Obama Kicks Bush In The Balls

  • swimbikerun

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    Jan 27, 2009 9:03 AM GMT
    A dry, witty analysis of President Obama's (can't believe I'm writing 'President Obama'!) Inaugural speech and the dressing down given to 43.
    The steaming pile of shit handed to Obama is only topped by the clown sitting upon he said pile of shit, he who made it, good ole Bushie.
    Yeah, heck of a job there Bush.

    "As for our common defense, we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals." Barry's like, I'm with Benjamin Franklin on this one bitches, "Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."

    http://suicidegirls.com/news/politics/23523/


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    Jan 27, 2009 3:49 PM GMT
    LMFAO!!!!!
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    Jan 27, 2009 4:03 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]swimbikerun said[/cite]A dry, witty analysis of President Obama's (can't believe I'm writing 'President Obama'!) Inaugural speech and the dressing down given to 43.
    The steaming pile of shit handed to Obama is only topped by the clown sitting upon he said pile of shit, he who made it, good ole Bushie.
    Yeah, heck of a job there Bush.


    dude, are you that naive to think that one man put us in this position? you'd better hold an additional 535 guys in congress just as accoutable, and greedy, myopic CEO's in the corporate world?....especially in the lending market? eyes wide shut.......
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    Jan 27, 2009 5:40 PM GMT
    I saved the image for future use.

    The Bush Legacy lives on. What a mess he left the country in. I can barely watch CNN because of all the bad news.

    I was appalled at Rush Limbaugh and his nut case followers.

    While one person was clearly not responsible, the Religious Right, corporate greed, and the Republicans, without oversight, made a major mess, taking a budget surplus, and booming economy, and turning into the complete mess it is this morning. Shame on them. Bush, as a President, certainly is among the very worst in letting his friends run among, and tossing his friend government dollars at the expense of American lives.

    The lack of oversight of Corporate America, driven by greed, and favors, for the very rich, has left a major mess.

    We have a BIG, BIG, mess to get cleaned up.
  • Rookz

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    Jan 27, 2009 5:49 PM GMT
    There is a big mess to clean up.

    But thanks to our charismatic President Obama, he has given us the enthusiam to work together for our future. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 27, 2009 7:54 PM GMT
    swimbikerun said
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    LOL! I didn't see the manip work done on that pic at first. Very funny! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 27, 2009 9:27 PM GMT
    Mr Obama may well only be remembered for: being the President of the USA, when the shit really hit the fan.......
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    Jan 27, 2009 9:54 PM GMT
    Pattison saidMr Obama may well only be remembered for: being the President of the USA, when the shit really hit the fan.......

    Actually Republican Herbert Hoover had that experience. He was only President for 8 months before the stock market crashed in 1929, after a period of growing instability that began in the previous Republican administration. The Great Depression followed soon after.

    Hoover didn't cause the crash, but his failure to take swift action allowed things to get much worse, when much of the damage might have been averted. Interestingly, one of the principle causes was similar to today's mess:

    A Republican administration that didn't support adequate regulation of the financial sector, in what used to be called "laissez faire" economics. Which allowed Wall Street to spin out of control, unable to regulate itself and resist the lure of new, easy and excessively risky ways to make money in the 1920s.

    History does repeat itself, and that's why Obama is being compared to Democrat Franklin Roosevelt, who inherited the Great Depression disaster from a Republican. Hoover didn't create the financial mess, as Bush did with deregulation, relaxed oversight, and other misguided policies. But Hoover did make things worse. I doubt Obama will do the same, being more in the activist FDR mold, and not cozy in bed with business like Bush.
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    Jan 27, 2009 11:03 PM GMT
    "Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."

    Ben Franklin's quote in the context of the Obama speech has been cited as a swipe at the Bush Administration policies. And those who take glee in this verbal "gotcha" also (as demonstrated in this thread) go on to compare President Obama to FDR... who inherited a demolished economy from Herbert Hoover. FDR -- the same president (and hero of the Democratic Party) who sent American citizens to internment camps during WWII because they were of Japanese heritage.

    The irony and the ignorance are stunning.

    As for the economy, anyone who "blames" Bush and Republicans solely for this economic mess is either ill-informed, delusional, or both. Democrats are also to blame.

    Since 2001, Democrats blocked increased regulation on GSEs (Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac) on at least three different occasions. The GSEs are the source of much of the problem as they not only coerced banks into enforcing CRA to the virtual destruction of our credit markets. And once the credit markets go, so goes the economy.

    Republicans called for increased regulations on the GSEs, but filibuster threats by the once-minority-Senate Democrats and very vociferous opposition in the House (which would brand Republicans as racist and elitist) won the PR war and won the day. Congressional Republicans in both chambers were pussies and should have insisted, but they didn't, even when they were in the majority. Bush should have been more insistent as well -- his biggest fault was not hammering away at this, but I suppose after being crucified by Democrats and the media on daring to suggest Social Security reform (he asked the Democrats for their ideas when they eviscerated him for his... we're still waiting for them), perhaps he figured it would be moot.

    The GSEs had the bright idea to bundle the mortgages into derivative securities that would later be sold carelessly by an all-too-willing cadre of Wall Street whores. Not ALL financial services companies were negligent in this instance -- many remained true to their "suitability" rules and only sold them to certain customers very selectively. The fact of the matter is, there is sufficient regulation on Wall Street that is on the books to thwart the investment side of this debacle -- the problem was the regulators weren't doing due diligence.

    One of the most egregious criminals in this scenario is none other than that mess from my home state, Barney Frank:

    1) As Ranking Member and then Chairman of the House Banking Committee, he repeatedly resisted increased regulations against Fannie and Freddie and essentially chided Republicans for "crying 'wolf.'"

    2) He was sleeping with Herb Moses, a high-ranking official at Fannie Mae at the time... and making policy decisions on the very agency in which his lover worked (conflict of interest anyone?). One of Moses' great responsibilities was the proliferation of mortgage-backed securities in the marketplace (among other things).

    Maxine Waters, another Mensa member from the Democratic Party insisted on more than one occasion there was nothing wrong with the level of scrutiny being applied to sub-prime lending vis-a-vis the wishes of Fannie and Freddie.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/dominic-lawson/dominic-lawson-democrat-fingerprints-are-all-over-the-financial-crisis-949653.html

    In the end, it was Democratic Congressman Artur Davis of Alabama who was brave enough to admit that there was fault on BOTH sides of the aisle, in particular, his fellow Democrats who refused to heed warnings on Fannie and Freddie.

    The emphasis on the Fannie/Freddie issue cannot be overstated. A free market economy grows and it recedes. The economy experienced a healthy amount of growth in the Bush Administration post 9-11. A recession, although undesirable, wouldn't be a surprise -- the economy is typically self-correcting and then it goes on to grow again. Chances are, the economy would have slowed and probably receded somehwat towards the end of the Bush presidency anyway (much like it did at the end of the Clinton presidency); however, it was the simultaneous collapse of the credit markets that made this recession so terrible. If no one is lending money, no one is going to make money.
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    Jan 27, 2009 11:18 PM GMT
    I had to look at that picture again and didn't notice the middle finger 'til the second glance.

    LMAO!!
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    Jan 27, 2009 11:21 PM GMT
    I'm surprised Obama was able to hit such a small target.
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    Jan 28, 2009 12:21 AM GMT
    HAHAHAHA excellent *tents fingers*
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    Jan 28, 2009 1:20 AM GMT
    Sorry guys! But............Hes not the BEST person for the job, hes just the best option you had and by far the best reasion you have had offered to yous by the oligarchy in a very long time.

    But hes just a person, no more, no less.
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    Jan 28, 2009 2:40 AM GMT
    Pattison saidSorry guys! But............Hes not the BEST person for the job, hes just the best option you had and by far the best reasion you have had offered to yous by the oligarchy in a very long time.

    But hes just a person, no more, no less.


    You state in your profile "keep me away from politics"......Amen!
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    Jan 28, 2009 2:53 AM GMT
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    Pattison saidSorry guys! But............Hes not the BEST person for the job, hes just the best option you had and by far the best reasion you have had offered to yous by the oligarchy in a very long time.

    But hes just a person, no more, no less.


    You state in your profile "keep me away from politics"......Amen!

    Amen? Can we have an Hallelujah, brothers!
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    Jan 28, 2009 3:02 AM GMT
    Red_Vespa saidLOL! I didn't see the manip work done on that pic at first. Very funny! icon_biggrin.gif

    I thought you didn't see any humor in Photoshopping. icon_confused.gif
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    Jan 28, 2009 3:06 AM GMT
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    Red_Vespa saidLOL! I didn't see the manip work done on that pic at first. Very funny! icon_biggrin.gif

    I thought you didn't see any humor in Photoshopping. icon_confused.gif

    True, there's a lot I don't like. I made an exception for this one.
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    Jan 28, 2009 9:30 AM GMT
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    sixxfive said
    Pattison saidSorry guys! But............Hes not the BEST person for the job, hes just the best option you had and by far the best reasion you have had offered to yous by the oligarchy in a very long time.

    But hes just a person, no more, no less.


    You state in your profile "keep me away from politics"......Amen!

    Amen? Can we have an Hallelujah, brothers!

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    Jan 29, 2009 4:17 AM GMT
    Swimbikerun !!!! This was great !!!! Oh !!! and don't let these few bushie diehards that insist on pissing on any hopes of "progress" that comes from Obama's administration, keep you from posting more of this cool stuff. this was priceless !!! LOL !!!!