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Old 02-20-07, 04:45 PM
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Professor Bush lectures on International Trade - See if you can keep up

"Trade is an important subject here at Caterpillar, and the reason why is
because a lot of the product you make here, you sell to somebody else, sell
overseas to another country. That's trade. And yet it's-it's a topic of hot
debate."- George W. Bush, Speaking to workers at the Caterpillar equipment company, East Peoria, Ill., Jan. 30, 2007
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Uh oh... I understand it.

What happened to the lines that were originally there that said
Bushism of the Day

By Jacob Weisberg
Posted Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007, at 2:07 PM ET
http://www.slate.com/id/2160226/

There's a bunch of better ones linked there.
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The Democrats have promised to do away with fast track.

I certainly hope so.
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It's a basic premise that needs to be hammered home a lot more often.
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Originally Posted by X
Uh oh... I understand it.

What happened to the lines that were originally there that said
http://www.slate.com/id/2160226/

There's a bunch of better ones linked there.
I felt they were irrelevant to the post and the quote was all that matter. Is there a problem with that?
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The link lets you see the video of it and provides access to other great Bushisms such as...

"This morning my administration released the budget numbers for fiscal 2006. These budget numbers are not just estimates; these are the actual results for the fiscal year that ended February the 30th."—referring to the fiscal year that ended on Sept. 30, Washington, D.C., Oct. 11, 2006.
"One thing is clear, is relations between America and Russia are good, and they're important that they be good."—Strelna, Russia, July 15, 2006
and they go on and on.
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Originally Posted by Vandelay_Inds
I wonder indeed why so many democrats can't keep up with trade theory or simple experience, and oppose free trade when it is so clearly superior to the protectionism they promote. Why does it take a republican to realize Puerto Rico is better off than Cuba, Ireland than Greece, Singapore than Myanmar, or China than North Korea?
Maybe if the republicans could elect a leader who speaks english, more people would understand
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Originally Posted by Vandelay_Inds
I wonder indeed why so many democrats can't keep up with trade theory or simple experience, and oppose free trade when it is so clearly superior to the protectionism they promote. Why does it take a republican to realize Puerto Rico is better off than Cuba, Ireland than Greece, Singapore than Myanmar, or China than North Korea?
You mean a Democrat like Pat Buchanan?

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Yeah, it's a shame that Democratic presidents can't support free trade, by doing things like shepherding NAFTA through Congress.

Oh, wait.
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You mean a Democrat like Pat Buchanan?

The republican definition of good democrat is limited to Joe Lieberman and Zell Miller.
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No, I mean democrats like the ones who just killed the pending free trade agreements with Latin America.

Good for them!!
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Yeah, it's a shame that Democratic presidents can't support free trade, by doing things like shepherding NAFTA through Congress.

Oh, wait.
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Originally Posted by Jason
Maybe if the republicans could elect a leader who speaks english, more people would understand
not to start anything, but it's amazing that for such an idiot the Democrats couldn't manage to find one person to beat him.
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Originally Posted by Vandelay_Inds
I wonder indeed why so many democrats can't keep up with trade theory or simple experience, and oppose free trade when it is so clearly superior to the protectionism they promote.
Plenty of us canucks have had first hand experience with the current administration's protectionism. (e.g. Softwood lumber, protracted bans on beef long after scientific evidence indicated they should be lifted, etc..) Are you saying the Dem's would actually be worse?
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This administration is hardly protectionist.

I would hope the Democrats would have a more sensible trade policy. They, not that long ago, did.
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Originally Posted by classicman2
This administration is hardly protectionist.
I'd like to see you try telling that directly to the faces of Alberta beef ranchers or B.C. loggers.
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Originally Posted by Birrman54
not to start anything, but it's amazing that for such an idiot the Democrats couldn't manage to find one person to beat him.


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not to start anything, but it's amazing that for such an idiot the Democrats couldn't manage to find one person to beat him.
Because the neo-cons stole both elections, duh.
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Because the neo-cons stole both elections, duh.
No, but I do believe Bush would not have won in 2000 had not approximately 3000 mostly Jewish people who probably averaged about 70 years old, not been confused by the "butterfly ballot" and mistakenly voted for Pat Buchanan when they intended to vote for Gore.

And please don't say I must have wanted Gore to say this. Anyone who has read what I think of Gore and his global warming exaggerations knows I have about zero respect for him.
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My question is: how much do you think he'll be able to charge on the lecture circuit after he leaves office?
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I love Caterpillar, that was the instrument used to flatten her:




MMmmm....I think I'll have some pancakes.
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No, but I do believe Bush would not have won in 2000 had not approximately 3000 mostly Jewish people who probably averaged about 70 years old, not been confused by the "butterfly ballot" and mistakenly voted for Pat Buchanan when they intended to vote for Gore.

And please don't say I must have wanted Gore to say this. Anyone who has read what I think of Gore and his global warming exaggerations knows I have about zero respect for him.
Well, that might be true but if the networks hadn't called Florida mistakenly for Gore before the polling places had closed, Bush would have gotten at least 10,000 more votes there.... so round and round it goes.
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The mistake the networks made was saying that the polls in Florida had closed when the polls in the Florida Panhandle had not closed.
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Well, there's a lot of directions in which this thread could have headed, but who would have thought we'd be arguing about Florida's role in the the 2000 election?
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Well, that might be true but if the networks hadn't called Florida mistakenly for Gore before the polling places had closed, Bush would have gotten at least 10,000 more votes there.... so round and round it goes.
I think classicman is right. They didn't actually call Florida for Gore before all the polls in Florida closed. I remember that actual call being quite late in the evening.
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