If we had a Republican president right now ...

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    If we had a Republican president right now, unemployment would be under 8% yet Democrats would be screaming about how awful it was. As opposed to it being over 8% and Democrats thanking Obama for it.

    Why would it be under 8%? Because a Republican wouldn't have done Obamacare. A Republican would have meant it when he said that his number one focus was on improving the economy, and wouldn't have spent an entire year stomping all over whatever stimulative actions he, the Fed and the Congress had agreed to take. A Republican would be approving oil leases and not stonewalling on other projects which would help free us from dependence on Middle East oil. Etc.

    But basically, it wouldn't be what the Republican did. It would be more just him not even being tempted to do job-killing things that Democrats do. So the business climate would be more upbeat.

    Of course the Democrats would be doing their best to talk down consumer confidence the way they did in 2004 when unemployment was 5.5 and falling. So it would still be trying times.
     
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    Bullshit.

    You are living in a fantasy world. Let's review the last time we had a Republican president...

    George W. Bush inherited a strong economy, a budget surplus, and a nation at peace.

    Eight years later, he left Obama with a shattered economy, a trillion dollar deficit, and two useless wars.

    Obama saved the country from another Great Depression, rebuilt GM, reformed healthcare, reformed Wall Street, doubled the stock market, created 7 straight quarters of GDP growth, created 20 straight months of private sector job growth, increased household worth by $9 trillion dollars, got Bin Laden, got Gaddafi, and got us out of Iraq.

    And now with the automatic spending cuts and the expiration of the Bush tax cuts in 2012, Obama has solved the deficit problem as well.
     
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    If we had Ron Paul as president since the late 80s there would've been no dotcom bubble, no housing bubble, no financial crisis, and we wouldn't currently be engaged in preemptive foreign wars that bleed us dry.

    just sayin
     
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    Yeah, giving the keys BACK to the guys who drove the economy into the sewage ditch always makes perfect sense.
    In what way would John "The fundamentals of our economy are strong" McCain been better? It seems he didn't even GRASP the magnitude of the problem.

    If a republican had been President, we'd be in a FULL BLOWN DEPRESSION right now.

    Get on your knees and thank Obama for fixing the mistakes CONSERVATIVES made through their reckless deregulation and incompetence.
     
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    Our unemployment rate is so high because we had a republican in the white house for eight years. :lol:

    You don't destroy an economy then put all the blame on the President who has to come in and clean up the mess. Obama has made mistakes, but he got a shit storm to begin with. Get a clue, and stop being a partisan hack.
     
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    Obama didn't "inherit" jack shit. He knew what was on the table, he campaigned for the job, won the election and has fucked things up since day one. And the "two" useless wars are now 10! We have our troops currently involved in TEN global conflicts, while Barry's out golfing. Need a list of the 10 conflicts, or have you stopped keeping track of "useless wars." Happy to bring you up to speed, asswipe.
     
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    I have no clue where we would be if a Republican was President. And honestly, I wouldn't speculate. Because the President we would have is John McCain.

    Ive never been a fan of McCain.
     
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    Magical thinking.

    McCain would have doubled down on Iraq and Afghanistan, and more then likely did a full on invasion of Iran.
     
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    He's hasn't fucked anything up. It was fucked up to begin with.

    You see Lehman around anywhere? Oh right.

    It's gone.
     
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    Yeah - Obama's doing everything right.
    Unemployment, layoffs, foreclosures, ten wars - all Bush's fault.
     

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