Skip to comments.Barack Obama is George H.W. Bush?
Posted on 12/11/2010 7:20:28 PM PST by ChicagoConservative27
President Obama has been compared to a lot of past presidents. In the first days of his administration, he was compared to great presidents like Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan, as well as John F. Kennedy. These days, Mr. Obama is being compared to some other presidents.
Sometimes, Mr. Obama is described as another Bill Clinton. After watching his Democrats take a pounding in the 1994 midterm election, Mr. Clinton pivoted to the center in 1995-96 in an effort to improve his own standing as his re-election drew near. (Like Mr. Obama, Mr. Clinton was perceived by some as having gone too far left in his first two years in office.)
Others see Mr. Obama as another George W. Bush because of his order of a troop surge in Afghanistan and efforts to continue at least some of the Bush-era tax cuts.
There is another comparison that is beginning to be made, however.
Some see Mr. Obama as another George H.W. Bush.
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I wouldn’t insult Poppy like that.
Barack Obama is the last Kennedy brother. Chrissie Mathews said so, so it must be true. He got a tingle thinking about Obama being the last Kennedy brother.
Q: "What do you think of Obama's presidency thus far?"
SARAH PALIN: "Two words: Jimmy Carter."
IBBHCP (In Before Bush Has Class Posts.)
I agree 100%. GHWB may not have been a true Conservative, but he is as real and decent a man as has ever held public office; Obama is an empty suit whose ideals are repugnant to all good people. If GHWB happens to have brown eyes, I’d say that the only think Obama and GHWB have in common is eye color.
Well.....being in the presence of Clinton seemed to make both check their watches.
I think I prefer the comparison to Jimmy Carter. It’s a close call, but I seriously think Obama is worse; a feat I never thought possible.
HW raised taxes & proudly talked about the “new world order”. His poor communication skills gave us 8 years of Billary. HW might be a nice but he was not a good president.
Obama is much worse, of course. Worse than Carter IMO cuz’ his contempt for America screams out at me louder than Carter’s did.
Actually I’d compare Obama to Hugo Chavez but hey that’s just me
LOL. You win!
I hope I never see a future president compared to Obama.
The only person doing the comparing was himself.
Well, this issue can be settled simply by comparing resumes, so no need for any BDS.
Imagine if Sarah had said that LOL..talk about liberal heads exploding..I would have gotten an extra large popcorn for that one
Or maybe Obama is more like Pierce who signed the Kansas-Nebraska Act or Buchannan who tried to force the Lecompton constitution on a majority who didn’t want it. Kind of reminds me of this healthcare debacle that is on a national scale instead of just a territory... the same kind of stuff.
LOL. But she replied ‘seriously” and she will call him “Jimmy Carter” or run against him, as though he is Jimmy Carter.
She’s running, you know?
I’m right here!
Haha. I mean when we had fun on the DWTS thread
How about President Lenin?
*That* was fun. Come to the LIVE thread tomorrow - “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” when Kate Gosselin is in Alaska with Sarah on a camping trip.
TLC at 8:00PM Central.
This is a blatant attempt to re-invent the uber liberal ZERO as a moderate.
I hate many of his positions but GHWB:
Risked his life in war for America earning the Distinguished Flying Cross, three Air Medals, and a Presidential Unit Citation
Married a class act of a wife
Worked for a living in the oil business
Did real work in public service for nearly 30 years
Appointed Clarence Thomas to the SCOTUS
Won the 1st Gulf War ove Iraq's invasion of Kuwait
ZERO has achieved nothing.
Shocking Kate Gosselin would go anywhere near Sarah.
He’s Warren G. Harding.
Remember Your Other 5 Black Presidents
Warren G. Harding
My son was telling me how incredibly witty GHWB was after he read some book about him.
These people are always revising history. It is what Marxists do. Can’t have truth prove all their ideas are bankrupt—literally. BO is most like Carter but even worse (if that is possible).
It's not only possible ... it's happening before our very eyes.
GHWB was and is a war Hero. Whatever else I feel about him, he doesn’t deserve the comparison to this man.
I’ve decided Obama stands on his own unique island. I can’t even compare him to Carter anymore, I don’t think Carter hates this country as deeply as Barack does.
I won’t say he’s worse than Carter. Carter is largely responsible for the existence of the Islamic Republic of Iran and everything that followed including the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan which led to AQ and Bin Laden, the Iran Iraq War, the formation of Hezbollah and Hamas, the entire modern Jihadist movement really. All because Carter did nothing throughout 79 and 80(even after they took our hostages). It will be very tough for Obama to reach that level.
Of course, Carter’s ineptness and failures also brought us Reagan. If Carter was even halfway decent Reagan never would have been President. So, there is that benefit.
Lets hope Obama brings us a similar turnaround.
He also appointed David Souter and thus singlehandedly kep Roe v Wade on the books. Whatever good he got from Thomas is more than wiped away by Souter. That was a total disaster that conservatives may never fully recover from.
I don’t blame him so much for losing in 92. We’d had the WH for 12 yrs, that’s al ong time. The dems were bound to win eventually.
But the Souter appt was just awful. Really mars his entire term for me.
It is ironic that he got in trouble for breaking a no new taxes pledge and now Obama is in trouble with his base for breaking a yes new taxes pledge.
Just barely! You squeaked in by one post.
I didn't post because I thought GHWB was a great president. I posted to say he lived an accomplished life that made some positive contributions as opposed to ZERO who has made none. GWHB doesn't deserve to be drug down to ZERO's level and no amount of MSM BS will elevate ZERO to GHWB's.
The history of Obama isn’t written yet. We don’t know all of what he’s done or will do and how it will reverberate through time.
Iran is easily one of Carter’s larger disasters, but I think when he was voted out people might have been thinking more along the lines of energy and the economy at the time.
Given the utter stupidity of things Obama has done that we know about, my guess is that over the next two years it won’t be difficult for Obama to top even Carter considering they are both cut from nearly the same cloth.
Carter might be the most apt comparison so far. Those were some lousy years!
As politically positive as that would be for 2012, I'm not sure the country needs that kind of punishment!
It’s the second term of Jimmah Carter.
Funny, he doesn't look Bushish.
You’re right. Clinton has the Southern ‘thang’ and obama is not an American, or even Americanized. He a social misfit, in every sense of the word.
There is another comparison that is beginning to be made, however.
Some see Mr. Obama as an undocumented illegal Mexican.
I find it very interesting that the level of ranking of President that the liberal media sources has Obama being compared to has consistently been going down the chart. they started out comparing him to President Lincoln, and now President George H. W. Bush. Eventually they may get to Presidents Andrew Johnson or James Buchanan if Obama is President long enough.
Liberals hate it when I compare Obama to Jimmy Carter so I’m sticking with it.
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