Saturday, April 24, 2010

Conservative Nostalgia, I don't get it....

I don't get it, college republicans LOVE GW Bush and want to honor him with his very own day, "W" DAY!   I felt it was our duty to show that there is a fair number that support President Bush and appreciate what he did for our country,” [student Timothy Gilliam] said. [...]
          Sorry Bush lovers but this makes me laugh! This is happening at Western Kentucky University, a booth is set up and a giant thank-you card is waiting your signature, when it's so full they can't fit any more names then it'll be sent to Bush in Texas! While you are standing in line waiting for the 2 people ahead of you to sign, you can watch some of Bush's most famous speeches on video and pick up a flier highlighting his accomplishments. OMG, it's too friggin' funny!  Gilliam says so far 200 fliers have been handed out and 100 signatures are on the card. Also said it's been so successful he's going to share the idea with other universities. What is it with Republicans and the past?? Why can't they live for the future and accept when we have legitimate elections, even if it is Democrats that win?? Bush was NOT a good president, face it and move on!

 A new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll finds that Americans are entering 2010 with a negative view of the events of the past decade, which was largely marked by President Bush’s tenure from 2001-2009:
According to the poll, a combined 58% said the decade was either “awful” or “not so good,” 29% said it was fair, and just 12% said it was either “good” or “great.” [...]
Asked what they thought had the greatest negative impact on America this past decade, 38% cited the 9/11 terrorist attacks, 23% picked the mortgage and housing crisis, 20% said the Iraq war, 11% chose the stock market crash, and 6% said Hurricane Katrina.
But 37% said it lost ground on the environment, 46% said it lost ground on health and well being, 50% said it lost ground on peace and national security, 54% said lost ground on the nation’s sense of unity, 55% said it lost ground in treating others with respect, 66% said it lost ground on moral values, and a whopping 74% said it lost ground on economic prosperity.
Look at these poll numbers. The largest numbers are the things Republicans today are still fighting. They don't listen to the people and this is more proof. 46% say ground on health and well being was lost, so they still  fight HC reform. 54% say ground was lost on the nations sense of unity yet they fight this new president on every turn which leads to a divided country. 55% say loss of respect for others yet we have tea party activists showing a huge disrespect  for our president and for ANYONE who disagrees with their twisted thinking. 66% say loss of morals, this is a good one. We know repubs use morals and family values as their platform but have jumped ship with that one. Way too many repubs are lacking in morals these days! 74% say ground on economic prosperity was lost but the righties continue fighting finance reform, jobs bill, and Main St. while embracing Wall St. and tax cuts for the rich.

I don't get it. We have a great president and a chance for making progress that was sorely lacking in the Bush years.  Forget Reagan, he's dead and forget Bush, he doesn't care about you and the mess he made of this world, he's napping comfortably in his hammock, on his secluded comfortable ranch......


Leslie Parsley said...

Well, I'm nostalgic for the 60s. The Tea Buggers would be in jail right now, which doesn't have anything to do with your good post, but thought I'd just throw it in for fun in case there are any loop-de-loops around.

Hugh Jee From Jersey said...


I'm all for Dubya having his own day....just as long as its held in New Orleans.

I'm sure there's a few people down there who have a few things to say to him.

Les Carpenter said...

I don't get it either.

Check out the Gallup Poll posted today at my site.

With any luck the Independents will become a new party.

Infidel753 said...

How would a person celebrate W Day? Spend the whole day running up his credit card and claim it was fiscal responsibility?

Sue said...

L, I'm yearning for the 60's and 70's too. I even thought about reposting my "radical or hippee" post from way back.

I hear ya Hugh, add Iraq to that too!

RN, we agree on something?? I'll come by but I'll be sure to tread lightly!

Infidel the mood I've been in lately I could easily do just that. You know what they say about shopping curing the blues!

JUDI M. said...

My biggest gripe these days is the fact that no matter what "right" or "freedom" these nutty right wingers want for themselves, they want to deny everybody else. (less government intervention in MY life, but go after every "brown person, wearing odd shoes & clothes, without papers, causing accidents in AZ)

Tao Dao Man said...

Why are these W lovers not in the Military and "fighting them over there, instead of over here".
Even the Republican party has turned their back on the W/Cheney regime.

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Anonymous said...

Some of this is, like the picture, is just people poking those who call him Hitler and who think Cheney tortured citizens in the basement of the White House. They hold him up because it irritates the left.

Just like liberals are still defending Obama despite his being a huge disappointment and an abject failure.

Politicians love it when we embroil ourselves in useless arguments over personalities. It takes our attention away from the bipartisan thievery going on in the District of Criminals.

Tao Dao Man said...

LOL RE: "Bipartisan thievery"
aka Kleptocracy.

nonnie9999 said...

when is W day going to be? april fools day sounds like a good fit. we can all celebrate by flinging shit at the constitution and invading countries that are no threat to us.

Leslie Parsley said...

nonnie9999: LOL - or we can hang Lisa upside down and play pin the tail on the donkey.

Jerry Critter said...

Just what has Obama done that makes him "an abject failure"?

Unknown said...

Well, I feel it's my duty to tell Mr. Gilliam either to get a life, or ask Dubya to marry him. Sending a Hallmark is no way to express true love.

@ Infidel - I think it would be more appropriate to celebrate Dubya day by having a nationwide lottery to see which country we should arbitrarily bomb next, or better yet, tie Dubya down on the floor of one of those Texas bat caves. I hear bat guano (bat WMDs)is really good for your lungs :-)

Jolly Roger said...

lisa, who never takes her head out of her ass, choked,

I'm all for Dubya having his own day....just as long as its held in New Orleans.

I'm sure there's a few people down there who have a few things to say to him.

See what happens when you have democrats running a state? Someone else has to take over due their
own incompetence and wasteful spending.

you do realize, you incompetent, irrelevant dolt, that the Federales (led by old "heckuva job") flat-out told everyone else on the scene that they were in charge, period?

No, of course you don't, because Beck never piped that up your ass so you could hear it.

Jolly Roger said...

Just like liberals are still defending Obama despite his being a huge disappointment and an abject failure.

The economic and fiscal statistics both disagree with your blatant lie, and those numbers by all appearances will continue to improve, unless your ilk sticks us with another moronic monkey.

But if that lie makes you sleep better at night, you hold onto it. The world is rapidly leaving you behind in the irrelevance you and your kind deserve in any case.

Infidel753 said...

Boomer Bob: or better yet, tie Dubya down on the floor of one of those Texas bat caves.

Not a bad idea except that he'd frighten the bats. Better to use the arbitrary bombing idea, but with his ranch. He might have gis grammar-errors of mass destruction stockpiled there.

Shaw Kenawe said...

"Just like liberals are still defending Obama despite his being a huge disappointment and an abject failure."--silver fiddle

Perfect example of certain members of the Right who, less than a month into his presidency, hoped Mr. Obama would fail. And they keep pushing this absurd meme, despite facts to the contrary.

Heaalthcare: Mr. Obama passed one of the most significant pieces of legislation since the Civil Rights and Medicare laws were passed, the stock market is doing well [even though presidents really don't control what happens there, it is an indication of the optimism people in the financial community feel about this country.) The car industry is paying back their bail-out loans, We're losing fewer and fewer jobs since the horrendous events in the last half of Bush's terms in office. He eliminated the middle man, the banks, from all educational loans originating from the Government, saving the country $60 Billion. Mr. Obama has killed or captured more Al Qaeda operatives in his first 15 months in office than Bush did in his last term. He gave 95% of the American people tax cuts.

And America has gained in prestige and approval all over the world since Mr. Obama took office.

Silver fiddle considers all of this "abject failure?"

This is why people who type nonsense like that are not to be taken seriously in anything they comment on regarding Mr. Obama.

Their opinions on him are based on fantasy and not fact.

Anonymous said...

Wall Street is not main street. As he and the Dems write a "Bank Reform" bill that specifies more
bailouts, unemployment is at 10%.

Is Obama too polite to Wall Street? Could it be because Goldman alone has given Dems over $5 million the last election cycle? Is is because Wall Street gives more to dems than repubs?

David Corn wants to know...

This bill is a goody bag for wall street, guaranteed to keep the campaign cash flowing from NY to DC.

Ask Bernie Sanders

He has ideas for REAL reform, but nobody, repub or dem, want to listen, because there is too much
money to be made doing it Obama's way, and he should know, being the record-breaking fundraiser he is.

This next gem is from NPR

"We at Planet Money did an informal survey of economists and regulatory experts on the left and the right. We couldn't find any who fully endorse the reforms backed by President Obama and Democrats in Congress. 

Everyone thinks the reforms just aren't enough to solve the problem. Take, for example, "too big to fail" -- the idea that if one of the largest banks in the country gets into trouble, the government will save it with taxpayer money.

"A vote for reform is a vote to put a stop to taxpayer-funded bailouts," Obama said in his speech in New York on Thursday 

I cannot find any experts -- of any party -- who are willing to agree with Obama on this one."

This from Big Gov

The House bill contains an authorization for the Federal Reserve for $4 trillion in “secured loans” to bailout individuals, partnerships or corporations in financial distress. Page 506 of the House passed bill, titled the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act states in part:

The amounts made available under this subsection shall not exceed $4,000,000,000,000.

The Senate bill has the same loan authority with no cap on the amount of funds available to failing businesses.

Don't you hate it when liberal and conservative sources agree on something? You can quibble over whether a loan is a bailout. Regardless, it is still taxpayer money flowing to Wall Street.

If you can't see that this is just a continuation of Bush's failed policies then you are blind.

You love following the money when it's Bush blood for oil, but you turn your back at everyday bipartisan looting and taxpayer rape.

Anonymous said...

They are a capital full of power drunk Caligulas, issuing orders they don't even understand, including health care. Did you see where congress probably caused a gap in their own health care coverage? Nobody knows for sure because nobody can cut through the tons of dense bureaucratic sludge they have dumped on America.

From the NY Times:

Baffled by health Care Plan? So are some Lawmakers

In a new report, the Congressional Research Service says the law may have significant unintended consequences for the “personal health insurance coverage” of senators, representatives and their staff members.

They then ask a great question:

The confusion raises the inevitable question: If they did not know exactly what they were doing to themselves, did lawmakers who wrote and passed the bill fully grasp the details of how it would influence the lives of other Americans?

I know the answer, do you?

He's bribed every union, city and state government by throwing money at them to cover their irresponsible debts, while the business climate (also known as the job market) remains flat.

Evidence points to the extra billions the health care "reform" burdening the government and the job market with huge future costs:

Battle Creek Enquirer

Car companies paying back what?

One car company, GM, has taken money from one government pot and put it into another

From CNN:

GM lost $3.4 billion last quarter of 2009.

Where did they get this money to pay back the government?

OK. I've done your research for you. I suggest you cast your net a little wider when looking for information. MSNBC screamers are fun to listen to, but they just may not have all the facts.

Am I completely right and all of you completely wrong? Of course not! But we need to examine the issues from all sides.

I am no socialist, but I recommend you pay more attention to Bernie Sanders and ignore the Plouffian BS blaring from the White House.

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Tao Dao Man said...

I and every other sane person in Az. make up the other 23%.


Leslie Parsley said...

RZ: I'm sure Lisa the Loony has never set foot in AZ in her life. I'm equally sure she obtained her stats from Fox and Rasmussen - the right arms of the right. Oh and don't leave out Youtube for goodness sakes.

Curious that religious leaders and policemen are against it. The latter would rather be focusing on rapists and murderers.

Linda is a stupid troll. There's an excellent post today on Swash Zone about their characteristics. You can see LISA THE LOONY in every single line. I would invite her to read it but it's so well written I doubt if she could understand it. SZ is also well monitored, so her idiotic comments would be deleted.

Seriously, it is a very good article.

Sue said...

silverfiddly, lisa the loon... thanks for the laugh L!

Thanks for all the comments guys, I'm having a family crisis and am in no mood to talk politics. I hope to be back to my spunky self soon, please don't forget about me :(

Hugh Jee From Jersey said...

Well at least Ben Stein is with the President on this one. That's good enough for me....Bueller!....Bueller!....Bueller!

Sue....take care, I hope things work out.

Talk to you soon.

Anonymous said...

Hope all is well, Sue!

Jerry Critter said...

Take care, Sue! Certainly a family crisis takes precedence over internet BS, even Hello......Mr. President....

Hope to see you back here soon.

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Tao Dao Man said...

Lisa: I never respond to your ignorant childish comments. But I will make an exception this time.

What exactly is a "brown" person?

I know many Hispanics and some are as white as a loaf of Webers bread.

Go and get some life experiences, then come back and comment.

I have neither the time, nor the patience to respond to people like you.

Sue said...

lisa the loon is talking about me on other blogs, therefore she is banned forever. Sorry guys, and thank you for the well wishes.

Sue said...

and if you come back before I can delete you again loony bitch, you are banned NOT because I can't handle being talked about, it's because I don't have to put up with a "troll with no blog bitch"...

Grung_e_Gene said...

Silverfiddle champions Bernie Sanders! Socialism comes to Ag Violin and Wyoming...

SF is just mad that President Obama is cleaning up Republicans messes and making America great again.

Sue said...

Gene, LOLO! Ain't it the fuckin truth!!!

Anonymous said...

Unlike you, Gene, I am not a political hero worshiper. I don't care what someone's politics are if they have a good idea.

Go read Senator Sanders' article on banking reform. It is simple, straightforward, and it will work. More importantly, Forbes mag and others are saying much the same thing.

The problem with his plan? the dems can't make money off of it.

I know I'm wasting my time here, since you won't stray from the MSNBC reservation, but the NY Times and NPR know that this bill will not stop bailouts.

Sue said...

I have one last comment to make to lisa the loony. I did not trash Mal and Nikki, I comment and give an opinion, that is NOT trashing. I have a blog and therefore I should be able to visit any blog as long as I follow their rules. I do just that. You have no blog lisa and if you did I would not trash your posts, BECAUSE I WOULD NOT VISIT YOUR BLOG! Buh Bye

Sue said...

SF I do read and listen to Bernie Sanders. He believes we will have a reform bill and it will work AND be bi-partisan. Be patient...