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George Bush or Barack Obama. Who is the better president?

  1. profile image61
    Jesus was a hippoposted 5 years ago

    Quick poll to see what you all think.

    If you could throw Barack Obama out in exchange for George Bush would you do it?

    1. steveamy profile image60
      steveamyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      you are kidding ..... look at the numbers Bush was an abject failure.  Obama's problems stem mostly from having to deal with that mess.

      1. couturepopcafe profile image62
        couturepopcafeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        How so? Specifically.

      2. Evan G Rogers profile image82
        Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Nonsense.

        Obama had 2 years with a democratic congress and did nothing.

        Quit blaming Obama's failures on Bush.

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      Brenda Durhamposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      This question's been asked before.  My answer is the same.
      In a heartbeat, yes.

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        Longhunterposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I agree with Brenda. I'd throw the Socialist, Comrade Barack Hussein Obama, out in exchange for GWB any day.

    3. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Both needs to be prosecuted for crimes against humanity? hmm

      Both are idiots.
      Both are completely useless to the country.
      Both are liars.
      Both are incompetent.
      Both are manipulative.
      Both are so dumb that they don't know which way is right or left.

      Your question is moot simply because the POTUS has no power to break the status quo.

      1. AshtonFirefly profile image82
        AshtonFireflyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        lol agreed ^^

    4. Stevennix2001 profile image82
      Stevennix2001posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Um...is it possible that I can pick option c, which happens to read "None of the above."  If you could allow me to pick that option, then I'd definitely vote for that, as neither of them have done a great job as president.

  2. AshtonFirefly profile image82
    AshtonFireflyposted 5 years ago

    yikes
    This is going to get bloody.
    I personally think neither of them did a fantastic job. I vote anarchy.
    smile

    1. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Second.

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    The Writers Dogposted 5 years ago

    This is a trick question, right?

    1. profile image61
      Jesus was a hippoposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I was just hoping to get a whole bunch of answers to see what people thought. I guess I was wrong......

      1. paradigmsearch profile image89
        paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Looks like the anarchists have it. big_smile

        1. AshtonFirefly profile image82
          AshtonFireflyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Right on smile

      2. PrettyPanther profile image85
        PrettyPantherposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Are you kidding?  You can hardly find a conservative or Republican who will admit to voting for GWB.  Yet, somehow, he was elected twice.

        Barack Obama is a better president.  He got Osama bin Laden.  Where would this country be if GWB had gone after the real terrorists instead of invading and occupying Iraq and wasting hundreds of thousands of lives and trillions of dollars?

        1. couturepopcafe profile image62
          couturepopcafeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Oh, pooh.  The U.S. military got bin laden.

    2. mom101 profile image61
      mom101posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Oh this hurts, and hurts  BAAAAAAD  but yeah.

      I really didn't like George because I didn't think he did anything while in office.

      The person in there now, has done a lot.

      1. couturepopcafe profile image62
        couturepopcafeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Both did a lot.  Doesn't mean they did anything good or bad.  Depends on one's perspective.  Read Evan's comment below to see just how much Obama did.

  4. Smokes Angel profile image72
    Smokes Angelposted 5 years ago

    absolutely not.  Neither one of them get my vote.... Bring back Clinton any day.  At least the debt was paid off and everybody had a job.  Bush started the vomit and Obama lapped it up

    1. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Now there's a picture...

    2. kerryg profile image85
      kerrygposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Ugh, that's a mental image I didn't need. True though. Clinton was a disappointment in many ways, but I'd take him back in a heartbeat over either Bush II or Obama.

      Of course, I'd take almost any of our past presidents over Shrub, including Nixon. Harding is one of the few I can think of who was worse. tongue

  5. Josak profile image59
    Josakposted 5 years ago

    anarchism!

  6. dadibobs profile image61
    dadibobsposted 5 years ago

    As a faraway Englishman, i would have to go with Obama, the news channels over here, portrayed GWB as being 'confused a lot'. Obama does have a certain charisma about him, and his administration did find Bin Laden.

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      Longhunterposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      First, it was our intelligence community, not the administration, that found bin Laden. And, while I'll give Obama the credit for giving the "GO" order, it was our SEALs that GOT bin Laden. Obama was just lucky it was during his administration when the man was found and he had to sleep on it as to whether or not to go in and get him. Not very decisive but that's Obama.

      Second, if you're looking at the main stream media for your news, you're doing yourself a disservice. You should see how they portray some of the things that happen in your parliament and royal family.

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        Jesus isnt happyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        How is English parliament portrayed in America? There are compilation videos on youtube of politicians picking their noses in parliament.

        I often think that parliament is like a classroom full of kids.

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          Longhunterposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          The English Parliament is like Congress with a two drink minimum.

    2. couturepopcafe profile image62
      couturepopcafeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Once again, pooh.  The military found bin laden.  Obama had OOO to do with it.

  7. Greek One profile image78
    Greek Oneposted 5 years ago

    It's between Obama and George Bush SENIOR, right?

    No one can seriously mean "W" was better than anyone.

    1. steveamy profile image60
      steveamyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      one would think

  8. Evan G Rogers profile image82
    Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago

    It's obvious to anyone paying attention that they were the same president. Actually, scratch that. Now that Obomba signed the NDAA of 2012, he's officially Bush on steroids:

    "Barack Obama is really what has made the left-liberal illusion fold under the weight of its own absurdity. Here we had the perfect paragon of left-liberal social democracy. He beat the centrist Hillary Clinton then won the national election. He had a Democratic Congress for two years. He had loads of political capital by virtue of following a completely failed and unpopular Republican administration. The world welcomed him. The center cheered him. And what did he do?

    He shoveled money toward corporate America, banks and car manufacturers. He championed the bailouts of the same Wall Street firms his very partisans blamed for the financial collapse. He picked the CEO of General Electric to oversee the unemployment problem. He appointed corporate state regulars for every major role in financial central planning. After guaranteeing a new era of transparency, he conducted all his regulatory business behind a shroud of unprecedented secrecy. He planned his health care scheme, the crown jewel of his domestic agenda, in league with the pharmaceutical and insurance industries.

    He continued the war in Iraq, even extending Bush’s schedule with a goal of staying longer than the last administration planned. He tripled the U.S. presence in Afghanistan then took over two years to announce the eventual drawdown to bring it back to only double the Bush presence. He widened the war in Pakistan, launching drone attacks at a dizzying pace. He started a war on false pretenses with Libya, shifting the goal posts and doing it all without Congressional approval. He bombed Yemen and lied about it.

    He enthusiastically signed on to warrantless wiretapping, renditioning, the Patriot Act, prison abuse, detention without trial, violations of habeas corpus, and disgustingly invasive airport security measures. He deported immigrants more than Bush did. He increased funding for the drug war in Mexico. He invoked the Espionage Act more than all previous presidents combined, tortured a whistleblower, and claimed the right to unilaterally kill any U.S. citizen on Earth without even a nod from Congress or a shrug from the courts.

    The left-liberals who stand by this war criminal and Wall Street shill have made their choice: better to have the militarism and police state, so long as it means a little more influence over domestic politics, even if that too is compromised by corporate interference, than it is to embrace a radical antiwar agenda that might complicate their domestic aspirations."


    http://www.lewrockwell.com/gregory/gregory217.html

    1. steveamy profile image60
      steveamyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      RuPaul 2012

      1. Evan G Rogers profile image82
        Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Hhahahah!

        Man, NOT bombing people and NOT bailing out multi-billion dollar corporations is SUCH a weird idea!!

        LOL

    2. couturepopcafe profile image62
      couturepopcafeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      @Evan - Bravo!

      ...and was the use of the word shill (instead of will) intentional in the first line of the last paragraph?  Brilliant if it was.

      1. mom101 profile image61
        mom101posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Betweeb the two, here is how I see it.

        Both started wars. One with another country, one with his own.

        Both apparently have a problem with the constitution. One signed the patriot act the other the ndaa.

        Although I agree with several things Clinton did, I was disappointed as he left office. He had the budget balanced long before he signed nafta. Why did he feel he had to do that?

        It is no way at all fair for our children and grandchildren to inherit the debt that the last 2 admins have put into place. It is not big corporates fault, they are doing what corporate does best, looking after their best interest, it is not the fault of the citizens of this great land, we hold it up, in my opinion,  the fault lies with the one(s) who let greed rule their thinking.

        I would like everyone who is planning to vote in this upcoming election to do some research of EACH and EVERY candidate in the running.

        Forget what you hear on the news, or in the newspaper, forget what you read here, do some research. Check their records. See what they have voted for and against. Research for those that haven't accepted any money from any outside source.  Their paycheck or their salary should be more than enough to compensate for their work.

        Ok, why do I say this, well its simple. Many say the news shows are bought off. I can't say this for a fact, but is it worth our country being thrown under the bus just because we do not take the time to examine those running? This is a serious problem.

        To my knowledge, their records are public record.

        Don't get all caught up in the ads that the candidates are running. This is just a marketing tool designed to get your vote. Yes, this sounds simple, but that is what it is. How much truth are in those ads? Do you see clear agendas being discussed or mainly smear tactics against the other candidate?

        Everybody talks about getting Bin. Clinton and I am almost certain, any one of the others knew his whereabouts at just about any given time. What has changed by "getting Bin"?

        As far as running THIS country, let's stick to issues that affect us. There are many.

        Other countries, this is how I look at it, I personally would not like my next door neighbor coming into my home and telling me how to live. We are not a police country. We are the United States of America.  At least for now.

        I am not asking anyone to vote for a particular party or person. I am BEGGING  if you do plan to vote, please, just do some research on your own.

        1. Smokes Angel profile image72
          Smokes Angelposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I think they are all a bunch of power hungry, lobbyist loving freaks.... throw em all out even Congress and start over!

          1. mom101 profile image61
            mom101posted 5 years ago in reply to this

            good time to start

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    oldandwiseposted 5 years ago

    I don't think either party has a good candidate. But if I had to choose, I would say President Obama. Looks like unemployment numbers are slowly dropping and the economy is slowly coming back.

  10. Cookies are bliss profile image60
    Cookies are blissposted 5 years ago

    New to all of this but, how about an option C: AL GORE!

    The guy who, in my opinion, should have been president instead of GWB. Either way, I like cookies.

  11. bruzzbuzz profile image59
    bruzzbuzzposted 5 years ago

    Neither were any good due to getting caught up in the bipartisanship that has crippled our government. Bush policies created the mess we are in and Obama has just accelerated the mess into an almost impossible fix.

  12. Reality Bytes profile image93
    Reality Bytesposted 5 years ago

    Only one difference between the two that I can see... Bush asked Congress to start wars?

  13. Miss M profile image59
    Miss Mposted 5 years ago

    If I'm going by face-value, I'd say Obama. Not because he broke the boundaries of only white presidency but because I think he deserved to be president. And he changed America in terms of international recognition.

    1. Lady_E profile image82
      Lady_Eposted 5 years ago

      I like both of them and you have to remember Obama had to work on what Bush left behind. If he started with a clean slate, things might be different.

      Both are good, neither better than the other - even though Bush didn't capture any terrorists....he did start the hunt for them.

      1. mom101 profile image61
        mom101posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Take it on back to when the slate was clean.

        It got worse than ever.

        Makes me wonder one thing. With the slate clean, could it have been a political move to sign into law a bill that would devastate this country and one which no president could ever dig out from under?

        I use to enjoy discussing political matters, but lately it just seems that one candidate wants to smear the other one, then, when all is said and done, they are back to being best of friends.

    2. jampitts profile image60
      jampittsposted 5 years ago

      Bush was awesome, I hate TARP though. Obama is a nightmare. Need I add anything? Oh yeah, you nutjobs that would call conservatives racist, Obama is a mulatto. He is just as much white as black, so shutup about racism. The race card can't be played.

     
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