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Old 03-01-2009, 03:45 PM   #1
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Default Never mind, liberals...

Even your own media outlets are finally starting to fess up. Obama is breaking campaign promises by the truckload, adopting "Failed Bush Policies" as his own.

No need to comment...what can you say anyway? You. Were. Wrong.

I'll give her credit...she does a great job of spinning and trying to taint the facts with her own bias (a perfect example is where she doesn't even try to hide her disdain for all things Bush by using the term "holding their nose"), but who cares? The facts are undeniable.

http://www.ohio.com/news/nation/40496672.html

(This is the AP, NOT Fox News!!!)
Amid some Obama changes, there's more of the same Afghanistan prisoner policy and 'state secrets' privilege are staying for now
By Nancy Benac
Associated Press

Published on Sunday, Mar 01, 2009
WASHINGTON: For all the sweeping changes that President Barack Obama has delivered, there also has been an ample helping of more-of-the-same.
The Bush policy of imprisoning enemy combatants in Afghanistan without trial? The Obama White House is OK with that.
The Bush tax cuts for the rich that candidate Obama promised to wipe out early? President Obama will let them run their course.
The Bush team's claim of a ''state secrets'' privilege to avoid releasing information? The Obama White House has agreed thrice over, even as it reviews the policy.
Across the landscape of government, there are plenty of other instances in which Obama is staying his Republican predecessor's course — at least for now.
Has Obama had a sudden change of heart or undergone a sea change in ideology? Hardly. He's made a clean break with the Bush administration on all sorts of policies and more change is surely coming.
His holdover actions can be traced to a variety of factors: the practical realities of governing, the natural inclination of presidents to preserve their powers, the limits imposed by a tough economy and existing entanglements abroad, and the fact that it's not always easy or desirable to turn around complex policies on a dime.
After all, he's been in office not even six weeks.

Keeping Bush claim
In one case last week, Obama's Justice Department seemed to be holding its nose as it tried to explain why it was continuing the Bush administration's claim that telecommunications companies cannot be sued for cooperating with the government's secret warrantless wiretapping program.
''The government is compelled to defend (the) statute as long as it can reasonably do so,'' spokesman Matthew Miller said in a statement.
Some Obama supporters are nervous.
''There are some troubling signs that can't be ignored,'' Anthony Romero of the American Civil Liberties Union wrote recently about Obama administration actions on secrecy, torture and abuse.
Some Obama critics are chortling.
''Here's something President Obama's biggest fans may need to hear: He's just not that into you,'' conservative columnist Jonah Goldberg wrote last week.
Goldberg pointed to the enemy combatant and state secrets cases, Obama's decision to retain George W. Bush's defense secretary, Robert Gates, and the president's continued support for faith-based programs.

Not rejecting everything
Stephen Biddle, an expert on national security policy at the Council on Foreign Relations, said it's healthy that Obama is avoiding the mindset Bush adopted when he came to office with a reflexive ABC approach, short for Anything But Clinton.
''What we're getting isn't an administration that's automatically rejecting everything,'' Biddle said. ''He's trying to make these calls one by one on the merits.''
Whatever his reasons, Obama has taken some supporters aback with a number of recent actions.
In one, the administration sided with Bush in trying to kill a lawsuit that seeks to recover what could be millions of missing White House e-mails from the Bush years.
Obama's administration also echoed Bush in maintaining that detainees in Afghanistan have no constitutional rights.
In three pending court cases, it has invoked a ''state secrets'' argument or similar claims to avoid disclosure of sensitive information even as it reviews its policy. An appeals court ruled against the government in one of those cases Friday, refusing to stop a suit by the U.S. chapter of an Islamic charity.
Glenn Sulmasy, who teaches constitutional law at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, said Obama is simply shifting from campaigning to governing.
''It's just the realities of executive power in the 21st century,'' he said.
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Old 03-01-2009, 05:17 PM   #2
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Default Re: Never mind, liberals...

Its funny....when he gets to see the actual real INTEL that the POTUS gets to see during briefings, it seems that maybe, just maybe, Bush was doing the right thing after all. I mean, how many times do you need a terrorist in Gitmo to say "If you let me go, I'm going to try and kill you" before you get the hint.

Funny. Just down right Hilarious.

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http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/
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The day I meet these crazy liberals...
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Maybe Bush wasnt all that bad.
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Maybe Bush wasnt all that bad.
No, he was pretty bad.
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No, he was pretty bad.
Then Obama is just about as bad, as he is continuing most of the same policies, while pushing us even further in debt.
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Y'know, I didn't support everything GWB did, but I've often said to friends of mine that down the road, some of these Obama worshippers are going to see all of the havoc the current administration is and will wreak upon our country, look back and realize that ol' George really wasn't all that bad. It's coming. Will they admit it outright? Probably not, but they'll be thinking it.
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George was the root of evil because he took us to war. His policies were solid and thoughtful. With Obama using majority of them it says 2 things to me. Either Obama realizes that or Bush was more liberal then we thought.
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