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(American Thinker)   "The success of bailouts -- both for the recipients and more importantly for taxpayers -- reflects the fiscal conservatism and successes of the Bush administration"   (americanthinker.com) divider line 217
    More: Interesting, Bush administration, George W. Bush, fiscal conservatives, Madeleine Albright, economic recession, GSEs, economic malaise, U.S. Congress  
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2012-09-16 10:02:24 AM  
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!...

No.
 
2012-09-16 10:04:14 AM  

SilentStrider: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!...

No.

 
2012-09-16 10:08:17 AM  

ginandbacon: SilentStrider: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!...

No.

 
2012-09-16 10:09:24 AM  

SilentStrider: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!...

No.

 
2012-09-16 10:09:54 AM  
Among the most treasured rhetorical heirlooms in this dysfunctional history is the meme "It's Bush's fault."

granted, it's not entirely his fault - wages have been flat for 30 odd years and Clinton's repeal of Glass-Steagal set us on the road to our current series of meltdowns. you can find plenty of blame to spread around between Republicans AND Democrats. what I find incomprehensible is the GOP belief that ALL our problems started with Obama. that's pure idiocy.
 
2012-09-16 10:13:54 AM  
You cannot be farking serious. Bush was the pinnacle of fiscal conservatism? If that's the case, then why isn't the GOP parading him around like they do with Reagan?
 
2012-09-16 10:19:38 AM  

ghare: SilentStrider: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!...

No.

 
2012-09-16 10:19:39 AM  

Serious Black: You cannot be farking serious. Bush was the pinnacle of fiscal conservatism? If that's the case, then why isn't the GOP parading him around like they do with Reagan?


I dunno, Reagan was no fiscal conservative either. As a matter of fact, I can't think of an actual Republican who BEHAVED like a fiscal conservative. Rhetoric doesn't count.
 
2012-09-16 10:22:02 AM  

King Something: ghare: SilentStrider: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!...

No.

 
2012-09-16 10:35:04 AM  
I hate it when I wake up in Bizzaro world
 
2012-09-16 10:43:44 AM  

SilentStrider: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!...

No.

 
2012-09-16 10:56:06 AM  

Serious Black: You cannot be farking serious. Bush was the pinnacle of fiscal conservatism? If that's the case, then why isn't the GOP parading him around like they do with Reagan?


I wonder if they'll be doing that in 30 years.
 
2012-09-16 11:00:18 AM  
ah, yes - remember all those lengthy tributes to bush during the RNC? they're so damned proud of him these days, aren't they?
 
2012-09-16 11:03:44 AM  
That's one troll-tastic headline.
 
2012-09-16 11:23:15 AM  

King Something: ghare: SilentStrider: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!...

No.

 
2012-09-16 11:27:30 AM  

SilentStrider: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!...

No.

 
2012-09-16 11:33:15 AM  

supichoo: King Something: ghare: SilentStrider: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!...

No.

 
2012-09-16 11:50:27 AM  
Public risk, private profit is inherently "fiscally Conservative"?

Interesting definition...
 
2012-09-16 11:54:09 AM  

Serious Black: You cannot be farking serious. Bush was the pinnacle of fiscal conservatism? If that's the case, then why isn't the GOP parading him around like they do with Reagan?


Bill Maher's "New Rule" for Republicans (31 Aug 12): admit the historical existence of George W. Bush. (2:29 on video link. Language NSFW)
 
2012-09-16 11:58:02 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I hate it when I wake up in Bizzaro world


imageshack.us
 
2012-09-16 12:01:39 PM  

FlashHarry: ah, yes - remember all those lengthy tributes to bush during the RNC? they're so damned proud of him these days, aren't they?


He's just their misunderestimastood genius.

Also:
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-09-16 12:10:58 PM  
pictures.mastermarf.com
 
2012-09-16 12:22:49 PM  
Finally figured out what's happening this election cycle.

The GOP has realized they're going to lose...and lose bad.

So, they're just putting the most extreme derp-tastic crap out there, continually pushing the line to find out where the line is with the mouth-breating troglodytes. We're not being trolled, exactly.

More like the Tuskegee Experiments.
 
2012-09-16 12:23:05 PM  
FTFA: The U.S. Congress holds the exclusive constitutional power over spending.

So our economic woes since 2010 are Republicans' fault?

You just can't wrap coherence around crazy and get people to buy it who aren't as deluded as you.
 
2012-09-16 12:23:24 PM  
breathing

Oy.

/Coffee, you can kick in any time now.
 
2012-09-16 12:24:15 PM  

doyner: FTFA: The U.S. Congress holds the exclusive constitutional power over spending.


Actually, strictly speaking, it's the House, not the Congress. The Senate can wish to spend as much money as a NFL player's trophy wife, but unless the bill originates in the House, not a single dime of taxpayer money can be spent.
 
2012-09-16 12:25:21 PM  
In his defense, no president took to the idea of slashing income and piling on spending quite like Bush. If there's anyone that forced the USes hand in terms of having to deal with deficit and debt, it's his administration.

And by not putting the war on the books, he let Obama take the accounting fall for it. Brilliant.

God bless you, George W Bush.
 
2012-09-16 12:25:37 PM  

dramboxf: doyner: FTFA: The U.S. Congress holds the exclusive constitutional power over spending.

Actually, strictly speaking, it's the House, not the Congress. The Senate can wish to spend as much money as a NFL player's trophy wife, but unless the bill originates in the House, not a single dime of taxpayer money can be spent.


I'm well aware of this. I was merely pointing out the absurdity of the logic in blaming democrats for 2006-2008 and not Republicans for 2010-2012.
 
2012-09-16 12:28:35 PM  

doyner: I'm well aware of this. I was merely pointing out the absurdity of the logic in blaming democrats for 2006-2008 and not Republicans for 2010-2012.


I'm sure you were. I was hoping someone was going to point out that there are these ... maneuvers ... that the Senate can pull ("procedural rules") to get around that, and then point out that it was a Republican Congress (yes, both houses) that put that "procedural rule" into effect.

In other words, the party that, when it's to their advantage, likes to masturbate to the Constitution has no problem circumventing it when it's equally to their advantage.
 
2012-09-16 12:29:18 PM  

Weaver95: Among the most treasured rhetorical heirlooms in this dysfunctional history is the meme "It's Bush's fault."

granted, it's not entirely his fault - wages have been flat for 30 odd years and Clinton's repeal of Glass-Steagal set us on the road to our current series of meltdowns. you can find plenty of blame to spread around between Republicans AND Democrats. what I find incomprehensible is the GOP belief that ALL our problems started with Obama. that's pure idiocy.


This, except that I don't know that the GOP itself actually believes Obama "did this," they just know it sells. Not much different than those selling the "It's Bush's fault" line.
 
2012-09-16 12:37:32 PM  
This sounds like the kind of fiscal success you'd see in Rand McNally.
 
2012-09-16 12:46:14 PM  

Richard Saunders: Weaver95: Among the most treasured rhetorical heirlooms in this dysfunctional history is the meme "It's Bush's fault."

granted, it's not entirely his fault - wages have been flat for 30 odd years and Clinton's repeal of Glass-Steagal set us on the road to our current series of meltdowns. you can find plenty of blame to spread around between Republicans AND Democrats. what I find incomprehensible is the GOP belief that ALL our problems started with Obama. that's pure idiocy.

This, except that I don't know that the GOP itself actually believes Obama "did this," they just know it sells. Not much different than those selling the "It's Bush's fault" line.


Pointing out that Bush started 2 wars that he didn't pay for isn't quite the same.
 
2012-09-16 12:49:50 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I hate it when I wake up in Bizzaro world


Technically, bathroom at bus station is not bizzaro world.

/tap tap
 
2012-09-16 12:51:50 PM  

miss diminutive: This sounds like the kind of fiscal success you'd see in Rand McNally.


I hear that people there wear their shoes on their hands and hamburgers eat people.
 
2012-09-16 12:51:59 PM  

cltbuilder: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I hate it when I wake up in Bizzaro world

Technically, bathroom at bus station is not bizzaro world.

/tap tap


No

/that's Tuesday
 
2012-09-16 12:54:23 PM  

unyon: In his defense, no president took to the idea of slashing income and piling on spending quite like Bush. If there's anyone that forced the USes hand in terms of having to deal with deficit and debt, it's his administration.

And by not putting the war on the books, he let Obama take the accounting fall for it. Brilliant.

God bless you, George W Bush.


Can you elaborate on how the wars were off book?
 
2012-09-16 12:55:40 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: cltbuilder: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I hate it when I wake up in Bizzaro world

Technically, bathroom at bus station is not bizzaro world.

/tap tap

No

/that's Tuesday


well then get the hell out. some of us have been waiting outside for like an hour.
 
2012-09-16 12:56:20 PM  

Mentat: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I hate it when I wake up in Bizzaro world

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Bizzaro! I love you! Bizzaro!
 
2012-09-16 12:56:56 PM  

ghare: Serious Black: You cannot be farking serious. Bush was the pinnacle of fiscal conservatism? If that's the case, then why isn't the GOP parading him around like they do with Reagan?

I dunno, Reagan was no fiscal conservative either. As a matter of fact, I can't think of an actual Republican who BEHAVED like a fiscal conservative. Rhetoric doesn't count.


Eisenhower?
 
2012-09-16 12:57:39 PM  
So does that mean American Thinker is finally admitting that the Tea Party is full of ignorant boobs?

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-09-16 12:57:47 PM  

foo monkey: unyon: In his defense, no president took to the idea of slashing income and piling on spending quite like Bush. If there's anyone that forced the USes hand in terms of having to deal with deficit and debt, it's his administration.

And by not putting the war on the books, he let Obama take the accounting fall for it. Brilliant.

God bless you, George W Bush.

Can you elaborate on how the wars were off book?


Instead of being included in the annual budget, they were paid for with supplemental spending bills. This is part of why the annual budget went up as soon as Obama took office - he decided to be honest about it and include them in the annual defense budget.

At least, that is my understanding.
 
2012-09-16 12:59:20 PM  
Her comment was symptomatic of our pathological intellectual culture that has been locked now for decades in a mode of denial about the fault lying among anti-conservatives for the nation's ills with the other party.


/BSAB.
 
2012-09-16 12:59:56 PM  
I guess you could argue that Bush's terrible spending increases did push the debt problem to the point where we had to deal with it, but given that we haven't actually dealt with it and Obama shows no more inclination to do so than Clinton or Bush, and neither does Congress... saying that would still be wrong.
 
2012-09-16 01:01:05 PM  

SilentStrider: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!...

No.


cache.ohinternet.com
 
2012-09-16 01:01:08 PM  

MacEnvy: Instead of being included in the annual budget, they were paid for with supplemental spending bills. This is part of why the annual budget went up as soon as Obama took office - he decided to be honest about it and include them in the annual defense budget.

At least, that is my understanding.


That is precisely what happened....in addition to tax cuts.
 
2012-09-16 01:01:23 PM  
They have a terrible time admitting that the GOP is the party of gross spenders. And they recently picked a tax-and-spend liberal to boot.
 
2012-09-16 01:02:22 PM  
"The success of bailouts -- both for the recipients and more importantly for taxpayers -- reflects the fiscal conservatism and successes of the Bush administration"


Or, instead, just maybe it says something about the feasibility of knee-jerk antiregulatory policies, since they apparently create (or at the very least exacerbate) that "too big to fail" problem which we still haven't found the political will to fix.
 
2012-09-16 01:02:58 PM  
wow, those c*nts have no boundries in their hypocrisy.
 
2012-09-16 01:03:11 PM  
Hey assholes, we remember all the times after 2008 when you called Bush "not a true conservative" and "RINO", even though you voted for him twice. This is just insultingly pathetic. I expect better of you.
 
2012-09-16 01:05:54 PM  

Weaver95: Among the most treasured rhetorical heirlooms in this dysfunctional history is the meme "It's Bush's fault."

granted, it's not entirely his fault - wages have been flat for 30 odd years and Clinton's repeal of Glass-Steagal set us on the road to our current series of meltdowns. you can find plenty of blame to spread around between Republicans AND Democrats. what I find incomprehensible is the GOP belief that ALL our problems started with Obama. that's pure idiocy.



and the outsourcing began in the 80's Reagan presidency. there is plenty of blame, but i think that the Republicans have done more damage than the Dems have over the last 30 years. after all, its good for business. at least in the short run.
 
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