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Question: Will Obama be a better President than Bush?
Yes   -97 (78.9%)
No   -26 (21.1%)
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« on: December 06, 2008, 12:53:50 am »
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Yes (normal)

I'd bet anything on it.
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« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2008, 12:56:12 am »
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Yes (normal).
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« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2008, 01:05:47 am »
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The bar Obama has to clear to do this is similar to one that would be used at the pole vault event at the midget Olympics.
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« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2008, 01:16:57 am »
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No.
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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2008, 01:52:52 am »
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Yes, by definition.  Though Democrats are too far right to be much good, they are always, every time, better than their extreme right alternates.
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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2008, 01:55:41 am »
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Yes, by definition.

Really, explain that.
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« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2008, 02:26:06 am »
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Yes (normal)

I'd bet anything on it.

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« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2008, 02:31:11 am »
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Yes.
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« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2008, 02:36:18 am »
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most likely yes (its kind of too early to tell), but its not that hard to be better than him. 
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« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2008, 02:54:30 am »
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Yes, by definition.

Really, explain that.

Sure.. I already did once, here it is again:

...Though Democrats are too far right to be much good, they are always, every time, better than their extreme right alternates.

In other words I only care about ideology.
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« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2008, 05:46:42 am »
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One can hardly be worse than Bush,so yes.
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« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2008, 06:01:54 am »
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Yes.

Bush during his eight years as President has set the standard very low, thus even if Obama performs worse than anticipated by the American electorate he'll still be considered a far superior President compared to his predecessor George W. Bush.
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« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2008, 06:05:47 am »
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One can hardly be worse than Bush,so yes.
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« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2008, 06:09:06 am »
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That wouldn't be very difficult...
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« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2008, 11:14:13 am »
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I'm not sure it would be possible for ANYONE to be worse than The Decider.
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« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2008, 12:03:13 pm »
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Depends which Obama we get.

If we get pre-election Obama, with his ridiculous tax policy and spending proposals -- NO

If we get post-election Obama, who's surrounding himself with Geithner, Summers, Orzag, Romer, Volcker, and the like -- YES

I think/hope post-election Obama is here to stay, so I'm leaning toward YES.
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« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2008, 12:12:18 pm »
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Depends which Obama we get.

If we get pre-election Obama, with his ridiculous tax policy and spending proposals -- NO

If we get post-election Obama, who's surrounding himself with Geithner, Summers, Orzag, Romer, Volcker, and the like -- YES

I think/hope post-election Obama is here to stay, so I'm leaning toward YES.

The only problem with these economics of which you are enamoured - they don't prevent us from still being in a depression in 2012...
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« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2008, 12:16:06 pm »
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Obama will be one of the better presidents.
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« Reply #18 on: December 06, 2008, 12:20:27 pm »
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I certainly hope so.
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« Reply #19 on: December 06, 2008, 12:28:02 pm »
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Depends which Obama we get.

If we get pre-election Obama, with his ridiculous tax policy and spending proposals -- NO

If we get post-election Obama, who's surrounding himself with Geithner, Summers, Orzag, Romer, Volcker, and the like -- YES

I think/hope post-election Obama is here to stay, so I'm leaning toward YES.

The only problem with these economics of which you are enamoured - they don't prevent us from still being in a depression in 2012...

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« Reply #20 on: December 06, 2008, 12:42:48 pm »
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It would take a certain level of skill to be any worse.
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« Reply #21 on: December 06, 2008, 02:18:52 pm »
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This is a damn low bar. I think that an inanimate object would beat Bush.
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« Reply #22 on: December 06, 2008, 02:24:19 pm »
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Hard to imagine him not being. Even if he was somehow equally incompetent, his philosophy alone would still be more successful.
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« Reply #23 on: December 06, 2008, 02:26:18 pm »
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we'd better hope he's "better" or there's really no point in participating in this game at all
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« Reply #24 on: December 06, 2008, 02:34:14 pm »
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prediction: Obama will be on currency someday, and not only because he's black.


snarky comment: This might have something to do with the massive inflation he's about to create requiring higher denominations
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