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Democrats bring back, bash Bush

You may have seen the billboard featuring former President George W. Bush and the tagline "Miss me yet?" If you've seen some Democratic candidates' most recent ads, you would think their answer to the question is a resounding "yes."

Bush is a supporting character in a growing number of campaign advertisements, as Democrats attempt to tie their Republican rivals to the former president.

We've collected some of these ads below and will continue to add to the list as we see them.

By Emi Kolawole  |  August 6, 2010; 2:37 PM ET
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency  
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Repubs want to run this country like a business. The problem with that is America is not a business to be "Run". Its a country with many diversities. A human being needs to run this country with love in his/her heart. The problem with the good ole U.S. of A is the love for this country by the people who run the country is gone. We the poeple down here on the bottom are the ones who suffer.

Posted by: lrnzp | August 9, 2010 1:57 PM | Report abuse

Bush, the Rehnquist Court appointee to the presidency. In a 5/4 decision Bush was appointed to the presidency in 2000, he was not elected. States rights were trampled upon by the right wing led majority of the Supreme Court. And for 8 long grueling years the rights of the individual were trampled upon by the then rubber stamping Republican majority in support of all the Bush/Cheney disastrous policies. When Bush left office America was left with an insurmountable debt of close to TEN TRILLION!!!
Obama is no angel but he is not to be blamed for the economic disaster that Bush/Cheney created.

Posted by: vjg75235 | August 9, 2010 1:50 PM | Report abuse

The Dems have nothing positive to run on, because whatever they have done is awful and destroying our country. So all they have left to run on is Bash Bush. Pathetic, especially since they have Congress since 2006. Obama is too busy partying and playing basketball and golf to take any responsibility for his policies and Congress. They wasted a whole year on Obamacare while our economy was trashing. He tripled the National Debt and is bankrupting us.

Posted by: joanz3 | August 9, 2010 11:45 AM | Report abuse

So. The republicans made this mess. They continue to make the mess by blocking the fixes at the expense of the american people. To this day will not stop their childish bickering and work on improving the country.
I would be so very ashamed if I was a republican.

Posted by: the_jeff | August 9, 2010 11:34 AM | Report abuse

Do you bone-head librals forget that the DEMS took control of congress in 06? If you want to look at guilt for this mess, look at them and take a hard look at Barney Franks and his defense of Fannie Mae. Yes sir Barney, they were doing great all right.

Posted by: inowat | August 9, 2010 10:01 AM | Report abuse

It is past time for the Obama team to stop bashing Bush and take responsibility for what is happening 19 months into the current administration.

Maybe some of our current condition lingers from the Bush-Cheney years. But those years have passed and it is time to take charge and live in the present.

...and the Republicans would do well to get rid of some of the radicals, i.e. Boener, Ryan, McConnell and several other misfits from the 20th century and replace them with some forward thinking conservatives who think of the people. The new senator from Mass. would be a good role model.

Posted by: Kansas28 | August 9, 2010 9:51 AM | Report abuse

President Bush was not the problem

We still have the problem big money senators GREED ,greed

Posted by: theoldmansays | August 9, 2010 9:24 AM | Report abuse

President Bush was not the problem

We still have the problem big money senators GREED ,greed

Posted by: theoldmansays | August 9, 2010 9:22 AM | Report abuse

President Bush was not the problem

We still have the problem big money senators GREED ,greed

Posted by: theoldmansays | August 9, 2010 9:22 AM | Report abuse

President Bush was not the problem

We still have the problem big money senators GREED ,greed

Posted by: theoldmansays | August 9, 2010 9:20 AM | Report abuse

As always, a good laugh is provided by the nutty conservatives commenting here. Kind of disappointing that I only saw one right-wing comment slamming the familiar arch-villains of "Obama, Pelosi, and Reid". (A black man, a grandmother, and a Mormon. Some villains! Ooga booga.)

Conservatives are so terrified of everything about the modern world that they have stopped funtioning as Americans and have retreated into a cheney-like bunker of lies and comforting false beliefs, anti-American poison dripping into their veins courtesy of fox "news" and right-wing hate radio.

I would feel sorry for the poor deluded fools if they weren't so darned nasty and mean-spirited. Truly the worst America has to offer, on proud display!

Posted by: MarkFromOhio | August 9, 2010 7:21 AM | Report abuse

The dems are making a big mistake! People are sick and tired of blaming Bush for everything wrong in this country. Bush has been out of office for over 18 months.

"I want you to hold our government accountable. I want you to hold me accountable" ~ Barack Obama 9-8-2008
Yet Obama and the dems continuously have blamed Bush.
Well Mr.President and your dems, we are holding you accountable.

Posted by: elby | August 7, 2010 8:55 PM | Report abuse

A Bush fan I am not but if Democrats think that trashing Bush will distract me and other voters from remembering their behavior on election day they are sadly mistaken. Michelle Obama vacations luxuriously while people worry about a roof over their hood and food on the table. The lack of respect she shows doing this while Americans suffer appalls me. Then combine that with her husband's treasonous stance on SB1070. Mad doesn't begin to describe it. Enjoy the vacation Michelle you have two years left. (By the way your taste in clothes suck for a First Lady.)I am going down the ballet on election day and if it is a Democrat they will not get my vote PERIOD. From Senate race down to dogcatcher not a single Democrat will get my vote no matter how qualified the candidate. Time to show the Democratic party what happens you can betray your own people and sell them out to Mexicans for votes.

Posted by: Desertdiva1 | August 7, 2010 8:50 PM | Report abuse

The dems are making a big mistake! People are sick and tired of blaming Bush for everything wrong in this country. Bush has been out of office for over 18 months.

"I want you to hold our government accountable. I want you to hold me accountable" ~ Barack Obama 9-8-2008
Yet Obamaand the dems continuously have blamed Bush.
Well Mr.President and your dems, we are holding you accountable.

Posted by: elby | August 7, 2010 8:49 PM | Report abuse

When the democrats come back into town to vote on another OBAMA TREAT FOR UNIONS NEXT WEEK -- they had better remember who will be voting in November -- and IT WILL NOT BE BARACK AND MICHELLE OBAMA.

REMEMBER:

*Police and Firemen have been prioritized by local governments -- good ones retained -- bad ones laid off

*Same is true for teachers and education administrators. BAD ONES NOT RENEWED!!

Obama is playing to the unions, You COULD BE PLAYED FOR A FOOL!

Look at your approval ratings MCs!!

DO YOU WANT TO FACE THE WRATH OF PELOSI


---- OR ------

DO YOU WANT TO FACE THE WRATH OF THE VOTERS??


YOUR CHOICE!!

Posted by: wheeljc | August 7, 2010 6:56 PM | Report abuse

George W. was Biblically Incompetent.

Reagan voter twice here. George H Bush voter twice, didn't vote for Dole because I had recently moved and didn't get registered.

My old party sounds like a bunch of ignorant rednecks. I was raised in Mississippi, I know rednecks when I see them because I am one, but I certainly am not ignorant and will not support the likes thereof. I am a conservative too, so what do I do. I don't agree with Obama on many things, but he's not a fool.

Posted by: jbryson2 | August 6, 2010 11:16 PM | Report abuse

Anything that lets voters know that if they vote for a republican candidate, be it for the house, the senate or governor, they get Bush resurrected is very smart. Republicans in fact are stupid enough to believe that if they persist, as they do, in their Bushian beliefs and attitudes (e.g., continution of global warming policies, massive budget busting and totally non productive tax cuts for the rich, absence of, in fact desire to repeal rational wall street legislation; contin-ued blind and unwavering fealty to the oil and coal industries, to the anti consumer health insurers, and to wall street con-glomerates; continuation of unnecessary government secrecy and torture of suspec-ted enemy combatants, continued believe in the incredibly stupid, expensive and unne-cessary Iraq invasion; absence, in fact repeal of rational health care legislation which insures consumers against being refused health care because of preexisting conditions, against irrational health care insurance increases, against being thrown off a health insurance plan because of using it, etc.) the American people are stupid enough to vote for them. In fact democrats are exceptionally smart to be running broadly and generically against a republican party (i.e., the Bush party)which is not only worthless but toxic.
This strategy is by no means an exaggera-tion (i.e., by applying to some republi-cans but not the party as an entity), since republicans have shown over and over that they march in lockstep, do not tolerate and will go out of their way to politic-ally destroy those among them who deviate substantively from the party's Bush like beliefs and attitudes.

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Posted by: itkonlyyou217 | August 6, 2010 8:44 PM | Report abuse

So the republicans selected a retarded man, Bush, to be their nominee in 2000, and they elected him too. You pansy democrats couldn't beat Bush! Not with Gore, not with Kerry ... what the hell is wrong with you!

All the ugly things you say about him, all the terrible things you accuse him of ... how could you lose to this loser?

Stop picking on Bush, he can't help being the asinine moron he is has been, is, and always will be. But you democrats lost to this loser. what does that make you?

Posted by: jontomus | August 6, 2010 7:59 PM | Report abuse

Boehner, McConnell and Cantor must be STUPID!! I am sure that they think Americans can not remember how the Smirking Chimp Bush started an unnecessary war of choice and financed it by borrowing from China while cutting taxes for wealthy Americans. Republicans and Bush wrecked America. Of course the Democrats want the truth to be told. JUST THE FACTS!!

Posted by: usnr02 | August 6, 2010 7:30 PM | Report abuse

Now I read the list of Candidates running several times now!

Sorry Dimocrats;

But I just don't see President ANYWHERE!

However, I DO see Peloser and Hairy! ;~)

Posted by: SAINT---The | August 6, 2010 6:34 PM | Report abuse

tboyer is right! Obama is only going to prolong the recession -- he didn't create it. It was created by the geniuses in Congress on both sides of the aisle. And the truth shall set you free...

Posted by: mwmillertime | August 6, 2010 5:43 PM | Report abuse

It's really funny and rather scary that there are people with so little literacy and basic intelligence that they actually believe Obama caused the recession. Maybe TV ads will be helpful, but I suspect these folks are so thick that even TV ads will have little effect. If you can't read a calendar and can't hold a minimal set of facts in your head and draw a logical conclusion, maybe you shouldn't be voting.

Posted by: tboyer33 | August 6, 2010 5:35 PM | Report abuse

I'm glad to see the Dems use Bush in their ads. It's a wonderful reminder of that Republicans got us into the mess we're in and have put forth no ideas whatoever of helping the economy except continuing the disasterous Bush/Cheney policies.

Posted by: lddoyle2002 | August 6, 2010 5:04 PM | Report abuse

everyone today longs for the days President Bush was in office...
because today if obama resigned they would all say "good riddence"
along with pelosi and reid and the rest of the dems that caused this financial meltdown...

Posted by: DwightCollins | August 6, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

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