knbber2: Good riddance.
Il Douchey: In the long arc of history, both Bushes, Clinton and Obama will all be regarded as minor "placeholder" presidents who bided time between the great Reagan and Trump epochs./Years from now, the only enduring memory of the past quarter century politics will be of a cum stained blue dress// A crappy legacy for four crappy presidents
Print'sNotDead: The GOP can only hope they have as great a Democrat as Obama around to pull their fat out of the fryer after the coming Trumputin disaster. The Orange Shiat Tweeter makes W look like Thomas Jefferson, get ready for epic, impeachable corruption the likes of which we've never seen.
hugram: I'm just going to leave this here...
keylock71: Best President in my lifetime so far... not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but he took the wheel after 8 disastrous years of W and turned things around with zero help from the GOP, so all things considered... Not too bad.Now let's watch the GOP and Trump fark up what little progress we've made... : /
hammettman: Aside from all the metrics which prove with documented data that he was a very good president, there is the intangible qualities that I will miss. The cool under pressure, the calm hand, the lack of a "panic switch." And he exhibited this after he was handed an economy in freefall and 2 shiatstorm wars started by certifiable war criminals. The disrespect his was dished, by media and in unprecedented form by Republicans surely fazed him, but he never let it show. The only time I saw him really falter was during his first debate with Romney. I have to wonder if he himself was wondering if putting up with all that shiat at that time was worth it. I'm glad he decided it was.
Diogenes: I watched his long interview with Stephanopoulos on Sunday.
D_PaulAngel: His presidency has also been scandal free
D_PaulAngel: His presidency has also been scandal free
Uncle Eazy: D_PaulAngel: His presidency has also been scandal freePerhaps you forgot about his $200M per day trip to India.
iheartscotch: I mean, there's only been 2 this millennium......./ I still say Ike was the last great president
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Mugato: Diogenes: I watched his long interview with Stephanopoulos on Sunday.Big Bird's imaginary friend?/shiat, just realized there's nothing on tv because of this//network anyway///movie night
hugram: I'm just going to leave this here...Brief article explaining the financial crisis timeline, which started on Feb of 2007.A link showing the fear and panic from a few newspaper headlines during the financial crisis...
germ78: My guess is that Trump will be the first president to be impeached because he lacks the humility or awareness to realize that he's in too deep.
dugitman: germ78: My guess is that Trump will be the first president to be impeached because he lacks the humility or awareness to realize that he's in too deep.Two presidents have been impeached.
germ78: dugitman: germ78: My guess is that Trump will be the first president to be impeached because he lacks the humility or awareness to realize that he's in too deep.Two presidents have been impeached.Well, I meant that the impeachment process would go all the way through and not get shot down by the senate by a vote or *smoke bomb* resignation.
OtherLittleGuy: iheartscotch: I mean, there's only been 2 this millennium......./ I still say Ike was the last great presidentTR.Last wimpy bookreader nerd to get into the White House.
hugram: I'm just going to leave this here...Brief article explaining the financial crisis timeline, which started on Feb of 2007.A link showing the fear and panic from a few newspaper headlines during the financial crisis.Obama took over the White House 01/20/2009 with the financial crisis in full mode. On the same day, GOP members met for a 4-hour dinner to discuss a plot campaign of obstruction against Obama. Party over country.The US GDP performance started to go into positive ground soon after... and basically remained in positive territory throughout his administration.[img.fark.net image 710x325]Consumer confident at a 9-year high[img.fark.net image 300x343]US corporate profits after tax were soon heading for all-time highs.[img.fark.net image 630x378]Private jobs during the Obama Administration has seen positive growth or over 75 months now (slightly outdated graph).[img.fark.net image 850x617]Unemployment claims has been dropping, especially since the start of the stimulus.[img.fark.net image 550x281]Unemployment claims for the last 40 years or so...[img.fark.net image 850x478]US stock markets performance during the Obama Administration...DOW in 01/20/2009: 7,949.09DOW in 01/05/2017: 19,899.29Rate of Return: 150.33%S&P 500 in 01/20/2009: 805.22S&P 500 in 01/05/2017: 2,269.00Rate of Return: 181.79%NASDAQ in 01/20/2009: 1,440.86NASDAQ in 01/05/2017: 5,487.94Rate of Return: 280.88%US stock markets performance since hitting the bottom on March 9th of 2009...DOW in 03/09/2009: 6,547.05DOW in 01/05/2017: 19,899.29Rate of Return: 203.94%S&P 500 in 03/09/2009: 676.53S&P 500 in 01/05/2017: 2,269.00Rate of Return: 235.39%NASDAQ in 03/09/2009: 1,268.64NASDAQ in 01/05/2017: 5,487.94Rate of Return: 332.58%Comparing unemployment rate fluctuation between President Bush and President Obama.Bush01/20/2001: 4.2%01/20/2009: 7.8%Unemployment Rate Change: 85.71% IncreaseObama01/20/2009: 7.8%Currently: 4.7%Unemployment Rate Change: -39.74% DecreaseComparing unemployment rate fluctuation from their first budgeted year.Bush01/01/2002: 5.7%12/31/2009: 9.9%Unemployment Rate Change: 73.68% IncreaseObama01/01/2010: 9.9%Currently: 4.7%Unemployment Rate Change: -52.53% DecreaseUnemployment rate was trending up steeply when Obama took over the White House. The trend started to go down soon after...[img.fark.net image 600x300]...Even though The Senate has filibustered any bill that could help the economy and the employment situation.[img.fark.net image 850x527]Or having Eric Cantor and other GOP members discussing in late 2008 (before Obama even took over the WH) that if Obama is for it, we have to be against it.A list of a few jobs bills the GOP-led Senate have blockedOne in particular that should offend our troops coming back since it seems the GOP-led Senate were too busy blocking a veterans jobs bill.Or having Mitch McConnell Admits That Republicans Took America Hostage and that his number one priority is to make sure President Obama is a one-term president... instead of focusing what his party could do to help with the economic crisis.Or the Tea Party Nation urged small business owners to not hire people in order to make Obama look badOr when a company with company policies about not hiring until Obama is gone based on nothing to do with the basic supply and demand process for his business goods.Or having the GOP blocked a 10 percent tax break for small businesses that hires new employees.Even so, the job market did improve, as these old links prove. I included them on purpose to show that the job recovery has been happening for a while now. Read all about it...Private-sector job growth biggest in 3 yearsStealth signs of a stronger job marketBiggest unemployment rate improvement in nearly 28 yearsSmall businesses ramp up jobsJobs: 2 hopeful signsStealth jobs boom: 6 months, 2 million jobsJobless claims plunged last week to a nearly four-year lowManufacturing jobs boom is for realIf you are unemployed or underemployed, you don't have a 4 year degree (or higher) and blame Obama for your situation, then maybe you should get a college degree. The unemployment rate for people with 4 (or more) years is less than 3%. Get a degree. It is not the Government's fault you don't have the necessary skills to compete in today's world. The Government can even help you pay for it (via student loans, grants, GI Bill etc.).[img.fark.net image 566x369]Housing market is recovering...[img.fark.net image 620x355]Foreclosures are down as well...[img.fark.net image 620x355]Average weekly paychecks have improved...[img.fark.net image 475x249]Inflation has been under control...[img.fark.net image 730x340]Manufacturing has started to go up...[img.fark.net image 620x355]Car sales are trending up...[img.fark.net image 540x405]
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