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Bush declines NYC invite
Politico 44 ^ | May 3,2011 | GLENN THRUSH

Posted on 05/03/2011 6:33:45 PM PDT by Hojczyk

President Obama invited former President George W. Bush on a visit to Ground Zero on Thursday but Bush has declined, according to two people familiar with the situation.

Obama will travel to the site of the World Trade Center attacks of Sept. 11 in the days following the killing of Osama bin Laden in a U.S. special forces operation in Pakistan. He will meet with families of Sept. 11 victims, according to the Associated Press.

Obama last went to Ground Zero in 2008.


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KEYWORDS: bho44; bush43; groundzero; nothanks
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1 posted on 05/03/2011 6:33:47 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

Class...the man has it...


2 posted on 05/03/2011 6:34:54 PM PDT by Crim (Palin / West '12)
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To: Hojczyk

Good for Bush. No need to add any luster to BHO’s photo op.


3 posted on 05/03/2011 6:35:08 PM PDT by Blennos
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To: Hojczyk

So much for Odumbo’s “unity” LOL


4 posted on 05/03/2011 6:35:53 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO)
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To: Hojczyk

Good for Bush sign of a true statesman,let Obama have his moment in the sun.


5 posted on 05/03/2011 6:36:15 PM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: Hojczyk
Obama needs to own it.

While I applaud his actions on this case, it makes a mockery of his former hopey changey worldview, and all the fools who saddled him with a Nobel Peace Prize.

6 posted on 05/03/2011 6:37:02 PM PDT by Steel Wolf ("There are moderate Muslims, but Islam itself is not moderate." - Ibn Warraq)
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To: Hojczyk

President Bush, who is always a good and classy man knows that he’s still a lightening rod for the left. I understand his decision but shame on left who hate their country.


7 posted on 05/03/2011 6:37:25 PM PDT by Artemis Webb (What, if not a bagel and coffee, confirms the existence of a just and loving God?)
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To: Hojczyk

Thanks W. Don’t give this hack punk president the photo-op he wants. Bi-partisan my ass.


8 posted on 05/03/2011 6:37:35 PM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: Hojczyk
Premature. The 10th anniversary of 9/11 is coming up in September and this (bin Laden's death) can be part of the remembrance.

Plus Memorial Day is right around the corner too.

Nothing but a cheap political trick by Zero, trying to make himself look big next to Bush.

9 posted on 05/03/2011 6:38:18 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2012)
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To: Hojczyk

Good for Bush.

I don’t blame him one bit.

He’s not campaigning...


10 posted on 05/03/2011 6:38:26 PM PDT by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: Hojczyk
I would pass too. I would be willing to bet my next paycheck when the Narcissist in Chief gets up to speak at ground zero he will find a way to sneak in “I did what Bush could not because I am The One”.

He is a totally self absorbed, self-aggrandizing, narcissistic, attention whore. Which is why he and Oprah get on so well, attention whores of a feather.
11 posted on 05/03/2011 6:38:36 PM PDT by NWFLConservative (Game On.......Fight Like a Girl!!...............Saracuda in 2012)
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To: max americana
Unity. hmph. More like a squalid exploitation of the survivors for political preening. Typical leftwing overreach. This should be a real embarrassment and Bush is smart to go in September when there is a valid reason to.
12 posted on 05/03/2011 6:38:55 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: catfish1957
Agree. Obama is as shameless as Clinton. Neither would EVER pass up a political photo-op!
13 posted on 05/03/2011 6:39:30 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: Hojczyk

If Bush had agreed, Obama would have smirked at him right in front of the cameras and microphones, and said, “Ha, ha, I got Bin Ladin and YOU DIDN’T.”

If he didn’t actually say it, that’s what he would have implied.

News for Obama: 9/11 is not a photo-op.


14 posted on 05/03/2011 6:40:10 PM PDT by Cicero
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WHY would Bush go after the way Obama treated the SCOTUS and Paul Ryan?


15 posted on 05/03/2011 6:40:25 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Let this chant follow BHO everywhere he goes: "You lie. You lie. You lie.")
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To: Hojczyk

class, pure class


16 posted on 05/03/2011 6:41:06 PM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: Hojczyk

Good for Bush!!! This is just disgraceful how 0bammy is using this. Ground Zero not for photo opps.


17 posted on 05/03/2011 6:41:26 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Hojczyk

That is nice he was invited and it is nice Bush declined the invite.


18 posted on 05/03/2011 6:41:26 PM PDT by shield (Rev2:9 "Woe unto those who say they are Judah and are not, but are of the synaGOGue of Satan.")
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To: hinckley buzzard
Well good, that BUSH will go in Sept., there should be a new banner "Mission Accomplished" behind him, I am serious.
19 posted on 05/03/2011 6:41:43 PM PDT by annieokie
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To: Hojczyk

Good for Bush!!! This is just disgraceful how 0bammy is using this. Ground Zero not for photo-ops.


20 posted on 05/03/2011 6:41:56 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Hojczyk

Obama has called Bush everything but a white man, and blamed him for everything but the Wookie’s bad taste in clothes ,and then he has the balls to invite him on a photo-op.

Thank gawd Bush has too much class to accept.


21 posted on 05/03/2011 6:42:13 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Hojczyk

Went to the web site and had a fruedian dyslexic read of

President Obama invited former President George W. Bush on a visit with Ground Zero (Zero being Obama)- hah...


22 posted on 05/03/2011 6:42:27 PM PDT by lfrank
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To: beebuster2000

One reason I will always admire and respect President
George W. Bush.

We will never forget you President Bush!


23 posted on 05/03/2011 6:43:57 PM PDT by not2worry (WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND)
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To: RandallFlagg
I know that the people who lost loved ones in NYC would love to embrack President Bush. They know and we know the framework President Bush drew up and implemented that allowed for the find and kill.

I hope they really DID invite him. I do. I can only imagine how it went down. And it makes me sick-but are we not supposed to base actions on past history?

That written, I, too, in my heart, am not surprised by President Bush's grace. And if the invitation was given by Uhbama himself, I am impressed.

24 posted on 05/03/2011 6:44:23 PM PDT by Republic (The entire White House presidential team needs to grow up and face facts!)
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To: Hojczyk

F that clown!


25 posted on 05/03/2011 6:45:04 PM PDT by TheGunny
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To: Hojczyk

Oh, btw, if you W’s FaceBook page and express your appreciation!


26 posted on 05/03/2011 6:45:32 PM PDT by not2worry (WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND)
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To: Hojczyk

President Bush is doing the right thing by declining.

It strains credulity to imagine a sincere motive behind Obama’s invitation.


27 posted on 05/03/2011 6:46:18 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Blennos
No need to add any luster to BHO’s photo op.

President Bush knows, you just can't polish a turd.
28 posted on 05/03/2011 6:47:15 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: Hojczyk
GWB Is Da Man!..........


29 posted on 05/03/2011 6:48:00 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: Hojczyk

Smart move by President Bush. I’m sure he recognizes that Bin Laden’s death is not about him....unlike the current occupant of the White House who will use the occasion to shamelessly promote himself.

Yes, I miss President Bush in the White House. He’s the definition of class.


30 posted on 05/03/2011 6:50:23 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Hojczyk

Good.


31 posted on 05/03/2011 6:50:24 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: Crim

Bush doesn’t want to be a political prop for Obama. I wouldn’t want anything to do with Obama if I was Bush, the way Obama blames him for everything.


32 posted on 05/03/2011 6:53:16 PM PDT by Roklok
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To: Hojczyk

Pure class. One of the finest Men this great Country has.


33 posted on 05/03/2011 6:53:21 PM PDT by SevenMinusOne
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To: Cicero
If Bush had agreed, Obama would have smirked at him right in front of the cameras and microphones, and said, “Ha, ha, I got Bin Ladin and YOU DIDN’T.”

Yep. He did it to the Supremes, he did it to Ryan, he gave the finger to Hillary. It's his Modus operandi.

34 posted on 05/03/2011 6:54:21 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: Republic

Don’t be impressed by this poor excuse for a human being. He only invited GW so he has cover by going to ground Zero to show off and make a campaign stop out of it.
So glad GW turned him down. A “real man” doesn’t need reinforcement of others to know they have done the right thing.

I have seen several articles, today, about how Obummer is “using” the death of Osama to promote his own re-election.
Everyone knows that is the wrong reason for taking a life.

It is wondered by many if this couldn’t have been done months ago instead of right now after being snubbed by the Royal wedding, Trump hounding him about his birth cert. and his poll numbers the lowest due to the gas prices and spending.
Obummer never does anything without crowing about it and he has overstepped on this one. He should have made his speech and then let everyone else toot his horn.


35 posted on 05/03/2011 6:55:34 PM PDT by IceAge
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To: catfish1957

“Thanks W. Don’t give this hack punk president the photo-op he wants.”

Amen to that.


36 posted on 05/03/2011 6:56:28 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Sarah Palin is America's Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Hojczyk
Part of me would love to see him there.

1) For a sense of completeness to bookend his words here:

“President Bush: I can hear you! I can hear you! The rest of the world hears you! And the people — and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon!”

http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/gwbush911groundzerobullhorn.htm

2) And secondly to see him be acknowledged for setting this in motion.

But I understand his humbleness in not going.
But the 10th anniversary will be a special time now.

37 posted on 05/03/2011 6:58:52 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Yes We Can, have smaller government)
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To: Hojczyk

This “event” makes no sense to me.
Or, I believe, anyone over 12 years old.

Now, if there’s going to be elephants, free food, circuses, maybe a few Christians thrown to lions... then I’d see a PR angle.

Maybe 12 years is the mental age of his core voters.


38 posted on 05/03/2011 6:59:20 PM PDT by mrsmith
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39 posted on 05/03/2011 6:59:45 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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Thank you for everything Mr. President.


40 posted on 05/03/2011 7:05:25 PM PDT by novemberslady
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To: Hojczyk

Hussein has no business coming near the 9-11 site. GWB is right to give him the finger....especially since Hussein didnt have the decency to thank him.


41 posted on 05/03/2011 7:06:45 PM PDT by blasater1960 (Deut 30, Psalm 111...the Torah and the Law, is attainable past, present and forever.)
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To: Hojczyk

Awesome..
Let the scumbag man-child Ubama look like the skunk he is as he seeks to steal the credit for the risks taken by the same US military that he and his party have relentlessly tried to eviscerate for decades.

Good for Bush to distance himself from this shameless scumbag’s photo op.


42 posted on 05/03/2011 7:07:19 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: IceAge
I am glad that President Bush declined the invite as well.

It was kind.

Because we know and he knows that the families he has already embraced in NYC, the ones who suffered the loss of beloved family members there, also know that it was President Bush who set into motion the plans and foundations that allowed this find and kill to go forward.

President Bush not only had the terrorists to fight , and a nation to keep safe, but he had an HORRIFIC, and in my opinion, UNFAIR battle to fight at home with a press corp that trashed and ridiculed almost every move he made to ensure our future safety. From Gitmo to military actions, a merciless homegrown band of dirty liberals fought President Bush every single step of the way.

Now they change their tunes. Do they really think the American people are that stupid. Do they think photo ops of uhbama with the 9-11 families will cover what they have done with roses? Good luck with that.

I am glad, in the end, that President Bush has been invited, if he had not been invited, I cannot tell you the lengths I would go to see that everyone I could possibly reach would know of this horrific snub.

And tho I am sorry for the families there that I know yearn for another hug and thanks yous from him, I am glad he declined. That is real CLASS.

43 posted on 05/03/2011 7:07:54 PM PDT by Republic (The entire White House presidential team needs to grow up and face facts!)
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To: IceAge
I am glad that President Bush declined the invite as well.

It was kind.

Because we know and he knows that the families he has already embraced in NYC, the ones who suffered the loss of beloved family members there, also know that it was President Bush who set into motion the plans and foundations that allowed this find and kill to go forward.

President Bush not only had the terrorists to fight , and a nation to keep safe, but he had an HORRIFIC, and in my opinion, UNFAIR battle to fight at home with a press corp that trashed and ridiculed almost every move he made to ensure our future safety. From Gitmo to military actions, a merciless homegrown band of dirty liberals fought President Bush every single step of the way.

Now they change their tunes. Do they really think the American people are that stupid. Do they think photo ops of uhbama with the 9-11 families will cover what they have done with roses? Good luck with that.

I am glad, in the end, that President Bush has been invited, if he had not been invited, I cannot tell you the lengths I would go to see that everyone I could possibly reach would know of this horrific snub.

And tho I am sorry for the families there that I know yearn for another hug and thanks yous from him, I am glad he declined. That is real CLASS.

44 posted on 05/03/2011 7:08:17 PM PDT by Republic (The entire White House presidential team needs to grow up and face facts!)
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To: mrsmith

Now, if there’s going to be elephants, free food, circuses, maybe a few Christians thrown to lions... then I’d see a PR angle...

that’s the reason he invited Pres. Bush. so he could feed him to the lions. You can bet the union thugs will have busloads of demonstrators there to yell, scream and swoon over his every word.
Just wish we could get the word out to the voters that these are paid swooners and supporters.


45 posted on 05/03/2011 7:09:59 PM PDT by IceAge
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To: Hojczyk

Class, class, class. Besides, he’d upstage 0 - of course, I’d love to see that. But W is allowing 0 the limelight. Pure class.


46 posted on 05/03/2011 7:13:09 PM PDT by peggybac (In the contemporary world, they pulled a Pearl Harbor. We need to pull a Hiroshima.)
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To: Hojczyk

I understand it, but think this is sad. GW was the president we needed when we needed him and he deserves a pat on the back for all the work he did. It would be nice if Obama could stop talking about himself long enough to recognize GWB for the great American he is.


47 posted on 05/03/2011 7:13:36 PM PDT by dajeeps
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To: Hojczyk

Stickin’ it to Zero with pure class. Gotta love it.


48 posted on 05/03/2011 7:15:03 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Hojczyk

Good for Bush.


49 posted on 05/03/2011 7:16:01 PM PDT by Gator113 ("GAME ON." I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: Hojczyk

I don’t care what some people say about you President Bush, on the war on terror, you always placed the USA on high ground. I didn’t always agree with some of your policies, but when it concerned 9/11, you showed your love of Country and the American People. You kept me safe. You sir, are a real class act.
Glad you told Obama, Thanks but no Thanks.


50 posted on 05/03/2011 7:16:06 PM PDT by marygam ((Obama is not a messiah, wake up folks!))
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