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I suspect if we were to consult polls for the same time period in previous administrations we'd find similar results. The current boss is always the worst boss.
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White House to Out House - Dissing the Prez

http://www.steynonline.com/6465/bill-of-sale

Speaking of lèse-majesté, even when our sovereign liege lord is not present, it is improper to disrespect him. For example, Friday's Fourth of July parade in Norfolk, Nebraska included a float with a wooden outhouse labelled "Obama Presidential Library". According to the gentlemen of the press, the float has "drawn criticism". I should certainly hope so. I assumed that the criticism it had drawn would be from freeborn citizens hoping for something a little less generic and anodyne in the way of Presidential mockery.

But no, the court eunuchs of the media are huffin' an' a-puffin' about how this time the Obama-haters have gone too far:

Norfolk City Councilman Dick Pfeil told the Omaha World-Herald that he was unhappy with the float, and he wanted to make clear the city had not approved it.

Because nothing better exemplifies the spirit of Independence Day than having your float approved by the government.
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post #214 of 552
George Bush hates black people.
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That's what Bush gets for pimpin' in the Chocolate City.
post #216 of 552
Nagin be goin to da Chocolate Jail
post #217 of 552
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Will this be a brand new theme for another series of 'Treme' or is it a case of "don't mention the War?"
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Originally Posted by Harold falcon View Post

I suspect if we were to consult polls for the same time period in previous administrations we'd find similar results. The current boss is always the worst boss.

 

Absolutely. People tend to think most of the present and forget about the past.

 

It's like polls for the "Hottest 100 rock songs EVER!!!", where about 50% of the songs are from the past decade.

 

Anyway, whilst I hesitate to dip my toe into this thread, I must say that whilst I think that Barack Obama could have done a better job, I am dumbfounded that people apparently think that he is worse than his predecessor.

 

Seriously, I think that it would be virtually impossible for Obama - indeed, for anyone - to do a worse job than George W. Bush and a large amount of the issues with which the US is presently confronted with are due to the very poor decisions made during Bush Jr's tenure, particularly the decision to invade Iraq. That decision cost - and is still costing - the US a huge amount of money and global prestige.

post #220 of 552
Obama sure has helped to make the Iraq invasion seem like a bad idea.
post #221 of 552
The ACA is a goddamn disaster though, too, and they keep kicking the can down the road but once that's fully implemented it will solidify Obama as worse than Bush II.

Not by much, but just enough.

Woodrow Wilson was the worst President ever though. Virulent racist, tyrannical lunatic, complete asshole.
post #222 of 552
Not to mention that League of Nations BS
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

Absolutely. People tend to think most of the present and forget about the past.

It's like polls for the "Hottest 100 rock songs EVER!!!", where about 50% of the songs are from the past decade.

Anyway, whilst I hesitate to dip my toe into this thread, I must say that whilst I think that Barack Obama could have done a better job, I am dumbfounded that people apparently think that he is worse than his predecessor.

Seriously, I think that it would be virtually impossible for Obama - indeed, for anyone - to do a worse job than George W. Bush and a large amount of the issues with which the US is presently confronted with are due to the very poor decisions made during Bush Jr's tenure, particularly the decision to invade Iraq. That decision cost - and is still costing - the US a huge amount of money and global prestige.

Ah, Bush's fault.
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This frightening plan is what the US will get for the next 2 years unless Congress stops it.

Defund HUD's Affirmative-Action Zoning

Federalism: Using its power of the purse, Congress can stop what might be the most disturbing social-engineering project ever undertaken by the federal government. Will it?

Last week, House Republicans pushed through an amendment to a HUD spending bill that defunds enforcement of the agency's new "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing" rule.

The Orwellian-sounding regulation, set for final OK in October, would force some 1,200 municipalities to redraw zoning maps to racially diversify suburban neighborhoods. Now it's up to Senate Republicans to tie up this local power grab by the Obama administration.

Under the scheme, HUD plans to map every U.S. neighborhood by race and publish "geospatial data" pinpointing racial imbalances. Areas deemed overly segregated will be forced to change their zoning laws to allow construction of subsidized and other affordable housing to bring more low-income minorities into "white suburbs." HUD's maps will be used to select affordable housing sites.

It's part of an ambitious agenda to eliminate "racial segregation," ZIP code by ZIP code, block by block, through the systematic dismantling of allegedly "exclusionary" building ordinances. In effect, federal bureaucrats will have the power to rezone your neighborhood.

The crusade has already started in New York's Westchester County, where HUD is withholding millions of dollars in community development block grants until the area relaxes zoning rules and builds 750 affordable housing units. Aurora, Ill., is under order to build 100 such units. Suburban counties in California, Texas and Iowa are under similar HUD order.

And they're just the tip of the iceberg.

Once HUD creates a national discrimination database and supplies "nationally uniform data" of what it thinks 1,200 communities should look like, it threatens to reshape the demographics of every neighborhood in America. By showing statistical "disparities," the database would render charges and findings of actual discrimination unnecessary.

This has zero to do with housing discrimination, which has been illegal since 1968. This is about redistribution of resources. It's also about political redistricting, a backdoor attempt by Democrats to gerrymander voting districts in their favor.

Who will derail this wicked project? Hopefully, a champion of the 10th Amendment — Ted Cruz? Rand Paul? — will step up in the Senate to protect this basic federalist principle of local self-determination.
post #225 of 552
That's pretty devious.
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