Another GOP recession bequeathed

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Feels like every Republican in the CSRA has made sure to stop by and tell me there's absolutely no way President Obama will improve the economy President Bush is bequeathing him. And with all of about seven Democrats living in this area - that's a lot of Republicans!

Who can forget the terrible recession and largest budget deficit in history, at the time, President Bush, Sr. left President Clinton to deal with in January 1993? Republicans were positive the economy would not improve under President Clinton, and yet it did. The U.S. had its best economy and lowest unemployment in history under President Clinton.

However, according to my Republican amigos, President Clinton was an impotent duck whose economy benefited solely from measures implemented by Bush, Sr. at the end of his Presidency, the "Dot.Com boom", and a Republican-controlled House of Representatives: nothing else.

Well, so, history seems to have repeated itself under the junior Bush President. President Obama will inherit a terrible recession and the largest budget deficit in history from him. But what if somehow the economy does miraculously improve, rebound, under President Obama? Are my Republican homies already thinking about how he had absolutely nothing to do with the recovery?

How will the Republicans have pushed President Obama and the other Democrats in Washington way over to the side, and single-handedly pulled our once-glorious economy out of the toilet?

Will it have everything to do with measures Bush Jr. is implementing at the end of his presidency? And maybe Bill Gates will invent something to help, too, eh?

Nathan Kirby, Augusta

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Pu239
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Pu239 01/01/09 - 09:06 pm
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If I had to guess, I would

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If I had to guess, I would probably think Al Gore will recant global warming er, climate change, and then invent the internet. Leading to prosperity for all!

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 01/01/09 - 09:51 pm
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Nathan Kirby, it sure is easy

Nathan Kirby, it sure is easy to spot someone that gets their information from NPR and CNN. I didn't spot a single correct comment in your LTE and yet there are many equally uninformed listeners that will agree with you as though you just wrote the gospel. I'm sure you're a wonderful Dem. It's obvious education isn't very important to you. (Sorry for the redundancy).

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GnipGnop 01/02/09 - 02:04 am
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I don't think impotency was

I don't think impotency was ever Clinton's problem. I don't think duck was his problem either.

GACopperhead
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GACopperhead 01/02/09 - 04:36 am
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That's because a Republican

That's because a Republican couldn't spot the truth if it hit him on the head!

_SisterAbdullahX_
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_SisterAbdullahX_ 01/02/09 - 08:12 am
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It's funny to see Obama's

It's funny to see Obama's disciples making excuses for his failure before he even starts.

GACopperhead
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GACopperhead 01/02/09 - 08:56 am
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PT, it's easy to spot someone

PT, it's easy to spot someone who gets his misinformation spoonfed to him by Rush, et al, also.Who's making excuses, abdullah? Repubs have made a heck of a lot about Bush!

Bizarro
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Bizarro 01/02/09 - 09:17 am
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People who see things purely

People who see things purely as Rep or Dem are binary thinkers-just above a slime mold in intellect. Further to give success or failure of an economy to one man-the Prez is infantile. FDR didn't pull the U.S. out of a depression WWII did. If the Prez or Congress did have such power why is our economy in the dumper, and it would be naive to believe Congress, Obama or any man will "save" our economy. It just doesn't work that way.

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I4PUTT 01/02/09 - 09:29 am
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Republicans versus

Republicans versus Democrats....what has it gotten us? I'm 57 years old and have been a die hard Republican all my life. Unfortunately neither party is what it has always claimed to be. There is too much power & money available to dishonest politicians now. We need term limits now. We need quicker remedies for those in office who are suspected of crimes. We need stiffer penalties for those who betray public trust. All of these should come with enormous monetary fines as that seems to be the ultimate goal of most wrong doers.

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willistontownsc 01/02/09 - 10:16 am
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Copperhead, the reason why

Copperhead, the reason why Republicans can't see the truth is because the truth hits them from behind when they least expect it.

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gcap 01/02/09 - 11:08 am
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Putt, you've hit the nail on

Putt, you've hit the nail on the head. Someone needs to hit politicians on the head too. And GACopperhead, letterwriter Kirby, and a long list of people who think THEY have the answers but spend their energy blaming others. Want to play the blame game? Why did the economy go bad only AFTER Congress went Democratic? Why did we lose 50,000 in Vietnam, mostly under Democratic "leadership" and lost? Why only 4,000 in seven years under Republicans while giving freedom to millions in Iraq who'd only known dictatorship? Why did we take the problems in Africa seriously only under Republican leadership? Why not tell it like it is?

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HotFoot 01/02/09 - 11:09 am
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Sister Abdullah, it's funny

Sister Abdullah, it's funny to see Obama's detractors claiming failure before he even starts. Actually, it's not funny at all. And PT, you're a piece of work, so smugly calling people uneducated when you don't agree with them, lambasting NPR and CNN...ad nauseum. If you're so friggin educated, why do you use the ungrammatical construction "Democrat" as an adjective?

Bizarro
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Bizarro 01/02/09 - 12:02 pm
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Good (post) Putt-a hole in

Good (post) Putt-a hole in one. The other posts are just " a " holes. heekheekheek

_SisterAbdullahX_
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_SisterAbdullahX_ 01/02/09 - 01:10 pm
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midwesterntransplant....show

midwesterntransplant....show me an example of someone who has claimed failure.

shamrock
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shamrock 01/02/09 - 01:29 pm
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I'm willing to give O. a fair

I'm willing to give O. a fair chance ... the same fair chance everyone gave W. The first mistake he makes, lower the boom on him and follow it with lies during his entire time in office.

_SisterAbdullahX_
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_SisterAbdullahX_ 01/02/09 - 01:48 pm
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"Democrat Party" has been

"Democrat Party" has been used from time to time by opponents of the Democratic Party and sometimes by others. The earliest knows use of the term, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, was by a London stock market analyst, who wrote "Whether a little farmer from South Carolina named Tillman is going to rule the Democrat Party in America - yet it is this, and not output, on which the proximate value of silver depends" the term was also used by Herbert Hoover in 1932 , and in the late 30's by Republicans who used it to criticize Democratic big city machines run by powerful bosses in what they considered undemocratic fashion. ---------Just a little bit for you to chew on, midwesterntransplant. A few examples of "educated" people using the word "Democrat" as an adjective.

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JohnQPublic 01/02/09 - 01:48 pm
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The GOP has dropped off a bag

The GOP has dropped off a bag of poop set on fire at the front door to the White House and Obama hasn't even moved in yet. To top it off, y'all are all lurking in the bushes to watch if he stomps on it to put the fire out! Problem is you're leaving a trail after stomping on the two bags left on YOUR front porch; one from Bush, the other from Cheney.

_SisterAbdullahX_
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_SisterAbdullahX_ 01/02/09 - 01:50 pm
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Just above this post is one

Just above this post is one where someone comes up with excuses for Obama's ineffectiveness before he even takes office. Is he qualified to do the job or not? If he can't handle what's left for him....then you should have elected someone who can. At least give him a chance to try before you make up reasons for failure.

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patriciathomas 01/02/09 - 02:10 pm
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confused midwest, Democrat is

confused midwest, Democrat is an adjective like any other insult. It's also an adverb and a noun. It depends on how it's used. Some Democrats like to add ic to the end of the word, I like to add it before.

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CH 01/02/09 - 02:28 pm
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Gee Nate, isn't it such a

Gee Nate, isn't it such a coincidence that the good economy that occured during the Clinton Administration did so while Republicans controlled congress, just like the economy took a nose dive when the Dimmycrats took back control in 2006? If you believe that is just a coincidence, I've got some oceanfront property in North Dakota I'll sell ya...cheap! Congress controlls spending in our goverment. True, a president can veto spending bills, but then he gets the blame when the wheels of government grind to a halt, not congress. Sad but true. But then, Nathan Kirby seems to not be interested in anything as unpleasant as the truth. As far as Obammy being sabatoged by Republicans in congress, last time I checked the election results, Dimmycrats have a clear majority. I guess they are already looking for scapegoats in case Obammy falls on his face. Now, the monkey is on their back. I'm loving it!

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jack 01/02/09 - 03:35 pm
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Mr Kirby, you are the typical

Mr Kirby, you are the typical DIMocRAT who leaves out pertinent points to try and bash the Republicans/Bush. Seems you forgot to mention that Bush 43 and the Republican Congress pulled us out of the recession that was left when Cliton's dot com bubble busted. BTW, it was the Republiocan Conmgress that stuffed the first balanced budget in 40 years down BJ Cliton's throat.

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HotFoot 01/02/09 - 03:37 pm
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Sister A, you wrote, "It's

Sister A, you wrote, "It's funny to see Obama's disciples making excuses for his failure before he even starts". So you're the one saying he's failed. Read your sentence again. If that's not how you meant it, rewrite it.

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Farful 01/02/09 - 03:37 pm
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Nathan, there was actually

Nathan, there was actually another Bill who was more responsible for the boom in the 90's....Bill Gates

HotFoot
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HotFoot 01/02/09 - 03:39 pm
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Also, Sister A, as PT notes,

Also, Sister A, as PT notes, it's used as an insult by people who are more keen to make their point than to use the language properly. Educated, my A.

_SisterAbdullahX_
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_SisterAbdullahX_ 01/02/09 - 03:43 pm
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midwesterntransplant....forgi

midwesterntransplant....forgive me "it's funny to see Obama's desciples making excuses for his failure before he even has a chance to take office." If you think I'm implying failure, then you have a poor grasp of English. My implication is that people are making excuses for a failure before he has even had a chance to have one. I'll use smaller words next time if you you need me to. Personally, I hope he does a great job. Unlike most Democrats, I hope for the good of the country, not the good of the party. Now please diagram the sentence "Educated, my A." Be sure to explain the comma. Don't throw stones in a glass house.

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mable8 01/02/09 - 04:07 pm
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Nathan Kirby: Obama is no

Nathan Kirby: Obama is no Bill Clinton, therefore he lacks Clinton's expertise in running a government. He has had to appoint those who do know about government in order to cover up his own ignorance. The democratic party of today bears no resemblance of the democratic party of Clinton's era; they have resorted to nothing more than mud-slinging, arrogant, fools who are only in politics to fatten their own wallet--haven't heard one democrat say that the government is OF THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE lately, yet plenty of republicans have said as much.

Farful
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Farful 01/02/09 - 05:48 pm
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We can only hope that Obama

We can only hope that Obama is no Bill Clinton.....impeached for having sex with the intern.

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KSL 01/02/09 - 05:52 pm
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Impeached for lying to the

Impeached for lying to the Grand Jury.

Farful
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Farful 01/02/09 - 06:26 pm
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You're right, ksi. How

You're right, ksi. How could I have forgotten ? Bottom line is Clinton is and was an alley cat.

KSL
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KSL 01/02/09 - 06:55 pm
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You are definitely right

You are definitely right about that. "Is" is probably more correct.

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fd1962 01/02/09 - 07:15 pm
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Example? Still nearly three

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Example? Still nearly three weeks to the inaguration, and Fox News has already declared the Obama presidency a failure.

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