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    Bush sure did mess us up - heh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CombatTargeteer View Post
    Bush sure did mess us up - heh?
    Romney's not different enough from Bush to put him in the White House in 2012.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedBlack&Blue View Post
    Romney's not different enough from Bush to put him in the White House in 2012.
    Hopefully he's different enough from Obama, that's what counts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedBlack&Blue View Post
    Romney's not different enough from Bush to put him in the White House in 2012.
    Obama is not different enough from Bush to keep him in the White House in 2012.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FLA4NEB View Post
    Obama is not different enough from Bush to keep him in the White House in 2012.
    This. No Romney either.
    Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us.Bill Watterson, cartoonist, "Calvin and Hobbes"

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    Earth to Democrats: Romney isn't running against Bush, he's running against Obama!

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    Quote Originally Posted by McKinneyTXHusker View Post
    Hopefully he's different enough from Obama, that's what counts.
    I'm guessing a 1yr extension on Bush's tax cuts, and an extension on unemployment about a month before the election will give Obama a 2nd term.

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    I think Obama after four years is different than Bush after four years. All I know is I won't hear Obama saying "Were you better off four years ago?".

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    I thought last week Obama finally realized he wasn't getting anywhere with the blame Bush rhetoric--and started running his campaign against Richard Nixon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedBlack&Blue View Post
    Romney's not different enough from Bush to put him in the White House in 2012.
    Quote Originally Posted by McKinneyTXHusker View Post
    Hopefully he's different enough from Obama, that's what counts.
    Oh SNAP!

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    Obama's idea of a positive campaign is to compare himself to Abraham Lincoln- which he has done. But until he brings out proof that he has killed vampires, he should not go there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by McKinneyTXHusker View Post
    Hopefully he's different enough from Obama, that's what counts.
    You mean different enough to revert to failed policies that helped drive us into this mess?

    Yeah, he's pretty much said so.

    No thanks.

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    Is anyone going to talk about the weak, almost non-existent recovery?

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    Quote Originally Posted by huskrthill View Post
    Is anyone going to talk about the weak, almost non-existent recovery?
    It almost feels like you're rooting for the economy to fail. sad.

    the economy is doing better, albeit at a snail's pace but what do you expect for an economy of our size? things don't happen overnight. multiple straight months of gains is nothing to sneeze at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huskers57 View Post
    It almost feels like you're rooting for the economy to fail. sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedBlack&Blue View Post
    You mean different enough to revert to failed policies that helped drive us into this mess?

    Yeah, he's pretty much said so.

    No thanks.
    Take a look at the chart in the OP again. Obama's definitely been doing the driving, and I don't like the rut he's got us bumping along in with no real recovery in sight.

    Quote Originally Posted by huskrthill View Post
    Is anyone going to talk about the weak, almost non-existent recovery?
    Not the Dems, that's for sure. They're more interested in still talking about Bush, nearly 4 years later. I guess that's your only real option when your guy has the economy staying in the dumps with no signs of real recovery any time soon.

    Quote Originally Posted by Huskers57 View Post
    It almost feels like you're rooting for the economy to fail. sad.

    the economy is doing better, albeit at a snail's pace but what do you expect for an economy of our size? things don't happen overnight. multiple straight months of gains is nothing to sneeze at.
    Again, please look at the chart in the OP and then tell us again that the economy is doing "better." I guess a patient on life support and a respirator is better than a dead one too, but I'd prefer to be healthy - or at least recovering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huskers57 View Post
    It almost feels like you're rooting for the economy to fail. sad.
    It almost feels like you would be the worlds worst mind reader.

    the economy is doing better, albeit at a snail's pace but what do you expect for an economy of our size? things don't happen overnight. multiple straight months of gains is nothing to sneeze at.
    An economy as large and diverse as ours should be able to recover from an economic slump much easier than a small economy that is completely reliant on a small number of sectors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huskrthill View Post
    An economy as large and diverse as ours should be able to recover from an economic slump much easier than a small economy that is completely reliant on a small number of sectors.
    and we're not only reliant on ourselves, it is very much a global economy now.

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    Only 80,000 new jobs were created last month, way below Wall Street expectations. It’s the fourth consecutive monthly disappointment. For a few months last winter, jobs were rising at an average of 225,000 a month. But that has sloped way down to only 75,000. The unemployment rate continues at 8.2 percent, which is the forty-first straight month above 8 percent. The U6 unemployment rate, which includes discouraged workers, is just under 15 percent.

    As voters finalize their election impressions this summer, all of this is bad news for the Chicago incumbent.

    At a campaign stop in Ohio on Friday, Obama actually said we’re still “heading in the right direction.” Is he kidding? As a stagnant GDP drops below 2 percent, employment falters, retail sales decline, and the ISM index for manufacturing drops below 50 (signaling contraction)? No objective observer can deny that the economy is headed in the wrong direction.
    Larry Kudlow, NRO




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