Skip to comments.What if George W. Bush had done that?
Posted on 10/27/2009 5:53:33 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
A four-hour stop in New Orleans, on his way to a $3 million fundraiser.
Snubbing the Dalai Lama.
Signing off on a secret deal with drug makers.
Freezing out a TV network.
Doing more fundraisers than the last president. More golf, too.
President Barack Obama has done all of those things and more.Whats remarkable is what hasnt happened. These episodes havent become metaphors for Obamas personal and political character or consuming controversies that sidetracked the rest of his agenda.
Its a sign that the medias echo chamber can be a funny thing, prone to the vagaries of news judgment, and an illustration that, in politics, context is everything.
Conservatives look on with a mix of indignation and amazement and ask: Imagine the fuss if George W. Bush had done these things?
And quickly add, with a hint of jealousy: How does Obama get away with it?
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He would be called a Nazi.
Pray for America’s Freedom
George Bush would not have done so. He is a man of honor and decency.
Jealousy? You're projecting again, Politico.
Prone to the vagaries of news judgement??? Are you kidding me here? Vagaries? How about all out, in-the-tank, bias? Does that ring a bell?
The corrupt MSM trying to soft-sell it's own bias that has now become so patently obvious that they need to explain it away a the "vagaries of news judgement". It is raw bias on full and obvious display.
NOTICE: Each day more and more slowly but surely the media are unmasking the Obama cover-up? I think they see all the polls and know upcoming dem election losses all across the board are due to Obama. So they have to back peddle before it hits or they will have media bias (cought commie red-handed) egg on their faces.
The MSM is too busy wiping up their own drool to notice. That and shopping for heavy duty knee pads.
“How does Obama get away with it?”
Does anyone with the MSM have to ask this question???
Their water must be laced with LSD.
If President Bush was still in charge,the media would be in a frenzy over lack of swine flu vaccine.I’m sure they
would show a minority mother mourning the loss of her child and the media would say he’s letting poor children die. Of course,unden the headline KatrinaII!
what if GW had buzzed NYC w/ Air Force One?
The whole piece is basic a reiteration of Dem talking points. The scribbler ends up defending Obama.
So decent and honorable that he won't whisper a hint of criticism about his successor; letting instead "dishonorable" and "indecent" Dick Cheney do his dirty work huh? /sarc
Anyone can criticize any one given POTUS. But Obama is in a class all on his own.
Bush never put politics before our troops and national security. Bush never put terrorists on retainer and dissed Israel. Obama is a radical partisan hack with no experience but ties to the corrupt ACORN and radicals while voting ‘present.’
There’s a double standard. Normal people are held to a higher standard than liberals.
Instead the racists at those organizations treat Obama special because he needs the help because he is inferior to Bush. These hypocrites don't realize how bigoted and racist they are.
I really do wish the first Black President had been competent. A Thomas Sowell, Herman Cain, Hershal Walker, or anyone that didn't need a Teleprompter to think for him.
Did you forget "Mission Accomplished"?
The fact that W is following the time-honored tradition of refraining from public criticism of his successor even though Jimmy Carter, bill clinton, and algore regularly ignored it is a testament to W's honor and decency.
Even you know that the "Mission Accomplished" banner was for the SHIP that was returning to dock having accomplished its mission - and not in any way a claim that our military objectives overseas had been completed. But that won't stop you from joining in with the democrat talking points to engage in a little Bush-bashing, eh?
Im not cheerleading for him in partisan games. But so what he put on his uniform and did a poli photo op. He did not sit on his hands as CIC putting troops in harms way negating troop morale with politically correct ROE and play lawyer FOR terrorists and give them miranda rights. Obama is in partisan campaign mode 24/7.
Nothing p****ed me off more. That carrier (Lincoln?) had been back to the gulf thrice I believe, having to turn around on its way home having served two missions under the previous president (a nameless wanker).
I was listening to Davis who filled in for Rush and he said the same thing that a President needs to not criticize but a VP is free to say what they want. Thank God that we have Dick Cheney as our former VP whose is not afraid to speak out.
I was appalled when Carter and Clinton both took potshots at a sitting President — it is not necessary and demeans the office IMHO.
Will be glad to have Cheney keep right on talking.
For the record, that ‘Mission Accomplished’ banner was FOR THE SHIP RETURNING HOME. It was in NO WAY meant to be for the whole war.
What if President Bush had fired a special investigator because he was uncovering corruption on the part of one of the President’s friends? Obama did that and the media didn’t even notice.
Hell. These days I miss Bill Clinton.
Ain’t that the truth.
Obama is failing so pathetically. You could put Jimmah Carter in that pic.
They had served admirably and accomplished their mission, and to have their Commander in Chief fly a jet out to greet them and thank them was an incredible experience for them.
Not only was it NOT a negative, it was a powerful positive for our troops, and that fact shouldn't be lost in the leftist rhetoric that overwhelmed the occasion.
President Bush is doing the RIGHT thing by keeping silent, and anyone here who argues otherwise, is not.
He still needs to be meeting with the Generals more than just to dress them down for speaking out of turn. He has time to shake hands for photo ops with the troops but is NOT serving in his role as COMMANDER IN CHIEF.
The press is not looking at the skin color. The policies of John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama would contain similar agenda items.
They find in Obama a vessel that they can use sell liberal programs to America. It is about advancing the agenda, not the man. They lied for the Clintons for nearly 20 years (only turning on them when Hillary posed a threat to the Obama candidacy in 2008).
There may well be almost an unconscious effort on the part of the media to give Obama a bit more slack because he is more likable, because he is the first African-American president.”
Anyone who still finds Obama more likable than W. would find Seth Pecksniff more likable than Martin Chuzzlewit.
They have gone from having one who respected and loved them, and wept for their sacrifice, to having a pretender who literally hates them, and doesn't give a rip about their deaths or their suffering.
There were no military "photo ops" with President Bush. Obama never spends a minute with our troops (and those are very few) that is NOT a photo op.
The contrast between the two men could not be starker.
Perhaps George Bush believes it would be a losing proposition for him to defend himself, he is probably better served by standing back and allowing the nation to realize its own grevious error. I doubt that he has much control over Cheney one way or the other at this point.
What ticks me off is the Dems Alinsky talking points were repeated so often even to this very day the dems spout off the ‘No WMD Iraq’ talking points. I remember the MSM reporting they were moved to Syria when we announced via the U.N. upteen times we are coming to invade you if the upteenth U.N. nasty letter to you does not work, prior to the war.
The WMD were moved to Syria because of political correctness diplomacy kissing the U.N’s collective rear end. Bush sat on his dumb, collective rear end while the dems Alinsky talking points were repeated over and over until believed.
Idiot Bush should have just played this video to the dems.
And now Obama, the democRATS and the MSM are singing this to Bush
Because Fox and Rush won’t be the new ‘boogey man.’
You’ve got to be kidding. You’re trashing Bush because he refuses to behave like a Democrat? At least try to get a clue.
It is now (IN NINE MONTHS) 1.4 Trillion and 10% unemployment, Where is the press? Where are the Republicans?
The aircraft carrier’s mission was accomplished. That was not a statement saying the mission in Iraq was accomplished, but that the mission at hand, for the carrier, was over.
Context is everything.
swatted a fly on camera
bought a puppy
clash for clunkers
gave terrorists miranda rights
campaigned scream preached
dissed the freedom of the press
put doctors in lab coats he gave them in a backdrop for FailedObamaCare
had a telepromter break-down and ahhhhhh ummed only twice
SHOCKING...YAHOO HAS THIS IN THEIR TOP NEWS STORIES....ping!!!
Rewrite: Zero's lack of experience and left-winged background needed to be covered-up, so the media focused on his "HOPE and CHANGE" slogan, which allowed anyone/voter to fill-in-the-blanks on what "HOPE and CHANGE" means. Shaking up Washington by making it more like Beijing is what we get.
Many of us understand this because we have witnessed it for decades - It is the job of the media to attack the right and cover for the left.
Color me truly shocked.
See my first post in this thread as to why the MSM are doing this.