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George W Bush Declines to attend Obama speech at Ground Zero
Fox News ^ | 5/04/2011 | Chris Stirewalt

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 Giuliani’s status is unclear, but those are the kinds of guests one would invite for a major political event.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/05/04/obamas-big-bet-ground-zero-speech/#ixzz1LOVrDZEw

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: binladen; bush; declinerudy; groundzero; guiliani; obama; obamachutzpah; presidentbush; presidentgeorgewbush; rudy; rudyguiliani; thanksw
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Thoughts? Looks like the campaign has begun in earnest...
1 posted on 05/04/2011 7:44:59 AM PDT by ScoutLaw
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To: ScoutLaw

Hell, he has never stopped campaigning.


2 posted on 05/04/2011 7:48:00 AM PDT by Jukeman
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To: ScoutLaw

Good for Bush. So far he’s being a great former President, riding bikes to fund raise for wounded vets.


3 posted on 05/04/2011 7:48:06 AM PDT by lurk
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To: ScoutLaw

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!


4 posted on 05/04/2011 7:48:40 AM PDT by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: lurk

and not trash-talking his successor


5 posted on 05/04/2011 7:50:42 AM PDT by NoKoolAidforMe (Show me the body!!!)
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To: ScoutLaw

GWB=Class


6 posted on 05/04/2011 7:52:31 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: ScoutLaw
Good for him! And I though GWB gave a really classy excuse about not wanting to intrude on ObaMao's accomplishment.

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.

7 posted on 05/04/2011 7:53:06 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: ScoutLaw

hopefully Rudy will do the right thing as well.


8 posted on 05/04/2011 7:53:07 AM PDT by Jeff Vader
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To: ScoutLaw

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.


9 posted on 05/04/2011 7:54:44 AM PDT by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: ScoutLaw

“George W Bush Declines to attend Obama speech at Ground Zero”

Good.

NO, you can’t insult Pres. Bush for yrs and then suck up for photos & vote.


10 posted on 05/04/2011 7:54:44 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: ScoutLaw

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


11 posted on 05/04/2011 7:59:08 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012, PLEASE LORD)
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To: Vigilanteman

Did BO have a accomplishment? I thought it was the military


12 posted on 05/04/2011 8:00:42 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012, PLEASE LORD)
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To: ScoutLaw

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.


13 posted on 05/04/2011 8:08:26 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: ScoutLaw
Good, good, GOOD!

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!!

14 posted on 05/04/2011 8:08:57 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: FES0844

I so agree.


15 posted on 05/04/2011 8:09:56 AM PDT by southernindymom
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To: ScoutLaw

First smart decision Bush has made in quite some time.

To hell with that marxist muslim America-hating POS.


16 posted on 05/04/2011 8:11:17 AM PDT by Electric Graffiti (Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of their Moonbats)
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To: ScoutLaw

What point is the muzzie in chief trying to make by dancing on the graves of natural born Americans?


17 posted on 05/04/2011 8:14:16 AM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: ScoutLaw
Obama is just the kind of sociopathic,narcissistic,egotistical SOB to want Bush next to him on a stage and then co-opt his applause.
18 posted on 05/04/2011 8:16:12 AM PDT by Happy Rain (WOLF3ABM581)
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To: Happy Rain

Agree....I can see Obama going on the 10th anniversary, but this is just plain wrong...campaigning!!


19 posted on 05/04/2011 8:18:30 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: ScoutLaw

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.


20 posted on 05/04/2011 8:19:18 AM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: ScoutLaw
Looks like the campaign has begun in earnest...

Also sounds like an excuse for meet-up of tri-state FReepers

21 posted on 05/04/2011 8:24:01 AM PDT by ssaftler (Barack Obama - Setting new highs in low for politicians worldwide)
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To: Friendofgeorge
"Did BO have a accomplishment? I thought it was the military"

This malignant marxist muslim narcissist will probably have a ticker tape parade with himself as the centerpiece. Is he channeling FDR again, I thought it was Reagan. /s
22 posted on 05/04/2011 8:24:22 AM PDT by Electric Graffiti (Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of their Moonbats)
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To: ScoutLaw; ohioWfan; DrDeb; LUV W; snugs

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!

23 posted on 05/04/2011 8:26:18 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Liberty Valance

I couldn’t agree more! Thank you for posting THE definitive photo and 911 statement!!


24 posted on 05/04/2011 8:31:43 AM PDT by DrDeb
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To: Liberty Valance

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.


25 posted on 05/04/2011 8:34:35 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: ScoutLaw
Why would Bush dignify the occasion by his presence.

He would most likely have to sit there and endure a bunch of snide comments from Zer0.

26 posted on 05/04/2011 8:35:53 AM PDT by B.O. Plenty (Give war a chance...)
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To: ScoutLaw

Why would GW go there and let Obama bash him from the podium?


27 posted on 05/04/2011 8:37:53 AM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: longtermmemmory

May the resulting alcohol poisoning from just #1 and #2 be upon your head then! ;)


28 posted on 05/04/2011 8:39:11 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: longtermmemmory
Also - the drinking game should involve drinking the official celebratory drink “Bin Laden’s” - two shots and a splash of water.
29 posted on 05/04/2011 8:40:17 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: B.O. Plenty
He would most likely have to sit there and endure a bunch of snide comments from Zer0.

Exactly! No doubt Bush saw what happened the last time some Republicans were given the front row at a speech by the Won.

30 posted on 05/04/2011 8:40:57 AM PDT by ozark hilljilly (It's not so much where, but to whom.)
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To: longtermmemmory

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!


31 posted on 05/04/2011 8:41:51 AM PDT by princess leah
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To: ScoutLaw

>>> Thoughts?

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.


32 posted on 05/04/2011 8:44:33 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: princess leah

.25 of a shot if he says nice things about islam, religion of peace, or bashes christians.

AND

I bet he has a moslem do the invocation.


33 posted on 05/04/2011 8:46:15 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Vigilanteman

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.


34 posted on 05/04/2011 8:46:20 AM PDT by Carling (Obama: Inexperienced and incompetent, yet ego maniacal. God help us all.)
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To: Friendofgeorge

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.


35 posted on 05/04/2011 8:51:56 AM PDT by No Socialist
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To: longtermmemmory
you forgot

1 Shot for "unity"

many of my more liberal friends on FaceBook have been pushing this meme for a couple of days now.

36 posted on 05/04/2011 8:52:42 AM PDT by twyn1
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To: Friendofgeorge
BO is a legend in his own mind.

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.

37 posted on 05/04/2011 8:55:25 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: ScoutLaw

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.....


38 posted on 05/04/2011 8:55:28 AM PDT by jcsjcm (This country was built on exceptionalism and individualism. In God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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To: ScoutLaw

This may finally show a RINO learning that cuddling up to socialists is a legacy loser.


39 posted on 05/04/2011 8:58:37 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: princess leah
Tomorrow is National Day of Prayer

Maybe the narcissist wants to be worshiped.

40 posted on 05/04/2011 9:05:05 AM PDT by Upstate NY Guy
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To: ScoutLaw

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?


41 posted on 05/04/2011 9:11:31 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in defense. -- John Steinbeck)
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To: No Socialist
Didn't he go there once and while everyone was laying down roses on the memorial spot, BO threw his from a distance??? Or was that a different occasion?

Yep, I was right!

Click here
42 posted on 05/04/2011 9:11:43 AM PDT by jcsjcm (This country was built on exceptionalism and individualism. In God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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To: ScoutLaw

I wonder if they have any catchy slogans and cheesy souvenir t-shirts ready?


43 posted on 05/04/2011 9:12:27 AM PDT by Califreak (You can't go swimming in a baseball pool)
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To: ScoutLaw

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
muslim!


44 posted on 05/04/2011 9:14:02 AM PDT by LUV W (GOP? You need to fight like a GIRL!!~~Sarah Palin)
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To: ScoutLaw

Obama isn’t fit to shine Bush’s shoes when it comes to the War On Terror.


45 posted on 05/04/2011 9:14:32 AM PDT by erod (Unlike the President I am a true Chicagoan.)
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To: ScoutLaw

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.


46 posted on 05/04/2011 9:18:56 AM PDT by dupree
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To: Liberty Valance
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!

AMEN!

47 posted on 05/04/2011 9:20:26 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: Mamzelle

You gotta twist a lot to get that out of this, Mamzelle.


48 posted on 05/04/2011 9:22:20 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: jcsjcm

Obama trying to look all serious. He’s probably praising Allah.


49 posted on 05/04/2011 9:24:03 AM PDT by No Socialist
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