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Jon Stewart “It is hard to overstate what a low point this is in Barack Obama’s Presidency, hard to overstate it, but not impossible.”

Brian Williams (NBC) “President Obama now finds himself compared to President George W Bush, as in the problems with the health care plan have become President Obama’s Katrina.”

CNN host “Is this Obama’s Katrina moment?”

MSNBC host “President Obama’s Katrina moment.”

Stewart “Katrina? Hurricane Katrina? Yes, I believe we’ve all see the damning photos of the Presidential flyover surveying the human suffering, (Shows a picture of a man on a roof surrounded by water and wreakage, holding a sign that says 404 error page not found) of the Healthcare.gov website, from a safe distance. I’m not trying to polish the .turd that is Healthcare.gov, but comparing the government abdication of responsibility during hurricane Katrina, the death of hundreds of people, the displacement of hundreds of thousands of people to a (bad) website is offensive, apparently, to the people who were in charge during hurricane Katrina”

Former White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card (November 18, 2013) “Katrina was a real disaster, but we also had jurisdictional challenges because you had a Mayor and the White House couldn’t do anything with the Mayor objecting. We had a Governor of Louisiana that was a challenge to work with.”

Stewart “That’s President Bush’s Chief Of Staff Andy Card saying it’s not fair to President Bush to compare the Healthcare.gov roll out to Katrina, because during Katrina Bush didn’t get the cooperation of the Louisiana Governor, you know, the way Obama gets it now”

Gov Bobby Jindal (R-LA) November 8, 2013 “Look, nobody’s going to bully Louisiana into expanding medicaid or joining part of Obamacare.”

Stewart “Bullying? The Feds were going to pay for the medicaid expansion. How is that bullying? Hey four-eyes, if you need to see an ophthalmologist, we can cover that. I mean, how is that bullying? That’s not the only reason, by the way, that the comparison is unfair to George Bush.”

Fox News Anchor “George Bush didn’t invent a hurricane.”

Fox News Anchor “Katrina was one region, though, this is across the country.”

Chris Wallace (Fox News) “Katrina was a terrible event. Lord knows, you were there, you saw how badly our government responded, but it began and ended within a week. This could affect people’s lives for years”

Stewart “Are you out of your bleeping mind? …I mean, hurricane Katrina lasted a week, and the effects of Obamacare, Spike Lee’s documentary about Katrina lasted longer than a week.”

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-november-18-2013/katrina-the-healthcare-glitch

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Hearing that former president George W. Bush went on a motorcycle ride with a group of disabled Iraq war veterans did not sit well with Real Time host Bill Maher on Friday.

“I found this to be nauseating,” Maher said of Bush’s appearance at the Warrior 100K Ride in Texas. “First he sends them off to war to get their limbs blown off, then he has them over for a barbecue. This is like the Cleveland guy having a pizza party for those girls he had in his basement.”

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/06/01/maher-slams-george-w-bush-for-nauseating-motorcycle-ride-with-disabled-veterans/

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Stewart “It’s the opening ceremony of the (George W) Bush library. It’s been four and a half years since we’ve seen President Bush. I imagine, like most Ex-Presidents, he’s been devoting himself to public service. You know, Bill Clinton’s got the Clinton Global Initiative, attacking a multitude of issues through tenacios NGO work. 88 year old Jimmy Carter, literally pulling the last remaining Guinea Worms out of poor children’s feet with his hands. What’s President Bush been up to?

 

George W Bush April 25, 2013 “I paint two or three hours a day.”

 

 

Stewart (imitates Bush) “Sometimes it seems, only a gallon of paint can drown out the screams of those I’ve wronged.”

 

 

 

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Re North Korea:

FAREED ZAKARIA (CNN): Do you think the Obama administration has handled this well?

BRET STEPHENS, FOREIGN AFFAIRS COLUMNIST, WALL STREET JOURNAL: I think, and painful and unnatural as it is for me to say this, I think they’ve handled it superbly, certainly in contrast to both predecessors, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton.

ZAKARIA: Both of whom fell for this …

STEPHENS: Both of whom fell for this story, but not understanding that this is a regime that doesn’t stay bribed and they manufacture crises in order to extract concessions from the West then you have a period of a year or two.

Meanwhile, the crisis serves the purpose of Kim Jong-un, or however, you say his name, because it helps consolidate his power base. We don’t want that to happen.

Now, I agree with Tom that China is the country that can solve this, but China is the country that will never solve this because their interests are two — I think they’ve had a conviction for a very long time that a reunified South Korea is a disaster for them.

It’s also potentially a humanitarian problem for them. I mean there are millions of Koreans who are going to be streaming north of the Yalu River if you have a disaster in Korea. So they are going to prop up this regime for a long time.

The Obama administration and Japan and South Korea, I doubt Russia, is going to have to engineer some kind of policy towards North Korea that works to make Kim’s rule shorter, that creates humanitarian avenues for North Koreans to leave, that puts public pressure on the Chinese to allow the underground — the North Korean Underground Railroad to move people to Mongolia or Thailand or however they get out.

But so far this administration has done better than anyone.

http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1304/07/fzgps.01.html

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http://current.com/shows/viewpoint/videos/fugelsang-cutting-medicare-to-fix-budget-is-like-invading-iraq-when-you-were-attacked-by-15-saudis/

John Fugelsang:

America’s broke and it’s the 10-year anniversary of the Iraq invasion. So if you’re mad about the former, thank the millions of Americans who opposed the latter. Because this anniversary is a fitting time to talk about the destructive budget battle that now divides our nation.

The Republican Party is outraged over the deficit — although George W. Bush never once balanced a budget in eight years, but of course those were freedom deficits.

Now after the credit-card-with-no-limit presidency of Mr. Bush, the credit card bill has arrived — in your mailbox. It’s called austerity. Last decade we had two wars off the books while cutting taxes for the wealthy and this decade, y’all get to pay for it.

Now there are ways to fix our deficit that don’t hurt the poor or the middle class. A carbon tax of $20 per ton could cut the deficit by $1.2 trillion. Treating capital gains as income could raise over $530 billion. A financial transaction tax could reduce the deficit by an estimated $350 billion. But apparently we don’t really hate deficits that much.

So here’s an even better idea: Let’s build a time machine, go back to 2003, and stop President Bush and his Republican and Democratic allies from invading and occupying Iraq. Because today we know from estimates by the Costs of War Project, the war will eventually wind up costing the U.S. taxpayers at least $2.2 trillion.

That’s in addition to the 190,000 people killed — the men and women in uniform, the contractors and civilians. Two trillion dollars America would have in the bank, if we hadn’t had a bloody unconstitutional dine-n-dash of a war.

Now please keep this in mind as some of the people who told you how necessary the Iraq War was — both in politics and media — are now telling you how necessary austerity is.

The people who were wrong about everything are now telling you we’ve got to repeal everything since the New Deal.

The same people who said Iraq definitely had WMDs are now telling us you’re going to have to definitely eat more Mickey D’s. The ones who promised we’d be greeted as liberators are now telling us you may have to be liberated from some of your earned entitlement benefits. The politicians who guaranteed democracy would flourish in the region now say surpluses will flourish if we voucher-ize Medicare.

The guys who said two wars in Iraq would bring down gas prices then, are telling you now that the Keystone Pipeline will bring down gas prices.

The folks who said Iraq would be a cakewalk are now saying, “Let ‘em eat cake.”

So let’s thank some of the people who opposed the Iraq invasion: people like Howard Zinn, Noam Chomsky, Ron Paul, Arianna Huffington, Ted Kennedy, Robert Byrd, Pat Buchanan — yeah, I said it — Michael Moore and the last two popes. They knew how un-Christian a concept pre-emptive war was: “Forgive us our trespasses as we trespass against those we think might trespass against us.”

Or go ahead and listen to the ones who were wrong: Limbaugh, George Will, Kristol, Krauthammer, McCain, Condoi Rice, Rumsfeld, Cheney, Coulter, Hannity, O’Reilly, Scarborough, Bush and way more Democrats than I should be able to name.

Unlimited funds then, austerity now. And they want your Medicare, and they want your Social Security. And they’re gonna get it, unless America wakes up in a way we didn’t wake up 10 years ago.

Because, my friends, going after Medicare to fix a budget crisis is like going after Iraq when you were attacked by 15 Saudis.