Skip to comments.Newsweek: “Bush Might Be The Most Isolated President in Modern History”
Posted on 12/11/2005 10:03:41 PM PST by Only Waxing
The latest issue of Newsweek featured an almost 4,000 word article written by Evan Thomas and Richard Wolffe, with assistance from Holly Bailey, Daniel Klaidman, Eleanor Clift, Michael Hirsh and John Barry that painted a pretty bleak picture of President Bush as possibly being the most isolated president in modern history. The authors referred to Bush as being in a bubble that blocks out thoughts, policy suggestions, and ideas that he is either unwilling or intellectually incapable of absorbing. Some of the lowlights:
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From Newsweak: "On Message: Bush often speaks before pre-screened crowds, with signs stressing his theme"
Yeah he's isolated from the unbiased left wing news establishment that ridicules him on a daily basis.
Their hatred is so deep that they are willing to say anything to discredit Bush, no matter what. As Newsweak readers are basically liberals, it's not much different from people in DU writing to each other.
And why doesn't he listen to the intelligent and thoughtful Cindy Sheehan and end the illegal occupation of New Orleans.
Very good and clever post! LOL
Newsweek is a comic book.
Newsweek is a biased rag that doesn't deserve to reach print.
Hopefully this piece of crap mag. will continue to lose subscribers and go under leaving its employees in the unemployment lines where they belong.
These people make my hair hurt.
Which is it:
Cheney is running the country.
Rove is Bush's brain.
Bush is in a bubble and doesn't accept or want outside opinions?
I was watching some special on TV last week, I think on the History Channel, about the assassination of RFK, and there was Evan Thomas of Newsweek being interviewed about the death of his old boss. I never knew he worked for Kennedy, but now I know where his left-wing bias comes from.
The MSM is just po'ed because this admin doesn't leak like a sieve to presstitutes. And they can't stand being out of the loop.
I just read somewhere that one of the reasons for the PATHOLOGICAL BUSH HATRED, is that his enemies know he really doesn't care what they think and that just makes them all the more crazy.
The most isolated president in history was Bill Clinton.
1. Hillary had him so cooped up the WH that he had to resort to a fling with a intern/slut,
2. He had no real power because the House and Sentate weren't under his control,
3. He had to order $100M+ cruise missile attacks on tents in Afganistan and aspirin factories in Africa to divert attention from his philanderings in the WH,
4. He couldn't even deal with Warlords in Somalia and caused deaths of our soldiers by not permitting heavy armor to be used there,
and so on. GW Isolated? I think not; this is just another liberal wet dream meant to instill uneasiness in the Republican ranks and get us off-message.
Dems are actually losing and they can't understand it.....
Petty little twits in the media think they themselves are relevant in some way.
They're (MSM) just trying to prove they're not living in a "bubble".
Like People magazine, they have just enough cash flow to continue to operate on the sale of ads for viagra and movies.
I'm sure this Newsweek cover was not designed to counteract the recent upswing in Bush's popular support. (sarcasm off)
They just made a movie about this guy, Brokeback Mountain, the story of two gay shepherds.
I quit subscribing to Newsweek after their cover story of Newt Gingrich calling him THE LOSER.
I heard one of the talking heads on cable news say that Bush had to be shown a dvd of New Orleans because he didn't know what was going on there.
"The most isolated president in history was Bill Clinton."
That's a persuasive list you compiled....may I borrow it to use for listing Clinton as 3rd or 4th?
The most damning fact is that he had a near fatal stroke which was kept completely hidden from the people and press. His wife and cabinet ran the government for a long period of time.
2) John Kennedy
Now we know he was so desparate to hide his addison's disease that he relied on illegal drug injections just to function. Now we know that his big diversion was committing adultry in the White House with numerous women, including a top mobster's girlfriend. His brother in the position of US Attorney General was the only person he trusted.....and talk about pre-screened crowds, he would come to a city and the civil servants were given the day off to be the crowd with supportive signs.
I waver on him but the evidence we know now demands he be on the list. Remember, Eleanor was known as his eyes & ears, travelling around the country and the world.....now we know that they barely tolerated each other's company....his presidency was smoke and mirrors until WWII started and he was forced to the front.
Some may wish to claim more credit for our victory.
The enemy actually gets the credit. With the daily mounting of preposterous stories,each more idiotic than the other, it had to happen.
At some point it became impractical to respond to the body of growing dreck. It was unneccesary to dignify their craziness with the courtesy of a reply.
I can see your point for the three you list. However, those three suffered from some debilitating medical condition. I submit that, discounting such, Bill Clinton is first among the isolated.....unless you count letchery and drug use as debilitating medical conditions.....
Lincoln, Churchill, Reagan, Truman--they all knew the price of principle and leadership-- It's often isolation. It's often scorn--as they all well knew.
I needed that laugh break. :o)
Thanks for posting.
You are right....the medical conditions & the cover-ups were major factors in my choices. We agree that GWB is far down any "isolated" presidential list. Here are some definitions of isolated:
I need to think about this some more....Clinton may indeed be number one because he admits he betrayed and lied to everyone, his wife & family, his cabinet, even the FOBs.....that earns him first place in the lonely definition for sure.
Not even close. LBJ takes that (dis)honor.
I didn't know that Cindy was a Lesbian?
Pray for W and Our Freedom Fighters
I never see Newsweak in any stands anymore but I would bet the left will give them a spike with this. No question that this is a hit piece and another deliberate misunderestimating of our President.
Translation: This president does not kow tow to the beltway insiders. This president ignores the incestuous relationships of the DC life.
THAT is what newsweak is really upset about.
Put me down for Clinton as worst ever - he brought us 9/11.
No employee of Newsweek meets that standard.
What they are really saying is that President Bush doesn't sway with the polls or change course no matter how much the liberal leftists and the elite media hammer him.
It must be quite frustrating to go from 8 years of Friday afternoon cocktails supplied by the Clinton administration and being invited to all the best parties to being treated like - well like a member of the press. They are no longer handed their stories along with a drink so they file a story without having to do any work before leaving town for the weekend.
They actually have to do research now.
Actually it is the press that is isolated, not the President.
So being isolated from Eleanor Clift is a bad thing?
Jimmah Cahtah and his Dr. Strangelove National Security Advisor, Zbigniew Kazimierz Brzezinski, quite intentionally funded and encouraged the rise of Islamic fundamentalism as a way of destabilizing the Soviet Union.
The strategy didn't succeed, but it did create a mestastacizing cancer in the Islamic world that haunts us still, and proves once again that just because someone can create a monster doesn't mean he can control the monster once created.
I don't want to excuse Clinton. He was a disaster for sure. But you mustn't overlook the enormous disaster that was James Earl Carter.
Point made. You were paying attention back then, weren't you? :o) I had forgotten about Brezinski - such an intelligent misguided man. Or perhaps I should say he was the one doing the guiding. "Cahtah" was a simpleton next to him. Oh heck, Cahtah was a simpleton next to me.
It appears that after sitting in on the Chris Matthews show "Hardball" for many years that the after effects have finally taken hold upon one Howie Fineman. Newsweek has signed on to the Matthews/Olbermann/MSNBC line.
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