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National debt and Bush’s impact on it

When Jimmy Carter arrived at the White House: $660 billion.

Added during Carter’s four years: $337 billion.

Added during Ronald Reagan’s eight years: $1.6 trillion.

Added during George H. W. Bush’s four years: $1.6 trillion.

Added during Bill Clinton’s eight years: $1.5 trillion.

Added during George W. Bush’s seven years, nine months: $4.5 trillion.

Portion of the $9.5 trillion added to the national debt during the past 31 years and seven months that came during Republican presidencies: $7.7 trillion.

Percentage of that $7.7 trillion added during George W. Bush’s two terms: 58%.

Could somebody explain again what “fiscal conservative” means?

From DailyKos

October 13, 2008 Posted by | general, news, politics | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Bloggers! Gear up for the next wave of dirty McCain attacks!

We did it the first time, when McCain made a purely political choice of Sarah Palin as his running mate. More than energising the Republican base, Palin’s selection motivated the Obama base even more. We put up latest news, blew whistles on false McCain ads, called Palin’s bluff and pointed out her ineptitude to lead this country everytime we got the chance. Bloggers all around the web got geared up, energised and did all we could to get Obama back in the polls. In just one week, Obama’s numbers went from -5% to +5% in national polls, and he reclaimed several battleground states. Experts attribute exclusively to the failing economy, but I dont see it that way. The role of the blog world cannot be diminished.

Now is the time for more action once again. Amidst reports by Washington Post that McCain campaign is readying for the next wave of negative campaign ads, Palin continued her critiscism of Obama by calling him reckless and unpatriotic. The same charges, trying to scare folks all over. This is what she said at a fundraiser in Colorado today:

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“Our opponent … is someone who sees America, it seems, as being so imperfect, imperfect enough, that he’s palling around with terrorists who would target their own country.” She also said, “This is not a man who sees America as you see America and as I see America.”

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Other statements from the McCain campaign point to a broader strategy to Swift-Boat Obama and get away with it. Like this one by the idiot Tucker Bounds, a spokesman for McCain campaign.

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“On a day when new reports have surfaced about Barack Obama’s long association with a domestic terrorist, our Democratic opponent had the audacity to call John McCain’s health care plan ‘radical.’ The American people know radical when they hear it, and John McCain is not the candidate in this election they should be concerned about,”

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Its time for us to gear up and start out a guerilla campaign once again. Here’s a list of some liberal blogs that I feel everyone should check every day to get new updates about the political scene. Bookmark them. Spread the word as much as possible.

Huffington Post

Daily Kos

Talking Points Memo

Liberal Oasis

AmericaBlog

Also, here is a site that should help you make some fast Fact Checks:

Fact Check

Fight the Smears

Here’s a list of some conservative blogs:

Best 25 conservative blogs

The attack is coming. Get ready!

October 5, 2008 Posted by | general, news, politics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments