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Former President George W. Bush offered a criticism of his successor yesterday in Pennsylvania. Photos by Marvin Joseph of the Washington Post and Bill Pugliano of Gettty Images.

UPDATE, 5:50 p.m.: White House press secretary Robert Gibbs pushed back against the comments by the former president during his daily briefing this afternoon. "I think we've had a debate about individual policies," Gibbs said. "We had that debate in particular -- we kept score last November and we won."

Original Post

After months of silence, former president George W. Bush launched a broad-scale critique of President Obama's approach to economic policy, national security and health care during a speech in Pennsylvania.

On the economy, Bush reiterated his belief -- espoused repeatedly during his eight years as president -- that the private sector, not the government was the key to growth. "You can spend your money better than the government can spend your money," Bush said, according to the Washington Times's Joe Curl who reported on the address to a group of local business leaders in Erie, Pa.

Bush added that his decision to ask for a massive bank bailout -- known as the Troubled Asset Relief Program or TARP -- was the result of guidance from his advisers that suggested a lack of action could bring about something akin to the Great Depression. (Many Republican members of Congress who supported the initial TARP last fall have had serious misgivings about that vote.)

On national security, Bush defended the use of harsh interrogation techniques such as waterboarding and insisted that closing the detention center at Guantanamo Bay was a bad idea. "There are people at Gitmo that will kill American people at a drop of a hat and I don't believe that -- persuasion isn't going to work."

Bush also rejected the idea of "nationalizing" health care, criticizing the "public option" approach that Obama has made a pillar of his push to reform the system.

The White House, when reached this morning, had no comment on Bush's remarks.

Despite taking issue with Obama's politics, Bush made clear that he was "not going to criticize my successor." Since leaving office in January, Bush has largely retreated into the political background, settling in the Dallas area and traveling the country making speeches.

That approach, which has won plaudits from the current White House, is a marked contrast to the aggressive criticism of the Obama administration by former vice president Dick Cheney. Cheney has emerged as the leading opposition voice to Obama on national security matters, arguing that the policies put in place by the Bush Administration kept the country safe and the moves made by the new Democratic president have served to weaken the country's defenses.

Cheney's high profile has distressed many Republican strategists due to his dismal approval ratings from voters. In the latest NBC/Wall Street Journal survey, just 26 percent said they felt very or somewhat positive toward Cheney while 48 percent expressed somewhat or very negative feelings about the former vice president.

The contrast in styles between the former president and his vice president has been so noticeable that even "Saturday Night Live" poked fun at the duo.

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 18, 2009; 11:12 AM ET
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"Our deficits are now three times larger than what they ever were under Bush and show little sign they will narrow anytime soon.
Posted by: ttj1"

Thanks to two wars he started and didn't bother to pay for and a depression he tried to provoke, Bush's last deficit was above $700 BILLION. Three times that is $2.1 TRILLION. Even with the projections from the stimulus package, bailouts, and the costliest possible health care package Obama hasn't run that bad a deficit. As his policies improve the economy, and he begins working on paying for all this that deficit will go down. Taxes on the super wealthy may certainly be expected to rise even beyond the rise from the expiration of Georgie's welfare for the rich tax breaks. I suspect some tariffs will rise as well. and eventually we all will pay between a little and a lot more to pay off #10 TRILLION of debt accrued by "Fiscal Conservative" Republicans like Richard Nixon (only a couple hundred billion over seven years, the piker) ReaganBush ($5 trillion or so) and L'il George, his own personal best, (somewhere in excess of perhaps $10 TRILLION once Iraq and Afghanistan are totally paid for).

At least Barack admits that he is going to have to do something about it. Georgie just told everyone, "Don't worry, go shopping!"

Posted by: ceflynline | June 19, 2009 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Just to clear the air I am a republican, I cringe everytime Bush opens his mouth but I do not believe Bush or Obama to be evil,

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You don't believe Bush to be evil? The administration that spent so much energy clearing the way for torture, that invaded a country for spurious (and as yet still unrevealed) reasons?

Before Bush/Cheney I would never have used so biblical and blunt a word as "evil," but those two changed my mind.

If Bush and Cheney aren't truly evil then they will certainly do until the real thing comes along.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 19, 2009 2:08 PM | Report abuse

Yikes, where did all these strangers come from? This neighborhood is going down hill.

Posted by: margaretmeyers | June 19, 2009 8:04 AM | Report abuse

Typical elitist so much smarter than that idiot that feeds him or the stupid scumbag that fixes his car,not to mention the dumb a*s plumber.

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Your dull response bears no discernible relationship to the post you're responding to. There was nothing remotely "elitist" in that post, you're not even fishing, you're just shooting blind and hoping to hit something.

But let me have a stab at it. There are a lot of things Obama's done that I'm unhappy about but one thing I know for certain is that he's a very intelligent and intellectually curious man. Bush is a incurious lout who's never had an original thought in his life and would probably get quickly drunk if he had one. He's a snickering smirking buffoon without the brains of a bleedin' grasshopper and his eight years made a lot of people who love their country ashamed of it.

He also gave support to people like you who really should feel insecure about being so god damn dumb.

Posted by: chrisfox8
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Interestingly you find Pres. Obamas intelligence and intellectual curiosity admirable yet when afforded the opportunity to exchange ideas and perhaps have the chance to understand the views of others you choose to demean and attack.
I assume you have legitimate well thought reasons for your opinions but am dissapointed that we will never come to understand why each of us holds our differing opinions and more importantly, possibly come to the understanding that we probably agree more than disagree. I had hoped that this venue would afford a means of contact with people of differing views, apparently I was mistaken.
Just to clear the air I am a republican, I cringe everytime Bush opens his mouth but I do not believe Bush or Obama to be evil, I just disagree with them.

Posted by: saw1 | June 19, 2009 1:01 AM | Report abuse

Typical elitist so much smarter than that idiot that feeds him or the stupid scumbag that fixes his car,not to mention the dumb a*s plumber.

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Your dull response bears no discernible relationship to the post you're responding to. There was nothing remotely "elitist" in that post, you're not even fishing, you're just shooting blind and hoping to hit something.

But let me have a stab at it. There are a lot of things Obama's done that I'm unhappy about but one thing I know for certain is that he's a very intelligent and intellectually curious man. Bush is a incurious lout who's never had an original thought in his life and would probably get quickly drunk if he had one. He's a snickering smirking buffoon without the brains of a bleedin' grasshopper and his eight years made a lot of people who love their country ashamed of it.

He also gave support to people like you who really should feel insecure about being so god damn dumb.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 19, 2009 12:29 AM | Report abuse

Where did all these thick-witted new GOP trolls come from? Has Drudge linked to this blog again?

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 19, 2009 12:21 AM | Report abuse

Bush should've been giving himself some tips when he was in office, all he did was destroy everything he touched, what an idiot...I say stay on your farm and milk your cows, clueless moron!...Cheney too, he can't run nothing or stay healthy enough for anything, the nerve of him!..two losers!

Posted by: veholland
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Typical elitist so much smarter than that idiot that feeds him or the stupid scumbag that fixes his car,not to mention the dumb a*s plumber. By the way I see you have mastered the art of the double negative "can't run nothing". Just proves Bush is'nt the only one that can butcher the language(He's an idiot, what's your excuse?)
The next time you're hungry go out into that concrete cesspool you most likely live in and grow something.

Posted by: saw1 | June 18, 2009 11:41 PM | Report abuse

I'm still hopeful that Obama will turn out to be the great salvation that his supporters told us he is. So far, I'm pretty unimpressed. I would give him a C-. Our deficits are now three times larger than what they ever were under Bush and show little sign they will narrow anytime soon. Beyond that, and his efforts to buy out a lot of dubiously managed private sector companies, I can't see he has done much of anything. It's rather dissappointing.

Posted by: ttj1 | June 18, 2009 10:02 PM | Report abuse

Some genius wrote: Bush's poll numbers are rising, Obama's is falling.

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Guy's obviously been taking grammar lessons from Bush. "Obama's is falling."

Yeah, Bush is up to like 29 percent, Obama is down to 64, lol.

Posted by: monk4hall | June 18, 2009 9:45 PM | Report abuse

I guess Rumsfled is the only one with enough sense to just shut the Fk up.

Posted by: kurthunt | June 18, 2009 9:24 PM | Report abuse

So the chimp is criticising the way the President is cleaning up his poop?

Posted by: kurthunt | June 18, 2009 9:18 PM | Report abuse

Dignity and character left the White House with George W. Bush.

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Too far. In order for the troll to succeed it needs at least marginal believability.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 18, 2009 9:17 PM | Report abuse

It's all starting to tumble down.
The Dems have blown it.

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Go tell your mom she's calling you, sonny.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 18, 2009 9:16 PM | Report abuse

Stay tuned.
It's all starting to tumble down.
The Dems have blown it.

Posted by: robtay12003 | June 18, 2009 9:12 PM | Report abuse

Bush dares to speak!?!?!?!?!?

This man, George W. Bush, needs to shut up and count his lucky stars that he has not been lynched.

The nerve of this man! To criticise anyone - anything - let alone Obama.

My blood begins to boil.

Crawl back in your hole Dubya! Enough with you!

Posted by: kurthunt | June 18, 2009 9:08 PM | Report abuse

Dignity and character left the White House with George W. Bush.
What remains is Chicago thugs and community organizers, all nutless cowards.

Posted by: robtay12003 | June 18, 2009 9:08 PM | Report abuse

George Bush is George Washington compared to Obama.
The nation is finally beginning to recognize it. Bush's poll numbers are rising, Obama's is falling.
He is an utter and dismal failure.

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it's not working.

You can't "create your own reality" anymore.

Sorry.

Bush remains in the toilet. Obama remains popular.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 18, 2009 9:06 PM | Report abuse

What's not to like about the bumbling and incompetent fool, George Bush, coming back to remind the nation of the rank stupidity of the republican party and the hell that all of us went through over the last eight years with republicans controlling the White House.

Obama smoked the old neo-con rat, Dick Cheney, out of his rat hole and now he has rope-a-doped the crotch grabbing, spineless weasel, Bush, from under his rock.

The neo-cons are suffering mass hysteria and collective pychosis as they absorb their November arse-whipping one day at a time.

Posted by: DCSage | June 18, 2009 9:02 PM | Report abuse

George Bush is George Washington compared to Obama.
The nation is finally beginning to recognize it. Bush's poll numbers are rising, Obama's is falling.
He is an utter and dismal failure.

Posted by: robtay12003 | June 18, 2009 9:01 PM | Report abuse

'Interesting. So the guy who F'ed everything up is now offering advice on how to fix it?
Posted by: mack1"

Well, if I read his remarks correctly, he is ACTUALLY saying that we ought to leave them the way he F..d them up.

Otherwise people might decide that the decider was wrong. He can't be wrong, can he?

Posted by: ceflynline | June 18, 2009 8:58 PM | Report abuse

I am no fan of Mr. Obama's policies, but Bush should just stay away. He has no credibility with fiscal conservatives, like myself.

Posted by: NoVaPatriot | June 18, 2009 8:39 PM | Report abuse

And to think that red-faced buffoon was our president for eight terrible years. We're lucky we survived.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 18, 2009 8:34 PM | Report abuse

Cheney-Bush-Rice and their cabal all but destroyed our nation. Obama and his team are trying, under extraordinary duress, to undo the damage. Cheney and Bush have the gall to attempt to perpetuate the damage at every opportunity, not for the nation's sake, but for political gain, pure and simple. And the chickenhawks dare to call themselves patriots. Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and T. Roosevelt would vomit if they could.

Posted by: markomd | June 18, 2009 8:30 PM | Report abuse

Why is it always the boys who sit at home and have women substitute for them over in war, but are always talking tough. Cheney with five deferments and the closest he came to war was that time in the White House back bathroom ingaged in one hand combat with himself. Guantanamo and torture is the stand these two clown want to make. while most of the dangerous ex-prisoners are back at home at the Bush family retreat in Saudi being reprogramed. It not enough we had to listen to two bumbling idoits would wage war against the country next door to the country with 15 hijacker out of 19 who attack America. Oh that right the family did not have an oil deal with the guy they hanged. Only reason Katrina victims don't take to the street to protect Bush is because their home are still flood damaged. I guess that alright the last victims can hang out at the parks in America new tent subdivisions with the 14 million new victims.

Posted by: blackstar1 | June 18, 2009 8:24 PM | Report abuse

Priceless quote of the day:

"And by the way, never once in eight years did George Bush blame his predecessor, or anyone else, for the situation that he had inherited, including the state of the country and the world."

Talk about trying to rewrite history. Heck, let's go back to the Republican version of THE ONE (i.e., Reagan). He was blaming Carter for problems in 1986!

BB

Posted by: FairlingtonBlade | June 18, 2009 8:01 PM | Report abuse

Interesting. So the guy who F'ed everything up is now offering advice on how to fix it?

Posted by: mack1 | June 18, 2009 7:40 PM | Report abuse

Ahhhhhhh, I so prefer the experience of posting on WaPo to that of commenting on Politico.

Even the most aas backwards neo-cons on WaPo look like geniuses in comparison to the hell freaks that frequent Politico's comment boards.

Posted by: htruman | June 18, 2009 7:24 PM | Report abuse

Instead of simply stating "we won," I wish the White House would remind President Bush that if he had evidence that the detainees at Gitmo were terrorists or had broken the law, he should have brought them to trial - a very American thing to do - presented his evidence against them and then they would be in prison rather than the limbo we are all caught in..but no, instead innocent and guilty people were tortured to extract evidence they did not have and have been imprisoned years.

Also, I wish the White House would remind President Bush that when he took office he had a surplus and the deficit/debit he ran up was spending taxpayer's money - at the rate of $700 million a day for an illegal war.

Posted by: 2ridiculous | June 18, 2009 7:12 PM | Report abuse

What a blessing for Obama. GWB is speaking in public. This will remind the voters why they dumped the GOP in 2008. If I were Obama, I would be thrilled by this. Please keep talking George and also Cheney. If I were the GOP, I'd be looking for a sock to stuff in GWB's mouth.

Posted by: kinsman_bob | June 18, 2009 7:09 PM | Report abuse

The only president in US history who successfully ducked shoes.

Posted by: boyduenas | June 18, 2009 7:07 PM | Report abuse

Registered Independent voter

Posted by dotty-doo-doo

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registered = affiliated with a political party

independent = not affiliated with a political party

yeah you make a lotta sense.

fastest growing political party: the seriously confused and low-IQ

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 18, 2009 6:58 PM | Report abuse

Independent Party is not Republican.

Republican Paty politicians suck
Democrat Party Politicians suck

Get over it and support the American people, instead of a party for a change.


Your crystal ball is broken, I was a Democrat before I became an X Democrat.

Registered Independent voter was the change from a party that lies, to a single person joining others to have a voice of the people over Government.

If all voters move to Independent Party, where is the electoral college base for either "war chest" loansharking bank owned politician?

Posted by: dottydo

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Yeah dotty, but your talking points are a verbatim recital of the Rush show. And we all know that Rush is a Rethug hack, so excuse me if I show a little reluctance to join your party.

Oh let me guess, if I change my registration and vote to independent you'll uphold your end of the bargain and vote republican?

Righhtttt, I pass. Thanks though!

Posted by: htruman | June 18, 2009 6:52 PM | Report abuse

George W. Bush, will go down in history - as the greatest U.S. President.

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Far too broad. Back to troll school with you ...

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 18, 2009 6:47 PM | Report abuse

So, let me get this straight. Government Health Care isn't as good as Private Industry because individuals know how to spend their money better than government? But, didn't Bush/Cheney et al have health care through the government while they were elected officials? And, as part of their "retirement", don't they get government provided health care for life? So, why are they complaining?

Posted by: romriter | June 18, 2009 6:40 PM | Report abuse

Wow! You're so original. Maybe you should get a job as a transcriptionist for Rush. I'm sure he'd pay you a wage that would be the laughing stock of any "despotic" socialist nation.

Posted by: htruman

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Independent Party is not Republican.

Republican Paty politicians suck
Democrat Party Politicians suck

Get over it and support the American people, instead of a party for a change.


Your crystal ball is broken, I was a Democrat before I became an X Democrat.

Registered Independent voter was the change from a party that lies, to a single person joining others to have a voice of the people over Government.

If all voters move to Independent Party, where is the electoral college base for either "war chest" loansharking bank owned politician?

Posted by: dottydo | June 18, 2009 6:29 PM | Report abuse

George W. Bush, will go down in history - as the greatest U.S. President.

Posted by: hclark1

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Totally! Well, except for the little dilemma that he is going to have a hard time surpassing James Buchanan as the best ever :-)

Posted by: htruman | June 18, 2009 6:27 PM | Report abuse

Gibbs said. "We had that debate in particular -- we kept score last November and we won."
>>>>>>>>>>>>
Can anyone call Gibbs and point out that Bush was not on the ballot , a guy not born in the USA was. Mc Cain (Panama)was, and people didn't want to give up their Constitution.

Little did we all know then, about the vetting by the Clinton supporter who found a lot about Barry Soreto and his true story.

Gibbs is out of step, out of date, and selling on a lost point.
Obama secrets by a judge is misuse of the Court system, nothing more, nothing less.


Win is subjective at best. Win against a guy not on the ballot is looney...but Gibb supports NPD Sociopathic Obama, so what can anyone say further?

Posted by: dottydo | June 18, 2009 6:23 PM | Report abuse

TEA PARTY REVOLT today... means a group going to the voter registration office to change to Independent Party to show Congress clearly that they are not happy.

Acorns without any valid talking points always turn to insults. It is just the common modus operandi, of desperate people trying to earn an illgotten paycheck from taxpayer's pocket.

Posted by: dottydo

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Wow! You're so original. Maybe you should get a job as a transcriptionist for Rush. I'm sure he'd pay you a wage that would be the laughing stock of any "despotic" socialist nation.

Posted by: htruman | June 18, 2009 6:20 PM | Report abuse

George W. Bush, will go down in history - as the greatest U.S. President.

Posted by: hclark1 | June 18, 2009 6:20 PM | Report abuse

w taking on obama. that's about as fair as tyson taking on mother theresa. my initial reaction to their two pictures side by side was that w truly does resemble a chimp.

would someone please pitch him a bananna while the grownups clean up his mess?

Posted by: jimfilyaw
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The other one looks like a chump that no one will follow around either.

Posted by: dottydo | June 18, 2009 6:16 PM | Report abuse

I'm sure that the robolublicans could have found someone with a lower IQ to speak for them but they didn't have the extra 16 nanoseconds of time to waste trying to find them.

And people wonder why the US is in such a ditch....Listen to this moron..It's amazing we made it thru the first eight years of this century as a nation with this pinhead steering the ship..Ooops, I forgot, he was riding behind Chhennney..

It would be a beautiful thing to watch he and Michelle Bachmann riding that bomb out of the bay together in Cheeney's Strangelove movie....

Posted by: rbaldwin2 | June 18, 2009 6:11 PM | Report abuse

Chits are things you call in, Dorothy, bless your heart.

Hey, did I miss "Electoral College Jeopardy!"? Suck it, Trebek!

Posted by: mattintx | June 18, 2009 6:07 PM | Report abuse

"And by the way, never once in eight years did George Bush blame his predecessor, or anyone else, for the situation that he had inherited, including the state of the country and the world. Bush simply took responsibility."

Jerzy seems to forget that Bill Clinton had Al Gore PERSONALLY brief Bush on al Quaeda's potential. Given an advance warning of what to look for, Bush made sure that nobody in his administration looked for it.

He really couldn't try to blame Clinton, because it was his first operating principle not to do what Clinton would have done, and to undo as much of Clinton as he could. He inherited a surplus, a vigilant national security organization, immense world good will, an active peace process in the mid East, a quiescent North Korea, and a working economy. He inherited a resolute peace. Oh! and he had in his administration an agency KNOWN far and wide for its ability to get disaster relief started even as the disaster was occurring.

He quickly set about changing all that.

Within about a year he had changed every last bit of it.

Posted by: ceflynline | June 18, 2009 5:52 PM | Report abuse

Chris, I want to lodge another plea for a feature allowing readers to ignore the comments of certain users.

I think it would go far to establishing that civil discourse that you are looking for. Look how quickly a few bad posters can debase the conversation.

Posted by: nodebris | June 18, 2009 5:50 PM | Report abuse

Erie,PA: in the heart of the rust belt, population 104,000. With the auto companies bankrupt, this will soon be a ghost town.

My, there must be MANY important business leaders there just clamoring for chimpie's insight!

Posted by: Heerman532

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Apparently Obama is just to big to need the 104,000 there.
Unfortunately the number of groups that size are done with him already.

Most would support a POTUS BIDEN, and money from the TEA PARTY REVOLT matresses would emerge under Biden's new cabinet and team.

Posted by: dottydo | June 18, 2009 5:39 PM | Report abuse

hahhahahaha

40,000 votes nationwide.

room for a lotta growth

hahahahaha

Posted by: chrisfox8

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Oh admit it, changing your voter registration to Independent Party is not cutting of an arm or leg.

It is people enmasse growing a voice that Congress cannot just ignore until their next election cycle.

Every warm blooded American ( not names from grave stones)want to see Congress chit their pants and freak out afraid that the people will recall them, or remove their fat power positions.

The voter registration move to Independent Party places Congress in electoral college Jepordy, so they will sing Kumbaya and do the right thing to "help" a mentally ill NPD sociopathic profile by removing him from the oval office seat.

So, as a Democrat, you refuse to support POTUS BIDEN to save the party of change we can believe in?

Obama is not to big to fail....he is just to NPD sociopathic to lead a democracy.


Posted by: dottydo | June 18, 2009 5:36 PM | Report abuse

w taking on obama. that's about as fair as tyson taking on mother theresa. my initial reaction to their two pictures side by side was that w truly does resemble a chimp.

would someone please pitch him a bananna while the grownups clean up his mess?

Posted by: jimfilyaw | June 18, 2009 5:33 PM | Report abuse

The President may be criticised for depending too much on the teleprompter. Be that as it may, Mr Bush needs an interpreter.

Posted by: HassanAliAl-Hadoodi | June 18, 2009 5:29 PM | Report abuse

He isn't going to criticize Obama, just say that he is wrong about how to deal with George's eight years of mismanagement. George is even better as a Republican Spokesman than Dick. "Obama is wrong to change my policies, which worked so well and all that." Let's have lots of the George and Dick show from now to Nov 2010. Give the American Voter a chance to decide between Barack Obama and George Bush. The choice they got in 2008.

This is an especially delicious comparison, because the mumbling, stumbling, barely coherent style of George will contrast so nicely with the competent, literate, articulate style of Barack.

George never was too bright, but SOMEONE in the Republican Party HAS to realize just how damaging this will be to any Republican candidate who gets to wear the Bush Albatross around his neck, stench and all, when he runs in 2010. If they can't talk Georgie into staying home and coloring his memoirs, and if there is the slightest improvement in the economy, domestic affairs, foreign affairs, health care, or even a modest recovery of the DOW, for Republican candidates the most feared terrorists on earth will be George, Dick, or the combination speaking on their behalf.

Posted by: ceflynline | June 18, 2009 5:21 PM | Report abuse

Erie,PA: in the heart of the rust belt, population 104,000. With the auto companies bankrupt, this will soon be a ghost town.

My, there must be MANY important business leaders there just clamoring for chimpie's insight!

Posted by: Heerman532 | June 18, 2009 5:14 PM | Report abuse

And you undoubtedly have that very diagnosis. I repeat, are you and your friend the village idiot on meth?

Posted by: drindl
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Is that it?
All you have got left to earn an Obama Bank check and illegally use taxpayer's money?


Post on you poor thing. Do you get paid by the enetry or the hour?
Obama is so desperate he is outsourcing the Acorns now?
Somebody will do the job that Americans refuse to do.

Insults to Democrats, is why I am an X Democrat.
Who would support Obama's NPD Soiciopathic dual profiles?

It looks like people who get paid to, because the taxpayers robbed are leaving.

Independent Party is already on the ballot, and available to the masses who want their voice heard and their Country back from two terrible Partys.

Posted by: dottydo | June 18, 2009 5:13 PM | Report abuse

It was only a mattery time before Bush struck back. Obama and his administration have been constantly critizing Bush and his policies since he took office.

Posted by: RobT1 | June 18, 2009 5:07 PM | Report abuse

keep talking george and admitting to war crimes. after they get the health care they want gloves go off and the dems are going after you and your whole administration or this will be a one term ,hillary will get in and for sure she will go after you no statue if limitations on war crimes.

Posted by: donaldtucker | June 18, 2009 5:02 PM | Report abuse

My party is Independent Party, who is growing by leaps and bounds from both

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hahhahahaha

40,000 votes nationwide.

room for a lotta growth

hahahahaha

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 18, 2009 5:02 PM | Report abuse

You seem to be havng paranoid delusions, dottie - are you on meth. the republican drug of choice [after oxycontin, of course}.

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Not to mention the trip to Mexico. Like a baglady can afford to travel, or can ID her way across the border. Yeah right.

Posted by: chrisfox8
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>.
Spllllaaaattt
&
bigger SSSSppplaaattt

Two Acorns completely out of valid talking ponts, with broken crystal balls filled with fog, that are terrified of the voter registration moving enmasse to Independent Party to force Congress to place Obama on medical stand down poste haste, place Biden , and repeal all of this porkulous.


Both Democrat and Republican Partys suck equally, and fling voters back and forth on a pendulum to keep their grab on our wallets.


Walk away from the swing and into People enmasse power to demand their "representatives" not become dictators.

Posted by: dottydo | June 18, 2009 5:01 PM | Report abuse

And baby makes three

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 18, 2009 5:00 PM | Report abuse

Thanks chimpie, I had almost begun to forget why I voted your dumb a55 out. But NOW I remember!

Oh, and what's up in freeking Erie, PA?

Was the Motel 6 in Alpine Texas booked or something?

Posted by: Heerman532 | June 18, 2009 5:00 PM | Report abuse

test

Posted by: JakeD | June 18, 2009 4:56 PM | Report abuse

drivl - they kicked you out of the library?

Posted by: king_of_zouk | June 18, 2009 4:52 PM | Report abuse

"As the "new Imelda" prances around serving women in food lines who could once afford their own high end shoes (they now have at consignment stores), the base walks out on the Dem party."

Ah, dottie, one of the stupider racists who posts here. The women in the food lines are simply the end result of republican dereglation policies. You people destroyed the economy -- but you are too immature to admit responsiility for anything -- all you can do is point fingers -- because your party is incapble of governing. And people like you are dumb enough to bleieve everything they say.

Posted by: drindl
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Still unable to become an OAK?
OAK = X acorns
Organizers against Kook Scumbots

My party is Independent Party, who is growing by leaps and bounds from both X-Democrat Party voters (which I was) and X-Republican voters , who have decided to quit the Party concept and pull the electoral college out from under both corrupt Partys.


The Hill cannot be saved by being "war chest" loansharking bank owned politicians this round.

They will have to place Obama on medical stand down, if they anticipate any future on the Hill at all. Democrat can only hope to salvage their future by placing Biden asap.

I have no doubt you fear Independent Voter registrations (who side with neither old party) as the people enmasse united to create a powerful voice.


TEA PARTY REVOLT today... means a group going to the voter registration office to change to Independent Party to show Congress clearly that they are not happy.

Acorns without any valid talking points always turn to insults. It is just the common modus operandi, of desperate people trying to earn an illgotten paycheck from taxpayer's pocket.

Posted by: dottydo | June 18, 2009 4:52 PM | Report abuse

LOL...what they gave her a brand new laptop to keep her from coming in, lol...this is too funny and oh so true; hope her next move isn't shooting up a library, LOL...
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Her shopping cart is parked next to the entrance of the public library, piggybacking their wifi. They won't let her inside anymore, she bothers people trying to read and yells a lot. Something about the Messiah and birth certificates and teleprompters. So she sits on a broken folding chair and blogs.

On the internet, nobody knows how bad you smell.

Posted by: chrisfox8

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

tsk tsk tsk
It is odd to see the party of compassion showing off their true colors.

How many million homes went into foreclosure putting people in the streets since Obama used Mickey & Minney Mouse voters along with the illegal use of taxpayer money known as the Acorn gate scandal?

Nothing but malicious drool and spit for those families, from Dems as we all see now. The B. in Boxer's name certainly doesn't stand for Barbara, after her arrogant rant on a standing General.
Yes, you are all too good for, and above Americans now.
No election cycle to worry about?

I guess the Dems acorns really don't need a base with Mickey and Minnie mouse voting everywhere and often, now, do they?

Posted by: Beingsensible | June 18, 2009 4:50 PM | Report abuse

Oh good, the other mental incompetant has arrived.

you two will want to jabber incoherently now.

Posted by: king_of_zouk | June 18, 2009 4:49 PM | Report abuse

prepare for a massive cut and paste from hate.com, Kos and Huff. the drivl beast has escaped its cage agsin. you may want to come back in a few hours after it has exhasted its ROM.

Posted by: king_of_zouk | June 18, 2009 4:48 PM | Report abuse

You seem to be havng paranoid delusions, dottie - are you on meth. the republican drug of choice [after oxycontin, of course}.

==

Not to mention the trip to Mexico. Like a baglady can afford to travel, or can ID her way across the border. Yeah right.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 18, 2009 4:47 PM | Report abuse

drivl lecturing on mental illness.


Priceless.

At least there is a single topic she can speak with authenticity about.

Posted by: king_of_zouk | June 18, 2009 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Kissinger isn’t the only prominent conservative to push back against McCain and the neocons. On Tuesday, Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN), the ranking Republican on the Foreign Relations Committee, said that “for us to become heavily involved in the election at this point is to give the clergy an opportunity to have an enemy…and to use us, really, to retain their power.” Other Republican senators, including Sens. Mel Martinez (R-FL), Bob Corker (R-TN) and John Thune (R-SD), agree that Obama is handling the situation well.

Posted by: drindl | June 18, 2009 4:44 PM | Report abuse

Kissinger praises Obama:

"In an interview with CNN yesterday, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) criticized President Obama’s approach to the turmoil in Iran, saying that he shouldn’t be concerned about being seen as “meddling” in Iran’s affairs. But on Fox News last night, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, noting that he was a McCain supporter, said that he thinks “the president has handled this well”:

KISSINGER: Well, you know, I was a McCain supporter and — but I think the president has handled this well. Anything that the United States says that puts us totally behind one of the contenders, behind Mousavi, would be a handicap for that person. And I think it’s the proper position to take that the people of Iran have to make that decision.

Of course, we have to state our fundamental convictions of freedom of speech, free elections, and I don’t see how President Obama could say less than he has, and even that is considered intolerable meddling. He has, after all, carefully stayed away from saying things that seem to support one side or the other. And I think it was the right thing to do because public support for the opposition would only be used by the — by Ahmadinejad — if I can ever learn his name properly — against Mousavi."

Posted by: drindl | June 18, 2009 4:43 PM | Report abuse


"It is called mental illness, a dangerous diagnosis that leaves only victims in their wake."

And you undoubtedly have that very diagnosis. I repeat, are you and your friend the village idiot on meth?

Posted by: drindl | June 18, 2009 4:42 PM | Report abuse

BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA'S APPEASEMENT FOREIGN POLICIES WEAKEN THE U.S.; HE SIDED WITH IRANIAN BRUTAL REGIME!!!

Coward liar Barack HUSSEIN Obama "Apologist in chief", how can he keep his nonsense promise during his campaign, that is, negotiating with U.S. enemies such as North Korea and Iran, which have never respected any treaty with U.S., especially when North Korea just launched many missile and nuclear tests and planned to fire missile toward Hawaii, not mentioning illegally arrested and sentenced two American journalists Laura Ling and Eunu Lee to twelve years of labor, while Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, an extremist who called for Israel to be wiped off the map and denied the holocaust, was just re-elected by fraud. Is Obama going to bow to Kim Jong Il and Ahmadinejas as he did to King Abdulla of Saudi Arabia to gain his peace deals? Is he willing to convert to Islam, his Kenyan father and Indonesian step father's religion, to meet Osama Bin Laden's requirement that in order to end the Iraq war, U.S. troop withdrawal is not enough, Americans must reject their democratic system and embrace Islam? Just recently, Obama said that he would support Iran's right to peaceful nuclear energy with rigorous inspections, giving a green light to Teheran's ambituous uranium enrichment program, which can be used for its discreet nuclear bomb development program as well, without suffering sanctions and economic isolation as it currently endures. Does Obama want Iran to become another North Korea using its nuclear power to terrorize the U.S and its allies? Worst still, Obama refused to show support for pro-democracy protesters and denounce the brutal regime for the deaths of seven demontrators, fearing to be seen as interfering in Iran's internal affairs so that he could not pursue a nuclear deal with Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the country's supreme leader. In fact, Obama sided with the regime, citing that there was not a bit of difference between the two candidates, a moderate Mir Hossein Mousavi and hardcore extremist Ahmadinejad. As a big mouth for change at home, he does not want to see any change in Iran. Is he going to turn a blind eye to another Tianamen Square massacre committed by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard? As for a Palestinian state demanded by Obama, it will undoubtedly soon become a TERRORIST state under control of terrorist militant group Hamas, which is the most powerful and popular force with its goal to destroy Israel and which won a majority seats in the current Palestinian National Authority in 2006 election and ousted Fatah militant group of Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas of Gaza in 2007. Last but not least, Obama ordered to stop waterboarding tactic used by CIA, even it worked well on terrorist suspects like Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the self-describer planner of 9-11 attacks who provided CIA with valuable information, preventing more 9-11 attacks and saving thousands of American lives.

Posted by: TIMNGUYEN1 | June 18, 2009 4:40 PM | Report abuse

"I was just down Mexico way to find out if they are still trying to call this about drugs and not the invasion."

You seem to be havng paranoid delusions, dottie - are you on meth. the republican drug of choice [after oxycontin, of course}.

Posted by: drindl | June 18, 2009 4:40 PM | Report abuse

this new President does not handle criticism well. He is still under the spell and beleif that the entire world must simply love him. the rest are just misguided and need to be spoken to properly, teleprompter at the ready.

Posted by: king_of_zouk
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


NPD sociopathic dual profiles all points fit Obama. They have a need (desperate) to "rule the World"

Germany pre-WWII didn't know how to diagnose it.

They and the U.S. are only the Furher's stepping stone ladder up, (good for nothing), except to use as military fodder when he needs more power.

It is called mental illness, a dangerous diagnosis that leaves only victims in their wake.


Posted by: dottydo | June 18, 2009 4:35 PM | Report abuse

too immature to admit responsiility for anything -- all you can do is point fingers -- because your party is incapble of governing. And people like you are dumb enough to bleieve everything they say.

Posted by: drivl

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>.

there has never been posted a more accurate description on this blog............Of LIBS

Posted by: king_of_zouk | June 18, 2009 4:34 PM | Report abuse

the queen of moonbattery checks in. I thought group ended at 5?

Posted by: king_of_zouk | June 18, 2009 4:31 PM | Report abuse

Look at the difference in the photos -- on the left we have obama, a man of obvious intelligence. On the right we have a smirking, sneering simian. Big difference.

Posted by: drindl | June 18, 2009 4:29 PM | Report abuse


"As the "new Imelda" prances around serving women in food lines who could once afford their own high end shoes (they now have at consignment stores), the base walks out on the Dem party."

Ah, dottie, one of the stupider racists who posts here. The women in the food lines are simply the end result of republican dereglation policies. You people destroyed the economy -- but you are too immature to admit responsiility for anything -- all you can do is point fingers -- because your party is incapble of governing. And people like you are dumb enough to bleieve everything they say.

Posted by: drindl | June 18, 2009 4:26 PM | Report abuse

As the left and right yammer at each other, does everyone forget the Congress that neither stopped the war, nor listened to the people say "NO" on bailouts?

This fantastic group then went on to Pelosi Porkulous and B ( not for Barbara) Boxers arrogant rants as a public servant addressing a General.

Posted by: dottydo | June 18, 2009 4:24 PM | Report abuse

dottydo - u write 'Bush never used the Words "I"' - you're a liar and prolly an idiot. Good luck finding your a** with both hands.
JenPost you write 'Love and miss you, George. You're a good egg.' What does that mean other than Bush and an egg are equally smart? Bush is a proven liar, prolly a druggie, and is responsible for the deaths of thousands. He's even a lousy father.
Bluefish2012 u write 'Can't blame it all on one guy.' I can blame ignoring the warnings of 911 on the guy who ignored them. I can blame the war he lied us into on Bush. I can blame the botched occupation on Bush. Going into a panic on 911 is Bush's fault, just like ignoring the drowning of New Orleans. It's hard to imagine Bush being worse - unless he launched Nukes at the US or something


Posted by: marcedward1 | June 18, 2009 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Please donate a quarter for Bush. He needs money for his library. He had to open his mouth to get the money. You can shut Bush up if you donate a quarter :-)

Posted by: SeedofChange | June 18, 2009 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Watcher1 ,
Wasn't Bill Clinton the womanizing guy that was impeached?

Are you trying to say his head was in the game?
________________________________________

Not having anyting in your head is the real problem. Ask Bush and Regan :-)

Getting head has nothing do with is in your head :-) Results will verify that.

Posted by: SeedofChange | June 18, 2009 4:20 PM | Report abuse

The Fix writes
"The Most Important Number in Politics Today

Seventy-two percent.

That's the number of people in the new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll who say that President Obama inherited the "current economic conditions" gripping the country as compared to just 14 percent who said the situation was the result mostly of his policies."

Posted by: bsimon1 | June 18, 2009 4:18 PM | Report abuse

....It’s why the liberal media elite fawn over Michelle Obama’s designer shoe collection, while joking that Sarah Palin looks like she belongs “at a TGI Friday’s happy hour.”

Hilarious, but only to liberal snobs who wouldn’t be caught dead hanging out at TGI Friday’s—or any other place they might encounter the “little guys” they claim to represent.

Posted by: king_of_zouk
>>>>>>>>>>>>
True that.

As the "new Imelda" prances around serving women in food lines who could once afford their own high end shoes (they now have at consignment stores), the base walks out on the Dem party.

They can laugh now at the "new crowd" now appearing for their date nights at TGIF, as they fly over on their way to New Yorks best on these same taxpayer's dole.

The whispers they think are adoring talk about them, are actually the wealthy pointing out that the taxpayers (including themselves) are picking up the tab on their arrogance.

Posted by: dottydo | June 18, 2009 4:18 PM | Report abuse

GW, the mealy-mouthed maggot infested mouthpiece for a rotted stinking corpse called Neo-conservatism has spoken. Or is that Karl Rove? No, he was just the strategist for the rotted stinking corpse. And Cheney was the singular brain cell they deemed was keeping it alive.

Posted by: jmdziuban1 | June 18, 2009 4:18 PM | Report abuse

tsk tsk tsk
It is odd to see the party of compassion showing off their true colors.

==

don't talk to me

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 18, 2009 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Bush and nearly all Republicans have zero credibility in criticizing Obama for high government spending. Bush and the Republicans wastefully squandered the large surpluses bequeathed by Clinton, adding many trillions to the national debt.

Bush, Cheney and the neo-cons have shamefully tarnished this nation's honor, as well as image in the world, by approving, defending torture, human rights abuses, violations of the Geneva convention.

Bush and Cheney were asleep at the helm, despite warnings, before the 9/11 tragedy, as well as before the collapse of the housing/credit bubble. The 26% who approve of Cheney must be nearly all from hard-core right wingers.

Bush and most Republicans demonstrated for eight years their lack of concern with the forty million plus people in this country lacking health care coverage. Their priorities were with helping the rich get richer and promoting corporate interests over everyone else. So they have also zero credibility on the issue of health care.

Obama merits some criticisms, but generally from being relatively weak, insufficiently true in practice to his progressive rhetoric and too deferential to established interests, including Democratic leaders in Congress, unions, military, CIA, etc.

Posted by: Aprogressiveindependent | June 18, 2009 4:13 PM | Report abuse

Bush saying the TARP was due to recomendations of his advisers? But you were the DECIDER George. The biggest taxpayer to private sector cookiejar robbery in history, just before he leaves office. You bailed out the INVESTMENT banks, supposedly the greatest example private sector income disposal methods in America.

Guantanamo is neccessary for nothing other than providing recruitment propaganda for Americas enemies, and thus, as the neo-con's hope, the "war on terror" is neverending. And taxpayer monies shall continue to flow to their military industrialist friends, all based on fear mongering.

You are a criminal George. America's greatest traitor since Benedict Arnold himself. Your entire administration was corrupt to the core. Your ideology still is. How long until an ally of America issues an international warrant for your arrest due to crimes against humanity. We as a nation are to scared to see it through ourselves, sweep it under the rug. We'll talk about what went wrong, what laws were broken, but we shall refrain from assigning blame for fear of what long-reaching repurcussions there may be. Your gramny was a hamster, and your grampy laundered money for the Nazis. You father had Manuel Noriega as one of closest professional contacts as head of the CIA until handover of the Panama canal needed to be thwarted and Noriega became a liability. Your father blasted music at the Vatican embassy in direct violation of international law, but it was convienent. your other brother was a major player in the collapse, and subsequent bailout, of the Silverado S&L. Investigations into your own insider dealings were quashed by Pres. Daddy. How did your second FAILED company get those contracts in the from Saudi Arabia when you had no previous dealings in the area? And how is that Haliburton-Dickie's old firm- just happened to be primely positioned to assist in Iraqi reconstruction due to prior dealings with the "Evil Saddam" regime when the unneccesary order to invade was given? Corruption to thine core.

Utter failure or unimaginable success? I guess it depends upon one's perspesctive. Yours perspective depends upon whatever is most self-serving. Almost unfathomable. Almost, though it makes my mind queasy.

Go rot in Hell.

Posted by: jmdziuban1 | June 18, 2009 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Watcher1 ,
Wasn't Bill Clinton the womanizing guy that was impeached?

Are you trying to say his head was in the game?

Posted by: dottydo | June 18, 2009 4:06 PM | Report abuse

After reading almost all the comments, I feel compelled to add mine. There is a good saying in spanish, and it fits perfectly to describe w: "W es como el intestino grueso, todo lo que toca lo hace mierda!" Good luck translating that.

Posted by: jarl66@msn.com

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
I was just down Mexico way to find out if they are still trying to call this about drugs and not the invasion.

Everywhere I went, the people believe Obamaland infected them with swine flu.
They think he is the diablo, and believe that is why there are now flies in the White house.

Can you explain this?

Posted by: dottydo | June 18, 2009 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Say, JKJ88, just so people can easily see what your talking about:
Here from jerzy (who has completely outed himself as completely incompetent in dealing with facts):
“never once in eight years did George Bush blame his predecessor, or anyone else” Ever hear of Bill Clinton?
“Bush simply took responsibility.” Since when?
“Bush is a genius compared to Obama—and I can prove it with facts, not rhetoric. As my mother used to say, “Actions speak louder than words.”
Actions like: reading my Pet Goat while the twin towers were being attacked, like taking more vacations than any two American Presidents? Telling the American People “We do not Torture”. Stating over and over and over again we need to “stay the course” and when being asked about it saying “we never said stay the course”. Giving an unsolicited back rub to the German Prime minister? The list is so long, what? were you asleep for the whole 8 years?
“Bush prevented terrorist attacks on American soil for more than seven years,”
Unless you count 911 which happened when who was President?
“fostered economic prosperity after inheriting a recession from Clinton”
Duh? Bush inherited the largest surplus of any living President.
“liberated of tens of millions of people around the world,”
By that do you mean liberating the over 1.5 million civilian Iraqi’s, innocent of anything besides being in the wrong place (their Sovereign Country) from their lives? as in bombing, shooting, raping and torturing? As well as being directly responsible for the 3,000 lives lost on 911 and another 5,000 American Soldiers lost in stupid, illegal and unnecessary wars?
“Obama: has driven up greater deficits than all the other Presidents combined.”
You’ve got to be kidding here right? Obama’s deficits might look large because he has INCLUDED the budgets for the illegal WAR’s as well as the budgets for Intelligence and Contractors.....
Obama, by your account has “is bumbling away hard-fought triumphs in Afghanistan and Iraq, and he has become a joke among world leaders.”
No, we think, and so does the rest of the world that you have this completely backwards as there were never any “triumphs” in Afghanistan nor Iraq and Bush was and is a horrible, seemingly never ending, laughing stock amongst not only world leaders but nearly the entire rest of the world, except maybe Texas.
“Over the course of eight years, George Bush has a record of remarkable achievement.”
The only thing I can say of this quote is, hahahahahahaha, choke, gasp, hahahaha, you idiot. say, are you Karl Rove?

Posted by: Watcher1 | June 18, 2009 4:02 PM | Report abuse

The paralysis that has gripped the Obama Administration as the massive display of human courage in Tehran and elsewhere has unfolded is thus not surprising even though it is deeply disappointing and dispiriting. How hard should it be for President Obama to declare unequivocally and with specificity that the Khamenei/Ahmadinejad regime should not murder its opponents, should not fire into crowds, should not sweep through the university campus and drag away suspected student leaders?

The cool detachment of President Obama about the events in Iran is a huge stain on the young presidency, but one that could still be erased if the president and his secretary of state move quickly to speak in clear statements about the rightness of the cause of the protestors, and the world's expectation that the regime will not use violence. The president should announce that violent repression of the protests will lead to the end of his outreach to the mullahs and to a guarantee of even greater isolation from the rest of the world.

That's what FDR and Truman did. It is what JFK and Reagan did. It is what W did again and again.

And it is what President Obama should do. Today and tomorrow and throughout the weeks ahead.

Posted by: king_of_zouk | June 18, 2009 4:02 PM | Report abuse


This guarantees we'll have 8 years of Obama.

Thanks, George!

Heckuva job.

Posted by: tony_in_Durham_NC | June 18, 2009 4:01 PM | Report abuse

We should also ask why he thought it was a cutting insult to compare Palin to a flight attendant—and other normal Americans that upper-crust liberals would never associate with.

The obvious answer: they’re snobs.

It’s why they laughed along with another Letterman monologue likening Palin to members of the lowly working class. “She looks like the waitress at the coffee shop who draws a little smiley face on your check,” he said. “She looks like the dip sample lady at Safeway. She looks like the nurse who weighs you and then makes you sit alone in your underwear for 20 minutes.” This was funny to people who look down upon nurses and grocery store workers.

It’s why the status-obsessed Keith Olbermann brags about his “Ivy League” credentials when he actually went to a state school affiliated with Cornell—as if there were something shameful about a public education.
It’s why they sneered at former Representative Tom Delay for building a successful pest extermination company (how blue-collar!). They instead admire people who inherited or sued their way to wealth, like John Kerry and John Edwards.

It’s why the liberal media elite fawn over Michelle Obama’s designer shoe collection, while joking that Sarah Palin looks like she belongs “at a TGI Friday’s happy hour.”

Hilarious, but only to liberal snobs who wouldn’t be caught dead hanging out at TGI Friday’s—or any other place they might encounter the “little guys” they claim to represent.

Posted by: king_of_zouk | June 18, 2009 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Her shopping cart is parked next to the entrance of the public library, piggybacking their wifi. They won't let her inside anymore, she bothers people trying to read and yells a lot. Something about the Messiah and birth certificates and teleprompters. So she sits on a broken folding chair and blogs.

On the internet, nobody knows how bad you smell.

Posted by: chrisfox8

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

tsk tsk tsk
It is odd to see the party of compassion showing off their true colors.

How many million homes went into foreclosure putting people in the streets since Obama used Mickey & Minney Mouse voters along with the illegal use of taxpayer money known as the Acorn gate scandal?

Nothing but malicious drool and spit for those families, from Dems as we all see now. The B. in Boxer's name certainly doesn't stand for Barbara, after her arrogant rant on a standing General.
Yes, you are all too good for, and above Americans now.
No election cycle to worry about?

I guess the Dems acorns really don't need a base with Mickey and Minnie mouse voting everywhere and often, now, do they?

Many of the new homeless were Dems. you realize, or didn't you?

Posted by: dottydo | June 18, 2009 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Her shopping cart is parked next to the entrance of the public library, piggybacking their wifi. They won't let her inside anymore, she bothers people trying to read and yells a lot. Something about the Messiah and birth certificates and teleprompters. So she sits on a broken folding chair and blogs.

On the internet, nobody knows how bad you smell.

Posted by: chrisfox8

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

tsk tsk tsk
It is odd to see the party of compassion showing off their true colors.

How many million homes went into foreclosure putting people in the streets since Obama used Mickey & Minney Mouse voters along with the illegal use of taxpayer money known as the Acorn gate scandal?

Nothing but malicious drool and spit for those families, from Dems as we all see now. The B. in Boxer's name certainly doesn't stand for Barbara, after her arrogant rant on a standing General.
Yes, you are all too good for, and above Americans now.
No election cycle to worry about?

I guess the Dems acorns really don't need a base with Mickey and Minnie mouse voting everywhere and often, now, do they?

Many of the new homeless were Dems. you realize, or didn't you?

Posted by: dottydo | June 18, 2009 3:55 PM | Report abuse

(*chuckle*)

"there you go again"

You guys have overused the "appeasement" thing, better stop using it or you'll start to give "appeasement" a good name, as you've already done with "socialism" (thanks for that, by the way).

Also thanks for stating that you believe there could be a "winner" in a nuclear war. The winners would be those who had a quick clean incineration death, the losers would be the "survivors" waiting to see whether it was radiation sickness (close) or leukemia (farther) that killed them after a few months.

You are sick as hell.

Posted by: chrisfox8

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Yeah, I figured I could rope a dope bubba with that one. And as it turns out it was even easier than I imagined.

Guess we will have to apply a downward revision to our estimation of the neo-con's cerebral evolution.

Posted by: htruman | June 18, 2009 3:51 PM | Report abuse

I wondeer if the Japanese think they were the winners in the one nuclear war that ever happened. the one that the Lib authorized. you remember, after all that appeasement in the 30s. and the paltry attempts at socialism to correct a minor downturn, resulting in liberal economic effects, also known as a depression.

Pretty much always the case when libs take over, depression, sneak attacts, global war on dictators after appeasement, giant ineffective bankrupting socialist programs that will never die. And the ignorant loons on this site can't wait.

Posted by: king_of_zouk | June 18, 2009 3:51 PM | Report abuse

BWAHAHAHAH! Bush-Wacked again!

Look at Bush's face -- is that a valium & scotch smirk or an oxycontin smirk? -- or is it just the vacant, mindless smirk of a brain dead moron?

It's amazing that Bush can show his face in public again -- one very confused little man who did more damage to the USA and killed more innocent people than Bin Laden ever dreamed of.

Reich Marshal Cheney disappears and suddenly Bozo pops up all full of wisdom after-the-fact and all back of the bus -- classic!

.

Posted by: Frank57 | June 18, 2009 3:49 PM | Report abuse

At least us "libtards" don't operate under the notion that we can win a nuclear war "because we're America".

That perverted fantasy belongs to you my little neo-con friend.


Posted by: htruman | June 18, 2009 3:31 PM | Report abuse

I would rather win a nuclear war than lose one my cowardly liberal infidel. Prevention not appeasement. Got anymore bright statements? lol

Posted by: cschotta1

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Sigh...............

And that's why nobody (except for angry poor white trash) cares what you have to say. Thank you for confirming that you are a hyper-emotional ideologue.

Boy, next time I get called in to evaluate a prospective acquisition for my company or have to evaluate the nuances of a relative arbitrage trade I'll be sure to seek you counsel.

Nnnnnnnnnnoooooooooooooooottttttttttttt!!!

Posted by: htruman | June 18, 2009 3:47 PM | Report abuse

LIBERALISM....A true mental disorder!

Posted by: cschotta1

The etymology of the word "liberal" can be found here:

http://www.spiritus-temporis.com/liberalism/etymology.html

The traditional meaning of liberalism is "tending in favor of freedom and democracy"

As opposed to Bush-style fascism meaning an authoritarian, intolerant and nationalistic system of government.

see http://www.askoxford.com/concise_oed/fascism?view=uk

But of course, this is standard English usage. Bush supporters are too stupid for conventional English usage and have opted for their own idiosyncratic use of language that can only be understood when they talk to each other (Republican ebonics).

Posted by: Renu1 | June 18, 2009 3:44 PM | Report abuse

I would rather win a nuclear war than lose one my cowardly liberal infidel. Prevention not appeasement.

==

(*chuckle*)

"there you go again"

You guys have overused the "appeasement" thing, better stop using it or you'll start to give "appeasement" a good name, as you've already done with "socialism" (thanks for that, by the way).

Also thanks for stating that you believe there could be a "winner" in a nuclear war. The winners would be those who had a quick clean incineration death, the losers would be the "survivors" waiting to see whether it was radiation sickness (close) or leukemia (farther) that killed them after a few months.

You are sick as hell.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 18, 2009 3:43 PM | Report abuse

After reading almost all the comments, I feel compelled to add mine. There is a good saying in spanish, and it fits perfectly to describe w: "W es como el intestino grueso, todo lo que toca lo hace mierda!" Good luck translating that.

Posted by: jarl66@msn.com | June 18, 2009 3:38 PM | Report abuse

North Korea may fire a long-range ballistic missile toward Hawaii in early July, a Japanese news report said Thursday, as Russia and China urged the regime to return to international disarmament talks on its rogue nuclear program. The missile, believed to be a Taepodong-2 with a range of up to 4,000 miles, would be launched from North Korea's Dongchang-ni site on the northwestern coast, said the Yomiuri daily, Japan's top-selling newspaper.


this is what Obambi foreign policy has wrought. Carter 2.0

Posted by: king_of_zouk | June 18, 2009 3:38 PM | Report abuse

At least us "libtards" don't operate under the notion that we can win a nuclear war "because we're America".

That perverted fantasy belongs to you my little neo-con friend.


Posted by: htruman | June 18, 2009 3:31 PM | Report abuse

I would rather win a nuclear war than lose one my cowardly liberal infidel. Prevention not appeasement. Got anymore bright statements? lol

Posted by: cschotta1 | June 18, 2009 3:38 PM | Report abuse

White House - Two days after President Barack Obama told the American Medical Association that in some countries a single-payer health care system ''works pretty well,'' the White House reaffirmed that people in those countries liked their health care, but also said it did not know to which countries the president was referring. ''I don’t know exactly the countries.

typical Lib clarity and precise thinking.

Posted by: king_of_zouk | June 18, 2009 3:37 PM | Report abuse

During the Bush administration, do you recall the MSM ever describing a gay rights group such as the Human Rights Campaign as ''far-left''? Neither do I. To the contrary, such organizations were sympathetically portrayed as proponents of mainstream values. But let such groups criticize Pres. Obama and—what do you know?—the MSM suddenly decides they're ''far-left.''

Posted by: king_of_zouk | June 18, 2009 3:36 PM | Report abuse

I had no idea that outside of an ACORN meeting or DNC rally there could be so much concentrated ignorance from the left. for some reason the Libs think it shows how smart they are to publish moronic quips about bush. all the while using him to absorb all the faults of their new messiah. Interesting that Obimbo changed so little he inherited from bush, yet now it is all OK.

That is what is euphamistically called Dem intelligence.

Posted by: king_of_zouk | June 18, 2009 3:31 PM | Report abuse

LIBERALISM....A true mental disorder!

Posted by: cschotta1

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Listening to hate radio 24/7, "the only way to get to heaven".

Posted by: htruman | June 18, 2009 3:19 PM | Report abuse

Nope-I just live in your typical US city run by democRATS: high crime, uneducated minorities, poorly run schools, high taxes, food stamp fraud, etc....
In other words, I live in reality and face the failures that liberalism brings! Reality sux, eh lib?

"Mamma don't let your babies grow-up to be liberals, coz they'll never leave home and they're always stoned, and spending your hard earned cash!"

Posted by: cschotta1

------------------------------------------

Yyyyaaaaaaaawwwwwwwnnnnnnnnnnnnnn


.........Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

And feudal hierarchies (your preferred mode of societal structure) suck even more.

At least us "libtards" don't operate under the notion that we can win a nuclear war "because we're America".

That perverted fantasy belongs to you my little neo-con friend.

Posted by: htruman | June 18, 2009 3:31 PM | Report abuse

Maybe it's not an act. Maybe Bush really is stupid. Apparently he still believes that the private sector doesn't need government regulation. Bush always had that quality of totally ignoring the evidence in favor of his mindless ideology. He would make a lousy scientist (a lousy President too).

Posted by: Renu1 | June 18, 2009 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Is there a drudge link to this column or something? Where is all this riff-raff coming from?

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 18, 2009 3:28 PM | Report abuse

The difference Obama
did not
GIVE it away
Did not
Lose it AWay
and has
It Accounted for
and
Getting it back..

SUCH as
BY
Making sure you Offshore Banking Dudes pay your taxes...

Fei Hu


Posted by: Fei_Hu
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Fei_Hu Fei_Hu Fei_hu

Obama is over, just like Bush was.
He lost the very last of his remaining looney left base.
Gays and PETA are even walking out.


Smart people left both corrupt "war chest"
"Power torch" nepotisitc cronyism parties.

The people are changing their voter registration to Independent Party to create a voice enmasse, that Congress cannot any longer ignore (like they did all the bailout and porkulous mail).


Th only thing left now is the exposure of Obama and Vera Baker, and the swearing in of Joe Biden, who actually is a Constitutionally defined citizen.

It will be nice to see the hard working First lady Biden gracing the people's house.

The Country is ready for it.

Posted by: dottydo | June 18, 2009 3:27 PM | Report abuse

LIBERALISM....A true mental disorder!

Posted by: cschotta1

----------------------------------------

Listening to hate radio 24/7, "the only way to get to heaven".

Posted by: htruman | June 18, 2009 3:19 PM | Report abuse

Nope-I just live in your typical US city run by democRATS: high crime, uneducated minorities, poorly run schools, high taxes, food stamp fraud, etc....
In other words, I live in reality and face the failures that liberalism brings! Reality sux, eh lib?

"Mamma don't let your babies grow-up to be liberals, coz they'll never leave home and they're always stoned, and spending your hard earned cash!"

Posted by: cschotta1 | June 18, 2009 3:26 PM | Report abuse

George?
George?
Are you drinking again, George?

Posted by: Tomcat3 | June 18, 2009 3:24 PM | Report abuse

The astute awareness and brilliant media presentation of the Washinton Post putting these pictures of Obama and Bush side-by-side is breathtaking.

I took one look and found it unnecessary to even read and digest the story.

My message to George W Bush is in a language he understands:

Go back down your hole and hide but remember to tell not a 'soul' your whereabouts.

Posted by: coiaorguk | June 18, 2009 3:21 PM | Report abuse

I thought only dogs wore expressions like that.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 18, 2009 3:20 PM | Report abuse

LIBERALISM....A true mental disorder!

Posted by: cschotta1

----------------------------------------

Listening to hate radio 24/7, "the only way to get to heaven".

Posted by: htruman | June 18, 2009 3:19 PM | Report abuse

Leave it to Bush to keep pushing a failed doctrine. Nothing free about "free enterprise" when it requires trillions in a federal bailout devised and implemented by Bush himself.

One would perhaps think that a man who tossed out trillions to rescue "private enterprise" from collapse would think twice about celebrating the achievements such enterprise can provide for the American economy....

But not our George!

Posted by: anne3 | June 18, 2009 3:18 PM | Report abuse

The Bush-Cheney talking points about everything are just so glib.

Yeah, yeah, the public sector is evil.

Yeah, yeah, taxes are always evil, and, like you and your credit cards, the government doesn't really have to pay for anything.

Yeah, yeah, I can spend my money better than the government can.

Yeah, yeah, it wasn't torture because it worked.

Yeah, yeah, we can't have the inexpensive health care the rest of the world has because it's "socialist".

Yeah, yeah, there's no difference between "socialism" and "Stalinism". I know, I know.

Yeah, yeah, it doesn't matter what any of these "-isms" actually mean, because I'm probably dumb - and just like torturing the people at Guantanamo, we don't have to look too closely at anything that is bad. Because, I mean, Jesus doesn't like bad things.

I feel sick. And bored. I feel sick and bored all at once.

Posted by: PMartini | June 18, 2009 3:17 PM | Report abuse

"Imagine no liberals, what a wonderful world it would be!"

Posted by: cschotta1

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But then whose federal tax dollars would you mooch off of csblahblah?

Posted by: htruman | June 18, 2009 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Quit your whining you POS liberal. Thank God we had a president that did whatever it took to protect this country, unlike the magic NE GRO, who wants to appease the world's dictators.

==

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a Republican in the house.

(pause)

Someone call Orkin.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 18, 2009 3:08 PM | Report abuse

Is that the best you got?

LIBERALISM....A true mental disorder!

Posted by: cschotta1 | June 18, 2009 3:14 PM | Report abuse

The private sector is why we are in this mess in the first place. Left to run rampant, and uncontrolled, they created financial products that no one understood, and as the profits rolled in, the entire thing snowballed. No matter that no one realized it was a house of cards - Business is All! Capitalism is King!

Now, all those who created the mess have a big fat pocketbook while those who can least afford a recession are out of jobs.

Oh, by the way, Saint Ronnie Reagan used a teleprompter. So did Bush, Sr, Bush jr & Clinton. Now, can we all guess who had every advantage to give a decent speech and still blew it?

Posted by: MichelleKinPA | June 18, 2009 3:12 PM | Report abuse

The headline should have read:

MOSQUITO BITES ELEPHANT ON BUTT!
Or
SECOND HOUSE FLY ATTACKS PRESIDENT

Posted by: BBear1 | June 18, 2009 3:09 PM | Report abuse


If Bush's faith in his beloved Private Sector is so great, then why did many of their CEOs come to him for a bailout and why did he give it?

I'm not thrilled about TARP and the government involvement in the auto industry, but "he started it". I know, it's not his fault, he was only listening to his advisors.

He also helped to expand the government's role in health care by creating a Medicare prescription drug benefit.

If only he was able to privatize Social Security before the economic downturn.

Posted by: vasstlee | June 18, 2009 3:09 PM | Report abuse

thanks God that America has you president Bush, because with Obama America is so weak. look at North Korea.

Posted by: memi_lover | June 18, 2009 3:08 PM | Report abuse

Obama must be paying Bush to criticize him. What politician could ask for a better gift?

Posted by: PepperDr | June 18, 2009 3:05 PM | Report abuse

That's what I was waiting for.

Rush is going to wet his pants, he is so excited.

Hannity and Beck having new fudder for their hate and fear mongering

O'Reilly is very thankful that his 'ol Buddy still kicking behind (although not realizing HIS OWN)

And G van Susteren can't get her ugly smile of her face (poor husband; he deserved better)

And Ann Coulter having the ORGASM of her life

And all the poor right wing nuts think their are so smart (WRONG ARSEHOLES)

Posted by: mackiejw | June 18, 2009 3:05 PM | Report abuse

"I don't believe that -- persuasion isn't going to work"

Ahhh, the dubya style double negative...only briefly interrupted by a classic bewildered pause. Cant say I miss it, but he does dish out some good ones.

Posted by: trident420 | June 18, 2009 3:04 PM | Report abuse

No one cares what Bush has to say about anything. Why is this even news?

Posted by: marSF | June 18, 2009 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Cause he's the decider and

ummmmm

hem

ha

errr ah ummmmm

he gets to DECIDE!!

Posted by: htruman | June 18, 2009 3:02 PM | Report abuse

Obama will be judged the worst.He's already spent more the GW. Carter will be a close second. GW faced more crisis than any President since FDR.

Posted by: jschmidt2 | June 18, 2009 3:01 PM | Report abuse

someone so idiotic he drew a blank trying to repeat a simple homily about being fooled twice.

==

No, he didn't draw a blank. Correctly uttered the homily includes the admission that the speaker was fooled. Bush couldn't bring himself to say those words, any more than he could bring himself to come up with any mistakes he'd made as president.

The guy is so insecure it's comical.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 18, 2009 3:00 PM | Report abuse

The best indicator yet that Obama is doing exactly the right things.

Posted by: monk4hall | June 18, 2009 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Why isn't Bush in jail? He sacrificed the lives of thousands of our soldiers to get revenge on Saddam for puttin' out a hit on his Dad!

Posted by: ScamfortheRich | June 18, 2009 2:56 PM | Report abuse

No-one ever lost a dime "misunderestimating" the stupidity of geo w bush, someone so idiotic he drew a blank trying to repeat a simple homily about being fooled twice. In actual fact, bush has been repeatedly bamboozled by everyone in his own administration, including his top advisor and vice-president. The late Ed Wynn was called "the perfect fool", but all titles change hands and all records are eventually broken. It goes without saying those who voted for an imbecile are not too smart themselves... :)

Posted by: tontosage | June 18, 2009 2:53 PM | Report abuse

Let Bush deliver his chuckleheaded critiques to American Enterprise Institute and Heritage Foundation and the other right-wing falsehood mills. Let him compare himself to Churchill and Truman in front of people too busy counting all the cash he handed over to them out of the treasury to listen to what he's saying. They'll still applaud at the scripted breaks.

Nothing to see here, just a disgraced buffoon who still thinks he matters.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 18, 2009 2:53 PM | Report abuse

You got the scoop on this news story ahead of AP and the WP hard news journalists?

That must mean it is not news, just fuzz and buzz. I mean, what is GWB going to say if he's giving a speech to Rotarians in PA? Our "news cycle" would be much slimmer and healthier without "The Fix" and "Media Notes".

Absolutely no added value!

Posted by: walden1 | June 18, 2009 2:53 PM | Report abuse

if you ever doubted the prez's decisions,you can now be confident that the cheney-bush misadministration finds problems with it. the very best endorsement that could ever happen.bushlite had a chance to stay out of the repugs self destruction bandwagon,but no, cheney gave him the ok and off he goes. thanks repugs just what we need to boost the prez's policies. lastly, please don't insult ken and barbie, they both have more intelligence than grandma palin and flightsuit bush.

Posted by: ninnafaye | June 18, 2009 2:53 PM | Report abuse

GWBush forgets that he was the worst President in American history. He started illegal and unnecessary wars, repeatedly violated the Constitution and was the principal cause of America's grave economic crisis. He should keep his mouth shut.

Posted by: dsrobins | June 18, 2009 2:51 PM | Report abuse

Release the torture pictures, rel;ease the memo's authorizing torture, release the intelligence for the runup to the War in Iraq, and release the rest of the lies the Bush Administration offered to the poublic including rendition of private citizens to fore8ign countries to be tortured by the Syriansd, and other countries that we accuse of committing torture.

let the CIA explain their torture program publically, and allow the trials of Gitmo detainees to be sen publically so we can all hear how we tortured innocent people into believing they are enemies of the State.

Open the books on George W. Bush as he has opened the door on hismelf and Dick "shoot em in the head" Cheney's policies of torture and while we are at it let's look into the energy meeting between Dick Cheney and the Oil Companies that have led to the highest profist inthe history of business.

Open the books and shut up Cheny, Bush, Rice, Rumsfield, and the rest of the torture crew.

Patrick

Posted by: patmatthews | June 18, 2009 2:49 PM | Report abuse

In other newsworthy events, Professor Paris Hilton is out with a scathing critique of current trends in subatomic physics research.

Posted by: B2O2 | June 18, 2009 2:49 PM | Report abuse

George W Bush was a complete failure. He invaded the wrong country, never found Osama Binladen, let the banks, levys, and Wall Street go out of control, and picked the least popular VP in US history. George W Bush should go back to taking the nap in Texas he took while in 8 years of office as President. John McCain was correct when he was against torture before he was for it. this makes about as much sense as Matt Milen, former GM of The Detroit Lions, and worst in NFL history being an analyst in the TV Booth. Go Away "W", you had your chance and laid a big egg on all of us.

Posted by: dkummer1 | June 18, 2009 2:46 PM | Report abuse

Highwaybluesoccer thinks that . . .

George Bush kept us safe.

Was that a joke? Did you miss 9/11? (Condi Rice was apparently too distracted to take Tenet's warnings seriously.)

Did you miss the optional war in Iraq? Total: over 4,000 Americans dead.

It must be nice to live your life disconnected from reality.

Posted by: trace1 | June 18, 2009 2:45 PM | Report abuse

As to the issues which GWB has now raised, he had the opportunity to implement his policies concerning them and it neither appears they worked nor left the nation in a better situation than when he took office.

Given GWB's present lack of popularity, it is likely that many Americans eschew his positions on the issues which he discussed.

I certainly would rather have Obama rather than GWB in office at this time. I never regarded GWB as being competent or capable leader. For that matter, GWB was never a leader in the true sense of the word. I suspect the vast majority of Americans agree.

Posted by: brwntrt | June 18, 2009 2:43 PM | Report abuse

This might sound odd: What are the major differences between the two at this moment? Let's see:
Bush created TARP and executed the initial bailout of the Big Two. Obama carried on. Both believe in privatising profits and socializing risk.

Bush doubled the debt - Obama plans to do the same. 5T to 10T and 10T to 20T.

Bush "surged" in Iraq. Obama "surged" in Afghanistan. Obama owns that war now.

Bush overreached executive powers in many ways - Obama carries on.

Bush opened secretive prisons around the world. Obama will keep them open for business with the exception of Gitmo, Ever hear about Baghram plans?

I know. I know - Obama is smart and we don't have to deal with all that born again nonsense. Some good things for stem-cell research, Same sex couples are better off - but really what are the serious differences. Oh, please don't say healthcare - while their minds are in different places, 10 years from now it will still be a disaster.

Maybe it is time for a 3rd party in this country.

end of rant.

Posted by: 6664U | June 18, 2009 2:42 PM | Report abuse

Based on Bush's experience handling government and the results he produced for the country I would agree with him. You cannnot trust the government and especially the president to do anything right. Incompetence merely produces more incompetence. The man is a moron who has reduced this country to crisis. That he has the nerve to show his face much less criticize anyone is just further evidence of that.

Posted by: Skept | June 18, 2009 2:42 PM | Report abuse

haahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha...

bush critiquing President Obama...


hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

Posted by: John1263 | June 18, 2009 2:41 PM | Report abuse

Jimmy Carter was the first to break the unwritten code that former presidents keep their mouths shut and not criticize the incumbent president. Decorum, custom and good manners meant nothing to him.

All presidents are concerned with their legacy and place in history. Bush is entitled to his free speech, however, it is still in poor taste for former presidents to criticize the incumbent.

Posted by: alance | June 18, 2009 2:41 PM | Report abuse

Dear God, please let the Republicans include George The Dumber in its cast of cartoon characters that now speak for the GOP

It just gets better and better with Rove, Cheney, Limbaugh, Gringrinch, Bishop Romney, Ensign, hateful Hannity, Father O'Reilly and the whole odious cast of RNC Fox News.

George the Dumber regularly spouting off would be the icing on the bitter, critical, negative, bigoted GOP cake

Posted by: coloradodog | June 18, 2009 2:38 PM | Report abuse

dottydo wrote: "There is only one man less popular than Bush was when he left....Obama."

If your intention was to prove you have no idea what you are talking about: Success!

Figures you'd support Bush, if that's what passes for intelligent analysis where you come from.

Posted by: nodebris |

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>..
I have no support for Bush, he bacame an arrogant idiot.

I have no support for Obama who sufferes the same problem.

The difference is one is out of power and was not part of the last election at all.

The other needs to be placed on infinite medical relief of duty for NPD sociopathic dual profiles.

I have stated that voters are left with Government controlling them, rather than the people represented by Government.

I don't think I am stuttering when I say the remedy is for "the People" to change their voter registration to Idependent Party to pull the electoral college rug out from under both Corrupt Nepotistic Crony power torch war chest Partys.

There is no doubt that Acorn describes your politics.

Posted by: dottydo | June 18, 2009 2:38 PM | Report abuse

We learned that dottydo has a wireless internet connection for her laptop.

==

Her shopping cart is parked next to the entrance of the public library, piggybacking their wifi. They won't let her inside anymore, she bothers people trying to read and yells a lot. Something about the Messiah and birth certificates and teleprompters. So she sits on a broken folding chair and blogs.

On the internet, nobody knows how bad you smell.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 18, 2009 2:38 PM | Report abuse

Attention David Axelrod, Rahm Emanuel: Is POTUS Aware?

BUSH LEGACY EXTRAJUDICIAL TARGETING AND PUNISHMENT MATRIX THREATENS OBAMA AGENDA.

WHEN WILL POTUS RECOGNIZE THE ENEMIES WITHIN THAT BUSH AND CHENEY LEFT BEHIND?

***

"When you see the abuse of power, you've got to speak."

-- VP candidate Joseph Biden, Aug. 27, 2008, Democratic National Convention


***

THE BUSH-ERA EXTRAJUDICIAL PUNISHMENT NETWORK:

AN IDEOLOGICALLY-DRIVEN SOCIAL PURGE THAT VIOLATES THE HUMAN AND CIVIL RIGHTS OF INNOCENT BUT 'TARGETED' U.S. CITIZENS...

ON THE STREETS OF NYC, DC, PHILLY, BOSTON...

...AND IN CITIES AND TOWNS ACROSS AMERICA.

And federal citizen volunteer programs fund the "community gang stalkers" who are terrorizing their neighbors with covertly implanted GPS tracking devices as police look the other way...

...harassing, vandalizing, destroying their livelihoods as their health is degraded by widely-deployed microwave radiation ("directed energy") weapons -- the long-anticipated (and feared) weaponization of the electromagnetic spectrum.

And Congress and the mainstream media are largely unaware.

A parallel array of federal "programs of personal financial destruction" slowly decimate the family finances of "target" families -- surely a factor in the mortgage meltdown that precipitated the global financial crisis.

And Congress and the mainstream media are largely unaware.

When victims complain, they are told there is "nothing to investigate."

True -- because federal and local authorities KNOW ALL ABOUT IT.

Will Congress, the national press corps, and Team Obama wake up and realize that democracy and human rights are being stolen at the GRASSROOTS?


http://nowpublic.com/world/gestapo-usa-govt-funded-vigilante-network-terrorizes-america

OR (if links are corrupted / disabled):

http://NowPublic.com/scrivener

Posted by: scrivener50 | June 18, 2009 2:36 PM | Report abuse

yeah im going to listen to a man that will go down as the worst president in history if not the worst maybe second .

Posted by: donaldtucker | June 18, 2009 2:36 PM | Report abuse

Sounds like a brok brok brok broken record.

Posted by: whocares666 | June 18, 2009 2:34 PM | Report abuse

"You can spend your money better than the government can spend your money," says Bush.

This is a "critique"? It's more like a fortune cookie proverb. This was stated as to the government being directly involved in attempting to alleviate the economic crisis via TARP funding and recent exertion of financial control and ownership of large banking institutions.

The brutal truth is we are ALL to blame for this crisis by overspending our own means. We said yes to rediculous loan terms and allowed our politicos to deregulate lending practices plus a few greedy CFO's to retain their incentive bonues. All this while stocks fell faster than Bush's approval ratings. It's not just the lenders who contributed to this mess, but a status quo of attaining American wealth by any means within a corrupt economic system.

Of course its easy to challenge Obama's response to the financial crisis - but it's a far more complex issue than arguing against it based on a traditional capitalist credo. There are different times, requiring emergency resolutions of a unique and sudden nature - breaking conventions and normalcies to prevent a total breakdown of the economy leading to a full scale depression.

Argue methodology and the type of fix required as you will, but that's not the point. Bush's statement once again demonstrates just how out of touch he is and has been during his tenure as President. And it shows how ineffective a conservative approach to a major problem can be, especially post game.

I don't hate Bush merely because it's hip to do so or because it is a popular topic of conversation at the office water cooler. Nor am I judging Obama to be the savior considering his small period of time as the presiding President.

Every time this man talks he just makes me cringe as to his inferior intelligence, his fundamental misunderstand of what's going on and his usual lack of original thought. That's what I'm saying here.

-jim

Posted by: JimGoldbloom1 | June 18, 2009 2:33 PM | Report abuse

dottydo wrote:
Obamaland = Living life large living in your car.
-----------------------
So, to borrow from Dan Patrick, what did we learn today?

We learned that dottydo has a wireless internet connection for her laptop.

Posted by: hamptontonyc | June 18, 2009 2:32 PM | Report abuse

chrisfox8,
Add these words to your vocabulary.

==

Don't talk to me.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 18, 2009 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Actually, I don't blame Bush. Obama has recently been making statements that stretch the truth. For instance: I heard Obama say on TV that he "inherited this deficit"...well, he inherited a deficit, then proceeded to triple it, LOL.

Posted by: dcpsychic | June 18, 2009 2:31 PM | Report abuse

hamptontony,
Sorry, I don't make up polls using Acorns and Mickey and Minnie mouse to pretend things and popularity like Obamaland does.

Posted by: dottydo | June 18, 2009 2:30 PM | Report abuse

For those new here, "dottydo" is the on-call troll of the day. This alleged person is another of those "American Independent Party" whack jobs. If you want to get a little closer to the "mind" of a truly idiotic and nasty low-information uh person, go take a look at this cretin's comment page. You might want to get a basin in front of you first.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 18, 2009 2:30 PM | Report abuse

dottydo wrote: "There is only one man less popular than Bush was when he left....Obama."

If your intention was to prove you have no idea what you are talking about: Success!

Figures you'd support Bush, if that's what passes for intelligent analysis where you come from.

Posted by: nodebris | June 18, 2009 2:27 PM | Report abuse

chrisfox8,
Add these words to your vocabulary.

SWINE FLU JANET.

&

Obamaland = Living life large living in your car.

Posted by: dottydo | June 18, 2009 2:27 PM | Report abuse

When I saw the shopping cart full of cast-offs parked outside the public library, I knew there would be a crazy lady in a gypsy dress and a dozen brightly colored scarves seated at the computer. By the rakish tilt of her tin-foil hat, the fixed grin and the thousand-mile stare I knew that...

Dotty-do was on the airwaves!

Posted by: willandjansdad1 | June 18, 2009 2:25 PM | Report abuse

Hey dottydo:

Please to reference the poll you used as the source for last post?

Posted by: hamptontonyc | June 18, 2009 2:25 PM | Report abuse

"Waaahhhh! Its was like that when I got here!!!!...." Lets hope Bambi learns to grow a pair

Posted by: luca_20009 | June 18, 2009 2:25 PM | Report abuse

dottydo wrote:
... and attempt to try POWS under our laws..
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They are not POWs they are 'Enemy Combatants'.

Did you miss the memo?


Posted by: hamptontonyc
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Even Vietnam's dictators were not so stupid as to try the Enemy Combatant aka detainee aka POW John Mc Cain.

Back then, we thought they really sucked as a Country, but now they seem far wiser than the current Oval office and Hill du jour.

Posted by: dottydo | June 18, 2009 2:24 PM | Report abuse

When I saw the shopping cart full of cast-offs parked outside the public library, I knew there would be a crazy lady in a gypsy dress and a dozen brightly colored scarves seated at the computer. By the rakish tilt of her tin-foil hat, the fixed grin and the thousand-mile stare I knew that...

Dotty-do was on the airwaves!

Posted by: willandjansdad1 | June 18, 2009 2:24 PM | Report abuse

hahahaha like a gun nut afraid of the mythical Sadistic Intruder, you can count down the seconds until some knucklewalker pulls out the "Bush Kept Us Safe" dodge.

Like we're supposed to forget all about the PDB warning of Al Qaida plans to use airliners to attack buildings 'cause he was more interested in some missile shield retread at the time.

Like we're supposed to forget that there have been more terrorist incidents in the eight years since 9/11 than in the eight years before.

See the next TheFix about Americans' restored long-term memory. This revisionist crap doesn't work anymore. Bush has the believability of a car salesman with shaking hands and a three-day beard with scorch marks in it.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 18, 2009 2:24 PM | Report abuse

The postal service created a stamp with a picture of president bush,The stamp was not sticking to the envelopes.This enraged the president,who demanded a full investigation.After a month of testing a special presidential commission presented the following findings.....1) the stamp is in perfect order 2)there is nothing wrong with the applied adhesive 3)people are spitting on the wrong side....lollllll (anybody know any good bush jokes please post them):)

Posted by: smorrow | June 18, 2009 2:22 PM | Report abuse

So what if 72% believe that the obama "inherited" the economy as it is now, that does not make it true. He opened every speech with his now infamous "I inherited this mess" and the sheeple believed him. Now let's see the same sheeple explain the current situation which is wholly owned by the Democrats whether they choose to admit it or not. In less than 100 days this potus more than tripled the debt of all other presidents combined. And he has shown no indication of slowing down.
Maybe it's time you all stopped your blatting long enough to look around and see what you've done to our nation by electing this bad joke of a president. Chicago politics at it's best and you all fell for it!

Posted by: cathyjs | June 18, 2009 2:22 PM | Report abuse

There is only one man less popular than Bush was when he left....Obama.

Posted by: dottydo | June 18, 2009 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Who is Bush to tell anyone about how to run a presidency? He's the guy who ran this country into the ground through his bad decisions and lies.He's had his chance now its time for George W. Bush to just go away.

Posted by: OhMy | June 18, 2009 2:19 PM | Report abuse

All we did was replace a bad president with a worse one.

And bad as they both are, their Chicken Little fan clubs are worse by far.

Posted by: nlynnc | June 18, 2009 2:19 PM | Report abuse

dottydo wrote:
... and attempt to try POWS under our laws..
---------------------
They are not POWs they are 'Enemy Combatants'.

Did you miss the memo?

Posted by: hamptontonyc | June 18, 2009 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Good to see you George, more refreshing than seeing obama eating hamburgers, tacos and killing flies. You are so right about how we can spend our money alot better than the Government can. Alot of people woukd like to blame you for everything, but those are the people that are weak, you kept us safe, and for that GOD BLESS YOU FOREVER.

Posted by: highwaybluesoccer | June 18, 2009 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Bush should really leave the Republican talking points to someone who is more articulate and more attractive, like Sarah Palin.

==

Plumbing aside, they're completely interchangeable. They both speak in clichés, they're both incapable of learning or logic, neither reads.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 18, 2009 2:16 PM | Report abuse

To dottydo:

Bush stopped listening to his own people the moment he signed No Child Left Behind. Please to read the following excerpt from the 1996 GOP platform:

"Our formula is as simple as it is sweeping: the federal government has no constitutional authority to be involved in school curricula or to control jobs in the work place. That is why we will abolish the Department of Education, end federal meddling in our schools, and promote family choice at all levels of learning. We therefore call for prompt repeal of the Goals 2000 program and the School-To-Work Act of 1994, which put new federal controls, as well as unfunded mandates, on the States. We further urge that federal attempts to impose outcome- or performance-based education on local schools be ended."

Posted by: hamptontonyc | June 18, 2009 2:16 PM | Report abuse

Bush is correct when he says "you can spend your money better than the government." He proved it ringing up $11 Trillion in debt.

The part he leaves out is that his policies put the people's money in the hands of the hands of the defense industry, the pharmaceutical industry, the HMO's, the Wall Street barons, and not last and certainly not least, the oil industry. There's nothing left for the people.

With a tax policy that drove up debt and sent millions of jobs to China and India, the people don't have the money. The 44,000 companies that have stashed their lucre from eight years in offshore bank accounts, have robbed the banks of the reserves to provide credit to small business.

I don't even think Bush got "C" in economics when he was in school, he certainly failed as a president.

Posted by: EndTheSpin | June 18, 2009 2:15 PM | Report abuse

Bush should really leave the Republican talking points to someone who is more articulate and more attractive, like Sarah Palin.

Posted by: mrcoldmiser | June 18, 2009 2:14 PM | Report abuse

Idiot speaks. World yawns. Thank God that war criminal and election thief is no longer our president.

Posted by: havok26
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
True that ...let's be rid of Acorn Mickey and Minnie mouse elected thieves, who bomb in Pakistan without Congressional approval, and attempt to try POWS under our laws, who run amok like Hitler wanting to "rule the World", while they lead the Country into horrible decline.

Posted by: dottydo | June 18, 2009 2:14 PM | Report abuse

So Boy Blunder finally arrives to be at the side of the Dark Blight.

Posted by: hitpoints | June 18, 2009 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Earth to George W. Bush....about two-thirds of the American people didn't care what you had to say when you were president and believe you me, they sure as he*l don't care now.

Posted by: Bob22003 | June 18, 2009 2:12 PM | Report abuse

Bush stopped listening to the people in his second four years.
Obama stopped listening two minutes after he was elected.
Bush never used the Words "I" , but said "the American people" a lot.

Obama is NPD sociopathic dual profiles, and will leave only victims in his wake.
It is all "I" out of his mouth.

Both have lost support of the people, but only one is needing medical stand down.

W is gone.
Now we Need O doing nothing but enjoying his theraphy sessions to understand his condition.

Posted by: dottydo | June 18, 2009 2:07 PM | Report abuse

Anyone who thinks Americans know anything about their own self-interest REALLY needs to get out more.

If you really believe this piece of conceit, get in your Escalade and head out to a mall. Take a look at all the obese, near-comatose shoppers, wandering around with the obvious deliberate purpose of flies on the ceiling. Their legs barely moving, their eyes half-open and glazed, drawn to the color and the motion and no idea what they came for.

What complete nonsense.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 18, 2009 2:07 PM | Report abuse

Bush criticizing Obama is possibly the best thing that could happen for Obama. Bush was so bad as President that his criticism really has the effect of an endorsement of Obama's moves.

Posted by: joemomma3 | June 18, 2009 2:05 PM | Report abuse

Looking forward to zouk's response to The Fix's next post:

The Most Important Number in Politics Today
Seventy-two percent.

That's the number of people in the new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll who say that President Obama inherited the "current economic conditions" gripping the country as compared to just 14 percent who said the situation was the result mostly of his policies.

Posted by: bsimon1 | June 18, 2009 2:05 PM | Report abuse

The former president Bush critiques Obamas policy, interesting. Lets see, Bush lied to the American people and to the world about WMD in Iraq.Lets see,went to war in Afghan with about 800 special forces to caputure Bin Laden and let him basically get away. Lets see another thing Bush did, oh yeah refused to allow more children have health insurance, one of few bills he ever vetoed.Lets see,oh yeah watched the economy fall into complete disarray while, again, lying to Americans about the state of the economy. Well we all get the point, Bush should not critique Obamas policies. The former president was a complete failure in his policies, domestic and international and history will judge him harshly. The former president started two wars he could not finish, destroyed the economy in the process, tarnished his name and his families name in politics probably forever. The former president has the right to speak but he should stick to something he knows about, how to put legos together, color within the lines. The conservatives may be walking around with a smile on their face because Bush spoke but most americans will give Obama his time and ignore the republicans.

Posted by: Realistic2 | June 18, 2009 2:04 PM | Report abuse

Idiot speaks. World yawns. Thank God that war criminal and election thief is no longer our president.

Posted by: havok26 | June 18, 2009 2:04 PM | Report abuse

The former president Bush critiques Obamas policy, interesting. Lets see, Bush lied to the American people and to the world about WMD in Iraq.Lets see,went to war in Afghan with about 800 special forces to caputure Bin Laden and let him basically get away. Lets see another thing Bush did, oh yeah refused to allow more children have health insurance, one of few bills he ever vetoed.Lets see,oh yeah watched the economy fall into complete disarray while, again, lying to Americans about the state of the economy. Well we all get the point, Bush should not critique Obamas ploicies. The former president was a complete failure in his policies, domestic and international and history will judge him harshly. The former president started two wars he could not finish, destroyed the economy in the process, tarnished his name and his families name in politics probably forever. The former president has the right to speak but he should stick to something he knows about, how to put legos together, color within the lines. The conservatives may be walking around with a smile on their face because Bush spoke but most americans will give Obama his time and ignore the republicans.

Posted by: Realistic2 | June 18, 2009 2:02 PM | Report abuse

Americans know how to spend money better than GOVT? Really, I mean really? How did we end up with SUB-PRIME, foreclosure and housing crisis? How did we purchase a GMC Youkon for 1st year no payment and cant not continue payment? On top, what kind people need help from Suzi Orman, who decides for us if we can have a vacation or not? Bush overestimates our financial planning.

Posted by: AdamRahman | June 18, 2009 2:01 PM | Report abuse

Im laughing so much now just imagining flightsuit george becoming the new leader of the party of no-good, yeah george lead them out of the darkess right into the light...the headlights of a freighttrain lol yeahhhh your just what they need to finish them off for the next 2o or more years...you go george!!

Posted by: smorrow | June 18, 2009 2:01 PM | Report abuse

I thought we all collectively agreed that W is no longer relevant.

He was barely relevant as a President.

He didn't keep us safe for 8 years, he made us a target and increased the terrorists will to destroy us by creating his phony policies.

Ugh, I can't read this anymore

Posted by: DannyP1 | June 18, 2009 2:00 PM | Report abuse

Bush and Cheney both just need to keep quiet because they've already proven that they are consistently WRONG. They are the reason that we have all these messes.

Posted by: dcbny | June 18, 2009 2:00 PM | Report abuse

ktcvl writes
"Your statement was good for a laugh. BDS has consumed the liberal brain."

Thanks, it amused me to write it.

Thinking further along those lines, I should warn those looking forward to the end of BDS should consider the longevity of similar outbreaks in order to properly establish expectations. For instance, Clinton Derangement Syndrome seems to be enjoying a resurgence. This particularly virulent strain of derangement was exacerbated first by the first lady's involvement in gov't (health care reform attempts, specifically). When she subsequently ran for public office in her own right, the virus seems to have mutated, and competed with BDS for a period of time. In fact, CDS is still alive and well, though is far less widespread than it once was (for evidence, browse over to the post on her recent elbow break).

I suspect that we haven't yet seen a real Obama derangement syndrome yet, but instead are witnessing a more widespread Liberal Derangement Syndrome right now. It is unclear whether that will mutate into an Obama-specific strain before the 2012 election, or will follow the Bush pattern and save its energy for a 2nd term pandemic.

Posted by: bsimon1 | June 18, 2009 1:59 PM | Report abuse

It's time Pres. Obama took a little vacation of his own to do some Bush clearing.

The snake is only crawling out of his hole because Cheney got a ratings boost.

Posted by: AverageJane | June 18, 2009 1:59 PM | Report abuse

"Bush Derangement Syndrome" has been discovered to be not a unique syndrome at all, but merely a particularly virulent strain of Moron Derangement Syndrome (MDS).

Strangely, about 20% of the population appears to be entirely immune to MDS, and in fact experience pride, elevation and joy in the presence of Morons. Scientists are still perplexed.

Posted by: nodebris | June 18, 2009 1:58 PM | Report abuse

It's nice to see Bush of all people remind us that the TARP was his idea and not a Democratic one.

I think this quote: "Bush reiterated his belief -- espoused repeatedly during his eight years as president -- that the private sector, not the government was the key to growth"

...speaks for itself as far as the reasons and very bad solution for the current crisis.

Posted by: mandrake | June 18, 2009 1:58 PM | Report abuse

Why on earth would anyone with a brain listen to what George W. (for War Criminal) Bush has to say about anything?

Posted by: cryhavoc | June 18, 2009 1:57 PM | Report abuse

Bush didn't use a teleprompter. He couldn't...it displays words -- not cartoons

Posted by: blh123 | June 18, 2009 1:57 PM | Report abuse

"Bush...insisted that closing the detention center at Guantanamo Bay was a bad idea."

Before he left office BUSH HIMSELF called for the closing of Gitmo. What a fatuous embarrassment.

Posted by: johndog | June 18, 2009 1:56 PM | Report abuse

Bush broke economy to prove that GOVT cant fix things. He is the guy who screwed virtually eveything he touched and now he knows how to fix? LOL

Posted by: AdamRahman | June 18, 2009 1:55 PM | Report abuse

If we could hold an election today, pitting Bush-Cheney agains Obama-Biden, Obama would get at least 70%.

Posted by: frankmanning | June 18, 2009 1:55 PM | Report abuse

By "harsh interrogation techniques" you mean torture, right?

Posted by: Carmen3 | June 18, 2009 1:54 PM | Report abuse

Love and miss you, George. You're a good egg.

Posted by: JenPost | June 18, 2009 1:54 PM | Report abuse

I see by the flurry of postings, Bush Derangement Syndrome still has its grip on a lot of liberals. I can disagree with Obama without hating him,you guys are sad.

==

Thanks for "removing all doubt."

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 18, 2009 1:53 PM | Report abuse

"I see by the flurry of postings, Bush Derangement Syndrome still has its grip on a lot of liberals. I can disagree with Obama without hating him,you guys are sad."

It's really more like a severe allergy. We're fine as long as he stays hidden away in his Texas cave, but when he feels the need to show his disgusting face, our systems just go haywire.

Posted by: DDAWD | June 18, 2009 1:53 PM | Report abuse

I love the claim that Americans know better how to spend their money than the government. Because I thought that we lived in a Democracy and the government spent money at our direction.

What we did in fact was spend the same dollar twice and thrice and then yet again, and have the private, corporate, and public debt to prove it.

Smart!

Posted by: nodebris | June 18, 2009 1:52 PM | Report abuse

I was only going to read the post this morning and not comment but i just have to say....shut up flightsuit george you were nothing but a disaster from start to finish and YOUR the reason were in this economic meltdown,Your the reason were stuck in Iraq,YOU were the worst President in our entire history so just keep your opinions that noboby wants to hear to yourself and shut your big mouth.The majority of Americans elected a new President so run along now and find something to screw up there in Texas and we all know that should be easy for you.

Posted by: smorrow | June 18, 2009 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Bush says the private sector can spend it's money so much better than the government," well, he should know, "President Waste,.." of Billions of Taxpayers hard earned dollars on his inept invasion of Iraq and his over-payments payments of billions to his no-bid Contractors to support the war efforts.

No, Bush, and the Republicans, don't want to nationalize health care and they don't want to help get affordable health care to Americans either.

Did anyone notice that President Bush actually came across as "intelligent" when he kept silent? Too bad it didn' last long.

He's Back....

Posted by: rannrann | June 18, 2009 1:50 PM | Report abuse

Ha ha hah haha Mr. Chucklehead Credibility, someone's pulling the ring at the end of the plastic cord coming out of his chest. Out come a bunch of 30-year-old Reagan one-liners about the "private sector" and all that BS.

Next up, no doubt,m "Iz'rl hazzarat to DEFENN isself!"

Palin is Barbie, Bush is Ken.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 18, 2009 1:49 PM | Report abuse

Eleven trillion in debt, two wars badly fought and ongoing, an economy in tatters, world opinion in the dumps, North Korea nuclear, Iran closer to nuclear, the Middle East in turmoil, Pakistan close to collapse, Osama bin Laden still at large, no-bid contracts made common, corruption still uncounted, infrastructure decaying, New Orleans left to rebuild...and we could go on.

Doesn't Mr. Bush have brush to clear in Texas? He left such a mess worldwide for the nation to clean up.

Posted by: kcbob | June 18, 2009 1:49 PM | Report abuse

Bush needs money. Please donate a quarter for his library:-) He will shut his mouth :-) Apparently his tame lectures were not selling enough tickets :-)

Let's not waste our time on a man who belongs in the garbage dump of history.

Posted by: SeedofChange | June 18, 2009 1:47 PM | Report abuse

Dear Dubya,
"You can spend your money better than the Government can". True. It's the people in the markets that spend other people's money that need & will get heavy government control.
As far as our tax dollars. For years you spent billions "nation building" in other counties. What is wrong with spending billions on projects right here in America?
This country voted for change. Any change is not easy. Good change or bad change. None of it is easy. Most Americans know that alot of change is needed in this country and for that reason we will back our President.
Cowboy, you need to just ride quietly off into the sunset. And PLEASE > STAY THERE!

Dear Dick,
For years & years you sat in front of a slot machine that just spit out money every time you touched it. Now those days are over and there's nothing but 000 showing on the screen. Shake it, Rattle it, Cry, Cuss, & Scream all you want. It's still gonna show 000. In other words your days of "no bid" government contracts are over!
Most Americans see you as more of a threat than the Terrorists. You are the type of person that sells fear & then expects to make huge profits by "saving" us from that fear.
Dick, it's time for you to get drunk & stay drunk at the ole hunting lodge. Maybe even shot another _______ or 2.

Posted by: JoeNTx | June 18, 2009 1:47 PM | Report abuse

It's like Yogi Berra criticizing Noah Webster.

Posted by: lufrank1 | June 18, 2009 1:47 PM | Report abuse

And by the way, never once in eight years did George Bush blame his predecessor, or anyone else, for the situation that he had inherited, including the state of the country and the world. Bush simply took responsibility. Only the most pathetic excuse for a man would blame others for problems of his own making.

Posted by: Jerzy

******************************

Oh, that's rich. Are you really that badly brainwashed? "Never once?"

If I provide you an example of Bush blaming Clinton for the situation he "inherited," will you then agree that Bush is "the most pathetic excuse for a man?"

Or will you just fall back on some other pathetic piece of fantasy?

Let me know, because it will only take about a minute to dig up a direct quote of Bush blaming Clinton.

Posted by: nodebris | June 18, 2009 1:46 PM | Report abuse

>>How much longer will we wait to hear his opinion of Iran? Only been a week or so.

Good to know you want to undermine the will of the Iranian people by getting into their fight. I mean seriously, good going for not realizing that an official stance will completely undermine their ability to protest without being seen as puppets of the U.S.

Ohhhh, bet you didn't think about how well our last intervention with helping the Iranian people choose their leader went. But of course the 1970's were so long ago I'm sure they've completely forgotten about that now.

Posted by: mtcooley | June 18, 2009 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Great to see that Dubya is still as illiterate and poorly-spoken as ever.

Posted by: fan1 | June 18, 2009 1:46 PM | Report abuse

So, Bush says the private sector knows better than the government on how to spend money.

He then admits that the private sector was days away from a complete economic collapse that could have resulted in the second great depression.

What a limber mind he has.

Posted by: JoeinMN | June 18, 2009 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Bush, other Republicans, Democrats, the Fed and especially Wall Street all crashed the economy.

Can't blame it all on one guy.

Posted by: Bluefish2012 | June 18, 2009 1:43 PM | Report abuse

Bush #43 and Cheney have no creditability. They are both hypocrites. Further, they should for once put country first and remain in retirement forever !

Bush #43 and Cheney were in office for eight years and Republicans were in the majority of the House and Senate for six of these eight years. During this time, they destroyed this country. Bush #43 entered the Iraq War by fooling the American people into believing the lie that there was "weapons of mass destruction." Bush #43 failed to regulate banks, which caused a financial meltdown of the economy resulting in a huge deficit requiring the TARP bailout and people losing their jobs and homes and more......

As for national security, 911 happened while Bush #43 was president. Our adversaries and terriorists are justifying their aggression to the world by showing the torture used by the Bush #43 at Gitmo. Additionally, where was Bush #43 when Katrina happened ? He did not respond immediately. Instead, it took him days to respond to katrina.

President Obama has only been in office less than six months and Bush #43 is critcizing him. Bush #43 in his eight years (two terms) created a MESS for President Obama to clean-up. Even though, Clinton left Bush#43 with a very stable economy with a surplus of funds and no wars. President Obama at his worst is 100 percent better than Bush #43 at his best.

Posted by: LSMaryland | June 18, 2009 1:42 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: sally62 | June 18, 2009 1:40 PM | Report abuse

President Bush speaks the truth. Consider that the Mr. Teleprompter was whining yesterday to his fawning media that Fox News is "picking on him." What a fraud! The least bit criticism causes him to act like a temper tantrum brat, the Little Lord Fauntleroy of the Oval Office. Germany and France rejected his spending schemes, as do most Americans. Hillary was correct in describing him as too naive and inexperienced to be president. Now, he has to stop hiding behind Michelle's skirts and be a man for a change. Will he now unleash his Acorn red shirts to picket Fox News, break windows, and try to intimidate Fox employees, Chicago style? Libs, you voted for this lummox, so live with it.

Posted by: nmg3rln | June 18, 2009 1:40 PM | Report abuse

bush did not keep us save. He was in such a bubble that when the chief terrorist expert Richard Clarke try to get a memo to bush that was titled urgent to warn him of Osama Bin laden and al-qaeda he was ignored for months. They finally got back to him in April and set up a meeting September 12 2001. We all know what happened the day before.
As I said he (bush) was kept in such a bubble and away from any other views that didn't fit there narrow minded scope of things we were attack as a result of it.
Thank God Obama so far seems to welcome other views other than his own. I pray that he can get us out of this mess the previous administration has created.

Posted by: mmalewitz | June 18, 2009 1:40 PM | Report abuse

"Has Obama's teleprompter responded yet?
Posted by: luca_20009

too bad his entire ability is in reading that device, he should have been a news anchor. When off the teleprompter he is a stuttering empty buffoon.

Posted by: king_of_zouk"

Ah - the right wing "teleprompter meme". Proof positive of the utter vacuum that constitutes the right's arsenal of ideas.

All presidents at all times have normally given addresses from prepared notes - they used to be on paper or cards, and are now read off teleprompters in most cases. There is nothing at all remarkable about this.

K_of_Z's further claim the Obama cannot speak extemporaneously, which he does quite often and far more eloquently than Bush ever could, is just showing K_of_Z sticking his fingers in his ears shouting "LA-LA-LA...".

None are so deaf as those who will not hear.

Posted by: careysub | June 18, 2009 1:39 PM | Report abuse

Bush, the guy who crashed our economy like the Exxon Valdez, is complaining about the guy who has to fix his mess? Bush inherited a surplus and left a train wreck.

How arrogant. If only he had a brain...

Posted by: Fjet2020 | June 18, 2009 1:37 PM | Report abuse

Uh oh - somebody let Bush out of his bubble! Here's a clue George Bush Jr. - your daddy was a disaster and you were 10x worse. You lost the WTC, you lost New Orleans, you even lost Pluto! There is nothing you touched that you didn't make worse. Broken clocks are right more often than you are. Rolling dice would have gotten us better decision making. Thanks for coming out of your spider-hole to remind people what a worthless pile of cold vomit you really are.

Posted by: marcedward1 | June 18, 2009 1:34 PM | Report abuse

"'There are people at Gitmo that will kill American people at a drop of a hat and I don't believe that -- persuasion isn't going to work.'"

Oh, yes. An entire 8-year administration predicated on one idiot's insistence on following his gut feelings while ignoring the advice of trained, experienced, battle-tried experts.

And he actually believes that anything he says now means anything at all to anyone?

Pathetic.

Posted by: kjohnson3 | June 18, 2009 1:32 PM | Report abuse

Has Obama's teleprompter responded yet?

>>>>>>>>>>>>

Remember, It takes a few days for Obimbo to contrive a thought. consider it must be assigned to a union boss, then go to a speech writer, then it must go through the DNc to make sure it will create donations, then the ACLU must sign off, then the writer must compose the thought, then Michelle must weigh in (heavily), then it must be typed into the teleprompter, and then and only then, the messiah can read it to the people.

How much longer will we wait to hear his opinion of Iran? Only been a week or so.

Posted by: king_of_zouk | June 18, 2009 1:32 PM | Report abuse

Hey seedofchange....what does "lobbist" mean?

Posted by: jeffgraham117 | June 18, 2009 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Jerzy, are you trying to fool others, or just yourself?

"Bush prevented terrorist attacks on American soil for more than seven years,"

After permitting the largest attack ever on our soil.

"fostered economic prosperity after inheriting a recession from Clinton,"

The created his own, far worse financial crisis.

"liberated of tens of millions of people around the world"

It remains to be seen whether he did not just remove them from one tyranny to deliver them to another, because he was unable to complete what he started even though he had more time than WWII took in which to do it. And at any rate, he did not ask the American people to follow him into war to liberate anyone, but to find and destroy non-existent weapons of mass destruction.

"Bush failed to overcome Democratic opposition to Social Security reform and he failed to curb Congressional spending."

Both of which are examples of grossly failed leadership, since for the majority of his time in office his own party had majorities in both houses of Congress and gleefully passed many pieces of expensive legislation over the objection of Democrats and with no opposition from Bush.

See, your mother was right. His actions do speak louder than his words. And his words aren't anything to brag about either.

Posted by: nodebris | June 18, 2009 1:30 PM | Report abuse

Well, at least we know one thing: Bush's brain is still wet...

Posted by: philston | June 18, 2009 1:30 PM | Report abuse

Congratulations Jerzy. You claimed to use facts and no rhetoric and did exactly the polar opposite with your baseless claims. I think your post gets the idiot award hands down.

Posted by: JKJ88 | June 18, 2009 1:28 PM | Report abuse

Republicans must really want to destroy their pathetic inbred political party! The worst Prez ever can never criticize ANY administration and be taken seriously, unless a worse one comes along sometime down the line (prob the next Republican administration, when/if that ever happens again).

Posted by: miknugget | June 18, 2009 1:27 PM | Report abuse

Afraid to say but I think Bush is right...."you know how to spend your money better than the government".

Has Obama's teleprompter responded yet?

Posted by: luca_20009

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That's why BO gave a tax break to 95% of Americans. Has your capacity for deductive reasoning kicked in yet?


Sorry, cut and paste is not my forte today. Meant to reply to the following post earlier.


Posted by: htruman | June 18, 2009 1:27 PM | Report abuse

Americans are increasingly concerned about rising budget deficits and government intervention in the economy under President Obama, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC poll suggests. (snip) About seven out of every 10 people questioned said they had concerns about the government's increasing role in the economy, such as the ownership stake in General Motors and health care reform plans.


Reality strikes. Libs suffer.

Posted by: king_of_zouk | June 18, 2009 1:26 PM | Report abuse

Given Bush nearly bankrupted this country

>>>>>>>>>>.

And according to Lib logic, spending ten times as much is brilliant.

Posted by: king_of_zouk | June 18, 2009
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The difference Obama
did not
GIVE it away
Did not
Lose it AWay
and has
It Accounted for
and
Getting it back..

SUCH as
BY
Making sure you Offshore Banking Dudes pay your taxes...

Fei Hu

Posted by: Fei_Hu | June 18, 2009 1:26 PM | Report abuse

Bush is speaking out after months, it hasen't been long enough without the sound of his voice. He destroys the country and now wants to bad mouth the person trying to clean up his mess. They say silence is golden, well Bush needs to strive to be 24 karat and keep his negative, idiotic comments to himself.

Posted by: rosec3 | June 18, 2009 1:25 PM | Report abuse

:::And now we clearly see why Barbera Streisand is considered one of the leading intellects of the left. consider the competition resident at this blog.

Posted by: king_of_zouk:::

yo, king. got any proof of that claim? didn't think so. but your post was a perfect illustration of the alternate reality (lies) you republicans continue to spout endlessly.


Posted by: mycomment | June 18, 2009 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Alfred E. Newman vs intelligence.

Instead of "You can spend your money better than the government can spend your money," , I believe bush meant "corporate America can take your money, and lose it, faster than the American government". Or maybe he meant "The uber rich need my money more than the uber poor".

Because, the bottom line is that someones getting my money and my savings. Personally, I'd rather see My money go to someone who will spend it on groceries, medical care, rent, ... .
Corporate American hasn't done squat for me - unless you call squandering the economy 'squat' :)

Posted by: stodayxx | June 18, 2009 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Damn ...the Neocons are losing their base and need reinforcements to hold on to what little they have.

Enter Stage RIGHT ...Bush ii...

Hell even is the base is tiny. Guess these Neocons have to baffle-entertain them.

Based on the comments from the Raging Bush Supporters they still are unengaged with the facts and just do not WANT to have a clue.

Bush / Hitler "Minds of the Willing"

Fei Hu

Posted by: Fei_Hu | June 18, 2009 1:22 PM | Report abuse

"On occasion?"


When Bush speaks, or Cheney. When they are not the subject of discussion, BDS is less evident.
******

Your statement was good for a laugh. BDS has consumed the liberal brain.

Posted by: ktchvl | June 18, 2009 1:22 PM | Report abuse

Former President Bush, his family and other supporting members of his circle can best be described as throwbacks to medieval times. They believe in their own right to superiority with the rest of us as feudal underlings whose sole purpose is to clean their toilets and to provide all their other goods and services at subminimum wages.

To get the support of us common folk, they have enlisted people, like Carl Rove and the very savvy advertising professionals to mislead us into believing in our own ability to care for ourselves without government programs like Social Security or Medicare for everyone.

As a 71 year old, talking to younger people who think they can handle these things on their own, let me say, "You are going to be shocked by your own inadequacies in 20, 30, or 40 years(these times are not as far away as you think- you will get sick-you will be short of retirement money).

Posted by: bmessina | June 18, 2009 1:22 PM | Report abuse

And by the way, never once in eight years did George Bush blame his predecessor, or anyone else, for the situation that he had inherited, including the state of the country and the world. Bush simply took responsibility. Only the most pathetic excuse for a man would blame others for problems of his own making.

Posted by: Jerzy | June 18, 2009 1:22 PM | Report abuse

askgees says: "The Obama administration has bankrupted the nation. Printed a trillion dollars with out having the gold to back it." LMAO! Someone should tell "gees" that FDR took us off the gold standard half-a-century ago. But it wouldn't help: troglodites like only believe what Rush, O'Reilly and Cheney tell them to believe. Judging from the rest of his FOX-fed rant, I wouldn't "ask gees" anything if you were hoping for an intelligent answer.

Posted by: stephenlouis | June 18, 2009 1:21 PM | Report abuse

If you don't like Obama, you are a racist.

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That's why BO gave a tax break to 95% of Americans. Has your capacity for deductive reasoning kicked in yet?

Posted by: htruman | June 18, 2009 1:19 PM | Report abuse

By all means, please have W and Cheney keep talking about how to run the country they ran over the cliff. This will result in a jump in the polls for Obama and remind the American people who stupidly voted for them in the first place why their economy is ruined. Remember: W and Cheney and the Republicans did this to you. Of course, were there any justice in the world, both of them would be rotting in a prison.

Posted by: medogsbstfrnd | June 18, 2009 1:19 PM | Report abuse

And now we clearly see why Barbera Streisand is considered one of the leading intellects of the left. consider the competition resident at this blog.

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I don't think you should be making snide comments about intellect, zouk. You haven't dazzled anyone here with your rapier wit and penetrating insight.

Posted by: dbitt | June 18, 2009 1:18 PM | Report abuse

Given Bush nearly bankrupted this country

>>>>>>>>>>.

And according to Lib logic, spending ten times as much is brilliant.

Posted by: king_of_zouk | June 18, 2009 1:18 PM | Report abuse

That confirms it! We are on the right path.

Posted by: MHawke | June 18, 2009 1:18 PM | Report abuse

Bush needs money to build his Library is Texas. He is getting paid by lobbist to opne his mouth.

Bush can not go outside the country in fear of war crime prosecution. So he is trying to lobby for money within the country.

Bush is a pathetic excuse for human being.

Posted by: SeedofChange | June 18, 2009 1:17 PM | Report abuse

Bush is a genius compared to Obama—and I can prove it with facts, not rhetoric. As my mother used to say, “Actions speak louder than words.”

The “actions” of George Bush directly led to a number of achievements. Bush prevented terrorist attacks on American soil for more than seven years, fostered economic prosperity after inheriting a recession from Clinton, liberated of tens of millions of people around the world, and many others. Bush failed to overcome Democratic opposition to Social Security reform and he failed to curb Congressional spending.

So far, Obama has been all words and no actions and hence no achievements. Upon his election, wise investors fled the United States, and he has driven up greater deficits than all the other Presidents combined. It appears that his crackpot socialist policies are terrifying people and destroying the economy. It appears that he is bumbling away hard-fought triumphs in Afghanistan and Iraq, and he has become a joke among world leaders—both elected leaders and buffoonish tyrants.

Over the course of eight years, George Bush has a record of remarkable achievement.

Now it is time for Barack Obama to prove himself—not with words, but with achievements. How about a robust economy, world peace, end of terrorism, lower taxes for 95% of Americans? After all, Obama made all of these solemn promises, several times a day, month after month, while he was running for President. So, isn’t it time we saw some results, maybe even one itty-bitty achievement. For far, the only success of this White House has been Michelle Obama’s vegetable garden.

Posted by: Jerzy | June 18, 2009 1:17 PM | Report abuse

If you don't like Obama, you are a racist.

Posted by: pgr88


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If you don't like Bush, you are a Jesus hater.

Posted by: htruman | June 18, 2009 1:16 PM | Report abuse

If you don't like Obama, you are a racist.

Posted by: pgr88


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If you don't like Bush, you are a Jesus hater.

Posted by: htruman | June 18, 2009 1:16 PM | Report abuse

Is this the same George Bush that screwed the US economy? Oh...I forgot, it was Congress fault and he had no responsibility. I think old Boy George needs to take the back seat for a while and focus on his book.

Posted by: drakeu90 | June 18, 2009 1:16 PM | Report abuse

I see by the flurry of postings, Bush Derangement Syndrome still has its grip on a lot of liberals. I can disagree with Obama without hating him,you guys are sad.

Posted by: vbhoomes
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If you can look back, in 2012, and say that Barack Obama damaged this country as thoroughly and inventively as George W. Bush has, VB, then feel free to hate.

For what it's worth, I don't hate him-- but I'm not blind to all the horrible things he did to this nation. He (and most of his cronies) deserved to be impeached and convicted of high crimes and misdemeanors. That he wasn't was a miscarriage of justice. Do I have to hate him to believe that? No. I just have to believe that we live in a nation where the law applies even to Presidents.

So who is sad, VB? The ones who are still angry about what Bush did to the US... or those like you who would rather airbrush the past and forget what happened over the past eight years?

Posted by: dbitt | June 18, 2009 1:15 PM | Report abuse

Bush should've been giving himself some tips when he was in office, all he did was destroy everything he touched, what an idiot...I say stay on your farm and milk your cows, clueless moron!...Cheney too, he can't run nothing or stay healthy enough for anything, the nerve of him!..two losers!

Posted by: veholland | June 18, 2009 1:15 PM | Report abuse

"On occasion?"


When Bush speaks, or Cheney. When they are not the subject of discussion, BDS is less evident.


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Posted by: bsimon1 | June 18, 2009 1:15 PM | Report abuse

Bush, Cheney etc., they represent everything bad about the Capitalistic System as it is practiced in America. To place the failing economy and outright greed of our country in its proper perspective I leave you with an actual observation at the University of Oklahoma. In one of the "Towers" on the 8th floor there was a large poster from the U.S. Government printing office which extolled the reader to purchase US Savings Bonds. It stated in bold letters.. "Patriotism pays 8%", someone had written underneath in black marker,.."Capitalism pays 11%", and that is why we are in the shape we're in.

Posted by: Taylorsucram | June 18, 2009 1:12 PM | Report abuse

"king_of_zouk wrote: Let's just summarize the leftist loons position:

Obama Good, Bush Bad. no further discussion needed."

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Given Bush nearly bankrupted this country your take is pretty much spot on.

Forrest Gump would have made a better preznit than Georgie. Hell at least he served.

Posted by: dcp26851 | June 18, 2009 1:12 PM | Report abuse

vbhoomes writes
"I see by the flurry of postings, Bush Derangement Syndrome still has its grip on a lot of liberals. I can disagree with Obama without hating him,you guys are sad."

bsimon1 writes
That's a reasonable point, but it may also be relevant to point out that in June 2001, BDS hadn't yet set in. Certainly the virus was already spreading, thanks to the FL fiasco, but symptoms were not yet apparent or widespread. It really wasn't until the Iraq invasion that the disease was recognized as a real outbreak, which went pandemic shortly thereafter, partially thanks to helpful comments by then Sec Def Rumsfeld like "Stuff Happens." The condition spread most rapidly during 2005, due to a unique combination of events including further deterioration of the situation in Iraq and hurricane Katrina, among other things. Not surprisingly, BDS still flares up on occasion, when favorable conditions arise.

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On occasion?

Posted by: ktchvl | June 18, 2009 1:11 PM | Report abuse

George W Bush is disgusting, anyone who voted for him should be ashamed.

The world would be better off if GW hung himself in a hotel closet.

Posted by: kenk3 | June 18, 2009 1:11 PM | Report abuse

Well, Well.

Failure speaks.

Failure is likely prompted to speak in an last-gasp effort to make himself look relevant, by the similar actions of his failed, unendicted, criminal vice president Richard Cheney.

Since loose lips sink ships I hope these two keep blabbing.... all the way to the Hague

Posted by: onestring | June 18, 2009 1:10 PM | Report abuse

I can only hope W will keep saying stuff like this. It shows how ignorant he really is of the messes he made and why they happened. Living in the elite, sheltered world he and the Bush family live in, he will never understand the "common" folk out here. Maybe you people who like him think he's a guy you'd like to have beer with -- unfortunately, he doesn't feel the same way about you.

Posted by: lddoyle2002 | June 18, 2009 1:09 PM | Report abuse

This, coming from a guy that clusterf*cked a country, nearly bankrupted the US and let OBL get away. Georgie, you're still a pile of sh!t.

Posted by: dcp26851 | June 18, 2009 1:08 PM | Report abuse

Chris: Thanks! Is there such a thing as 'comic interlude'??? Whatever: it was appreciated.

Posted by: yamamah | June 18, 2009 1:07 PM | Report abuse

Fired Inspector General Gerald Walpin has responded aggressively to new claims by the Obama administration that he was fired from his job because he was "confused," and, perhaps, senile. Byron York records Walpin's response, which is, to say the least, coherent, much more than we can say for Obama's ever-shifting stories about why he fired an Inspector General who caused trouble for a prominent supporter of the administration.


Politics as usual in the Odumbo WH.

Posted by: king_of_zouk | June 18, 2009 1:06 PM | Report abuse

This article is a joke. "Even, 'Saturday Night Live,'poked fun at the duo? Are you so out of touch that Saturday Night Live poking fun at Bush and Cheney is somehow newsworthy? And your article is squirelly, relying on a Washington Times reporter and then characterizing his mild remarks as a 'broad-scale critique.'Thumbs down.

Posted by: Manbook17 | June 18, 2009 1:05 PM | Report abuse

This is like a joke right. He can't be making comments when he spent 8 years doing nothing but warring with Iraq and spreading fear of terrorist attacks. Ha! And who did the last terrorist attack come from but a deranged bigot from America--a likely GOP supporter. Get real. Republicans as far as I am concerned have ZERO right to comment on healthcare, education, and far-far-far less the ECONOMY. If it were up to them all their pockets would still be getting fat while the average American consumer blatantly and in our faces, get ripped off by untrustworthy, greedy businesses and politicians. Of course, they think we're too stupid to see the obvious. Regulation should never have stopped. Capitalists with absolute control over consumers...what the heck could we have expected but to get spanked. I for sure don't agree with everything Obama does, but he does his stuff in the open for all to see, agree or disagree. The whole Bush administration acted in deceit, arrogance when they got caught, and darn near turned the country into a dictatorship under the guise of they know better then we do so forget a government for the people...the voice of the people didn't count. And they tried to cheat in elections to be sure the democracy we do have failed. The choice of too extremes--a republican party dictatorship or a country with some socialist ideals. I'll take the latter any day and what is wrong with getting people more things they can use. Our library systems can be considered socialist and they work darn well. Give back instead of just take. Pool resources instead of just pockets of people hoarding. Get real. Lesser of two evils...Obama over Bush any day of the week. Just because you use God's name does not make you truly holy on either end. No way!

Posted by: anla1974 | June 18, 2009 1:04 PM | Report abuse

So Bush said leaving things to the private sector is the key to growth, while admitting that under him, a deregulated private sector would have created a new Great Depression without government intervention.

As Bush said in October: "Well, I have obviously made a decision to make sure the economy doesn’t collapse. I've abandoned free-principles to save the free-market system."

Now he's telling Obama to stick to free-market principles, because -- obviously -- Bush WANTS the economy to collapse under Obama.
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Duly noted on the BUSH LEGACY.

I Know even this Bush response sounds like someone has their hand in his back. Back then it wasn't even an if.

Posted by: kurtbw | June 18, 2009 1:04 PM | Report abuse

ah, i see the puppet has been given words to mouth

Posted by: newagent99 | June 18, 2009 1:00 PM | Report abuse

vbhoomes writes
"I see by the flurry of postings, Bush Derangement Syndrome still has its grip on a lot of liberals. I can disagree with Obama without hating him,you guys are sad."


That's a reasonable point, but it may also be relevant to point out that in June 2001, BDS hadn't yet set in. Certainly the virus was already spreading, thanks to the FL fiasco, but symptoms were not yet apparent or widespread. It really wasn't until the Iraq invasion that the disease was recognized as a real outbreak, which went pandemic shortly thereafter, partially thanks to helpful comments by then Sec Def Rumsfeld like "Stuff Happens." The condition spread most rapidly during 2005, due to a unique combination of events including further deterioration of the situation in Iraq and hurricane Katrina, among other things. Not surprisingly, BDS still flares up on occasion, when favorable conditions arise.

Posted by: bsimon1 | June 18, 2009 1:00 PM | Report abuse

And now we clearly see why Barbera Streisand is considered one of the leading intellects of the left. consider the competition resident at this blog.

Posted by: king_of_zouk | June 18, 2009 12:59 PM | Report abuse


It's great to see Chimpy is back, using all his rhetorical skills to forward the Republican plan to destroy our childrens' future.

I'm sure Obama will take his criticism very seriously--

God chose Bush, after all!

Posted by: lichtme | June 18, 2009 12:56 PM | Report abuse

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I was going to type a long thesis of my opinion of this idiot (Bush). But I could not formulate any statement that would clearly express my disgust of this man.

So in short, I say...

Bush + Cheney = CRIMINALS.

It's that simple folks.

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Posted by: A-Voter | June 18, 2009 12:56 PM | Report abuse

You know, I did miss having Bush to kick around. And now, he is back... Let's go to his new stupid quote about prisoners at Gimo:

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"There are people at Gitmo that will kill American people at a drop of a hat and I don't believe that -- persuasion isn't going to work."
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Our prisons are full of sadistic multiple murderers - gangbangers, outlaw bikers, serial killers, child murderers, you name it. These guys make the Gitmo prisoners look like little girl scouts.

However, I don't hear conservatives fretting and fussing about the possibility of these monsters getting out of prison. If you put a Gitmo prisoner in a Supermax prison, he has zippo chance of ever being in contact with another prisoner, let alone escaping.

Build a supermax in Nevada, Alaska, or Guam specifically for these Gitmo prisoners - they will be contained.

Posted by: maggots | June 18, 2009 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Correct. Never forget bush's biggest pom pom wearing cheerleader Rush Limbaugh wanted Obama to fail.

Posted by: August30 | June 18, 2009 12:55 PM | Report abuse

The endorsement of Bush's Criticism is not a complement, because Bush is a fool. I had a college buddy once tell me that arguing with a fool is like wrestling with a pig. Everyone ends up covered with mud from head to toe; but only the PIG is really having any fun.

As it was when Bush was President, is now that he is out of office, and should always be: George W. Bush should be quiet and stay that way.

Posted by: thatGuyinSW | June 18, 2009 12:53 PM | Report abuse

If you don't like Obama, you are a racist.

Posted by: pgr88 | June 18, 2009 12:51 PM | Report abuse

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I was going to type a long thesis of my opinion of this idiot (Bush). But I could not formulate any statement that would clearly express my disgust of this man.

So in short, I say...

Bush + Cheney = CRIMINALS.

It's that simple folks.
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Posted by: A-Voter | June 18, 2009 12:51 PM | Report abuse

The real problem facing the Country today?

REPUBLICAN'Ts

Posted by: lunetrick | June 18, 2009 12:51 PM | Report abuse

I see by the flurry of postings, Bush Derangement Syndrome still has its grip on a lot of liberals. I can disagree with Obama without hating him,you guys are sad.

Posted by: vbhoomes | June 18, 2009 12:50 PM | Report abuse

When I want a thoughtful, careful nuanced analysis of policy issues I always turn to either Dubya Bush or Larry the Cable Guy.

Posted by: SC_observer | June 18, 2009 12:50 PM | Report abuse

Let's just summarize the leftist loons position:

Obama Good, Bush Bad. no further discussion needed.

Please continue to ignore the spending, the waffling, the "present" votes, the apologies, the lies, the emptyheaded leftism, the anti-science, the corruption, the coverups.

Posted by: king_of_zouk | June 18, 2009 12:50 PM | Report abuse


The best thing that W has done up to now is be quiet. Cheney has definitely made him look good.

But now, I agree with others here, that Bush's criticism of Obama's agenda is the best recommendation we could ask for.

Posted by: mikeinmidland | June 18, 2009 12:50 PM | Report abuse

Zouk, Zouk ... really, what can I say to a BUSH supporter who accuses OBAMA of poor use of the English language?

Posted by: kevrobb | June 18, 2009 12:50 PM | Report abuse

Countless Republicans have admitted that if Obama turns the economy around, their chances are slim in 2010 and 2012. But if the economy goes South, their party's electoral prospects will improve dramatically.

So why should anyone listen to the economic advice of people who have a clear interest in the economy failing?

Posted by: kevrobb | June 18, 2009 12:48 PM | Report abuse

Bush = Village idiot

Posted by: August30 | June 18, 2009 12:46 PM | Report abuse

So Bush said leaving things to the private sector is the key to growth, while admitting that under him, a deregulated private sector would have created a new Great Depression without government intervention.

As Bush said in October: "Well, I have obviously made a decision to make sure the economy doesn’t collapse. I've abandoned free-principles to save the free-market system."

Now he's telling Obama to stick to free-market principles, because -- obviously -- Bush WANTS the economy to collapse under Obama.

Posted by: kevrobb | June 18, 2009 12:45 PM | Report abuse

The only difference is that Obama can read his properly.

Posted by: kevrobb
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

too bad his entire ability is in reading that device, he should have been a news anchor. When off the teleprompter he is a stuttering empty buffoon.

Posted by: king_of_zouk | June 18, 2009 12:45 PM | Report abuse

I agree that I can spend my money better than the government can, but unfortunately the Bush administration wasted tax payer money on a failed war and on a massive bank bailout that rewarded the same financial institutions which caused the crisis. Bush should just go back to TX and shut up because he has nothing good to contribute.

Posted by: agusln | June 18, 2009 12:44 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone else see a gross contradiction in the following sequential sentences?

"The US is based on capitalism and there for the companies are to blame not the Gov. [gratuitous insult deleted] The Obama administration has bankrupted the nation."

Not to mention a host of other smaller problems of logic, understanding, and basic literacy, all in two brief sentences.

Sad to say, this person is probably eligible to vote.

Posted by: nodebris | June 18, 2009 12:42 PM | Report abuse

Comparing Bush to Obama is like comparing cancer to a heart attack.

Posted by: fury60 | June 18, 2009 12:40 PM | Report abuse

rpixley, nobody disputes capitalism needs certain amount of government regulation and oversight. I thought that battle was over with TR. There were regulations in place with SEC/FDIC and other govt entities. The question in the case of GM and Chysler, should govt go into private enterprise? I am sure Ford Motor Co and Teddy Roosevelt would say no. As I suspect most of the american people do also.

Posted by: vbhoomes | June 18, 2009 12:38 PM | Report abuse

While Bush, as a private citizen has every right to criticize Obama in this democracy of ours, Bush has to know that sitting President and Congress have every right to take the country in the direction they think is correct. Afterall Bush and his Republican Party did precisely that when they controlled the White House and Congress. American people did NOT like what Bush and Republican Party did and so replaced them with Obama and Democrats. American people will similarly judge Obama and Democrats in 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016.

Posted by: simplesimon33 | June 18, 2009 12:38 PM | Report abuse

wow - pretty tough criticism. he really took on obama. wtf - attention wapo...you don't need to try and make up news or create some media driven rivalry between bush and President Obama. what kind of headline is that? what kind of article? oh bush made some general statements and pointed out that he wouldn't criticize Pres. Obama to a bunch of random people who paid to her him talk in PA. Stop the Presses! why don;t you just ignore the former pres like everyone else?

Posted by: ballgame | June 18, 2009 12:38 PM | Report abuse

I'm with the majority. Bush did what? Isn't he under an embargo for life or something like that? No? He should be.

Posted by: love2much SE | June 18, 2009 12:37 PM | Report abuse

Hey Georgie boy! I'm still waiting for those WMD. You know the reason why we wasted $2 trillion in the Iraq war?

Posted by: August30 | June 18, 2009 12:37 PM | Report abuse

If Bush had *agreed* with Obama, that would have been the kiss of death.

Thank you, Mr. Ex-President, for validating the President's policies in the only way you can.

Posted by: DupontJay | June 18, 2009 12:37 PM | Report abuse

Bush just about destroyed the country and our economy lost most of our friend's around the world and yet he thinks he know's what's going on--he is still the idiot he's always been and should be tried for war crimes and crimes against humanity

Posted by: LDTRPT25 | June 18, 2009 12:21 PM | Report abuse

To bad that lie doesn't pass the smell test. The US is based on capitalism and there for the companies are to blame not the Gov. So that would make YOU THE IDIOT. The Obama administration has bankrupted the nation. Printed a trillion dollars with out having the gold to back it. Making it worthless and raising inflation. Every thing the great Odumbo is trying has been tried in the past and has failed. So anyone who claims Obama is some sort of intellect is a moron. He was incapable of reading history so he repeated it. He was to busy playing B-Ball to read the stimulus bill he made seem so dire and there for he was made to look like a fool when it turned out the AIG bonuses we're ok'ed (D- Chris Dodd) in the bill. The really sad part is the everyday American is more responsible for this mess than Bush. How many of you thought you we're someone during the early part of this century. How many of you have 5-6 credit cards maxed or near max. I bet you pay the monthly min. How many own a home that is more than they needed. Or have 2 new cars. Cell phones for the entire family. College loans Etc. And it's someone else's fault. LOL. Yes it is. It's YOU'RE FAULT. Guess what. In 2012 these same POS that blow Obama on command will be blaming him for their problems.

Posted by: askgees | June 18, 2009 12:36 PM | Report abuse

Zouk, Obama and Bush both use teleprompters, as does every politician in the country.

The only difference is that Obama can read his properly.

Posted by: kevrobb | June 18, 2009 12:34 PM | Report abuse

It's smart to get the name of a good body shop from the drunk driver who just hit your car.

Posted by: UrbanShocker | June 18, 2009 12:33 PM | Report abuse

Oh no! he had nothing to say for 8 years and now he has nothing to say.
(thought he'd grown a little) but he's still an idiot.

Posted by: aypub | June 18, 2009 12:32 PM | Report abuse

It's always good to get the name of a good body shop from the drunk driver who just hit your car.

Posted by: UrbanShocker | June 18, 2009 12:31 PM | Report abuse

It g w bush and his companion (cheney) believe that Obama is not doing a better job as president than the aforementioned. They should travel to Gitmo and prove under enhanced interrogation methods (which is not torture)that they told us the truth during their 8 years of tearing this great country apart with their stupid decisions. Everything from Iraq to the pardon of mr libbys jail time.

Posted by: dgates1 | June 18, 2009 12:31 PM | Report abuse

Wow, Looks like Bush started doing drugs again. WORST. PRESIDENT. EVER.

Posted by: August30 | June 18, 2009 12:31 PM | Report abuse

This is great news...FOR JOHN MCCAIN!

I have to say, this is really great for Team Obama, because it reminds people of the contrast between Obama and Bush. People sometimes begin to forget exactly why they voted for Obama, and seeing him in stark contrast with the man who came before him reminds them of the qualities that set him apart.

Posted by: jdmaccoby | June 18, 2009 12:31 PM | Report abuse

As bad as Bush record was in running up the deficit, Obama is on track to tripling it in a very few years. In the meantime he plans to saddle the country with trillions of dollars of additional spending of money the US simply does not have. To put it plainly this is madness and yet he expects the press to remain subservient to him. So far so good, but what the people need are more news outlets willing and able to break the Obama spell thay are under and tell us the truth. Without Fox we would be clueless about what the Democrats have in store for us.

Posted by: mhr614 | June 18, 2009 12:31 PM | Report abuse

LOL !!! You've got to be kidding! Come on, this is a comedy sketch right? The man whose policies solely responsible for devolving our economy, culture and integrity back to the stone age is offering criticism and commentary? This is rich!!

Posted by: hoffmfel | June 18, 2009 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Nice of Mister Cheney to soften the ground for his "boss."

Posted by: mattintx | June 18, 2009 12:28 PM | Report abuse

Bush -- and his criticism -- is about as consequential at this point as that fly the President swatted the other day.

Posted by: rashomon | June 18, 2009 12:26 PM | Report abuse

@vbhoomes:
Seriously? After the spectacular financial collapse of 'deregulation' you still want to claim that gov't should be hands off?

Our system is not 'capitalism' or 'free market' but a hybrid with government oversight that wants to use capitalism's best properties but maintain some control so that collapse's like last year specifically *don't* happen.

Much like a locomotive, very powerful, but without rails to control it, private enterprise will be the engine that gets us out of the ditch. Controls are needed to make sure the train stays on the tracks this time.

Posted by: rpixley220 | June 18, 2009 12:26 PM | Report abuse

No Way! You gotta be kidding me - right?

Posted by: dipazzo | June 18, 2009 12:25 PM | Report abuse

Bush giving a critique, huh? That's rich. He had no idea what was going on around him when he was President, and it's a sure bet he's pretty clueless about almost everything under the sun now.

It's a tremendous endorsement for Obama that Bush isn't on-side. Almost as good as a Cheney or Rove criticism.

Thanks, Georgie. Now we know for sure Obama's on the right path...

Posted by: mbraun1 | June 18, 2009 12:25 PM | Report abuse

This coming from the man with the fecal touch. Still oblivious to the fact that everything he touched turned to crap.

Posted by: TRACIETHEDOLPHIN | June 18, 2009 12:25 PM | Report abuse

'YOU CAN SPEND YOUR MONEY BETTER THAN THE GOVERNMENT CAN." Haven't we had enough of these stupid, vapid statements that are like red meat for morons?

Yeah, they spent their money all right. Credit cards maxed out for uncontained lust for material goods and balloon mortgages for houses with 3-car garages and in-home theaters.

Enough already with the nonsense. Telling people to go spend money was part of the problem that launched this massive economic crisis. Please go away, Dubya. Just. Go. Away.

Posted by: trace1 | June 18, 2009 12:24 PM | Report abuse

Afraid to say but I think Bush is right...."you know how to spend your money better than the government".

Has Obama's teleprompter responded yet?

Posted by: luca_20009 | June 18, 2009 12:24 PM | Report abuse

Bush just about destroyed the country and our economy lost most of our friend's around the world and yet he thinks he know's what's going on--he is still the idiot he's always been and should be tried for war crimes and crimes against humanity

Posted by: LDTRPT25 | June 18, 2009 12:21 PM | Report abuse

This might just give Obama the boost he needs on some of the issues (GM bailout, Gitmo) that his poll numbers are flagging on, and maybe even help his health care push. I do wonder whether the public animosity toward Bush has dimmed in the past few months, but I think hearing him talk economic policy might be too much for voters to take right now.

Posted by: justin_timberwolf | June 18, 2009 12:16 PM | Report abuse

Hey mr. flightsuit, why don't you finally find some meaningful employment. Seems you have way too much time on nasty hands.

Posted by: binkynh | June 18, 2009 12:14 PM | Report abuse

Well, if Bush and Cheney disagree with Obama's policies, we know he must be doing something right.

Posted by: topperale | June 18, 2009 12:13 PM | Report abuse

Hmmm... the American people rejected Bush's stupidity... he hasn't gotten any smarter.

Posted by: michael4 | June 18, 2009 12:13 PM | Report abuse

Bush of course is right about private enterprise not government creating wealth but I wished he would have stayed true to his principles and not given taxpayer money to Chsryler and GM. We should has let both of these companys go bankrupt and luiqidate their assests. With all of the infracture and skilled workers in MI area, I am sure another car company would had started up to compete with Ford. I sure the heck wouldn't buy a car owned by the unions or the government, so I suspect they will go bankrupt again, What a total waste of taxpayers money and both parties deserve plenty of blame, especially Bush and some other Republicans because they knew better.

Posted by: vbhoomes | June 18, 2009 12:13 PM | Report abuse

@DDAWD

if you take the absolute value of Cheney's approval rating it's double Bush's ;-)

Posted by: rpixley220 | June 18, 2009 12:12 PM | Report abuse

WoW, it took a while for Junior to get ready. I assume he recieved the final ok from uncle Dick to open up his mouth.

Let the show begin, this will be fun. Georgie boy is back.

Posted by: eaglestrk01 | June 18, 2009 12:10 PM | Report abuse

To King-of-Zouk: Correction: THE OLD President did not handle criticism well. He is still under the spell and belief that the entire world must simply love him. The rest are just misguided and need to be spoken to properly, teleprompter at the ready. Except of course that Bush 2 barely speaks English and can hardly string an intelligent sentence together.

Posted by: commonsense101 | June 18, 2009 12:10 PM | Report abuse

As the wag said, the former President and his supporters can be compared to "the guys who drove the car into the ditch and then complained about the cost of the tow truck."

Posted by: Samson151 | June 18, 2009 12:06 PM | Report abuse

This is akin to having an arsonist comment on the job the fire department is doing.

Posted by: lanhamjp | June 18, 2009 12:06 PM | Report abuse

Awesome. Another high profile Republican whom everyone hates is putting himself into the spotlight.

At least its a step up from Cheney. Bush has like twice the approval rating, right?

Posted by: DDAWD | June 18, 2009 12:05 PM | Report abuse

There's no endorsement like Bush's criticism.

Posted by: nodebris | June 18, 2009 12:04 PM | Report abuse

this new President does not handle criticism well. He is still under the spell and beleif that the entire world must simply love him. the rest are just misguided and need to be spoken to properly, teleprompter at the ready.

Posted by: king_of_zouk | June 18, 2009 11:57 AM | Report abuse

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