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2012-08-30 09:33:07 AM  
TFA: Ryan distanced himself from that era, saying he was "miserable during the last majority" and is determined "to do everything I can to make sure I don't feel that misery again."


He's trying to lose?
 
2012-08-30 09:56:21 AM  

UberDave: TFA: Ryan distanced himself from that era, saying he was "miserable during the last majority" and is determined "to do everything I can to make sure I don't feel that misery again."

He's trying to lose?


It would be for the best.

Ryan's voting record from that time period shows him lining up to vote for every single policy fark up the BushCo regime proposed from Medicare Part D to invading Iraq to every single Bush budget. The best way to avoid the misery of the Bush years again is to not vote for Ryan and Romney who have the same advisers and the same policies in mind.
 
2012-08-30 10:14:35 AM  
Tribute to Bush: This is the greatest and best song in the world...
 
2012-08-30 10:40:27 AM  

quatchi: UberDave: TFA: Ryan distanced himself from that era, saying he was "miserable during the last majority" and is determined "to do everything I can to make sure I don't feel that misery again."

He's trying to lose?

It would be for the best.

Ryan's voting record from that time period shows him lining up to vote for every single policy fark up the BushCo regime proposed from Medicare Part D to invading Iraq to every single Bush budget. The best way to avoid the misery of the Bush years again is to not vote for Ryan and Romney who have the same advisers and the same policies in mind.


"I may have been a subservient hypocrite, but I felt bad about it! Vote for me!"
 
2012-08-30 11:22:13 AM  
Ryan has however completely buried his crazy beliefs about abortion and rape under a mountain of economic lies.
 
2012-08-30 11:22:29 AM  
Dear God, they're going to try to destroy the Bullshiat Detector with a seemingly unending barrage of their own bullshiat!!
 
2012-08-30 11:23:16 AM  
Romney's paying tribute to Bush by bringing back most of his advisors and his economic philosophy.
 
2012-08-30 11:24:09 AM  

quatchi: UberDave: TFA: Ryan distanced himself from that era, saying he was "miserable during the last majority" and is determined "to do everything I can to make sure I don't feel that misery again."

He's trying to lose?

It would be for the best.

Ryan's voting record from that time period shows him lining up to vote for every single policy fark up the BushCo regime proposed from Medicare Part D to invading Iraq to every single Bush budget. The best way to avoid the misery of the Bush years again is to not vote for Ryan and Romney who have the same advisers and the same policies in mind.


No, but he was miserable about having to vote that way, so that makes it OK. The man was an elected Republican, for god's sake - what was he to do? Buck the Whip?
 
2012-08-30 11:24:10 AM  

EyeballKid: Dear God, they're going to try to destroy the Bullshiat Detector with a seemingly unending barrage of their own bullshiat!!


This is called the Rovian "Blizzard of Lies" strategy. It's what got Dubya into office. You tell so many lies from so many sources that the truth seems unbelievable by comparison to the outlandish fibs constantly assaulting the airwaves.
 
2012-08-30 11:24:58 AM  

Elzar: Tribute to Bush: This is the greatest and best song in the world...


Who played the part of the shining demon?
 
2012-08-30 11:25:41 AM  
Paul Ryan also called on Obama to stop blaming Bush: "the story that Barack Obama does tell, forever shifting blame to the last administration, is getting old. The man assumed office almost four years ago - isn't it about time he assumed responsibility?"

All he is doing is pointing out that the economy was broken by the policies in the GOP platform......it is quite relevant today.
 
2012-08-30 11:26:59 AM  
The Bush levees worked.
 
2012-08-30 11:28:33 AM  
Courage? I guess it was real tough sitting there in that chair doing nothing so as not to frighten little children.
 
2012-08-30 11:29:21 AM  

UberDave: TFA: Ryan distanced himself from that era, saying he was "miserable during the last majority" and is determined "to do everything I can to make sure I don't feel that misery again."


He's trying to lose?


No, but he is considering becoming a junkie. Just to dull the pain.
 
2012-08-30 11:29:29 AM  
Listen, Republicans? Last time you held all three branches of government and the White House, you farked things up royally. And you're nominating people who are vowing to do the same things all over again and employ the same advisors while doing it.

So yes, "But Bush" will be a valid thing for another decade or two, BECAUSE HE farkED THINGS UP THAT BADLY.

Christ, a lot of our major international problems are direct results of not just the 80's, but post-WWII policies and colonialism from the 1600's. If crap from 400 years ago can still be affecting world events, is it THAT hard to imagine that the actions of the President of the most powerful nation on the planet can still be felt less then four years later?
 
2012-08-30 11:34:06 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: Listen, Republicans? Last time you held all three branches of government and the White House, you farked things up royally. And you're nominating people who are vowing to do the same things all over again and employ the same advisors while doing it.

So yes, "But Bush" will be a valid thing for another decade or two, BECAUSE HE farkED THINGS UP THAT BADLY.

Christ, a lot of our major international problems are direct results of not just the 80's, but post-WWII policies and colonialism from the 1600's. If crap from 400 years ago can still be affecting world events, is it THAT hard to imagine that the actions of the President of the most powerful nation on the planet can still be felt less then four years later?


But record corporate profits!
 
2012-08-30 11:35:03 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: So yes, "But Bush" will be a valid thing for another decade or two, BECAUSE HE farkED THINGS UP THAT BADLY.


Especially when Romney and Ryan are running on repeating those policies. For fark's sake, if you don't want to talk about George Bush, don't promise to do the exact same things George Bush did.
 
2012-08-30 11:35:44 AM  
Wow, I can't think of anybody who could speak at the DNC to counter this attempt at a Bush image makover, other than Valerie Plame, Joe Wilson, everybody from New Orleans, anybody who was on the 9/11 Commission, any of the 9/11 responders whose health care was denied by the same people attending the RNC...
 
2012-08-30 11:42:26 AM  

Citrate1007: But record corporate profits!


Economy in the shiatter!
 
2012-08-30 11:42:47 AM  

qorkfiend: Satanic_Hamster: So yes, "But Bush" will be a valid thing for another decade or two, BECAUSE HE farkED THINGS UP THAT BADLY.

Especially when Romney and Ryan are running on repeating those policies. For fark's sake, if you don't want to talk about George Bush, don't promise to do the exact same things George Bush did.


THIS THIS THIS.

You can't blame the other guys for griping about how Bush farked us over when you promise us Bush II: Taxcutfortherich Boogaloo.
 
2012-08-30 11:45:06 AM  
First, the convention showed a video in which Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush reminisced about their time in office. But they kept it lighthearted, sidestepping all of the many landmines the younger Bush's presidency still holds for Republicans. The Bushes joked about comedian Dana Carvey and the first time Vladimir Putin of Russia visited the White House.

While not as catastrophic as the one George W. Bush left us with, George H.W. Bush left the U.S. economy in tatters and a collapsed fiancial sector also. The savings and loan crisis of the 1980s and 1990s

Each time we try this "cut regulations & cut taxes on the rich trickle down bullcrap" the economy gets destroyed and the working class gets farked over. If Romney/Ryan get elected and do what they say, the economy may get so damaged that a Democrat wont be able to swoop in and fix it again. Say what you want but the economy is in way better shape than when Obama took office. That's not blaming Bush btw, thatis the truth.
 
2012-08-30 11:54:43 AM  

More_Like_A_Stain: Citrate1007: But record corporate profits!

Economy in the shiatter!


Therefore, trickle-down economics doesn't work. QED
 
2012-08-30 11:57:44 AM  
I guess it was only a matter of time. I should stop thinking that the decision to rewrite reality in favor of a better 'narrative', or the willingness of the American people to go along with it, actually has a 'bottom'. That there is actually a limit to how far the pundits are willing to go.

We made it nearly four years with broad (not absolute, but broad) agreement that W had been a bad president, had enacted policies that were fundamentally bad for this country, had left the country worse than it was when he found it. His name wasn't mentioned by Republicans, and it seemed like even though they wouldn't be so bold as to name actual policies of his that were bad, they would at least tacitly ignore him.

But if you're going to rewrite history, if everything the other team does is automatically 'bad' and everything your team does must then necessarily be 'good' - then of course we'd come around to Bush having been an Awesome president who was right about everything all the time. Oh sure, the tribute is 'tentative' for now - they are just testing the waters. When they find that their base will happily swallow the tentative tribute, they'll ramp it up.
Honestly I'm surprised they bothered keeping it light - might as well come out full bore - 'W was a bad-ass, and anyone who thinks differently hates America'.

I was walking through a farmer's market the other day (hippie socialists, mostly) wondering how long it will be before actual physical health becomes a completely partisan issue. We're already there on food - 'Organic' is practically a synonym for 'gay Lib socialist Muslim gay' in some circles. How long before just being under 30% body fat is enough to mark somebody as a leftist?

Seriously - we already condemn people for using proper grammar, seeking education, using the scientific method or just bothering to check facts as 'evil libs' - where else is there to go?
 
2012-08-30 12:00:46 PM  
So the Republicans want to do exactly the same things that W did, or wanted to do?

Maybe they will pray their way out of our current situation. Or Romney will just tithe 10% of the GDP to his cult.
 
2012-08-30 12:05:19 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: More_Like_A_Stain: Citrate1007: But record corporate profits!

Economy in the shiatter!

Therefore, trickle-down economics doesn't work. QED


But it will work this time. Really. Pinky swear.
 
2012-08-30 12:08:24 PM  

Jster422:

I was walking through a farmer's market the other day (hippie socialists, mostly) wondering how long it will be before actual physical health becomes a completely partisan issue. We're already there on food - 'Organic' is practically a synonym for 'gay Lib socialist Muslim gay' in some circles. How long before just being under 30% body fat is enough to mark somebody as a leftist?

Seriously - we already condemn people for using proper grammar, seeking education, using the scientific method or just bothering to check facts as 'evil libs' - where else is there to go?


Guess you have not noticed that tyrant, america hatting Moochelle and her war on kids. You know, to eat like veggies and stuff. And then that harpy tells the kids they should move around more! Can you believe the gall!
 
2012-08-30 12:14:31 PM  

More_Like_A_Stain: Citrate1007: But record corporate profits!

Economy in the shiatter!


If you weren't so lazy, you could be a job creator too.
 
2012-08-30 12:20:55 PM  
The Bushes joked about comedian Dana Carvey

Way to stay current, guys.
 
2012-08-30 12:27:52 PM  

Garble: Romney's paying tribute to Bush by bringing back most of his advisors and his economic philosophy.


Which, of course, is the very worst thing. I'd rather have Bush and none of his advisors than to have even one of those advisors. We all know that Bush had little control of what he did for the first 6 years of his 8 year ruination of the country. He just happened to be the spokesperson for the PNAC group of fanatics. He didn't say a word that wasn't vetted by the PNAC cabal.

At least, if it were just Bush returning, nothing will get done and all he'll do is clear brush.
 
2012-08-30 12:30:44 PM  

Citrate1007: More_Like_A_Stain: Citrate1007: But record corporate profits!

Economy in the shiatter!

If you weren't so lazy, you could be a job creator too.


I know. I'm a bad person and I feel bad.
 
2012-08-30 12:43:51 PM  

Elzar: Tribute to Bush: This is the greatest and best song in the world...


And the peculiar thing is this my friends: the song we sang on that fateful night it didn't actually sound
anything like this song. This is just a tribute! You gotta believe it! And I wish you were there! Just a matter of opinion.
 
2012-08-30 01:56:56 PM  
Republicans are STILL pulling bbbut CLINTON to explain the 2008 economic collapse. (or their own idiotic rape comments) And they even occasionally try to link Obama to a bbbbbut Carter!

So yeah... Bush did some bad stuff and left us worse off.
 
2012-08-30 04:00:30 PM  

Chimperror2: The Bush levees worked.


He didn't BUILD those.
 
2012-08-30 04:51:52 PM  
Barbara Bush and Laura Bush talked about how George W. Bush will be remembered: "courageous," and "honorable" for seeing the country through the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

As far as I can remember, he immediately got on a plane and flew west to go into hiding.
 
2012-08-30 05:13:32 PM  

farkityfarker: Barbara Bush and Laura Bush talked about how George W. Bush will be remembered: "courageous," and "honorable" for seeing the country through the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

As far as I can remember, he immediately got on a plane and flew west to go into hiding.


No, no. He read to schoolchildren for a few minutes first, then got on the plane.
 
2012-08-30 06:36:46 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: Listen, Republicans? Last time you held all three branches of government and the White House, you farked things up royally. And you're nominating people who are vowing to do the same things all over again and employ the same advisors while doing it.

So yes, "But Bush" will be a valid thing for another decade or two, BECAUSE HE farkED THINGS UP THAT BADLY.


There's an old saying in Tennessee - I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee - that says, fool me once, shame on - shame on you. Fool me - You can't get fooled again. George W. Bush, forty-third President of the United States
 
2012-08-30 11:54:58 PM  
The sorry son of a b*tch should be horsewhipped for what he did to America. Allowing him to be applauded like he is some kind of hero shows extremely poor judgement. These republican plutocrats are a bunch of frigging mongoloids.
 
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