Skip to comments.Awkward: Obamas to Welcome George W. Bush to White House Next Week
Posted on 05/26/2012 11:02:44 AM PDT by Kaslin
This ought to be fun. Barack and Michelle Obama will welcome The Most Evil Man in the World (or as he's known outside the Democratic Party, George W. Bush) and his wife Laura to the White House next week, for the unveiling of their official portraits. Of course, this comes as the current president is in full campaign mode, and W. occupies the role of Obama's eternal scapegoat. It'll be no minor miracle if Obama can make it through the unveiling without blaming Bush for something.
Such ceremonies often bring together current and former presidents with rivalries, grudges or awkward relationships. But the timing of this unveiling is particularly delicate as Mr. Obama uses Mr. Bush as a foil on the campaign trail against former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts, his presumptive Republican challenger. Although Mr. Obama generally does not mention Mr. Bush by name, he often says Mr. Romney wants to replicate the former presidents agenda but on steroids.
At a campaign fund-raiser in Redwood City, Calif., on Wednesday, for instance, Mr. Obama said Republicans wanted bigger tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans, deeper cuts in Medicare and education, even more power for banks to do as they please, and fewer regulations that protect consumers. But thats not new, he added. That was tried, remember? The last guy did all this.
He presented Mr. Bushs record in caustic terms. We watched a record surplus that was squandered on tax cuts for folks who didnt need them and werent asking for them, he said. We saw two wars being waged on a credit card. We saw speculation in the financial sector, reaping huge profits for a few folks who were making bets with other peoples money, but it was a flimsy kind of success. Manufacturing left our shores. A shrinking number of Americans did really, really well, but a growing number saw falling incomes and stagnant job growth.
Mr. Bush, by contrast, has offered virtually no commentary on his successor in the three years since he left office, saying he deserves my silence. He has stayed out of the campaign to oust Mr. Obama, offering a four-word endorsement for Mr. Romney only when asked by a reporter as he headed into an elevator after an unrelated event in Washington last week.
I imagine president Bush will be a class act and continue to act like a president and gentleman....
I’d be very surprised if Obama can hold his vile tongue and not take a swipe at Bush....
He’s a punk and will always be.....
I predict he's on a Bush blaming tour with the help of the media on the days preceding and following this event. More than usual, that is.
Now, I see Bush and remember better days, probably not so with the brainwashed masses.
We all do.
"..well s***head, come up with another lie about your grades be better than Dubya's?"
In the foreground of the portrait, there’s Obama at the easel, like Bob Ross, grinning over his shoulder at you.
Obama doesn’t need to say anything about Bush — Bush is unpopular all on his own. Just keeping Bush in the public eye helps the Democrats. Why do you think Bush’s name wasn’t mentioned once in the GOP presidential debates this year? Reagan’s name was invoked at every opportunity. Can you name me one GOP candidate for any office — maybe except in Texas, but I’m not sure even there — who wants to be seen campaigning with Bush?
Conservatives, Stop standing up for Bush. He didn’t stand up for you. Stop being suckers for the guy who left us with a massive debt and a near depression.
You don’t have to like Obama — I don’t — to not like Bush.
Now, I see Bush and remember better days
You mean ...
Like the bubble in housing prices (which Rove helped create by encouraging easy lending to low incomes?)?
Like the stock market crash of 2008?
Like the federal deficits that were the largest ever, until bush’s record helped elect Obama?
I can only speak for myself, ofcourse, but the Bush years were very good to my family. Whether that can be attributed to Bush and many of his policies is certainly up for debate. One thing is certain, Bush and co. never put a gun to anyone’s head any told them to mortgage themselves like crazy to buy big screen TVs and 4,000 sq foot McMansions they couldn’t dream of affording. The elites manipulate the masses and the masses always fall for the same tricks. Hook, line and sinker.
It does smell fishy
I like President George W. Bush. I don't like President Obama.
Still a damn site better than McCain or Romney.
the Bush years were very good to my family
So you’re the ones
Dittos Popman. W and Laura are a class act and will be at the White House. It will be awkward for the Obamas who have zero class.
It will probably say IT’S ALL YOUR FAULT under W’s portrait.
And that is precisely how scumbags get re-elected, not necessarily talking about Bush, but more about the current POTUS and his like.