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15 Facts That Even Obama's Biggest Supporters Should Be Able To Admit Are True
Townhall.com ^ | May 19, 2012 | John Hawkins

Posted on 05/19/2012 4:50:13 AM PDT by Kaslin

"Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but they are not entitled to their own facts." -- Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Conservatives and liberals may disagree on reasons, motivations, and excuses for Barack Obama's performance, but the facts are still facts. There may be many reasons that a pro football coach goes 1-15, but everyone can agree that his record is still 1-15, right? Well, here are some basic facts about how the country is faring with Barack Obama in the White House. Take a look at the numbers, sans commentary, and make your own judgment about whether Barack Obama deserves another term in office.

1) Real median household income is down $4300 since Obama took office.

2) The percentage of unemployed workers who've been out of a job for more than a year is over 30%.

3) The country has had the longest streak of +8% unemployment since the Depression under Obama: 39 months and counting.

4) In 2011 under Barack Obama, nearly one out of every seven Americans was on food stamps. That's a 70 percent increase from 2007.

5) Fifty percent of new college graduates are underemployed or unemployed.

6) U.S. home ownership is at a decade long low. So is the number of Americans who say their home is worth more than they paid for it. Home prices are the lowest they've been since 2002.

7) Barack Obama ended NASA's manned space program.

8) Going into this election cycle, Barack Obama had raised more money from Wall Street than any President in history. He has also raised more money from Wall Street than all of the GOP presidential contenders combined in this election cycle.

9) Under Barack Obama's leadership, the last time Harry Reid and the Senate Democrats passed a budget was April 9, 2009.

10) Barack Obama's budget was defeated 414-0 in the House and 99-0 in the Senate.

11) When he was running for President in 2008, Barack Obama pledged not to raise taxes on families making less than 250,000 dollars per year. He broke that promise with the tanning salon tax and with Obamacare, which raises almost 500 billion dollars in new taxes, a significant portion of which would be paid by people making less than 250,000 dollars per year.

12) When Barack Obama took office, gas was $1.95 per gallon. Today gas is $3.72 per gallon.

13) In February of this year, the federal government had a 229 billion dollar deficit. That was the largest deficit in the history of the United States.

14) America lost its AAA credit rating (which it had held since 1917) on Obama's watch despite the fact that Timothy Geithner publicly said there was "no risk" of that happening.

15) Barack Obama added more to the debt in just 38 months than George Bush did in two full terms as President.


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1 posted on 05/19/2012 4:50:16 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

That would make an excellent TV AD

But being the Stupid Party I doubt the GOP would think of it

But maybe one of the PACs can do it


2 posted on 05/19/2012 5:00:45 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: Kaslin

Well yeah, but at least he gave us hope or something. /rolleyes


3 posted on 05/19/2012 5:02:55 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: Kaslin

Bush was just awful to leave Idi Obama that much of a mess.< /sarcasm >


4 posted on 05/19/2012 5:02:55 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: Kaslin

Great one.

Ffffuuuuubbbbbboooooo


5 posted on 05/19/2012 5:08:58 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: uncbob

I would bet that you are going to see most of those facts cited in numerous TV ads in the next 6 months.


6 posted on 05/19/2012 5:11:28 AM PDT by randita
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To: Kaslin

They’ll never admit to any of it. For liberals, truth is whatever serves the Party — and if you repeat lies often enough, they become true.


7 posted on 05/19/2012 5:12:59 AM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: randita

bump


8 posted on 05/19/2012 5:17:36 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: TBP

As long as entitlements keep rolling on Obama will be tough to beat.

Dencrats have figured that out. They own the loafer vote.


9 posted on 05/19/2012 5:26:31 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: TBP

10 posted on 05/19/2012 5:34:08 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Kaslin

The rats will ALWAYS blame Bush.


11 posted on 05/19/2012 5:37:30 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: New Jersey Realist

of course, even if it’s clearly their fault


12 posted on 05/19/2012 5:42:25 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

bflr


13 posted on 05/19/2012 5:44:30 AM PDT by Raven6 (Psalm 144:1 and Proverbs 22:3)
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To: Kaslin

......In 2011 under Barack Obama, nearly one out of every seven Americans was on food stamps. That’s a 70 percent increase from 2007.....

Newt Gingrich was RIGHT when he called obama “the Food Stamp President”!!!!

Dims and liberals should STOP hiding behind the “racist” canard and face up to reality. But of course they won’t.


14 posted on 05/19/2012 5:51:57 AM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: uncbob

Speaking of facts, the GOP or a PAC should simply run a video with Obama stating what he said he would do before the election - such as “cut the deficit in half” and what has actually occurred.......simply hitting 10 major points.

Would prove he is the ultimate failure as POTUS....

But, as you said, being the Stupid Party, they probably won’t do it.......


15 posted on 05/19/2012 6:21:39 AM PDT by Arlis (.)
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To: Kaslin
We had two college GRADS show up at the door last night selling home school books. One had an electrical engineering degree from Clemson.

The Obama Economy.

16 posted on 05/19/2012 6:42:24 AM PDT by NELSON111
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To: N. Theknow

An obviously overt racist article /sarc


17 posted on 05/19/2012 6:46:33 AM PDT by corlorde (forWARD of the state)
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To: Arlis

16. Born in Kenya


18 posted on 05/19/2012 6:46:46 AM PDT by safetysign
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To: Arlis

16. Born in Kenya


19 posted on 05/19/2012 6:47:05 AM PDT by safetysign
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To: Kaslin
" 15 Facts That Even Obama's Biggest Supporters Should Be Able To Admit Are True"

Great list!!

The real problem that is our biggest hurdle to vault is that the nations liberal print, broadcast and educational/government media have committed to a plan of disinformation and obfuscation of these and other facts as to so completely confuse John and Jane Q. Public.

20 posted on 05/19/2012 6:48:33 AM PDT by John 3_19-21 (Stand for something, or fall for anything.)
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To: NELSON111

That is funny, but sad. Do they also realize that they spent lots of money for an ‘education’ under the Feds, only to find that home schooling might be much better???


21 posted on 05/19/2012 6:50:19 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Kaslin
" 15 Facts That Even Obama's Biggest Supporters Should Be Able To Admit Are True"

Great list!!

The real problem that is our biggest hurdle to vault is that the nations liberal print, broadcast and educational/government media have committed to a plan of disinformation and obfuscation of these and other facts as to so completely confuse John and Jane Q. Public.

22 posted on 05/19/2012 6:52:22 AM PDT by John 3_19-21 (Stand for something, or fall for anything.)
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To: Kaslin
He broke that promise with the tanning salon tax...

I found it unusual for this administration to select such an obscure business to punish with a special tax. How much tax revenue is that bringing in?

23 posted on 05/19/2012 7:33:04 AM PDT by olezip
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To: Kaslin

16. Not since WWII has the labor force shrunk until the Obama presidency, and continues to shrink 3.5 years later.


24 posted on 05/19/2012 7:56:08 AM PDT by avacado
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To: Kaslin

BOOKMARK


25 posted on 05/19/2012 7:57:14 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: olezip

keeper


26 posted on 05/19/2012 7:58:19 AM PDT by lyby ("Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe." ~ Galileo Galilei)
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To: Kaslin

Only 15?


27 posted on 05/19/2012 8:10:17 AM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: John 3_19-21

Another issue, there are shadow organizations popping up everywhere with conservative sounding names, that are really liberal fronts/PACS, spreading disinformation. There are so many so called “conservatives” running in state and US rep. primary elections around here and it is so hard to sort out who are the true conservatives. I don’t see one of them running as a “liberal” but I know that some of them are either liberal or RINO moderates. If I, who am somewhat interested and informed about politics, have a hard time sorting it out, how are the average John and Suzie Public citizen supposed to figure it out with the 15 mailings and 20 phone calls they get every day from all these so called conservative candidates? I think there are also some liberals who have infiltrated tea party orgnizations, too, which adds more confusion.

I found this organization when trying to research a local candidate that I was convinced was conservative, but then just got a mailing with some negative information from “Texans for Fiscal Accountability”. I’ve been trying to determine if the mailing and the organization behind it were the liars, or if my candidate did have some issues. I found this watchdog group called AgendaWise that claims to “out” some of these shadow PACS and organizations. How to tell if this “watchdog group” is actually on the up and up? http://www.agendawise.com/about/
http://www.agendawise.com/2012/05/murphy-turner-connected-to-shadow-pacs/

And how many people would actually take the time to try to research all this on the internet? Or will some just vote for whoever sends them the most literature, or whoever has the most signs around town?

Liberal leftists know they can’t get elected (except in the most liberal of districts) by coming out and stating what they really stand for, so now they are trying to take power by lies and deception and confusion.

Satan truly is the Father of Lies and his servants are working over time this year. We all need to be praying for truth to come out on all candidates.


28 posted on 05/19/2012 8:41:25 AM PDT by boxlunch
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To: Kaslin

But he INHERITED it, damn it! It’s Bush’s fault. It’s the republican house’s fault. It’s Greece’s fault. It’s Japan’s earthquake fault.


29 posted on 05/19/2012 9:02:51 AM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." Peter Griffin - FAMILY GUY)
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Keep FR Running
Let's get to Yellow!

30 posted on 05/19/2012 9:06:04 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: Kaslin
That's a 70 percent increase from 2007.

Even though the author may want to use a base year of 2007 to emphasize the destruction wrought by the Democrat-controlled Congress, it makes the article weaker than it would have been if the percentage increase had been calculated starting from Obama's inauguration rather than from 2007.

31 posted on 05/19/2012 9:14:51 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Kaslin

I’d take #7 (ending NASA’s manned space program) off the list. The successor program to shuttle was not meeting it’s schedule and budget projections, and spending government money to send humans into orbit when automated and remotely operated systems can perform the mission essential functions cheaper and just as effectively.

I actually have no problems with ending NASA’s manned space program for the time being. Let the private sector spend some capital to send people into orbit until the government comes up with a mission that actually has a requirement to use humans in space-based missions again.


32 posted on 05/19/2012 9:20:45 AM PDT by jz638
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To: Kaslin

Who in the Senate did not vote for Obama’s budget?


33 posted on 05/19/2012 9:21:45 AM PDT by tbw2
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To: Kaslin
5) Fifty percent of new college graduates are underemployed or unemployed.

I am sooooo sick of that word - underemployment. Working until you find the job you want is a great thing, working multiple jobs to pay your incredibly high student loan obligation is a great thing. But the implication is that there should be a job waiting on the other end of a 'women's studies' degree is a misnomer that really needs to be quashed.

I know I'm quibbling, but using liberal idealism is just plain wrong.

11) When he was running for President in 2008, Barack Obama pledged not to raise taxes on families making less than 250,000 dollars per year. He broke that promise with the tanning salon tax and with Obamacare, which raises almost 500 billion dollars in new taxes, a significant portion of which would be paid by people making less than 250,000 dollars per year.

Every family earning less than $250,000 a year had at least an $800 tax increase this year, by virtue of the end of the 'stimulus tax credit' - guess that economy is roaring along now so we didn't need it anymore. I know that's sideshow type stuff, but hey, why not beat the guy with his own stick? In addition, the vast majority of smokers earn less than $250,000 a year and were burdened by the increase in tobacco taxes on the federal level, in some cases raising prices by 400%. If you're going to talk about a salon tax, might as well talk about tobacco taxes.

13) In February of this year, the federal government had a 229 billion dollar deficit. That was the largest deficit in the history of the United States.

And before you blame Bush for this deficit, Senator Obama voted for the budget that the US was operating under when he took office as president. That budget had a two trillion dollar deficit targetted for 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. As president, he exceeded that target in less than a year.

34 posted on 05/19/2012 9:44:36 AM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: kingu

Exactly, that arrogant, lazy lying pos occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave has only himself and his fellow rats to blame


35 posted on 05/19/2012 9:54:06 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: boxlunch
Thanks for the link.
36 posted on 05/19/2012 10:21:28 AM PDT by John 3_19-21 (Stand for something, or fall for anything.)
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To: Kaslin

How I worded this article for my lefty Facebook friends(mostly relatives):

10 lies the angry GOP is spreading about Obama:

1) The percentage of unemployed workers who’ve been out of a job for more than a year is over 30%.
( Bush’s fault-it’s ALWAYS his fault)

2) The country has had the longest streak of +8% unemployment since the Depression under Obama: 39 months and counting.
( greedy rich republicans fault)

3) In 2011 under Barack Obama, nearly one out of every seven Americans was on food stamps. That’s a 70 percent increase from 2007.
( Rich democrats WILLINGLY spread their wealth—rich republicans REFUSE to spread wealth around fairly)

4) Fifty percent of new college graduates are underemployed or unemployed.
( angry corporate America’s fault-they want Obama to fail so they don’t hire)

5) U.S. home ownership is at a decade long low. So is the number of Americans who say their home is worth more than they paid for it. Home prices are the lowest they’ve been since 2002.
(rich republicans own all the banks—there are NO Democrat supporters on the boards of Chase, Wells Fargo, BOFA..etc)

6) Going into this election cycle, Barack Obama had raised more money from Wall Street than any President in history. He has also raised more money from Wall Street than all of the GOP presidential contenders combined in this election cycle.
( propaganda from faux news,MSNBC truthfully states that ALL of Wall $treet is GOP dominated )

7) Under Barack Obama’s leadership, the last time Harry Reid and the Senate Democrats passed a budget was April 9, 2009.
( untruths from extreme right wing radio, Limbaugh lies, NPR is accurate)

8) When Barack Obama took office, gas was $1.95 per gallon. Today gas is $3.72 per gallon. (greedy republican owned oil companies fault—Democrats DO NOT own oil stocks)

9) In February of this year, the federal government had a 229 billion dollar deficit. That was the largest deficit in the history of the United States. ( Reaganomics fault—the 70’s were a period of explosive economic growth until RR ran deficits and caused a horrible 80’s economy) )

10) Barack Obama added more to the debt in just 38 months than George Bush did in two full terms as President. ( when Democrats overspend= investment in society/ when the GOP overspend=kickbacks to GE, Hollywood and other rich GOP organizations)

NOTHING is ever the Democrats fault!!

sarc/off


37 posted on 05/19/2012 11:32:52 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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Good afternoon.

As much as most of us on FR dislike Mittens, he (or his campaign) should read FR to get some ad ideas.

5.56mm

38 posted on 05/19/2012 11:44:16 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: uncbob

Got any more change for us Obama? We don’t.


39 posted on 05/19/2012 12:48:00 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: Kaslin

I don’t think that ending NASA’s manned space program is a bad thing. Heck, Space X, a private company, just sent a rocket to the ISS. Let private business fool with space, it’s too expensive when the government does it.


40 posted on 05/19/2012 4:57:08 PM PDT by turn_to
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To: Arlis
The main promise before he was elected was a TRANSPARENT administration especially with public debate and hearings ( carried by CSPAN ) on his Healthcare Bill

That should be AD number UNO for the GOP
41 posted on 05/19/2012 5:20:46 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: uncbob

Only problem is that anyone can play statistics. George Bush began and ended with a recession. His statistics look terrible while implementing polcies with support. Obama has created an enviroment that certainly make the numbers worse than they should be... but I don’t think really anyone can live or die by the numbers, they can be skewed by whoever, whenever.


42 posted on 05/19/2012 7:40:25 PM PDT by Almondjoy
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To: turn_to

Space X aborted on engine start.


43 posted on 05/19/2012 9:50:13 PM PDT by USAF80
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To: Zeppo
it makes the article weaker than it would have been if the percentage increase had been calculated starting from Obama's inauguration rather than from 2007.

That is an excellent troll strategy. It swells with fairness, and that most excellent of concepts, "liberal goodness."
Almost as annointed (and meaningless) as "fair share."

Any rational adult knows that the prospect of an anonymous radical, totally off the political and personal grid, with a history of radical associations, a totally blank personal history and no accomplishments whatsoever that could be confirmed was, well, frightening.

That businesses large and small contracted and froze future plans until seeing what would happen, and ultimately confirmed their worst fear of a communist/radical attack of the economic foundations of our country was not an accident. It was a conscious and justified fear, confirmed beyond any reasonable doubt.

I knew that, and started planning accordingly. I shouted from the rooftops, "What hope? what change?" and I'm just a Joe (formerly) Middle Class.

The comparison to 2007 simply confirms the prescient fears of the vast majority of the American business community and the wisdom of the collective productive American citizen working middle class.

But that was a nice try!

44 posted on 05/19/2012 10:46:14 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: publius911
That is an excellent troll strategy. It swells with fairness, and that most excellent of concepts, "liberal goodness." Almost as annointed (and meaningless) as "fair share." ... But that was a nice try!

I am trying to recall a less coherent or more inapposite response to any post that I've ever made on FR over the almost fourteen years that I've been here, but so far I have nothing...

Did you reply to the correct post? If so, did you actually read and understand that post before responding?

45 posted on 05/20/2012 12:57:44 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Kaslin

RE: Numbers 2, 3 and 5:

Most people find work these days through the Internet or word-of-mouth from friends/relatives/co-religionists/former co-workers/networking. Here are some good sites:

http://www.Indeed.com

http://www.Careerbuilder.com

http://mobile.craigslist.org/sls/2947267408.html

http://www.Jobvertise.com

http://www.Nationjob.com


46 posted on 05/20/2012 1:20:03 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: Kaslin

That’s racist!

(Where’s the little boy ThatsRacist! graphic?)


47 posted on 05/20/2012 4:29:43 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: samtheman
Here ya go


48 posted on 05/20/2012 4:34:09 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

Thanks! One of my all-time favorites.


49 posted on 05/20/2012 4:37:14 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: Terry Mross
But he INHERITED it, damn it! It’s Bush’s fault. It’s the republican house’s fault. It’s Greece’s fault. It’s Japan’s earthquake fault.

You forgot: It's the Arab Spring's fault...too...

50 posted on 05/20/2012 6:45:43 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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