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BUSH AGENDA/SCORECARD-"THESE GUYS ARE GOOD"
12/22/02 | Chiller

Posted on 12/22/2002 10:40:09 AM PST by chiller

PRES. BUSH'S SCORECARD, GOALS, & AGENDA
(SAVE for use against Bush Bashers)

It is becoming clear that 'W' and Karl Rove saw the big picture when they assessed all that's wrong and needed fixing from a conservative perspective. Many of these policies/decisions haven't received much attention. And not all are in the 'completed' column.

Yet.

1) Change the tone, bring character back into the equation...did that, even if not reciprocal.

2) Judicial system....did that, we're in charge of judicial committee next month and we'll see the end of judges who enjoy inventing new law.

3) Reorganize bureaucracy...after 9/11, seized the opportunity to condense 20+ overlapping agencies. Difficult, but who better to fix this mess than 'W', Cheney, Rummy?

4) Fix budgeting procedures....they've replaced several Pubbie porkers (The Cardinals) who gamed the budget process to invariably load up last minute legislation.(http://www.humaneventsonline.com/articles/07-22-02/jeffrey.htm) An intriguing story...check it out.

5) A litmus test for foreign aid...did that...The 'Millenium Challenge' is similar to Rush's 'excrement list. It's a "Use our aid against us and you're toast" kinda' thing.

6)Taxes...did that and more to come. When it is demonstrated once and for all that tax cuts increase revenues, the implications are beyond huge. Reagan's same tax cut message gets spun as ineffective because spending wasn't cut as Congress promised. This could be big, forever.

7) Social security...the so called "third rail of politics" was a winning plank of several midterm races, and the young people of America like the idea. It will happen, once explained properly.

8) Challenged 'irrelevant' United Nations...UN in the process of confirming it, for all to see.

9) Racism...White House nudged T-Lo to stand down as Sen. Maj. Ldr., thus defusing a favorite and lethal weapon of race-baiting Dems. "Republicans act, on our problems, in contrast to Dems."

10) Improving govt. efficiency with .8 million jobs put up for bid...weakening unions and cutting undeserved pay raises. Wants merit based promotions/raises.

11) Out smarting the Democrats
...I was astounded when we watched 'W' and Rove play Daschle like a fiddle, controlling the debate leading into mid-terms, literally twisting them in the wind, forcing the Dems to ask for a debate on war that they didn't want, could not win, and knew they could not win, but did anyway ! These guys are good!
12) Education
... We know how he feels and where he wants to go re: education/vouchers/school choice which, btw, will further expose Democratic racism.

IMHO......
No adminstration has had the foresight to tackle or the skill to achieve these MUST DO'S. I have complete confidence in the direction this administration is headed...they'll solve immigration, even if it means annexing some Mexican borderlands. (hey..I like that one)Tort reform, & abortion are on deck.

We held our noses at some compromises made to win all 3 branches of govt., but that's politics. Let's see what happens now. Several moves ie; 1)T-Lo's demotion, 2)The Cardinals removal, 3)refusal to bail out Speaker Hastert's buddies at United Airlines speaks loudly that right is right, whether its Republican or Democrat.

The administration must now speak LOUDLY for these issue, but I believe they now can and will show more courage than was possible and prudent coming out of the 2000 elections. The people are in place, common sense ideas are in place...and I've joined 'W's chorus.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: agenda; budgetthecardinals; bush; character; democrats; foreignaid; homelandsecdept; judicialapts; kyototreaty; platform; racism; socialsecurity; starwarsdefense; taxes; unitednations
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Please add to the list. As an amateur observer, there's much I've overlooked, and many developments to come. Let's hear it.

Conversely, if your one-note issue isn't addressed here, please give it a rest for a while. There's 8 years of Clinton, and God knows how many years of liberalism to fix.

P.S. ..a fellow FReeper recommended I formalize these random thoughts from a previous thread. So FWIW.

1 posted on 12/22/2002 10:40:09 AM PST by chiller
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To: chiller
All of the 12 items you have listed will be fruitless if illegal immigration is not curbed - this will be the destruction of our country if Bush (who I otherwise support) does not stop pandering to the Hispanics.
2 posted on 12/22/2002 10:54:31 AM PST by KAUAIBOUND
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To: chiller
It's good to see someone whose glass if half full. Good post.

T-Lo. LOL!

3 posted on 12/22/2002 10:57:15 AM PST by alnick
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To: chiller
Thanks, chiller! To this I would add the missile defense shield and the improvement in the military's pay and housing (still underway), and the disavowal of the Kyoto Accord.
4 posted on 12/22/2002 11:03:06 AM PST by Miss Marple
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To: Miss Marple
Of course..how could I forget...too many to keep track of, I guess. Did you see Canada's justification for joining Kyoto. I saw the thread here yesterday.

They said they were playing "a hunch." No joke.

5 posted on 12/22/2002 11:14:53 AM PST by chiller
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To: chiller
"Playing a hunch"? Bwahahahaha!
6 posted on 12/22/2002 11:16:24 AM PST by Miss Marple
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To: chiller
Plus Dubya's stand against the ICC.
7 posted on 12/22/2002 11:25:57 AM PST by alnick
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To: chiller
Where do we put medicare reform and precription drugs at? Also what about the balanced budget and ballooning deficits?

Good list... thanks
8 posted on 12/22/2002 11:25:57 AM PST by deport
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To: KAUAIBOUND
Another voice from the "immigration-is-the-only-issue" lobby. Amazing.

As a pro-lifer, I nevertheless could see that pro-life lunacy was killing the party and any hope of saving innocent lives. Now, the anti-immgrant voices are nearing the same level of hysteria. It is both counterproductive and poorly focused, because despite protests that there is nothing "racial" about it, it is an issue drenched in race. Sad. Until the anti-immigrant groups can effectively separate LEGAL (which very few support) from ILLEGAL immigration (which none of us on FR support), it is a loser issue.

9 posted on 12/22/2002 12:24:02 PM PST by LS
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To: chiller
Gee, you are be good yer own sef' .... From one underestimated soul to another, Cheers Chiller!
10 posted on 12/22/2002 12:43:23 PM PST by ex-Texan
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To: chiller
Excellent analysis!!! THANK YOU!
11 posted on 12/22/2002 3:43:30 PM PST by DrDeb
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To: DrDeb
Ya' know, I always said you were one smart Dr.Deb, with impeccable taste, great reasoning powers, and an eye for greatness.

Seriously. You're most welcome. Very kind of you to say.

12 posted on 12/22/2002 3:50:12 PM PST by chiller
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To: chiller
Good job, chiller. I hope this thread keeps going---or at least does NOT get lost in the cosmos...so we can keep adding to this list.
13 posted on 12/22/2002 4:51:33 PM PST by justshe
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To: rintense; JohnHuang2
We need a MIGHTY ping from you two, if you don't mind!

PRES. BUSH'S SCORECARD, GOALS, & AGENDA
(SAVE for use against Bush Bashers)

"It is becoming clear that 'W' and Karl Rove saw the big picture when they assessed all that's wrong and needed fixing from a conservative perspective. Many of these policies/decisions haven't received much attention. And not all are in the 'completed' column."

14 posted on 12/22/2002 4:59:37 PM PST by justshe
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To: chiller
Sorry to rain on your parade or rather list. But I have to disagree.

1. Forget Change Tone, Just having someone new in the White House would have changed that. Until the Rats come around and start changing their behavior, all we have here is Bush turning the other cheek every time the rats slap him politically.

2. Judical System? Hasn't happened yet! Not Bush's Fault, and I'm certain that most of his judges will be good ones. But it hasn't happened yet.

3. Reorganized bureaucracy? The Jury's still out on that one. Let's see if it leads to a smaller more efficient gov't or just adds more layers of bureaucracy.

4. Fix budgeting procedures: The House did this, not Bush. Bush had been going along with budget increases (remember the farm bill) in the hopes that it would help them regain control of the senate.

5. A litmus test for foreign aid: not sure what you are referring to?

6. Taxes, I partly agree. Bush cut taxes for the upper income brackets, who are grossly overtaxed. So he deserves credit for that, but it was a small cut spread out over many years. This is not that big, and like with Reagan spending has not been cut.

7. Social security: When it happens it will be a huge victory, but it hasn't happened yet.

8.Challenged 'irrelevant' United Nations: Bush has effectively used and worked with the UN. (And he does deserve credit for that!) He has provided them with "relevance", in regards to our upcoming war.

9.Racism: ???? This is hardly a great victory, and the rats will run on racism in 04.

10. Improving govt efficiency: You are referring to privatizing some gov't functions, good idea - let's see if it happens, and results in smaller gov't.

11. Outsmarting the Democrats: Is it because we're so smart, or they're so lame?

12.Education: Bush lost that battle! Remember the voucher got taken OUT of the ed bill.

Sorry to disagree, I do like Bush. Here is my List.

1. SDI: Bush has provided very strong leadership in this area. We will have missile defense, and Bush deserves a great deal of credit for that.

2. War on Terror: Again Bush has done a great job, emerged as a true world leader. We've freed one nation from an evil dictatorship, and will soon free a second.

3. Foreign Policy: Once again we have a President who puts America's interests first. Remember the Koyoto Treaty? The Anti missile defense treaty with the soviets? Bush is more supportive of Israel, Taiwan, Turkey. Bush is developing a good relationship with Putin - which may lead to a strong future alliance with Russia.

4. Taxes: We did get a small tax cut. And it did include all the people, not just the "working families".

5. Right to Life: Bush has reenacted the Mexico City Policy, and has been quietly working to defund the pro-aborts(i.e. un, sex-ed, etc).

6. Moral Leadership (I think that this what you meant by your #1) Bush is cautious and moves slowly, but he says what he means. He calls evil evil.

I do think that in two years my list will be longer. Like Social Security Reform, Immigration Reform, Some sort of Voucher program.

15 posted on 12/22/2002 6:15:12 PM PST by Sci Fi Guy
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To: Miss Marple
I'm glad you brought up Kyoto, that is one we have to stay on. How can people be so arrogant to think we can change the plan of the universe. Volcanos have been spewing more trash since time began, and Sadam's fire in the oil fields, are worse than any of us can do.
PS I have just seen that j mccain is going to try to push Kyoto soon.(His name does not need to be in capitals.)
16 posted on 12/22/2002 6:15:38 PM PST by lefty4w
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To: chiller
I have complete confidence in the direction this administration is headed...they'll solve immigration...

The reast of your list is OK, but I have yet to see the Bush Administration take even one productive step on the issue of Illegal Aliens. In their stumbles, however, they've been needlessly antagonistic to many in the GOP.




17 posted on 12/22/2002 6:22:26 PM PST by Sabertooth
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To: #3Fan; A CA Guy; Amelia; anniegetyourgun; AppyPappy; ArneFufkin; Arthur McGowan; blackbart.223; ...
********Interesting thread PING*****

A LIST OF THIS ADMINISTRATION'S ACCOMPLISHMENTS

PRES. BUSH'S SCORECARD, GOALS, & AGENDA

This is an attempt to keep a thread going of just what HAS been accomplished--in face of all that we hear that has NOT been accomplished (yet).

Add those items you think have NOT been included--but should be.


18 posted on 12/22/2002 6:26:40 PM PST by justshe
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To: justshe
He has stopped 100's of terorist attacks on American soil.

Now that we have control of the country for about the first time since he took office. I would hope this list grows and grows.
19 posted on 12/22/2002 6:29:50 PM PST by TLBSHOW
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To: justshe
Bush stopped foreign aid that would be used to fund abortions.
20 posted on 12/22/2002 6:36:19 PM PST by Luis Gonzalez
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To: chiller
A terrific post. Please place a flat tax or a national sales high on your list. Let's keep pounding away for vouchers.
21 posted on 12/22/2002 6:38:39 PM PST by Temple Owl
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To: justshe
Add those items you think have NOT been included--but should be.


Where do we put:
*Prescription Drugs
*Medicare reform
*Balanced Budget
*Ballooning Deficits
22 posted on 12/22/2002 6:43:17 PM PST by deport
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To: deport
No where....yet.
23 posted on 12/22/2002 6:49:21 PM PST by justshe
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To: Luis Gonzalez
~~~Bush stopped foreign aid that would be used to fund abortions.~~~

LOL.......done Day 1, wasn't it?
How SOON we forget, huh?
24 posted on 12/22/2002 6:50:32 PM PST by justshe
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To: chiller
Good list. Ya need to put it on your profile page and then update it when needed.
25 posted on 12/22/2002 6:55:24 PM PST by Slyfox
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To: deport
PRES. BUSH'S SCORECARD, GOALS, & AGENDA


No where yet..... Okay I thought maybe they were in the Goals/Agenda thingy... sorry
26 posted on 12/22/2002 6:57:04 PM PST by deport
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To: justshe
Well I was talking to myself in the above post. I meant it for you....
27 posted on 12/22/2002 6:58:38 PM PST by deport
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To: justshe; mombonn; ejo; Fiddlstix; lawgirl; Teacup; Miss Marple; Wait4Truth; TruthNtegrity; ...
BUSH GOALS PING!
28 posted on 12/22/2002 7:03:58 PM PST by rintense
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To: rintense
Bump
29 posted on 12/22/2002 7:07:59 PM PST by Soaring Feather
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To: deport; chiller
Where do we put:
*Prescription Drugs
*Medicare reform
*Balanced Budget
*Ballooning Deficits

Chiller, this is your list.....so you put them where you think they should go, OK? Agenda?
30 posted on 12/22/2002 7:13:14 PM PST by justshe
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To: bentfeather
Very, very satisfying post and comments!
31 posted on 12/22/2002 7:18:27 PM PST by WaterDragon
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To: chiller
Bookmarked and Bumped. I've been hoping somebody would start this list. Thanks, chiller.
32 posted on 12/22/2002 7:22:25 PM PST by kitkat
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To: deport
Thanks to justshe for the ping. To clarify, deport, I originally included many issues which have been acted upon or may soon be. Your agenda items aren't decided yet, by and large, and its too early to know which way it'll go. I'll add 'em when we can put 'em in the win column. Whereas, we know Kyoto (added today by MissMarple) is dead, for all intents and purposes.
33 posted on 12/22/2002 7:43:21 PM PST by chiller
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To: Luis Gonzalez
The Bush administration also told the United Nations we weren't interested in their plans for gun control. Now if we can get Bush to sunset the Assault Weapons Bill, our future will look brighter.
34 posted on 12/22/2002 7:49:01 PM PST by Shooter 2.5
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To: chiller
THANKS BUMP!
35 posted on 12/22/2002 7:50:20 PM PST by hoosiermama
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To: chiller
No problem. I only offered them since you mentioned Agenda, Goals, in your heading of things in addition to Scorecard...
36 posted on 12/22/2002 7:58:53 PM PST by deport
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To: rintense; chiller
Thanks for the bump to a really important "reminder" thread. I, for one, get immersed in current Washington happenings and tend to forget the steady drumbeat of positive changes.
37 posted on 12/22/2002 8:00:35 PM PST by okimhere
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To: chiller; All
Daily summary 12/22/02 Thanks to all for your ideas and assistance, especially justshe for the PINGS.

Adding; Kyoto, SDI, Russian Relations, War on Terror, and Foreign Abortion Funds Halted---from MissMarple, justshe,SciFiGuy,TLB, and LuisGonzalez

wunnerful,wunnerful,wunnerful...thank you all

38 posted on 12/22/2002 8:13:56 PM PST by chiller
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To: chiller
My blood sugar is down - who/what are the Cardinals.
39 posted on 12/22/2002 8:16:28 PM PST by Let's Roll
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To: Let's Roll
The Cardinals are 1)a very bad football team in Arizona
2) but a very good legislative team, again most from Arizona, I'm proud to report. Check this story. An early
post corrected that it may not belong in Bush's column, but
imho, you know 'W' would have endorsed it, if indeed he did not orchestrate it.

http://www.humaneventsonline.com/articles/07-22-02/jeffrey.htm
40 posted on 12/22/2002 8:22:09 PM PST by chiller
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To: chiller
Thanks for the link - ironic that so many of the Cardinal "busters" would be from Arizona.
41 posted on 12/22/2002 8:33:33 PM PST by Let's Roll
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To: chiller
Did we say ditched the antiquated Cold War ABM treaty??

Seems to me every lib in America and Europe ridiculed him for that preposterous idea, and then Putin agreed to it......

42 posted on 12/22/2002 8:35:22 PM PST by ohioWfan
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To: rintense; chiller
Thanks for the PING, this is a keeper. It's good you are doing the bragging because it seems he doesn't.

I watch the C-Span show on Sunday when the Prime Minister answers questions from the House of Commons. As much as Blair is to be admired for his support of our war against terrorism, he reminds me of the despicable #42 whenever he answers a question from a Conservative, he states how much better his adminstration is handling any situation than the Conservatives did.

43 posted on 12/22/2002 8:38:39 PM PST by Brasil
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To: lefty4w
What's this McCain Kyoto stuff? McCain, btw, is not always on the A team in Arizona, like Flake, Shadegg, Hayworth who orchestrated the Cardinals episode in the House.
44 posted on 12/22/2002 8:38:41 PM PST by chiller
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To: chiller
Dream on.
45 posted on 12/22/2002 8:44:45 PM PST by babylonian
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To: chiller
Thanks for a great thread!

The three most influential PERSONS of the YEAR that TIME shouls have had on the cover are:

President BUSH; CHENEY & RUMMY!

46 posted on 12/22/2002 8:48:39 PM PST by JulieRNR21
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To: chiller
Good list. Very impressive for less than two years in office all while fighting a world-wide war on terror.
47 posted on 12/22/2002 8:50:09 PM PST by ConservativeLawyer
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To: chiller
Even though his administration was against it at first, he signed legislation arming pilots.
48 posted on 12/22/2002 8:52:18 PM PST by ConservativeLawyer
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To: babylonian
I have dreamt on, every friggin' 2 years...only to be
disappointed. We'll all be disappointed again for whaterver reasons, to whatever degree, but for reasons stated on this thread, the grownups in charge will get us closer to the goal than anybody I've seen.
49 posted on 12/22/2002 8:52:54 PM PST by chiller
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To: ohioWfan
Great. We will include ABM under Russian Relations, which
are pretty mindblowing, considering all that's gone before.
50 posted on 12/22/2002 8:56:53 PM PST by chiller
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