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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:25 PM
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Source of PUSH-BACK against Oxycontin Pignsout's remarks on Haiti? GEORGE W. BUSH.
Bush Pushes Back Against Limbaugh's Obama-Haiti Remark

First Posted: 01-17-10 10:27 AM | Updated: 01-17-10 05:08 PM

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/17/bush-pushes-ba...



Former President George W. Bush pushed back Sunday against criticism -- levied most prominently by talk radio host Rush Limbaugh -- that his successor, President Barack Obama, was somehow politicizing the disastrous earthquake in Haiti.

"I don't know if -- what they're talking about," Bush declared during an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press." "I've been briefed by the President about the response. And as I said in my opening comment, I appreciate the president's quick response to this disaster."

This past week, Limbaugh insisted that the Obama White House would use the catastrophe in Haiti to "burnish" the president's standing and credibility "with the black community, in the both light-skinned and dark-skinned black community, in this country."

"It's made-to-order for 'em," Limbaugh said. "That's why he couldn't wait to get out there. Could not wait to get out there."

Joined by former President Bill Clinton during a series of interviews on the Sunday shows, Bush also touted the need to get relief to the Haitian people, in both a streamlined and responsible way. Asked by host David Gregory if he drew any lessons from the recovery efforts after Hurricane Katrina (widely regarded as tragically bungled), Bush replied:

"First of all, it takes time to get the supplies in place. That shouldn't deter them. In other words, there's an expectation-- amongst people that things are going to happen quickly. And sometimes it's hard to make things happen quickly. Secondly, there is a great reservoir of good will that wants to help. And that's why he asked us to help, and we're glad to do it."
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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:31 PM
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1. Open the floodgates now
Hopefully, the rest of the GOP will join in the chorus to condemn Fat Boy!
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Hekate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:44 PM
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3. It could happen. I hope so.
:thumbsup:
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HipChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:59 PM
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5. I'm not going to hold my breathe
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louis-t Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:38 PM
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2. He "couldn't wait to get out there" yet he waited too long
(3 days) to respond? :crazy:
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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 07:26 PM
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8. Well he did need to deliver that BD cake to John McCain, ya know.
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louis-t Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 11:30 AM
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9. I was talking about the criticism of Obama by stupidhead.
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:49 PM
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4. So bush's response to Katrina was slow because
he didn't want to "burnish" his standing and credibility in the black community? Okay conservatives, I'll buy that.
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louis-t Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 12:08 PM
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11. And he sat there for 9 min. on 9/11 cuz he didn't wanna
scare the children.
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ashling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 07:21 PM
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6. I did not see MTP, but
there is nothing in that Huffington piece that I would class as a "pushback" against anything.

Did he say that Limbaugh is flat wrong? Did he say that pigboy has hi snout up his own ass?

More to the point, did he even imply that Limbaugh's (and Robertson's) actions are

inhuman, unChristian, unpatriotic, damaging our position in the world?

:puke:
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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 07:25 PM
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7. For the record
the Big Dawg also flatly refused to comment on Rush or Robertson's idiotic statements. He said something like going there wasn't helpful and that we need to focus on helping the Haitian people.
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alsame Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 11:35 AM
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10. That's right. They both avoided a direct comment, instead
they made generalized statements about not politicizing the President's efforts.

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ashling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 02:17 PM
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12. And I think that was actually appropriate for their mission
Focus on what needs to be done. I just disagree with HP's characterization as "pushback"
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alsame Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 02:33 PM
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13. Me too, no need to alienate anyone who might now make a donation. And
I also agree that there was no push back at all, by either of them.
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