Wednesday, January 27, 2010
'Obamas' pitching products


As President Obama takes the podium for his first State of the Union address tonight, it's worth taking a look at how this President, with his much-admired speaking style, has been impersonated and used in advertisements worldwide.


For example, take this ad for a car dealership, and this one from Indonesia featuring a local lookalike. Impersonators have also been big hits online since the 2008 election. (And there was the recent controversy over a photo of the real Obama in an advertising billboard in Times Square.)


Television viewers in Israel can see the latest entry in this proud tradition, and iReporter/Obama fan mrmannyc is right in the middle of it. During the election, he shared many iReports about his desire to see the then-candidate speak, and after being told of a resemblance, started posting up videos of himself as Obama. Flash-forward to today, where he is the star of a musical  Israeli TV commercial as the President, singing and dancing in the “White House,” saying “Yes, we can” to the “Yes” satellite television service.


mrmannyc reports that he has been asked to make a promotional trip to Israel. In the meantime, check out Jeanne Moos’ interview with him.

78 Comments
January 27, 2010
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I think I just threw up a little in the back of my mouth.  Good grief.

January 27, 2010
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The President has lost the American people, he has crossed the line. Spending like a drunken sailor forde feeding us his ajenda even if we are opposed. The American people see him for what he is, a turdle on a post. Who are the idiots that put him there? Your czars and your party are anti American, your words are promised you'll never keep. Turn in your flag pin, OH I forgot you don't wear one. Post a sign on the front door of the White House, "Gone fishing" then please leave.

January 27, 2010
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wmdeldotto - If the President lost people like you, who don't know how to spell and are too concerned with flag pins, then by all means, that's good.

 

However, he still has the majority's backing...how any of this is relevant, I don't know.  But I'm glad you got that off your chest.

January 27, 2010
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Go educate yourself, wmdeldotto. Obama is spending because of the mess that George W. Bush and the Republican controlled congress got us in. They ran the economy into the ground and got us into not one but two military quagmires in the name of freedom. Go read a book or something. Reading is fundamental.

January 27, 2010
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Commies

January 27, 2010
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Obama is an liar and a fraud ...and now the majority of Americans are on to his lies... it is the beginning of the end for the Dems.  Gobama!

January 27, 2010
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He's been in office for a year and you're already criticizing everything he has done and calling him a liar. President George W. Bush was in office for eight years and I'm sure you have nothing bad to say about him.  At least President Obama is trying to take care of his own people unlike President Bush who couldn't even do that i.e. Hurricane Katrina. 

January 27, 2010
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The election in Mass. shows that the majority do not, in fact, back Obamas presidency, which does include the fraudlent lying Treasury Secretary Geithner, who you can thank for trying to cover up the big bonuses that were paid by the stimulus money. In fact it was the Clinton Presidency that repealed Glass-Steagall and created all of the problems we have with the banks today. Please do your research before blaming Bush for economic issues.

January 27, 2010
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Not sure how this blog got here from this article, but I'll join in.  First, all Presidents are liars.  If you don't believe me, just do your research.  Second, I see a lot of sympathy for Obama.  No one told Obama to come out and say he would do this by this deadline or that by that deadline.  This is what Presidents do, and they are held to scrutiny for their short falls on these promises.  That said, this President has had more power to change things and hasn’t.  He tried to change one Major thing and no one wanted it.  He knew four months into his first year and spent the last eight months trying to do it anyway.  Take from that what you will.

January 27, 2010
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Hoo wee! Spelling that bad says: Have banjo; no teeth.  Just like writing in all caps is like flashing a big neon "Insane" sign above your head, spelling that bad (with so many easy ways to check it before posting) takes the wind out of anything you might say.

January 27, 2010
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@ModernMoney: The election in Massachusetts shows that the majority of voters in MASSACHUSETTS preferred SCOTT BROWN to MARTHA COAKLEY.  Gallup reports Obama's job approval/disapproval rating at 48/46.  Unimpressive, but considering the economy, unsurprising.  I'm sure that during the Bush presidency, you were annoyed when Democrats blamed everything that went wrong on the President, so I find it surprising that you think it's worth asserting that Obama is in favor of those bonuses, which I think we all agree are downright nasty and offensive.

 

@wmdeldotto: Czars ruled pre-1917 Russia, under an imperial form of government that the Bolshevik revolution overthrew.  Go learn.

January 27, 2010
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afsdf

January 27, 2010
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Obama should have gone into making commercials with his smooth voice and teleprompter skills. Why is anyone shocked that he is completely in over his head and incompetent, his only leadership experience was as a "community organizer." What were you thinking people?

January 27, 2010
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Obama hasn't been president 4 that long and we expect him to fix all our problems for us .You think he is gonna fix all dis mess in his first year after Bushes' put us in 8 years of mess? He is trying and he is doing well so far, and is was George Bushes' fault

January 27, 2010
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Also he is trying to make us have universal health care so that when your mother is sick she wont have to wait 12 hours to get,"help and all de help is going to be is, you don't have any insurance take an aspirin.`` Obama is trying to make it that a common lady and a rich lady can get the same health treatment.

January 27, 2010
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The American people are finally realizing that the Presidency of the United States is way over the head of Obama....something he and the American people who voted for this guy are learning real fast...and much to their regret!!!

January 27, 2010
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wmdeldotto, and other conservatives like you, seem so afraid of change (even if for the better) that you spend all of your time bashing Obama and trying to undermine his efforts.  It demonstrates politics at its worst and you should be ashamed, though I doubt you are.  Perhaps you'll make more effort in the future to articulate something more rational that simply pronouncing judgment regarding who is or is not a patriot.  

January 27, 2010
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NoBama!

January 27, 2010
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We human beings are nothing more that a "flicker in the wind." Soon we too will sign off out of this planet. Sadly, most people think and act for only the moment. President Obama desires are to bring everyone together. To ensure everyone has equal rights to jobs, health and financial freedom. Is sad to see that the very rich, very white, the racists and bigots will do everything in their power to discredit him. I've learned that in this country, it does not matter how great a president may or could be. It does not matter that maybe today's president may, just may end the hatred the world feels towards the United States. Every flicker is eventually extinguished. Hopefully, the United States will survive the hatred that the last administration brought about.

January 27, 2010
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I'm your northern neighbour, whatever you guys think of your pres. I like him.  Our parliament is closed until March, huh, can we borrow him for a while.  Cuz, when your econ thrives so does our.

January 27, 2010
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Cnn needs a chat that can go on while they are airing. I would love to write.

January 27, 2010
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Mr President,

Industry has not now nor will it ever give a dam about Main Street. All they care about is the all mighty dollar and when things get tough Mainstreet gets layed off to cut their losses. Usually druing holidays when we need the money the most.

Forget about tax breaks. They are meaningless if you have no money to spend so you can qualify for them in the first place. Industry should be fined heavly for those who have and market their american production overseas. Use that money to offset unemployment.

Mainstreet has had it with empty jestures and promises. Teachers are the most needed and the worst paid Americans. They should be tax exempt on all federal tax deductions from their paychecks. The same with Military, Law Enforcment, Fire Protection Services, Parametic and Ambulance services as well.

Take some of that bank simulas money and give it out back to the people. Everybody from age 18 to 65  with incomes of 250K or less should recieve a check for no less that 5,000.00./6,000.00 for Military, Law Enforcment, Fire Protection Services, Parametic and Ambulance services.

People are the driving force of industry and this nation as a whole and it is time their voices are heared loud and clear.

Put the people first to hell with banks and industry. All those jobs will never appear until the people start spending. the people will not start spending when they have no money to spend with.

This entire peredixical problem of the economy begins and ends with the people. THIS IS WHERE YOU NEED TO DIRECT YOUR EFFORTS TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM.With the extra money the people will pay their bills, buy their food, replace thier cars, go out to eat and actually shop.Untilll we get the money nothing will happen

January 28, 2010
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ModernMoney   I'm no scholar but I'm pretty sure the majority of Americans do NOT live in the state of Mass.

January 28, 2010
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The central problem with G Bush Jr was the trash spin that came out of the White House was so obviously trash and political garbage. The marketing ploys being used now are a bit more subtle, but still spin.  The Democrats must get the message that most Americans are sick and tired of the wasted billions spent in the name of Tarp, bailouts, whatever.  No more spending, period.  Spend the rest of your terms, all of you, in recovering as much money as you can before you are run out of office.  If you want reform in anything, get the GAO involved.  They're the experts and you haven't even been using them. It's time.

January 28, 2010
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Well, I guess someone oughta comment on the article... cool impersonators!!! 

January 28, 2010
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Why do all politicians focus on the American "Family"? I am a 38 yr old Single Woman living in Chicago and I lost my Executive job 11 months ago! If the government is increasing the job market and "stimulating the economy", why am I still unemployed after working hard for 15 years after obtaining 2 degrees?

 

If I were married, I might actually be relieved to know that I had another person to rely on.  Who does the single adult American have to rely on when the economy takes such a dive as this?  Where do WE turn? Why does the government focus on health care for families? Middle Class jobs? What about the Executives that have lost their entire livelyhood? 

January 28, 2010
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Sorry about you losing your job but what you need to do is go look for a new one and not sit and complain about what you can not change at this point. Food on the table is more important than sitting back blamming the current gov when the past gov was the problem.

 

I just listen to Rep ex-mayor Rude speak about Obamas state of the union address and I spoke of Pres. Obama being on vacation while the plot to blow up the plain was folied...... I wonder if he remembers where was Bush when the Toweres where blown up........

He also spoke of Pres. Obama not being able to create jobs.... Hello, he is trying to FIX.....FIX people what was already in place before he took office.

Understand that he did not make great call wthin his first 100 days in office but if you feel you can do better... please run for office and find out for yourself.

Very easy to throw stones when you behind the tree.

January 28, 2010
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No Bush, No McCain, No Sarah Palin

January 28, 2010
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Everyone forgets that these are politicians,some of them have not lived a normal life in 20+ years. Their day to day living ( meals, housing and travel ) are paid by tax-payers. I want to see them worried about paying for their ( house note,car note, car insurance,health insurance, feed their family )and at the same time not be certain that they will have a job next year. Don't forget, you and I pay for their health care.

 

I think what we have lost in this country is respect. Regardless of who is President of the Untied States this person deserves respect. I did not vote for Obama and do not agree with all his policies, but as the President he deserves some respect.You can see that from the older politicians ( Old Bulls )during the speech last night , they did not care what was being said.

 

If you notice when the President said that their was going to be a freeze put on government spending next year  they acted like he was going to take their first born.

I say let them feel the crunch just as everyone in the U.S. is doing today.

 

The problem that we have is now when you vote for someone in a public office, you have to vote for the one who will scr** you the least.

 

At the end of the day, what can the President really do.

 

 

January 28, 2010
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Come on Guys at lease  the  President is  trying, that all that  matters, he may not  get  everything right, but  he  is  trying, do you remember the mess  got from George Bush ?  and  do you remember the  silver plate Bush got from Clinton, Bush got a country with a budget surplus from Clinton, and  he  leave a  massive deficit for Obama. he is trying  and  that all  that's matters

January 28, 2010
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gilbert40- I appreciate your willingness to at least hear the man out.  The party lines are so magnetic right now that bipartisanship seems laughable, which is so sad.  How can we ever hope to resolve anything if we don't come together?  But, just as you pointed out- these politicians are 'lifers', and have no working knowledge of what it's like to lead a normal life.  Let's take away their health care, and then they may be a bit more resolved to figure out a bipartisan health care package.

January 28, 2010
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A lot of you think the president has more power than he does. The president can't make or pass laws. That is up to the house and senate. All the president can do is twist arms. The real power that a president has is his veto.

January 28, 2010
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What have you done for YOUR country lately except complain about what one man has not done for YOU over the course of the year, and deny the mess the Bush administration has made over 8 years????

January 28, 2010
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No wonder Obama cant get anything done. Look at the hot booty on Michelle!

January 28, 2010
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Wake up people.....Obama has double the debt in just one year in office. Stop blaming Bush, you didn't hear Bush blaming the prior administration for the attack on 9/11 that Clinton could have stopped did you? The democraps held the power in Congress most of the Bush presidency. I felt ten times more protected from terrorism under Bush than I do now. Obama is smug and obviously doesn't care what the American people think or want. He's also got the worse approval rating than any President ever at this time in his presidency. You can brag all you want that he still has a 48/46 approval rating. Thats nothing to be proud of.

January 28, 2010
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Curious George dolls?

January 28, 2010
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Apar22: Can you tell one one good thing George Bush did  for this  country  the  eight years  he  spend  in office? Oh he protect us  from  terrorism, give me a break

January 28, 2010
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Obama came with lot of promise. People wanted him to lead from front and do things differently. But he has not shown a single bold move in his one year of office. He is floating along the direction of the wind. Hope he learns soon and shows what he can be capable off.

January 28, 2010
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Ppl!! Open your eyes and look what is going on. Its time we move in the 21st Century. Easy said if ppl wld take the time and think big abt what we as Americans must do. Open up your eyes and think abt what we have gone through. The future lies ahead and all that I ask before I die is to ride in a flying car.lol:-) If you want to stay competitive and able to continue to live a good LIFE things have to CHANGE. We have hit ROCK BOTTOM Ppl and the first country to the top Rules. Is only good that we come together in Healthcare Reform, Wall St kickbutting lol...and take care of each other. My thoughts "its like being in a one BIG Family and watching out for one another. And Mr. President

January 29, 2010
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So this is how far we've fallen huh? now Obama is doing ads in some foreign country no one likes? I hope you liberals are happy.

January 29, 2010
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Here Cheflowfat is some info about the Bush presidency through 2003... do some research before make such ignorant claims.

 

January 2001 Clinton staffers vandalize and sabotage the White House leaving behind unusable computers, pornography on the computers and walls, and unusable telephone systems from the cutting of cables and wires. Executive order by President Bush establishes the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. Energy crises hits the western part of the United States- rolling black outs hit California and energy costs soar.

 

March 2001 President Bush proclaims Education and Sharing Day, USA President Bush proclaims National Child Abuse Prevention Month. President Bush signs resolution repealing ergonomics regulation that repeals burdensome and broad regulation dealing with ergonomics.

 

April 2001 A Chinese fighter jet downs a US spy plan causing an international incident. China held the crew for 11 days, until the Bush Administration negotiated their release without admitting responsibility. President Bush proclaims National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day. President Bush proclaims National Crime Victims' Rights Week. President Bush proclaims National Day of Prayer. The Mississippi River experienced severe flooding of historic significance - the river rose to its highest level since 1965 affecting residents in 4 states and causing billions in damages.

 

May 2001 President Bush signs Medal of Valor Bill. President Bush announces National Parks Legacy Project. President Bush Signs World War II Memorial Bill. President Bush sign Executive Order: Actions Concerning Regulations that Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use.

 

June 2001 President Bush signs tax cut bill reducing Federal Income Tax Rates and sends a refund to millions of Americans. President Bush proclaims National Child's Day. President Bush proclaims Parents' Day. President Bush Signs wildfire bill into law.

 

July 2001 President Bush meets with the Pope John Paul II president Bush speaks to troops in Kosovo

 

August 2001 President Bush signs Export Controls Executive Order President Bush speaks at Little League World Series President and Mrs. Bush unveil new White House Web Site

 

September 2001 President Bush proclaims Family Day. President Bus proclaims National POW/MIA Recognition Day. Terrorist attack of September 11, 2001 over 3000 innocent Americans are killed. Anthrax laced letters cause several deaths, closing post offices and delaying the delivery of mail across the US. President proclaims National Day of Prayer and Remembrance. President Bush salutes heroes in New York at the site of the World Trade Center disaster. President Bush addresses a Joint Session of Congress and the American People after the attack on September 11, 2001- The Bush Doctrine on Terror President Bush released $5.1 billion dollars to assist in the humanitarian, recovery, and security related to 9/11. President Bush authorizes additional disaster funding for New York President Bush signs Airline Transportation Bill to assure the safety and stability of the nation's commercial airlines. President Bush signs executive order freezing the assets of terrorist organizations.

 

October 2001 President Bush initiates military action in Afghanistan dismantling the Taliban regime and liberating 25 million people. President Bush Proclaims Child Health Day. President Bush Proclaims National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. President Bush announces, "America's Fund for Afghan Children". President Bush signs the Patriot Act.

 

November 2001 Airline crashes in Queens New York killing 255 people on board. President Bush proclaims National Adoption Month. President Bush proclaims World Freedom Day. President Bush signs Presidential Records Act Executive Order. President Bush signs Military Construction Appropriations Bill to improve quality of housing for military personnel. President Bush signs National Emergency Construction Authority Executive Order President Bush Acts to make holiday travel safer. President Bush authorizes transfers from Emergency Response Fund. President Bush signs Interior Appropriations Bill. President Bush signs Internet Access Taxation Moratorium so the growth of the Internet is not slowed by taxation. President Bush issues military order -Detention, Treatment, and Trial of Certain Non-Citizens in the War Against Terrorism

 

December 2001 Dec. 2, 2001: Enron, files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. He is attacked by Democrats wanting to know his involvement and then attacked by Democrats for not getting involved. President Bush proclaims Human Rights Day & Bill of Rights Week. President Bush signs Afghan Women and Children Relief Act. One of the worst winter snowstorms in 100 years leave ice and snow from Texas to New York. President Bush empowers communities in the fight against illegal drug abuse. President Bush signs Defense Authorization Act - authorizing the funding necessary to defend the United States. President Bush signs Intelligence Authorization Act authorizing appropriations to fund US intelligence, including activities essential to success in the war against global terrorism.

 

January 2002 President Bush signs Landmark Education Bill. President Bush signs Brownfields Bill. President Bush proclaims Religious Freedom Day, 2002. President Bush signs Terrorism Relief Act providing tax relief to families of those killed in the attacks on September the 11th, the anthrax attacks and the Oklahoma City bombing. President Bush increases the budget for border security. President Bush announces substantial increases in Homeland Security budget. President Bush signs Executive Order establishing the USA Freedom Corps. President Bus signs Investor & Capital Markets Fee Relief Act.

 

February 2002 President Bush announces plan to strengthen Peace Corps. President Bush Opens 2002 Olympic Games. President increases funding for Bioterrorism by 319 Percent.

 

March 2002 President Bush launches quality teacher initiative. President Bush signs Job Creation and Worker Assistance Act of 2002. President Bush signs Campaign Finance Reform Act. President Bush outlines U.S. plan to help world's poor- proposes $5 billion plan to help developing nations.

 

April 2002 President Bush calls for Crime Victims’ Rights Amendment. President Bush Promotes early childhood education initiative.

 

May 2002 President Bush signs Farm Bill. President Bush signs Border Security and Visa Entry Reform Act. President Bush and Russian President Putin Sign Nuclear Arms Treaty. President Bush commemorates Memorial Day at Normandy.

 

June 2002 President Bush signs Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Bill. President Bush signs Export-Import Bank Act.

 

July 2002 President Bush signs Corporate Corruption Bill. President Bush announces adoption initiative.

 

August 2002 President Bush signs Trade Act of 2002. West Coast Port workers strike lasts two months and costs the US economy one billion dollars a day. President Bush signs Born-Alive Infants Protection Act. President Bush signs Executive Order prescribing regulations relating to the safeguarding of vessels, harbors, ports, and waterfront facilities of the United States.

 

September 2002 President Bush addresses the United Nations General Assembly. President Bush sends Iraq Resolution to Congress.

 

October 2002 The Beltway Sniper paralyzes Maryland, Virginia and Washington. President Bush and House Leadership Agree on Iraq Resolution. President Bush signs historic election reform legislation into law- Help America Vote Act. President Bush acts to protect pensions and retirement security for all Americans. President Bush signs two bills improve health care. The first to increase the number of community health care centers and the second to provide faster access to safe and effective medical devices.

 

November 2002 President Bush Signs Homeland Security Act. President Bush signs Terrorism Insurance Act.

 

December 2002 President Bush signs Executive Order: Equal Protection of the Laws for Faith-based and Community Organizations. President signs National Defense Authorization Act. President signs E-Government Act. President Bush signs Wetlands Conservation Act.

 

January 2003 President Bush Signs National Flood Insurance Act. President Bush proclaims Religious Freedom Day.

 

February 2003

 

President Bush signs Executive order transferring certain functions to Homeland Security. President Bush releases national strategy for combating terrorism. President Bush attends Memorial service for Columbia astronauts. The Space Shuttle Columbia breaks up over the United States upon reentry into the atmosphere killing all aboard.

 

March 2003 Operation Iraqi Freedom. President Bush initiates military with Iraq dismantling the Saddam Hussein regime and liberating 22 million people. President Bush signs Executive Order Establishing the Global War on Terrorism Medals. President Bush signs Executive Order: Blocking property of persons undermining Democratic processes in Zimbabwe.

 

April 2003 President Bush proclaims Loyalty Day. President Bush speaks to the people of Iraq. President Bush signs Protect Act- Amber Alert Bill expanding nationwide a rapid-response network to help find kidnapped children. President Bush proclaims May 1, 2003, as a National Day of Prayer.

 

May 2003 President Bush Announces Combat Operations in Iraq Have Ended. President Bush signs U.S.-Singapore Free Trade Agreement. President Bush signs Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003. President Bush signs The United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act of 2003. President Bush signs Executive Order establishing the Bob Hope American Patriot Award. President Bush lands on USS Lincoln. It was the first time a sitting president has arrived on the deck of an aircraft carrier by plane. President Bush signs Executive Order protecting the Development Fund for Iraq and other property in which Iraq has an interest.

 

June 2003 President Bush and Russian President Putin sign Treaty of Moscow President Bush proclaims June 2003 as National Homeownership Month. President Bush signs "Keeping Children Safe Act" President Bush signs Welfare Reform Extension Act of 2003, which extends the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families block grant program and certain related programs.

 

July 2003 President Bush speaks at Goree Island in Senegal. President Bush highlights health and fitness initiative. Uday and Qusay Hussein are killed during raid in Iraq. President Bush discusses new initiative to stop illegal logging President Bush honors 2003 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients President Bush names Randall Tobias to be Global AIDS Coordinator

 

August 2003 President Bush signs executive order blocking removal of Iraqi property from that country by the former Iraqi regime, its senior officials and their family members President Bush proclaims August 26, 2003, as Women's Equality Day President Bush proclaims September 22, 2003, as Family Day President Bush Promotes Healthy Forests in Arizona

 

September 2003 President Bush signs Chile, Singapore Free Trade Agreement Bills President Bush signs Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 President Bush proclaims September 11, 2003, as Patriot Day President Bush unveils Nation's Founding Documents at the National Archives President Bush addresses United Nations General Assembly President Bush meets with Russian President Putin at Camp David President Bush signs Do Not Call Registry

 

January 29, 2010
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first of all obama is our president ,we should pay him some respect ,and he will be the president for the next 10 years,so cut the nonsense,enough he is fixing your problem that dont get fixed

January 29, 2010
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Truepatriot, did you not even read this? It's a guy who looks like Obama. You need to change your name to truemoron! Instead of critizing the President and hoping that he fails, remember people the 8 years before him lead us into this mess. Of course it's like Bush never existed, and I don't hear any of you complaining about the $4 trillion spent overseas, or the free healthcare Bush gave the Gitmo prisoners. We can't get free healthcare, but they can???? Respect the President, and pray that he succeeds. Because if he fails, we all go down with him....

January 29, 2010
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thanks grace ,people dont understand ,i bet you if they where in his chair they wouldnt do nothing ,obama keep your head and keep up the good work

January 29, 2010
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apar22  I think that it's time for you to wake up. I guess you forgot about Bush, Clinton was on Fox and said he gave the information to Bush, Bush was warned months before the attacks took place. What was Bush doing when the towers fell? Reading a book about a goat and did so for 8 minutes after it happened. If it was a nuclear war, in 8 minutes we'd all be fried.  Bush let the roads, infrastructure, airports, schools, the entire system fall apart. You have to spend money to make money. Obama has double the debt in just one year in office. Stop blaming Bush, you didn't hear Bush blaming the prior administration for the attack on 9/11? He couldn't blame Clinton because Clinton told him. Check it out on youtube, the Fox News interview with Slick Willy! The democraps held the power in Congress most of the Bush presidency. I felt ten times more protected from terrorism under Bush than I do now is what you say. Do you know that people who even wore anti-Bush t-shirts were arrested at rallies and people taken away to secret prisons? So if that makes you feel safe, go back to bed, or else keep drinking that cheap beer. If you want smug, go back to the last President. Bush almost ruined the economy, stomped on the constitution, started 2 wars which have wasted TRILLIONS and left Obama to try and clean up the mess. Obama obviously doesn't care what the right-wing, wacko minority of American people think or want. You SAY He's also got the worse approval rating than any President ever at this time in his presidency. Well I am sure that it will never be as low as Bush's 23%. He is trying to do too much too quickly, the only thing I can say is THANK GOD McBush and Caribou Barbie didn't win.  Go back to watching Fox News and what in the heck are you posting on CNN for? One thing I sure can't be proud of are ignorant people who don't want the President or the country to succeed. People who don't care if their neighbors die from lack of health care or if big business can buy politicians. I can see that you are one of those Americans. I still love and care about my country and plan on supporting the President, because there is no way he can be as bad as the last one and I definitely thought long and hard about the alternative before I voted....

January 29, 2010
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boy thats deep ,lets hope this year will see obama lead this country to the better ,i bet you he cant sleep .go abama go

January 29, 2010
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We could criticize the president when ever we please. I don't respect Obama, he has not earned my respect. I do respect his position as president. Obama will also spend as much as bush by the time or before his presidency is over. According to the congressional budget office (CBO), the federal government will borrow $3.7 trillion dollars for fiscal year 2009-2011.

January 29, 2010
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When Bush was throwing gigs in Iraq, and deepening America into debt, I didn't hear a single Rethuglican challenging the imbecile. Dick Cheney's company even made some money from the waste. The truth is those money were wasted in Iraq and Afhanistan. At least what President Obama is proposing is going to benefit the American people in the long run.

January 31, 2010
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As for health care reform and job creation, in my mind they go hand in hand. First of all a government run, available health care product to all americans will free up jobs of those over 55 whose spouses are already retired because they are at an age to be eligible for medicare and THEY continue working so they can keep their insurance provided thru their job. Has anyone run those numbers? Second of all the waste of dollars can be helped thru a computer data base being set up for anyone who goes to a doctor, needs tests, has them done, is referred to a specialist who orders the same tests. With a data base system results can be available to all doctors after a patient signs a release form. Setting up this system would create lots of jobs. A time frame could be set up for each physicians office to comply by a certain date, creating tons of data entry jobs in doctors offices, hospitals, nursing homes, and all health care facilities. The expense could be subsidized by the government to the employers. Going over state lines with health insurance will not work. I speak thru personal experience of a time when my daughter was out of state at college and hurt her knee. Getting care for her was a nightmare, although I had insurance. The rich get richer and the poor get poorer, that's the way I view our current political system. In the end one's monetary worth counts for nothing when we leave this world, which we ALL will do one day. No amount of money will stop death.

January 31, 2010
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That video is wrong on so many levels that it's almost comical.  It's interesting how our President, and our country in general, is perceived around the world. 

February 5, 2010
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Yeah, it sure is interesting to see that around the world and here in America, our president(be very careful when you say that)is cool, suave, debonair, intelligent, fun, likable, good looking, well dressed, in touch with reality, knows the facts, can read, women love him, men love him, young people love him, old people love him and the only people who got anything to say negative are the KKK Tea Party criminals who are allowed to run rampant here on this site as well as all over america hating on the President. Their asses should be ashamed.

February 11, 2010
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Two thoughts: It amazes me that the Republicans have such a strong position and a passion to reform the healthcare system, yet they neve once tried to address the plight of the 30M uninsured and the volumes of dropped individuals; the President should address the issue piece meal - start with forcing the insurance com...panies to accept the risk of insuring carriers. 2nd, put a ceiling on the $$ increase they can have within a year. It is ridculous to think that policies can be increased 400 fold (Anthem) over night!

February 21, 2010
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You try to make the point that because Brown won in Mass that ALL of the American People are over Obama. I can see where a small closed right wing mind might think that while grasping at straws to make sense of why you got PUONDED in the last national election. In truth according to the latest Gallup poll, Obama still has an approval rating of 54% which means that more people approve of his handling of America than actually voted for him!

Remember, when your precious "Dubya" came into office there was a budget SURPLUS which he almost immediately wiped out and took us back to deficit spending and this happened BEFORE 9/11 so you cant blame it on the terrorists. Think of it this way...If you are the head of a household that has been in financial trouble and then, after scrimping, saving and spending wisely, then you finally get ahead...what should your next move be? A short meaningless binge that wipes out all of your savings? Of course not! But thats exactly what Bush did!

All you right wing nuts who think the richest 10% should get a break on taxes for all the money they extracted form the people of this country through their banks, oil and energy companies need to sit back and shut up. The election is over. YOU LOST. Now its time to let the man whose ideals WON the election do the job that he said he was going to do.

Hope you had fun a CPAC

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