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Obama looks to move 'forward' with comparisons to Bush's policies
The Hill ^ | May 5, 2012 | Amie Parnes and Carlo Munoz

Posted on 05/05/2012 7:00:53 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

RICHMOND, Va. – In order to move “forward,” the Obama campaign reached backward on Saturday, trying to rekindle the magic of the 2008 campaign.

For the second time on Saturday, during his second official campaign rally, President Obama sought to push a new campaign slogan “Forward,” telling those gathered at Virginia Commonwealth University that the country can’t afford to elect Mitt Romney and move backward to the Bush administration’s “failed” policies.

“Virginia, we’ve gotta move forward to the future you imagined in 2008,” Obama said, standing near a large banner that read “Forward," before a crowd of 8,000 people, who held signs saying “Not Back” in a packed gymnasium. “Virginia, I’m here to say, we were there, we remember and we’re not going back.”

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1 posted on 05/05/2012 7:00:56 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“FORWARD” reminds me of those horrid old Soviet posters of the masses moving forward with their hammer&sickle. Cheesy communist propaganda.


2 posted on 05/05/2012 7:06:05 PM PDT by NewCenturions
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I'd say that he wishes to make a GREAT LEAP FORWARD
3 posted on 05/05/2012 7:06:36 PM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama: Community Organizer from Chicago, Apologizer in chief to foreigners, Spread the wealth, Solyndra, Arizona immigration, Fast & Furious, against Keystone pipeline & domestic energy production, anti-Israel, pro-Muslim, America divider, in the pocket of unions and trial lawyers, against American exceptional-ism, Free abortion on demand, Free contraceptives, Nominated 100% pro-abortion Sotomayor & Kagan and other Judges, Dog meat eater, Admitted crack smoking Socialist.

Name me one item from above from Obama’s record which resembles Bush-43’s record. Bush was no Reagan to be sure, but Obama is not Bush either, not even close.


4 posted on 05/05/2012 7:12:08 PM PDT by entropy12 (No way I will do anything to help the thug from Chicago pResiding in WH)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The twentieth century was the example of forward leftism. Hundreds of millions dead worldwide was their undeniable legacy. Whether through delousing showers, mass starvations or outright slaughtering opposition the left continues this madness through it’s unrelenting war on the unborn and God. Rather we should choose to move forward right, toward freedom and individual liberty, with protection of personal property and life the utmost duty of the citizen’s government.


5 posted on 05/05/2012 7:14:25 PM PDT by Kudsman (The troubles begin and end with the "Progressives" -1010RD)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A Great Leap Forward to Win The Future.


6 posted on 05/05/2012 7:15:36 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The funny thing is...

Bush’s policy in his last two years consisted of taking what Pelosi and Reid gave him.

The same policy Obama had in his first two years.

...Funny to me anyway.


7 posted on 05/05/2012 7:15:43 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hey Obama, we already know you are a big skinny failure.


8 posted on 05/05/2012 7:30:21 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
". . and move backward to the Bush administration’s “failed” policies."

Okay, it's time to put all the current, past and upcoming "Blame Bush" rhetoric to sleep, once and for all.

This tells the story, why Bush was so 'bad' at the end of his term. Don’t just skim over this, read it slowly and let it sink in. If in doubt, check it out.

The day the democrats took over was not January 22nd 2009, it was actually January 3rd 2007 the day the Democrats took over the House of Representatives and the Senate, at the very start of the 110th Congress.

The Democrat Party controlled a majority in both chambers for the first time since the end of the 103rd Congress in 1995.

For those who are listening to the liberals propagating the fallacy that everything is "Bush's Fault", think about this:

January 3rd, 2007 was the day the Democrats took over the Senate and the Congress. At the time:

The DOW Jones closed at 12,621.77

The GDP for the previous quarter was 3.5%

The Unemployment rate was 4.6%

George Bush's Economic policies SET A RECORD of 52 STRAIGHT MONTHS of JOB GROWTH

Remember the day...

January 3rd, 2007 was the day that Barney Frank took over the House Financial Services Committee and Chris Dodd took over the Senate Banking Committee.

The economic meltdown that happened 15 months later was in what part of the economy?

BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES!

Unemployment... to this CRISIS by (among MANY other things) dumping 5-6 TRILLION Dollars of toxic loans on the economy from YOUR Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac FIASCOES!

Bush asked Congress 17 TIMES to stop Fannie & Freddie - starting in 2001 because it was financially risky for the US economy.

And who took the THIRD highest pay-off from Fannie Mae AND Freddie Mac? OBAMA

And who fought against reform of Fannie and Freddie?

OBAMA and the Democrat Congress

So when someone tries to blame Bush...

REMEMBER JANUARY 3rd, 2007.... THE DAY THE DEMOCRATS TOOK OVER!

Budgets do not come from the White House. They come from Congress and the party that controlled Congress since January 2007 is the Democrat Party.

Furthermore, the Democrats controlled the budget process for 2008 & 2009 as well as 2010 &2011.

In that first year, they had to contend with George Bush, which caused them to compromise on spending, when Bush somewhat belatedly got tough on spending increases.

For 2009 though, Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid bypassed George Bush entirely, passing continuing resolutions to keep government running until Barack Obama could take office. At that time, they passed a massive omnibus spending bill to complete the 2009 budgets.

And where was Barack Obama during this time? He was a member of that very Congress that passed all of these massive spending bills, and he signed the omnibus bill as President to complete 2009.

If the Democrats inherited any deficit, it was the 2007 deficit, the last of the Republican budgets. That deficit was the lowest in five years, and the fourth straight decline in deficit spending. After that, Democrats in Congress took control of spending, and that includes Barack Obama, who voted for the budgets.

If Obama inherited anything, he inherited it from himself. In a nutshell, what Obama is saying is I inherited a deficit that I voted for and then I voted to expand that deficit four-fold since January 20th.

9 posted on 05/05/2012 7:36:22 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: Art in Idaho

Your point emphasizing importance of January 3rd, 2007 is a BRILLIANT point. Romney, you should be shouting that from roof tops, and stop saying Obama is a “nice” guy.


10 posted on 05/05/2012 7:54:29 PM PDT by entropy12 (No way I will do anything to help the thug from Chicago pResiding in WH)
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To: entropy12
If Romney takes the 'nice guy' route, he is done. We are at War for the very survival of our Sacred Republic so he better fight like he's on the front lines.
11 posted on 05/05/2012 7:57:15 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Obama isn’t going anywhere. As long as the economy sucks, he is done.

Indeed, his one term presidency is the best thing to look forward to this November.

12 posted on 05/05/2012 8:06:21 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Victoria Delsoul

Love your optimism Vic.


13 posted on 05/05/2012 8:21:55 PM PDT by Kudsman (The troubles begin and end with the "Progressives" -1010RD)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
It used to be that the last few months before the election, the Vice Presidential nominee would make harshly partisan attacks on the other party, while the Presidential candidate tried to maintain a more dignified stance. (Truman in 1948 may have been something of an exception.)

With Obama, he started playing the VP part back in 2008 and has never let up. We've had 4 years of non-stop campaigning. It has just been variations on the same themes since 2008: everything bad is Bush's fault, and everything good is Obama's doing. Republicans are evil. Rich people are evil. White people are evil. The US has been a force for evil in the past but under my leadership we'll behave ourselves so that the United Nations and the EU and the Organization of African Unity will start to forgive us.

14 posted on 05/05/2012 8:26:03 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Free ThinkerNY
“Virginia, we’ve gotta move forward to the future you imagined in 2008,” Obama said, standing near a large banner that read “Forward," before a crowd of 8,000 people, who held signs saying “Not Back” in a packed gymnasium. “Virginia, I’m here to say, we were there, we remember and we’re not going back.”

Until 2010, the Democrats had full control on both houses of Congress AND the White House. Obama did has much damage as he could during that time, before the Republicans re-took Congress. American can't afford to go 'Forward' anymore.

15 posted on 05/05/2012 8:41:15 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: NewCenturions
“FORWARD” reminds me of those horrid old Soviet posters of the masses moving forward with their hammer&sickle. Cheesy communist propaganda.

"Going forward" is the one phrase that I hear (at what seems like the gazillion conferences that I have to attend to every year) that will instantly cause me to shuffle my papers in an organized fashion, lift up out of my seat, grab my half full coffee cup and head for the door...."

16 posted on 05/05/2012 9:50:38 PM PDT by hecticskeptic
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To: Art in Idaho

Just a bump for later.

Excellent synopsis, Art!


17 posted on 05/05/2012 11:37:49 PM PDT by octex
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To: Art in Idaho; tomdavidd; Freeper; Gvl_M3; Flotsam_Jetsome; Berlin_Freeper; Hotlanta Mike; ...
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Stopping the Blame Bush rhetoric in its tracks, here and Now!

Remember the day...

January 3rd, 2007 was the day that Barney Frank took over the House Financial Services Committee and Chris Dodd took over the Senate Banking Committee. when someone tries to blame Bush...

REMEMBER JANUARY 3rd, 2007.... THE DAY THE DEMOCRATS TOOK OVER!

. . . . Check out valuable information in # 9.

Thanks, Art in Idaho.

18 posted on 05/05/2012 11:40:10 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If he keeps up with this “Forward” campaign I think I will make up a bunch of posters saying “Forward over the cliff” and post them around the election sites in November.


19 posted on 05/06/2012 4:54:28 AM PDT by when the time is right
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To: when the time is right

“If he keeps up with this “Forward” campaign I think I will make up a bunch of posters saying “Forward over the cliff” and post them around the election sites in November.”

Please include Thelma and Louise finale.


20 posted on 05/06/2012 5:28:37 AM PDT by RedEyeJack
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To: Art in Idaho

You are SO correct.

Please note that the Democrat takeover in January 2007 was a direct result of their win in the mid-terms of November, 2006.

I remember when so many FReepers sat that election out, thus ceding Congress to Pelosi and Frank.

Now those same voters are in a snit because their guy won’t get the GOP nomination, and they’re planning to hold their vote again.

Shame on them, then and now.


21 posted on 05/06/2012 5:59:47 AM PDT by Jedidah (Is this really the best we can do?)
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To: Jedidah

Add to that the ones who thought Donald Trump should be the Republican nominee.


22 posted on 05/06/2012 6:03:20 AM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: Jedidah
Sarkozy lost in France.

We have to vote as we are now the last best hope for a civilized world.

So, if anyone mentions Bush, just say, "REMEMBER JANUARY 3rd, 2007.... The DAY the DEMOCRATS TOOK OVER!"

23 posted on 05/06/2012 11:37:31 AM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: Art in Idaho

That is absolutely AWESOME!!!!!!

Thank yo for sharing - I plan on using those talking points against the lefties I regularly argue with on other forums!!!!

Thank you again and again!!!!


24 posted on 05/06/2012 11:50:30 AM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Gabz
You're welcome Gabz. No more blame Bush!
25 posted on 05/06/2012 12:17:06 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: Art in Idaho; holdonnow

Excellent post. Hope you have sent it to all the conservative talking heads: Rush, Hannity, Michelle Malkin, Levin, etc etc. Needs to go around like wild fire.


26 posted on 05/06/2012 3:22:42 PM PDT by hoosiermama
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