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    72 percent disapproval rating for Bush

    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A new national poll suggests that only a quarter of Americans think things are going well in the country today, while the rest of those questioned are angry, scared and stressed out.


    Two-thirds of those questioned say they're scared about the way things are going in the U.S.

    Seventy-five percent of those surveyed in a CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll released Tuesday said things are going badly in the United States.

    An equal portion of those polled said they are angry about the way things are going. Two-thirds of those questioned said they're scared about the way things are going and three in four said the current conditions in the country are stressing them out.

    "It's scary how many Americans admit they are scared," said Keating Holland, CNN's polling director. "Americans tend to downplay the amount of fear they have when facing tough times. The fact that more than six in 10 say that they are scared shows how bad things are getting."

    The 25 percent who said things are going well in the country is another indicator of the negative mood among Americans.

    "Prior to 2008, we have seen that level of dissatisfaction only three times in the past four decades -- during Watergate, the Iranian hostage crisis and the recession of 1992," Holland added.

    The survey also suggests that most Americans are not happy with President Bush. Seventy-two percent of those questioned disapprove of the president's handling of his job.

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    i don't recall 1992 being anything but a fantastic year, Bush is a ****kin joke too, go see W and you will see why we are likely in the mess we are in now, never again vote for some asshole who is totally unqualified

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    The only people voting are the ones against.

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    I'm not saying Obama is great, but if we vote for McCain aren't we voting for 4 more years of the same crap??

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    Of course the person in charge is going to be blamed when the house of cards falls. Americans have no clue how government works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Landers View Post
    i don't recall 1992 being anything but a fantastic year, Bush is a ****kin joke too, go see W and you will see why we are likely in the mess we are in now, never again vote for some asshole who is totally unqualified

    Is Barack qualified?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panic View Post
    Is Barack qualified?
    probably not....neither was Clinton..but we can't keep going in the same direction either

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    Quote Originally Posted by WestsidePete View Post
    probably not....neither was Clinton..but we can't keep going in the same direction either

    Agreed. I dont want to see another 4 years like this. His 1st term wasnt to bad. If it was like this...no way he gets re elected. Dont really like either one of these guys. But I wanted McCain alittle more than Obama. But looks like Obama's the guy. The one thing I do see eye to eye on with Obama is bringing our troops home. Enough is enough. Hopefully he'll do some of the things he said he would.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panic View Post
    Is Barack qualified?
    100X more so than Bush

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Landers View Post
    100X more so than Bush

    We dont know that yet. As far as experience, Bush was a governor for 6 years before running for President. Barack has been a senator for 2-3 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panic View Post
    We dont know that yet. As far as experience, Bush was a governor for 6 years before running for President. Barack has been a senator for 2-3 years.
    Bush was a failure at everything before becoming a governer, got in because of money and family connections.

    He was in no way qualified for that OR the presidency, and it shows, does it not??

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    LOL, who are these 28% that think he's doing a bang up job???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Landers View Post
    Bush was a failure at everything before becoming a governer, got in because of money and family connections.

    He was in no way qualified for that OR the presidency, and it shows, does it not??

    1st term...not bad. 2nd term....sucks ass. We have yet to see what Obama brings to the table...and there's no turning back now....I think he gets in and we're gonna have to go through the growing pains like he will.

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    Bush failed as an oil man, as a baseball owner and as governor. Is it any surprise he failed as president?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panic View Post
    Agreed. I dont want to see another 4 years like this. His 1st term wasnt to bad. If it was like this...no way he gets re elected. Dont really like either one of these guys. But I wanted McCain alittle more than Obama. But looks like Obama's the guy. The one thing I do see eye to eye on with Obama is bringing our troops home. Enough is enough. Hopefully he'll do some of the things he said he would.
    Same here, thought the first term was ok but the second one has been a disaster. Would like to know what Bush has actually done the last 4 years. Sent more troops, has he done anything else?? I'm sick of stubborn narrow minded leaders that have led us into a shithole. Even with a company of 20 people, you can't lead the same way for everyone to get the best out of each person...now how about leading 300 million ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiveteamer View Post
    LOL, who are these 28% that think he's doing a bang up job???
    these are rush limbaugh's 15 million listeners

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    he's an absolute retard. Can't believe 28% don't agree. Must be oil companies or his paid peeps.

    I still can't believe he won in 04.

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    1st term not bad??????

    2001 9/11
    2003 Iraq
    2001 Recession
    2001 major layoffs
    2001 oil prices take off

    His 2nd term was slightly better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WestsidePete View Post
    these are rush limbaugh's 15 million listeners


    Keep up the good fight.

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    In 2004 things were ok...property values going up....stocks ok...no terrorist attacks here....things "appeared" to be ok

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    Quote Originally Posted by daggerkobe View Post
    1st term not bad??????

    2001 9/11
    2003 Iraq
    2001 Recession
    2001 major layoffs
    2001 oil prices take off

    His 2nd term was slightly better.

    Might wanna go check stats, dagger before you talk out of your ass. His first 3 compared to Clinton:



    The Economy -
    GW's 1st three years versus Clinton's 1st three years:

    Unemployment Rate -
    Jan 2004: 5.6% (After GWBush's 1st three years)
    Change in rate from prior year (Jan '03-'04): 0.3%, Decrease

    Jan 1996: 5.6% (After Bill Clinton's 1st three years)
    Change in rate from prior year (Jan '95-'96): 0.0%, No change

    * The Unemployement Rate is the same after GWBush's 1st three years as it was after Bill Clinton's 1st three years.
    * The Unemployment rate steadily declined in the third year with GWBush while it remained unchanged in Bill Clinton's third year.




    Poverty Rate For Families (Two-Year Average) -
    2001-2002: 9.40% (GWBush's 1st two years)
    1993-1994: 12.95% (Clinton's 1st two years)
    1993-2000: 10.50% (Average for Clinton's full eight years)

    * The % of families living in poverty is lower after two years under GWBush than after two years under Bill Clinton - even lower than 7 out of 8 of Clinton's years in office.




    Percent of People Below 50 Percent of Poverty Level (Two-Year Average) -
    2001-2002: 4.95% (GWBush's 1st two years)
    1993-1994: 6.05% (Clinton's 1st two years)
    1993-2000: 5.31% (Average for Clinton's full eight years)

    * The % of people living in deep poverty is lower after two years under GWBush than after two years under Bill Clinton - even lower than the average across Clinton's entire TWO terms of office... AND lower than ANY of Clinton's 1st six years in office.




    Homeownership Rate -
    GWBush's 1st three years:
    4th Quarter 2000: 67.5% (before GWBush)
    4th Quarter 2003: 68.6% (after 3 years of GWBush)
    Difference: +1.1%

    Bill Clinton's 1st three years:
    4th Quarter 1992: 64.4% (before Clinton)
    4th Quarter 1995: 65.1% (after 3 years of Clinton)
    Difference: +0.7%

    * The Homeownership Rate is higher under GWBush's 1st three years than under Bill Clinton's 1st three years.
    * The Homeownership Rate grew MORE in the 1st three years with GWBush than in the 1st three years with Bill Clinton.




    Inflation Rate -
    GWBush's 1st three years:
    Jan 2001: 3.73% (before GWBush)
    Jan 2004: 1.93% (after 3 years of GWBush)
    Difference: 1.8% Decrease

    Bill Clinton's 1st three years:
    Jan 1993: 3.26% (before Clinton)
    Jan 1996: 2.73% (after 3 years of Clinton)
    Difference: 0.53% Decrease

    * The Inflation Rate is lower after three years of GWBush than it was after Bill Clinton's first three years.
    * The Inflation Rate declined over three times greater under GWBush than under Bill Clinton

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post


    Keep up the good fight.
    Deuce..who else would say things are ok, thumbs up for Bush but his listeners....I not against McCain...but I don't want the same thing for the next 4 years...tired of each side attacking each other....we need true leadership and vision...both should just lay out their plans and focus on them...I don't care how much Palin spends on clothes...I don't care who Obama was on a board with...I care about the direction of our country...period

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    I think you can sum up Bush's 8 years with the 9/11 Commission.

    Total fraud.

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    What does Clinton have to do with whether Bush's first term was worse than his second?

    Well if u want to go there......

    Clinton created 22 Million jobs compared to just 5 for Bush.

    Over 2 million alone were laid off in 2001 due to the recession and 9/11. Motorola alone laid off more workers than all the dot com COMBINED!!!!!!!!!

    Deaths from foreign terrorism on US soil: 6 under Clinton, 2998 under Bush
    Invasion of unarmed country: 0 under Clinton, 1 under Bush
    Deaths of US soldiers from invading countries: 0 under Clinton, over 5000 under Bush (higher than the first 5 years of Vietnam!!!!!!!)

    f\*\*k Bush.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daggerkobe View Post
    What does Clinton have to do with whether Bush's first term was worse than his second?

    Well if u want to go there......

    Clinton created 22 Million jobs compared to just 5 for Bush.

    Over 2 million alone were laid off in 2001 due to the recession and 9/11. Motorola alone laid off more workers than all the dot com COMBINED!!!!!!!!!

    Deaths from foreign terrorism on US soil: 6 under Clinton, 2998 under Bush
    Invasion of unarmed country: 0 under Clinton, 1 under Bush
    Deaths of US soldiers from invading countries: 0 under Clinton, over 5000 under Bush (higher than the first 5 years of Vietnam!!!!!!!)

    f\*\*k Bush.

    lol. Dagger, you are really funny when you act like you know what you are talking about...I bet the ladies like it too. You are throwing foreign terrorism and loss of us troops over seas around....show me where it says we lost 5k in Bush 1st term over seas. I know if we got hit during the Clinton adm, it wouldnt be as bad...because we did get hit during the Clinton adm and he did jackshit about it. Maybe if the guy had balls to stick his foot up their ass when he had the chance we wouldnt have been hit on 9/11, huh? Save your pathetic homerism for Bush hatred and use it in a productive way...like doing painting by numbers.

    We were talking about 1st terms, were we not? I know you like to stray off the path and spew your Bush hatred..but try to show some semblence of a person who doesnt have A.D.D. would ya?


    Here is FACT on the terrorism and its result between Clinton and Bush: (did not write this part...found it on a search. And looked up the independent study)




    The 1993 World Trade Center bombing, which killed six and injured 1,000.
    On U.S. soil

    June 25, 1996: Terrorists strike at a Marines barracks (the Khobar Towers apartments) in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. They killed 19 Americans and wounded 300 others
    Military barracks considered U.S. soil

    On Aug. 7, 1998 The U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, were bombed by terrorists, leaving 258 people dead and more than 5,000 injured. Some 1,000 were permanently blinded by flying glass.
    U.S. embassies are considered U.S. soil

    October 12, 2000 - Terrorism strikes and almost sinks the Destroyer USS Cole in Yemen. President Bill Clinton does nothing and Reinforces the perception that the United States lacks the will to either defend itself or battle terrorism in spite of considerable loss of life. There was no follow-up. U.S. Navy vessels are considered U.S. soil

    So there were 5 attacks with no response from Clinton.

    While under President Bush -9/11 and no other attacks in 7 yrs, Al Qaeda’s top people are captured, dead or on the run. An independent study shows that deaths from terrorism have actually declined by more than 40 percent since 2001 around the world.





    http://halfdone.wordpress.com/2008/0...wn-since-bush/

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    onlooker, it is common knowledge that the CIA was behind those attacks.

    U.S. Presidents really do not have much say in these matters.

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    ...and have fun with your Bush Bashing, dagger. This is why I dont like talking politics on here...because of retards like you that spew whatever MSNBC tells them. No more responses from me in this thread. Have a nice day.

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    anyone who thinks bush has been horrible is biased and a liberal and listens to the media

    bush has doen a great job

    barely anyone died in new orleans or 911 bc of him. he saved millions of iraqis from saddam, plus punished saddam for 911. also, the democrats are the ones who are socialists and bail out banks. they also want to let homos marry. bush tried to save terry schiavo but those dems dont care about life.

    bush has done a good job, he inherited a recession and left with one, which is about atie in my book

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    Gotta love the revisionist history of neo-nitwits.

    Clinton did nothing...... I guess the 75 cruise missiles he launched targetting al-qaeda camps in Afghanistan as retaliation for the bombings were merely a mirage.

    What were the neocons doing? They were obessed over Clinton's BJ and oppossed him trying to take out Osama, screaming "Wag the dog!!!!" every chance they got.

    Why would they want Osama killed.... they think of him as a hero for driving out the Russians from Afghanistan.... even though this allowed him to set up al-qaeda there to plan and carry out their worldwide terror.

    Fvcking neo-cons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Landers View Post
    Bush was a failure at everything before becoming a governer, got in because of money and family connections.
    Actually he was financially successful as the managing general partner of the Texas Rangers. Every other business venture of his pretty much went teats up, not unlike his mismanagement as president the last eight years.

    Never trust anyone who has sworn off drinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WestsidePete View Post
    Deuce..who else would say things are ok, thumbs up for Bush but his listeners....I not against McCain...but I don't want the same thing for the next 4 years...tired of each side attacking each other....we need true leadership and vision...both should just lay out their plans and focus on them...I don't care how much Palin spends on clothes...I don't care who Obama was on a board with...I care about the direction of our country...period
    I agree 100%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    I agree 100%.
    Deuce...I wish McCain became President 4 years ago, Bush would have been better as a one term guy....McCain is in a no win situation right now, and that's not his fault...lot of blame here, but it's a lot easier to blame one person then many...GL to us as I hope who ever wins takes care of us...I think people will finally start to pay attention as a whole to how we are led, which should also help in keeping these idiots accountable to us.

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    LOL @ Prescott Bush being a Nazi money launderer and possible Nazi himself.

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