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Many voters still lay blame for bad economy on George W. Bush
AP/Lubbock Online ^ | Nov 6 2012 | AP

Posted on 11/06/2012 7:48:41 PM PST by WilliamIII

Rising prices and chronic unemployment were heavy on the minds of voters Tuesday even as a glimmer of optimism peeked through. Four in 10 said the nation’s battered economy is getting better.

Most everyone agreed there’s still far to go. They were less likely to blame President Barack Obama for the economic troubles, however, than to point the finger at his predecessor, George W. Bush, according to preliminary results of a national exit poll.

Only a fourth thought they were better off financially than four years ago when Obama was elected. Voters were most likely to say their families were doing about the same. A third felt worse off.

(Excerpt) Read more at lubbockonline.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bush43; bush4obama; bushlegacy; bushsfault
Bush's liberal policies (huge deficits, easy home loans) tanked the economy, and allowed Obama to get elected. And this year, Obama laid the blame on "conservative" policies of the past -- even though it was Bush's LIBERAL policies that brought on the crash. So Bush got us coming and going.
1 posted on 11/06/2012 7:48:42 PM PST by WilliamIII
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To: WilliamIII

And if Obama wins, they’ll still be blaming Bush for the next four years.


2 posted on 11/06/2012 7:51:34 PM PST by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: WilliamIII

Give it a rest. I doubt anyone is in the mood for your bullsnit about GWB tonight


3 posted on 11/06/2012 7:52:47 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: WilliamIII

george w. who? Obama has had plenty of time to fix things, but he made the economy much, much worse. Thinking he can still fix anything is ignorant.


4 posted on 11/06/2012 7:53:05 PM PST by madison10
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To: WilliamIII

Romney didn’t do a good job of defending this, when Obama himself in the first debate said it was the housing bubble...


5 posted on 11/06/2012 7:53:20 PM PST by Homer1
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To: JohnBrowdie

They haven’t seen anythng yet


6 posted on 11/06/2012 7:53:39 PM PST by scooby321 (AMS)
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To: WilliamIII

Media power reigns untouched.


7 posted on 11/06/2012 7:53:56 PM PST by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: WilliamIII

Easy credit was pushed by both parties as far back as the Carter administration. Bush’s deficits were child’s play compared to Obama’s. Essentially you’re saying that American voters are irrational and ignorant ... and you’re right.


8 posted on 11/06/2012 7:54:20 PM PST by Campion ("Social justice" begins in the womb)
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To: WilliamIII

It’s amazing what a political party can do when they OWN the news media.


9 posted on 11/06/2012 7:54:23 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: madison10

Just talked to my Democrat schoolteacher sister tonight. When I said I thought we would be in a depression in two years if Obama wins another term, she just said ‘Well, we wouldn’t be if Congress would get out of the way.’

That’s how delusional these people are. I am so depressed.


10 posted on 11/06/2012 7:55:26 PM PST by JustaCowgirl (Mitt Romney -- Obama asks for votes for revenge, I ask for votes for love of country)
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To: WilliamIII

I hope America enjoys 4 more years of recession/depression which the media will call a “sluggish recovery” and “the new normal.” After all, they voted for it today.

Will the American electorate still think it’s “Bush’s fault” in 2016? Or will we be too busy just trying to stay alive under crushing taxes and regulation, Obamacare mandates, and hyperinflation to care whose damn fault it is?


11 posted on 11/06/2012 7:56:39 PM PST by FiscalSanity
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To: WilliamIII

Too many morons in this country are clueless about the economy. They just want their freebies. That’s what this is all about. The Revenge of the Turds. I see a lot of layoffs coming between now and Christmas.


12 posted on 11/06/2012 7:56:43 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop the freeloader REVENGE against America! Vote on November 6th!)
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To: Campion
American voters are irrational and ignorant

They are.

13 posted on 11/06/2012 7:56:44 PM PST by JustaCowgirl (Mitt Romney -- Obama asks for votes for revenge, I ask for votes for love of country)
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To: WilliamIII

People understand sports analogies.

If a football coach is a perennial loser for 2 seasons, can he blame the coach before him (without getting laughed at?)


14 posted on 11/06/2012 7:57:01 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

If a football coach is a perennial loser for 2 seasons, can he blame the coach before him (without getting laughed at?)

FDR blamed Hoover for four straight elections. Then he passed the baton to Truman, who kept on blaming Hoover


15 posted on 11/06/2012 7:59:54 PM PST by WilliamIII
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To: JustaCowgirl

If Obama wins, there are some people I won’t even be speaking with any longer, and there will be a certain radio station I will no longer listen to because it’s full of Obama-assisting Libertarians. That’s just how it will be.


16 posted on 11/06/2012 8:00:46 PM PST by madison10
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To: WilliamIII

The fix was in. We heard Obama’s mic slip-up while talking a few months ago to the Russians.

No way to beat a fixed election.

That’s my conclusion.


17 posted on 11/06/2012 8:00:56 PM PST by Cedar
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To: Homer1
Romney didn’t do a good job of defending this

Romney did just fine defending traditional American values. Twelve years ago, he would have won big.

Where Romney went wrong was with the 47%. He -- and *all of us* -- failed to recognize that *we* are the 47%, and *they* are the 53%. The takers now outnumber the makers. It's official.

How the minority of we producers now throw off the yoke of servitude, is an open question. And one that we must all seriously consider.

18 posted on 11/06/2012 8:02:31 PM PST by kevao (Hey, Obama: The 1930s called, they want their economic policy back.)
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To: JustaCowgirl

The fact that SHE’S a “teacher” is the crux of the problem.

Sorry, but I hope her 401k and pension is “nationalized” by her hero.


19 posted on 11/06/2012 8:03:31 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: WilliamIII

We have lost the country. Period.

Not sure how we get it back. It may be gone forever.

Bush and Rove won two elections but they destroyed the Republican Party in the process.


20 posted on 11/06/2012 8:04:44 PM PST by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: kevao
This is what I started implementing a few years ago... I've gone underground - deep in the heart of the belly of the beast... I've surrounded myself with liberals - they don't know it yet - I'm even an officer amongst their ranks working to defeat them from within.

http://www.starvingthemonkeys.com/
21 posted on 11/06/2012 8:05:50 PM PST by Darth Gill
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To: Mortrey
Sorry, but I hope her 401k and pension is “nationalized” by her hero.

And she will think it's a good thing. The problem is they'll get my 401k in the process.

22 posted on 11/06/2012 8:06:32 PM PST by CommieCutter
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To: FiscalSanity
I hope America enjoys 4 more years of recession/depression which the media will call a “sluggish recovery” and “the new normal.” After all, they voted for it today.

Sometimes you have to hit bottom before you can turn around. I guess that's our fate... there will be a few generations of increasing misery, then perhaps things will start to turn around... or who knows.

23 posted on 11/06/2012 8:06:40 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: FiscalSanity
I hope America enjoys 4 more years of recession/depression which the media will call a “sluggish recovery” and “the new normal.” After all, they voted for it today.

Sometimes you have to hit bottom before you can turn around. I guess that's our fate... there will be a few generations of increasing misery, then perhaps things will start to turn around... or who knows.

24 posted on 11/06/2012 8:06:48 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: WilliamIII

Obama convinced Americans the economy was indeed Bush’s fault and his policies prevented us from further disaster. He was aided by a news media that supports socialistic government. Republicans, gutless as usual, didn’t fight hard for fear of upsetting liberals and chose their usual defensive playbook.


25 posted on 11/06/2012 8:08:01 PM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: From The Deer Stand

I truly believe that Bush is nothing but a scapegoat, Obama caused the majority of today’s economy, but I am blaming Bush for not fighting back. He just took it and stayed silent while Obama blamed him for everything.

Damnit that is just wrong, and if he isn’t going to fight for what is right and even defend himself then he deserves what he gets at this point.


26 posted on 11/06/2012 8:12:46 PM PST by Wildbill22
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To: WilliamIII

After the democrats lost in 2004 they started doing any thing they could to screw up America, i think revenge is what you call it, i will not go into the details because what they were doing including treason was all over the news.

The reason the socialist got elected is because the majority of Americans are turning socialist, not that i have conceded yet because i am hoping some of the socialist bastards are more apt to hate Obama more than they love socialism.

At any rate if Obama wins people will get just what they justly deserve as too many of them have been living the life of Reilly too long.


27 posted on 11/06/2012 8:27:59 PM PST by ravenwolf
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To: WilliamIII

This is the result of letting our Education become propaganda outlets for the left. We are finally reaping what we allowed to be sowed.

We’ve stood by for decades and have done nothing to correct the problem. Instead, we have poured more money into education as the Democrats thinking that we are doing good. What a bunch of assholes we are!


28 posted on 11/06/2012 8:43:36 PM PST by Deagle (quo)
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To: Deagle

Conservatives need more influence in the news and pop culture. The schools aren’t educating the kids. They are picking up their political views from Hollywood, late night comedians, etc. As far as women, I too am embarrassed for my sex tonight. They put abortion above everything...


29 posted on 11/06/2012 8:54:10 PM PST by Fu-fu2
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To: Fu-fu2
Many voters still lay blame for bad economy on George W. Bush

Idiots! Everyone knows it's that fucking Hoover who's to blame!!!

30 posted on 11/06/2012 8:56:01 PM PST by kevao (Hey, Obama: The 1930s called, they want their economic policy back.)
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To: WilliamIII

You’re short on facts and history. I suggest you educate yourself about what caused the financial meltdown. And it wasn’t GWB.


31 posted on 11/06/2012 10:30:45 PM PST by driftless2
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To: comebacknewt

I agree about Bush. While he cut taxes (good), he spent $ on two wars and senior healthcare issues (bad) and, well, then there’s that housing bubble issue.
Bush was not a true conservative and neither was his father.

He gave the next administration the perfect “out” to use and blame him while they robbed and pillaged America.


32 posted on 11/06/2012 10:44:24 PM PST by free-n-TX
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To: comebacknewt
Bush and Rove won two elections but they destroyed the Republican Party in the process.

Pete Wilson did the same thing in CA. His Democrat successor won reelection but was quickly recalled. Unfortunately we don't have the 'recall' option and are stuck with Obama until 1/20/17.

33 posted on 11/07/2012 10:32:30 AM PST by newzjunkey (Obama thanks Pontius Pilate voter Freepers for making him president til 2017!)
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To: Fu-fu2
Conservatives need more influence in the news and pop culture. The schools aren’t educating the kids. They are picking up their political views from Hollywood, late night comedians, etc. As far as women, I too am embarrassed for my sex tonight. They put abortion above everything...

Conservatives should learn from Jews and work to get their kind in those positions. Years ago talk host Michael Medved explained, for the Tribe, it's about preservation, a guard against a repeat of Nazi Germany.

Conservatives are needed in education, in mainstream media, in entertainment.

34 posted on 11/07/2012 10:39:32 AM PST by newzjunkey (Obama thanks Pontius Pilate voter Freepers for making him president til 2017!)
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To: newzjunkey

“Conservatives are needed in education, in mainstream media, in entertainment.”

It’s not enough to have talk radio and allegedly a conservative TV network (Fox). They are singled out and targeted for ridicule. Somehow conservatives need to infiltrate the pop culture and get their views inserted into “the message.” As you say, its become a matter of preservation.


35 posted on 11/07/2012 8:29:16 PM PST by Fu-fu2
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