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Old 10-10-05, 06:22 PM
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Is this caring and touchy-feely enough for everyone?

This is getting radiculos. But see how much he cares? He really, really, really cares!

Bush Stresses Recovery in New Orleans

By JENNIFER LOVEN, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON -

President Bush is showing off the progress in post-hurricane New Orleans, dining with officials in the French Quarter and staying overnight in a hotel, while focusing on a need to speed the building of temporary housing for people who cannot yet go home.

Bush was getting an update on rebuilding from Louisiana officials over dinner Monday night in the French Quarter, where there are increasing signs of normalcy. Still, most stores and businesses remain closed, few people are about and many other parts of the city remain ruined, even if mostly dry.

On his only other overnight in the city a month ago, Bush had to bunk on the USS Iwo Jima, which had been docked near downtown to help with the relief effort. This time, improvements in the city mean he was able to stay in a hotel.

On Tuesday, Bush accompanied by his wife, Laura is to help at a site in Covington, La., just north of New Orleans, where the nonprofit Habitat for Humanity is building new homes for storm victims.

That stop allows Bush to shine a spotlight on an issue he said last week was a less-than-stellar piece of the federal government's continuing response to Katrina.

While praising some areas, the president said the government could "probably do a better job" arranging for temporary housing for the hundreds of thousands of people who lost their houses in the storm and aren't likely to have homes to return to for months, if not longer.

Bush had said previously that everyone being housed in shelters should by mid-October be in apartments, trailers or, in some cases, hotels as they look for permanent housing. Though the number is well down from the high of 250,000 in shelters just after the hurricane hit, the government said more than 32,000 evacuees from Katrina and Rita still remained in 468 shelters as of last weekend.

"We want to help people get back into their communities that maybe have suffered significant damage or destruction, and help get the private sector going again in those areas, so it can help with the rebuilding efforts," White House press secretary Scott McClellan said in previewing the trip.

From Covington on Tuesday, Bush is to fly to the coastal Mississippi town of Pass Christian to attend the reopening of an elementary school.

The trip was Bush's eighth to the storm zone since Katrina struck on Aug. 29. But the president hasn't had a public event or speech devoted to the hurricanes in nearly two weeks, since a Sept. 27 visit to towns in Louisiana and Texas affected by Rita, which struck nearly a month after Katrina.

Instead, he has pivoted his focus to the Supreme Court,

Iraq, the war on terror, the potential for a bird flu pandemic and the devastating earthquake in Pakistan. His last two Saturday radio addresses didn't mention hurricanes a first since the storms.

The president built a reputation for empathetic, strong leadership after the 2001 terror attacks and was re-elected in part on that issue. But the administration's response to Katrina has cut into that image. In the days and weeks after Katrina and Rita, Bush made frequent visits to the storm zone, committing the government to spending billions of dollars on recovery efforts and projecting an air of hands-on management when Rita slammed ashore.

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So, considering the cost of security and everything else, what do you think the cost-per-hammer strike will be? $1,000,000 or so?

But that's what so many people seem to want.
Old 10-10-05, 06:23 PM
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His half-assed over-presidenting is even worse than his half-assed under-presidenting.
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The positive side to this is that they are cheaper than the cost-per-hammer strikes in Iraq.

Call me crazy, but I wonder if we have a sign of the 2008 Republican ad campaigns. "Republicans Care. Democrats Don't."
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Originally Posted by Jason
His half-assed over-presidenting is even worse than his half-assed under-presidenting.
But that makes a full ass. Well, that's if you're an economist releasing the latest employment reports and awesome wage earnings increases of .03 cents.
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Originally Posted by Jason
His half-assed over-presidenting is even worse than his half-assed under-presidenting.
I at least got the reference.

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Originally Posted by Jason
His half-assed over-presidenting is even worse than his half-assed under-presidenting.

Yeah you're right. Bush should just blow his fucking brains out. That's the only way you and other will be happy. Oh wait you'd probably bitch about who paid for the bullet.
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Originally Posted by Mopower
Yeah you're right. Bush should just blow his fucking brains out. That's the only way you and other will be happy. Oh wait you'd probably bitch about who paid for the bullet.
Then we get Dick!


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Originally Posted by X
This is getting radiculos. But see how much he cares? He really, really, really cares!

So, considering the cost of security and everything else, what do you think the cost-per-hammer strike will be? $1,000,000 or so?

But that's what so many people seem to want.
No, it's not. I think there's some sort of happy medium between proceeding as if nothing happened and personally rebuilding houses as far as Presidential leadership goes.
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Sorry if you don't get it. Participating in something altruistic one time when his popularity is at an all time low doesn't buy him points. In fact it only makes him come across as only doing selfless things when he's forced to. He's in love with his power, rather than his country. It's just too bad that it took this long for the majority of the country to see that.

As I've said before, the record of the man before he went into politics shows absolutely NO sign of a person who gives a damn about anyone but himself and his buddies. I want to see a president who's done charity work before having gone into politics. I want to see a president who has participated in organizations that help people in need before having gone into politics. As for Bush, he didn't even do any of those things AFTER he got into office. Until now, when he desperately needs the support. So now he hits a few nails into wood, and you expect those 10 minutes to show us that he's a changed man? That he truly cares about people?

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I'm just so moved.
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Originally Posted by Mopower
Yeah you're right. Bush should just blow his fucking brains out. That's the only way you and other will be happy. Oh wait you'd probably bitch about who paid for the bullet.
So, you're saying indirectly some of us should take up religion and start praying. You're a sly one. I'll give you that.
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For the Bush bashers - he's damned if he does and he damned if he doesn't.

There's no pleasing them.
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For the Bush loyalist - he's great if he does and he's great if he doesn't.

There's no disappointing them.
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For Bush, he's to be or not to be.

There's no question.
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I agree.

But being critical of Bush on this is rather revealing, don't you agree?
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Originally Posted by classicman2
But being critical of Bush on this is rather revealing, don't you agree?
Bush is a pollen to the liberal allergy, and the symptoms are some sort of political turets. Satan-oil-taxes-rich! Bless you.
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Originally Posted by joshd2012
For the Bush loyalist - he's great if he does and he's great if he doesn't.

There's no disappointing them.
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread.php?t=440760
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Originally Posted by classicman2
For the Bush bashers - he's damned if he does and he damned if he doesn't.

There's no pleasing them.
And what kind of profound point did you think you just made? When dislike someone because of years of doing things you didn't like, one act of goodness when your own people are turning against you proves what exactly? Please.

He's had 5 years to create the image of a competent person. He's far too late to correct the damage to his own image to say nothing of correcting the errors of his presidency. Of course Bush can do no right. Duhhh.

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A blind partisan, such as yourself, sees what you want to see.
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Yeah you're right. Bush should just blow his fucking brains out. That's the only way you and other will be happy. Oh wait you'd probably bitch about who paid for the bullet.
Trust me, they would still continue to blame things on Bush.
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Originally Posted by joshd2012
For the Bush loyalist - he's great if he does and he's great if he doesn't.

There's no disappointing them.
Oh joshy, that's not true at all...except for perhaps Sean Hannity. Has there been party-wide support for his S.C. nomination? What about for his immigration polic--er, non-policy? How about for his reckless spending?
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If he accidentally hits his thumb with a hammer, that's good enough for me.
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Oh joshy, that's not true at all...except for perhaps Sean Hannity. Has there been party-wide support for his S.C. nomination? What about for his immigration polic--er, non-policy? How about for his reckless spending?
Add to that - the furor from the right over his senior citizen prescription plan.
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I consider the latest Supreme Court nomination as an anomoly for the simple fact that it was just too stupid for anyone besides Bush to comprehend and support. He finally went too far (in the eyes of Republicans) and also stepped on a lot of toes in the process.

But you will still see them flock to Bush's side as soon as this anomoly is corrected (I really hope it gets corrected) and it is already showing. People pointing out the obvious over compensation for his lack of reaction, and his loyal automatically jump to his side. It makes me picture Bush as a circus ringmaster, making all the animals jump through hoops.
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There were folks on the right who were extremely critical of the Roberts' nomination.

There are always going to be people who are critical of any SC nominee that the president chooses to make - even members of his own party, especially if those members are running for president the next time around.

There was much criticism when LBJ nominated a crony for the SC. One can argue that criticism was justified by the later actions of that nominee who became a SC justice.

Some folks don't believe that it disqualifies a candidate merely because he/she hasn't taken a stand on a contentious issue - wasn't a member of the judiciary - didn't graduate from Harvard, has known the president for a considerable length of time, has previously held a political position within the White House or state house, etc. Others seem to believe that it does.

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