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Obama won Bush Bingo just before the super bowl.... ding ding ding! Another winner!

Bush Was Right, Says Obama
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Posted on Tuesday, February 09, 2010 9:54:04 AM by Sub-Driver
Bush Was Right, Says Obama 'We're not handling any of these cases any different from the Bush administration.'
By WILLIAM MCGURN
This weekend, Americans were treated to something new: Barack Obama defending his war policies by suggesting they merely continue his predecessor's practices. The defense is illuminating, not least for its implicit recognition that George W. Bush has more credibility on fighting terrorists than does the sitting president.
Mr. Obama's explanation came in an interview with Katie Couric just before the Super Bowl. Ms. Couric asked about trying Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in New York. After listing some of the difficulties, the president offered a startling defense for civilian trials:
"I think that the most important thing for the public to understand," he told Ms. Couric, "is we're not handling any of these cases any different than the Bush administration handled them all through 9/11." Mr. Obama went on to add that "190 folks"—folks presumably just like the mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks—had been tried and convicted in civilian court during Mr. Bush's tenure.
Leave aside, for just a moment, the substance. Far more arresting is that Mr. Obama now defends himself by invoking a man he has spent the past year blaming for al Qaeda's growth. You know—all those Niebuhrian speeches about how America had gone "off course," "shown arrogance and been dismissive," and "made decisions based on fear rather than foresight," thus handing al Qaeda a valuable recruiting tool.
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Obama's reasoning is sound.

You forgot "within the Beltway." at the end of your comment above...
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Al Jeezera blames Bush ....... for succeeding http://english.aljazeera.net/focus/i...518278382.html
Iraq: An example for the region


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Obama's plan
Republicans feared an early exit of US troops would leave Iraqi forces untrained [AFP]
It is fair to say that if Obama would have been president a year earlier than he was, a very different Iraq would have emerged than the one developing today.
In June 2006 and September of 2007, Obama voted to bring US troops home from Iraq. If implemented, Obama's wish would have left the untrained Iraqi military force to deal with the sectarian violence alone.
Iran, Syria and al-Qaeda would have been left unchallenged in their efforts to destabilise Iraq and surely would have successfully fomented a civil war by moving their secret campaign to arm and entice violent factions out into the open.
The deaths of more than 4,300 US soldiers who died defending freedom in Iraq and the tens of thousands of innocent Iraqis killed by the extremists' violence would have been in vain.

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This too must be Bush's fault:

The Interior Department exempted BP's calamitous Gulf of Mexico drilling operation from a detailed environmental impact analysis last year, according to government documents, after three reviews of the area concluded that a massive oil spill was unlikely.
The decision by the department's Minerals Management Service (MMS) to give BP's lease at Deepwater Horizon a "categorical exclusion" from the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) on April 6, 2009 -- and BP's lobbying efforts just 11 days before the explosion to expand those exemptions -- show that neither federal regulators nor the company anticipated an accident of the scale of the one unfolding in the gulf.
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ding, ding, ding:

MMS chief Elizabeth Birnbaum quits post

President Obama has fired the head of the Interior Department's Minerals Management Service, according to the Associated Press.
The news agency, citing unnamed sources, says Obama will announce later today that Elizabeth Birnbaum has been taken off the job. She's been head of the MMS since July 2009.
Her agency, which grants leases to oil companies and monitors offshore drilling, has come under criticism for lax oversight since the BP well explosion in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20.
Update at 12:08 p.m. ET: The AP is now reporting that Birnbaum resigned.
According to the news service, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced Birnbaum's departure at a congressional hearing this morning. She was supposed to be there, but he went in her place.
Salazar told lawmakers, according to the AP account, that Birnbaum resigned "on her own terms and her own volition."
Update at 1:26 p.m. ET: Obama is asked at his news conference whether Birnbaum resigned or was forced out. The president said he doesn't know the circumstances surrounding her departure and notes that Salazar has been answering questions before Congress. Regardless of the circumstances, the president said, he wants "people operating at the highest level" in key federal posts such as MMS director.

Obama says government officials over the years haven't done enough to prepare for a "worst-case scenario." That's why Interior Secretary Ken Salazar already has made reforms to the agencies that oversee drilling, he says. His new commission will examine "from soup to nuts" how the spill happened and what should be done in the future to prevent and respond to crises, he says.
1:25 p.m. ET: Asked whether Minerals Management Service chief Elizabeth Birnbaum was fired or resigned, Obama said he found out about her resignation this morning. He said some of the "corrupt practices" that took place at the agency that oversees drilling took place under his administration's watch, but the problems go back many years.
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McCartney joins the Bush Bingo:

McCartney ended the evening taking a baseless cheap shot at former President George W. Bush.

“After the last eight years, it’s great to have a President who knows what a library is,” McCartney quipped.
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Love the Beatles but like celebrities everywhere they should stay out of politics..wonder if Paul could have gotten into Yale?
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DING! VP Joe "bite me" Biden wins this week's contest:


Big Joe admits failure

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Vice President Joe Biden gave a stark assessment of the economy today, telling an audience of supporters, "there's no possibility to restore 8 million jobs lost in the Great Recession."

Appearing at a fundraiser with Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wisc.) in Milwaukee, the vice president remarked that by the time he and President Obama took office in 2008, the gross domestic product had shrunk and hundreds of thousands of jobs had been lost.

"We inherited a godawful mess," he said, adding there was "no way to regenerate $3 trillion that was lost. Not misplaced, lost."

Claims for jobless benefits fell by the largest number in two months last week, but were still high enough to signal weak job growth. Meanwhile, the Senate on Thursday failed to pass an extension of unemployment benefits.

Biden said today the economy is improving and noted that in the past four quarters, there has been 4 percent growth in the economy. Over the last five months, more than 500,000 private sector jobs were created.

"We know that's not enough," the vice president said.

Last week the White House put out a Recovery and Reinvestment Act update claiming that between 2.2 million and 2.8 million jobs were either saved or created because of the stimulus as of March 2010. In signing the Recovery Act into law on Feb 17, 2009, Mr. Obama said the measure "will create or save 3-and-a-half million jobs over the next two years."
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You might take a look at that second link (unemployment benefit extension) and see who's really screwing people over.
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Create jobs ---- not extended subsidies!! Not that the extension, included in a package of garbage legislation, was the reason that the proposal was shot down.

We need Christie in the Whitehouse. Someone who can afce the raelity that gubmit subsidy is not going to get us out of this mess. THERE IS NO MONEY!!!!

The answer is business --- it creates jobs and TAX revenue.
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Ding! We have a winner this week...

DAVID AXELROD, to a feisty Jake Tapper on ABC's “This Week”: “Our job is to worry about how we get people back to work, how we move this country forward, and if we do our job, the rest will take care of itself. And, remember, … the presidential election is an eternity away. Elections are about choices, though. They're not referendums. And on the other side of the ballot in November will be a party that has an economic theory, and it was tested, and it led to catastrophe. … So people have to decide, do they want to go forward or do they want to go back?



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TAPPER: And the Financial Times reported that a member of the White House recovery board, General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt, in a private dinner recently, quote, "had harsh words for Barack Obama, U.S. president, lamenting what he called a terrible national mood and expressing concern that overregulation in response to the global financial crisis would damp a tepid U.S. economic recovery. 'Business did not like the U.S. president, and the president did not like business,' he said."
Now, I know you reject the notion that the White House and the president is anti-business. But if that -- that perception's out there, and it's having an effect on the business community's willingness to create jobs, is that not a failure of the Obama administration?
AXELROD: Let me -- let's just review history here. When we took office -- no, no, no, this is important.
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the most disturbing thing about the interview was the fact that "when we took office" exposed who is the policy brains of this administration.... and it's not Rahm or Hussein.
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ah election season... will be a lot of fodder for this thread:

this guy STILL can't take responsibility for the past year and a half:

Obama hammers Bush's "disastrous" economic policies
* Republicans doubt that the tactic will work (Updates with fresh Obama quotes)
By Ross Colvin
AUSTIN, Texas, Aug 9 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama attacked the economic policies of his Republican predecessor George W. Bush in Bush's home state on Monday as evidence of the way Republicans would operate if given power in Nov. 2 U.S. congressional elections.
At a fund-raising event for Democrats in Dallas, where Bush now lives, Obama said the former president's "disastrous" policies had driven the U.S. economy into the ground and turned budget surpluses into deficits.
Obama defended his repeated references to Bush's policies, saying they were necessary to remind Americans of the weak economy he inherited from Bush in January 2009.

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On Free Trade:
  • MAY 19, 2009
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Getty Images U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk urged action on trade deals at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington Monday.


Mr. Kirk, in a speech at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Monday, said the administration is "working furiously" to finalize a free-trade pact with Panama, and to push forward on a deal with Colombia. Both agreements had been initiated under the Bush administration but got bogged down after Democrats took control of Congress in 2007.
Mr. Kirk's comments to the chamber, an influential voice for business in Washington that promotes free trade, suggest Mr. Obama hopes to propel the U.S. trade agenda beyond what he inherited from the Bush administration. Mr. Obama voiced skepticism about free trade on the campaign trial but has sought to reposition himself on the issue since taking office
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