Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Bush vs Obama By The Numbers

By request here is a short comparison of Bush and Obama. I don't have all the numbers yet, so hang in there I'll chase them down soon.

National Debt Increase: $4.9 trillion Bush Eight Years
National Debt Increase: $4.0 trillion Obama Two and Half Years

National Debt when Mr. Obama took office: $10.6 trillion
National Debt when Mr. Bush took office: $5.7 trillion
National Debt as of August 8, 2011: $14.6 trillion

Number Of Political Fund-Raisers Attended By President Bush: 338
Number Of Political Fund-Raisers Attended By President Obama: 112

Number Of Baseball Games Attended: 12 Bush
Number Of Baseball Games Attended: 5 Obama

Number of Basketball Games Attended: 0 Bush
Number of Basketball Games Attended: 11 Obama

Number Of Times President Bush Had Dinner Out At A Restaurant: 21
Number Of Times President Obama Had Dinner Out At A Restaurant: 47

Total U.S. Military Deaths In Iraq: 4,228 Bush
(Source: Dept of Defense as of Jan. 16, 2009)
Total U.S. Military Deaths In Iraq: 4,477 Obama
(Source: Dept of Defense as of Aug. 9, 2011)

Total U.S. Military Deaths In Afghanistan: 634 Bush
(Source: Dept. of Defense as of Jan. 16, 2009)
Total U.S. Military Deaths In Afghanistan: 1,721 Obama
(Source: Dept of Defense as of Aug. 9, 2011)

Medals Of Honor Bestowed By Pres. Bush: 12

Number Of Commencement Speeches Delivered: 23

Number Of Visits To Camp David: 149, totaling all or part of 487 days.

Number Of Visits To Bush Texas Ranch: 77

Number Of Out Of Town Domestic Trips: 609

Number Of Foreign Trips: 49

Number Of Foreign Nations Visited: 75

Number Of Rounds Of Golf Played As President: 24
(The last one on Oct. 13, 2003. President Bush has since explained that he stopped playing golf out of respect for the families of Americans killed in the war in Iraq.)

Number Of Formal, Solo, White House News Conferences: 44

Total Number Of News Conferences: 212
(Including many joint sessions with foreign leaders at home and abroad)

Number Of News Conferences At Which Shoes Were Thrown At Him: 1

Number Of Presidential Pardons: 189

By Comparison:

Bill Clinton: 396
George H.W. Bush: 74
Ronald Reagan: 393
Jimmy Carter: 534
Gerald Ford: 382
Richard Nixon: 863
Lyndon Johnson: 960
John Kennedy: 472
Dwight Eisenhower: 1110
Harry S. Truman: 1913

State Dinners For Foreign Leaders: 6 Bush

President Vicente Fox of Mexico
President Alexander Krasniewski of Poland
President Gloria Arroyo of the Philippines
President Mwai Kibaki of Kenya
Queen Elizabeth II of UK
Presidet John Kufuor of Ghana

State Dinners For Foreign Leaders: 4 Obama

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India
President Hu Jintao of China
Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany
President Felipe Calderon of Mexico

Vetoes: 12, including 1 pocket veto.
(President Bush did not cast his first veto until his sixth year in office - a measure to extend federal funding of stem cell research.)

By comparison:

Bill Clinton cast 37
George H.W. Bush: 44
Reagan: 78
Carter: 31
Ford: 66
FDR: 635

Number Of Flights On Air Force One: 1,674
(Source: Presidential Airlift Group)

Number Of Miles Flown On Air Force One: 1,490,698
(Presidential Airlift Group)


Anonymous said...

Lol, Cedar, nice try!!

You failed to preface it by saying who got us in to TWO wars ( the least he could do was stop playing golf, as he never was present when the body bags returned.)

And who ignored the financial crisis until he had to bail out his buddies.

And who left Obama with his shit to clean up.....

Hell, even Ronald couldn't have cleaned up Dubya's dirty pants!

I guess having your personal chef at Crawford cooking all your meals doesn't count as "eating out".

Is it that you don't like Obama because he is black, or because he is a democrat??

Looks like the teabaggers, the arrogant, inexperienced, assholes that they are, may have underestimated the gullibility of the voters. They should start looking for jobs!

Anonymous said...

Hey 10:25 why go you go back to your welfare line and get your check.

You asked for a post and Cedar gave it to you. If you don't like the numbers why don't you take it up with Obama?

This is not about color it is about looking like thugs and the Obamas and their inbreed cousins look like "Hood Rats" makes me puke!

Anonymous said...

Anon 12:20
Dude, I make more in a day than you do in a month....welfare, lol, go talk to your kissin' cousins!

Maybe one of your mullet wearing reatives would feel more at home in the White House?

Dude, your racism and anger is palpable.

Whatsa' matter, don't have anyone beneath you to feel superior to now that a black man is in the WhiteHouse?

Ignorance is misery! And you sound really miserable, sad, really, I feel sorry for you. I'll say a little prayer for you.

Anonymous said...

Cedar- you are one fountain of knowledge. One thing you can say about Obama- He's clean and articulate- That's Bidenspeak for doesn't stink and can talk clearly

Anonymous said...

Uhh....I believe that would be Google's "knowledge".

Anonymous said...

So I see the "entitled" have come to speak for themselves. However, so far as I can tell they are not doing a very good job.

Anonymous said...

So you think working hard and having a brain makes you "entitled"?

I see why you are not...

Anonymous said...

No I think anyone who thinks Obama is doing a great job is brain-dead though....

Anonymous said...

I find it interesting that most Bush fans, me included,can admit to numerous mistakes he made. One example was he spent way too much. So far I haven't heard any Obama fans admit he has done anything wrong.

Also, why should the Republicans want to work with him when he ask them to compromise? I seem to recall during the health care debate the phrase we won, you lost, get over it.

Anonymous said...

I think he is doing the best that can be done with the shitstorm he was left with and a Congress that is so stupidly political it can't put this country and the people first. Then add in all the other crap he has had to deal with......people WANT him to fail.

It would be impossible for anyone to do a GREAT job.

You want to see us go back a few for Bachman and her gay husband that tries to pray the gay away of others, or Romney with his Mormon money behind him pulling the strings.....

I cannot wait to see who the Elephants select......slim pickings.

Anonymous said...

Obama is a joke, he and his hood rats are off on vacation at Martha's Vineyard for the next two weeks.

Say hello to the Kennedy wanna bees.

The trouble is Obama is no JFK!

Anonymous said...

Right you are.....he's not screwing everything in sight, hiding serious medical issues, hiring all his relatives, hanging out with Hollywood, etc.

The Bush Clan likes Kennebunkport, the Bush Compound.

Anonymous said...

Bush was an IDIOT! Yet compared to Obama he may be the best president we ever had.

Anonymous said...

Good show there Cedar. Anyone have the numbers for the ones Cedar left blank?

Anonymous said...

This country can't take another 4 years of Obama, we will honestly be ruined.....might as well become US of Islam or Mexico.....take your pick!

But either way, jobs are NOT priority with least not for legal Americans!

Anonymous said...

For more stats go to:

Anonymous said...

If you voted for obama the first time around its cause u wanted people to know ur not rasicist.
If you vote for him a 2nd time its cause u want people to know ur a dumbazz.

Anonymous said...

Lets not forget who had super majority the last 2 years of Bush. THE DUMBACRATS! Look at the first 6 years of Bush being in office. The economy was thriving, Dow was way up.(not everaging below 11,00 with O'Dummy)Its when the Dems introduced Fannie and Freddie the crap started hitting the fan.
Quit using the race card! Obama is an IDIOT! White, black, yellow green. It doesnt matter what color he is.He is a buffoon.
Obama spent more money on welfare alone LAST YEAR than all of the wars combined! Quit blaming Bush. Its Obamas economy now, which he is grossly failing to lead but succeeding to destroy.