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DiabloViejo
04-26-2012, 11:38 AM
RNC Spokeswoman: Republican Economic Platform Will Be The Bush Program, ‘Just Updated’
By Pat Garofalo on Apr 23, 2012 at 10:45 am
ThinkProgress.org (http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/04/23/469123/rnc-spokeswoman-republican-economic-platform-will-be-the-bush-program-just-updated/)

During an interview (http://www.espuelas.com/_Fernando-Espuelas-Interviews-Alexandra-Franceschi-Specialty-Media-Press-Secretary-of-the-Republican-National-Committee/audio/934367/163191.html) last week on The Fernando Espuelas Show, Alexandra Franceschi, Specialty Media Press Secretary of the Republican National Committee, said that the Republican party’s economic platform in 2012 is going to be the same as it was during the Bush years, “just updated”:

ESPUELAS: What do you mean by economic security? Regardless of who the ultimate nominee is, what’s the general idea that the RNC, or the Republican party in general, has in terms of this message?

FRANCESCHI: Well, it’s a message of being able to attain the American dream. It’s less government spending, which a Tarrance Group poll, came out last week actually, shows that the majority of Hispanics believe that less government spending is the way out of this deficit crisis. It’s lowering taxes so small businesses can grow and they can employ more people, because we understand that the private sector is the engine of the economy. It’s not the government. [...]

ESPUELAS: Now, how different is that concept from what were the policies of the Bush administration? And the reason I ask that is because there’s some analysis now that is being published talking about the Bush years being the slowest period of job creation since those statistics were created. Is this a different program or is this that program just updated?

FRANCESCHI: I think it’s that program, just updated.
Listen here: YouTube (http://youtu.be/0kDi72STXTM)

As a result of the Bush economic platform, “growth in investment, GDP, and employment all posted their worst performance (http://www.epi.org/page/-/EPI_PolicyMemorandum_184.pdf?nocdn=1) of any post-war expansion,” while “overall monthly job growth was the worst of any cycle (http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2009/02/pdf/picker_jobs.pdf) since at least February 1945, and household income growth was negative for the first cycle since tracking began in 1967.” Meanwhile, the deficit and debt exploded (http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/04/13/158414/bush-sotu-debt-flashback/) . It would have to be quite the update for the GOP to make anything better happen this time around.

http://thinkprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/bushupdate.jpg
Ready for an update?

LWW
04-26-2012, 12:05 PM
You don't keep up with reality do you?

Gayle in MD
04-26-2012, 12:22 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: DiabloViejo</div><div class="ubbcode-body">RNC Spokeswoman: Republican Economic Platform Will Be The Bush Program, ‘Just Updated’
By Pat Garofalo on Apr 23, 2012 at 10:45 am
ThinkProgress.org (http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/04/23/469123/rnc-spokeswoman-republican-economic-platform-will-be-the-bush-program-just-updated/)

During an interview (http://www.espuelas.com/_Fernando-Espuelas-Interviews-Alexandra-Franceschi-Specialty-Media-Press-Secretary-of-the-Republican-National-Committee/audio/934367/163191.html) last week on The Fernando Espuelas Show, Alexandra Franceschi, Specialty Media Press Secretary of the Republican National Committee, said that the Republican party’s economic platform in 2012 is going to be the same as it was during the Bush years, “just updated”:

ESPUELAS: What do you mean by economic security? Regardless of who the ultimate nominee is, what’s the general idea that the RNC, or the Republican party in general, has in terms of this message?

FRANCESCHI: Well, it’s a message of being able to attain the American dream. It’s less government spending, which a Tarrance Group poll, came out last week actually, shows that the majority of Hispanics believe that less government spending is the way out of this deficit crisis. It’s lowering taxes so small businesses can grow and they can employ more people, because we understand that the private sector is the engine of the economy. It’s not the government. [...]

ESPUELAS: Now, how different is that concept from what were the policies of the Bush administration? And the reason I ask that is because there’s some analysis now that is being published talking about the Bush years being the slowest period of job creation since those statistics were created. Is this a different program or is this that program just updated?

FRANCESCHI: I think it’s that program, just updated.
Listen here: YouTube (http://youtu.be/0kDi72STXTM)

As a result of the Bush economic platform, “growth in investment, GDP, and employment all posted their worst performance (http://www.epi.org/page/-/EPI_PolicyMemorandum_184.pdf?nocdn=1) of any post-war expansion,” while “overall monthly job growth was the worst of any cycle (http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2009/02/pdf/picker_jobs.pdf) since at least February 1945, and household income growth was negative for the first cycle since tracking began in 1967.” Meanwhile, the deficit and debt exploded (http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/04/13/158414/bush-sotu-debt-flashback/) . It would have to be quite the update for the GOP to make anything better happen this time around.

http://thinkprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/bushupdate.jpg
Ready for an update? </div></div>


<span style="color: #CC0000">Even Republican voters would have to be nuts to vote for anything even close to more of the Bush Policies!


Oh wait, they are nuts! </span> /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif

DiabloViejo
04-26-2012, 12:32 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LWW</div><div class="ubbcode-body">You don't keep up with reality do you? </div></div>

Hmmmm, and you offer another logical fallacy as a response. How typical of you.

cushioncrawler
04-26-2012, 03:10 PM
In a way i would luv krappynomix to go feral in the usofa in my lifetime. Even if this meant that obama lost and GOP won -- i think it would be worth watching.

Unfortunately in europe it looks like krappynomix iz still dragging a ball and chain at prezent, and all of the spouting about what iz best, and living beyond our means, and small government, and fiscal responsibility, etc etc, aint gonna happen. Pity.

Wouldnt it be wonderfull if euro-krappynomicysts and usofa-krappynomicysts were allowed free to go feral and breed up.
Gosh, there would be a mountain of spawn and sperm and frogfroth az they all formed a writhing mass, talking in tongues, the verbal masturbation inkreecing exponentially while the usofa dryed up and died.
It might even rival american pickers.
Guess it wont happen. Pity.
mac.

eg8r
04-26-2012, 03:16 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Even Republican voters would have to be nuts to vote for anything even close to more of the Bush Policies!

</div></div>LOL, she states this completely ignoring the fact that Obama has been the best Bush impersonator on the planet. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

eg8r

DiabloViejo
04-29-2012, 10:31 PM
Yeah he's just like Bush! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif

(Care of Daily Kos) Bush Vs. Obama (http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/04/17/1084025/-Bush-VS-Obama)

Freedom:

Bush- Creates Patriot act, Reduces woman's right to choose, Weakened separation of church and state

Obama- Allowed gays to serve openly in the military, ensured equal pay for women, protect woman's right to healthcare

Healthcare:

Bush- Price of care sky rockets as health and insurance industry operated unchecked, increasing numbers of Americans no longer have insurance or can afford care

Obama- Created checks on rising health care costs and has helped millions get health insurance

Economy-

Bush- Allowed economy to crash and nearly destroyed by not providing proper financial oversight and regulation.

Obama- Saved the economy, created millions of jobs and saved the nation's auto industry

Energy and Environment

Bush- Denied global warming, encouraged wasteful energy consumption and tried to drill in environmentally unsafe areas

Obama- Has started renewable energy initiative, encouraged energy savings and efficiency, has worked to reduce green house gas emmissions

War and Foreign Policy and Safety

Bush- Allowed the worst terrorist attack in our history on 9/11, made our nation an outcast, illegally invaded Iraq over a lie, started the disastrous war in Afghanistan

Obama- Ended the war in Iraq, kept us safe: no terrorist attacks on US, killed OBL, improved our reputation world wide

Justice

Bush- Appointed Supreme Court Justices that took away our political voice by burying it under billions in unregulated money from corporations and billionaires (mostly that we pay for with tax deductions) through the Citizens United Ruling. Now allows police to strip search us for speeding ticket or getting arrested at protests

Obama- Appointed Judges that opposed the Citizen United Case and the Strip Search ruling. Tripled the number of women on the Supreme Court and appointed the first Latina judge in US history.

Gayle in MD
04-29-2012, 10:44 PM
LOL, no one in their right mind could accuse President Obama of being anything like BUSH!

Here is president Obama... /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/cool.gif

Here is George Bush.... /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/sleep.gif /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/confused.gif /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/crazy.gif

Funny, isn't it? If they really thought President Obama was just like Bush, wouldn't they be just loving him, instead of constantly bashing him?

After all, they all loved George BUSH! Heaven knows they fought with us, and trashed us for being against Bush's policies for years on this forum, constantly defending him, denying his failures and disasters, regardless of how much he screwed up this country, and now, like typical Republicans, they reverse the reality of their own history!

FLIP FLOP!

/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif

No wonder they love Romney! They're just like him! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif

G.