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Mosque supporters beg George W. Bush to come to Obama's rescue
Washington Examiner ^ | August 16, 2010 | Byron York

Posted on 08/18/2010 7:57:22 AM PDT by RobinMasters

There's a new argument emerging among supporters of the Ground Zero mosque. Distressed by President Obama's waffling on the issue, they're calling on former President George W. Bush to announce his support for the project, because in this case Bush understands better than Obama the connection between the war on terror and the larger question of America's relationship with Islam. It's an extraordinary change of position for commentators who long argued that Bush had done grievous harm to America's image in the Muslim world and that Obama represented a fresh start for the United States. Nevertheless, they are now seeing a different side of the former president.

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1 posted on 08/18/2010 7:57:26 AM PDT by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters

Please maintain your silence, W.


2 posted on 08/18/2010 7:58:29 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: sarasota

Agreed! George, stay away!


3 posted on 08/18/2010 7:59:07 AM PDT by McKayopectate
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To: RobinMasters

Don’t go wobbly, George....


4 posted on 08/18/2010 7:59:31 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady (I can see November from my house.)
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To: sarasota

W won’t...I think he was born in the USA!


5 posted on 08/18/2010 7:59:51 AM PDT by barbarianbabs (Liberty 5-3000)
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To: RobinMasters

Surely he will NOT support this travesty.


6 posted on 08/18/2010 7:59:59 AM PDT by American Quilter (Democrats are anti-American traitors. They must be voted out of office.)
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To: RobinMasters

Here’s where you post the photo of W when he first heard about the attack and the other photo of W at the site with NY fire fighters.


7 posted on 08/18/2010 8:00:02 AM PDT by SMARTY ("What luck for rulers that men do not think." Adolph Hitler)
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To: RobinMasters
I bet he will do it.


8 posted on 08/18/2010 8:00:16 AM PDT by Jim Noble (If the answer is "Republican", it must be a stupid question.)
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To: RobinMasters

The modern Left turns to true adults only when in dire peril.


9 posted on 08/18/2010 8:00:18 AM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: RobinMasters

“Nevertheless, they are now seeing a different side of the former president.”

BS.. They are trying to use Bush in case it all goes bad so they have him to blame. Again!

Which, of course, it will.


10 posted on 08/18/2010 8:00:25 AM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: RobinMasters

Bush would never support this mosque at this point. Is this someone’s idea of a joke? Or am I missing something here.


11 posted on 08/18/2010 8:01:01 AM PDT by DefeatCorruption (t)
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To: RobinMasters

Which supporters specifically are asking for GWB? And note to GWB, do not do it!


12 posted on 08/18/2010 8:01:39 AM PDT by avacado
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To: Jim Noble

“I bet he will do it.”

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Especially if they can work in an open-borders, Hispanic angle.


13 posted on 08/18/2010 8:02:13 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: RobinMasters

Ferck ‘em.


14 posted on 08/18/2010 8:02:27 AM PDT by rickb308 (Muslims need to check with Native Americans & ask how that whole cowboys & indians thing worked out.)
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To: sarasota

I think we should let them build it where they want, let it fill up for prayers then blow the thing to hell.

Rebuild & repeat until done. This keeps folks working and helps our overall objective on the Global War on Terror (GWOT) not our overseas contingency operations.


15 posted on 08/18/2010 8:02:32 AM PDT by maddog55 (OBAMA, Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: RobinMasters

DON’T DO IT!!!! IT’S A TRAP!!!!!!!!


16 posted on 08/18/2010 8:02:40 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: RobinMasters

Dear President George W. Bush,

Silence is Golden

Loose lips sink ships

Be seen, but not heard


17 posted on 08/18/2010 8:02:45 AM PDT by EBH (Our First Right...."it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it,")
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To: RobinMasters

Bush ought to come out and condemn the mosque that would get their panties in a wad.


18 posted on 08/18/2010 8:02:52 AM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: RobinMasters

If this was not so diabolical it would be hilarious!!!!


19 posted on 08/18/2010 8:03:02 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter -God's redemption)
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To: Bigh4u2

American Conservatives are by now so used to being betrayed, that we can’t even register the kind of shock and outrage this suggestion would otherwise produce.


20 posted on 08/18/2010 8:03:30 AM PDT by SMARTY ("What luck for rulers that men do not think." Adolph Hitler)
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To: RobinMasters

What’s it going to be, dignity and honor or strokes by the enemy? A monument to the terrorists should not be built there.


21 posted on 08/18/2010 8:04:07 AM PDT by pallis
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To: RobinMasters

If W’s smart, he’ll let Obama and the Dems continue to twist in the wind on this one. It shows just how alienated they are from the rest of America.


22 posted on 08/18/2010 8:04:39 AM PDT by ChocChipCookie (TheSurvivalMom.com)
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To: RobinMasters

Keep your mouth shut, (and Laura’s, too)!


23 posted on 08/18/2010 8:04:49 AM PDT by maggief
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To: RobinMasters
Steer clear W, its a set-up. . .Don't ever think the MSM will ever have anything but utter contempt for you. . .this effort is all about SAVING OBAMA's sorry a**.

That they would even consider coming to Dubya for help is only an expression of their total DESPERATION!!!

24 posted on 08/18/2010 8:05:10 AM PDT by McBuff
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To: RobinMasters

Oh, THAT works...


25 posted on 08/18/2010 8:05:18 AM PDT by madison10
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To: marstegreg
lol...


26 posted on 08/18/2010 8:06:46 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (YouTube My Space and I'll Google your Yahoo.)
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To: RobinMasters

What really surprised me is that the super egotists/goofballs Carter/Clinton haven’t come out with something.

It would be in character for the both GW and GHW to stay quiet. The last time GHWB commented on something it was an NRA ad and he really made himself look stupid. I believe he learned his lesson from that!


27 posted on 08/18/2010 8:07:03 AM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: RobinMasters

It’s not the mosque-supporters who want this. It’s the Obama supporters who have seen Obama stick his foot in his mouth on this matter and now want Bush to make a statement to make foot-in-mouth disease a “bipartisan” malady.


28 posted on 08/18/2010 8:07:05 AM PDT by caseinpoint (Don't get thickly involved in thin things.)
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To: caseinpoint

Exactly! Don’t take the bait George! Just keep going to Rangers’ games and keep your mouth shut.


29 posted on 08/18/2010 8:08:09 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: RobinMasters

How pathetic. Having condemned the Bush Administration for years, they now want Bush to bail out their hero. Meanwhile, Nancy Pelosi wants to investigate the opposition to the mosque. In fact, it’s beyond pathetic.


30 posted on 08/18/2010 8:08:40 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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To: RobinMasters

I’m surprised Bush has not come to B.O’s defense. Bush might as well have been a Democrat the way he managed in his last term.


31 posted on 08/18/2010 8:08:42 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: RobinMasters
No Mosques,no Islam, no way!
32 posted on 08/18/2010 8:10:55 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: RobinMasters
When I asked Karl Rove to comment, he responded that it means "redemption is always available for liberals and time causes even the most stubborn of ideologues to revisit mistaken judgments." But won't these Bush critics shortly return to criticizing Bush? "This Bush swoon by selected members of the left commentariat is temporary," Rove answered. "Their swamp fevers will return momentarily."

Bush himself has declined to comment on the mosque affair.

33 posted on 08/18/2010 8:11:04 AM PDT by woofie
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To: RobinMasters
Beinart longs for the days when Bush "used to say that the 'war on terror' was a struggle on behalf of Muslims, decent folks who wanted nothing more than to live free like you and me…"

To the extent that GWB believed Muslims desire the same kind of freedom we Americans cherish, he was deceived. Sharia and freedom are antithetical.

34 posted on 08/18/2010 8:11:09 AM PDT by kevao
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To: Jim Noble

>> I bet he will do it.

Philosophically, I bet W IS okay with the mosque. He always was a proponent of that “Islam isn’t the problem” BS. (Even though it’s been proven time and again that Islam is EXACTLY the problem.)

I just hope he’ll see it for what it is, and say no.

It’s nothing but a shameless attempt to use him when it’s convenient, never mind that the ‘Rats slander and blame him for EVERYTHING all the REST of the time.


35 posted on 08/18/2010 8:12:10 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Eat more spinach! Make Green Jobs for America!)
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To: reagan_fanatic

I just watched “Return of the Jedi” last weekend! I must have fallen under some subliminal messaging! LOL


36 posted on 08/18/2010 8:13:19 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: KeyLargo

Stuck on stupid is no way to go through life ....

The quote I posted from Karl Rove is a little closer to what Bush is thinking


37 posted on 08/18/2010 8:14:29 AM PDT by woofie
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To: RobinMasters

I wouldn’t be surprised if he did it. After all, he spent the last decade telling us that Islam is a “religion of peace,” holding hands with the Saudi despot, and playing kissy-face with that old terrorist Abu Mazen.


38 posted on 08/18/2010 8:16:11 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (What does the LORD require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?)
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To: RobinMasters
because in this case Bush understands better than Obama the connection between the war on terror and the larger question of America's relationship with Islam

LOL! Now they want Bush the "moron" to save Obama the "genius." It doesn't get any better than this. Leave it to the "intelligentsia" to be so incredibly stupid.

39 posted on 08/18/2010 8:16:46 AM PDT by HerrBlucher (In the White House the mighty White House the Liar sleeps tonight.............)
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To: RobinMasters
He extended his hand, graciously, in friendship, and obama - in true muslim tradition - cut it off.


Quicksand


40 posted on 08/18/2010 8:16:49 AM PDT by FrankR (It doesn't matter what they call us, only what we answer to....)
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To: Southack

The left didn’t want anything to do with him not too long ago. What a bunch of maggots.


41 posted on 08/18/2010 8:18:12 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Professional Politicians are a Threat to the Republic! Remove them on 11-2-10!)
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To: SMARTY

Yep.

The complacency is nauseating sometimes..


42 posted on 08/18/2010 8:18:33 AM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: kevao

“Sharia and freedom are antithetical.”....

Exactly!...for liberals to believe otherwise is extremely stupid and dangerous!


43 posted on 08/18/2010 8:18:49 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: RobinMasters
The only possible right way for the President, former President, or any of our elected officials not representing New York, is this.......

“It’s not the Government’s role in deciding if a Church, Mosque, Synagogue, or Temple can be built on private land. It must be left up to the good people of New York and their elected officials, who have complete control and responsibility over local zoning ordinances, and who understand best the sensitivities of people who live and work in the down-town region near ground zero.”

That response may be an easy way to avoid the controversy, but at least I could respect it.

44 posted on 08/18/2010 8:18:57 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: RobinMasters

Come on out so we can kick you in the face.

If he does that will be the end of any hoped for book sales.


45 posted on 08/18/2010 8:19:22 AM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: sarasota

“Please maintain your silence, W.”

AMEN !!!


46 posted on 08/18/2010 8:19:35 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: RobinMasters
If Bush suppports Obama on Thursday, the Left will spit on Bush on Friday.

To support Obama is to be a tool. Don't be a tool, George.

47 posted on 08/18/2010 8:20:43 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: woofie

48 posted on 08/18/2010 8:20:53 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: RobinMasters

“It’s time for W. to weigh in,” writes the New York Times’ Maureen Dowd. Bush, Dowd explains,
Like we should listen to that skank dowd?

This idiot feels like she would somehow be immune from Sharia Law? Loud mouth opinionated women will be the first to go.


49 posted on 08/18/2010 8:20:57 AM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: McKayopectate

Laura too.....Keep your mouth SHUT!


50 posted on 08/18/2010 8:21:15 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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