Skip to comments.George W Bush Declines to attend Obama speech at Ground Zero
Posted on 05/04/2011 7:44:56 AM PDT by ScoutLaw
Obama invited former President George W. Bush and former New York Mayor Rudy Guiliani to hear him speak at the former site of the World Trade Center. Bush declined, and Giulianis status is unclear, but those are the kinds of guests one would invite for a major political event.
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Hell, he has never stopped campaigning.
Good for Bush. So far he’s being a great former President, riding bikes to fund raise for wounded vets.
Yeap _ Obama is going to try to capitalize on the Intelligence Community’s success - and say it was his...it’s not - the IC works daily on location, tracking, targeting insurgents worldwide - it doesn’t matter who is the CIC - they are going to track these guys down one day or another...Obama is a sham and fraud!
and not trash-talking his successor
I'm sure he was really thinking that he didn't want to be a backdrop prop for ObaMao's boasting. But he had too much class to put it that way.
hopefully Rudy will do the right thing as well.
Bush knows that Obama will use him as a prop if he appears. Obama would say “me, me, me, i, i, i,” and not give Bush any credit except for him to stand there.
“George W Bush Declines to attend Obama speech at Ground Zero”
NO, you can’t insult Pres. Bush for yrs and then suck up for photos & vote.
This is outrages,BO going to Ground zero to take a bow! GW would not have done this at this point, yes he might have gone on SEPT 11/11 but not this Thursday.
And if Rudy G goes, he is only helping Obama. I guess Rudy misses the love so is seriously considering going.
Rudy helps BO if he attends.
Ya Rudy, go and campaign with your buddy BO as he takes a improper bow.
Hey maybe BO will ask Rudy to be his running mate ...roll eyes
Did BO have a accomplishment? I thought it was the military
Obama likes to invite people to events and then smear them, as Justice Alito and Rep. Paul Ryan well know.
Smart of Bush to pass on this.
FIRST time Obama is setting foot at Ground Zero.
He is a shameless campaigner and narcissist.....as far away from the character of George W. Bush that a human being can get.
STAY AWAY, MR. PRESIDENT. STAY AWAY!!
I so agree.
First smart decision Bush has made in quite some time.
To hell with that marxist muslim America-hating POS.
What point is the muzzie in chief trying to make by dancing on the graves of natural born Americans?
Agree....I can see Obama going on the 10th anniversary, but this is just plain wrong...campaigning!!
Class with a Brain. GHWB would probably show up if Bubba or BO asked , even after all the blame Bush politics that Barry has excelled at.
Class never means being used.
Also sounds like an excuse for meet-up of tri-state FReepers
President Bush has already made the definitive speech at Ground Zero.
I'll look forward to his remarks on September 11, 2011.
9/11/01 - Never Forget!
I couldn’t agree more! Thank you for posting THE definitive photo and 911 statement!!
Obama drinking game for ground zero:
(zero at zero)
1 shot for each “I” or “me”
2 shot for each “um”
4 shot if he says something positive about GWBush
1 shot if he blames bush
1 beer and a shot if he says reform ecconomics
1 shot if he says “bipartisan”
1 shot if he blames republicans
1 shot if the speech actually has something to do with ground zero
10 shots if he does not use a teleprompter.
He would most likely have to sit there and endure a bunch of snide comments from Zer0.
Why would GW go there and let Obama bash him from the podium?
May the resulting alcohol poisoning from just #1 and #2 be upon your head then! ;)
Exactly! No doubt Bush saw what happened the last time some Republicans were given the front row at a speech by the Won.
Tomorrow is National Day of Prayer - I find it disgusting that Obama would do this on a Day our Focus should be on Praise of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and ALL that HE sacrificed on our behalf. Perhaps Bush partly refused because he has other plans on National Day of Prayer that give true meaning to this special day! NOT that prayers aren’t going to be said at Ground Zero, but why tomorrow of all days? Nothing this President has done is ever for the Praise of our Lord, no matter if he attends a church or says he is a believer - actions speak louder than words!
Yeah, it would be telling if the crowd chants “USA USA USA” or “Obama Obama Obama”.
I hope the New York crowd have more class.
.25 of a shot if he says nice things about islam, religion of peace, or bashes christians.
I bet he has a moslem do the invocation.
Given Obomba’s recent history with Paul Ryan and Donald Trump, he’d have sat Bush in the front row, and then spent five minutes blasting him for not catching OBL.
Has Obama ever even gone to ground zero? When was his last visit. I seem to recall Libs expressing outrage that 911 would be used for politics when Bush was running for reelection. Libs make me sick.
1 Shot for "unity"
many of my more liberal friends on FaceBook have been pushing this meme for a couple of days now.
And the mind of his enemedia enablers.
But lets give him credit for at least signing off on this operation and not warning Pakistan. Bill Clinton couldn't even accomplish that much.
Bush knows that Bambi’s speech would include put downs aimed at Bush and making Obama seem like the king. You know it, I know it and it seems Bush knows it too!
I hope Juliani also declines! That would be hilarious.....
This may finally show a RINO learning that cuddling up to socialists is a legacy loser.
Maybe the narcissist wants to be worshiped.
I believe this is a class move by president Bush and a re-election campaign ploy by Obama.
Again, George Bush takes the high road instead of seeking the low road like Carter and Obama.
Nothing can surpass his Ground Zero visit and speech on 9/14/2001, or the nation’s response. That was his moment - why tarnish the memory by playing second fiddle to Obama and help bolster his popularity?
I wonder if they have any catchy slogans and cheesy souvenir t-shirts ready?
Good for President Bush for not giving this current moron in
the white house credibility, when he had to be dragged kicking
and screaming into making the decision to take out his fellow
Obama isn’t fit to shine Bush’s shoes when it comes to the War On Terror.
I’m sure this was unintentional. Obama planned his big campaign rally at Ground Zero on the same day Fox is hosting the first Republican presidential debate. He’s hoping his big speech will drown out any criticism he’s likely to get at this debate.
9/11/01 - Never Forget!
You gotta twist a lot to get that out of this, Mamzelle.
Obama trying to look all serious. He’s probably praising Allah.