up fucker, take your mother in law with ya. Don’t let the door hit ya>>>>

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  3. Gina

    June 13th, 2012

    we all know he doesn’t like bush. ;)

    “You know, a year from now, I think people are going to see that we’re starting to make some progress but there is still going to be some pain out there. If I don’t have this done in three years, then there’s going to be a one-term proposition.” – BO

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  4. IOpian

    June 13th, 2012

    I know, it was that damned George Bush and his support of the policy of pressuring banks into making bad loans to poor people to achieve wealth redistribution and social equality that got us into this mess. And Obama ought to know, he represented ACORN in doing just that. Damned Bush and his Harvard MBA.

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  5. Roadmaster

    June 13th, 2012

    Just when I think people CAN’T be so stupid they buy into this crap, and then we have an election here in Tucson.

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  6. Stirrin the B.S.

    June 13th, 2012

    Children don’t accept responsibility for their actions – it’s always some one else’s fault.

    We elected a child to most powerful position in the world once. Moderate libs and independents, do you REALLY want to do it again?

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  7. MADJACK

    June 13th, 2012

    From now on I think I will make my response to anything from the left a four word comment! :mad:

    I HATE FUCKING LIBERALS! :mad:

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  8. NeeNee

    June 13th, 2012

    I have an antique shop business and for the most part, customers are conservatives. The relatively few liberal Dems who wander in and start a political conversation get this:

    “So . . do you think I’m rich?” (they acknowledge, no I’m not). “During the Clinton years when my husband was working fulltime & before we had our antique shop, he had a total of $10,000 per year ripped from his paycheck for federal/state/FICA. And we had one child at home yet. Every year when we filed income tax, we had to pony up an additional $1,000 federal tax in addition to the paycheck deduction. Now within a year of Bush taking office, all of a sudden we start getting a refund. Our lawyer said we were direct beneficiaries of the Bush Tax Cuts.” So I have made the point that tax cuts are not just for the rich.

    Then I go on to say that I have 20% off anything in the shop. “Wow!” they say, “thanks! That’s a great deal.” At that point I reply that’s the principle of tax cuts—they’re like a sale. If I offer discounts, I’m much more likely to have folks buy. Which is why tax cuts work: you make it up in volume.

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  9. Rides A Pale Horse

    June 13th, 2012

    I would LOVE to give that cocksucker more time.

    Like 20 fucking years in Sing Sing.

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  10. Wyatt, Insensitive Jerk

    June 13th, 2012

    May as well resurrect that “Hopey Changey” thing while they’re at it. Nothing else seems particularly exciting.

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  11. moarkdave

    June 14th, 2012

    Bush sucked, I sucked worse, now give me four more years to maybe not suck as much.

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  12. Bad Brad

    June 14th, 2012

    moarkdave: Bush did suck, and Obama is Bush on steroids. Sooner or later the conservatives will need to point this out. He’s expended every Bush policy with the exception of health care, and then the retard decided to strike out on his own.

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  13. Toaster

    June 14th, 2012

    Just let him work out a deal with Putin to be a deputy Komissar. I’m sure the damage he’s done so far would merit a nice little fiefdom.

    Seriously, what a SCOAMF

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  14. Nutjob

    June 14th, 2012

    We need more teachers, firemen and police to make the economy grow by having more underfunded pensions.
    The GOA was trying to stimulate the economy by going on lavish Vegas trips kind of like Obama golfing and the vacations, but the GOP keeps interfering with the liberals recovery plan.
    Likewise we don’t have many turtles here like they do in FLorida to justify a turtle tunnel under the highway, but we could use some deer, possum and raccoon tunnels.
    A few more failed solar companies, and green jobs would help, and while were at it higher taxes wouldn’t hurt that way we could hire more government employees to spend even more money.

    The above should qualify me for an Obama position or at the very least a high paying job that allows me write socialists policies.

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  15. Bad Brad

    June 14th, 2012

    Nutjob. You, like the rest of us already have an Obama position. BENT OVER. I see your drinking again. Good man.

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  16. Bad Brad

    June 14th, 2012

    My favorite political Obama link. You might be offended. Hee Hee.

    http://voices.yahoo.com/image/378769/index.html?cat=9
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  17. Nutjob

    June 14th, 2012

    @Bad Brad,I see your drinking again. Good man.

    Yeah and its only my first one.
    Either way if I was falling down drunk, I or anyone on here for that matter would probably make 10 times as much sense as these yard implements sober.

    and to think these dumb bastards still use the “Bushs fault” line……..shaking my and head and pouring another one.

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  18. Pubert

    June 14th, 2012

    I’m getting sick and danged tired of the constant
    Obama mantra that Bush policies killed the economy.

    The Democrats had the lions share with the Fannie
    Mae/Freddy Mac meltdown. The Republicans kept
    telling them to straighten up and fly right, but
    noooooooooo!! The democrats got downright snotty,
    and said the republicans were paranoid. They
    claimed all was well in the world.

    If anyone should be blamed, it should be Bawney
    Fwank, and his cohorts in crime. And we all know
    he isn’t no Republican, and his name sure isn’t
    Bush.

    Some video material for Barry to reflect on..
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yga7TlsA-1A
    Someone needs to bitch slap Meeks.. Hard..

    “I think that will keep it from imbedding on
    the page if I remember how this is working now..”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RZVw3no2A4
    More for Barry to ponder and reflect on..

    The gifted one’s whiny finger pointing is going
    to bite him in the differential come Nov..
    It’s getting really, really, really old.

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  19. Nutjob

    June 14th, 2012

    @Pubert,
    Whats even more idiotic is the latest Obama Gaffe about Bushs budget spending and economy, when in 2007 and 2008 the democrats had complete control of both houses, the budget and spending.

    At the start of 2007 when the Pelosi and company took over the debt was 8.6 trillion.

    So to say Obama and the democrats only spent 5 trillion is a fallacy and complete utter lie. Its 8 trillion, not 5 trillion like the Goebbel run state news media would have the brain dead to believe. Which means it was upped by 50% under democratic control.

    Which means every man, women, and child in the US was tacked on another $25,806 to what they owe. Or being only 46% of americans pay any taxes another $50,000 + to what every taxpaying american owes toward the debt……..in 5 years mind you…………so the debt doubled under democrats but as usual what do we hear from the state run media………crickets.

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  20. Jarhead Cracka

    June 14th, 2012

    I keep reminding myself that the American voter was wise enough not to reelect Carter in 1980. I just hope enough American voters are that wise in 2012.

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  21. cfm990

    June 14th, 2012

    Two terms to fix Bush’s economy? Under that premise, it’ll take at least six, to fix your phuck up

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  22. DavidD

    June 14th, 2012

    It’s not like this strategy is going to cost him votes with his base–I mean, if his base were going to decide whether to re-hire him based on his record, they would have had to have decided originally to hire him in the first place based on his record; there’s little danger that his base will go against him.

    I just hope that all the other people, who voted for him because it was “historic”, take an objective look at his record this time.

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  23. Bob M.

    June 14th, 2012

    Sooooo… by THAT logic, we get the REST of the CENTURY, to straighten out Obama’s mess?

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  24. BarnabyBoog

    June 14th, 2012

    This Boy Brat called Obobo has no business trying to be POTUS…totally inept, illsuited, and unvetted, hence, illegally sworn in. He will blame his own party, his mamma, his dear old dead daddy (if he can actually identify who that person was), every living or dead Republican, every living or dead conservative, every living or dead caucasian on Earth…. the beat goes on….

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  25. Noelegy

    June 14th, 2012

    I knew it. I knew when he got elected, and that meme started about “undoing 8 years of Bush’s damage” that this would happen, because 4 years was never going to be as long as 8 years, and he would decide that he “deserved” another term because of that.

    By that token, how many terms will Romney need to clean up OBAMA’S destruction?

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  26. Commissar M

    June 14th, 2012

    Obama “logic” in a nut shell:

    If something goes right, it’s all because of me.
    If something goes wrong, it’s all because of Bush.

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  27. joe

    June 14th, 2012

    Four more years for Obama? Boy, you SOL.

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