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    http://news.ft.com/cms/s/ce729a38-eef0-11d8-848a-00000e2511c8.html

    This is wh politics is a dirty business. Analysts don't understand that Bush is actually doing this because he genuinely as a Human Being cares about the damage and lives lost in Florida. Instead this article focuses on what the writer perceives to be a political move to goto Florida in order to save votes.

    Truly sickening.

     
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    Liberal media? What liberal media? :dunno:
     
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    Ya know,no matter what he did,it wouldn't have been good enough for some people. Too early,too late,who knows what the right answer was. Maybe the President should consult this asshole next time he has a decision to make.

    :asshole:
     
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    The motto of the liberal media is, "Bush can do no right." I even saw a political cartoon this week (I love conservative Georgia, where the Democrats are spoken for by Zell Miller, who's speaking at the RNC) where a news commentator says, "32,000 jobs were added this month and the jobless rate dropped to 5.5%. What's the bad news, you say? Um, that is the bad news."
     
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    Anyone who attacks the president for visiting a natural disaster site in his own country is seriously damaged.

    And to Hobbit's last post, no one can deny that the economy is recovering and jobs are being created. But why should Bush be credited for regaining some of the 2.5 million lost jobs during his tenure, or for slowing down the rate at which the deficit he created will grow next year? It doesn't really make sense to me... That being said, neither does the political cartoon you mentioned.
     
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    First off, the president has quite a bit to do with the economy, though he doesn't deserve the credit he gets, and if Clinton got praised so much for his economic stuff, Bush should take credit for his, especially considering he introducted most of the beneficial economic bills.

    As for the political cartoon, it's making fun of how commentators are trying their hardest to make Bush look bad, but sometimes, they just can't do it.
     
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    emperor,weren't a lot of these jobs lost after 9-11? They had to have been because he wasn't in office very long at that time. No one can deny the effect that had on jobs and the economy. In other words,it doesn't appear that the job loss was Bush's fault. He has been able through tax cuts to get economy going again.
     
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    Well why shouldnt Bush be credited for the economy? He inherited a recession, multiplied by corporate scandals from the 90s that finally broke and then the unthought of 911 attacks, yet despite this we have one of the fastest growing economies in 20 years and unemployment is under what it was when Clinton was re elected for his "economic boom" in the 90s. The economy is in pretty dang good shape and considering the tax cuts are a huge reason for that why the heck shouldnt Bush take credit for it?

    As for the deficit, we went through a recession and the spending wasnt capped to counter it. multiply the fact that we have to rebuild military and intelligence infrostructure because Senator Kerry and his friends gutted it, nearly trippled the education budget, among other things and republicans havent been able to impliment their measures to control spending yet, we are doing pretty darn good.

    I still think we need a constitutional ammendment to require the government be audited require that the government itself run on the standards it makes corporations run on.
     

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