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Posted on 12/02/2008 11:37:36 AM PST by Postman
"Fox News journalist Chris Wallace on Monday evening defended President Bush against criticism by Hollywood filmmaker Ron Howard that the president has abused his office in a way similar to President Richard Nixon..."
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Ron Howard has never grown up.
So, Opie is now a political scientist?
He should shut up and direct.
I seriously would have thought Ron Howard above this stupidity.
Opey was doing YouTube Obama ads at the end. His stupidity is well-documented.
Red Diaper Dopey.
Hey Opie...Shut yer yap and direct movies.
What a tool.
Opie's friends ain't seen nothin' yet. Of course, Zero's kind of imperialism will suit them just fine.
“I think to compare what Nixon did, and the abuses of power for pure political self preservation, to George W. Bush trying to protect this country even if you disagree with rendition or waterboarding it seems to me is both a gross misreading of history both then and now,” Mr. Wallace said.
Which seems about as valid as just blindly calling all your enemies "Adolf Hitler".
Mr. Dallek followed Mr. Howard’s comments: “It’s just as Ron says. We’ve been, back in the past eight years, through this anguish about an imperial presidency...”
Like any good liberal will do ;)
A very eloquent take-down by Mr. Wallace.
Can’t believe Chirs Wallace found his spine.
Little Ronnie Howard is just echoing the weird left. Wait a minute, he IS the weird left.
Of course when the Clintons were lying under oath (does anyone believe that Hillary “didn’t remember” so many things) and paying others to lie under oath (Monica Lewinsky was rewardedd with a job above her pay grade), Dopey Opie Ron Howard didn’t mind.
The Lewinsky scandal showed the pattern of abuse throughout the Clinton administration. And even after they left office it didn’t end. Sydney Berger stole and destroyed documents from the National Archives.
Thank you Chris Wallace, for having the courage to defend President Bush!
Mr. Wallace has always had his spine. We just haven’t seen it because he rarely injects his opinion into his work. He is a reporter, not a pundit.
They have no idea how isolated they are.
I have tried never to be so. One must always know what the other side is thinking, and why, if only to know how to combat it!
Ron Howard was on Leno talking about how he and Andy Griffith campaigned for and made advertisments for Dear Leader.
He was raised in Hollywood (his dad and brother are also actors) and the belief system there is clearly pernicious.
For all of Bush’s mistakes, he is an exceptionally honest and honorable man, and has not abused his office. Period.
Certainly not in any way his critics on the left claim endlessly.
He has irritated me mightily, but the things he has done to irritate me are not the things Hollywood holds against him. What they hold against him are fantasy crimes that never happened. They never happened. I have never seen the kind of self-delusion in my life that I have seen over the last two decades, first with Clinton and then with Bush. And perhaps I should add, we are now seeing with Obama.
There is a stubborn unwillingness to live in the actual real world that marks a whole class of Americans, and the result is that half of America is living a fictional history that exists and transpires only within their collective minds. That would be bad enough, but the worst of the fantasists happen also to be the ones who publish and broadcast and film, so that their fictional parallel history becomes the recorded history. What really happened, what really transpired will be lost in the shuffle and as we shuffle off of this mortal coil there will be no one left to tell what really happened. And long before that, no one who will believe us in any case.
Opie’s been hanging around Meathead too long.
Dopey Opie, go back to Mayberry. You are an ignorant jerk.
Come think of it I bet John Wayne is rolling in his grave was he the first dude that gave him first movie part in the Shootist that Duke last film
I THINK SO it was ON AMC TV other day
Other Opieate Idiocy aside, Nixon’s abuses pale in comparison to the REAL pros like Clinton, Kennedy and Johnson...
“Imperial Presidency”. I do hope Mr. Howard will monitor the deeds of all presidents within his lifetime with the same fervor and through the same lens as he viewed the G.W. Bush’s presidency. While I have disagreed with some of the President’s policies and found his inability to “sell” what had to be done during our attempt to quell violence in other areas of the world to the American public at the least frustrating, I do not believe he acted alone or without counsel, nor do I believe he served his terms without pressure from extremely powerful politicians and captains of industry.
Realizing one cannot be an expert in every area, one relies on advice and experience of others. In the end, the decision rests with the President. If it’s right, he/she’s a hero. If it isn’t, he/she’s a villain. Neither is the correct lens through which to view the man or woman. Mr. Howard really must see things from a wider lens.
You didn’t mention the pardons, renting out the Lincoln Bedroom, selling plots at Arlington National, using the WH as a springboard into a $$$ making lecture circuit, getting/holding/lying about the possession of FBI files, chumming it up with avowed enemies of the US to sell (I said SELL) national defense secrets to them, stuffing their pockets with money (went into the WH stone broke without even a home of their own and parlayed the Presidency into $$$$$), ‘persuaded’ institutes of higher ‘education’ to basically HAND their daughter a degree, etc.... tell me where to stop!!!!
Auditing the critics, smearing those who helped in investigations, lying about staff to fire the travel office, blaming OKC on talk radio, wasting FBI resources on investigation a non-rash of “racist” church fires (while Al Qaeda was training for 9-11 in America).
Ron and especially his brother Clint (http://www.nndb.com/people/628/000025553/) both resemble Henry Waxman, and their politics are similar.
Maybe DOpie thought it was imperial because Bush has the same last name as his dad who also was a president.
Maybe the Clinton oligarchy doesn’t bother him even though it is unconstitutional for Hillary to be in this cabinet.
Pay no attention to what Robert Dallek writes. He’s another Democrat suck-up historian in the vein of Doris Kearns Goodwin. I read his bio of LBJ. It wasn’t worth the tree’s dying to print it.
Such is the ‘Progressives’ narrative of ‘Utopian Perfection’.
Reality will bite them in the ass!
Not another dime from me to Mr. Howard. Nor from my wife. Or my five kids. Or my 11 grandchildren (when they’re old enough to actually have money, anyway).
Clinton did a LOT worse than Nixon, a lot. The same thing and got away with it in fact. Talk about pure political self-preservation while ENDANGERING this country through his arrogant womanizing if an enemy of this country had chosen to blackmail him, and come to think of it, how do we know they didn’t? You may be sure we’d never be told. Clinton would dearly love for those Americans who do not respect him to respect him, and, ironically, those who do respect him he probably does not truly care about thinking well of him. - The Senate Republicans let us down.
Andy, sorry to tell you this, but your son makes Gomer look like like Einstein?
And if you remember, years before this Lewinsky crap happened, someone “caught” an IRS agent perusing the files of hundreds of Hollyweird people. That was a shot across the bow - play ball or be dragged across the coals.
Wallace needs to be tabbed to replace Brit.
Despite their faith in the power of metaphor, Hollywood is still dumb and/or disingenuous. They flatter themselves for adhering to an old script written in the 60s. Blinders are so reassuring to the blind. Nothing new in tabloid town.
Funny stuff. Opie shows off his 5th grade education. His parents should have sent him to school instead of pimping him out to Andy.
One thing I remember about Nixon was that there weren’t so many mysterious deaths surrounding him.
Opie has made some good movies, he was a real cute kid, that does not give him special powers as a political commentator.
Kudos to Chris Wallace, a very under-rated journalist who doesn't employ the bombast of some of the more notable Fox News commentators (Wallace is not a commentator but a reporter - huge difference). Nor does he have the charisma of some TV anchormen. However, Chris Wallace remains a fair and balanced reporter that said what had to be said in this instance when these Hollywood dopes were saying totally untrue things about the current president.
My question to those who try to pretend that President Bush is some kind of devious Nixon-like criminal that has done terrible things during his presidency is simply this: with a Democrat majority in congress since January, 2007, why hasn't Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats gleefully impeached Bush, Cheney and most of the Bush administration? It's usually a rhetorical question because the answer is so obvious: no evidence! Not a shred. The accusations from the hate-Bush crowd are simply lies that attempt to criminalize political policy differences and have, for the Democrats, the added benefit of slowly but inevitably persuading far too many Americans that President George W. Bush is a criminal and should be loathed and reviled, just as the left loath and revile him.
Sadly, due to a depressing lack of personal communication skills and some blatant gaffes during his presidency, Bush's job-approval numbers are dismal and he will leave office under a cloud, of sorts. The Democrats have desperately tried to characterize the entire Bush presidency as a failure and they have more than halfway succeeded. This is very disturbing.
That is why I admire Chris Wallace for speaking truth to idiots, in this case. This should happen a lot more often and I can only hope that, as the Obama presidency reveals itself to be the disaster it likely will be, President Bush will be seen in a truer light, without the lies and mischaracterizations of the hard left, hate-Bush crowd, who will be far too busy defending Obama's socialist, economy-killing policies to an angry American population who no longer think standing there and 'looking cool' is being a leader.
“The Phoenix, a Boston-based newspaper, listed (Clint) Howard as 22nd in their list of “100 unsexiest men in the world,” one spot behind his brother Ron”
Whatever their opinion of Bush, that these idiots could not see the obvious differences between him and Nixon is frightening. How can people be that stupid?
I always liked him in stuff. But he’s just so weird looking!