Re: Quit picking on Obama……Apr 13th, 2009
Another proverb would have been more appropriate then, just as it would be now:
"There is none so blind as he who will not see".
That was pathetic and hilarious at the same time. Gore couldn't even carry his home state!
EagleSamck, pointing out past triumphs by Republicans (implying how Republicans are the good guys and how Democrats are the spawn of the Devil) is childish and pointless. I am sure Democrats can point to as many election triumphs as Republicans, including the ones in 2006 and 2008.
The fact that Bush won did not mean that he was the representative of God (as religious right thinks) and that Gore was a spawn of the Devil (as Republicans think).
It was just an election, which Bush won
(many Democrats say it was handed to him by Supreme Court).
Democrats have won many other elections, so have Republicans.
As I said, it is childish to point to past Republican triumphs.
And Liberals like yourself JP are Obama Worshippers. He can do no wrong and you adore him and worship at the Obama Temple.
Yes and I said I am not a Republican yet you say I am so there you go Obama Lover.
RanchHand, the reason there was so much rancor with Bush is that Democrats feel, rightly or wrongly, that Bush stole the 2000 election. Gore got more votes than Bush; the recount in Florida was under way.
Then the Republican majority on Supreme Court ordered the recount stopped, effectively giving the election to another Republican, Bush. The vote was 5 to 4, All Republican justices voting one way, all Democratic justices voting the other.
The Democrats on the other hand, never forgave Bush for stealing the election. And this included Democratic voters as well, not just Democratic politicians. Also, Bush was not interested in bipartisanship. He, along with Carl Rowe decided to become the President of 50%+1 people from day one. Indeed, that was the strategy of Carl Rowe, divide and conquer. His strategy was to keep 50%+1 Americans happy and hang the rest.
And it worked; Bush won in 2004 by a narrow margin. So neither Bush nor the Democrats were interested in reaching across the isle. Whatever rancor was there, I think Bush was largely responsible for that, with his antics.
With Obama, it is different. He won the election convincingly, struck a bipartisan note right from the beginning, he kept some Bush appointees on, included some Republicans in his cabinet. So it is only the rabid right wingers who have a visceral hatred for him, the rest of the American electorate is willing to wait and see how he performs.
Although you think Obama is and Liberals like you DID call Bush the devil MANY times.
Sorry EagleSmack, but I have never called Bush a Devil; show me even one post of mine where I did that. And why would I? What kind of insult is calling somebody a Devil, when Devil doesn’t even exist? That would be like calling somebody an Easter Bunny as a term of insult.
Coming from the one who spouts off on past Democrat triumphs... real or imagined (1998... remember?)... I find that QUITE entertaining to read.
You may find it entertaining, but evidently you don’t remember it all that well, because I never said it was a good year for Democrats..
In these forums you haven’t had a good word to say about any Democrats (least of all Obama), you have had nothing but praises for Republicans.
Anybody can say that they don’t belong to a particular party;
I suppose that sounds more respectable than to admit that you belong to a party.
And for all I know, you may not be a card carrying member of the Republican Party. However, you come across as very much a conservative from all you write.
Combine this with the fact that you have never had a good word to say about Obama (except perhaps a vague wish that he succeeds),
makes me conclude that you indeed are a Republican, even though you deny it.
On the other hand, I have said many times that I don’t think much of Obama; he is too conservative for me. I have even outlined issues where I disagree with him (abortion, gay marriage, universal health care etc.).
So if you want to consider me an Obama lover, that is your right. However, my conclusion that you are a Republican (or at least a Republican supporter) is based upon facts,
while your conclusion that I am an Obama lover is based upon bias, nothing else, no facts.
Let us see what Bush gave USA (and rest of the world)
Dot com meltdown
2001 – 2002 economic slowdown, deep recession (NASDAQ crashed from 5500 to 1100).
Fiasco of Katrina aftermath (for which a majority of Americans blame Bush)
The worst economic meltdown since the great depression (it may well rival the Great depression, the jury is still out).
No he didn’t. A few months after he came to office, just before 9/11, his approval rating was down to 40 %.