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Remember "Compassionate Conservatism"?  
User currently offlineBoeing757/767 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2282 posts, RR: 1
Posted (11 years 5 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1303 times:

During the campaign Bush talked about "compassionate conservativsm."

What examples are there of this?

I suppose war is compassionate?


Free-thinking, left-leaning secularist
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User currently offlineB757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (11 years 5 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1289 times:

It refers to domestic policy, not foreign policy.


"There is no victory at bargain basement prices."
User currently offlineBoeing757/767 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2282 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1287 times:

I see. So finding $75 billion for war that could go for health care, housing, state grants, etc. is compassion?

Seriously, what has Bush done domestically under "compassionate conservatism?"



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User currently offlineHeavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1281 times:

"Compassionate Conservatism" was the first in a long littany of frauds visited upon our country by the present Bush Administration.

User currently offlineJessman From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1506 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1268 times:

Prior to 11SEP things seemed to go just as GWB said they would. He said he wanted to get a tax cut, he got a tax cut. He said he would try to have open dialogue with members of each political party in congress, he was starting to do that.

Then sometimes plans are changed for you. That's too bad that's the way life is.

Since the single greatest threat to the lives and livliehoods of american citizens right now is the threat of terrorism, I can't think of anything I would have done differently since 11SEP01.


User currently offlineHeavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 5 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1260 times:

That's too bad that's the way life is.

The single clearest thing Osama bin Laden was hoping for as a result of 9/11 was a vast West-vs.-Islam conflagration, the penultimate jihad pitting the Infidels against Muslims.

For a while, it looked as if his hopes were dashed. Our sights were set on justice above vengence. Afghanistan wasn't liberated...the perpetrators of 9/11 were hunted down.

Now, it looks as if that great holy war has begun.



User currently offlineMxCtrlr From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2485 posts, RR: 35
Reply 6, posted (11 years 5 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1261 times:

Jessman is right. 9/11 changed domestic and foreign policy and became something that no previous US President has faced. Who's to say that Al Gore, Bill Clinton, or any of the other garbage that the Democratic Party has brought to the table, would have done any better job? I would love to see the GWB-bashers of the world, take over his job for 48 hours and see how much better they could do. Most likely, all of them would come away with a great deal of respect for ANY idiot who seeks/obtains the office of President of the United States. Its a truly thankless job. No matter what you do or don't do, someone is going to complain. Look at the official portraits of any modern President when they took office and then compare that to when they left office. Even one-term Presidents look like they've aged 20 years (even Reagan looked worse - a true stretch).

The pressure these people are under, 24/7, is enormous. Most of the GWB-bashers would buckle under that pressure in a matter of days. Cut the man some slack. If you don't like Bush, then vote him out next year. Until then, quit whining about it! Its gotten quite old! Let's see what drivel the Democratic Party puts up for selection this time around...

MxCtrlr  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Freight Dogs Anonymous - O.O.T.S.K.  Smokin cool



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User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 5 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1242 times:

The term, "Compassionate conservatism" has gone into the dustbin of history along with that other PR-firm created atrocity "Shock and Awe."



User currently offlineHeavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 5 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1245 times:

quit whining about it! Its gotten quite old!

Oh please.

So's your Clinton - bashing. Way old. Zip it.






User currently offlineMxCtrlr From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2485 posts, RR: 35
Reply 9, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1193 times:

I'm sorry. You guys revere Clinton and say what a far better President he was. Let's see - when faced with a Congressional Impeachment vote, he goes out and starts a short bombing campaign designed solely to deflect attention from his problems keeping his dick in his pants and lying under oath about it. Yep, you're right - a far better President than anyone else out there!!!

Let's see - he is the second US President in history to be impeached. Yep, that's a legacy to follow for any future President!

MxCtrlr  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Freight Dogs Anonymous - O.O.T.S.K.  Smokin cool



DAMN! This SUCKS! I just had to go to the next higher age bracket in my profile! :-(
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