Skip to comments.Caption French President Sarkozy with President Bush
Posted on 06/08/2007 12:48:38 AM PDT by Michael81Dus
French President Sarkozy with President Bush at the G8 summit in Heiligendamm/Germany.
LOL! This pic is awesome. Sarkozy looks like he’s melting.
I guess it’s his Angela Merkel or Jacques Chirac imitation.
|"What's for supper?"||"German food."|
(With apologies to our friends in Germany)
You can’t refuse my offer...think about it.
LOL, considering that the President is ill today, it´s quite funny.
“George, I got those secret FBI surveillance videos of Hillary’s bedroom...”
President Bush reacts to French President Sarkozy’s Al Gore impression. “Oh, I’m Al Gore!” Sarkozy was heard to say, imitating the former Vice President’s authentic Tennesee accent. “I invented the internet! I’m the one who knows all about global warming! I rule everything!”
“George, when they handed me the nuclear codes on Inauguration day, they also handed over the Clinton/Lewinsky phone sex tapes.”
George, If Nancy Pelosi’s facelift collapses she will look like this, no?
I think we know where President Bush picked up his stomach ailement from.
Bush: “Hey Sarko, any idea where I can get some tacos around this place?”
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GWB,”Paris Hilton says her food is uneatable and her jail cell has no style; so we are shipping her over to you”.
Illegals? Oooo yuck...
Oh yes Mr President, I agree your amnesty plan is brilliant and attacking the Republican base voters is truly inspired!
Unfortunately in the US the Republicans are committing suicide. 2008 will be a bloodbath politically. Of course the German Spiegel and liberal papers will all scream “Iraq” when this happens, but the real reason is that:
They are alienating the base with the boarder issue and illegal aliens, Teri Scheivo, Foley.....
But it gets better. Imagine the conservative party puts up a candidate who's: pro-abortion, anti-gun, big government, and thinks gays are “OK”........ Even McCain is not really a candidate whos viewed favorably among conservatives and Giuliani and McCain appear to be the front runners of the party even though the base largely rejects either!
Of course in 2008 when the Republicans get their ass handed to them they will also say, “We’re being crucified because of Iraq.” Iraq will be the excuse their demise. 2008 will be ugly, but not for the reasons “Der Spiegel” will tell you.
You´re right that there are several reasons for the likely (?) defeat in 2008, but one of them surely will be Iraq. Of course, the Democrats realized that an immediate withdrawal would be a political and military disaster for the US - AND Iraq.
Here, we can only hope that we´ll get a coalition with the FDP after the next election. Merkel ranks top in the approval ratings of politicians, but it doesn´t help her/my party much. With the “new Left”-Commies advancing, the SPD is struggling between the CDU on the right side and the Commies on the left. The SPD loses voters - they reap what they sowed, when they had no problems to accept the Commies as “valid, democratic partners” in the state governments of Berlin and Mecklenburg-Pomerania.
Let´s see what Merkel can reach at the end of the week at her EU-summit. She was promoted to “Miss World” by BILD after G8, maybe she gets the “Miss Europe” title, too!?
We´ll talk later!
Iraq is more negative in Germany and seen differently by the Germans. It’s a bigger deal for you to support the war than it is for a politician over here. The Senator I helped in the 2006 elections is an open and strong supporter of the war (Sam Johnson) and he was reelected without any problems. Some CNN poll that asks questions like Do you want to see American soldiers dying in Iraq? will of course get a majority saying No. These polls are trash, just like most things written in Der Spiegel.
Iraq is not the rope that will hang the Republican Party, McCain or Giuliani are. If either of these candidates are on the Republican ticket in 2008 for the Presidency the Republican party will loose. They are uninspiring to the base. Giuliani is not even seen as conservative. Truthfully he isnt! Many who are more libertarian will vote independent with either candidate. Worse yet if as in 1992 you get a fairly powerful independent like Ross Perot who takes 19% of the votes, majority from the Republican party, and this too is a viable possibility still.
Do you realize that most of the Democrats elected in 2006 were Blue dogs? They are Democrats that support the war or at least want to see victory there. The Democrats control the Senate and House, and despite all the rhetoric, nothing has happened and the war is funded. Those Democrats that were elected were so largely on a more conservative platform. These elections are won locally, not nationally.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanford_Bishop (Democrat pro war)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_Boyd (Democrat- pro war)
What the Republicans are trying to do is pander to a 14.5% voting block that considers itself Hispanic. While trying to hold on to the Hispanic voter (A minority group among Republicans actually do fairly well) they are alienating their own base. The number one issue that will hurt the GOP is the boarder and illegal alien amnesty plan. Imagine a President referring to private citizens that on their own time, and own money, travel to the boarder regions to enforce a boarder the federal government is failing to do as Vigilantes. Imagine Bush basically saying that those who oppose his amnesty plan are racist and stupid. Of course he said this in a political and nicer way. The boarder issue will hurt the GOP. It already is!
What happened in the last elections was that right before the elections the Foley scandal created lots of negative publicity, Teri Scheivo was a case where the executive branch could have intervened but didnt . All data was suggesting that the Senate would stay under Republican control, thats why Rumsfeld stayed on until after the elections. He would have stayed had the Senate held, and had the GOP thought they would loose the Senate he would have stepped down earlier since this would have helped the party. But it was the scandals right before that helped drive the outcome in 2006. Even so, the Democrats won by putting up blue dogs and only won with a 1 seat majority in the Senate and small majority in the house.
The Republicans are not listening to their base. They hear the screams, but hearing is not listening. They will pay, and when they do, they will blame Iraq, but Iraq is not their rope.