Skip to comments.Laura Bush praises Obama, bemoans excessive partisanship
Posted on 09/09/2009 12:16:27 PM PDT by Route797
PARIS, France (CNN) -- Former first lady Laura Bush praised the performance of her husband's successor Monday, breaking with many Republicans in telling CNN that she thinks President Obama is doing a good job under tough circumstances.
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it’s the mother in her.
I’m starting to like Laura Bush about as much as I like George W. Bush.
this is the traditional response from previous administration heads and their families....
.....the dhimmicrats forgot how to be gratious...
Au contraire — she should stay out of this - the Left laughs at her not with her——how about some kind words for the Tea Party people instead?
She is speaking not for herself, but for the Bush Family.
Imagine Michelle O making such a statement about a Republican successor.
You forgot the sarcasm tag:)
I wish that family would just shut up. I am sick of the Bushes, pere et fils.
Real smart, Laura. Turn you back on millions who love you to stand with millions who will always hate you.
She's also pro-abortion, and we know how dignified and civil it is to rip the arms and legs off little boys and girls.......
Mrs. Bush needs to become a FReeper. Then she’d know what is really going on.
IBBHCP (In Before Bushes have Class Posts)
Mother RINO spreading some love to His Obamaness.
You really think she’d get down in the trenches with us? Not likely. Besides, she’d get banned in a week for being too liberal.
These kinds of comments from moderates like the Bush’s does nothing to help the true conservative cause.
No, he's a miserable failure, just like your husband.
Bush conceded that after her husband was elected president, he was unable to replicate his success as governor of Texas in reaching across the aisle to Democrats.
"He was disappointed that that was not the way it worked out in Washington," she said. "I'm sure President Obama didn't expect it to be that way [either]. ... All of us need to do what we can to come together on issues."
Spoken like a true RINO.
Though Bush expressed confidence that her husband will ultimately be remembered as "somebody who stood for freedom and who stood for the security of our country"...
Before or after he tried to grant amnesty to tens of millions of illegally-present foreign nationals?
unlike the one who enjoys the grape that occupies this position now
yeah, it’s called class and grace. something i don’t have the burden of. so i can say anything i want and usually do.
Laura has been hanging around George too long. Her husband was a disaster as a president. Now, we have someone that actually makes him look not quite so bad. It is all a matter of degrees. You would think she would keep her mouth shut and let Obama keep screwing up, so that folks can think just a little bit better of George.
ya got me.
Excellent. Kill your enemy with kindness.
Stuff like this will drive the liberal moonbats to a new level of crazy.
She looks like a classy lady but thinks like a liberal Methodist.
In many cases, you can overlook politics and not make it a personal issue.
But a guy who refuses to prove his most basic qualifications for the highest office in the land, a man who acts like a closet Muslim, a guy who says America is no longer a Christian Country, a man who travels the world attacking the nation and people who put him in office, an individual who has plotted to euthanize American elderly and disabled Americans, a guy who has the most radical abortion record in Congress, an individual who praises Hugo Chavez, a man who attended a church ran by a racist and anti-American preacher for twenty years, a person who was active in a radical organization - ACORN which helped collapse the national economy, an individual who wants to disarm Americans, a guy who circumvents Congress and the American people by appointing over 30 “czars”. a guy who feels that the government should run private industry, a man who has put the U.S. and generations of future American into debt beyond anyone’s imagination is not just another politician.
Laura, just like all the other Bushes - is CLUELESS.
Agreed. She needs to find the bus conservatives found for George (22% approval ratings) and crawl under it, preferably while its moving.
GOP syndrome, try to stay above the fray while the other side kicks the living crap outta you. To date I have yet to hear a lefty say one decent thing about your husband.
Turning the other cheek is truly Christian, but so is standing up for your beliefs.
pere et fils et frere et...
Especially when you have NOTHING intelligent to say.
May neither the Bush nor the Kennedy name ever soil higher office again.
that she thinks President Obama is doing a good job under tough circumstances
Taking over the auto industry, the banking industry and trying to destroy our healthcare system. The stimulus bill that stimulated nothing and gave her great grandchildren trillions in debt. Unemployment continuing to rise. Sorry Mrs Bush but what you stated was just nonsense....
THOROUGHLY AGREE WITH YOU!!!!!!!!!!
Classy lady, saying gracious words. It is not the place of any First Lady to criticize publicly a sitting head of state, particularly since she knows the stress of the office firsthand.
How would anyone here feel about Michelle Obama’s opinion on any other president?
Laura can — and undoubtedly does — express stronger opinions privately.
I do appreciate her for never embarrassing us.
Not content to destroy the Republican Party and eviscerate conservatism, the Bush family now works to salvage Obama’s term. Thanks, folks!
Her hubby was the moderate - SHE is the liberal.
You can’t be a Methodist and a teacher at the same time and be a conservative - or its most unlikely anyway.
When the other side follows the Constitution, she may have a case.
Laura Bush is a lady of true dignity and civility. She understands that political differences need not entail personal hate, and that public discourse can be conducted in an atmosphere of mutual repect.
Sorry.This Nation is just about 2 more major screw ups away from open warfare. The time for civility has been long past.
Yeah, right Laura. He’s NOT a socialist.
HE’S A MARXIST!!!!
The sad thing is that idiot McCain who ran against the Obamamessiah probably agrees with you and he is ANOTHER reason Obama is in the White House - after YOUR HUSBAND!!!
I wish all the members of the Bush family would just stop talking publicly and fade into a quiet and dignified private life. Everything they say is damaging to the Republican Party, whether its Jeb dissing Ronald Reagan (the SOLE reason any of them had political success); his brother GW getting us into an unnecessary war that brought Pelosi, Reid and Obama to power and spending taxpayer money like a lunatic; his father, “Read My Lips” trashing conservatives, pushing tax increases and giving Ted Kennedy some idiot “service” award. Enough already, please.
“If you gotta job to do, you better do it well.”
And if nothing else, the Bushes and the neos have set conservatism back 25 years. Thankfully, Che Guebama has advanced it 20.
She’s a big time lib. If she was an office holder she would right there besides Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe.
George W. Bush is "a RINO dog who kneecapped the Republican Party and sold conservatism down the river."
Purge the RINOs and the RINO apologists!
Don’t let your blood pressure get too high - even as we speak they are plotting to get brother Jeb into the White House.
If they succeed in nominating HIM, there will be a SECOND Trio to match Moe, Larry and Curley.
Actually, that is not what she said. It is what a different article said that she said.
Truer words were never spoken.
Jorge el Segundo and Juan McCain were Obama’s secret weapons.
Obama, oh why he’s a nice charming young communist who wants to destroy America.