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Do you miss George W. Bush? [we won't miss you - ZOT!]
The Grand Rapids Press ^ | March 09, 2010, 12:02PM | By Troy Reimink |

Posted on 03/09/2010 11:40:50 AM PST by meandog

When former President George W. Bush addresses the Economic Club of Grand Rapids in June, will he be riding a wave of nostalgia?

New York Times columnist Stanley Fish points to a few signs that Bush's image rehab has begun. One literally is a sign -- a billboard in Minnesota with an image of a smiling, waving Bush and a message that reads, "Miss Me Yet?"

He also notes a Newsweek cover story that vindicates Bush's Iraq policy, "Mission Accomplished" and everything.

Fish writes that Bush nostalgia, if it indeed exists, is the result both of Bush's relative silence since leaving office and growing public frustration with the Obama administration:

Bush profited from the fact that he kept a low profile and didn't snipe at his successor, a task left to his vice president, who therefore took upon himself the enmity and scorn previously directed at his former boss...

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Front Page News; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: bds; bush; bushbashersonfr; bushwasarino; dissentispatriotic; imisspresidentbush; mia; michigan; pravdamedia; rino; yesido; zot
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"...a recent Newsmax/Zobgy poll says that in a hypothetical election between Obama and Bush, Obama still wins by 10 points."

If this poll is accurate, then no!

1 posted on 03/09/2010 11:40:50 AM PST by meandog
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To: meandog
No, I miss Ronald Reagan.
2 posted on 03/09/2010 11:41:35 AM PST by Carry_Okie (Grovelnator Schwarzenkaiser, fashionable fascism one charade at a time.)
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To: meandog

Yes, I do!!!!!!!


3 posted on 03/09/2010 11:42:56 AM PST by top 2 toe red (Not supporting a corrupt, Marxist, Socialist President makes me a racist?!? Then a racist I am!!!)
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To: meandog

I miss having a real man as president. One that knew who the enemy is.


4 posted on 03/09/2010 11:43:45 AM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: top 2 toe red

count me in. I miss him BIGTIME


5 posted on 03/09/2010 11:44:20 AM PST by ronniesgal ( I miss George Bush. Hell, I miss Bill Clinton!!)
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To: meandog

Yes, I do. Miss those days of 5% unemployment.


6 posted on 03/09/2010 11:44:55 AM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: JudyinCanada

Right,and adults in the White House from the top down.


7 posted on 03/09/2010 11:45:04 AM PST by John W
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To: top 2 toe red
click here if you want a different perspective!
8 posted on 03/09/2010 11:45:25 AM PST by meandog (OWEbummercare: "Arbeit Macht Frei!")
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To: meandog
Fish writes that Bush nostalgia, if it indeed exists, is the result both of Bush's relative silence since leaving office and growing public frustration with the Obama administration:

Actually it's a result of the Pravda Media no longer being able to persist in the lies that Iraq is not "winable", that there was no Islamic terrorist threat around the globe, and that Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac were in fine fiscal shape as Barney Frank told us when he attacked Boosh for wanting more oversight back in 2003.

9 posted on 03/09/2010 11:45:43 AM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: meandog

Yes - I felt safe and certain that he loves America.

I do not miss the constant barrage of vicious hatred aimed at President Bush from all directions. It was demeaning to the office and damaging to the Nation.


10 posted on 03/09/2010 11:45:47 AM PST by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption.)
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To: meandog

Not only do I miss George W. Bush, I am beginning to miss Jimmy Carter. At least Carter didn’t kill the country...though his policies nearly killed a lot of us.


11 posted on 03/09/2010 11:46:03 AM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Before anyone complains about the term jerkwater, please open a dictionary.)
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To: meandog

Yes. I could’ve retired by now.


12 posted on 03/09/2010 11:46:13 AM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Carry_Okie
That's what I was going to say.
13 posted on 03/09/2010 11:46:14 AM PST by CounterCounterCulture ("Pragmatism": The battle cry of the cowardly and unprincipled)
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To: meandog
Do you miss George W. Bush?

Yeah, but I need to have the sights adjusted.

Just kidding, folks.

14 posted on 03/09/2010 11:46:59 AM PST by GSWarrior
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To: meandog

...add to that Obama has flipflopped on “issues” like closing Gitmo and trying war criminal terrorists as “ordinary criminals” in NYC court (when they never touched ground in America in the first place) and it validates SOME of Bush’s policies.

Does it mean that Bush was a great president? No. It points out that the Pravda Media overstated their case against him.


15 posted on 03/09/2010 11:47:12 AM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: meandog

I miss Bush.

Hell, I miss Clinton....


16 posted on 03/09/2010 11:47:38 AM PST by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: meandog

I miss Bush. I miss Reagan. Hell, I even miss GHW Bush.


17 posted on 03/09/2010 11:47:52 AM PST by ozzymandus
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

Carter is still pushing back foreign policy negotiations on behalf of his Saudi sponsors.


18 posted on 03/09/2010 11:48:01 AM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: John W

Yes - adults. I loved V.P. Cheney, Ari Fleischer, Dana Perino, Tony Snow, Condi Rice.

Compare the above press secretaries to Gibbs. He always has that stupid little arrogant smirk on his face. He is always talking down to people.

I dread to think what will be found in the White House when this bunch moves out.


19 posted on 03/09/2010 11:48:59 AM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: Tzimisce

I miss that they repealed the “dissent is patriotic” rule when Bush left office.


20 posted on 03/09/2010 11:49:01 AM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: meandog

No! He’s the one who made possible for Obama to get elected.


21 posted on 03/09/2010 11:49:49 AM PST by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: meandog

“Do you miss George W. Bush?”

ah....no.


22 posted on 03/09/2010 11:50:28 AM PST by Grunthor (Everyone hates the U.S. at least until they need liberated.)
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To: meandog

Should I???????

If he WERE President again, he would just give us another Obama when his term was over.

No, I don’t miss him, although he was better than Obama.


23 posted on 03/09/2010 11:51:22 AM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis, Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, Guts and Guns made America great.)
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To: Carry_Okie

Hell, I miss Bill Clinton.


24 posted on 03/09/2010 11:53:56 AM PST by Little Ray (The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!)
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To: Carry_Okie
Nope, not at all.

It takes a Carter to get a Reagan.

I plagiarized the saying......but liked it so much, thought it worth repeating.

25 posted on 03/09/2010 11:54:10 AM PST by servantboy777
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To: top 2 toe red

Well, lets put it this way - I have learned to value a third-rate fireman over a first-rate arsonist. And I think the sheeple are finally catching on as well.


26 posted on 03/09/2010 11:56:06 AM PST by In Maryland ("Impromptu Obamanomics is getting scarier by the day ..." - Caroline Baum)
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To: meandog

No thanks...I’m well aware of your perspective of W.


27 posted on 03/09/2010 11:59:07 AM PST by top 2 toe red (Not supporting a corrupt, Marxist, Socialist President makes me a racist?!? Then a racist I am!!!)
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To: Little Ray
Hell, I miss Bill Clinton.

Yes, little did I think a vicious, thieving, narsacisstic congenital liar who couldn't keep it zipped would be made to look like a relatively good President!

28 posted on 03/09/2010 11:59:15 AM PST by In Maryland ("Impromptu Obamanomics is getting scarier by the day ..." - Caroline Baum)
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To: meandog

I miss George W. Bush.
I miss his love of this country.
I miss his respect for our military.
I miss his perseverance in pursuing our enemies, against fierce opposition.
I miss his personal warmth and charm.
I miss his honor of the office of the presidency.
I miss his focus on tax cuts, rather than tax increases.
I miss his unabashed Christian witness.
Yes, I miss President George W. Bush.


29 posted on 03/09/2010 12:00:37 PM PST by karnage (worn arguments and old attitudes)
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To: Moonman62

BS.


30 posted on 03/09/2010 12:00:54 PM PST by top 2 toe red (Not supporting a corrupt, Marxist, Socialist President makes me a racist?!? Then a racist I am!!!)
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To: Tzimisce
clinton kids
31 posted on 03/09/2010 12:01:52 PM PST by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: sodpoodle
I do not miss the constant barrage of vicious hatred aimed at President Bush from all directions. It was demeaning to the office and damaging to the Nation.

Oh sob! Like Bush didn't deserve criticism for: 1. Signing CFR. 2. Failure to use veto pen and reining a free-spending Congress. 3. Free drugs for seniors--the precursor to Obama's healthcare disaster. 4. Kennedy's No Child Left Behind. 5. Immigration reform. 6. A quicker and successful end to OIF and OEF. 7. "Mission Accomplished" PR stunt. 8. Compassionate Conservatism. 9. Helen Meyers and Dubai Ports. 10. "Heckuva Job Brownie!"

I give him credit for Roberts and Alito as well as rallying the nation after 9-11 and tax cuts in 2001 BUT there is little more to cheer for "Doublepeeyew"!

32 posted on 03/09/2010 12:01:59 PM PST by meandog (OWEbummercare: "Arbeit Macht Frei!")
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To: JudyinCanada

GW wasn’t perfect but at least the economic ‘Fundamentals’ were sound, even after the crash. Obama trashed contracts and private property. It’ll never be the same again.

My heroes have always been cowboys!
George W Bush, the last American President.


33 posted on 03/09/2010 12:02:55 PM PST by griswold3 (You think health care is expensive now? Just wait till it's FREE!)
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To: meandog

I miss the “W” from 2000-2004, after 2004 “W” became (or reverted to) RINO Status. When I think of this country under President Reagan I get teary thinking what my country has turned into.


34 posted on 03/09/2010 12:04:18 PM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: meandog

YUP that’s what I don’t miss!


35 posted on 03/09/2010 12:04:52 PM PST by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption.)
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To: sodpoodle
"I do not miss the constant barrage of vicious hatred aimed at President Bush from all directions. It was demeaning to the office and damaging to the Nation."

They'll do that to every republican from now on. It's not about issues. It's a generic strategy.
36 posted on 03/09/2010 12:05:07 PM PST by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: griswold3
GW wasn’t perfect but at least the economic ‘Fundamentals’ were sound, even after the crash.

Really? Excessive government growth, a commodities bubble, a real estate bubble, and a weak dollar were sound? And then there was sound plan to clean the junk out of the financial system that turned into corporate welfare instead.

37 posted on 03/09/2010 12:07:20 PM PST by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: meandog
What a silly poll question.

Do you miss the $1,000,000,000,000.00 in Stimulus and Bank Bail Outs GW and his gang pushed through on the Tax Payer?

38 posted on 03/09/2010 12:07:21 PM PST by ImpBill ("America ... where are you now?" signed, a little "r" republican!)
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To: meandog

His 2002 “compassionate” and “generous” Farm Bill should be added to the list, too.


39 posted on 03/09/2010 12:09:39 PM PST by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: mkjessup; stephenjohnbanker; sickoflibs
H*LL NO!

It's long past time to make the RINOs fear We the People.

40 posted on 03/09/2010 12:11:30 PM PST by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: meandog
Geez, its just like you get your anger straight from the crotch of Paul Begala and James Carville. What a list of misinformation and PRAVDA-style smear tactics.

And I think you mean "Harriet Myers", but what's a little misspelling when you're busy trashing a good man?

41 posted on 03/09/2010 12:12:05 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: meandog

I still like IKE...........


42 posted on 03/09/2010 12:14:59 PM PST by GitmoSailor (AZ Cold War Veteran)
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To: meandog
I always thought that Number 7....didn't have anything to do with Bush. That the ship was done with it's tour..and it was sign for the boat and it's crew..for "their mission" being over.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong here....but I thought this was a fabrication by the MSM....

43 posted on 03/09/2010 12:15:30 PM PST by Osage Orange (A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity. - Sigmund Freud)
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To: meandog

Yes.


44 posted on 03/09/2010 12:15:48 PM PST by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel
Not only do I miss George W. Bush, I am beginning to miss Jimmy Carter. At least Carter didn’t kill the country...though his policies nearly killed a lot of us.

And, don't forget, Carter is a bonafide Bible-verse-spouting Christian just like Duhbeeyeehah! So even though his and Bush's boneheaded decisions reminded us of hell he's still gotta be okay in the minds of some here to the far right of John 3:16!

45 posted on 03/09/2010 12:16:38 PM PST by meandog (OWEbummercare: "Arbeit Macht Frei!")
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To: servantboy777
It should have taken a Clinton to get another Reagan, but instead we got a Dole. Heck, there were people who wanted a GWBush instead of a Reagan in 1980. That was the so-called "pragmatic" choice. There's no guarantee an Obama gets us a conservative.

It's all a matter of what the people vote for on election day. If they let the media and talking head pundits (including those who purport to represent the right) determine our candidate for us, we'll get an Obama second term.

I've seen enough elections where Republicans talked themselves out of the better candidate, so there are no guarantees. Choose wisely, folks.

46 posted on 03/09/2010 12:17:01 PM PST by CounterCounterCulture ("Pragmatism": The battle cry of the cowardly and unprincipled)
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To: Osage Orange

You are correct. But the truth has no power with the Bush haters. They just keep repeating the same lies over and over and pretty soon they’re part of America’s historical memory.


47 posted on 03/09/2010 12:17:53 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: meandog

“Do you miss George W. Bush?”

That would be a NO.


48 posted on 03/09/2010 12:19:11 PM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Osage Orange
I always thought that Number 7....didn't have anything to do with Bush. That the ship was done with it's tour..and it was sign for the boat and it's crew..for "their mission" being over. Someone correct me if I'm wrong here....but I thought this was a fabrication by the MSM....

The USS Lincoln was in range of the Marine One helicopter; there was no need to make a trap landing with an S3 jet aircraft and the banner was manufactured at the White House (even though an aircraft carrier has at least a dozen shops that could have done the job)...connect the dots!

49 posted on 03/09/2010 12:20:01 PM PST by meandog (OWEbummercare: "Arbeit Macht Frei!")
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To: Deb

Oh shut up!


50 posted on 03/09/2010 12:20:31 PM PST by meandog (OWEbummercare: "Arbeit Macht Frei!")
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