Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Compare and Contrast: GWB v BHO

Everybody's talking about the enormous amount of time Obama spent communicating with people during his first year and the worst depression since the last one, as compared to the much lesser amount of time that, say, W spent on TV.

See, when you're in charge of a White House where Obama is the President, during a national disaster that was the rubble left after 8 years of W, the first thing you want to do is get him out there talking. If you're in charge of the George Dumbya Bush White House, not so much.

Then there is, of course, the matter of total debt added under your watch. Over 8 years for W, it's 5 trillion. Despite Karl Rove's complete and utter I-dare-you-to-look-it-up declaration that Obama has already added more to the debt in one year than Bush did in 8, the debt has gone up 1.693 trillion in Obama's first year. So, yeah, fuck you Karl, you lying scum.

To me the telling stat in Bush vs. Obama is the vacation time, which I cover in this Side-wiki post on Obama's first year numbers.

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