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Laura Bush praises Obama, bemoans excessive partisanship
CNN ^ | 9-08-2009 | Zain Verjee

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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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.
1 posted on 09/09/2009 12:16:27 PM PDT by Route797
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To: Route797

it’s the mother in her.


2 posted on 09/09/2009 12:17:12 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (hang the Czars.)
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To: Route797

I’m starting to like Laura Bush about as much as I like George W. Bush.


3 posted on 09/09/2009 12:18:06 PM PDT by steven33442
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To: Route797

this is the traditional response from previous administration heads and their families....

.....the dhimmicrats forgot how to be gratious...


4 posted on 09/09/2009 12:18:49 PM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Route797

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?


5 posted on 09/09/2009 12:19:24 PM PDT by eleni121 (The New Byzantium - resurrect it!)
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To: Route797
That is all well and fine except Kenyan Hussein Hates America specifically White America and I refuse to be still Her Husband is the reason this Pestilence is cast upon us!
6 posted on 09/09/2009 12:19:28 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Route797

She is speaking not for herself, but for the Bush Family.


7 posted on 09/09/2009 12:19:46 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: Route797

Imagine Michelle O making such a statement about a Republican successor.


8 posted on 09/09/2009 12:19:50 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: steven33442

You forgot the sarcasm tag:)

I wish that family would just shut up. I am sick of the Bushes, pere et fils.


9 posted on 09/09/2009 12:19:51 PM PDT by chickadee
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To: Route797

Real smart, Laura. Turn you back on millions who love you to stand with millions who will always hate you.


10 posted on 09/09/2009 12:20:18 PM PDT by DogBarkTree (Support Sarah. http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/sarahpalin?ref=nf)
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To: Route797
"Laura Bush is a lady of true dignity and civility."

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.......

11 posted on 09/09/2009 12:20:40 PM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Route797

Mrs. Bush needs to become a FReeper. Then she’d know what is really going on.


12 posted on 09/09/2009 12:20:56 PM PDT by Faith
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To: Route797; a fool in paradise

IBBHCP (In Before Bushes have Class Posts)


13 posted on 09/09/2009 12:21:14 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Route797
"Bush indicated that she didn't think it was fair for Obama to be labeled a "socialist" by critics and expressed her disappointment with the intensely polarized nature of contemporary American politics."

Uh huh....

14 posted on 09/09/2009 12:21:15 PM PDT by goodnesswins (George Orwell would be proud. Truth are lies, Slavery is Freedom, Oppression is Feminism.)
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Mother RINO spreading some love to His Obamaness.


15 posted on 09/09/2009 12:21:29 PM PDT by RAO1125 (Neoconservatism:Failed. Socialism:Failing (again). Next up: Libertarianism)
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To: Faith

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.


16 posted on 09/09/2009 12:22:14 PM PDT by RAO1125 (Neoconservatism:Failed. Socialism:Failing (again). Next up: Libertarianism)
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To: Route797

These kinds of comments from moderates like the Bush’s does nothing to help the true conservative cause.


17 posted on 09/09/2009 12:22:26 PM PDT by pctech
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To: Route797
I guess George W didn't find too receptive a listener at home when he complained about the lying, hating press and demoncraps.
18 posted on 09/09/2009 12:22:36 PM PDT by BilLies
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To: sickoflibs; Impy
"I think he is [doing a good job]," Bush said when asked to assess Obama's job performance.

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?

19 posted on 09/09/2009 12:22:45 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (So many Communists, so little time.)
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To: Route797
There's a lot of dignity in just keeping your mouth shut too, Laura.
20 posted on 09/09/2009 12:22:50 PM PDT by NurdlyPeon (Sarah Palin: Americas last, best hope for survival.)
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To: Route797

unlike the one who enjoys the grape that occupies this position now


21 posted on 09/09/2009 12:23:54 PM PDT by italianquaker (“Every inch of this Administration is rife with corruption and cronyism.” --- Michelle Malkin)
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To: Route797

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.


22 posted on 09/09/2009 12:24:29 PM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: Route797

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.


23 posted on 09/09/2009 12:24:54 PM PDT by CdMGuy
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To: Revolting cat!

ya got me.


24 posted on 09/09/2009 12:25:33 PM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: Route797

Excellent. Kill your enemy with kindness.

Stuff like this will drive the liberal moonbats to a new level of crazy.


25 posted on 09/09/2009 12:25:33 PM PDT by proudpapa (Obama - Worst One Ever!)
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To: Route797
Laura Bush is what drove her husband to the left.

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.

26 posted on 09/09/2009 12:26:42 PM PDT by ZULU (God guts and guns made America great. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: steven33442

Agreed. She needs to find the bus conservatives found for George (22% approval ratings) and crawl under it, preferably while its moving.


27 posted on 09/09/2009 12:27:21 PM PDT by 03A3
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To: Route797

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.


28 posted on 09/09/2009 12:27:38 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: chickadee

pere et fils et frere et...


29 posted on 09/09/2009 12:28:10 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: NurdlyPeon

Especially when you have NOTHING intelligent to say.


30 posted on 09/09/2009 12:28:39 PM PDT by ZULU (God guts and guns made America great. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: Route797
The Bushes apparently have more regard for the "Dignity of the Office" than they do for the Constitution.

May neither the Bush nor the Kennedy name ever soil higher office again.

31 posted on 09/09/2009 12:28:44 PM PDT by AngryJawa (Obama's Success is America's Failure)
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To: Route797

that she thinks President Obama is doing a good job under tough circumstances
HUH?
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....


32 posted on 09/09/2009 12:29:07 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Proud to have made Communist Leader Obama's hit list at flag@whitehouse.gov)
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To: rabscuttle385

THOROUGHLY AGREE WITH YOU!!!!!!!!!!


33 posted on 09/09/2009 12:29:13 PM PDT by ZULU (God guts and guns made America great. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: Route797

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.


34 posted on 09/09/2009 12:29:51 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: chickadee

Not content to destroy the Republican Party and eviscerate conservatism, the Bush family now works to salvage Obama’s term. Thanks, folks!


35 posted on 09/09/2009 12:30:06 PM PDT by RanGreHad
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To: pctech

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.


36 posted on 09/09/2009 12:30:17 PM PDT by ZULU (God guts and guns made America great. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: Route797

When the other side follows the Constitution, she may have a case.


37 posted on 09/09/2009 12:30:29 PM PDT by Paladin2 (Big Ears + Big Spending --> BigEarMarx, the man behind TOTUS)
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To: Route797

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.


38 posted on 09/09/2009 12:30:49 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Proud to have made Communist Leader Obama's hit list at flag@whitehouse.gov)
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To: Route797
A new world order RINO praises Obama. The republican moderate wing. Pffffttt.
39 posted on 09/09/2009 12:31:15 PM PDT by afnamvet
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To: goodnesswins

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!!!


40 posted on 09/09/2009 12:31:48 PM PDT by ZULU (God guts and guns made America great. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: CdMGuy

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.


41 posted on 09/09/2009 12:31:59 PM PDT by laconic
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To: RanGreHad

“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.


42 posted on 09/09/2009 12:32:07 PM PDT by RAO1125 (Neoconservatism:Failed. Socialism:Failing (again). Next up: Libertarianism)
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To: Faith

Never happen.

She’s a big time lib. If she was an office holder she would right there besides Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe.


43 posted on 09/09/2009 12:32:39 PM PDT by ZULU (God guts and guns made America great. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: ZULU; Impy; sickoflibs
To borrow the words of a certain and esteemed fellow FReeper...

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!

44 posted on 09/09/2009 12:33:03 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (So many Communists, so little time.)
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To: 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.

Here we are, trying to wake up America about this inexperienced poser, and then this nonsensical statement comes along. Zer0 is NOT "doing a good job". Even some former zer0 supporters have figured it out.
45 posted on 09/09/2009 12:33:44 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: chickadee

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.


46 posted on 09/09/2009 12:34:17 PM PDT by ZULU (God guts and guns made America great. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: Route797
She just ran another stop sign.
47 posted on 09/09/2009 12:34:40 PM PDT by Manic_Episode (Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps...)
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To: Route797

Actually, that is not what she said. It is what a different article said that she said.


48 posted on 09/09/2009 12:35:05 PM PDT by CSM (Business is too big too fail... Government is too big to succeed... I am too small to matter...)
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To: Cheetahcat

Truer words were never spoken.

Jorge el Segundo and Juan McCain were Obama’s secret weapons.


49 posted on 09/09/2009 12:35:10 PM PDT by ZULU (God guts and guns made America great. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: Route797

Obama, oh why he’s a nice charming young communist who wants to destroy America.


50 posted on 09/09/2009 12:35:12 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Fiscal conservatism without social conservatism is dead.)
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