Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Americans Are Starting to Miss President Bush
Associated Content ^ | November 08, 2009 | Mark Whittington

Posted on 11/08/2009 11:39:08 AM PST by TaxPayer2000

Obama 'Cold' and 'Bloodless' The UK Telegraph has a remarkable story from America about a new trend that, so far, seems to be going unreported in the American media. Americans, turned off by President Obama's cold demeanor, are missing George W. Bush.

"In a sign that the Obama honeymoon truly is over, I began to hear this week the first stirrings of a wistfulness about Mr Bush. 'I never thought I'd hear myself say it,' one Democrat told me. 'But Obama makes you feel that at least with Bush you knew where he was on Americans Are Starting to Miss President Bush something.'"

The Telegraph piece cites, among other things, President Obama's relatively cold public reaction to the Fort Hood Massacre in which a Muslim soldier took the lives of at least thirteen of his fellow soldiers and wounded thirty. It is noted that President Bush felt very deeply the deaths of servicemen and women in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Indeed, former President Bush and his wife Laura paid a private visit to Fort Hood to meet with the wounded and the bereaved. President Obama has yet to visit Fort Hood, though he is scheduled to be at a memorial service on Tuesday.

A year since Barack Obama was elected on a wellspring of "hope and change" there seems to have developed a yearning for a President who can feel, who actually has emotions. In a way Americans exchanged a President like Captain Kirk for one like Mr. Spock and do not very much like it.

The nostalgia for President Bush has even manifested itself in a poster and bumper sticker that shows a smiling Bush with the caption, "Miss Me Yet?"

(Excerpt) Read more at associatedcontent.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; bush43; fourth100days; georgewbush; nostalgia
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-72 next last

1 posted on 11/08/2009 11:39:08 AM PST by TaxPayer2000
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: TaxPayer2000

Here's a pic of my desktop background...

2 posted on 11/08/2009 11:42:07 AM PST by Kenton
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kenton

That’s the one!


3 posted on 11/08/2009 11:43:00 AM PST by TaxPayer2000 (The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government,)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Kenton

The answer is an unqualified “Yes!”


4 posted on 11/08/2009 11:44:15 AM PST by Slings and Arrows ("When France chides you for appeasement, you know you're scraping bottom." --Charles Krauthammer)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: TaxPayer2000
I'll belive it when I see it. So far, the liberals I know are solidly in denial. They urp out their threadbare talking points no matter how persuasive the evidence against them. They're going to have to experience a lot more discomfort on a personal level before they can think about questioning their position.
5 posted on 11/08/2009 11:44:19 AM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TaxPayer2000
Gosh, I never saw that coming! ; )

Well, I didn't see it coming this soon...

People are thinking faster in a faster society perhaps?

6 posted on 11/08/2009 11:44:24 AM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TaxPayer2000

Count me in from Day 1!


7 posted on 11/08/2009 11:44:29 AM PST by Boardwalk
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kenton

I miss him. :(


8 posted on 11/08/2009 11:45:34 AM PST by Qwackertoo (ACORN is going down, down, down~!!!! Finally~!!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: TaxPayer2000

SPOCK?!!! The man-child is SPOCK?!!! I don’t think so. He’s more like Charlie X.


9 posted on 11/08/2009 11:46:16 AM PST by Since 2009-07-21
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TaxPayer2000

You have no idea how much nostalgia I’m having for 2002-2005 right now.


10 posted on 11/08/2009 11:46:31 AM PST by VanDeKoik (Iran doesnt have a 2nd admendment. Ya see how that turned out?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kenton

It’s almost like Obama is some sort of reptile just disguised as a human.


11 posted on 11/08/2009 11:46:36 AM PST by The Duke ("Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Democrat Party?")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Steely Tom
the liberals I know are solidly in denial

When it comes to liberals, that is dogma.

It's the fence riders that are seeing the light.

12 posted on 11/08/2009 11:46:37 AM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: TaxPayer2000

Well, I for one miss even Clinton.


13 posted on 11/08/2009 11:47:30 AM PST by mel
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TaxPayer2000

I miss him, but I really, really, really miss PResident Reagan. :(


14 posted on 11/08/2009 11:47:47 AM PST by EmilyGeiger (The problem with socialism, is eventually you run out of other people's money. Margaret Thatcher)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TaxPayer2000

Starting???

I missed President Bush about five minutes into President Obama’s inaugural address...


15 posted on 11/08/2009 11:48:53 AM PST by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All; Qwackertoo
I miss him. :(

To those who admit it and to those who don't, we ALL miss him today.

16 posted on 11/08/2009 11:49:29 AM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: The Duke
It’s almost like Obama is some sort of reptile just disguised as a human.

He's a puppet disguised as a president.

17 posted on 11/08/2009 11:49:39 AM PST by 2Jedismom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Slings and Arrows

Not only ‘Yes’, but YES!, YES!, YES!!!!!!!


18 posted on 11/08/2009 11:49:46 AM PST by T Lady (The MSM: Pravda West)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

Comment #19 Removed by Moderator

To: TaxPayer2000


Yes I Do!!


20 posted on 11/08/2009 11:50:02 AM PST by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TaxPayer2000
Americans Are Starting to Miss President Bush

Really? I haven't heard anyone say that except for here at FR. I voted for Bush twice and would take him over Hussain any day but I have heard no one I live or work around say they miss Bush.

21 posted on 11/08/2009 11:50:08 AM PST by Snurple (VEGETARIAN, OLD INDIAN WORD FOR BAD HUNTER.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TaxPayer2000
Americans, turned off by President Obama's cold demeanor, are missing George W. Bush.

Comparing Presidents


22 posted on 11/08/2009 11:50:17 AM PST by jessduntno (TOTUS fails and POtuS becomes a phuttering stuck.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TaxPayer2000

Nov.4TH 2008: "WELL Burrack, if you thought the media hated me,wait till next year,we'll see how the American people feel about you"

23 posted on 11/08/2009 11:50:44 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TaxPayer2000; informavoracious; larose; RJR_fan; Prospero; Conservative Vermont Vet; ...
+

Freep-mail me to get on or off my pro-life and Catholic List:

Add me / Remove me

Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of interest.

Obama Says A Baby Is A Punishment

Obama: “If they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby.”

24 posted on 11/08/2009 11:51:00 AM PST by narses ("These are the days when the Christian is expected to praise every creed except his own.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: The Duke

He’s having trouble hiding his real feelings about Americans and particularly the military. His heart is with the terrorists.


25 posted on 11/08/2009 11:51:26 AM PST by Aria ( "The US republic will endure until Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the people's $.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: mel
Well, I for one miss even Clinton.

Don't dredge the mud to shore my FRiend. ; )

26 posted on 11/08/2009 11:51:29 AM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: TaxPayer2000

He was a great Commander in Chief. Too bad he spent money like a democrat.


27 posted on 11/08/2009 11:51:39 AM PST by McGruff (We're Going Rogue Baby!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TaxPayer2000

28 posted on 11/08/2009 11:51:45 AM PST by HangnJudge
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kenton

I’m a postal sorting clerk and someone put a Xerox of that
up near the time clock...and a couple people wrote “yes” on it. This, in a place where our unions were all over supporting Obama. Talk to some of us in private and you’d find we aren’t necessarily 0-bots.


29 posted on 11/08/2009 11:52:47 AM PST by raccoonradio
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: TaxPayer2000

30 posted on 11/08/2009 11:53:16 AM PST by HangnJudge
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kenton

I say we kidnap President Bush and lock him in the Oval Office.


31 posted on 11/08/2009 11:53:36 AM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Kenton

I miss President Bush, Laura Bush, Condi Rice. I miss my peace of mind.


32 posted on 11/08/2009 11:54:03 AM PST by EDINVA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: jessduntno
Comparing Presidents

There is no comparison!

33 posted on 11/08/2009 11:54:13 AM PST by TaxPayer2000 (The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government,)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: 2Jedismom

I remember that Rush Limbaugh was so describing many months ago. Not cool, but cold. Cold as a dead fish. Not as bad as Carter, who IS a dead fish.


34 posted on 11/08/2009 11:55:16 AM PST by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: 2Jedismom
He's a puppet disguised as a president.

He's a community organizer with an agenda.

As president, what else would a human with a normal I.Q. take him as?

35 posted on 11/08/2009 11:55:19 AM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Kenton

both from rightwingstuff

36 posted on 11/08/2009 11:56:09 AM PST by raccoonradio
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: LIConFem

W selected two pretty good conservative judges to the supreme court. No dem lite would have ever picked. Dem lites don’t pound the taliban and say either you’re with us or against us. A dem lite lite would pander to the politically correct. He’s not perfect but the lame congress and senate is what killed everyone. Throw them out.


37 posted on 11/08/2009 11:57:12 AM PST by DWC (what do kids know about)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: TaxPayer2000

starting to? Missed him the day after bozo was elected


38 posted on 11/08/2009 11:57:39 AM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!you)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jessduntno

Oh my God, that is hilarious juxtaposition of presidents!! Sharing it with everyone I know.


39 posted on 11/08/2009 12:00:57 PM PST by samsmom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: TaxPayer2000

“Cold” and “bloodless.” It’s important that people should see him that way, because it’s the truth.

Everyone was under the misapprehension that he was warm and caring. Nothing could be farther from the truth. He could care less about anyone other than himself and his vision of his own importance. He hates whitey, but he doesn’t really care about blacks, either. He just uses them.

Malignant narcissism. I have seen nothing in his behavior to change my mind that that’s his problem. He was abandoned, sexually abused, and mistreated as a child, and he was brainwashed by communist fanatics all his life. So it’s not surprising that he is the way that he is.

Frankly, he belongs in a loony bin, not the White House. And people had better start realizing it.


40 posted on 11/08/2009 12:01:41 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DWC
"He’s not perfect but the lame congress and senate is what killed everyone. Throw them out."

Hard to argue with that, but Bush was no Conservative. He was, at best, a Tax-n-Spend moderate.


41 posted on 11/08/2009 12:03:11 PM PST by LIConFem (Defund the Fed... You have the power. Use it!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: DollyCali

I missed him from day one too. I remember hearing Mark Levin say that President Bush signed so much of the spending bills because it was the only way he could get the budget he needed for the military. So, apparently, Congress tucked military spending monies into other bills, just as they’ve done recently.

Obama is a cold-hearted snake! Cool and calm? How about cold and calculating?


42 posted on 11/08/2009 12:04:15 PM PST by Catsrus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: The Duke
The Visitor...
43 posted on 11/08/2009 12:08:19 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: TaxPayer2000
Let's take off the rose tinted glasses shall we? President Bush had many faults. And several screwups. And he wasn't the greatest communicator.

But he never even hinted that he wanted to change the fundamental path of this country. While he was in office I don't recall citizens actively talking of armed revolt or succession.

-10nobama, I shout Rush's mantra,
I HOPE YOU FAIL!
Miserably.

I hope you FAIL so completely that Americans will never even think about electing another socialist/fascist/communist.

44 posted on 11/08/2009 12:08:39 PM PST by upchuck (New sign on my pickup: Are you a "Hope and Change" regretter?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Since 2009-07-21
"SPOCK?!!! The man-child is SPOCK?!!! I don’t think so. He’s more like Charlie X."

I was thinking more like "Q". Malicious mischief, haughty condescension, elusiveness, etc. Yep. He's "Q."

45 posted on 11/08/2009 12:11:08 PM PST by redhead (They are running SCARED, folks! :o) Check out the Halfbaked Sourdough at mukluk.wordpress.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: redhead; Since 2009-07-21

No.

He’s Tom Marvolo Riddle.


46 posted on 11/08/2009 12:14:13 PM PST by thecodont
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 45 | View Replies]

To: DWC

Sorry, but he was a Tax-n-Spend democrat, plain and simple. Was he better than the alternatives? Sure. But a conservative he wasn’t!


47 posted on 11/08/2009 12:14:47 PM PST by LIConFem (Defund the Fed... You have the power. Use it!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: The Duke

V


48 posted on 11/08/2009 12:19:45 PM PST by svcw (The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves. GW)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: TaxPayer2000

..Bush: "..now this is called a door, you use it to git inside"

49 posted on 11/08/2009 12:21:13 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TaxPayer2000

At this point, I am begining to miss the rather benign and bucolic Jimmy Carter....

At least Jimmy had been a military officer and was somewhat versed in the application of nuclear power, so far as it applied to propulsion of naval vessels.

But rather like Resident (Pres_ent) Barack Hussein Obama, Jr., or Barry Soetoro, or Mr Michelle Robinson, or Sock-Puppet, not a clear understanding of what constitutes the “best interests” of the United States.

Jimmy just wanted to “make nice” to the more radical brand of Islamic jihadists.

Obama considers himself to be a “sleeper agent” for Islamic jihadists.

Even if he doesn’t, I do.


50 posted on 11/08/2009 12:27:29 PM PST by alloysteel (....the Kennedys can be regarded as dysfunctional. Even in death.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-72 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson