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    * Obama hammers Bush's "disastrous" economic policies

    * Republicans doubt that the tactic will work (Updates with fresh Obama quotes)

    By Ross Colvin

    AUSTIN, Texas, Aug 9 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama attacked the economic policies of his Republican predecessor George W. Bush in Bush's home state on Monday as evidence of the way Republicans would operate if given power in Nov. 2 U.S. congressional elections.

    At a fund-raising event for Democrats in Dallas, where Bush now lives, Obama said the former president's "disastrous" policies had driven the U.S. economy into the ground and turned budget surpluses into deficits.

    Obama defended his repeated references to Bush's policies, saying they were necessary to remind Americans of the weak economy he inherited from Bush in January 2009.

    "The policies that crashed the economy, that undercut the middle class, that mortgaged our future, do we really want to go back to that, or do we keep moving our country forward?" Obama said at another fund-raising event in Austin, referring to Bush's eight years as president.

    In reminding voters about the policies of the unpopular Bush, Obama is trying to protect his fellow Democrats' majorities in Congress and limit anticipated Republican gains.

    On Nov. 2, voters will choose all 435 members of the House of Representatives and 37 members of the 100-seat Senate.

    Republicans say they doubt Obama's effort to cite Bush as a reason to vote against them in November will work because Americans are more concerned about getting or keeping a job.

    "When we talk about this 'going back' thing, I notice that some Republicans say, 'Well, he just wants to bash the previous administration, he's looking backwards.' ... No, no, no. The reason we're focused on it is because the other side isn't offering anything new," Obama said in Austin.

    He said later in Dallas that Republicans were simply offering "retreads" of economic policies that "got us into this mess in the first place" and had no new ideas to offer voters.

    One part of Bush's legacy remains a subject of intense debate in Washington -- the tax cuts for all Americans he steered through Congress in 2001 and 2003.

    These expire at the end of this year, and a pitched battle has begun over whether to extend all or part of them.

    Obama and the Democrats say tax cuts for those making more than $250,000 a year should be ended to help close the U.S. budget deficit. Republicans argue that no taxes should rise in a time of economic peril.

    Obama, grappling with the worst recession since the Great Depression of the 1930s, 9.5 percent unemployment, wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, soaring budget deficits and an impatient electorate, said all that Republicans have done is try to obstruct him at every turn.

    'LACK OF SERIOUSNESS'

    He said he has made tough decisions such as bailouts for the U.S. auto industry because he was not elected "to do what was politically expedient at the moment."

    "There's been a fundamental lack of seriousness on the other side," Obama said.

    Between political events, Obama gave a speech about the need to improve the U.S. education system.

    The White House shrugged off a decision by Bill White, the Democratic nominee for Texas governor, not to attend Obama's events on Monday in Texas, a heavily Republican state.

    "He definitely does not take that as an insult," White House spokesman Bill Burton said, referring to Obama.

    The state's current governor, Rick Perry, a Republican running for re-election and said to be pondering a 2012 presidential run, made his presence known shortly after Air Force One landed in Austin.

    Perry handed Obama aide Valerie Jarrett a letter from him asking for more federal assistance to tighten up security along the U.S.-Mexican border.

    "Drug cartels and related forces are waging war in Northern Mexico, their tactics including death threats, torture, car bombings, kidnappings, assassinations and beheadings," Perry wrote.

    Last week, the U.S. Senate approved a bill adding $600 million to border security efforts, a measure that the House of Representatives might also pass this week.

    (Additional reporting by Matt Spetalnick and Caren Bohan; Editing by Will Dunham)

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    Holy Hell! He's STILL running against Bush . . . . Is this what we have to look forward to in 2012 as well? Is he still going to be blaming EVERYTHING on Bush!???
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliCon View Post
    Holy Hell! He's STILL running against Bush . . . . Is this what we have to look forward to in 2012 as well? Is he still going to be blaming EVERYTHING on Bush!???
    Well, quite frankly, yes. It's all he's got.
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    The Obamanoid Koolaid cult had to stand in line last week for tickets to see Barry Soetoro at Gregory Gym on UT campus this afternoon.
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    Thats not Bush's home state.

    That would be New Haven Connecticut.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    Well, quite frankly, yes. It's all he's got.
    The country is still feeling the disaster that Bush left.

    Do you guys understand that Bush really fucked up the nation ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Satanicus View Post
    The country is still feeling the disaster that Bush left.

    Do you guys understand that Bush really fucked up the nation ?

    Do YOU understand that EVERYTHING Bush did wrong, Obama is tripling - or WORSE??? Everything that Bush did good - Obama is ending??? Then do you realize that Obama is DESTROYING the institutions that have the ability to drag us out of the mess we are in???

    WAKE THE FUCK UP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Satanicus View Post

    You stupid fuck. New Haven is not a state. And a persons HOMES STATE is where that persons lives and has their principle place of residence and business.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Satanicus View Post
    The country is still feeling the disaster that Bush left.

    Do you guys understand that Bush really fucked up the nation ?
    I understand that Obama is the biggest fuck up since Carter. The malaise years of Carter will seem tame after this fool is in office 4 years. Obama will go down as the worst President in the last 50 years. George Bush will be way, way ahead of this amateur-in-chief.

    Question: Why is unemployment going up instead of down? 131,000 workers laid off in July. A net loss of jobs in June and July is not what we hired him to do. A one eyed blind drunk could not screw up the economy as bad as the O has done.
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  10. #10 UPDATE 1-Obama attacks Bush policies in Bush's home state 
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    Obama demonstrates once again that if you have a failed economic strategy and no clue as to how to fix things just blame someone else. Kind of like "The buck stops here.. unless Bush is available as a scapegoat." Obama has absolutely zero leadership skills and proves this to be true everytime he blames others for his misteps and failures.

    AUSTIN, Texas, Aug 9 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama attacked the economic policies of his Republican predecessor George W. Bush in Bush's home state on Monday as evidence of the way Republicans would operate if given power in Nov. 2 U.S. congressional elections.

    At a fund-raising event for Democrats in Dallas, where Bush now lives, Obama said the former president's "disastrous" policies had driven the U.S. economy into the ground and turned budget surpluses into deficits.

    Obama defended his repeated references to Bush's policies, saying they were necessary to remind Americans of the weak economy he inherited from Bush in January 2009.

    "The policies that crashed the economy, that undercut the middle class, that mortgaged our future, do we really want to go back to that, or do we keep moving our country forward?" Obama said at another fund-raising event in Austin, referring to Bush's eight years as president.

    In reminding voters about the policies of the unpopular Bush, Obama is trying to protect his fellow Democrats' majorities in Congress and limit anticipated Republican gains.

    On Nov. 2, voters will choose all 435 members of the House of Representatives and 37 members of the 100-seat Senate.

    Republicans say they doubt Obama's effort to cite Bush as a reason to vote against them in November will work because Americans are more concerned about getting or keeping a job.

    "When we talk about this 'going back' thing, I notice that some Republicans say, 'Well, he just wants to bash the previous administration, he's looking backwards.' ... No, no, no. The reason we're focused on it is because the other side isn't offering anything new," Obama said in Austin.

    He said later in Dallas that Republicans were simply offering "retreads" of economic policies that "got us into this mess in the first place" and had no new ideas to offer voters.

    One part of Bush's legacy remains a subject of intense debate in Washington -- the tax cuts for all Americans he steered through Congress in 2001 and 2003

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