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132 Responses to Bush Vs. Obama: By The Numbers A Year On [Graph]

  1. Profile photo of Fancys_Asst
    Fancys_Asst Female 18-29
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    January 20, 2010 at 7:24 pm
    Link: Bush Vs. Obama: By The Numbers A Year On - A year ago Obama was inaugurated as the 44th US president. What`s changed since he`s taken office? Here`s the breakdown.
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    Tidbit Female 70 & Over
    268 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 6:24 am
    yeah but obama got this country right when teh recession hit. Did he cause said recession? So far as I know, no he didn`t.
    so we can`t exactly blame him for the high money numbers..
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 6:24 am
    Well it`s hardly fair to compare economies when only one of these presidents inherited a global recession when they entered office.
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    Deviros Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 6:28 am
    Hrm...

    Some of this is arbitrary and unrelated to the actual president in office - and - in others, after a year in office simply isn`t enough time to judge the differences. These "mid-teerm reviews" are often folly.

    Take gas price for instance. The price of gas is almost directly related to the amount of oil that OPEC allows to come out of it`s holdings and has nothing to do with the acting president.

    The number of bankruptcies is also a rolling trend from the previous damage done by the "housing crisis" thanks to the US and our incredibly stupid habit of overbuilding and moronic obcession with "showing" our credit limit... er... "wealth."

    Again, very little to do with the prez.

    FIANLLY (almost done here) I can go back three months to where the Dow was at ~9500 under Obama`s "reign" - so is that dow number supposed to be an aggregate or an average? `cause that don`t work out either.

    They want you to look at this and go &

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    panth753 Female 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 6:28 am
    Now how to get Fox to look at this.
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    Deviros Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 6:30 am
    quick completion to muy post:

    They want you to go "Look at all that red! Bush was a bad prez!" when in reality both of them have done a terrible job of maintaining the financial health of this country.

    Screw this political drivel.

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    smokey101983 Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 6:37 am
    This data is useless. You can`t normalize the economy and see what would have happened if Obama wasn`t elected.

    The economy rebounds by itself because the market or people fix the problems. It is next to impossible to measure the marginal effect of governmental policy.

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    tenty Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 6:42 am
    Why you blame the running of a whole country on one man? Shouldn`t you be blaming the whole party that is in charge...
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    blckhawk1234 Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 6:43 am
    Yes because obama didnt inherit the recession....... (sarcasm, where the drat i that new sarcasm symbol anyways)
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    Barnk Male 30-39
    486 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 6:44 am
    Bush poured gasoline on all of my babies and set them on fire; Obama ate their crunchy corpses. It`s just politics.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    January 21, 2010 at 6:47 am
    We need a new tech bubble. I hope it`s marijuana.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    January 21, 2010 at 6:50 am
    VV That would make to much sense for politicans.
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    paddy215 Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 6:51 am
    These figures would be more or less exactly the same no matter who the president is or was, I don`t see what exactly this chart says other than "the people who made me are completely retarded."
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    NattysDaddy Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 6:51 am
    Full disclosure. I voted for Bush twice and I voted for Obama. Let`s not forget that there are 535 members of the House and Senate who have a say in most of this. Granted the President is the leader, but he can`t do much without at least the approval, if not help, from Congress. Not to mention that most of the items on this list can be drastically effected by things out of the governments control ie OPEC.
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    godoffej Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 6:59 am
    Honestly all the political posts lately have been pretty off-putting. I find myself not compulsively checking IAB as much. In the short term it generates more traffic, but is that the kind of reputation Fancy is aiming for? Political trolls pooting all over the comments?
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    Baelzar Male 40-49
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    January 21, 2010 at 7:06 am
    This is nothing.

    In a few years, especially if this abortion of a health care bill is forced upon us...

    ...the entire graph will be awash in red.

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    bigbaddave Male 40-49
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    January 21, 2010 at 7:10 am
    The graph is a bit misleading in all fairness. They seem to be figuring in all 8 years of the Bush presidency as opposed to Obama`s 1 year. I`d rather see the graph show both of their 1st years.
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    ggolbez Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 7:13 am
    This is not fair at all. Bush had 8 years in office, and Obama has just had one. Not to mention when Bush went INTO office, the country was in one of it`s highest economical standings in history.
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    DeutschDude9 Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 7:17 am
    these two are incomparable, they both went into office with two different challenges:
    Bush went in facing the challenge of a changing globe.
    Obama went in facing the all the challenges Bush created.
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    Salted_Eggs Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 7:21 am
    Red: worst
    Black: better

    ?

    worst?

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    GatoCap Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 7:26 am
    So obama entering bush`s poo and not being able to save the world in a year equals bad president? What mean personasaurus
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    GlooStikk Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 7:28 am
    stoooooooooopid
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    edana42 Female 50-59
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    January 21, 2010 at 7:39 am
    brat worst.... lol
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    edana42 Female 50-59
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    January 21, 2010 at 7:40 am
    gatocap....

    it just means he`s not the saviour everyone hoped. nothing more, nothing less.

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    boredfjord Male 13-17
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    January 21, 2010 at 7:42 am
    They should have included the S&P 500 and economic growth.
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    Chidar_K_ Male 13-17
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    January 21, 2010 at 7:45 am
    Seems like a pretty misleading graph.
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    green_batman Female 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 7:47 am
    The chart is comparing each president a year into their first terms, so it is a fair comparison. And to the point that Obama is inheriting Bush`s problems, doesn`t every president inherit the problems of the president before them? Clinton didn`t exactly leave the country well off with foreign affairs, so that`s what Bush inherited.

    Finally, the president isn`t responsible for the entirety of the economy. Frankly, the president doesn`t really have much to do with it at all. Congress passes the laws, declares war, etc., so the expenditure of the national budget falls more squarely on its shoulders. Further, the economy as a whole is dependent on the consumers more than the government. Consumers stopped spending money, so we went into a recession.

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    burjo7 Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 7:53 am
    yes, this is not fair against obama, as many others have stated. yet despite this, according to this breakdown obama has improved more things in one year than bush did in his entire presidency
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    DertMerchant Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 8:02 am
    I am starting to think the posters on this sight are slightly right winged...
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    Enigman Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 8:04 am
    green_batman, this graph is not when both were one year in. Bush`s numbers in this graph is right before he left office. A year into office for Bush the economy was booming like no tomorrow.
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    notintereste Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 8:14 am
    It will take more than one year to fix that retards mess...
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    nick12684 Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 8:16 am
    Dont believe this graph! it`s comparing bush`s 2nd term averages with Obama`s current numbers, even then, as far as I know. The debt is currently at 13.2 trillion and I think the USD index is a bit...off
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    FoSchizle Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 8:23 am
    Obama has improved more in 1 year...? Quadrupling the deficit is an improvement? THE LOWEST APPROVAL RATING of ANY modern president after 1 year is an improvement?

    Most of the things on the graph are out of Bush/Obama`s control, though. Completely worthless graph, really.

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    bophus Male 30-39
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    January 21, 2010 at 8:27 am
    "green_batman, this graph is not when both were one year in. Bush`s numbers in this graph is right before he left office. A year into office for Bush the economy was booming like no tomorrow."

    Yeah but right before he left office, the economy was on the verge of depression.

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    luda16 Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 8:29 am
    enigman, the economy was booming for bush because of clinton.
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    Wildcats2008 Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 8:32 am
    Even I can make an A on my first test in a class but I`ll still fail the class if I drat up the rest of the tests.
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    kblair4 Male 30-39
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    January 21, 2010 at 8:34 am
    Hey burjo7, you`re "18-29" and live in Europe. Obviously it`s under a rock in Europe. Obama hasn`t done a GD thing let alone `improved` anything. The economy tanking had nothing to do with Bush, it had to do with alot of greedy bankers and financial institutions nearly going belly-up. Alot of it was brought on by the Democrats, namely Chris Dodd of Connecticut. Bush had little to do with our economic downfall and so far Obama has done nothing but make it worse and promise to create programs that tax the hell out of those of us who are fortunate enough to still have jobs so we can pay for his asinine programs and pay for the people who sap the gov`t to keep sapping the gov`t while some of us are hard at work trying to just barely squeak by. My wife and I make six figures a year combined and are constantly struggling, while her sister and brother-in-law haven`t worked in years and have iPhones, four kids to feed, all the pay tv channels, etc. So don`t say Obama has done better
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    highpriest Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 8:38 am
    obama plans to decrimilize weed
    nuff said
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    canusuck Male 30-39
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    January 21, 2010 at 8:56 am
    Truthfully, this graph shows an upward improvement inspite of what was inherited by Bush. Why Americans are so afraid of the government providing socialist programs (Health Care) while blindly following a president into 2 unjust wars with insufficient evidence which has killed hundreds of thousands of more people than 9/11 did-but whatever-Kudos Obama and keep up the good work inspite of your failure at Copenhagen.
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    beerbaby Male 30-39
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    January 21, 2010 at 8:57 am
    kblair...if you and your wife make 6 figures and are struggling... well, that`s just pathetic. Do you have 10 kids or something?
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 9:14 am
    in all fairness, everything was already on its way down when Obama took office. also, everything was at a high when Bush took office.
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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    January 21, 2010 at 9:20 am
    I am sure I am not the only one to say it ( I refuse to read everything... gotta go to the gym :) But in all fairness to both President`s, policies set forth by President`s in the past are only now seeing effects in the Economy. So, really this graph says nothing too factual.
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    Ruswut Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 9:24 am
    kblair4 you`re in the US and complaining about tax on a six figure salary, it`s like 25% for over $100k in england we get taxed 40% on anything over £37,400...then there`s the VAT...forced yearly mot, forced car tax and insurance... so don`t complain about taxes
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    ultimakewl Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 9:34 am
    you can blame everything thats worse in the obama column on either bush or things that happened while bush was president (that he may or may not have had influence over)
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    robbstercraw Male 30-39
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    January 21, 2010 at 9:34 am
    How the hell can you make six figures and barely squeek by. Do you have high dollar prostitutes as maids and servants or are you just an idiot with your money. Speaking of idiots with money, Bush is to blame for our deficit, look at his spending habits and what he allowed to happen while he was in office. Take a hint from your sister and brother in law and get your head out of your ass. :)
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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    January 21, 2010 at 9:47 am
    I don`t understand what this graph is supposed to be telling me. Bush Junior followed eight years of Clinton. Obama followed eight years of Bush Junior. So who is to say which president is responsible? If numbers are worse after one year of Obama (in theory) wouldn`t that mean the previous eight years of W Bush before that put them in the tank?

    Anyway, most of these measurements seem like they are almost exactly the same. I don`t see a lot of differences one way or the other. So that doesn`t tell us whether it was W Bush who messed everything up or whether Big O hasn`t magically fixed everything yet.

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    The_Maddog Male 30-39
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    January 21, 2010 at 9:48 am
    Yeah...lets blame Obama.

    The mess Bush left behind is clearly his fault and could clearly be resolved within his first year!

    This isnt how it works people. There is no magic bullet that will fix all the problems!

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    EricWRN Male 30-39
    590 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 9:56 am
    while it`s idiotic to just continue saying everything is still Bush`s fault (it`s not his fault we`ve raised our deficit cap or spent trillions of dollars on job-creation programs that created no jobs) - this chart is worthless
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    carldec Male 40-49
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    January 21, 2010 at 10:17 am
    its idiotic to say that the trillions spent on war by bush is obamas fault too...
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    Alexo35 Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 10:29 am
    Im with the Mad-dogg, the explanation "things are going to get worse before they get better" is the obvious answer. Who ever made this chart is an idiot with no understanding of the national debt deficit. It`s all bush`s fault
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    RyanHake Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 10:36 am
    Like I`ve stated many times before, people are going to hate on whoever we elect no matter what.
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    PsychGeek Female 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 10:38 am
    the economy is going to get worse before it gets better. Some things have improved, others have gotten worse. You can`t expect him to fix such a huge mess in his first term, he may not even get it fixed before he leaves office. But at least we might be on the right track in some areas.
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    Trizz Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 10:40 am
    Well considering Obama entered during a recession I think that you can cut him some slack.
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    Tirassi Female 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 10:55 am
    Its easy to blame the presidents, sure, but they`re not the only ones trying to line their pockets. There`s more to the economy being where it is than just who`s in office at the time.
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    wcclark Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 11:02 am
    Obama will fix the mess, just give him time, damn it. This graph shows that he`s fixing things now.

    The Bush graph was after he was in office for 8 years. Obama`s is ONE Year. What I`d like to see now is Bush`s first year after Clinton`s 8.

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    Sathon Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 11:14 am
    Am I the only one who`s noticed that this isn`t actually a graph? Correct me if I`m wrong, but I don`t see a graph anywhere...
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    iajukesy99 Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 11:37 am
    this is bull crap!
    obama has had one year to undo all the rubbish that bush built up over almost a decade. republian propoganda at its worst
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    Murcu Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 11:47 am
    This isn`t bullpoo. No where does this say or imply that the current situation can or cannot be done or undone by Obama. it casts no blame, only shows figures. Just you in your hero worship oh the Lord of Change have decided to see this as an attack. Mmm, cult of personality.
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    MagicPaul Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 12:09 pm
    umm Better and Worse, not Better and Worst. Get your comparatives and and superlatives right bitches.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    January 21, 2010 at 12:56 pm
    its only just begun! wait and see how it improves!
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    Megido Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 12:57 pm
    I think this is probably pretty misleading. A lot of the stuff we see here are probably effects of stuff done by Bush and his administration. A year is not much time to get poo done when it comes to politics.
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    electricmonk Female 13-17
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    January 21, 2010 at 1:03 pm
    lawl, gotta love all the obama lovers on here.
    bitchessss.
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    Viralshade Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 1:04 pm
    Wow, only a year and Obama is already starting to catch up to Bush? Thats interesting. It took bush 8 years to do all that, and Obama is working on an even worse job in just a year. By the way, the Dow Jones and Nasdaq should be averaged. Well, let the flamers begin, I`m not even going to come back to this link to see all the cute ignorant people get all upset because I voiced my opinion...
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    TopperHey Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 1:08 pm
    Meaningless.
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    JonHarper Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 1:10 pm
    This proves nothing, as Obama inherited the Bush administration`s legacy, eight years in the making. It will obviously take a while to fix everything.
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    kummi90 Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 1:19 pm
    This is all very irrelevant, as NONE of the above is each presiden`s total repsonsibilities. It`s like blaming them for the weather...
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    basketkase Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 1:32 pm
    and a lot of stuff from bush`s admin probably came from clinton blah blah blah
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    chrn368 Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 1:42 pm
    What I don`t get is people are going: "OMG ONE YEAR IN AND HE HASNT CHANGED MUCH HAS HE!!!!" OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG!!!! You do realize that it takes years for policies to take effect? right? things don`t magically, instantly disappear. So kindly shut the hell up already, ignorant morons. Jumping the gun, quite a bit in fact.
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    IkeRay Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 2:04 pm
    "This is all very irrelevant, as NONE of the above is each presiden`s total repsonsibilities. It`s like blaming them for the weather..."

    no, I blame the weatherman and news station for the weather....they`re the ones controlling that, right?

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    Wildcats2008 Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 2:06 pm
    v v

    Yeah just enough time to get voted out of office so they can blame the next guy...

    All this health care "reform" wouldn`t even take effect till 2013

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    The_Enforcer Male 70 & Over
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    January 21, 2010 at 2:12 pm
    I don`t know why most people think that one man can magically change the HUGE amount of poo that we`ve gotten ourselves into in a year. Things take time, especially important complicated things like... some of the stuff up there... that i don`t really know about... too much.
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    your0mom Male 13-17
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    January 21, 2010 at 2:29 pm
    lol, i agree completely with you enforcer
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    Calderis Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 2:48 pm
    The man manages to get millions of young, ignorant/uneducated people to turn out to vote, gets a large portion of the country that was never interested in politics to begin with to support him, and everyone is surprised that alll these people who have no idea how anything really works are disappointed.

    Your talking about the internet generation. Millions of people who are used to getting everything they want, when they want it, without delay. Of coursse they have no grasp on what`s actually changed in a year.

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    Raberboom Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 3:07 pm
    Barack isnt Magic!

    (from Daily show)

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    kitwatson Female 13-17
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    January 21, 2010 at 3:24 pm
    Anyone who actually thought he would make everything perfect in a year is an idiot.
    I`m pissed that not much has happened in a year, but at least we aren`t going in the direction that McCain would have sent us in.
    The quicker people get sick of the two party system, the better.
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    lucu Female 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 3:44 pm
    Who the hell thought the country would magically change in a year? Come on, people. Be a little intelligent, at least.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 3:55 pm
    "Anyone who actually thought he would make everything perfect in a year is an idiot."

    Thanks kit, that pretty much resume everything I have to say about this issue.

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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    January 21, 2010 at 3:56 pm
    Many of the Bush numbers are either the lowest from his 8 years or right at the end. A true measure would be the average of his term, what was the price of gas in 2003? NOT 3.80...
    For sure the DOW was higher a couple of times under Bush, but 9500 after it fell 800 points following Obama`s election, eh?
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    osmandias Male 40-49
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    January 21, 2010 at 4:01 pm
    major terror attacs on US soil: Bush 1 - Obama 0
    /troll
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    seabass101dg Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 4:08 pm
    People are holding him in such high expectations because he presented himself that way.
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    BKSROWELL Male 30-39
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    January 21, 2010 at 4:10 pm
    everybody keeps blaming bush for the mess this country is in when it is the fault of every person in this country. most of the obama supporters sound like the same people who thought hurricane katrina was bush`s fault. idiots
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    January 21, 2010 at 4:14 pm
    vv exactly seabass! And the Dems have controled the house and senate since 2006, when all the troubles began, eh?
    (I`m hoping that "/troll" means osmandias is just joking, since there`s been 3 terror attacks on US soil since Obama got elected)
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    ElSombrero Male 13-17
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    January 21, 2010 at 4:35 pm
    Guys... it is the people`s fault.

    You guys vote in these people.

    If they mess up, it`s on your hands.

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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
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    January 21, 2010 at 4:55 pm
    Um, so Obama wins according to this. And lets just remember who the "de-regulation" party is / was.
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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
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    January 21, 2010 at 5:01 pm
    And I`m with you people on one thing - I never thought Obama was the Messiah. I just thought he was intelligent and competent - which he is. That alone was a massive change from the last president.

    Calderis is generally right - and my buddies who say "Obama is a flop," I say come on, its been a single year, government is a behemoth , results take time to surface.

    FYI - Economists say the recession is over - but that doesn`t mean it feels like it yet. Patience. See how quickly s*it changed this single week? Lets see what happens next week, and the next...that why politics is so fun!

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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
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    January 21, 2010 at 5:06 pm
    "lawl, gotta love all the obama lovers on here.
    bitchessss."

    SCOREBOARD. President = (D). Senate = 59 (D) / 41 (R). House = 256 (D) / 178 (R).

    If you read Foxnews this week, you`d think Republicans ran the government...Reality isn`t as exciting for the tea-baggers, but I understand their excitement. I suffered under Bush, you suffer under Obama, and round and round we go.

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    sarah-face89 Female 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 5:10 pm
    to bad the president doesn`t really have any control over that stuff...
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    _kiersten_ Female 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 5:38 pm
    And yes, it is our fault, seeing as how we are the ones that voted him in. Another thing is that, come on it has been just barely a year. Do you honestly think he can come in and fix all that BS up in a year? No, he cant. So give him so time, damn you assh*les -.-`
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    Erunen Male 18-29
    190 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 5:40 pm
    Heheh, So, according to the spread, stuff is getting better for a majority, but not all of the crap that was caused over the previous Administration`s reign has been fixed. Some things do take more than a year.... >.>;
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    Byrdman1525 Male 13-17
    107 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 5:46 pm
    did anybody notice the spelling error? "worst better" worst?? really guys?
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    Crawdaddy197 Male 30-39
    353 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 6:00 pm
    A comparison of eight years of bushes crap to one year for Obama? Compare it after two terms of Obama then I`ll look at it.
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    Crawdaddy197 Male 30-39
    353 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 6:01 pm
    "did anybody notice the spelling error? "worst better" worst?? really guys?"

    Worst is an actual word just not used often.

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    imno1the1 Male 18-29
    6 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 6:03 pm
    does anyone realize everybody is in a recession, of course things are going to change but whats better is that Obama is doing better throughout the recession than bush did and the table proves just that
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    sourkrauter Male 18-29
    894 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 6:08 pm
    meh. they`re still all a bunch of liars and thieves. Elephants and Asses are Screwing the Masses
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    pizzabob18 Male 18-29
    366 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 6:10 pm
    great. More conservative hypocrisy and bull
  96. Profile photo of primetimekin
    primetimekin Male 18-29
    7935 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 6:34 pm
    bob, please drating explain how. Its simple statistics. Statistics dont lie
  97. Profile photo of simbha
    simbha Male 30-39
    412 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 6:42 pm
    ""did anybody notice the spelling error? "worst better" worst?? really guys?"

    Worst is an actual word just not used often."

    I think Byrdman was referring to the fact that it`s a comparison of two objects and thus the proper word to be used would be `worse` (opposing `better`) not `worst` (which would mirror `best`).

    I could be wrong, though.

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    maedene Male 18-29
    291 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 7:29 pm
    @pizzabob18:

    how is this conservative hypocrisy? it`s just showing how things have changed since the presidents have

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    Evildick Male 30-39
    17 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 8:04 pm
    I`m always suprised how much credit/blame the current president gets for the economy.

    http://www.huppi.com/kangaroo/L-presiden...

    And another one for effect...

    http://www.slate.com/id/2194426/

    May be complete BS but, they read fairly well and sound plausible.

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    Andiex Female 13-17
    82 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 8:49 pm
    I think that maybe we should wait more than a year to do this graph....

    And a lot of these things are irrelevant.

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    proof1221 Male 18-29
    690 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 9:01 pm
    i dont vote
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    Wildcats2008 Male 18-29
    237 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 9:03 pm
    Worst would be used in a situation where there are three or more options.

    When you compare two options one is worse than the other or one is better than the other. With three or more options there is a worst, a best, and everything in between.

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    Agent00Smith Male 18-29
    2581 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 9:35 pm
    Everyone knows that solid facts and figures do nothing to sway opinion.
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    Agent00Smith Male 18-29
    2581 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 9:41 pm
    "I think that maybe we should wait more than a year to do this graph....
    And a lot of these things are irrelevant."

    How are they irrelevant?! Thats ALL they are is relevant. They are STATISTICS! I`m so sick of people looking squarely at solid fact and denying its.... "relevance". Grow up people, lets work together before this government screws us all completely.

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    DRxSATANx Male 18-29
    321 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 10:38 pm
    well, the national debts alwas gonna go up
  106. Profile photo of jak22
    jak22 Male 18-29
    154 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 10:39 pm
    this is stupid. bush had 8 years to drat this country up. Obama has been in office ONE drating year, and thanks to conservatives kicking and screaming like a child over every damn thing he tries to do, he hasnt been able to do almost anything. people who give up on him after a year are retards and just pretend to know how a democracy works.
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    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
    3829 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 10:39 pm
    ya a year isnt a lot of time. and also to be fair to bush,. once an economy gets so crappy, it often gets better right afterward. part of the whole boom and bust economic system.
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    najamesk1 Male 18-29
    194 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 10:53 pm
    Just remember, big O came into Oval Office with half those numbers that way, for example, the unemployment rate, bankruptcies and national debt.
  109. Profile photo of shivinski
    shivinski Male 18-29
    191 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 12:39 am
    haha worst comparison chart ever.
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    sonnaPA Female 18-29
    12 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 12:41 am
    What`s with all the grammatical errors in this graph?
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    Jazzycakes Male 18-29
    217 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 1:43 am
    Economy drops because of what bush has done, and now obama is in the house WHILE it happens he gets blamed for it. Poor fella, I`d vote for him but yeah, international votes dont work >.<
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    Wagonlover Male 18-29
    290 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 2:09 am
    "international votes dont work"

    -i voted for obama from new zealand :-P

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    Vimto Male 40-49
    2853 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 7:36 am
    Not really a fair comparison since he was dropped in the poo at the very start with a recession already underway.
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    sunsetxluv22 Female 13-17
    414 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 8:15 am
    "Not really a fair comparison since he was dropped in the poo at the very start with a recession already underway."

    Agreed. He started his term with a pooty war and a pooty economy. People should cut him some slack.

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    jayme21 Male 18-29
    587 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 9:29 am
    Stupid comparioson graft not fair/equal
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    obeydarklord Male 18-29
    1360 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 11:30 am
    i dont think much of these figures have much to do the presidents.
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    SmilinSam Female 18-29
    3599 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 4:33 pm
    exactly, he`s trying to FIX the mistakes made, granted nobody does anything perfectly, but at least he`s not in the fourth grade like Bush was.
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    SmilinSam Female 18-29
    3599 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 4:35 pm
    "Elephants and Asses are Screwing the Masses" i like this.
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    unbanned Male 13-17
    999 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 8:39 pm
    only a year....
  120. Profile photo of Airclot0
    Airclot0 Male 13-17
    58 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 9:00 pm
    Just like liberals. Still refusing to believe it when there is an accurate graph in front of their eyes proving otherwise.

    Time to get your head out of the sand and look at the facts.

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    OmgZelda Female 18-29
    1593 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 9:02 pm
    This graph isn`t really truthful. We`re still recuperating from Bush`s drat ups...yes even a year later.
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    notintereste Male 18-29
    44 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 9:33 pm
    Hey airclot take a look at the economy that bush inherited from clinton and how in 8 years he destroyed it.

    It will take more than a year to fix the mess. It dont take an economics degree to know this you moron.

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    radmikey Male 18-29
    61 posts
    January 23, 2010 at 4:52 am
    Most of you seem unable to realize that Bush spent 11 Tr. over the course of 8 years. And I am not saying that I support how much Bush spent, because its ridiculous, but the fact that Obama has managed to spend MORE then Bush ever did in just ONE year is absolutely disgusting!
    This statistic, plus stuff like his shady buisiness with Interpol is exactly why Obama is rapidly losing his support.
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    ashez420 Female 18-29
    15 posts
    January 23, 2010 at 12:52 pm
    rad mikey... the thing that you didnt see here i guess is that bush spent 10 trillion... obama spent 1 trillion... thats the total national debt, not how much they spent in their presidency... there was already a 1 trillion dollar debt when bush came in.
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    ze_tuna_fish Female 13-17
    92 posts
    January 23, 2010 at 4:32 pm
    Airclot0
    You think this is a respectable, accurate graph?

    Maybe you should try looking into the facts yourself before declaring something to be accurate.

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    ILuvMJ Female 13-17
    151 posts
    January 23, 2010 at 5:21 pm
    this image was just the right one to attract ignorant comments now, wasn`t it?(i`ve been using the word "ignorant" a lot more often lately...)
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    xtreme_dude Male 18-29
    1372 posts
    January 24, 2010 at 2:47 am
    They both suck.
  128. Profile photo of sindel
    sindel Female 18-29
    60 posts
    January 24, 2010 at 10:57 am
    still it looks like Bush`s side is more in the red than Obama.....
  129. Profile photo of mongoos3
    mongoos3 Female 18-29
    36 posts
    January 24, 2010 at 11:41 am
    How do the Americans expect this one guy to make all of their problems go away in just one year? He is just a man, with a great deal of poop to clean up during a recession well underway. I genuinely think Obama has the potential for a great presidency, just let the guy some time to do his job. Plus I think the conservatives can STFU now and save it for the vote next election because quite frankly the rest of the world is bored of hearing them bitch and moan everytime the guy moves (oh noes! he went to the toilet!!! commie!!!)... unless of course he starts another stupid, pointless, expensive war to drag everyone into like his predesessor. If he starts pulling that kind of crap THEN you can kick his ass... just the thoughts from a little gal, from a little island on the other side of the pond.
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    LithiumOne Male 18-29
    153 posts
    February 2, 2010 at 1:46 am
    Well said, mongoos3.
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    MastaPlan23 Male 13-17
    76 posts
    February 6, 2010 at 7:53 pm
    theres only one man that can do better than both these men combined....n thats Chuck Norris.
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    rogue_knight Male 40-49
    868 posts
    November 1, 2012 at 4:44 pm
    Obama suks !

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