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Fri Jan 18, 2013, 04:20 PM

Presidents Bush to Skip Obama Inaugural

Source: ABC News

Former President George W. Bush does not plan to attend President Obama’s second inauguration on Monday, joining his father, former President George H.W. Bush, among the living former presidents who are sending regrets, according to several officials with knowledge of inaugural planning.

The decisions mean Obama’s second oath of office will occur with only Democratic former presidents sharing the stage. Both former President Bill Clinton and former President Jimmy Carter plan on attending.

The younger President Bush is citing his father’s health in declining the invitation to attend, according to the officials. The older Bush, who is 88, was just released from the hospital this week after an extended illness.

Monday’s partial ex-presidential attendance will stand in contrast to Obama’s first inauguration, in 2009. All four living presidents attended that event – including, of course, President George W. Bush, who was turning the office over to Obama.


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Reply Presidents Bush to Skip Obama Inaugural (Original post)
IDemo Jan 2013 OP
kimbutgar Jan 2013 #1
NBachers Jan 2013 #5
politicaljunkie41910 Jan 2013 #35
triplepoint Jan 2013 #2
Tumbulu Jan 2013 #3
larkrake Jan 2013 #8
lib2DaBone Jan 2013 #51
Cha Jan 2013 #4
Buzz Clik Jan 2013 #6
Scuba Jan 2013 #7
GoCubsGo Jan 2013 #14
Scuba Jan 2013 #15
monmouth3 Jan 2013 #9
Politicub Jan 2013 #10
Drunken Irishman Jan 2013 #11
alp227 Jan 2013 #16
MrSlayer Jan 2013 #20
du_grad Jan 2013 #28
fleur-de-lisa Jan 2013 #12
kestrel91316 Jan 2013 #13
tabasco Jan 2013 #17
Peace_Sells Jan 2013 #18
Ter Jan 2013 #30
Myrina Jan 2013 #45
Rob H. Jan 2013 #48
nlkennedy Jan 2013 #19
SalmonChantedEvening Jan 2013 #21
lunasun Jan 2013 #34
kairos12 Jan 2013 #22
olddad56 Jan 2013 #23
Liberalynn Jan 2013 #24
Paladin Jan 2013 #25
rightsideout Jan 2013 #26
heather blossom Jan 2013 #27
Aristus Jan 2013 #42
ancianita Jan 2013 #29
Jefferson23 Jan 2013 #31
southernyankeebelle Jan 2013 #32
Zorro Jan 2013 #33
Rosa Luxemburg Jan 2013 #36
Phlem Jan 2013 #37
Swede Atlanta Jan 2013 #38
rurallib Jan 2013 #39
Thor_MN Jan 2013 #40
russspeakeasy Jan 2013 #41
hatrack Jan 2013 #43
peace13 Jan 2013 #44
samsingh Jan 2013 #46
Posteritatis Jan 2013 #47
CTyankee Jan 2013 #49
Rosa Luxemburg Jan 2013 #50

Response to IDemo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 04:23 PM

1. Maybe George doesn't want to be booed.

I'll always remember when his helicopter took off and people were singing na na na hey hey hey goodbye song by cream

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 04:30 PM

5. "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" by Steam, 1969 - almost right

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 09:11 PM

35. I find this strange since last month when Poppy Bush was in the hospital in ICU and doing poorly,

I read an article that said "Barbara Bush visits her husband most days and that GWB planned to visit his Father next week". I thought that this was a very strange statement since the article had the elder Bush in ICU and implied that he was in very serious condition. There was no mention that the younger Bush had been to visit his Dad recently, mentioning only that Barbara visited "most" days and that GWB intended to visit next week. I thought to myself, "he might not be alive next week with the way this article sounds", and that struck he as odd since I thought that they always seemed like a very close family. It's not like the younger Bush would have actually had to drive himself to Houston, since he has a secret service detail for life.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 04:24 PM

2. What's He Know That We As Yet, Don't?

 

Last edited Fri Jan 18, 2013, 10:58 PM - Edit history (1)

or lack the courage to seriously consider at this point in time? Just asking...

Deja Vu All Over Again and Again and Again and Again...ad infinitum:
The Kennedy family knows the truth about the JFK Assassination, and they know it wasn't Oswald who did the shooting. They just don't want another of their tribe to be murdered is why they don't go anywhere with the truth about JFK, RFK, and JFK Jr. There is Jackie's diary that's supposed to be published 50 yrs after the death of her last surviving child....She knew who killed her husband and that information is very likely in her diary.
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Upcoming Movie on JFK Assassination: "Legacy of Secrecy"

DiCaprio to Produce and Star in 2013 JFK Assassination Movie. The movie is based on Lamar Waldron/Thom Hartman book's book. Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio is set to star in and produce a forthcoming movie centered around the assassination of JFK, the Washington Post has reported. The movie, which is based on the 2008 Lamar Waldron/Thom Hartman book, will see the actor play an FBI informant, Jack Van Laningham, helping the investigation into the murder of John F. Kennedy.
In the book, Laningham claims to have witnessed the confession of New Orleans Mafia boss Carlos "The Little Man" Marcello to the murder of President Kennedy. Film website FirstShowing.net has stated that DiCaprio was first shown the book by his father, and it is said to contain "new and recently declassified" information from both the National Archives and the FBI. "Apparently the confession came about after a dangerous and long-secret undercover operation, wherein the FBI positioned Van Laningham to become a confidant to Marcello, who ruled organized crime in Louisiana and most of Texas for decades. The 1979 House Select Committee on Assassinations said mobster Santo Trafficante and Marcello 'had the motive, means, and opportunity to assassinate President Kennedy.'" FirstShowing.net reports. The announcement for production of the film comes, coincidentally, 47 years ago to the day that President Kennedy was murdered.

"Legacy of Secrecy" is set to be released in 2013 -- 50 years after JFK’s death.
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Reference Link:
http://thecelebritycafe.com/feature/dicaprio-produce-and-star-jfk-assassination-movie-11-22-2010

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Response to triplepoint (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 04:28 PM

3. sorry, my thought as well

I just will never trust that group......

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Response to triplepoint (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 04:33 PM

8. agreed,the Bushs' know when violence is coming

Kennedy shooting, pappy was seen in Dallas, 9-11 Pappy was in a meeting with elder Bin Laden, so whats up this time? Pappy is too sick to attend, but Jr?

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Response to triplepoint (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:35 AM

51. Kick... well said.

 

Eventually... America will come to it's senses and realize that Lee Harvey Oswald was a dupe, more than a fertilizer bomb did most damage in Oklahoma City.... and jet fuel did not cause the the WTC to free-fall perfectly into a perfect footprint.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 04:29 PM

4. That will be one of the best things about the Inauguration.. not having

to see his ugly face and his handler darth cheney. The rnc most certainly didn't want the bushes or dick cheney in attendance.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 04:30 PM

6. Baby Boy doesn't like people who hate him.

He's sensitive that way.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 04:31 PM

7. All those black people make him nervous.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 04:51 PM

14. Nah, it's not the "black" part.

It's all those unwashed masses of every shade that he doesn't like to be around. He was pretty damn fond of Kindasleezzzy Rice, way more than they'll admit to.

Plenty of non-blacks who got screwed over by him, who hate his guts. I'm white, and if I was Bush, I wouldn't want to be within a thousand miles of me. That filthy-ass son of a bitch cost me my job, killed my career, and irreparably fucked up my life. And, there are millions more just like me, and if you don't think we're pissed, think again. If I was him, I wouldn't dare show my face in public for the rest of my miserable life.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #14)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 04:52 PM

15. You are correct, of course. Thanks.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 04:33 PM

9. Could be nervous about being arrested....LOL..

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 04:34 PM

10. ROFL - he'll be fall down drunk anyway

They don't let him out of the house much anymore.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 04:39 PM

11. Not that I'll miss him, but it does reek of disrespect.

I can understand his father, who just got out of the hospital, but is his dad's health that precarious he can't take one day to attend the Inauguration of the President?

Clinton and Carter attended both Bush inaugurations ... and I wouldn't be surprised if Gore did too (I know he did in '01).

It just doesn't make sense. He was well enough to leave the hospital, but the health is so serious that Dubya can't leave his bedside for 24 hours?

Yeah right.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #11)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 06:20 PM

16. Speaking of ex candidate gore,

will Romney attend this inauguration?

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Response to alp227 (Reply #16)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 06:32 PM

20. I doubt it.

 

What business would Romney have there?

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #11)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 08:28 PM

28. Two months in a hospital...

...at his age is not an easy thing. He can probably barely walk. He looked pretty bad last time I saw a picture of him and that was before the hospitalization. He also suffered respiratory issues and was in ICU. The last thing in the world he needs is to be exposed to millions of people with the flu raging. He's probably on long term antibiotics also.

Leaving the hospital nowadays, for most people, doesn't mean much. They kick you out as soon as they can. If you can't handle being on your own, too bad. My mother was discharged in Feb. 2011 and couldn't even stand well enough to go to the bathroom by herself. They're wealthy enough for him to have nursing care at his home. Less time spent in a hospital means less time being exposed to hospital bacteria, which, nowadays, is not something you want to take home with you (I work in a hospital microbiology laboratory).

As far as junior not going, though, who knows? His dad could be a LOT worse off than the family letting on to the news media. OR, he just doesn't want to go.

Do we really need him/them there? My answer is...NO.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 04:42 PM

12. Who cares if the chimp isn't there?

I suspect Poppy can't go because of his health, but monkey-boy will not be missed, except maybe by those who are hoping to boo him and hurl shoes at his head.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 04:42 PM

13. Poppy's too sick and Dubya's too drunk. Fine with me.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 06:22 PM

17. Good news!

Keep the criminal Bush scum away from this event!

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 06:22 PM

18. Health my ass

if this were Romney's inauguration both these asshole would be attending.

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Response to Peace_Sells (Reply #18)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 08:42 PM

30. I'm not so sure about that

 

He didn't even attend the Republican Convention. I don't think Bush even cares about politics.

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Response to Ter (Reply #30)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 03:54 PM

45. ^ This.

Yes.

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Response to Ter (Reply #30)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 05:20 PM

48. No way the GOP wanted him there, either

The absolute last thing they needed was a physical reminder of what happened to this country the last time a pampered, petulant, former frat boy Repug was President, especially given that the lion's share of Romney's policies were Dubya retreads.

I'm sure that, given the chance, the GOP would've kept him locked in a closet during the run-up to the election in hopes they could just pretend his presidency never happened.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 06:27 PM

19. I know why he won't be there...

He's pissed off that President Obama is a 10x better manager of his war machine than he ever was...

Come to think of it, it pisses me off, too...

Now is the time to direct this president's competencies towards peace, safe security, communication among nations, and understanding.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 06:36 PM

21. "Gonna be nursifyin'."

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Response to SalmonChantedEvening (Reply #21)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 09:02 PM

34. oh that is a good one!


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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 07:24 PM

22. Shrub couldn't find his pillow for an overnight...

Also, traveling out of the state of Texas exposes him to war crimes charges.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 07:27 PM

23. Duyba should not attend and should not even pretend to be a former president.

He was never elected.

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Response to olddad56 (Reply #23)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 08:22 PM

24. Exactly what I was thinking

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 08:24 PM

25. Good. (nt)

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 08:27 PM

26. No great loss

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 08:28 PM

27. shrub

Will not be missed

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Response to heather blossom (Reply #27)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 12:21 AM

42. Damn straight!

Welcome to DU!

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 08:32 PM

29. Thank the gods one less asshole on the inaugural stage. More air for the Obamas.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 08:48 PM

31. BEST REPLACEMENT, Muntadhar al-Zaidi "This is a farewell kiss from the Iraqi people you dog"

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 08:56 PM

32. That's ok. We won't have the stench of the Bushes

 

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 08:57 PM

33. Bush doesn't want to appear bipartisan

It's a Republican thing.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 09:24 PM

36. How rude to boycott

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 09:58 PM

37. Perfect!

It'll make it all that much more better with out the taint.



-p

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 10:28 PM

38. I think we should cut them some slack......

 

GHWB has been in declining health such that I would not expect him to attend. GWB may or may not be engaged in the care for his father.

This 2nd inauguration, while important, doesn't have the same powerful novelty that the 2009 one did.

I would just accept the Bushes are not coming and since they are the last living GOP Presidents we leave it to Carter (pre-dates Reagan who is dead) and Clinton to attend.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 10:31 PM

39. Mr. Bush has a meeting scheduled with a Mr. James Beam that day.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 11:12 PM

40. That's fair, we all regret both Presidents Bush right back.

at least I do.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 11:27 PM

41. Too drunk to drive and no one will give him a ride.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 12:23 AM

43. Fine. Fuck them. Fuck them both.

They can stay home and watch Dr. Phil and drink Mickey's Big Mouths.

Assholes.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 09:29 AM

44. What aqbout President Cheeney?

Shooter could sit in for the lot!

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 04:29 PM

46. good

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 04:54 PM

47. I can buy the elder Bush given his health, but Shrub's kinda devoid of excuses. (nt)

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 05:21 PM

49. What a relief!

I am looking forward to turning on the TV early for the Inauguration and listening while I whip up a pot of chili...I would hate for my well planning out day to be ruined by Bush family members. Bad enough that W had to attend the last one...

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:37 PM

50. Is Dubya ill?

Maybe he can't stand up straight?

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