Obama behaving like Bush?

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    by Gene Healy

    Gene Healy is a vice president at the Cato Institute and author of The Cult of the Presidency: America's Dangerous Devotion to Executive Power.

    Added to cato.org on February 16, 2009

    This article appeared in the DC Examiner on February 16, 2009


    Change eh!

    Seems Obama is like Bush in more ways than Just spending way to much.

    http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=9983
     
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    Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.
     
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    well, now that he actually has a clue what was being done and why, he knows if he does what he said on the campaign it would be a disaster

    there are reasons why Bush did what he did and they were legit
     
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    Ya Think? When Obama was first brought up to date on all national security issues, he probably started shitting his pants.
     
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    For those of you who were sanguine when Bush and Co. were expanding imperial Presidential powers, let me remind you that the above is why some of us objected so strenuously about that expansion of executive perogatives.

    ANYTHING that any POTUS gets away with, becomes a RIGHT of every executive administration that follows.

    This is, incidently, the most powerful argument for investigating what the Bush Admin had done.

    If we find inappropriate expansion of executive powers, we can end it for this POTUS and all that follow.

    Failure to prevent excesses in the executive legitimizes those activities for ALL TIME.

    If you HATE what Obama is now doing, know that Congress' failure to pursue what Bush II did THEN is what is gaving OBAMA those permissions NOW.
     
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    We know, We know, it's not Obama's fault... he is just following the footsteps of Bush... It always goes back to Bush... :eusa_wall:
     
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    Obama will out-Bush Bush. but the left will applaud him for it.
     
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    That s what you get if you promise to much. Which is the case with every democratic politician on this planet.

    It seems also very handy to abuse his campaign slogan, "change". Now it is easy to attack Obama on everything he does the same as bush.


    Bush (first seconds of the video):
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vaOp6A7PSM]YouTube - George Bush Top 10 Moments on David Letterman - click on "more info" link on right side of page![/ame]
    Obama:
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izMfZn_0xXg]YouTube - Obama Bumps Head on Helicopter[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5gYV613JrM]YouTube - Presidential Flubs - Bush runs into door and Obama runs into window[/ame]

    And then you have some people who say: IS THAT CHANGE? :lol: :lol: :lol: (even more funny is that the people who say this are serious about it)


    Sometimes he is behaving like bush but the majority of the time he is not behaving like bush (otherwise the republican hardcore fans here would be supporting for him instead of bashing on him, this is not yet the case).
     
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    are you kidding, the ONLY reason Bush had ANY support was he wasnt as wacked out as Gore or Kerry
    had you guys actually put someone else up that had any common sense, Bush wouldnt have won
     
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    I was surprised Gephardt didn't do better.
     

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