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  1. NebulousRikulau

    NebulousRikulau GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Okay, follow through on the history.
    Who was it that decided that a balanced budget and reduced deficit wasn’t important? And then watched the banking industry crash? Started an unnecessary war instead of finishing the first one?

    No, it wasn’t Obama. Try again.

  2. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, over 1 year ago

    cheney/shrub/ashcroft/rumsfeld should be hauled into court for their financial crimes and into the world court for war crimes.

  3. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 1 year ago

    No, Scott, I was there. Democrats voted to allow the use of force because Bush said it would help in negotiations, and that force would be the last option. He lied, of course — he and Cheney made the plans to invade Iraq even before 9/11, and never tried to negotiate. This weakness of some Democrats to be suckered by lying Republicans is why Clinton lost the primaries in 2008. But it’s NO reason to vote Republican.

  4. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, over 1 year ago

    Imagine JFK at that podium. “When I was President we ventured into space, Hamburgers were 25ct and Motown was ringing to the sound of V8’s”. Well. yes. But that was the past. And the past can never come back.
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    Bill Clinton was a good president, but he also was the luckiest barstud alive with the Dot-Com bubble falling into his lap. And he had Newt Gingrich to keep him honest, therefor delivering a surplus. What as President Obama going for him? Rotten securities, foreclosed homes and a “Leader” who can’t get HIS OWN people under control, let alone work together with the White House. What I’m trying to say is this: don’t get caught in nostalgia, don’t compare apples to oranges.

  5. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    Morty my man! What you said is a very good reason NOT to elect Obama again.

    " a “Leader” who can’t get HIS OWN people under control, let alone work together with the White House."

  6. wbr

    wbr said, over 1 year ago

    bruce bho leads from behind if the action fails it is bush fault if it is a winner I I I I I DID IT

  7. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    From a new Time magazine interview with Toni Morrison: Do you regret referring to Bill Clinton as the first black President?

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Bush was “authorized” to use force AFTER he came back to the Congress, he never came back, and seized power. Libya was a NATO operation, and we had a treaty, which Obama operated under, and we gave support, but no troops on the ground to fight a “war”. Syria is another, but messier, insurrection against the government, and we’ve wisely stayed on the sidelines, because it IS a mess where nobody really knows “who’s on first”, or what will happen when, not just if, Assad finally leaves.


    As to the button, I don’t really think either Bill, or Hillary, truly want her to run in 2016, but. . .

  9. indieme

    indieme GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Hey, Bill, are you forgetting the Nincompoop in Chief who gave us ECONOMIGEDDON?

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @ScottPM

    Here is a news flash of you—-most Liberals aren’t Democrats. Two separate things. So it is with Progressives. So the business class owns both parties for the Plutocrats who will suck you dry as happily as they suck it out of the rest of us. Agreeing with them doesn’t make any larger than you are—little people to them.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @ARodney

    Agreed, the Democrats tend to be weak kneed and spineless.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    Also NATO is under the thumb of the USA. And see where it got them, in the Middle East where they have no mandate!

  13. Dredpiraterobt$

    Dredpiraterobt$ said, over 1 year ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    I’m sorry, but you’re really starting to p1zz me off!
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    “with the Dot-Com bubble falling into his lap.”
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    Not a true statement! It didn’t “fall into his lap.” He helped it happen with changes to the tax law that is essence created the Hedge fund and Private equity industries. These changes made it profitable for wealth to be invested in the burgeoning business. It made it possible for people to be enticed to work for very little current cash but plenty of stock options.
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    Further, Clinton didn’t make mistakes. When the Pac Rim was imploding, and the Peso was on the brink, Clinton calmed those markets.
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    When LTC was imploding, he worked with Greenspan and the investment banks and Warren Buffet to ensure an orderly liquidation of the positions.
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    Either of those two events could and would have derailed the markets and investment in private equity and the economy. But they didn’t, because Clinton did what needed to be done when it needed to be done!
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    " And he had Newt Gingrich to keep him honest, therefor delivering a surplus."
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    The surplus was a result of the actions he took in the first two years of his first term. Your idea that all good came after the Republican Freshman class came in, well you forget that it was those morons that defaulted on the debt! And it was them that shut down the government in an effort to blackmail the President. Clinton BEAT them at their own game!
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    The ONLY success the Republicans had was in getting Clinton impeached! and they wasted over $40Million dollars to do so.
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    You are right, don’t get caught up in nostalgia, but don’t over simplify the past either (which is what happens when someone doesn’t understand what was happening at the time)
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  14. Dredpiraterobt$

    Dredpiraterobt$ said, over 1 year ago

    The Dems voting for Authorization: It didn’t matter. They were going to do what they were going to do anyway. The vote for Authorization was an “October surprise” move in that it was just before the 2002 mid terms and the Administration had spent the entire year before convincing the US public that Osama had a dirty bomb that he and Sadam where going to plant right under your daughter’s bed!
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    If ANY politician voted against the “authorization” then that would be used as evidence that the Dems were “Soft” on terrorism! So Vote Republican.
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    And if you do vote for it, then your supporters1 will constantly ask why you voted for it at you future campaign rallies.
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    1 As Hillary’s “supporters” did. And that Liberal Media never once stopped to wonder “Why would a supporter come to a rally to embarass their own candidate?” Obviously, the “supporter” was an operative from somewhere else. Obama’s camp? The Republicans? I don’t know. But at least I do know that I don’t know; ya know?

  15. neuturn

    neuturn said, over 1 year ago

    @Clark Kent

    Don’t forget to add Barney Frank as part of the housing crisis which was one of the biggest contributors to the Banking problems along with all of the brokers created to gorge on the new found get quick rich scheme.

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