Why Did Conservatives Not Hold President Bush & the GOP Responsible for Spending...

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  1. KenH

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    Why did conservatives not hold President Bush and the Republican Congress responsible for spending with anywhere near the same intensity and vehemence that they are President Obama and the Democratic Congress?
     
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    The question is phrased wrong because conservatives never agree to this kind of spending. Anyone who does is not a conservative.
     
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    Um, they did. They refused to show up and vote in 2006 and 2008.

    But unlike you guys, conservatives don't live in the past. There is no need to beat up on Bush. He is gone and is not coming back. You guys have to go back to Bush because you have nothing good (that is legitimate) to say about Obama. All you can do is go back to the past because you can't defend the present.
     
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    Why did conservatives not start seething thread after seething thread after seething thread in this forum bashing the policies of President Bush and the Republican Congress for spending and spending and spending like they are about President Obama and the Democratic Congress?
     
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    No, it is phrased correctly. Why did conservatives in this forum not post thread after thread after thread vehemently bashing President Bush and the Republican Congress for spending and spending and spending?
     
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    I have opposed his spending for some time. I did not vote for McCain because I knew he would be no different than Bush. However, what Odrama is doing and what Bush did is dramatically different. And Bush did not lie about what he was doing.
     
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    I don't recall you, or any conservative, bashing President Bush in this forum for it like you have been doing President Obama. Why didn't you?
     
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    Ah, Correct me if I'm wrong but hasn't Obama already tripled the spending that Bush did in his first two months over Bush's first year.

    Besides I don't know of any conservative endorsing any of the bail outs that Bush did last year. In fact Mr Bush had to beg his side of the aisle for support.

    Meanwhile over the last 8 years the Dems would add earmarks to every bill that went to support the troops in Afghanistan and Iraq.

    Funny how all that spending that President Bush did, did not keep us out of a recession. Yet your side promotes spending to get us out of one. [​IMG]
     
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    And they continue to support him. That is also amazing. Maybe they are like GB and cannot admit a mistake.

     
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    I clearly opposed Bush and McCain for spending. As far as some equivalence well I just explained that.
     
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    I think conservatives here did bash Bush and the Republicans for spending and spending. I did on several occasions.

    But your side was too busy hyped up promoting an Obama victory to notice.
     
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    I am not asking about personal opposition.

    I am asking why the threads by conservatives bashing President Bush's and the GOP Congress' spending were not evident to any meaningful extent in this forum for the past 8 years?
     
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    They were few and far between by conservatives. Not daily(or seemingly semi-daily) as they are now against President Obama and the Democratic Congress.
     
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    You did, back when you were a conservative. So conservatives did bash the policies of Bush on spending. Just some of the conservatives changed.

    Furthermore, there were threads. But there weren't as many because a lot of the discussion was about terrorism, and the spending of Bush was not nearly so bad as the spending of Obama. Just look at the numbers. Bush was pathetic, and wrong. But he can't hold a candle to Obama.

    And you are asking the wrong question. The real question is Why aren't you bashing Obama for this unconscionable spending spree? In six weeks he has raised the deficit just 1/4 of what Bush did in his presidency.

    Obama is talking about cutting the deficit in half by 2013, and if that happens, the deficit will still be higher than when he took office, I think.

    So where are you Ken? Why aren't you standing up for America against this administration?
     
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    Federal spending has been going up and up for decades. So of course there is a lot more spending in 2009 compared to 2001.
     
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    I think if you search through the threads in the politics forum you will find plenty of threads about the Bush/Republican spending. But as has already been stated, any time Bush wanted more money for the troops, the only way he could get them passed was to allow the Dems to pad the bills with earmarks so they would vote in the affirmative for the troops. So don't blame it all on Bush. As has been pointed out many times in this forum, Dems and Repubs have been equally to blame for the financial mess we are in by their excessive spending and pork.

    Now you have you answer, let it rest. Otherwise, I will suspect you are flaming/provoking the Board. Your Obama side won, so enjoy your shallow victory.
     
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    President Obama and the Democratic Congress is trying to help the middle- and working classes. President Bush and the Republican Congress tried to help only the big corporations and the rich.

    That's a huge difference.
     
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    Never mind.
     
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    That is simply untrue. Most of the money in this spending bill will go to big business and banks. Just today news comes out that another $30 billion or so will go to AIG. Perhaps you don't konw this, but AIG is not a middle or working class family. It is a big corporation made up of rich people.

    Your attacks on lady Eagle are ungentlemanly and out of line. You should be ashamed of yourself. You can disagree with someone without those kinds of comments. Quite frankly, you deserve a suspension for them. You should have the decency to apologize to her and remove yourself from the conversation.
     
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    Never mind.
     
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