Bush returns to the White House

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    May 31, 2012 12:35 PM GMT
    Shameful former president GW Bush is returning to the White House today to have his portrait unveiled. Any thoughts?
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    May 31, 2012 12:45 PM GMT
    I would have kept it covered.
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    May 31, 2012 12:54 PM GMT
    smartmoney saidShameful former president GW Bush is returning to the White House today to have his portrait unveiled. Any thoughts?


    If not for the 22nd amendment, I'd vote for him again.
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    May 31, 2012 1:01 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    smartmoney saidShameful former president GW Bush is returning to the White House today to have his portrait unveiled. Any thoughts?


    If not for the 22nd amendment, I'd vote for him again.


    Thank goodness there are reasonable laws in place to prevent....haha.


    I don't have a problem with it. He was president. Whether his original election was legit or no matter the job, he should have his portrait hanging. I hope all goes well with it (I'm sure it will all go fine, I've never heard that Bush and Obama have any personal issues).
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    May 31, 2012 1:07 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan said
    freedomisntfree said
    smartmoney saidShameful former president GW Bush is returning to the White House today to have his portrait unveiled. Any thoughts?


    If not for the 22nd amendment, I'd vote for him again.


    Thank goodness there are reasonable laws in place to prevent....haha.


    I don't have a problem with it. He was president. Whether his original election was legit or no matter the job, he should have his portrait hanging. I hope all goes well with it (I'm sure it will all go fine, I've never heard that Bush and Obama have any personal issues).


    I do agree with the 22nd amendment. Eight years is probably enough! And no, to the best of my knowledge, no personal issues.
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    May 31, 2012 1:31 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree said... And no, to the best of my knowledge, no personal issues.

    Bush decided to stay silent for the most part and not criticize his successor. He was interviewed by Bill O'Reilly who tried to get him to comment, but he wouldn't. In fact, Bush has been less critical of Obama than ex-President Clinton, who stated the obvious that you don't raise taxes in a bad economy. But Clinton was a pragmatist.
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    May 31, 2012 2:08 PM GMT
    IF Willard "Flip-Flop" Romney is elected POTUS, Dubja Bush's failed economic policies will return to the White House.

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    May 31, 2012 2:48 PM GMT
    rnch saidIF Willard "Flip-Flop" Romney is elected POTUS, Dubja Bush's failed economic policies will return to the White House.

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    Kind of shows how clueless some are around here. They listen to MSNBC talking points, and don't actually educate themselves about a candidate.

    Regarding Bush returning to The White House....this is a President who, while many here would have us believe differently, is still beloved and respected by millions of Americans -- me being one of them. He led this country through some really difficult years from 9/11 to Katrina, and so many other bumps in the road that happened on his watch. People who are truly honest and intelligent understand that these events likely would have happened regardless of who was President. We'll never know if President Bush's response to the challenges of his 2 terms were stronger or weaker than what might have been with another President. It is what it is. What cannot be disputed is that George W. Bush has proven himself to be a class-act in terms of stepping out of the public eye and not commenting or criticizing the next administration.
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    May 31, 2012 5:43 PM GMT
    Loved Bush's first line..."Thank you for coming to my hanging" icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

    He pointed out that the painting in the white house now start and end with a "George W".

    Obama gave a really wonderful tribute.
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    May 31, 2012 6:04 PM GMT
    The speeches were great. Some very funny moments. Great ceremoney. Cant wait to visit DC soon to see the paintings in person.
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    May 31, 2012 7:24 PM GMT
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    freedomisntfree said... And no, to the best of my knowledge, no personal issues.

    Bush decided to stay silent for the most part and not criticize his successor. He was interviewed by Bill O'Reilly who tried to get him to comment, but he wouldn't. In fact, Bush has been less critical of Obama than ex-President Clinton, who stated the obvious that you don't raise taxes in a bad economy. But Clinton was a pragmatist.







    What are you talking about?
    President Obama hasn't raised taxes.
    And taxes are at the lowest rate since 1950.
    http://money.msn.com/tax-tips/post.aspx?post=d22447c6-ad96-472b-8081-bdb08a4dae07

    Reagan on the other hand DID raise taxes in a recession, signing a massive tax hike into law during the 1982 Reagan recession.
    But Reagan still managed to blow up the National Debt more than any peacetime president in U.S. history.
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    May 31, 2012 7:32 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    smartmoney saidShameful former president GW Bush is returning to the White House today to have his portrait unveiled. Any thoughts?


    If not for the 22nd amendment, I'd vote for him again.



    Well, you might very well pick your nose and eat your boogers while singing "You Are My Sunshine" in the nude, but that doesn't mean it's a good idea. icon_rolleyes.gif
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    May 31, 2012 7:34 PM GMT
    It was actually really refreshing to see this Kumbaya moment in The White House. At the end of the day, all of these people love our country and are trying to do what they think is right. Bush was in rare form, and The Obama's were as well. It was great to see.
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    May 31, 2012 7:42 PM GMT
    rnch saidIF Willard "Flip-Flop" Romney is elected POTUS, Dubja Bush's failed economic policies will return to the White House.

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    Yup.
    It's shocking that Romney and the Repubs think that Bush did a good job - and that reimplementing the failed Bush economic policies is a good idea.
    That is if course very much a minority opinion - but the right-wingers live in a bubble of pro-right-wing fantasy and they accept revisionist pro-Repub propaganda as gospel.

    For all the damage that Bush did to our country with his failed presidency - we saw again today that Bush has appealing personal qualities.
    The secret of Bush's political success was the fact that he's innately likable.

    Unfortunately for the Repubs - their 2012 nominee Mitt Romney completely lacks the personal likeability that helped elect Bush.
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    May 31, 2012 10:09 PM GMT
    I wish the former Presidents would get together more often and compare notes and work on major problems. It was nice to see the mutual respect shown each other today. Even if it was only a Photo-op, it still felt right to see them together being cordial and respectful of one another. We need to see more of that. Probably won't happen again until President Romney invites The Obama's for their hanging --- I mean, of pictures, of course. icon_wink.gif
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    May 31, 2012 10:13 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidI wish the former Presidents would get together more often and compare notes and work on major problems.
    They cant.. the party bosses would have them assassinated.icon_wink.gif

    the presidents are powerless.icon_sad.gif
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    May 31, 2012 10:40 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidIt was actually really refreshing to see this Kumbaya moment in The White House. At the end of the day, all of these people love our country and are trying to do what they think is right. Bush was in rare form, and The Obama's were as well. It was great to see.


    W is one of my very favorites, plus a funny guy, which never hurts.

    I think he’ll be recognized someday for the quality president and man he was.
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    May 31, 2012 10:42 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    CuriousJockAZ saidIt was actually really refreshing to see this Kumbaya moment in The White House. At the end of the day, all of these people love our country and are trying to do what they think is right. Bush was in rare form, and The Obama's were as well. It was great to see.


    W is one of my very favorites, plus a funny guy, which never hurts.

    I think he’ll be recognized someday for the quality president and man he was.



    Agreed
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    May 31, 2012 10:51 PM GMT
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    freedomisntfree said
    CuriousJockAZ saidIt was actually really refreshing to see this Kumbaya moment in The White House. At the end of the day, all of these people love our country and are trying to do what they think is right. Bush was in rare form, and The Obama's were as well. It was great to see.


    W is one of my very favorites, plus a funny guy, which never hurts.

    I think he’ll be recognized someday for the quality president and man he was.



    Agreed


    It's hard not to like this guy.

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/05/31/former_president_george_w_bush_speaks_at_portrait_unveiling_at_white_house.html

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    May 31, 2012 11:51 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    CuriousJockAZ saidIt was actually really refreshing to see this Kumbaya moment in The White House. At the end of the day, all of these people love our country and are trying to do what they think is right. Bush was in rare form, and The Obama's were as well. It was great to see.


    W is one of my very favorites, plus a funny guy, which never hurts.

    I think he’ll be recognized someday for the quality president and man he was.
    And the dufus puppet he was!
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    Jun 01, 2012 12:42 AM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    CuriousJockAZ saidIt was actually really refreshing to see this Kumbaya moment in The White House. At the end of the day, all of these people love our country and are trying to do what they think is right. Bush was in rare form, and The Obama's were as well. It was great to see.


    W is one of my very favorites, plus a funny guy, which never hurts.

    I think he’ll be recognized someday for the quality president and man he was.


    If you define quality as partaking in War Crimes, being incompetent enough where it resulted in the biggest Intelligence failure in the country's history and topping it off with destroying the county's economy

    If that's how you define it? ....Then you'd be correct
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    Jun 01, 2012 12:55 AM GMT
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    rnch saidIF Willard "Flip-Flop" Romney is elected POTUS, Dubja Bush's failed economic policies will return to the White House.

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    Yup.
    It's shocking that Romney and the Repubs think that Bush did a good job - and that reimplementing the failed Bush economic policies is a good idea.
    That is if course very much a minority opinion - but the right-wingers live in a bubble of pro-right-wing fantasy and they accept revisionist pro-Repub propaganda as gospel.

    For all the damage that Bush did to our country with his failed presidency - we saw again today that Bush has appealing personal qualities.
    The secret of Bush's political success was the fact that he's innately likable.

    Unfortunately for the Repubs - their 2012 nominee Mitt Romney completely lacks the personal likeability that helped elect Bush.


    Umm....what exactly are Obama's sucessful economic policies? Seems to me he is doing a craptacular job. Maybe he can get his cocain snorting, pot smoking, Chicago druggies to help his with the economy. The secret of Obamas political success is the same as Bush, he's the first minority black/white/kenyan/hispanic president
  • Webster666

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    Jun 01, 2012 2:04 AM GMT
    It's actually a pretty good likeness.





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    Jun 01, 2012 7:07 AM GMT
    For anyone who missed it, what a wonderful moment.



    This IS America!

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    Jun 01, 2012 2:24 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree saidFor anyone who missed it, what a wonderful moment.



    This IS America!




    Thanks for posting this. I didn't realize when I saw it the first time how choked up G.W. got when recognizing his father who was present. You can tell they share an incredibly close bond -- the fact that both served as POTUS is something that will likely never happen again in our history. I don't care what anyone says, these are classy, gracious people. They make me proud. To be clear, I feel the very same way about The Obama's.