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President George W. Bush Not Joining Obama at Ground Zero Thursday
ABC News ^

Posted on 05/04/2011 5:16:43 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA

President George W. Bush declined an invitation from the White House to join President Obama in a visit to Ground Zero Thursday.

"President Bush will not be in attendance on Thursday. He appreciated the invite, but has chosen in his post-presidency to remain largely out of the spotlight. He continues to celebrate with all Americans this important victory in the war on terror," according to a statement released by Bush spokesman David Sherzer late Tuesday.

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1 posted on 05/04/2011 5:16:46 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

What a class act Geo W is. So very happy he decided to not attend. I am sure that Obama would have, in his sneaky way, treated him badly knowing that Geo W would not say a word in his own defense.


2 posted on 05/04/2011 5:18:21 AM PDT by Dustbunny ("Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. " Ronald Reagan)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Why should President Bush attend? To make himself a pinata for Obama?


3 posted on 05/04/2011 5:18:41 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Obama knew he would get turned down. I suppose he had a poll amongst his czars to make the big decision to invite our former President.

Did he invite Guiliani??

4 posted on 05/04/2011 5:19:14 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Red in Blue PA

....families were selected.
Dumbo NEEDS the adulation and worship.
Meanwhile, water boy,Holder prosecutes CIA operatives.


5 posted on 05/04/2011 5:20:35 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Sacajaweau

I heard he did.


6 posted on 05/04/2011 5:21:22 AM PDT by Blogger
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To: Dustbunny
The first media editorial I heard...was Couric...."Obama did in 28 months what Bush failed to do in 8 years".

The next reporter tells me "By coincidence, the kill occurred exactly eight years after Bush declared "Mission Accomplished".

No one fought harder to keep us safe than GW Bush and John Ashcroft. God Bless them and their families.

7 posted on 05/04/2011 5:24:03 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Rummyfan
Obama is realllly going to overplay his hand and "over milk" this thing over the next few months. Just watch. This is what they are made of in the White House and the DNC. It will be a 24/7 celebration of Obama the Messiah, not of the troops who made it happen and risked everything...and it will backfire in their electoral faces. How crass. I am not one of his major fans for many issues, however, Fmr. Pres. GW Bush sees this train wreck coming...and has wisely sidestepped the train tracks with good foresight.
8 posted on 05/04/2011 5:24:13 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (FreeRepublic's frontline citizen reporter in Japan (among others). -- AiT)
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To: Red in Blue PA

This was an Obama campaign tactic. It’s the only thing he does...campaign.

As for the decision to get Usama....I agree with the ex-seal caller who told Rush that he thinks Obama was forced to make the call.....because of the possibility it would be leaked that he had the chance and didn’t take it....he would never get reelected.


9 posted on 05/04/2011 5:24:23 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Sacajaweau

Couric fails at Logic 101.

obama could nver have gotten the chance to get him without 2 things obama strongly opposed put into place by Bush:

1) Guantanamo
2) Waterboarding

People like Couric are either woefully ignorant, or beneath contempt. I believe the latter.


10 posted on 05/04/2011 5:28:06 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Let's apply the "reasonable man" standard to gun laws. How many would stand?)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Good for President Bush! He knows I-Bama was only going to use him s a prop. I’m sure he detests what I-Bama has done to this country.


11 posted on 05/04/2011 5:29:41 AM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: SumProVita
I agree with you.

Also, add the death of Bin Laden to the list of "quick distractions" to take attention away from subjects that matter.

1.) 5 dollar gas

2.) 20+% Unemployment

3.) Hyperinflation, Recession, Economic Stagnation, etc.

4.) Unconstitutionally Qualified to hold office

5.) Destruction of the Housing Market

Etc...

12 posted on 05/04/2011 5:31:30 AM PDT by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

A campaign commercial using 9/11 victims’ families as props when the President couldn’t visit the WTC grounds since his last campaign visit in ‘08? Thank God Bush is not attending; it’s disgraceful and unpresidential. I see no reason to go to NY now that UBL is dead.


13 posted on 05/04/2011 5:36:04 AM PDT by Neverforget01 (It Could Have Been Worse Is Not A Defense For Bad Policy)
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To: Red in Blue PA

0bama’s trying to drape himself in 9/11 robes. All hail the conquering hero! We see through it. GWB sees through it.
So does a longtime NYer named Giuliani, but I suspect he’ll go anyway. He’s sorta the face of 9/11 and doesn’t want that rubbing off on someone else.


14 posted on 05/04/2011 5:36:41 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Bad posters drive out good; don't post and drive!)
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To: Dustbunny

What a gracious man if he were allowed to speak he would overshadow Obama in that crowd. Obama would be humiliated “big time.”


15 posted on 05/04/2011 5:37:16 AM PDT by vicar7
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To: Rummyfan

I honestly don’t think that GWB wants to appear to be rejoicing at killing anybody — even the world’s foremost terrorist.

As to a joint appearance with Obama? Well he’s human. I know that I wouldn’t want to appear at Obama’s “campaign rally” if I were GWB. Not after the way he’s treated me for the last 2 years.


16 posted on 05/04/2011 5:37:46 AM PDT by Tallguy (Received a fine from the NFL for a helmet-to-helmet hit.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

When’s Zero going to suggest that one of the buildings, i.e. a Monument to Me, be named in his own honor? What a putz.


17 posted on 05/04/2011 5:38:11 AM PDT by synbad600
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To: Prole

Your list (including etc.) is what will be his downfall. He will go down in history as the worst president we have had.

Any “bounce” he got from the death of Usama will fade away fairly quickly in my opinion.


18 posted on 05/04/2011 5:39:03 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Red in Blue PA

A very good decision, I am glad he decided to stay aware from the Obama sham wow show.


19 posted on 05/04/2011 5:39:28 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Communism is a diease, a global failure and endorses Barack Hussein Obama.)
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To: Prole

Britain was in very bad shape after WW2, economically-speaking. This is how a country can simultaneously fete a victor in war (Churchill in a very real sense ‘got’ Hitler), while at the same time turn him out of office.

A similar thing happened to GHWB after the Gulf War.


20 posted on 05/04/2011 5:42:16 AM PDT by Tallguy (Received a fine from the NFL for a helmet-to-helmet hit.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

"I'll take Bush's place... where's that spotlight..."

21 posted on 05/04/2011 5:42:16 AM PDT by Mannaggia l'America
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To: Prole; Red in Blue PA
Agree...

Gitmo = Bin Laden

Hopey Changey =
1.) 5 dollar gas
2.) 20+% Unemployment
3.) Hyperinflation, Recession, Economic Stagnation, etc.
4.) Unconstitutionally Qualified to hold office
5.) Destruction of the Housing Market

22 posted on 05/04/2011 5:42:52 AM PDT by Jane Long (2 Chron 7:14)
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To: Red in Blue PA
"People like Couric are either woefully ignorant, or beneath contempt. I believe the latter."

Try both...seriously.

23 posted on 05/04/2011 5:42:58 AM PDT by evad (Obama needs to show us his green card)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Plagiarizing ME from earlier:

I agree with President Bush. He doesn’t need to be part of that.

Bush’s character and patriotism are stand-alone and unassailable

Bush doesn’t need to sidle into the limelight (by invitation or otherwise) with “O” in order to demonstrate HIS commitment to the WOT or his love for the US. Those things speak for themselves... and always have!!!

It is for “O” to stand or fall on his own here. HE will have to make a clear and definitive statement against global terror ... OR, do just as he has done, SO FAR!

If I am correct in this, “O” will marble mouth some half-a$#ed BS which is more deferential than necessary to Muslims in general and not nearly as pejorative to Osama and his activities as it ought to be.

“O” will stage manage some real up-town program (maybe get the Styrofoam columns out of the storage) and whip up some pap audience excitement. All this will be done to distract attention and to lull viewers into a sense that “O” is strong in his support of the WOT and is actually (albeit, belatedly) patriotic. “O” won’t ever vigorously SAY he opposes global terror or possesses real unconditional patriotism, but it will LOOK LIKE HE DOES, because of all the razzle-dazzle and hype.

Broad farce. I wish we had a real President.


24 posted on 05/04/2011 5:46:19 AM PDT by SMARTY (Conforming to non-conformity is conforming just the same!)
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To: SumProVita
Any “bounce” he got from the death of Usama will fade away fairly quickly in my opinion.

It's spelled "Osama" like "obama" but with an "S".

It's easy to tell them apart. One is a radical moslem intent on destroying these United States and the other is a radical moslem intent on destroying these United States. See the difference?

25 posted on 05/04/2011 5:52:34 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: Red in Blue PA

obama is not his equal, and not equal to the US presdiency
obama is a small man

obama has spent the past 3 years insulting President Bush and blaming him for obama’s own ideological narcisisstic policy failures

the only successful policies obama has used, are the ones he continued from Bush

Thank You to President Bush for not allowing this immature administration to use you as a photo op in this dog and pony show they plan, and then use you as a punching bag. No doubt Barry intended to stand at the WTC and make some barbs to show he was “da man”


26 posted on 05/04/2011 5:53:21 AM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: SumProVita
I agree with the ex-seal caller who told Rush that he thinks Obama was forced to make the call.....because of the possibility it would be leaked that he had the chance and didn’t take it....he would never get reelected.

Well, and at that it took him a reported 16 hours to mull it over and sleep on it. Obviously, he didn't want to do it, but now he'll be happy to reap the political reward of what should have been a 16 nanosecond decision.

27 posted on 05/04/2011 5:54:07 AM PDT by Publius Maximus (God, please let 2012 come quickly...)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Wise decision. Now let’s see if dear leader snubs him or credits him.


28 posted on 05/04/2011 5:54:57 AM PDT by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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To: Dustbunny

A picture of class and humility. He has said his piece.

In privacy, he likely offered a prayer for the victims of 9/11 and all who have fallen on the battlefield to bring justice to OBL’s bedroom.

A job well done, sir.

Obama speech the other night at whatever dinner he was at weas a good one. He should leave it at that and stop making victory laps. He sure could learn a lesson in humility from his predecessor.

What really shocked me last night was reading the crawl across the news channels that Nancy Pelosi called Bush to thank him...


29 posted on 05/04/2011 5:56:57 AM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: Red in Blue PA
obama could never have gotten the chance to get him without 2 things obama strongly opposed put into place by Bush:

1) Guantanamo
2) Waterboarding

3 things-

3) invading Afghanistan

I would add a fourth we may never know for sure
knocking off Saddam Hussein and his intelligence apparatchiks as a replacement for the Taliban in sponsoring and assisting al Qaeda

30 posted on 05/04/2011 5:57:45 AM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: Rummyfan

so he could mock and ridicule Bush in front of friendly crowd


31 posted on 05/04/2011 5:57:52 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: Red in Blue PA

I’ll bet we won’t be able to get rid of zer0 after he leaves the white house


32 posted on 05/04/2011 5:57:52 AM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: Red in Blue PA

Guess he didn’t want the Ryan treatment.

For days now the princess boy has been bashing President Bush for going to Iraq instead of hunting OBL.

Now he wants to cash in on President Bush’s popularity.


33 posted on 05/04/2011 5:59:00 AM PDT by Carley (We will not tire. We will not falter. We will not fail. W, 9/20/01)
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To: silverleaf

I gave those 2 because they were definite and incontrovertible.

ANy lib which claims obama did this needs to be given these 2 things obama fought strongly against with every fiber of his being.


34 posted on 05/04/2011 5:59:32 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Let's apply the "reasonable man" standard to gun laws. How many would stand?)
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To: Red in Blue PA

0 is just going to pimp himself now more than ever - we discussed this last Saturday BEFORE OBL killed - 0dumbo was everywhere already pimping himself for re-election. It’s so obvious unless one has a left leaning brain

He will once again have more money donated to him from mysterious people and places. If the Republicans don’t wise up and get themselves a “rock-star” like candidate who can fix the mess we’re in, they will lose again. Wake up people.


35 posted on 05/04/2011 5:59:39 AM PDT by WestCoastGal (SL I believe hes a remarkable race-car driver, I think some people in the world have forgotten that)
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To: Red in Blue PA
this vile marxist waited 16 hours before deciding to attack this clown. Like the Daily Mail said , “he slept on it”

yes , the US seals were left in a dangerous situation while Soros & Daly ran poll numbers and check with the UAW and Moveon.org to see if it was okay to attack.

Then Barry was sent off to play golf and get out of the way while the SEIU busses were being lined up for a phony celebration in front of the WH.

36 posted on 05/04/2011 6:03:19 AM PDT by ncalburt (DO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

This is all part of the dems faux unity thing. All to create the appearance that we all have united behind him as people did behind Bush on 9/11.

They are very mistaken. There will be no unity. It is all made up. A phony attempt at best.


37 posted on 05/04/2011 6:03:19 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Carley

Speaking of Ryan, notice how no one is talking about the budget anymore. No traction for Ryan’s plan. Great political timing for dear leader tho...

Next stop...the theatrical presentation in New York and media will lap that up till the 60 minutes interview, which will cover the news cycle till the next press event. The endless campaigning.

Meanwhile, the endless spending continues.


38 posted on 05/04/2011 6:04:23 AM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: John O

Actually, there are Muslims who spell it Usama...with the U.


39 posted on 05/04/2011 6:04:23 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Red in Blue PA

President Bush knows, appreciates and follows the unwritten rule that former Presidents fade back and stay out of the limelight.

How great it’d be if the two living former democrat presidents would do the same.


40 posted on 05/04/2011 6:04:51 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Imagine.... a world without islam.)
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To: SumProVita

he got no bounce from even the usual cooked up poll sources .

the compost cooked up something so awful its being openly mocked and that showed him at hovering around 50 %


41 posted on 05/04/2011 6:07:03 AM PDT by ncalburt (DO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Bowbama would have treated W like he did Paul Ryan...IMHO. W is, and will always be, a CLASS ACT!


42 posted on 05/04/2011 6:07:14 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: SumProVita; All
This guy spells it with a U:


43 posted on 05/04/2011 6:07:44 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Let's apply the "reasonable man" standard to gun laws. How many would stand?)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Fmr. Pres. GW Bush sees this train wreck coming...and has wisely sidestepped the train tracks with good foresight.

——————————————————————>

I couldn't agree more!

IMHO, the “stories” are changing to fit the world-wide polling. Obama would love nothing more than to point to W and say “it's his fault”.

President Bush was not perfect but I do believe he loved his Country and loved all Americans.

44 posted on 05/04/2011 6:08:24 AM PDT by not2worry (WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND)
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To: Sacajaweau
The first media editorial I heard...was Couric...."Obama did in 28 months what Bush failed to do in 8 years".

So Truman did what FDR failed to do? So Nixon in landing on the moon did what JFK failed to do? Very insecure about their man-child President, arenn't they?

45 posted on 05/04/2011 6:08:46 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: Red in Blue PA
43 will be there in spirit
46 posted on 05/04/2011 6:09:42 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: ncalburt

It may drop even lower as the truth emerges about how much and for how long he resisted this.


47 posted on 05/04/2011 6:10:25 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Publius Maximus
Memo to Obama-

Don't screw our men and women in uniform!

You can't out-fox real patriots

48 posted on 05/04/2011 6:12:11 AM PDT by not2worry (WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND)
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To: Red in Blue PA
President George W. Bush Not Joining Obama at Ground Zero Thursday ...

...because he knows grandstanding when he sees it.

50 posted on 05/04/2011 6:13:26 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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