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Does anyone really think 2010 is going to be about George W. Bush?
Politico ^ | 08/10/2010 | Ben Smith

Posted on 08/10/2010 12:43:00 PM PDT by speciallybland

I mean, it's not an illogical notion, but the political reality and the speed of the media churn make the notion that Democrats can run against Bush this year vanishingly unlikely.

Still, the DNC seems to be trying.

From communications director Brad Woodhouse:

Serious question here - where is George Bush? Why is he not on the Campaign Trail for Republicans?

In recent weeks Republican leaders have said they want to return to the “exact same agenda” that was pursed under George Bush (Pete Sessions), that President Bush will be seen in a more favorable light by the public as time goes on (John Cornyn), that the Bush tax breaks for the wealthy and big oil should be extended without paying for them (John Boehner, Jon Kyl, el al) and that Republican candidates would welcome George Bush in to campaign for them in this fall’s election (RNC Spokesman – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0x8Mb2Dck4). So with all this love being shown to George Bush, his policies and his stewardship of the economy and the country – why is he not on the campaign trail for Republican candidates? Inquiring minds…

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2010; 2010midterms; bush; bushsfault; gopcomeback; issues; obama

1 posted on 08/10/2010 12:43:01 PM PDT by speciallybland
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To: speciallybland

It will work for the Rat base. But that’s about it.


2 posted on 08/10/2010 12:45:41 PM PDT by ILS21R ("Every night before I go to sleep, I think who would throw stones at me?", she said)
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To: speciallybland

Fine, let the Rats ask Americans if they are better off than they were two years ago.

Unemployment was 5% when Pelosi/Reid took control in Jan 2007. We could do much better than Bush, especially on the spending sign, but we’re currently doing far worse.


3 posted on 08/10/2010 12:45:53 PM PDT by reaganaut1
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To: speciallybland

What did I miss?

Did Obama not apply for this job?


4 posted on 08/10/2010 12:45:55 PM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: speciallybland

yep, that 4.5 - 5% unemployment under Bush sucked (rolling eyes)


5 posted on 08/10/2010 12:47:09 PM PDT by Troublemaker
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To: speciallybland

When a liberal brings up the idea that electing a Republican will bring back Bush’s policies, the Republican should calmly say:

“We tried it your way, all we got was a weaker economy and more government in our lives.”


6 posted on 08/10/2010 12:49:25 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: speciallybland
Serious question here - where is George Bush? Why is he not on the Campaign Trail for Republicans?

Dems trying to bait Bush out so the election can be about him. Serious question - where is Jimmy Carter? Serious question - where is OBL? Serious question - who is BHO?

7 posted on 08/10/2010 12:50:24 PM PDT by rhombus
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To: speciallybland

The Democrats will try and make it about Bush. I doubt they’ll succeed.


8 posted on 08/10/2010 12:50:36 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: speciallybland
Still, the DNC seems to be trying.

The more they compare the country under Bush to the country under Oboma, the better Bush looks. In fact, he looks really good right now!

9 posted on 08/10/2010 12:51:21 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: speciallybland

The 2008 election should not have been about Bush, let alone 2010. The GOP should have been pounding the dimocRATS with the fact that the dimocRATS had had two year of control of the Congress. And, with that control had derailed the economic engine of the U.S. in order to fabricate the lies that Bush’s administration was soley to blame. So now, we’ve had over three and a half years of dimocRat control of Congress, and nealy 19 months of Obozo in the WH. Who is responsible again?????


10 posted on 08/10/2010 12:53:07 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: ILS21R

Here in Michigan our Governor Granholm has spent eight years blaming her total destruction of this state on former Governor Engler.


11 posted on 08/10/2010 12:53:07 PM PDT by kempster
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To: speciallybland

That will be hilarious!....Obama and his teleprompter versus a cardboard cut-out of Bush.


12 posted on 08/10/2010 12:54:00 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: speciallybland
Oboma should ask Bush for help. Oboma isn't doing so well.
13 posted on 08/10/2010 12:54:00 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: speciallybland

One of the democrats running for MN governor is running against “George Bush’s No Child Left Behind” bill even though it is more accurate to call it “Teddy Kennedy’s No Child Left Behind” bill.


14 posted on 08/10/2010 12:54:07 PM PDT by DManA
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To: speciallybland

What else are they going to run on? Their record?


15 posted on 08/10/2010 12:55:06 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: roses of sharon

LOL.


16 posted on 08/10/2010 12:56:27 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: speciallybland
The Drudge headline "Obama goes gray for Fall - Attacks Bush".... Really? Again?

I bet even the dimmest of dems are tired of that crap by now, and thats saying something...It's beyond old, beyond pathetic, even beyond surreal.

Dims need a new playbook...the race card is tattered and old, Bush sucks isn't working for them anymore...what else they got? Rove and Rumsfeld maybe? Cheney?

17 posted on 08/10/2010 12:56:50 PM PDT by libs_kma (DEMOCRATS, HOT TAR AND FEATHERS. SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED.)
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To: speciallybland

Obama’s pitch is aimed squarely at the Dem base and will work with many of them. That is the best strategy for limiting this year’s losses, apart from a rabbit out of the hat development like capturing or killing bin Laden or a well-timed attack on Iran.


18 posted on 08/10/2010 12:57:18 PM PDT by Rockingham
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To: SoldierDad

Reach across the aisle, John McCain.


19 posted on 08/10/2010 12:57:18 PM PDT by rhombus
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To: speciallybland

Dubya needs to save up his energy for his book tour.


20 posted on 08/10/2010 12:59:05 PM PDT by freespirited (There are a lot of bad Republicans but there are no good Democrats.--Ann Coulter)
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To: speciallybland

Sen. Patty Murry is running ads in Washington State linking Dino Rossi to George Bush.

So yes, they’ll try.


21 posted on 08/10/2010 1:03:56 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (When life gives you lemons, throw them back and demand chocolate.)
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To: Non-Sequitur

“The Democrats will try and make it about Bush. I doubt they’ll succeed.”

That’s all the Dems have. They are running on empty and sense a potential flogging of epic proportions come Nov. And, I agree with you.....blaming Bush is not going to save them.


22 posted on 08/10/2010 1:04:11 PM PDT by AlphaOneAlpha
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

A Bush cardboard cut-out will win.


23 posted on 08/10/2010 1:05:04 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: speciallybland

I hope not.

The Dems certainly will TRY to make it about him.

But I HOPE the GOP makes it about the DEMS and OBAMA and his health plan, his trial of Talibanistas in civilian courts, his failure to protect the U.S. border, his bad mouthing America overseas, his socialist, job destroying economic policies, etc. etc.


24 posted on 08/10/2010 1:12:20 PM PDT by ZULU (Non nobis Domine non nobis sed nomini tuo da gloriam)
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To: Erik Latranyi
all we got was a weaker economy and more government in our lives.”

a weaker economy, massive debt and more oppressive government ...

25 posted on 08/10/2010 1:12:46 PM PDT by eCSMaster (He promised hope; he gave us hype. He promised change; he gave us chains!)
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To: Troublemaker
"yep, that 4.5 - 5% unemployment under Bush sucked (rolling eyes)"

So did those billion dollar budget deficits compared to Obama's yearly TRILLION dollar budget deficits.

26 posted on 08/10/2010 1:14:09 PM PDT by avacado
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To: ILS21R

“It will work for the Rat base. But that’s about it.”

This is probably not a good strategy for the dems. Although the hardcore base won’t be going anywhere, this could backfire with many wavering independent voters, because it will remind them that things weren’t nearly this bad while W was in office.


27 posted on 08/10/2010 1:20:27 PM PDT by Texan Tory
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To: speciallybland

Obama has a bad report card....He wants you to look at Bush’s...claiming Bush is somehow responsible for Obama’s bad report card


28 posted on 08/10/2010 1:27:06 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: speciallybland
My favorite comment from the original post...

Democrats are like a lesbian with lockjaw,they can't let go of the Bush
Posted By: kj | August 10, 2010 at 02:46 PM

29 posted on 08/10/2010 1:40:06 PM PDT by CA Conservative
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To: speciallybland
I've seen a number of articles and letters to the editor about "Democrats blaming Bush" in the last week or two. Most reader comments have ridiculed the Democrats for their unwillingness to take responsibility. The most common comment about blaming Bush is along the lines of "that dog won't hunt".

The Democrats are in real trouble...

30 posted on 08/10/2010 1:46:37 PM PDT by Senator_Blutarski
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To: speciallybland

If it is, it will only be because the more Obama reminds them about the Bush Presidency, and they realize that they were better off when Bush was President.


31 posted on 08/10/2010 1:54:31 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: libs_kma
They could always resurrect Scooter Libby.
32 posted on 08/10/2010 2:52:47 PM PDT by JPG (How much taxpayer $ did Mookie blow today?)
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To: speciallybland

You people overestimate the thinking process of an idiot. That idiot being the so-called moderate who voted for 0bama in ‘08. Yeah, I know: “But they’re voicing their displeasure now in poll after poll”. The painful truth is,.....THEY’RE STILL IDIOTS, and as such, can again be bamboozled by 0bama and the Dems. That’s the way I see it anyway....I could be wrong.


33 posted on 08/10/2010 3:15:26 PM PDT by Ronald_Magnus
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To: speciallybland

‘O’ and the DhiminiCRAPS think so. lol


34 posted on 08/10/2010 3:25:53 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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