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Pat Robertson criticizes Bush, praises Obama
cnnpoliticalticker.com ^ | 12/24/08 | cnn

Posted on 12/24/2008 5:40:40 PM PST by melt

(CNN) – Pat Robertson is "remarkably pleased" with President-elect Barack Obama, the conservative leader told CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux – and believes President Bush’s administration has not dealt with the nation’s economic crisis in a “professional manner.”

“Well, it's hard to assess blame, but I, over the years — I hate to be critical, I mean I am a Republican, and this is the president of the party that I'm a member of — but I think we've had some serious goofs along the way,” he said on the Situation Room Tuesday.

“The Katrina matter was terrible. The rebuilding of Iraq has been terrible. The [handling] of the economy right now has been terrible. It hasn't been handled in what I would consider a professional manner.”

Robertson said history may be kinder to Bush than current opinion. “But I believe I would look at about a C-minus right now if I were grading him,” he said.

The evangelical leader has been a supporter of Bush's presidential campaigns.

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To: Morgana

Oh, THERE is the church lady from SNL. Thanks.


51 posted on 12/24/2008 7:35:06 PM PST by Sender (Never lose your ignorance; you can never regain it!)
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To: melt

How much ice, aid, food and manpower sat on the Louisiana state lines without so much as a how-dee-do from Blanco?

The hero of that entire event was the kid who commandeered that school bus out of a lot full of busses.


52 posted on 12/24/2008 7:40:32 PM PST by combat_boots ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act."Aldous Huxley)
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Pat’s father was a democrat senator, what do you expect.
He also got little Pat out of fighting in the Korean War.


53 posted on 12/24/2008 7:46:03 PM PST by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin - Jindal 2012)
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To: melt
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54 posted on 12/24/2008 7:59:49 PM PST by erman
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To: melt

You Bush-bots are nuts. GWB is a disaster. The test is over, we no longer have to lie about him. In fact its counter-productive.


55 posted on 12/24/2008 8:07:54 PM PST by sickoflibs (GWB : "Give me a 700B blank check to save the UAW until Obama takes office")
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To: sickoflibs

7 years of no terrorist acts in the US does not add up to a disaster. Gonzalez, not fighting back and telling the media and Dems to STFU about Katrina, Harriet Miers, Presc. Drugs, not fighting the partisan hunt of Scooter LIbby, on and on not fighting back, those were the disasters. Bush should have ordered Murtha to be arrested when he accused the Marines of murder in cold blood.


56 posted on 12/24/2008 8:22:31 PM PST by doosee
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To: sickoflibs
Well we shall see in a year, 2 years from now it ZerO isn't impeached or indicted first. Let's see what Pat has to say then. I guess he forgot the Dem. control of the house and senate the past 2 years.
57 posted on 12/24/2008 8:22:42 PM PST by KellyM37
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To: DieHard the Hunter

Pat’s just hoping Zero’s thug army will eat him last.


58 posted on 12/24/2008 8:22:59 PM PST by Salamander (Cursed with Second Sight.)
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To: KellyM37

First, Obama has not taken office yet so it shows class and smart politically for Pat to ‘publically’ praise him right now. Next, and this is something the ‘vote for McCain because he is the lesser of two evils’ crowd didnt seem to understand; we have to have higher conservative standards for our party than their party. That McCain would have imposed socialism and taxes, but not as bad as Obama, is a disaster. Republicans set precidents that allow democrats to move forward, like the bailouts and tax rebate checks for those that pay no income taxes, but vote democrat.

Lastly, GWB just gave the 3 branches of government, the military, the financial system and industry to the fingers of BoB. He has brought disaster.


59 posted on 12/24/2008 8:47:27 PM PST by sickoflibs (GWB : "Give me a 700B blank check to save the UAW until Obama takes office")
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To: doosee; KellyM37

Add this post to list: “Bush springs drug dealers, leaves border agents to rot”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2153577/posts

GWB A disaster!


60 posted on 12/24/2008 8:50:05 PM PST by sickoflibs (GWB : "Give me a 700B blank check to save the UAW until Obama takes office")
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To: sickoflibs

The jury put the border patrol behind bars but W should give them and Libby a pardon.


61 posted on 12/24/2008 8:58:20 PM PST by doosee
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To: melt

Robertson is becoming increasingly irrelevant. He’s now resorted to blaming Bush for a natural disaster (Katrina)? He sounds like an idiot, no better than any rat.


62 posted on 12/24/2008 9:01:14 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: melt

“And for a $50 love offering we’ll send you the limited edotion Pat Robertson and Barack Obama peace plate where I sell what’s left of my soul for a few more dollars to keep this pathetic excuse for a cable network alive for another day”. There nothing worse than a holier that thou hypocritical whore. Can’t wait for the day when Pat says to Jerry, “Gosh, for Heaven, it sure is warm in here”.


63 posted on 12/24/2008 9:03:14 PM PST by festusbanjo (Uh Barry, where's Uh your Uh birth uh certif uh cate? RESIST OBAMARXISM)
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To: doosee

FNC did many stories on this and the jury polled afterward said if facts like the criminal witnesses background were not kept from them they would have voted not guilty.


64 posted on 12/24/2008 9:03:17 PM PST by sickoflibs (GWB : "Give me a 700B blank check to save the UAW until Obama takes office")
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To: DieHard the Hunter

Leadership means having a defined agenda, a plan to achieve it, and a prompt factual response to your detractors, so much so that many of those on the fence or the other side of the argument become some of your biggest supporters. Like his father, GWB has turned out to be a brutal disappointment from a conservative standpoint and a mealy mouthed 98 pound weakling when it came to confronting his opposition and outlining his positions to the public. Good Riddance!


65 posted on 12/24/2008 9:08:25 PM PST by festusbanjo (Uh Barry, where's Uh your Uh birth uh certif uh cate? RESIST OBAMARXISM)
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To: melt
This old carnival sideshow huckster has forgotten to not fall for his own "con" but this time he was on the other end of the ruse by a better "act".

He lost it completely when he went “green” and promoted the Global SWARMING scam.

66 posted on 12/24/2008 9:09:25 PM PST by RedMonqey (Embracing my "Inner Redneck")
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To: melt

Pat Robertson was, is, and always will be a jack***.


67 posted on 12/24/2008 9:13:18 PM PST by writmeister
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To: TFMcGuire

Reagan 80-84, and Reagan 84-88. nuff said


68 posted on 12/24/2008 9:13:58 PM PST by festusbanjo (Uh Barry, where's Uh your Uh birth uh certif uh cate? RESIST OBAMARXISM)
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To: sickoflibs

Pat to Obama “you’re a great guy = please don’t audit my books”


69 posted on 12/24/2008 9:15:51 PM PST by festusbanjo (Uh Barry, where's Uh your Uh birth uh certif uh cate? RESIST OBAMARXISM)
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To: festusbanjo

> Leadership means having a defined agenda, a plan to achieve it, and a prompt factual response to your detractors, so much so that many of those on the fence or the other side of the argument become some of your biggest supporters.

I beg to differ. Leadership means the ability to have followers. Nothing more nor less. President George W Bush demonstrably has that ability.

> Like his father, GWB has turned out to be a brutal disappointment from a conservative standpoint

Not this Conservative. In my view he has been a fine War-time President. Every other consideration is secondary: America is at War and President George W Bush prosecuted that war competently and to the best of his ability.

> and a mealy mouthed 98 pound weakling when it came to confronting his opposition

You mean like Saddam Hussein? I seem to recall he had Saddam hanged.

> and outlining his positions to the public.

His positions on the WOT were well-understood by the public. Everything else was a sideshow that did not merit his attention. Winning the WOT was (and is) everything that matters.

> Good Riddance!

Let’s see how you feel after His Excellency Barack Hussein Obama Dada’s first four years. I bet you will look back fondly at GWB.


70 posted on 12/24/2008 9:37:04 PM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: doc1019
Dementia is a terrible thing. :-(

Seriously his kids need to step in and get him off the air.
71 posted on 12/24/2008 9:38:12 PM PST by Delphinium
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To: Salamander

> Pat’s just hoping Zero’s thug army will eat him last.

(grin!) Yeah, just ingratiating himself to the new guy.

Happy Christmas, BTW.


72 posted on 12/24/2008 9:39:54 PM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: festusbanjo

Although Reagan was by far the best president in my 54 years, he disappointed Conservatives from time to time as well.


73 posted on 12/24/2008 9:48:46 PM PST by TFMcGuire (Life is tough. It is even tougher if you are stupid--John Wayne)
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To: melt

Shame on him! :~( What’s the Bible say about many being deceived??


74 posted on 12/24/2008 9:51:40 PM PST by My hearts in London - Everett (Remember the 3 Rs: Respect for self; Respect for others; and Responsibility for all your actions.)
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To: DieHard the Hunter

Most TV evangelists are not on my list of men of God to listen to anymore. I will listen to Charles Stanley. I used to listen to D James Kennedy before he passed away. They are old-time style preachers. If a man of God is truly preaching from the Word, he doesn’t have to make these kind of pronouncements.


75 posted on 12/24/2008 9:59:02 PM PST by My hearts in London - Everett (Remember the 3 Rs: Respect for self; Respect for others; and Responsibility for all your actions.)
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To: My hearts in London - Everett

Amen to that.

Happy Christmas to you and yours!
*DieHard the Hunter*


76 posted on 12/24/2008 10:00:39 PM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: KoRn
I do give Bush credit for leading the way in protecting us from another terrorist attack, but that’s to be EXPECTED of any president.

Reality is there are very few Presidents/CinC's in our history who would have the stones GWB has shown in fighting this WOT (despite the lies, spin and half-truths from 1/2 our Nation and most of the rest of the World). Most others would have bent to such pressure. GWB did not.

This Nation (95%) have no clue how this man has made this world a better place (and given the future more opportunities to be a better place) because of his steadfast leadership. That is reality.

77 posted on 12/24/2008 10:07:27 PM PST by SevenMinusOne
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To: sickoflibs

> You Bush-bots are nuts. GWB is a disaster. The test is over, we no longer have to lie about him. In fact its counter-productive.

You’ll be singing a different tune in less than four years. I can remember Conservatives saying Reagan was a disaster.


78 posted on 12/24/2008 10:10:45 PM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: DieHard the Hunter

Merry Christmas to you also! These TV preachers do pretty much nothing but give Christianity a black eye, IMO.


79 posted on 12/24/2008 10:12:50 PM PST by My hearts in London - Everett (Remember the 3 Rs: Respect for self; Respect for others; and Responsibility for all your actions.)
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To: doc1019

more useful idiots...


80 posted on 12/24/2008 10:18:19 PM PST by television is just wrong
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To: Mr Inviso

Also its a dead shark


81 posted on 12/24/2008 10:19:32 PM PST by woofie
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To: DieHard the Hunter
I can remember Conservatives saying Reagan was a disaster.

I remember that too

82 posted on 12/24/2008 10:20:40 PM PST by woofie
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To: woofie

> I remember that too

(grin!) It’s funny how none of them can remember ever saying that, ay.


83 posted on 12/24/2008 10:26:14 PM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: DieHard the Hunter

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, FRiend....:)


84 posted on 12/24/2008 10:59:42 PM PST by Salamander
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To: melt

And, many wondered why I wrote Robertson off years ago.


85 posted on 12/25/2008 12:07:09 AM PST by DakotaRed (Don't you wish you had supported a conservative when you had the chance?)
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To: melt
Pat Robertson is a boodie licker. I lost my respect for him when he ran for president in 1988.

We have not forgotten your liberian Gold scheme Patty boy..

86 posted on 12/25/2008 12:29:42 AM PST by ColdSteelTalon (America land soon to be of the enslaved...)
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To: 4rcane

“bush gets a F, for me, but not for the reasons MSM want to use.

- Lack of leadership. Never responses to critics e.g the weapon of mass destruction

- scotus pick almost ended in disaster. Illustrate he takes his base for granted

- no child left behind, expansion of government

- didn’t pursue freddie and fannie strong enough

- $700bil bailout

- abbandon capitalism to save capitalism, wtf? Shows he was not a capitalist but a believer of government. Capitalist believes that in time of trouble, capitalist principles will save the day

- car industry bailout”

And may I add “didn’t bother to close our Southern border during an all-out invasion?”

I won’t mention the news photo of him holding (literally) hands with a Saudi prince. (I was delighted the day the head of the Iraqi government called the Saudis “Bedouins on camels”)


87 posted on 12/25/2008 2:45:57 AM PST by RoadTest (The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? - Jer.17:9)
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To: DieHard the Hunter

I agree....As for the economy... Isn’t it amazing how everyone forgot that Bush took over a Recession.... along with a TRILLION + dollar hit on 911?

The economy didn’t limp along after the tax cuts. In fact, the economy was robust until 2007. Now let’s see, what took place in 2007? Oh yes, the Democrats took control of the House and Senate. Oh darn, it isn’t Bush’s fault.

As for Pat, with all kidding aside, I keep wondering if he does have dementia. (sheeze)


88 posted on 12/25/2008 4:19:35 AM PST by Paige ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing," Edmund Burke)
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To: Paige

W has presided over a dumbed down population filled with many who have zero respect for the traditions of our society. We can look to the public schools and multiculturalism for that. This nation has slowly become the Whats in it for me gang, including the Ken Lays, Bernie Ebbers, McCauliffs, Clintons, Hasterts, Rubins, the list is endless. W has been a rare man of class and I could be wrong but I doubt he will now traverse the world pandering for easy bucks like Clinton or run around faulting the US for everything like Carter. He had many imperfect decisions but fighting the Muslims trumps all else.


89 posted on 12/25/2008 4:55:13 AM PST by doosee
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To: doosee
We are in total agreement. W is a man of character, which the left will never understand. Now we head into an unknowing that without a doubt will lead us down a path of Socialism.

Their is hope that the people will wake up. Most of all, what has truly concerned me in all of this ..”Where are the Christians”? Does Pat represent how people who claim to be Christians believe now?

As for dumbing down of America, this started with Progressives in the 1800s. They took the schools then and created the NEA. Instead of fighting, our tax dollars now continue the dumbing down of Americans.

But after saying all of this - My HOPE is knowing that GOD is Always in Control regardless of what we see.

Psalms 16:9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.

Merry Christmas
Be Blessed!

90 posted on 12/25/2008 5:11:37 AM PST by Paige ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing," Edmund Burke)
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To: melt
Pat Robertson = Band-wagoner
91 posted on 12/25/2008 5:34:26 AM PST by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: melt

Senility


92 posted on 12/25/2008 5:48:23 AM PST by HondaCRF450
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To: festusbanjo

LOL


93 posted on 12/25/2008 7:03:38 AM PST by sickoflibs (GWB : "Give me a 700B blank check to save the UAW until Obama takes office")
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To: DieHard the Hunter
RE “You’ll be singing a different tune in less than four years. I can remember Conservatives saying Reagan was a disaster.”

LOL, so you think GWB is Reagan? One problem with that analogy, Reagan didn't generate a landslide for the democrat Dukekas in 1988, Bush Sr won on Reagan's coattails. McCain and congressional republicans lost on GWB coattails, he was the fucus of democrats campaigns, all while he cut deals with them.

Your new Reagan GWB poisoned two elections 2006+2008 after his own re-election, he killed off our popular republican governor in 2006, when the democrat failed Baltimore Mayor ran commercials of the two together, So I will never long for GWB, Obama/Pelosi IS his legacy. Everything they do is his legacy.

94 posted on 12/25/2008 7:11:41 AM PST by sickoflibs (GWB : "Give me a 700B blank check to save the UAW until Obama takes office")
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To: DieHard the Hunter

I’ll only look back GWB as opportunities squandered.


95 posted on 12/25/2008 10:27:16 AM PST by festusbanjo (Uh Barry, where's Uh your Uh birth uh certif uh cate? RESIST OBAMARXISM)
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To: Matchett-PI

correct...to any Christian who’s trying to live the life!

saltnlemons


96 posted on 12/25/2008 1:07:56 PM PST by tajgirvan ( Merry Christmas! Wise Men Still Seek Him, The King of Kings and Lord of Lords, Jesus Christ!)
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To: festusbanjo

> I’ll only look back GWB as opportunities squandered.

After eight years of His Excellency Barack Hussein Obama Dada, you might look back at GWB fondly for the damage that he DIDN’T do.

Time will tell. You are now ruled by a different Pharaoh.


97 posted on 12/25/2008 4:52:07 PM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: sickoflibs

> LOL, so you think GWB is Reagan?

No, I think GWB is GWB and that you might be singing a different tune about him once Obama is thru with the Presidency.

> One problem with that analogy, Reagan didn’t generate a landslide for the democrat Dukekas in 1988, Bush Sr won on Reagan’s coattails. McCain and congressional republicans lost on GWB coattails, he was the fucus of democrats campaigns, all while he cut deals with them.

That isn’t really how it happened, is it?

The actual truth of that is that nothing GWB could do would have pleased the MSM because GWB “stole” two elections that they had engineered for the Dems. GWB was never going to get anything other than bad press. The Dems could have nominated a sack of spuds and they still would have won by a landslide.

Coupled with that, when it came time to nominate his replacement, the Conservatives couldn’t get their act together and put a real conservative candidate forward to run for the GOP. It was embarrasing to watch! That had nothing to do with GWB and everything to do with a Conservative movement that couldn’t find its arse with both hands and a map.

> So I will never long for GWB, Obama/Pelosi IS his legacy. Everything they do is his legacy.

Time will tell. In eight years time, once Obama is thru with the US, you might see things differently.


98 posted on 12/25/2008 5:02:10 PM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: DieHard the Hunter

RE :Time will tell. In eight years time, once Obama is thru with the US, you might see things differently

Reagan did NOT have a 20% approval rating when he left like GWB did and did not kill off any republican candidates chances like GWB did. No matter how bad Obama is and how much I hate democrats I will aways blame GWB. His re-election was a gift from , God, so was the republican congress he had for 5-6 years, and what did he use it for? To give us Pelosi and then Obama.


99 posted on 12/25/2008 5:56:59 PM PST by sickoflibs (GWB : "Give me a 700B blank check to save the UAW until Obama takes office")
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To: DieHard the Hunter; meandog; tips up; Man50D; PubliusMM; ckilmer; BuffaloJack; ari-freedom; Impy; ..

RE :”That had nothing to do with GWB and everything to do with a Conservative movement that couldn’t find its arse with both hands and a map.”

Can you imagine GWB calling McCain in late September and telling him, “I got really bad news John??? Remember a few months ago when I told you “the fundamentals of the economy are strong’ as you repeated in that clip that Obama is using against you now? Well I am SO SORRY, I have to tell the people on national TV/cable address that we are on the brink of a great depression. I know this looks really bad for you John, but we can turn this around. You can take the credit for MY and Pelosi’s rescue package, if you do you will be a hero and win in a landslide. But if the bailout goes down, we all go down with the economy. Just Trust me one more time again John (until the UAW bailout) and we will be very careful how we use the money so it looks good for our party, Have I ever let you down?? OK i know but this time it will be different”


100 posted on 12/25/2008 6:19:38 PM PST by sickoflibs (GWB : "Give me a 700B b<p> lank check to save the UAW until Obama takes office")
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