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Dems Hit at Bush in New Cable Ad
The Hill ^ | 8/20/2010 | Jordan Fabian

Posted on 08/20/2010 8:15:44 AM PDT by Qbert

Democrats again used former President George W. Bush as a foe in their latest TV ad campaign, driving home the point Republicans would restore policies that helped create the economic downturn.

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) released a new cable ad Friday that harped on their campaign message that the November midterm elections will be a choice between Democratic policies that will bring the country out of the recession versus Republican policies that helped created it.

No Republican is used in the ad aside from Bush -- who is shown saying "you can fool me but you can't get fooled again."

Debate has swirled whether or not using Bush as a campaign foil will work for Democrats in the 2010 cycle, two years after Bush left office.

Republicans -- especially those who worked in the Bush administration -- have said it is a tired argument that will not resonate with voters.

But many Democrats have countered, saying that using Bush will give voters a clearer idea of what they are voting for if they back Republicans in the fall. The DNC said the ad will air on national cable networks.

A Democratic official who released the ad said that "the ad -- 'Big Choices' -- amplifies the choice voters are going to face this fall between Democrats who have pulled the country out of the ditch and Bush Republican era policies which put us there."

The spot emphasizes that Democrats favor "investing" in manufacturing, education, a "clean energy" economy and want to put Main Street ahead of Wall Street.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2010electionbias; 9point5percent; bds; clutchingatstraws; demagoguery; democrats; desperate; dnctalkingpoints; itsallbushsfault; missmeyet; november; sinkingship
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Just a couple of days ago, the Libs were all crying for Bush to play the role of hero and come and rescue them in the Ground Zero mosque dispute. Now they want to bash the guy? Shocked, shocked I tell ya.
1 posted on 08/20/2010 8:15:50 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert
Not a good tactic to use these days.


2 posted on 08/20/2010 8:17:52 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Those who support the construction of the WTC mosque oppose Christian missionaries working abroad.)
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3 posted on 08/20/2010 8:18:29 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Those who support the construction of the WTC mosque oppose Christian missionaries working abroad.)
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To: Qbert
Dems Hit at Bush in New Cable Ad

WOW that will work....they wont elect him anymore.

(dooooooooooooooshbags.)

4 posted on 08/20/2010 8:19:02 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Qbert
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5 posted on 08/20/2010 8:19:16 AM PDT by Kozak (USA 7/4/1776 to 1/20/2009 Reqiescat in Pace)
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To: a fool in paradise

I saw a poll the other day where Bush actually is now more popular than Obama.


6 posted on 08/20/2010 8:19:16 AM PDT by RockinRight (Outrage does not make the law.)
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To: Qbert

They treat BDS like herpes, I don’t think they are ever going to get over it.


7 posted on 08/20/2010 8:19:23 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Those who support the construction of the WTC mosque oppose Christian missionaries working abroad.)
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To: Qbert
Democrats again used former President George W. Bush as a foe in their latest TV ad campaign, driving home the point Republicans would restore policies that helped create the economic downturn.

When you search "out-of-touch" on the web, a picture of the Dems pops up. Personally, I want them to keep running against Bush, it only underscores how out-of-touch they are!!

8 posted on 08/20/2010 8:19:27 AM PDT by DustyMoment
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To: Qbert

Yeah... Americans would hate to return to 4.5% unemployment and low income taxes. /s


9 posted on 08/20/2010 8:19:57 AM PDT by avacado
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To: Qbert

That’s fine. Let them run against President Bush. This works well for us, as Mr. Bush is more popular than the anti-Christ Obama in battleground congressional districts.

The POS (Party of Satan) is spending their money to help our candidates. Thank you very much.


10 posted on 08/20/2010 8:20:06 AM PDT by sitetest ( If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: Qbert

They refuse to ever accept responsibility. Spoiled petulant children are running the nation.


11 posted on 08/20/2010 8:20:36 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: Qbert

Libs missed the part where Bush isn’t running for office.


12 posted on 08/20/2010 8:21:17 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Why are 100% of Rape / Assaults in Oslo, Norway, committed by Muslims?)
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To: Qbert

The dems can’t run on their voting records or accomplsihments because everything they have accomplished has been against what the American people have told them that they want or don’t want.

The dems have governed against the collective will of the American people.

All the dems have is Bush and that horse is dead as a doornail because the dems have beat it to death.


13 posted on 08/20/2010 8:21:24 AM PDT by Ev Reeman
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WOW! Even in the very liberal Martha Vineyard island area, a tee-shirt which shows in artistic form former President George W. Bush and with the famous words, “Miss Me Yet?” has become a “hit” at the local area shops. As it was reference to in the video, this is one tee-shirt that the vacationing President Barak Obama and family will not be smiling on.

Bush's Miss Me Yet T-Shirt a Best Seller at Martha's Vineyard

14 posted on 08/20/2010 8:22:03 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: Qbert
Every lib running for reelection needs to be tied to 0zer0. He's the most toxic figure on the political horizon right now. Throw in a few figures for average unemployment under Bush and the Kenyan as well.
15 posted on 08/20/2010 8:22:08 AM PDT by bereanway
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To: a fool in paradise

True enough! LOL

haha... I just have to laugh. All the GOP now has to do is connect CONGRESS and the Democrat control of it since Jan 2007 to the economic downturn, and its GAME OVER for the dims. America is now well aware, once again, of what Congress’ role in screwing the nation is.

The Dems have proven themselves to be just brilliantly stupid.


16 posted on 08/20/2010 8:23:35 AM PDT by Danae (Anal nathrach, orth' bhais's bethad, do che'l de'nmha.)
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To: avacado
Yeah... Americans would hate to return to 4.5% unemployment and low income taxes. /s
We can't have that.
17 posted on 08/20/2010 8:26:00 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: Qbert

“As I was tumbling down the stair,
I cursed the man who wasn’t there... “

(Apologies for the mis-quote)

Contemplate, for a moment, the political genius behind the Bush decision to maintain a low (nonexistent, really) profile after leaving office....


18 posted on 08/20/2010 8:26:08 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: bereanway

If the Democrats have pulled me out of the ditch how come I cannot see over the top, and I am covered in mud and water.

I feel like they dug the ditch deeper and then started using it as a slit trench.


19 posted on 08/20/2010 8:26:44 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Qbert

It really is all they have. They obtained power on nothing but blaming Bush and celebrating every death in Iraq calling it a defeat and the “wrong war” (now proclaimed a victory by the Ruling Class). Oh yeah, throw in some hope and change in there as well.

They said to the American People, “Bush started a fire and you need to elect us to put it out.” Fine, let us accept that premise about Bush starting the fire as true arguendo. It misses the point. The American People did not call in the Obama fire department just so it could show up and pour gas on the fire. The dems don’t get it. You can’t say “trust us” and then turn around and say “screw you.”.


20 posted on 08/20/2010 8:26:54 AM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: Qbert

Unemployment rates:

January 2001, just before Bush takes office 4.2%
January 2007, after six years under Bush and just before Pelosi takes control of spending 4.6%
January 2009, after two years under Pelosi and just before Obama Regime seizes power 7.6%
August 2010, after 19 months under Obama/Pelosi 9.6%

Exactly why would any sane person worry about removing the democrats responsible for this mess from power?


21 posted on 08/20/2010 8:27:32 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: wiggen
They refuse to ever accept responsibility

That's the basis of liberalism, lying to people and telling them that it isn't their fault.

22 posted on 08/20/2010 8:28:04 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Danae
has to do is connect CONGRESS and the Democrat control of it since Jan 2007 to the economic downturn

Barney Frank's corruption was a part of the REASON for the economic collapse. The banking crisis was a case of willful neglect.


23 posted on 08/20/2010 8:28:12 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Those who support the construction of the WTC mosque oppose Christian missionaries working abroad.)
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To: Qbert

like mad dogs chasing their tails..

lost in the ‘bush’


24 posted on 08/20/2010 8:28:15 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: wiggen

“They refuse to ever accept responsibility. Spoiled petulant children are running the nation.”

NOTE VERSE 3

Isaiah 3 (New International Version)

1 See now, the Lord,
the LORD Almighty,
is about to take from Jerusalem and Judah
both supply and support:
all supplies of food and all supplies of water,

2 the hero and warrior,
the judge and prophet,
the soothsayer and elder,

3 the captain of fifty and man of rank,
the counselor, skilled craftsman and clever enchanter.

4 I will make boys their officials;
mere children will govern them.

5 People will oppress each other—
man against man, neighbor against neighbor.
The young will rise up against the old,
the base against the honorable.


25 posted on 08/20/2010 8:28:26 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: a fool in paradise

“They treat BDS like herpes, I don’t think they are ever going to get over it.”

Yep. And is it just me, or doesn’t seem like when their “PDS” levels seem to subside a little, then their “BDS” levels rise, and vice versa? It’s like a see-saw...


26 posted on 08/20/2010 8:28:35 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

George W. Bush is Keyser Soze!


27 posted on 08/20/2010 8:28:49 AM PDT by Repealthe17thAmendment (Is this field required?)
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To: a fool in paradise

They treat BDS like herpes, I don’t think they are ever going to get over it.
_________________________________________________________

ROTFLMAO!!

Now that’s funny!


28 posted on 08/20/2010 8:28:53 AM PDT by Artcore
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To: Qbert

At this rate, Bush will never be re-elected.


29 posted on 08/20/2010 8:29:04 AM PDT by VisualizeSmallerGovernment (Carbon Dioxide is plant food, not pollution.)
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To: wiggen

I meant verse 4......


30 posted on 08/20/2010 8:29:17 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: Qbert

When are we going to hear from Conservatives on the fact that the Congress was under Liberal control from Jan 2007 to the end of Bush’s Presidency and beyond? The last two years of Bush’s Presidency was when the economic collapse began to materialize. Thanks to Bwaney Fwank and Chris Dodd and other dimocRATS who allowed the housing market to collapse due to their forced lending policies (giving out loans to anyone with a room temperature IQ and no ability to repay the loan).


31 posted on 08/20/2010 8:29:47 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: Qbert

Gee, I didn’t know that Bush was running for any elected office again. I wonder who has been president for nearly two years. I wonder what party has controlled the House and Senate in the last two election cycles...


32 posted on 08/20/2010 8:30:50 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: bereanway

Here is what I would say in an election ad.

“The democrats have been in charge of Congress since 2006. A democratic president was elected in 2008 and started to govern in 2009. Since that time, the national economy plummeted, government spending spun out of control, government expanded immensely while the private sector who is most responsible for creating jobs shrunk and the national debt exploded. Our great and beloved nation is now facing bankruptcy because we cannot pay our bills or sustain the course our country is on. The recession under democrat leadership worsened. So if you want to see the economy get even worse, vote for the democrat. If you want the economy in our state to improve vote for me, the republican. If you want to see the economic outlook of the entire country improve, vote for me, the republican. My name is -———— and I approve this message.”


33 posted on 08/20/2010 8:31:45 AM PDT by Ev Reeman
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Yep. And is it just me, or doesn’t seem like when their “PDS” levels seem to subside a little, then their “BDS” levels rise, and vice versa? It’s like a see-saw...

Saul Alinksy tactic. They find a target and demonize him/her.

They've done this same "personification of evil" attack against Newt Gingrich, Tom DeLay, Bill Frist, Donald Rumsfeld , Dick Cheney, et al...

34 posted on 08/20/2010 8:31:56 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Those who support the construction of the WTC mosque oppose Christian missionaries working abroad.)
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the choice voters are going to face this fall between Democrats who have pulled the country out of the ditch (and pushed it over a cliff) and Bush Republican era policies which put us there."
35 posted on 08/20/2010 8:33:12 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Uncle Miltie
Mock the libs by saying, "Ok, you win! I promise to never again vote for George W. Bush."
36 posted on 08/20/2010 8:33:25 AM PDT by Carlucci (THIS is what happens when you play 'American Idol' with the Presidency!)
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To: a fool in paradise

They’ve done this same “personification of evil” attack ..... “

Nothing new under the sun — the ol’ “throw enough mud, and some of it is bound to stick” political tactic has been around since at least the Time of the Caesars....


37 posted on 08/20/2010 8:34:39 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: kcvl

Republican policies did not “put us here”.

It was instead the insane lending policies that the dems forced on the banks and insurers and financial institutions as well as the fiscal mismanagement of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.


38 posted on 08/20/2010 8:35:54 AM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: Ev Reeman

*The dems can’t run on their voting records or accomplsihments because everything they have accomplished has been against what the American people have told them that they want or don’t want.

The dems have governed against the collective will of the American people.

All the dems have is Bush and that horse is dead as a doornail because the dems have beat it to death.*

Fresh new ad by DNC PR Vice President Tommy Flanagan:

“It’s Taft’s fault!”

You see we’re still blaming the Republicans, but this time it’s not Bush...
Genius! Throw out the BLAME BUSH! pins.

Print me up 100 million “Taft (a Republican) is to Blame!” pins.


39 posted on 08/20/2010 8:36:32 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: Qbert

This is beyond parody. Why stop there? Put Nixon in an ad. Tell voters that the Republican ‘20s were responsible for the the Depression.


40 posted on 08/20/2010 8:37:17 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: kcvl

The only mistake republicans made when they were in power was the overspending and the pork.

Hopefully they have learned their lesson this time around.


41 posted on 08/20/2010 8:37:23 AM PDT by Ev Reeman
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Gosh, I’m beginning to believe that RATS have no brains at all...THIS WILL only make folk angrier and sad that W is gone and the IMAN Obama has been a disaster. “ARE YOU BETTER OFF NOW?”...Folk answer...”HELL NO!” Where’s the HOPEY and CHANGEY Imam Obama promised? O’BOY, it’s gonna be an interesting election. I’ll be stocking up on the bubbly for election night...can’t wait to vote! :)


42 posted on 08/20/2010 8:37:36 AM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: Pollster1

“Exactly why would any sane person worry about removing the democrats responsible for this mess from power?”

The polity nominated McCain and elected obama. That means at least a majority of the people who vote aren’t sane.

But it is getting better...


43 posted on 08/20/2010 8:37:43 AM PDT by piytar (Those who never learned that peace and freedom are rare will be taught by reality.)
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To: Qbert
Cue the song, "It's too late, Baby now, it's too late..."

Once you take the oath, the job is yours and all of the foibles that go along with it.

George W. Bush wasn't the greatest President, but he didn't spend almost two years blaming everything on clinton. In fact, I don't remember him EVER referring any of the problems back to clinton...even when the clinton gang ravaged the White House and stole all of the W's of the keyboards.

obama needs to grow up, and shut up...Bush isn't running anymore...he's sitting out there in Texas laughing his ass off at the biggest f**Kup in the history of the American Presidency.
44 posted on 08/20/2010 8:37:53 AM PDT by FrankR (It doesn't matter what they call us, only what we answer to....)
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To: Madame Dufarge
this is one tee-shirt that the vacationing President Barak Obama and family will not be smiling on.

I would love to see a video of the Obama family stumbling upon that shirt in a store!

45 posted on 08/20/2010 8:38:21 AM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: DustyMoment

Too bad Socialism never works. If it did I would vote for them. Too bad. But it never has and never will. Why do they keep trying it?


46 posted on 08/20/2010 8:39:25 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: Madame Dufarge; CaptainAmiigaf

“WOW! Even in the very liberal Martha Vineyard island area, a tee-shirt which shows in artistic form former President George W. Bush and with the famous words, “Miss Me Yet?” has become a “hit” at the local area shops.”

Wouldn’t it be sweet if everyone was wearing their shirts all at the same time while the Zeroes wander through town?
Can’t you just picture it? :)


47 posted on 08/20/2010 8:42:37 AM PDT by Mrs. B.S. Roberts
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To: Qbert

I sure hope that the GOP understands what a wonderful gift this is. A simple campaign that amplifies the right of individuals to be left alone by gov’t = jobs, jobs and more jobs will resonate. Every time I run into a liberal, the right to left alone is one subject that gives us common ground and hopefully plants a seed in their wee little minds.


48 posted on 08/20/2010 8:43:47 AM PDT by lovesdogs
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lol

sorry that dog ain't gonna hunt anymore.

The Democrats were in charge of congress since 2006, the Democrats were the ones that drove the economy into a ditch. When the Republicans were swept from office in 2006 the economy was doing great and the unemployment rate was under 5%.

49 posted on 08/20/2010 8:44:09 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: screaminsunshine

” Why do they keep trying it? “

There’s nothing wrong with Socialism - the problem is all of those people out there who stupidly insist on hanging on to all of that counter-productive economic and personal freedom....

Once all of that nonsense is dispensed with, everything will be just hunky-dory....

/sarc


50 posted on 08/20/2010 8:44:52 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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