Bush cant win

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  1. Ps104_33

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    Remember hurrican Charley? What did all the liberal media and the democrats say after Bush visited the devastated area? He responded too soon. "He's just trying to curry votes in Florida." Now just because he didnt hang glide right into the superdome the day after, "He doesnt like blacks."



    "Even before many residents were allowed back into their own homes, President Bush headed to Punta Gorda for his own first hand look, getting a bird's eye view from his helicopter and a quick briefing from his brother the governor and local leaders.

    Consoling those who have lost everything, Mr. Bush assured devastated residents that help is on the way.

    "The government's job is to help people re-build their lives and that's what's happening," he said.

    Even before the storm hit, the president declared four counties disaster areas to speed federal money to victims. But that quick response fueled suspicion that he is using disaster politics to help his campaign in one of the most critical battleground states, a notion the president dismissed Sunday.

    "Yeah, and if I didn't come they'd have said he should have been here more rapidly," Mr. Bush said.

    The president is trying not to repeat his father's mistakes. After Hurricane Andrew flattened parts of south Florida in 1992, state officials blamed the first President Bush for not answering their calls for help quickly enough, and trying to make up that by overcompensating later.


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  2. LorrieGrace

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    There is just no pleasing some people. If half say the glass is half full, the other half will say it is half empty. That is just human nature.
     
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    "Bush can't win"

    I hope you are right! [​IMG]
     
  4. Ps104_33

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    Bush cant run
     
  5. Brother Ian

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    I wish he could.
     
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    The 22nd amendment was a wise decision.
     
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    "Bush can't run."

    There is always a bright side!

    PA
     
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    Agreed. Thats what I said after Clinton's 2nd term. :D
     
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    Just wait til "Bill-ary" wins in '08! People will be PLEADING to have Bush back!
     
  10. KenH

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    8 years of any president is long enough, regardless of how his successor does.
     
  11. poncho

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    Anybody can win... Diebold guarantees it.
     
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    The last election Kerry won the exit vote and lost to Diebold, embedded software made it possible to change or add votes in Bush's favor.

    Read about Bush's staged New Orleans visit:

    There was a striking dicrepancy between the CNN International report on the Bush visit to the New Orleans disaster zone, yesterday, and reports of the same event by German TV. ZDF News reported that the president's visit was a completely staged event. Their crew witnessed how the open air food distribution point Bush visited in front of the cameras was torn down immediately after the president and the herd of 'news people' had left and that others which were allegedly being set up were abandoned at the same time. The people in the area were once again left to fend for themselves, said ZDF. [War And Piece]
    Note, this is a live report from Biloxi:

    "On the last state of things here's Christine Adelhardt live from Biloxi

    2 minutes ago the President drove past in his convoy. But what has happened in Biloxi all day long is truly unbelievable. Suddenly recovery units appeared, suddenly bulldozers were there, those hadn't been seen here all the days before, and this in an area, in which it really wouldn't be necessary to do a big clean up, because far and wide nobody lives here anymore, the people are more inland in the city. The President travels with a press baggage [big crew]. This press baggage got very beautiful pictures which are supposed to say, that the President was here and help is on the way, too. The extent of the natural disaster shocked me, but the extent of the staging is shocking me at least the same way. With that back to Hamburg." [Daily Kos]

    “But perhaps the greatest disappointment stands at the breached 17th Street levee. Touring this critical site yesterday with the President, I saw what I believed to be a real and significant effort to get a handle on a major cause of this catastrophe. Flying over this critical spot again this morning, less than 24 hours later, it became apparent that yesterday we witnessed a hastily prepared stage set for a Presidential photo opportunity; and the desperately needed resources we saw were this morning reduced to a single, lonely piece of equipment. The good and decent people of southeast Louisiana and the Gulf Coast -- black and white, rich and poor, young and old -- deserve far better from their national government" - LA Senator Mary Landrieu [senate.gov]

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    PN, I went directly to her web site because whatreallyhappened.com is not considered a credible web source by some people.

    Here is what is posted on the Senator's web site from yesterday:

    http://landrieu.senate.gov/releases/05/2005903E12.html

    I find all of this quite appalling.
     
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    I hope this isn't true. If it is it will be more fuel for the Congressional hearings into the response.
     
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    Landrieu is being slightly disingenious:

    http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2005/9/4/124905.shtml

    Gov. Kathleen Blanco Refused Bush Aid

    Though her state has been devastated by Hurricane Katrina and thousands are believed dead in New Orleans, Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco has refused to allow the federal government to take control of evacuation efforts.

    "Shortly before midnight Friday, the Bush administration sent her a proposed legal memorandum asking her to request a federal takeover of the evacuation of New Orleans," the Washington Post reported in Sunday editions.


    Gov. Blanco's office rejected the request, the paper said - concerned that such a move would be comparable to a federal declaration of martial law.
     
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    May I comment as a foreigner on Mr. Bush. I firmly believe that he honestly believes he is doing the right thing and he sticks to his guns. I don't, for a moment, think he is a dishonest man, even when he seems misguided.

    My question: When our prime minister phoned Mr. Bush immediately when the disaster struck, why did it take 4 days before Mr. Bush would give Canada permission to assist in New Orleans and the whole disaster area? Canada could not act unilaterally due to protocol. Individuals can, but countries can't. Some 50 countries offered immediate assistance and all were refused. The reported response was that the USA could handle it.

    Since approval was granted, Canada despatched 4 ships, loaded with equipment, supplies and 1200 men to assist in the area, 3 helicopers and a jet airliner to transport displaced persons.

    Bottom line; We must learn to separate the debater from the topic debated. We must stick with the topic and not assume that everyone hates the other person. We could accomplish much more if we act together rather than pull each other apart.

    God bless the folks in the South.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    I beleive, if true, this will all come out in an investigation. I would like to know exactly who the mayor of N.O. called and when. What was the immediate response of the person he contacted. What was the governor of the states immediate response and who did she get in contact with. Why wasnt their evacuation plan put into place. If the people of New Orleans, who didnt have cars, were given an opportunity to evacuate, then how can anyone be responsible for their plight?
    If we learn anything from this mess it will be that when we are told to leave, we better leave. Dont take lightly the awesome power of these storms. If they were told that there was a nuclear missile on its way there would have been mobs of people running down I 10 to get the heck out.
     

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