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Barack Obama is George H.W. Bush?
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Posted on 12/11/2010 7:20:28 PM PST by ChicagoConservative27

President Obama has been compared to a lot of past presidents. In the first days of his administration, he was compared to great presidents like Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan, as well as John F. Kennedy. These days, Mr. Obama is being compared to some other presidents.

Sometimes, Mr. Obama is described as another Bill Clinton. After watching his Democrats take a pounding in the 1994 midterm election, Mr. Clinton pivoted to the center in 1995-96 in an effort to improve his own standing as his re-election drew near. (Like Mr. Obama, Mr. Clinton was perceived by some as having gone too far left in his first two years in office.)

Others see Mr. Obama as another George W. Bush because of his order of a troop surge in Afghanistan and efforts to continue at least some of the Bush-era tax cuts.

There is another comparison that is beginning to be made, however.

Some see Mr. Obama as another George H.W. Bush.

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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: bush; bush41; george; obama

1 posted on 12/11/2010 7:20:32 PM PST by ChicagoConservative27
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To: ChicagoConservative27

I wouldn’t insult Poppy like that.


2 posted on 12/11/2010 7:21:56 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: RichInOC

Barack Obama is the last Kennedy brother. Chrissie Mathews said so, so it must be true. He got a tingle thinking about Obama being the last Kennedy brother.


3 posted on 12/11/2010 7:25:20 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: ChicagoConservative27
I'm going with SARAH PALIN'S OPINION

Q: "What do you think of Obama's presidency thus far?"

SARAH PALIN: "Two words: Jimmy Carter."

4 posted on 12/11/2010 7:26:52 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: RichInOC
Poppy is a total dope but Obama makes him look......why look! It's another Rhodes Scholar!
My kindergartener was smarter than any of these Idiots
5 posted on 12/11/2010 7:27:00 PM PST by acapesket
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To: ChicagoConservative27; a fool in paradise

IBBHCP (In Before Bush Has Class Posts.)


6 posted on 12/11/2010 7:27:03 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: RichInOC

I agree 100%. GHWB may not have been a true Conservative, but he is as real and decent a man as has ever held public office; Obama is an empty suit whose ideals are repugnant to all good people. If GHWB happens to have brown eyes, I’d say that the only think Obama and GHWB have in common is eye color.


7 posted on 12/11/2010 7:28:02 PM PST by utahagen
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To: onyx

Baby!


8 posted on 12/11/2010 7:30:06 PM PST by ChicagoConservative27
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Sweetheart!


9 posted on 12/11/2010 7:33:50 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Well.....being in the presence of Clinton seemed to make both check their watches.


10 posted on 12/11/2010 7:36:11 PM PST by edpc (It's Kräusened)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

I think I prefer the comparison to Jimmy Carter. It’s a close call, but I seriously think Obama is worse; a feat I never thought possible.


11 posted on 12/11/2010 7:36:29 PM PST by dajeeps
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To: ChicagoConservative27

HW raised taxes & proudly talked about the “new world order”. His poor communication skills gave us 8 years of Billary. HW might be a nice but he was not a good president.

Obama is much worse, of course. Worse than Carter IMO cuz’ his contempt for America screams out at me louder than Carter’s did.


12 posted on 12/11/2010 7:36:54 PM PST by TheStickman
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To: onyx

Actually I’d compare Obama to Hugo Chavez but hey that’s just me


13 posted on 12/11/2010 7:37:47 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda

LOL. You win!


14 posted on 12/11/2010 7:38:43 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx

Miss ya!


15 posted on 12/11/2010 7:39:05 PM PST by ChicagoConservative27
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To: ChicagoConservative27

I hope I never see a future president compared to Obama.


16 posted on 12/11/2010 7:40:51 PM PST by TaxPayer2000 (The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government,)
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To: ChicagoConservative27
In the first days of his administration, he was compared to great presidents like Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan,

The only person doing the comparing was himself.

17 posted on 12/11/2010 7:41:00 PM PST by keepitreal ( Good manners never go out of style)
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To: Revolting cat!

Well, this issue can be settled simply by comparing resumes, so no need for any BDS.


18 posted on 12/11/2010 7:41:09 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: onyx

Imagine if Sarah had said that LOL..talk about liberal heads exploding..I would have gotten an extra large popcorn for that one


19 posted on 12/11/2010 7:42:11 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: dajeeps

Or maybe Obama is more like Pierce who signed the Kansas-Nebraska Act or Buchannan who tried to force the Lecompton constitution on a majority who didn’t want it. Kind of reminds me of this healthcare debacle that is on a national scale instead of just a territory... the same kind of stuff.


20 posted on 12/11/2010 7:42:57 PM PST by dajeeps
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To: Sarah Barracuda

LOL. But she replied ‘seriously” and she will call him “Jimmy Carter” or run against him, as though he is Jimmy Carter.

She’s running, you know?

!!!!!!


21 posted on 12/11/2010 7:46:00 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

I’m right here!


22 posted on 12/11/2010 7:46:43 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx

Haha. I mean when we had fun on the DWTS thread


23 posted on 12/11/2010 7:48:07 PM PST by ChicagoConservative27
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To: ChicagoConservative27

How about President Lenin?


24 posted on 12/11/2010 7:49:37 PM PST by ZULU (No nation which tried to tolerate Islam escaped Islamization.)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

*That* was fun. Come to the LIVE thread tomorrow - “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” when Kate Gosselin is in Alaska with Sarah on a camping trip.
TLC at 8:00PM Central.


25 posted on 12/11/2010 7:51:08 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: ChicagoConservative27
Some see Mr. Obama as another George H.W. Bush.

This is a blatant attempt to re-invent the uber liberal ZERO as a moderate.

I hate many of his positions but GHWB:

Risked his life in war for America earning the Distinguished Flying Cross, three Air Medals, and a Presidential Unit Citation
Married a class act of a wife
Worked for a living in the oil business
Did real work in public service for nearly 30 years
Appointed Clarence Thomas to the SCOTUS
Won the 1st Gulf War ove Iraq's invasion of Kuwait

ZERO has achieved nothing.

26 posted on 12/11/2010 7:51:34 PM PST by DWar ("The ultimate destination of Political Correctness is totalitarianism.")
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To: onyx

Shocking Kate Gosselin would go anywhere near Sarah.


27 posted on 12/11/2010 7:53:23 PM PST by ChicagoConservative27
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To: DWar
Beautifully put! I agree with another poster who said this is the media's attempt to relabel Obama as a moderate. I agree with you, too. GHWB is a superior person. Do I wish he had been more conservative? Sure. But I cannot brook Obama’s being compared to GHWB.
28 posted on 12/11/2010 8:02:52 PM PST by utahagen
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To: ChicagoConservative27

He’s Warren G. Harding.

Remember Your Other 5 Black Presidents
http://diversityinc.com/content/1757/article/3085/

Warren G. Harding
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_G._Harding


29 posted on 12/11/2010 8:04:34 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body." CS Lewis)
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To: ChicagoConservative27
The one President he is not being compared to but would be the most fitting comparison


30 posted on 12/11/2010 8:09:27 PM PST by libh8er
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To: DWar

My son was telling me how incredibly witty GHWB was after he read some book about him.

These people are always revising history. It is what Marxists do. Can’t have truth prove all their ideas are bankrupt—literally. BO is most like Carter but even worse (if that is possible).


31 posted on 12/11/2010 8:14:03 PM PST by savagesusie
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To: ChicagoConservative27
The sad part is, no other presidents have - or would want to be - compared to barack obama.

The stargazers in the press take turns putting their heads up his butt to prop him up by trying to compare him to other presidents - but their fatal flaw in that is most of us have studied history and paid attention for the past 40 years, and we know - with the possible exception of Jimmy Carter - there has never been another president this inept, incompetitent and disloyal to America.

The press needs to be told, "before you try to convince me that he is just like someone else, why not tell us who HE is...who he REALLY is".

But no, they are content to not push the matter of constitutional eligibility and the well-hidden facts about the mans past. Their take is he wrote a fricking book about his life - like he's going to write about the bad stuff.

Obama has controlled the narrative of his past from day-one, and it's time someone has the audacity to out him to the world.

A president - a real president - should be someone we all look up to, but with obama, well, he goes for the "fear factor"...fear means control; it's used by muslim terrorists the world over. Lessons learned are behavior practiced.

They want him to be everybody else, but no one wants to be him...
32 posted on 12/11/2010 8:14:09 PM PST by FrankR (Don't let the bastards wear you down!)
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To: utahagen
Do I wish he had been more conservative? Sure. But I cannot brook Obama’s being compared to GHWB.

Exactly!

33 posted on 12/11/2010 8:24:05 PM PST by DWar ("The ultimate destination of Political Correctness is totalitarianism.")
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To: savagesusie
BO is most like Carter but even worse (if that is possible).

It's not only possible ... it's happening before our very eyes.
Astonishing, huh.

34 posted on 12/11/2010 8:28:36 PM PST by DWar ("The ultimate destination of Political Correctness is totalitarianism.")
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To: ChicagoConservative27

GHWB was and is a war Hero. Whatever else I feel about him, he doesn’t deserve the comparison to this man.
I’ve decided Obama stands on his own unique island. I can’t even compare him to Carter anymore, I don’t think Carter hates this country as deeply as Barack does.


35 posted on 12/11/2010 8:43:33 PM PST by Soul Seeker ( I was there when we had the numbers, but didn’t have the principles.---Jim that leans conservDeMin)
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To: dajeeps

I won’t say he’s worse than Carter. Carter is largely responsible for the existence of the Islamic Republic of Iran and everything that followed including the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan which led to AQ and Bin Laden, the Iran Iraq War, the formation of Hezbollah and Hamas, the entire modern Jihadist movement really. All because Carter did nothing throughout 79 and 80(even after they took our hostages). It will be very tough for Obama to reach that level.

Of course, Carter’s ineptness and failures also brought us Reagan. If Carter was even halfway decent Reagan never would have been President. So, there is that benefit.

Lets hope Obama brings us a similar turnaround.


36 posted on 12/11/2010 9:58:42 PM PST by jeltz25
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To: DWar

He also appointed David Souter and thus singlehandedly kep Roe v Wade on the books. Whatever good he got from Thomas is more than wiped away by Souter. That was a total disaster that conservatives may never fully recover from.

I don’t blame him so much for losing in 92. We’d had the WH for 12 yrs, that’s al ong time. The dems were bound to win eventually.

But the Souter appt was just awful. Really mars his entire term for me.

It is ironic that he got in trouble for breaking a no new taxes pledge and now Obama is in trouble with his base for breaking a yes new taxes pledge.


37 posted on 12/11/2010 10:03:03 PM PST by jeltz25
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To: Revolting cat!

Just barely! You squeaked in by one post.


38 posted on 12/11/2010 10:04:08 PM PST by MV=PY
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To: jeltz25
Whatever good he got from Thomas is more than wiped away by Souter.

I agree.
I didn't post because I thought GHWB was a great president. I posted to say he lived an accomplished life that made some positive contributions as opposed to ZERO who has made none. GWHB doesn't deserve to be drug down to ZERO's level and no amount of MSM BS will elevate ZERO to GHWB's.

39 posted on 12/11/2010 10:14:34 PM PST by DWar ("The ultimate destination of Political Correctness is totalitarianism.")
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To: jeltz25

The history of Obama isn’t written yet. We don’t know all of what he’s done or will do and how it will reverberate through time.

Iran is easily one of Carter’s larger disasters, but I think when he was voted out people might have been thinking more along the lines of energy and the economy at the time.

Given the utter stupidity of things Obama has done that we know about, my guess is that over the next two years it won’t be difficult for Obama to top even Carter considering they are both cut from nearly the same cloth.


40 posted on 12/11/2010 10:14:38 PM PST by dajeeps
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To: onyx
He's no Bill Clinton. He lacks the charm and political instincts Clinton had.

Carter might be the most apt comparison so far. Those were some lousy years!

41 posted on 12/11/2010 10:26:12 PM PST by newzjunkey (expired "Bush tax cut" = Obama Tax Increase)
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To: dajeeps
my guess is that over the next two years it won’t be difficult for Obama to top even Carter

As politically positive as that would be for 2012, I'm not sure the country needs that kind of punishment!

42 posted on 12/11/2010 10:29:30 PM PST by newzjunkey (expired "Bush tax cut" = Obama Tax Increase)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

It’s the second term of Jimmah Carter.


43 posted on 12/11/2010 10:35:30 PM PST by scott7278 ( "...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked." BHO)
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To: ChicagoConservative27
Barack Obama is George H.W. Bush?

Funny, he doesn't look Bushish.

44 posted on 12/11/2010 10:40:09 PM PST by upsdriver (to undo the damage the "intellectual elites" have done. . . . . Sarah Palin for President!)
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To: newzjunkey

You’re right. Clinton has the Southern ‘thang’ and obama is not an American, or even Americanized. He a social misfit, in every sense of the word.


45 posted on 12/11/2010 10:42:03 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: ChicagoConservative27
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46 posted on 12/12/2010 2:18:34 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

There is another comparison that is beginning to be made, however.

Some see Mr. Obama as an undocumented illegal Mexican.


47 posted on 12/12/2010 5:21:15 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: ChicagoConservative27

I find it very interesting that the level of ranking of President that the liberal media sources has Obama being compared to has consistently been going down the chart. they started out comparing him to President Lincoln, and now President George H. W. Bush. Eventually they may get to Presidents Andrew Johnson or James Buchanan if Obama is President long enough.


48 posted on 12/12/2010 6:04:34 AM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Liberals hate it when I compare Obama to Jimmy Carter so I’m sticking with it.


49 posted on 12/12/2010 7:28:16 PM PST by bronxville
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To: ChicagoConservative27
More "good cop/bad cop" BullStalin trying to make the case that Barack isn't as Leftist as his Marx&Mao loving administration...


50 posted on 12/13/2010 8:14:33 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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