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Bush says Obama shouldn’t be criticized for golf
Associated Press ^ | Sep 23, 2013 6:35 PM EDT

Posted on 09/24/2013 12:18:01 AM PDT by Olog-hai

Former President George W. Bush says President Barack Obama should not be criticized for the amount of golf he plays. …

“You know, I see our president criticized for playing golf. I don’t—I think he ought to play golf,” Bush says in the interview. “Because I know what it’s like to be in the bubble. And I know the pressures of the job. And to be able to get outside and play golf with some of your pals is important for the president. It does give you an outlet.” …

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Outdoors; Sports
KEYWORDS: bush; golf; obama; outtolunch

1 posted on 09/24/2013 12:18:01 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Don’t former presidents with class just keep their stinking mouths shut?
I mean, I always liked Dubya despite some stumbles along the way, but he really needs to shut up now.


2 posted on 09/24/2013 12:22:40 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Olog-hai
I starting to think President Bush tapes the “kick me” sign on his own back.

The only thing that gives me any sense of redemption is the picture of V.P. Cheney looking at Obama with disgust at “The One’s” Inauguration. Cheney knew, but Bush still doesn't see it. Talk about living in a bubble.

3 posted on 09/24/2013 12:25:51 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Democrats = Communists. RINO Republicans = Communist Sympathizers.)
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To: Olog-hai

This is why everyone dumped on President Bush so much because he always turned the other cheek and allowed people to trash him. President Bush was much more gracious than he should have been even now.


4 posted on 09/24/2013 12:25:57 AM PDT by funfan
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To: Olog-hai

George breaks his retirement silence.....

To attack Republicans, of course.


5 posted on 09/24/2013 12:28:18 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: Olog-hai

At least Bush did not spend 99 million bucks on a vacation.


6 posted on 09/24/2013 12:33:28 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: Olog-hai

Before anyone has something bad to say about Obama or the Clintons we must first run it by the Bushes. They’ll call Rove and he’ll tell them what to say. If it’s on the Middle East, they call the Saudi Prince and get his input.


7 posted on 09/24/2013 12:35:20 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Olog-hai
(AP Photo/LM Otero) September 13, 2013
8 posted on 09/24/2013 12:39:49 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Olog-hai

GW Bush: Speaks about allowing amnesty for illegal criminals and now golf. Out of the entire disaster that is the Kenyans Presidency, those two things are what Bush focuses on. But what else do you expect from a guy who came up with the saying “Islam is a religion of peace.”


9 posted on 09/24/2013 12:40:43 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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To: Olog-hai

the only time bush break his retirement silence is when he praise democrats or obama


10 posted on 09/24/2013 12:43:39 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Maybe Bush simply means that there are so many other things to criticize Obama for.


11 posted on 09/24/2013 12:54:16 AM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: Lancey Howard

So today it was jorge, tomorrow it will be bill, and we are beginning to hear, see, and smell the desperation.


12 posted on 09/24/2013 12:56:58 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work, You gotta earn them.)
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To: Olog-hai

And islam is a religion of peace.

Some Presidents are Homer Simpson.


13 posted on 09/24/2013 1:03:33 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of the Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: Hardraade

Well, it ain’t ohaha. Homer is an American.


14 posted on 09/24/2013 1:06:23 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work, You gotta earn them.)
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To: VerySadAmerican

And Rove will say Yay Obamas!


15 posted on 09/24/2013 1:08:01 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Olog-hai

We will continue to criticize Obama where he deserves it, we don’t need W’s permission.


16 posted on 09/24/2013 1:16:34 AM PDT by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear." (Glenn Beck))
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To: Olog-hai

W needs to shut his yap. Everyday it becomes more apparent that there is one party.


17 posted on 09/24/2013 1:17:03 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (What's the frequency, Kenneth?)
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To: Olog-hai

Yes, playing golf might be a good thing if it was not an obsession. Apparently President George W. Bush has no clue of the extent Zer0 plays golf. Zer0 has played 146 rounds of golf since taking office in 2009. Bush played 24 rounds of golf through the first 34 months of his presidency, but stopped in 2003 because he didn’t want to give the impression he took the war lightly.


18 posted on 09/24/2013 1:20:42 AM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: Olog-hai

The election of Obama and all the NEW executive powers he now holds is the GW Bush Legacy.


19 posted on 09/24/2013 1:26:46 AM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: cva66snipe
Obama to Bush: How did you manage to get all those bad ideas pushed through congress?

GW Bush to Obama: I had John McCain and some handpicked RINO's Karl helped get into office instead of Conservatives.

Obama: Thanks George we couldn't have done it without you.

20 posted on 09/24/2013 1:40:25 AM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: Olog-hai

Obama attacks bush (blames him for the world’s problems) every chance he gets. And how does Bush respond? By sucking up to him!

Bush needs to travel to Russia and take some “man up” lessons from Putin.


21 posted on 09/24/2013 1:55:28 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Olog-hai

Well, there goes the last little bit of respect I had for him.

It looks like the Washington Elite Establishment (WEE) is going into a panic mode over the delivery of the ‘Cruz Missile’ descending on their cozy little bunker.

They can shake the Bushes all day long to distract us but the American people are beginning to see the light and that light is called truth.


22 posted on 09/24/2013 2:06:54 AM PDT by RetSignman (Standing my ground against group think.)
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To: Olog-hai

My two votes for Dubya are among my biggest regrets.

Back then, I just hadn’t fully accepted that there’s not a dimes worth of difference between the rats and the rinos.


23 posted on 09/24/2013 2:12:18 AM PDT by Rum Tum Tugger
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To: Olog-hai

I don’t think Dubya would criticize Zero if the SOB ran through the halls of the White House screaming allahu akbar, torching every room. It’s as if he has ascended, no longer concerned with worldly affairs, impervious to our suffering.


24 posted on 09/24/2013 2:19:13 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: 4rcane

That is how I took it. I think all presidents should do things that they enjoy to get them out of the White House and relax.

I am sure obama abuses this by golfing, constantly campaigning, and celebrity parties at the White House each week. However, there is plenty of more important things to criticize him about.


25 posted on 09/24/2013 2:20:00 AM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: RetSignman
Well, there goes the last little bit of respect I had for him.

It looks like the Washington Elite Establishment (WEE) is going into a panic mode over the delivery of the ‘Cruz Missile’ descending on their cozy little bunker.

They can shake the Bushes all day long to distract us but the American people are beginning to see the light and that light is called truth.

Well said!

26 posted on 09/24/2013 2:20:53 AM PDT by arasina (Communism is EVIL. So there.)
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To: Olog-hai
The guy just has no fight in him, I guess what he thinks is being noble, I call being a pure elitist fool.

I no longer have any respect for him.

Pompous, aloft, above the fray is bullshit in these times when the future of the country hangs in the balance.

He could help make a difference, but he won't, the hell with him.

27 posted on 09/24/2013 2:29:58 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz......Nuff said.)
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To: MestaMachine

Lol.

Seems to be strange stuff going on every time I’m awake. Keep popping in and out of sugarland and falling asleep.

So he thinks Obama is under pressure in the bubble? Go figure.


28 posted on 09/24/2013 2:35:23 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of the Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: Olog-hai

"Life is like a box of ..."

29 posted on 09/24/2013 2:47:24 AM PDT by raybbr (I weep over my sons' future in this Godforsaken country.)
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To: Lancey Howard

No kidding!! W opened up about THIS??? What a disappointment he’s been.


30 posted on 09/24/2013 4:00:12 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Olog-hai

Bush - the entire fam damily

just STAWP with the liberal white patrician noblesse guilt

Look at what you left us with

obama and pelosi and Bubba as an “adopted” brother


31 posted on 09/24/2013 4:09:38 AM PDT by silverleaf (Going to war without the French is like going hunting without an accordion.)
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To: Rum Tum Tugger

“My two votes for Dubya are among my biggest regrets”, At the time did you have ANY other choice.


32 posted on 09/24/2013 6:05:20 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet
At the time did you have ANY other choice.

Dubya vs Gore or Kerry wasn't a choice. There's no difference between them.

The only real choices were to vote for (1) Dubya/Gore/Kerry (take your pick), (2) a 3rd party candidate or (3) not vote.

By the spring of 2012 as it became obvious the GOP was going to shove rino Romney down our throats, I had figured out that there was no real choice in a Presidential election between the Rats and the GOP. However, in a post on FR, I postulated that the GOP might be better at picking Supreme Court Justices. But, I went on to say that how the Supreme Court ruled on Obamacare in June, 2012, would tell the tale. Well, we know how that ruling turned out.

Like I said, there's not a dimes worth of difference between rats and rinos.

33 posted on 09/24/2013 9:07:36 AM PDT by Rum Tum Tugger
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To: Rum Tum Tugger

Yep the Presidential “Choices” from 1988 until now have pretty much SUCKED!


34 posted on 09/24/2013 9:11:03 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Olog-hai

I think the point is, Mr. Bush, that BO’s job is golf. His “outlet” is POTUS.


35 posted on 09/24/2013 9:19:43 AM PDT by mom.mom
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To: Olog-hai

Anybody have any stats on how many times Bush played golf vs how many times Obama has played? IIRC Bush wasn’t able to play much at all after the press went after him in ‘03 and ‘04.


36 posted on 09/24/2013 9:21:11 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: jonrick46

Thanks for those stats.


37 posted on 09/24/2013 9:22:07 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: US Navy Vet

That’s the way I see it....Reagan was a hard act to follow, but he was our last real President.


38 posted on 09/24/2013 3:04:43 PM PDT by pallmallman (Q)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Dunno . . . Bush may get hypnotized by Putin’s eyes again . . .


39 posted on 09/25/2013 6:04:52 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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