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TheBigDave 02-09-10 06:28 AM

"Miss Me Yet?" - George Bush Billboard
 
I thought it would be a long time before I looked back on the Bush years as The Good Ol' Days. At least Obama's accomplished one thing. He's made me miss W.

http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/5639/missmeyetf.jpg


'Miss Me Yet?' Billboard With Photo Of Bush Is Real; Not An Internet Trick

Internet chatter had led to speculation that it might be an urban myth -- nothing more than clever digital trickery spreading via the Web.

But our friend Bob Collins at Minnesota Public Radio assures us he's seen it with his own eyes:

There is a billboard along I-35 near Wyoming, Minn., with a huge photo of former president George W. Bush and this question: "Miss Me Yet?"

Now, the push is on to find out who paid to have it put up.

Bob says there's no readily apparent claim of ownership on the billboard, so he's heading back to the scene to see if he can find out who's behind the message. He's also got some local politicos looking into it. He'll keep us posted.

At first glance, it would seem to be from some person or group who isn't thrilled by President Barack Obama's performance so far -- unless it's a more ironic message from those who didn't think too much of Bush and want to remind voters about him.

Anyone out there know anything about where it came from? Tell us and we'll pass the word to Bob. As he says, we could do a little crowdsourcing.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/...lboard_is.html
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wendersfan 02-09-10 06:44 AM

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Uh, no. :lol:

OldDude 02-09-10 07:22 AM

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I may not be very happy with Obama (alright, I am not), but I am not unhappy enough to miss George. Can't we have someone better than both of them? (preferably less liberal, and more of a "closer" than Obama.)

classicman2 02-09-10 07:46 AM

Re: "Miss Me Yet?" - George Bush Billboard
 
What do you like about Obama?

He's too liberal for you, and he's not a closer.

;)

rw2516 02-09-10 08:00 AM

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What's changed?:hscratch:

classicman2 02-09-10 08:02 AM

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Originally Posted by wendersfan (Post 9989318)
Uh, no. :lol:

Do you miss Bill? ;)

Red Dog 02-09-10 08:13 AM

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:lol:

wendersfan 02-09-10 08:15 AM

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Originally Posted by classicman2 (Post 9989411)
Do you miss Bill? ;)

Fuck no. I'd rather have George W Bush as president-for-life than have that degenerate slimeball within 100 yards of the Oval Office.

JasonF 02-09-10 08:49 AM

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Originally Posted by classicman2 (Post 9989380)
What do you like about Obama?

He's too liberal for you, and he's not a closer.

;)


CQ: : Obama's Winning Streak On Hill Unprecedented
by Don Gonyea

January 11, 2010 In his first year in office, President Obama did better even than legendary arm-twister Lyndon Johnson in winning congressional votes on issues where he took a position, a Congressional Quarterly study finds.

The new CQ study gives Obama a higher mark than any other president since it began scoring presidential success rates in Congress more than five decades ago. And that was in a year where Obama tackled how to deal with Afghanistan, Iraq, an expanding terrorist threat, the economic crisis and battles over health care.

Unprecedented Success Rate

Obama has been no different from his predecessors in that he's always ready to send a firm message to the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue as he "urges members of Congress" to come together and act. All presidents demand specific action by Congress or at least they ask for it. But when you look at the votes of 2009 in which Obama made his preference clear, his success rate was unprecedented, according to John Cranford of Congressional Quarterly.

"His success was 96.7 percent on all the votes where we said he had a clear position in both the House and the Senate. That's an extraordinary number," Cranford says.

The previous high scores were held by Lyndon Johnson in 1965, with 93 percent, and Dwight Eisenhower, who scored 89 percent in 1953. Cranford notes that George W. Bush's score hit the high 80s in 2001, the year of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. But Obama surpassed them all, Cranford says.

He Picked His Battles

A major reason for Obama's record high score this year: Democrats took away a significant number of seats from Republicans in the 2006 and 2008 elections, resulting in big majorities in the House and Senate for the president's party.

But Sarah Binder, a congressional analyst at the Brookings Institution, says there's another key reason he scored so well. She says he only took an official position on issues that were really important to him those that he knew he had a very good chance of winning. He picked his battles carefully.

"He can do that because he's been in the Senate, his staff has been in the House and he understands the process here. They are consummate congressional insiders in understanding how this works," Binder says.

Binder says the intense partisanship in Congress these days, a condition underlined in a separate CQ vote study, meant that Democrats were more likely to rally around the president each and every time he asked them to if only to deny the Republicans a victory.

The Downside Of Compromise

But another contributing factor here may prove more controversial for the president and his party. That's his willingness to negotiate and to compromise. For example, as much as the president said he wanted a public option as part of a health care bill, the final legislation won't have one. But that's not counted as a loss for the president under the scoring of this survey.

Such compromises have brought strong criticism from the liberal wing of the president's own party. But White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, a veteran of Congress, says compromise has a long, long history one that makes it a great part of the democratic process.

"The question is: Are you compromising a set of principles, or are you making adjustment in strategies, roads, that can still achieve the same objectives? And not every compromise is the same in weight," Emanuel says.

On health care, for example, the White House insists that compromise was the only way to get the necessary 60 votes in the U.S. Senate.

Emanuel also cautions that having the president score so high on votes where he took a stand is not at all the same thing as having the White House get everything it wanted.

It will get tougher for the president in Congress this year, as more and more members of Congress look to their own re-election. Many are running in districts that voted for Republican John McCain in the 2008 presidential election. And even other districts are far from safe for the Democratic Party.
http://www.npr.org/news/graphics/201...uccess-624.gif

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/s...ryId=122436116

wendersfan 02-09-10 09:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Lemmy (Post 9989573)
I'll never understand why people ever gave a shit about Bills' personal life then

I didn't say anything about his personal life. There are plenty of things to dislike about both the Clintons that have nothing to do with Bill's womanizing.

RoyalTea 02-09-10 09:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Lemmy (Post 9989573)
I guarantee you that nearly every president in our history has done something "nasty" in the White House

are you referring to perjury as "something 'nasty'"

Duran 02-09-10 09:55 AM

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Not even a little.

Birrman54 02-09-10 10:03 AM

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I'm not sure there's anything to miss...

Corporate welfare, foreign occupation, domestic spying, Gitmo. Hell, Obama still has a while to go before he can outdo GWB when it comes to healthcare spending.

What's the difference?

Hokeyboy 02-09-10 10:22 AM

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Miss Dubya? Not even remotely. Not thrilled with Obama either (who is just as much of a puppet as GWB was), but at least he comes across as literate, worldly, educate, and presidential.


I miss Clinton more and more each day. Actually, I miss Bush Sr. too.

dork 02-09-10 10:27 AM

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Originally Posted by TheBigDave (Post 9989308)
At least Obama's accomplished one thing. He's made me miss W.

http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/4227/billboard.png

Groucho 02-09-10 10:35 AM

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I miss bush as well, but according to my friend who works at a waxing salon business is down -- so it may be coming back!

Ky-Fi 02-09-10 10:41 AM

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As a small "c" conservative, I find little to miss about an administration that greatly expanded the federal government, that ran up massive deficits, that engaged in horribly destructive foreign policy and warfare based on a Wilsonian liberal worldview, and practically guaranteed the election of Obama.

edit: Plus he was dumb.

classicman2 02-09-10 10:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Hokeyboy (Post 9989642)
Miss Dubya? Not even remotely. Not thrilled with Obama either (who is just as much of a puppet as GWB was), but at least he comes across as literate, worldly, educate, and presidential.


I miss Clinton more and more each day. Actually, I miss Bush Sr. too.

I sometimes find myself missing both because they were more of a centrist than what we've had for 9 years.

Doc Moonlight 02-09-10 01:16 PM

Re: "Miss Me Yet?" - George Bush Billboard
 
How can I miss you, George, if you won't go away?

DeputyDave 02-09-10 01:19 PM

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Do I miss him? In the sense that he was a poor president but not nearly as destructive or willfully ignorant as our current one? Then, yes. Yes I miss W.

classicman2 02-09-10 01:28 PM

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I believe both Bush II & Obama have done (and proposed) things that are not in the best interest of the country.

I'm trying to be gentle about this.

VinVega 02-09-10 02:58 PM

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I don't miss W. Not in the slightest.

classicman2 02-09-10 03:07 PM

Re: "Miss Me Yet?" - George Bush Billboard
 
Then how do you feel about Bush II? ;)

Artman 02-09-10 03:22 PM

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Like others have mentioned, not a lot's changed. I don't recall Bush blaming Clinton when things didn't go his way though...

I did get a kick out of this article (I was a teenage President):
http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/...president.html

Josh-da-man 02-09-10 03:31 PM

Re: "Miss Me Yet?" - George Bush Billboard
 
Still in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Still running up debt like a teenager with handful of dad's credit cards.
Still prosecuting porn.
Still handing out corporate welfare.
Gay people still can't get married.
War on drugs is still going on.
"Don't ask, don't tell" is still in effect.
Gitmo is still open.

Are we sure he even went away?


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