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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:03 AM
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'president' Bush: 'I always felt it was important not to pass tough issues on to future Presidents'
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 11:04 AM by BurtWorm
He gave it his "all," he said. Woo fuckin' hoo.

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/01/20/bush-agai... /



George W. Bush, now the former president, flew to Midland, Texas, after the inauguration this afternoon and told a small welcoming crowd much of what he has been saying in his farewell speeches and interviews over the last few weeks. But in light of Barack Obamas Inaugural Address today and the new presidents stark repudiation of what his predecessor left behind Mr. Bushs speech almost seemed like a rebuttal.

I always felt it was important to tackle the tough issues today and not try to pass them on to future presidents, and future generations, Mr. Bush said. I never took an opinion poll to tell me what to think. And Im coming home with my head held high and a sense of accomplishment.

Much of his speech was a defense of his presidency and his decisions, particularly after 9/11 when, he said, we liberated 50 million people from the clutches of terrorism.

Perhaps his dominant theme was that he believed he did the right thing, even if it wasnt popular and he tried to make the case that popularity didnt matter. He leaves office with the lowest poll ratings of any president in modern times.

There were some good days and there were some tough days but every day was an honor to be your president, he said. I gave it my all. Listen. Sometimes what I did wasnt popular, but thats okay, I always did what I thought was right.
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marylanddem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:04 AM
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1. unfuckingbelievable.
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tabatha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:05 AM
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2. yeah right - you have no idea the crap you have passed on
"I always felt it was important to tackle the tough issues today and not try to pass them on to future presidents, and future generations"
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Why Syzygy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:05 AM
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3. Wow. Like FAILED foreign policies?
Two FAILED wars? FAILED economy? FAILED civil liberties?

He'd rather just leave a pile of ashes I guess.
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flakey_foont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:06 AM
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4. oh, really?
that dog don't hunt
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NRaleighLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:06 AM
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5. Reminds me of that Far Side - bird looks into fridge and said "who ate middle from all spiders?
Bush ate the heart out of the country and left Obama the legs.

Do all the tough stuff? Bush preened and played cowboy....and left Obama nothing but the tough stuff.


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AndyA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:06 AM
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6. There are just so many things wrong with that speech.
But I'm glad he didn't pass on any tough issues to Obama.

Like:

1. Two wars.

2. A failing economy.

3. Huge deficits.

4. Soaring unemployment.

5. Entire industries collapsing.

6. Strained relations with other countries.

Thanks, Bush, for not dumping this shit on the guy who followed you into office. :eyes:

:sarcasm:
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FightingIrish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:09 AM
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7. Yesterday this anology occurred to me.
Bush was like the great impostor who poses as a brain surgeon. He actually attempts a delicate surgery, totally botching everything. He leaves the operating room with his victim in cardiac arrest. That image hit me after reading this great article in Vanity Fair. http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2009/02/bus...

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indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:11 AM
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8. I guess passing on a royally-fucked economy and banking system, burgeoning bankruptcies, deficits,
and unemployment, and crashing stock market are not tough issues to pass on to a new President, not to mention two wars. :P
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Fire1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:16 AM
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9. I just know that had to be sarcasm.
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 11:17 AM by Fire1
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polly7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:19 AM
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10. *ing narcissistic sociopath
A million dead in Iraq and 4 - 5 million displaced, infrastructure destroyed ...... 'liberated'?? The only thing liberated was Iraq's oil from Hussein's grip. Sickening liar right to the end.
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:20 AM
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11. What pathology compels him
to say the exact opposite of reality?!?!!

:wtf:

It's really striking how this is a regular feature of his behavior.
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driver8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:20 AM
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12. How far up one's ass can one stuff one's head??
Unbelievable!

Nope -- no tough issues here; just a couple of wars and a recession/depression.

Fuck you, Shrub.
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Avalux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:21 AM
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13. Holy Shit. Now I really want to know what his private note to Obama said!
Bush is seriously messed up in the head to say such things. This country is a disaster because of what he did and Obama will have to clean it up. Amazing.
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lumberjack_jeff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:21 AM
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14. Later today, he'll get a statement showing what his blind trusts are worth.
"Mah 401k lost 2/3!! WTF is this shit! Heads need'a roll!"

The tough issues which apparently needed to be dealt with were the dual curses of freedom and prosperity. That's one thing that Obama won't have to worry about.
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:23 AM
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15. Whatever it takes to get you through the night, right george?
:eyes: Delusions and gallons Jack Daniels, george. Yeah, that's the ticket!
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Ezlivin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:27 AM
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16. He certainly gave his vacation days "his all"
Bush was so dedicated that he spent 490 days of his eight years on vacation.

I haven't had 490 days of vacation in the last 30 years of my life!
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Z_I_Peevey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:32 AM
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17. Holy crap, look at all the set dressing in that photo!
That man has a serious insignia addiction. Someone had to design and manufacture a room full of "Welcome Home, Junior" seals, signs and doo-dads.

Can't somebody just dress up like Barbara and tell him he was the best president EVER so he'll shut up and go away?
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rfranklin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:41 AM
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18. He's emperor of Texas now!
They can have him.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:48 AM
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19. iraq, iran, no. korea, afghanistan, economy, katrina etc...all your clusterfucks junior*
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 11:49 AM by spanone
remember junior* if you're explainin' you ain't doin'
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