Republicans are still trying to fool us

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We as a nation have the ability to listen to what we want to. We also tend to overlook reality to satisfy our own feelings of what we think should be.

In 2006 the Republican Party lost control of government (Congress) because of gross mismanagement of our economy. Two more years of this malfeasance under President Bush almost destroyed us as a nation, after running the first unfunded war in our history, borrowing money for the war from a nation we had called our enemy only a few years before.

Now the same party composed of partners in this mismanagement is doing a song-and-dance that some of us are buying into. Shame on us.

Mike Ferguson

Augusta

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willie7
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willie7 05/05/10 - 11:22 pm
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Thank you Mr. Fergson for the
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Thank you Mr. Fergson for the truth.
Some people in this area don't deal in the truth because
propaganda is feed to them.

usafvet
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usafvet 05/06/10 - 12:31 am
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The republicans lost control

The republicans lost control because of gross mismanagement of the truth. All major news networks successfully launched character assassination of President Bush. President and Laura Bush were of great character and morals and performed better as First Family than any before and certainly better than any since. It is a disgrace to have a person of no qualification, no recorded education, questionable citizenship, basketball/actor wanna be in our White House. More deplorable is his wife, who never found anything positive about our great country, until her muslim reared husband received the party nomination. I hope that enough people have finally seen the change they got, not what they were promised, and have removed the hoodwink, and will join intelligent, patriotic Americans in giving control back to the REPUBLICANS in 2010 and 2012. GOD BLESS AMERICA, OUR TROOPS, AND OUR VETERANS.

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baronvonreich 05/06/10 - 01:18 am
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You have got to be kidding

You have got to be kidding usavet. Bush is not ever gonna be on the all-star team of good presidents. Congress, however, for the past decade has been the ultimate debacle along with the FED. The LTE seems to forget that Congress overwhelmingly authorized the unfunded wars of aggression and the FED's monetary policy is completely out of whack. Republicans and Democrats just rotate dictatorships and have delivered America to this point hand in hand with one another. Both parties are complete failures and there is nothing patriotic or intelligent about them.

No president, specific legislation, or the government in general ruined the country or mismanaged the economy the past few years much worse than has been done for decades, and it has been completely mismanged for a long time. Economic cycles are just that...cyclical and no person or government can control them. American's personal financial management hasn't much more stellar than that of the government. If government spending isn't DRASTICALLY reduced there will be many unfortunate changes in the future dicatated to us by non-Americans. Stop the wars of aggression, secure the borders, stop the foreign aid, stop the corporate and farm subsidies, reform the tax code to stop the credits and deductions and loopholes, kill all convicted violent felons and 2 time felons, phase out Medicare and SS, stop the welfare and make Americans responsible for their actions.

When the horse is racing towards the cliff's edge you had better pull up on its reins.

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lsmith 05/06/10 - 05:56 am
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I'm conservative and don't
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I'm conservative and don't mind saying that George Bush did a terrible job in his second term. Single-handedly took the Republican Party out of power in Washington. But, a lot of presidents do things in their second/final term they would never dare in the first or risk the prospect of being not being re-elected. That being said, Bush was pummeled unmercifully by the media and Hollywood elite. Doesn't excuse his indifference, but surely dulled his sensitivities. He was out of touch.
Now we have Obama who knows no humility, arrogant and of the mindset that he has been ordained to right every perceived wrong in our government. He's revealed 50 years nuclear secrets to our enemies. He's taken it upon himself to alter nuclear policy to his liking taking offensive nuke deployment off the table. Doing everything he can to pave the way to destroy our arsenal and cancelled all development of improved weapon construction.
And let's not forget about his cancellation of our manned space program deferring reliance on the Russians to get us to the space station we spent billions of dollars constructing. He cancelled our next generation rocket program even after we spent 8 billion dollars on it
Then in his infinite wisdom he cancelled the Utah federal nuclear waste repository with no vote from anyone, just to improve Utah Congressman Harry Reid's chances for re-election. Again, over 25 years of construction and science went putting this project together and it survived multiple presidential terms from both democrats and republicans. I guess Obama knows Best!!!
This and more in just his first year of office. It's going to be a bumpy ride from here on out. And if by some miracle he gets re-elected to a second term, the entire culture of our country could be forever changed in ways we cannot even imagine.
It just looks to me like he wants to Weaken us, and for what reason? Is there some long term agenda involved? Is American being systematically dismanted? Were the Russians right 40 years ago, that American would be destroyed from within.
This man deserves every scrutiny we can muster on him.

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carcraft 05/06/10 - 06:07 am
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Congress was ran by

Congress was ran by Democrates during the last two years of Bush and controlled the purse strings...Fannie and Freddie were allowed to push loans, buy the paper, and guarantee unqualified loans because according to Barnie Frank-this was not a problem..Bush was horrible in the debt he ran up, Obama has more than doubled Bush's debt in one year...America will be Greece or even worse Zimbabwe in about 10 years..

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nofanofobama 05/06/10 - 06:13 am
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couple quick points to put

couple quick points to put things into proper perspective**1-the president cant spend a dime without congress approval unless your obama. 2-republicans never had a super majority to ram things thru congress like the dims have now. 3-dims did regain control of congress in part because conservatives and independants punished the republicians for mismangement of the budget by not voting for them.while dims wont do the same or even admit their party mistakes 4-the economics woes we have are directly tied to FRANK, DODD and others who made banks loan money for homes to unqualified buyers.** bush and the regulators tried to blow the whistle and were called.. you quessed it ..RACIST..5-please do not try to re-write history bush wasn't a conservative . 6-to equate whats going on now under obama, massive debt, massive spending and the taking control of the economy which is probably unconstitutional to bush is just plain madding..there is no comparission we are in far worse shape now with the policies of obama than we would have been if we let the economy run its natural course.. to stick your head in the sand and pretend obamas the answer, makes any critisicism of bush unbelievable.

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ConcernedTaxpayer 05/06/10 - 06:17 am
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Baron, I totally agree with

Baron, I totally agree with you about both parties dictatorial policies and the economic cycles. However, I must point out that the root of it all is greed. Greed on the part of the politicians, greed on the part of executives of the large companies, greed on the part of unionized labor, and greed and stupidity of common individuals who over extended themselves in order to keep up with their neighbors. As far as President Bush goes, he made mistakes, but not any worse than many of those that preceded him.

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johnston.cliff 05/06/10 - 06:44 am
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Silly letter. The beginning

Silly letter. The beginning of the second paragraph claims that the Repubs lost control of congress because of mismanagement of the economy, a fair claim, and then blames the Repubs for the way the Dems ran the economy so much worse. CNN has a fine student, but his lack of knowledge is now out there for all to see. What the confused letter writer didn't seem to notice is that the spendthrift politicians were thrown out of office by their constituents. Now the disillusioned Repubs and the swayed moderates (left wing press effort) are realizing that the worst of times under the Repubs were 1,000 time better than the best of times under the socialist Dems. November will solve many of these problems and 2012 will put America in a position to repeal the horrible bills passed into law by our current congress. As a country, we're going to pay a big price for thinking "change" was the same as "change for the better".

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Whyisit01 05/06/10 - 07:07 am
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The Republicans are using

The Republicans are using FEAR to sway votes back to them. The END of the world is near since Obama is president. LOL... Oh they can forget any Latino votes in the next election cycle.

lsmith
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lsmith 05/06/10 - 07:13 am
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In my earlier blog here I
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In my earlier blog here I submit Apologies for typo errors and reference to Harry Reid being from Utah, actually he represents Nevada. The wee hours not a good time for typing.

There is a cartoon circulating around the internet, facebook and emails with a picture of George Bush waving and saying......."DO YOU MISS ME YET"?........Well, all things considered Yes I do!!!

carcraft
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carcraft 05/06/10 - 07:50 am
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Cliff- The Republicans lost

Cliff- The Republicans lost control of congress before the economy got bad. The Repubs lost in 2006- culture of corruption, a series of scandels with the foot tapper, the Repub Homo who sent Emails to a page, ear marks, and the Iraq war hurt the Republicans. All the while the press was bashing Bush and the "corrupt" Republicans running congress. Here is a "report " on 2006 economy.www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/.../AR2007013100422.html This guy is just another uninformed democrate pushing his agenda with little facts to back him up! Many people did not realize that the Democrates controlled congress and the purse strings during Bush's last two years!

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dashiel 05/06/10 - 07:48 am
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The biggest difference

The biggest difference between Prudence Bush and son is that Prudence had sense enough to let Saudi Arabia foot the bill for his lethal fireworks display.

carcraft
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carcraft 05/06/10 - 07:59 am
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We now have the highest

We now have the highest sustained unemployment rate since 1948 when the statistics were kept. If a REPUBLICAN were president we would have nightly stories of people losing homes, reporters would be sitting at the table with a couple about to lose their home and all the tisk tisk tisking about how Republicans only care about big business..The unemployed guy would be saying "Sure the stock market is better but that only helps Wall Street". The bubble headed blonde reporter then would say, "This is life for middle America today, back to you Shep" . Obama got a lot more money from B/P, Goldman Sachs etc than the Repubs did, Democrates are the party of corrupt big business!

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spurge 05/06/10 - 08:25 am
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Mr Ferguson I am not a Rep.

Mr Ferguson I am not a Rep. or Dem. folks call me what they want to. But you wait until the bunch in Washington now get finished with this Country. You and lots of other folks will wish for some Republicans to take over.

Spurge

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Chillen 05/06/10 - 08:41 am
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I completely disagree that

I completely disagree that the Republican party was totally to blame for the economic woes we are facing. The sub-prime mortgage crisis is what sparked the beginning of the end. The responsibility for that lays squarely in the hands of the dems, including but not limited to Clinton & Barney Frank (and Barney's boyfriend at Fannie Mae). Encouraging loans to people who could not afford them was criminal.

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Chillen 05/06/10 - 08:43 am
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On the other hand I

On the other hand I completely agree with the writer on this statement. "Now the same party composed of partners in this mismanagement is doing a song-and-dance that some of us are buying into. Shame on us."

This November and in 2012 we are absolutely going to see a song & dance from the Republicans. I do not trust them one bit. They are going to say exactly what they know we want to hear and then when they get to DC it will be business as usual. Spend and spend and spend.

Consider Johnny Isakson. Now he pretends to be a fiscal conservative but he certainly helped Bush out with pretty much every single spending bill he wanted. Look at Steele, the republican national chairman, he is far from a fiscal conservative.

They plan to fool us all.

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TheFederalist 05/06/10 - 08:48 am
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Mr. Ferguson, you letter is

Mr. Ferguson, you letter is flat out ignorant. The financial malfeasance you speak of under GW is bush league compared to what is going on now. I suppose you are one of those liberals that actually believe that the "Stimulus Bill" was necessary, and saved us from certain doom? Hogwash sir! Well, you will see the USA reverse their terrible mistake starting this November. I pray that the massive damage already done, can be thwarted before we are a bankrupt nation.

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TheFederalist 05/06/10 - 09:01 am
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Oh, btw, almost forgot.

Oh, btw, almost forgot. Please sir, if you can, explain to me why the financial legislation now pending in congress, completely leaves out any regulation whatsoever on the two largest organizations responsible for the subprime mortgage crisis, Freddie/Fanny Mae? Also, please explain, if you can, why Franklin Raines, former Chairman and CEO of Fannie Mae, and his role in this fiasco, is never mentioned in the lamestream media? The man is only one of several, that should be in jail today, instead of enjoying the millions he skimmed illegally, and is currently enjoying, while we taxpayers foot the bill for his malfeasance. Do just a tiny bit of research Mr. Ferguson, and you should be able to see just which side is doing the fooling, and it is absolutely NOT the Republicans.

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GAterp 05/06/10 - 09:11 am
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When are Republican

When are Republican supporters ever going to come to the realization that we cannot finance two wars on the other side of the world with a credit card, and just make the basic minimum monthly payment? This is the sole reason that we are in this financial mess in the first place. The lack of regulation of Wall Street by Ronald Reagan, Bush I & II, Phil Gramm (all cowboys with no financial experience) is the second reason. The Obama stimulus package is for money to be spent in our own country to upgrade our crumbling infrastructure. When are people going to listen and learn. I guess when our grandkids are digging in the mines in China! Remember when you were little and your mom told you to go out in the back yard and dig until you hit China? Well we'll soon be going the other way.

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dichotomy 05/06/10 - 10:37 am
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Well, 17 months of

Well, 17 months of Obama/Pelosi/Reid have proven that there are worse things than George Bush. It's called Communism/Socialism with a dash of Marxism. Never have so few paid the freight for so many through Obama redistribution. You can complain about Bush and an unfunded war but the bill for that will pale beside the cost of Obamacare and Cap and Tax. Not to mention Obama's quadrupling of the deficit and he is still spending like a mad man. I'll take a wayward Republican any day over a Communist redistributor and crazy Pelosi. Bush and the Republicans gave us a blip in the economy. Obama/Pelosi/Reid destroyed the future for young folks, old folks, and those in between. There are only two outcomes from Obama's deficit. 1) We can't pay the bill and become like Greece, Portugal, and Spain. Or 2) Everyone will be paying 70% or more in taxes. Either way Obama has severely lowered the standard of living for all taxPAYERS in this country for the rest of your lifetime. Bush's deficit was manageable. Obama's deficit is not.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 05/06/10 - 10:44 am
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Well, 17 months of

Well, 17 months of Obama/Pelosi/Reid have proven that there are worse things than George Bush. It's called Communism/Socialism with a dash of Marxism. Never have so few paid the freight for so many through Obama redistribution. You can complain about Bush and an unfunded war but the bill for that will pale beside the cost of Obamacare and Cap and Tax. Not to mention Obama's quadrupling of the deficit and he is still spending like a mad man. I'll take a wayward Republican any day over a Communist redistributor and crazy Pelosi. Bush and the Republicans gave us a blip in the economy. Obama/Pelosi/Reid destroyed the future for young folks, old folks, and those in between. There are only two outcomes from Obama's deficit. 1) We can't pay the bill and become like Greece, Portugal, and Spain. Or 2) Everyone will be paying 70% or more in federal taxes. Either way Obama has severely lowered the standard of living for all taxPAYERS in this country for the rest of your lifetime. I know, I know. Obama doesn't care about the taxPAYERS. He is only concerned with the core Democrats; the half that DON'T pay taxes. Bush's deficit was manageable. Obama's deficit is not. The estimated cost of Obamacare alone is wrong by at least a factor of x 4 in the outyears. Every knows it and even the government bureaucrats and some Democrats are starting to admit it. The Democrats don't care. They just wanted to get the program in place and let someone else figure out how to really pay for it. I would say "it will break us" but we are already broke.

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garner49 05/06/10 - 11:14 am
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Another JOKE letter, I'm

Another JOKE letter, I'm sure. Where to you get this stuff? Take the blinders off and get real. I didn't like a lot of what Bush did either; but with a D controlled Congress, he didn't have a lot of pull to do anything. The economy fell due to the housing fiasco of Clinton and Barney Frank; making sure everyone had the "American dream" of owning a house, no matter what - and lowering the qualifications to do so. Many bought a house they could not afford.

It's past time to stop saying that "It's Bush's Fault"... Suck it up and see that the current administration has done far more to harm our economy than the last three presidents combined. With all the hidden agenda's, closed meetings, buying vote's and so much more; I'd say it's that 'other' party that's trying to fool the people.

I heard someone say that the reason we vote Democrat's into office every now-and-then, is to remind us of why we don't more often...

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BCG 05/06/10 - 11:19 am
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Whyisit... We all should have

Whyisit... We all should have FEAR it is warranted. The Republicans are not pushing it on anyone. Fear is a good tool if it is used correctly. Being paralyzed by fear is not a good thing but using it to change what needs to be changed is good.

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rastudd 05/06/10 - 01:29 pm
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You know this letter might

You know this letter might almost be coherent if you replace Republican with Democrat. Don't get me wrong Mr Ferguson, the Republicans in mid decade did there best Democrat impression trying to out Democrat the Democrats. But this regime makes them look like a bunch of rank amateurs.

And you talk about the Republicans using fear. Wasn't it the presidents right hand man Rahm Deadfish Emanuel who said in an interview that you should never let a good crisis go to waste?

GAterp
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GAterp 05/06/10 - 01:33 pm
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The vast majority of the bad

The vast majority of the bad mortgage loans were made during 2004-2007, per today's Wall Street Journal. Who was the President during those years?

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KSL 05/06/10 - 02:18 pm
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Correct, Terp, and if you

Correct, Terp, and if you will do a little research you will find that the Repubs were trying to tighten up the regulations, but the Dems filibustered. (2005). You can't ignore the fact that the Dems continued to thwart reform.

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Chillen 05/06/10 - 02:29 pm
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Barney Frank = Epicenter of

Barney Frank = Epicenter of mortgage crisis/meltdown. This was his baby, fueled by a desire to keep his boyfriend over at Fannie rich with power and money. The last time I checked there was a "D" by Frank's name.

The sub prime loan push began in the late 1990's. Clinton was in office at that time.

Republicans have accountability too because they should have tried to stop it. But honestly, anyone who tried would have been labeled a racist or poor-hater and that would have been political suicide. Political correctness got in the way of common sense.

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55 F-100 05/06/10 - 03:29 pm
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Prezbhojangles started

Prezbhojangles started spending this country into bankruptcy with the ghetto-fabulous inauguration spectacle. If you didn't catch on then.............here's your sign!

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dichotomy 05/06/10 - 03:46 pm
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Think we are trying to fool

Think we are trying to fool you huh. Take a look at Obama's stock market today. That is the world taking a look at government debt, seeing Greece, and saying that will be the U.S. in a few years after Obamacare kicks in. If you support Obama and his spending you do not need the Repbulicans help to be a fool. Get out your helmets and gas masks. There will be rioting in our streets in the foreseeable future. And as for the Obama "recovery".....pretty much wiped out in one week as a result of his spending and quadrupling our deficit.

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wizzardx1 05/06/10 - 04:59 pm
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GAterp,who had pushed acorn

GAterp,who had pushed acorn and sub-prime loans 2000-2006?

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