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Bush: Obama doing just fine
News Max ^ | Wednesday, March 18, 2009 11:14 AM | By: Dan Weil

Posted on 03/18/2009 11:35:09 AM PDT by meandog

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To: El Sordo
First sensible post on this thread.
51 posted on 03/18/2009 11:56:49 AM PDT by Churchillspirit
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To: gridlock

LOL

Great minds think alike. Unfortunately, so do small ones.

:)


52 posted on 03/18/2009 11:58:36 AM PDT by Unlikely Hero ("Time is a wonderful teacher; unfortunately, it kills all its pupils." --Berlioz)
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To: meandog
You probably wouldn’t expect former President George W. Bush, in his first speech since leaving office, to praise his successor.

Bush is a gentleman, which is usually the correct answer, but this is a special case. This is not a case of Jimmy Carter, who meant well. It's not Ike, who did a pretty good job. It's not even FDR, who did a lot of harm to the free market but believed in America more or less. We are dealing with a socialist who hates freedom and everything America stands for, and it's not the time to be a gentleman about Obama's disgust for those of us he describes as "behind enemy lines", meaning those who work for a living and produce value.

The socialist is not doing "fine"; Obama is intentionally doing evil and doing it surprisingly effectively.

Enns said Bush told the audience that he expects Obama will do a “fantastic job”

I'll buy that one. I found "fantastic" defined as:
fan·tas·tic (fn-tstk) also fan·tas·ti·cal (-t-kl) adj.
1. Quaint or strange in form, conception, or appearance.
2. a. Unrestrainedly fanciful; extravagant: fantastic hopes.
b. Bizarre, as in form or appearance; strange: fantastic attire; fantastic behavior.
c. Based on or existing only in fantasy; unreal

53 posted on 03/18/2009 11:58:44 AM PDT by TurtleUp (Turtle up: cancel optional spending until 2012, and boycott TARP/stimulus companies forever!)
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To: Aria
Look, I hated it every time a former president ... i.e. that jerk Carter and sometimes Clinton....criticized the current one....so....I think this is ok - besides Bush knows we all know the truth.

I am with you. I was livid at that prick Carter in particular. I appreciate that Bush won't play that game. Shows the respect for the office that former presidents should display.

Let everybody else from his adminstration do the dirty work. Bush should just smile and enjoy retirement with dignity.

54 posted on 03/18/2009 11:58:56 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: meandog
In a folksy address to 1,400 people in Canada

Funny how quickly people forget the protests of "When people talk down our president, it gives encouragment to the America-haters and terrorists" and "politics stops at the border" and all those phrases.

I'm thinking of all those who bitched about Americans who put down our country overseas or expressed disagreement with Bush in foreign countries, and said it was one thing to do it here, but near-treason to do it outside the country.

I'm also recalling those who reminded Clinton and Carter about the unwritten rule about criticizing the serving president.

Remembering the standards most people either just talk about or think only apply to others, not themselves: Indeed, he is a class act. /No sarc

P.S. Anyone who thinks ANY ex-president reveals his true feelings about a serving president is incredibly naive.

55 posted on 03/18/2009 12:00:22 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Is the Teleprompter)
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To: 1rudeboy

I’m not going to vote for Bush in 2012, that’s for sure!


56 posted on 03/18/2009 12:00:40 PM PDT by Toddsterpatriot (Havoc has been back since September. Or was it April?)
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To: meandog; Admin Moderator

Is it still a no-no to bash Bush on this forum? I mean even when he did stupid things? Just wondering?


57 posted on 03/18/2009 12:01:09 PM PDT by mainestategop (MAINE: The way communism should be)
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To: El Sordo

Well stated.


58 posted on 03/18/2009 12:03:26 PM PDT by Cedric
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To: meandog

GWB’s handling of all this brings to mind the faithful wife watching her philandering husband move on down the road with another floozie. “I hope he makes you just as happy as he’s made me..and more to ya!”
Perfect? Far from it.
Weary of endless attacks? You betcha!
I thank him for working to rebuild respect and dignity of the presidency, and keeping us safe.
A lot of the good he did swept away in days by an ungrateful electorate.


59 posted on 03/18/2009 12:03:45 PM PDT by WestwardHo (Whom the god would destroy, they first drive mad.)
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To: stockpirate

And screw the BDSers


60 posted on 03/18/2009 12:03:47 PM PDT by Merlinator (January 20. 2009, A National Day of Mourning)
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To: El Sordo

Well said.


61 posted on 03/18/2009 12:06:19 PM PDT by 1035rep ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.")
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To: Darkwolf377

Gerald Ford arranged for his book on his true feelings to be published after his death, very smart of him.
What President Bush thinks or rather what the media says that he thinks or how some twist what he says isn’t going to make or break what happens in 2012. So I really don’t know why all these BDSers are getting their undies in a bundle over it.


62 posted on 03/18/2009 12:07:57 PM PDT by Merlinator (January 20. 2009, A National Day of Mourning)
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To: meandog
Bush: Obama Is Doing Just Fine.

This is so infuriating coming from this i wanna bee Democrat.

63 posted on 03/18/2009 12:10:54 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Osamabama the Wright kind of Racist!)
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To: Merlinator
BDSers, sense their own impotence.

The weaker they become politically, the more strident, rigid and demanding they become.

As if....

64 posted on 03/18/2009 12:12:01 PM PDT by Cedric
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To: Merlinator

Re: “This is all third hand information, no direct quotes from President Bush. Believe what you will if you can believe the media. This article is crap.”

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Agree — if I see him on the news actually speaking those words, I’ll believe it. Media so carefully edits every single word — I am ignoring this unless I get truly reliable info.


65 posted on 03/18/2009 12:13:45 PM PDT by CaliforniaCon
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To: mainestategop

I don’t like the word “bash” b/c of the connotation of unfairness. This isn’t “bashing”. I can only wonder if W. thinks that by saying something nice about this Stalinist enemy of America and its military and Constitution that the fellow traveling Obots who hate him will pause and re-evaluate his Presidency. It makes one muse whether his critics were right about his lack of mental acuity. If he knows better, his comment is disgraceful, and deleterious to the republic; if he doesn’t, he had no business ever holding office. There is no third option. Bob


66 posted on 03/18/2009 12:15:43 PM PDT by alstewartfan
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To: meandog

No need to wonder any more: He really did/does have mental issues.


67 posted on 03/18/2009 12:16:05 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam (I feel much better since I gave up hope.)
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To: WestwardHo
I thank him for working to rebuild respect and dignity of the presidency, and keeping us safe. A lot of the good he did swept away in days by an ungrateful electorate.

Sorry, but I'm a Bush critic from way back. I didn't much care for his "Read My Lips" dad and really hated the way Junior's watch went. I believe Ronald Reagan best set the example of the way presidents ought to be: firm in the face of America's enemies, always employing overwhelming force when necessary, quickly extracting when not; honest but decidedly Machiavellian when it comes to politics and events! I also don't agree completely with "he kept us safe" as I remember 9/11 occurred on his watch. And I vehemently believe that if he had of employed a response of overwhelming force in the initial phases of OIF, we wouldn't have to say "President Obama" today!

68 posted on 03/18/2009 12:18:01 PM PDT by meandog (The only "Bush" sounding surname worth a damn belongs to NASCAR's Kurt&Kyle Busch--not GEORGE!)
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To: alstewartfan

Well there’s no question he was an effective leader and he was courageous although he did some very, very stupid things. Its just I have two articles planned out that are critical of some things, IE: Open Borders and his tax cuts no being large or broad enough and that sort of thing. I’m probably just going to keep it on my blog anyway.


69 posted on 03/18/2009 12:18:51 PM PDT by mainestategop (MAINE: The way communism should be)
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To: stockpirate

George W. Obama ...


70 posted on 03/18/2009 12:23:24 PM PDT by Wontsubmit
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To: alstewartfan

I doubt that he gives a crap about what the Obots think about his presidency. It’s amazing that people have the time or energy to get so bent out of shape about what he is PURPORTED to have said. Their are no direct quotes. There was no press allowed. This article was what other people said that he said. IF he said he wanted him to succeed I highly doubt that it was to succeed with a Marxist agenda, but to listen to the American people, all of them and to start to do right by them.


71 posted on 03/18/2009 12:24:24 PM PDT by Merlinator (January 20. 2009, A National Day of Mourning)
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To: Cedric
BDSers, sense their own impotence. The weaker they become politically, the more strident, rigid and demanding they become. As if....

BDS=Bush Develops Socialists as in (and because of their abysmal presidential records where 90 percent approval numbers were squandered) GHWB and GWB both serve to usher in two of the most liberal presidents in American history. How else do you non-BDSers account for Clinton and Carter getting elected?

72 posted on 03/18/2009 12:29:55 PM PDT by meandog (The only "Bush" sounding surname worth a damn belongs to NASCAR's Kurt&Kyle Busch--not GEORGE!)
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To: Aria
I believe it was Jesus who said to be kind to your enemies. Offer them a cool drink. It is like "heaping coals on their head". LOL.

Μολὼν λάβε

73 posted on 03/18/2009 12:29:59 PM PDT by wastoute (translation of tag "Come and get them (bastards)" and the Scout Motto)
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To: Aria

Exactly. I think Bush knows full-well what a fool Obama is, he’s just showing the office a little more respect than the former Dem presidents ever did...


74 posted on 03/18/2009 12:30:09 PM PDT by Mark319 ("Whenever a president is gonna get us into serious trouble they always use Lincoln" From film "2010")
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To: Merlinator; CaliforniaCon
Their are no direct quotes. There was no press allowed. This article was what other people said that he said.

So, in effect, you believe that "other people" are lying when they reported what he said?

75 posted on 03/18/2009 12:33:12 PM PDT by meandog (The only "Bush" sounding surname worth a damn belongs to NASCAR's Kurt&Kyle Busch--not GEORGE!)
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To: meandog

That does it. I was willing to forgive Bush for the sh*t he did the past 2 years. I’m done with him too.


76 posted on 03/18/2009 12:33:53 PM PDT by mojitojoe ( Idiots elected a Marxist ideologue with narcissistic personality disorder & America is dying.)
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To: Canedawg

He’s just going along with the Bilderbergs, just like his old man did, too.
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BINGO!


77 posted on 03/18/2009 12:34:30 PM PDT by mojitojoe ( Idiots elected a Marxist ideologue with narcissistic personality disorder & America is dying.)
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To: Merlinator

One symptom of BDS, which was apparent in the libs long before the rise of the disease, is the emergence of paranoid feelings of persecution, the “Poor me, no one lets me say my piece!” Odd how that comes out on threads with dozens of posts saying just the things the sufferer claims are off limits. At least once in dozens of posts bashing him someone will whine “All these Bushbots won’t let us post a single word against W here!”

Criticize him all you want, folks, just don’t be hypocrites, which the Dixie Chix crowd would be rightly calling us if we praised Bush if he did just what they did.


78 posted on 03/18/2009 12:35:27 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Is the Teleprompter)
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To: meandog; Cedric

Carter = Carter II (as in zero)


79 posted on 03/18/2009 12:35:41 PM PDT by meandog (The only "Bush" sounding surname worth a damn belongs to NASCAR's Kurt&Kyle Busch--not GEORGE!)
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To: meandog

Re: “So, in effect, you believe that “other people” are lying when they reported what he said?”

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Lying, or taken out of context — who knows? Perhaps GWB just doesn’t want to get into it with Obama. I’ll wait for more info if it’s all the same to you.


80 posted on 03/18/2009 12:36:09 PM PDT by CaliforniaCon
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To: meandog
How else do you non-BDSers account for Clinton and Carter (I assume you meant Obama) getting elected?

Oh, gee, I'd probably start by pointing to the defections of guys whose demonstrably self-destructive approach to politics is illustrated, as follows:

I'm a Bush critic from way back. I didn't much care for his "Read My Lips" dad and really hated the way Junior's watch went.

81 posted on 03/18/2009 12:40:49 PM PDT by Cedric
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The cool thing about this graphic is that when people see it, they think their private information (like their city or IP address) is being publicly shown on...When you see the graphic, you will see your IP. When others see the graphic, they will see their IP.
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82 posted on 03/18/2009 12:42:48 PM PDT by Canedawg (Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press.)
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To: mojitojoe; meandog
How many times can you say, “That does it”, newbie?

{meandog, see what kind of subversive crap you elicit?}

83 posted on 03/18/2009 12:44:12 PM PDT by Cedric
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To: mainestategop
Are you serious? Bush Bashing and Bush hating is the essence of this forum. Are you playing the victim role now and whining to the mods? Free Republic is a Bush Hating forum as bad as the left wing hateful sites like DU and Daily Kos.
84 posted on 03/18/2009 12:44:20 PM PDT by jveritas (God Bless our brave troops)
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To: meandog
Maybe he meant a "fantastic" job, not as "great", but as extreme, based on fantasy rather than truth or reality...

Just sayin'...

85 posted on 03/18/2009 12:46:44 PM PDT by onemiddleamerican
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To: jveritas

Well... I just don’t want to accidently type something that gets me zotted to a crisp is all im saying.


86 posted on 03/18/2009 12:47:15 PM PDT by mainestategop (MAINE: The way communism should be)
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To: mainestategop
Get you zotted? Haven't you seen the hate against President Bush for the last few years on this forum? There is no difference between the hate Bush posters here and those on the left wing lunatic forums. Were have you been? Not a single Bush hater have been banned because he or she hates President Bush.
87 posted on 03/18/2009 12:50:26 PM PDT by jveritas (God Bless our brave troops)
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To: Darkwolf377
Most excellent post. They bash President Bush 24/7 and then they whine that they are not allowed to bash President Bush. The hypocrisy of these Bush haters is just incredible.
88 posted on 03/18/2009 12:50:39 PM PDT by jveritas (God Bless our brave troops)
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To: meandog

“I’m not going to spend my time criticizing him. There are plenty of critics in the arena,” Bush said. “He deserves my silence.”


89 posted on 03/18/2009 12:57:36 PM PDT by sazerac
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To: Cedric
Oh, gee, I'd probably start by pointing to the defections of guys whose demonstrably self-destructive approach to politics is illustrated...

George H.W. Bush following Desert Storm: 90% approval.
George W. Bush following September 11/01: 89% approval. (source: click here )...

90 posted on 03/18/2009 1:00:30 PM PDT by meandog (The only "Bush" sounding surname worth a damn belongs to NASCAR's Kurt&Kyle Busch--not GEORGE!)
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To: Merlinator

Well you know that BDS applies to those republicans who refuse to see Bush-O-socialist as he really is, a SOCIALIST. Refusing to see and accept the truth = BDS.


91 posted on 03/18/2009 1:51:48 PM PDT by stockpirate (A people unwilling to use extreme violence to preserve liberty, deserves the tyrant that rules them.)
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To: meandog
Bush: Obama Is Doing Just Fine

Whew! Thank goodness. For a minute there I thought 0bobblehead was going to be bad for America. All hail Teleprompter Jesus!!!

92 posted on 03/18/2009 2:10:05 PM PDT by TigersEye (Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: meandog

As a past President he has to take the high road...so good for him.


93 posted on 03/18/2009 3:21:30 PM PDT by exPBRrat
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To: Eaker

Ping to read at home.


94 posted on 03/18/2009 3:30:38 PM PDT by Eaker (The Two Loudest Sounds in the World.....Bang When it should have been Click and the Reverse.)
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To: meandog

If Bush thinks BAM is doing fine and America thinks Bush can’t tell his a$$ from a hole in the ground ...

How does that translate to how Obama is really doing?


95 posted on 03/18/2009 3:41:49 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: CaliforniaCon

“Obama is doing just fine” is the title of this article. It’s not something Bush actually said during the speech. He said that there are plenty of people that will speak against Obama but that Obama deserves Bush’s silence.

That sorta makes it clear that he thinks there are problems but he will let others point them out.


96 posted on 03/18/2009 5:01:08 PM PDT by sazerac
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To: meandog

Not neccesarily lying, but everyone has their own interpretation of what someone else said and they often use their own words when they relate it rather than an exact quote.


97 posted on 03/19/2009 11:34:47 AM PDT by Merlinator (January 20. 2009, A National Day of Mourning)
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To: Merlinator

C’mon, Merlinator, GW said things at the Clinton library opening about the creepy Bill and Hillary that made me vomit, and spouted accoldes that any half-intelligent person “knew” was pabulum. If he didn’t say this about BO, it surely sounds like him! Cordially, Bob


98 posted on 03/19/2009 12:20:06 PM PDT by alstewartfan
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