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*7 Things Democrats Would Have Freaked Out About If Bush Had Done Them*

Posted by on Feb. 16, 2013 at 2:29 PM
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courtesy of buzzfeed, one of my hangouts on slow wkends. thoughts?


Obama's national security policy has continued some of the most controversial moves of the Bush administration. Silence from much of the left.

Democrats were overjoyed when George W. Bush left office in January of 2009.

7 Things Democrats Would Have Freaked Out About If Bush Had Done Them

Obama had promised to end Bush's hawkish foreign policy and the "war on terror's" detention and interrogation regime.

Obama had promised to end Bush's hawkish foreign policy and the "war on terror's" detention and interrogation regime.
Image by Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

But in the beginning of his fifth year as president, Obama's record has been surprisingly similar to his predecessor's in those areas.

But in the beginning of his fifth year as president, Obama's record has been surprisingly similar to his predecessor's in those areas.
Image by Kevin Lamarque / Reuters

1. Democrats fought George W. Bush’s troop surge in Iraq in 2006.

Democrats fought George W. Bush’s troop surge in Iraq in 2006.
Image by Hans Deryk / Reuters

Obama copied it in Afghanistan in 2009.

Obama copied it in Afghanistan in 2009.
Image by Charles Dharapak / AP

You would think Democrats would react the same way they did to Bush's surge policy:

7 Things Democrats Would Have Freaked Out About If Bush Had Done Them

But they were really more like:

7 Things Democrats Would Have Freaked Out About If Bush Had Done Them

2. American deaths in Afghanistan have skyrocketed since Obama took office.

American deaths in Afghanistan have skyrocketed since Obama took office.
Image by Steve Ruark / AP

Actually, the death tolls in Afghanistan under each administration look like this:

Actually, the death tolls in Afghanistan under each administration look like this:

So you would think Democrats would react like this:

7 Things Democrats Would Have Freaked Out About If Bush Had Done Them

But they are much more like this.

7 Things Democrats Would Have Freaked Out About If Bush Had Done Them

3. President Obama's drones and special operators are working down "kill lists" of suspected terrorists.

President Obama's drones and special operators are working down "kill lists" of suspected terrorists.
Image by Jonathan Ernst / Reuters

Obama even put Anwar al-Awlaki — an American citizen — on such a list.

Obama even put Anwar al-Awlaki — an American citizen — on such a list.

Al-Awlaki was killed under secret authorization from the justice department in 2011.

If Bush did this, the Democrats would be all like:

7 Things Democrats Would Have Freaked Out About If Bush Had Done Them

But now they are more like:

7 Things Democrats Would Have Freaked Out About If Bush Had Done Them

4. Drone attacks have risen sharply under Obama.

Drone attacks have risen sharply under Obama.
Image by Photo: EPA

In 2011, a teenage American citizen, Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, was taken out in a drone strike without a trial.

In 2011, a teenage American citizen, Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, was taken out in a drone strike without a trial.

If Bush did this, Democrats would literally hyperventilate.

7 Things Democrats Would Have Freaked Out About If Bush Had Done Them

But with Obama they are more like:

7 Things Democrats Would Have Freaked Out About If Bush Had Done Them

5. In Pakistan alone, the administration has launched more than 300 drone strikes.

In Pakistan alone, the administration has launched more than 300 drone strikes.

Pakistani civilian casualties due to these strikes are as high as 800 according to international estimates.

Pakistani civilian casualties due to these strikes are as high as 800 according to international estimates.
Image by AFP / Getty Images

So the Democrats should be like:

7 Things Democrats Would Have Freaked Out About If Bush Had Done Them

But they are a lot more like:

7 Things Democrats Would Have Freaked Out About If Bush Had Done Them

6. Obama promised to end the Bush-era torture interrogation practices.

Obama promised to end the Bush-era torture interrogation practices.
Image by Kevin Lamarque / Reuters

But last year the U.N. released three damning reports detailing torture in Afghan facilities under Obama's security watch.

But last year the U.N. released three damning reports detailing torture in Afghan facilities under Obama's security watch.
Image by Andrew Burton / Reuters

When Bush did this, Democrats were like:

7 Things Democrats Would Have Freaked Out About If Bush Had Done Them

Now:

7 Things Democrats Would Have Freaked Out About If Bush Had Done Them

7. Obama was unable to deliver on his pledge to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center, which Bush had also said he would close.

Obama was unable to deliver on his pledge to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center, which Bush had also said he would close.
Image by John Moore / Getty Images

When Bush did this, Democrats were all like:

7 Things Democrats Would Have Freaked Out About If Bush Had Done Them

And...

7 Things Democrats Would Have Freaked Out About If Bush Had Done Them

8. And...

7 Things Democrats Would Have Freaked Out About If Bush Had Done Them

But now they are much more like:

7 Things Democrats Would Have Freaked Out About If Bush Had Done Them

"We may not be so different, you and I."

"We may not be so different, you and I."

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miss_lisa
by on Feb. 16, 2013 at 2:31 PM
Lol I love those gif's... And now all I can think of us how excited I am for Girl Meets World!!! When I heard about it I did just what Cory did in that gif.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 16, 2013 at 2:33 PM
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I agree with everything on here. It's so ridiculous they let that person in the Oval Office get away with the crap he does, while holding Republicans to unachievable standards. Your post made more sense than anything I've seen on here in a long time, but don't expect the ones it's aimed at to be anything but ugly and nasty, that's all they know how to be, after all, look at the human garbage they back.

Evelynsmama2012
by Bronze Member on Feb. 16, 2013 at 2:36 PM
Omg no,OBAMA is perfect,No,I hate him,but that's what his idiot supporters think
..MoonShine..
by Gold Member on Feb. 16, 2013 at 2:37 PM
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Which is why the assumption that all liberals must worship Obama is absolutely fucking ridiculous.
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quickbooksworm
by Ruby Member on Feb. 16, 2013 at 2:42 PM
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I'm a Democrat and I think this is hilarious!

Honestly I don't agree with everything Obama has done. I just think he was the better choice.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 16, 2013 at 2:48 PM
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 16, 2013 at 2:50 PM
dmarie2101
by Ruby Member on Feb. 16, 2013 at 2:51 PM

i dont expect a lot of replies, period.

most people on here like to argue opinions, not face facts.

Quoting Anonymous:

I agree with everything on here. It's so ridiculous they let that person in the Oval Office get away with the crap he does, while holding Republicans to unachievable standards. Your post made more sense than anything I've seen on here in a long time, but don't expect the ones it's aimed at to be anything but ugly and nasty, that's all they know how to be, after all, look at the human garbage they back.


RaynesMommy07
by Platinum Member on Feb. 16, 2013 at 2:56 PM
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Regardless of who did or didn't do what.  I'm a democrat.  I wouldn't vote Republican no matter what.   NO politician will deliver on everything they promise.  You have just pick who is the better choice and IMO it's Obama.  

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 16, 2013 at 2:57 PM

You got that right. I'm glad you have seen most on here for how they truly act. Hope you don't get too many nasty replies. Have a good weekend.

Quoting dmarie2101:

i dont expect a lot of replies, period.

most people on here like to argue opinions, not face facts.

Quoting Anonymous:

I agree with everything on here. It's so ridiculous they let that person in the Oval Office get away with the crap he does, while holding Republicans to unachievable standards. Your post made more sense than anything I've seen on here in a long time, but don't expect the ones it's aimed at to be anything but ugly and nasty, that's all they know how to be, after all, look at the human garbage they back.



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