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Awkward: Obama hosts Bush, the man he blames for it all
The Washington Times ^ | 30 May 2012 | Dave Boyer

Posted on 05/30/2012 4:05:57 PM PDT by COBOL2Java

Talk about awkward.

When President Obama hosts former President George W. Bush at the White House on Thursday to unveil his predecessor’s official portrait, he’ll pay tribute to the man whom he has blamed lately for everything short of an outbreak of the flesh-eating virus.

The war in Iraq? An unnecessary and costly diversion that was Mr. Bush’s fault, according to Mr. Obama.

The worst recession since World War II? The president says Mr. Bush and the GOP are to blame.

Soaring deficits? Mr. Obama’s mantra is that he inherited the red ink from the Republican.

The Wall Street collapse? See “Bush, George W.”

Loss of America’s prestige in the eyes of the world? Mr. Obama has laid that allegation on Mr. Bush’s doorstep, too.

At a fundraiser in California last week, Mr. Obama used Mr. Bush as his foil to raise more money for his re-election campaign. The president began by criticizing GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney for planning “bigger tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans,” deep cuts in funding for education and Medicare, and deregulation of the banking and insurance industries.

“But that’s not new,” Mr. Obama told the crowd. “That was tried, remember? The last guy did all this.”

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bush; obama

1 posted on 05/30/2012 4:06:05 PM PDT by COBOL2Java
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To: COBOL2Java

obama-a real man /sarc


2 posted on 05/30/2012 4:09:43 PM PDT by marvlus
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To: COBOL2Java

I expect W will be his usual, gracious self at this meeting when he really should give Zero a couple of pokes in the chops.


3 posted on 05/30/2012 4:10:37 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Journalists first; then lawyers.)
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To: COBOL2Java

They both looked uncomfortable together —


4 posted on 05/30/2012 4:10:52 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: COBOL2Java


5 posted on 05/30/2012 4:18:09 PM PDT by Iron Munro (If you want total security go to prison. The only thing lacking is freedom. D. D. Eisenhower)
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To: COBOL2Java

Obama isn’t fit to shine President Bush’s shoes.


6 posted on 05/30/2012 4:19:18 PM PDT by Astronaut
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To: COBOL2Java

They can brag to each other about their own out of control government spending.


7 posted on 05/30/2012 4:19:36 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: marvlus

Obammy is a marxist metrosexual punk.


8 posted on 05/30/2012 4:23:11 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: COBOL2Java
Is this the prototype for the portrait?


9 posted on 05/30/2012 4:23:49 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: COBOL2Java

http://media.washtimes.com/media/image/2012/05/30/bush_s160x130.jpg?557eea51f5c6afa3ba5fc79786df5c496e0d3e86
GWB looks like he might be saying “I could kick your skinny butt!”


10 posted on 05/30/2012 4:28:47 PM PDT by outinyellowdogcountry
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To: COBOL2Java

I wonder if Obama will say something classless and or inappropiate?


11 posted on 05/30/2012 4:30:10 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: Paladin2
A more fitting photo for the Obama Regime . . .

Photobucket

MISS ME YET?


12 posted on 05/30/2012 4:30:27 PM PDT by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: marvlus

Bush probably thinks the same of Obama as he does with Adam Clymer.


13 posted on 05/30/2012 4:34:19 PM PDT by Loud Mime (Defeat Obama. Everything else is secondary)
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To: COBOL2Java

Who will post that pic of Cheney giving the hairy eyeball to the chosen one at the immaculation.


14 posted on 05/30/2012 4:35:34 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: Leep

Of course... do you really have to ask? ;-)

LLS


15 posted on 05/30/2012 4:39:14 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: Astronaut

Amen to that Buzz.


16 posted on 05/30/2012 4:42:25 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (.)
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To: COBOL2Java

One of the biggest complaints of Bush I have is his desire to be above it all, and he ends up just looking out of touch.

I wish he would lay into Oabama for four years of blaming him and him alone for all the country’s problems.

God knows it is overdue.


17 posted on 05/30/2012 4:49:18 PM PDT by Wildbill22
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To: Paladin2
thank you...
18 posted on 05/30/2012 4:53:14 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: COBOL2Java
You mean 0zer0 didn't invite Vice President Dick Cheney? Oh well, it must have been that look the ole VP gave him at the inauguration! LOL cheney obama Pictures, Images and Photos">
19 posted on 05/30/2012 4:55:48 PM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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To: US_MilitaryRules

Whoever snapped that pic needs to get a Presidential Freedom Medal.


20 posted on 05/30/2012 5:01:38 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: US_MilitaryRules

21 posted on 05/30/2012 5:03:11 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Loud Mime

Big time.


22 posted on 05/30/2012 5:05:32 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: US_MilitaryRules

That pic would be a good study for Zer0’s eventual portrait.


23 posted on 05/30/2012 5:05:59 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

LOL, how great it would be if could be like an “Impractical Jokers” skit.....they both think it’s a portrait, but it turns out to be that graphic instead.


24 posted on 05/30/2012 5:15:27 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: COBOL2Java

Hussein is a sick and twisted individual. Very remniscent of the young man from “Psycho.”


25 posted on 05/30/2012 5:19:17 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Leep
I wonder if Obama will say something classless and or inappropiate?

Of course he will. He always does.

26 posted on 05/30/2012 5:25:01 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: COBOL2Java

The one thing I hate most about GW.
He’s a gentleman but not afraid to walk into the squatter’s den.


27 posted on 05/30/2012 5:38:08 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Criminaliens or Crimigrants...0bamao's people?)
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To: US_MilitaryRules

There was a picture of BO that was supposedly taken the night OBL was taken out. It was a pic of the back of him, much like this picture and was thought to have been photoshopped onto the scene. Is this the same picture?


28 posted on 05/30/2012 5:43:37 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: COBOL2Java

Why does anyone think this would be awkward for Obama. He has no shame and no conscience. He’ll pretend everything is ok and make some flowering speech. The next day he’ll go out and trash Bush without a second thought.


29 posted on 05/30/2012 6:15:56 PM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: COBOL2Java

It certainly would be great fun if ole Georgie popped him in the mouth one time when the cameras weren’t watching. For the sake of manly honor, you understand. “Don’t mess with Texas ...” That sort of thing.

The Secret Service agents (smirking broadly) would quickly separate the two. But they certainly wouldn’t do George any harm. I don’t even think charges would be filed unless Obummer wanted to be a real dickhead.

But imagine Obummer out on the campaign trail sporting a fat lip! He could lie about it, or try to demonize George as a violent cowboy. But we’d all know how and why it happened and we would all approve!


30 posted on 05/30/2012 6:49:31 PM PDT by DNME (A monarch's neck should always have a noose around it. It keeps him upright. — Robert Heinlein)
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To: COBOL2Java

Great, two guys who love spending everyone else’s money on pointless crap.

Screw them both and their dopey portraits.


31 posted on 05/30/2012 6:55:22 PM PDT by hitchwolf
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To: DNME

Since you mention the Secret Service - that makes me wonder if the former president and first family would be warmly welcomed by a staff that was fond of them, creating an awkward situation because they may not be nearly as well treated by, nor as fond of the current White House occupants....

How one treats the staff/help says a great deal about the leader.


32 posted on 05/30/2012 7:24:47 PM PDT by Parity
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To: Paladin2; US_MilitaryRules

Don’t you just LOVE that photo. I soooo agree, whoever took that photo needs a fabulous award, perhaps many.

Dick Cheney is far and above, one terrific American. So proud to have voted for him. Wish HE could have been our president.

Perhaps Liz Cheney will dive into politics as rumored.


33 posted on 05/30/2012 7:31:52 PM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (If we don't help make a change, then who will? It starts with us.)
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To: Leep
I wonder if Obama will say something classless and or inappropiate?

When does he ever say anything else?

34 posted on 05/30/2012 7:40:43 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: hitchwolf

They can compete with each other over who has created a bigger police state. Even Bush didn’t sign NDAA or open assassinations of Americans, at least I don’t think?
And, BO takes the cake for molestations and irradiation of Americans.


35 posted on 05/30/2012 7:42:20 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: Paladin2

Warts and all, I most certainly do.


36 posted on 05/30/2012 9:08:10 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: airborne

Much more fitting.

:-)


37 posted on 05/30/2012 11:00:39 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: COBOL2Java

The very best thing that the ex-president could do would be to snub this event! Stay away George!


38 posted on 05/31/2012 8:22:10 AM PDT by IbJensen (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: COBOL2Java

Next time Ozero goes for a physical, he will multitask and have his presidential portrait done at the same time they do his colonoscopy.


39 posted on 05/31/2012 8:28:46 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: COBOL2Java
Is it me or is Laura Bush one handsome woman?
40 posted on 05/31/2012 12:03:14 PM PDT by slackerjack
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To: COBOL2Java

I loved seeing President Bush and Mrs. Bush back in the White House. The room was full of Bush family and friends. They could teach the Obama’s a thing or two about class and grace!


41 posted on 05/31/2012 12:06:57 PM PDT by JFC
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To: Paladin2

Sorry, but as for me, I will never miss any Bush.


42 posted on 05/31/2012 12:10:04 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Past is prologue: The American people again let us down in this election cycle.)
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