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G.W. Bush is on Ellen. He's making me smile. I feel like (Original Post) sinkingfeeling Mar 2017 OP
Trump has allowed him to come out of hiding; JenniferJuniper Mar 2017 #1
Too true Cha Mar 2017 #5
Ah that's what it is!! flygal Mar 2017 #11
Trump actually has a shot of giving James Buchanan and Andrew Johnson a run for their money. StevieM Mar 2017 #22
And his pre presidency subtly resembles the post presidency of John Tyler loyalsister Mar 2017 #51
Agreed. Tyler was a traitor. StevieM Mar 2017 #60
saw him on a diff interview--he was endearing, saying the media is essential wordpix Mar 2017 #29
Yep. Sad. bravenak Mar 2017 #45
YEP!! He is practically grinning ear to ear in his debut. AgadorSparticus Mar 2017 #94
He's like your old drunk uncle mindfulNJ Mar 2017 #2
There you go! MyOwnPeace Mar 2017 #34
Yes, meadowlander Mar 2017 #35
And he's not lying jrthin Mar 2017 #53
Only seeing him once every four or five years helps too. meadowlander Mar 2017 #67
You should seek help for your short-term memory loss. SecularMotion Mar 2017 #69
I'm talking about my old drunk uncle. meadowlander Mar 2017 #72
This GW Bush rehabilitation campaign does not belong on DU. SecularMotion Mar 2017 #75
It's an observation, not a campaign. meadowlander Mar 2017 #88
Recency and proximity are relevant loyalsister Mar 2017 #73
Smirky doesn't have to play the game any longer. lpbk2713 Mar 2017 #3
Bingo wryter2000 Mar 2017 #6
MIGHT wake up a few "conservatives" meow2u3 Mar 2017 #13
I meant the kind of conservative who held their nose to vote for him. wryter2000 Mar 2017 #17
and Trump is making him look good by comparison. spooky3 Mar 2017 #52
I would never have guessed I could soften at all towards GWB, but I have hlthe2b Mar 2017 #4
at the time I thought I couldn't loathe him any more than I did renate Mar 2017 #14
me, too. salin Mar 2017 #21
W. was very gracious and human. You'd never see Trump laugh and cut up like W. did today. dalton99a Mar 2017 #7
I remember making fun him relentlessly loyalsister Mar 2017 #62
I blame Rove and Cheney dalton99a Mar 2017 #86
Agree, and... northoftheborder Mar 2017 #87
The damage he did is lasting and should not be forgotten loyalsister Mar 2017 #90
I'm kicking myself as I say this, but W is at least a OldHippieChick Mar 2017 #8
the popular vote loser only loves $$ no matter how evil he has to be to get it nt msongs Mar 2017 #10
W T EVERLOVING FUCK Skittles Mar 2017 #37
+1,000,000 CountAllVotes Mar 2017 #41
Okay. No need to yell OldHippieChick Mar 2017 #43
AGAIN, SOMEONE UPSET WITH ME YELLING? Skittles Mar 2017 #57
Sorry, I'm old but not hard of hearing OldHippieChick Mar 2017 #65
Michelle is a caring, decent human being Skittles Mar 2017 #79
Duly noted and again OldHippieChick Mar 2017 #82
Amazing, isn't it?! SHOUT AWAY, Skittles! demmiblue Mar 2017 #66
I AM SICK OF THESE FUCKING APOLOGISTS Skittles Mar 2017 #78
Thank you. Agschmid Mar 2017 #48
This message was self-deleted by its author Renew Deal Mar 2017 #84
Indescribable torture, countless deaths, hundreds of thousands maimed and displaced... demmiblue Mar 2017 #9
Yes. That one. GoCubsGo Mar 2017 #20
HE DOESN'T COME OFF THAT WAY TO ME Skittles Mar 2017 #39
No need to shout at me. n/t GoCubsGo Mar 2017 #49
WHEN SOMEONE SAYS Skittles Mar 2017 #55
This message was self-deleted by its author GoCubsGo Mar 2017 #58
LOLOLOL Skittles Mar 2017 #59
Get a grip. liquid diamond Mar 2017 #71
OMG Skittles Mar 2017 #77
Exactly, Skittles mvd Mar 2017 #81
And now he rides bikes kskiska Mar 2017 #25
Rather than make fun of them or exploit them to make a point about someone else loyalsister Mar 2017 #70
Thanks for posting that lunatica Mar 2017 #32
Also the one who joked about lynching MLK Jr - I'll never forget that. NYC Liberal Mar 2017 #68
I heavily disliked dubyas policies RoadhogRidesAgain Mar 2017 #12
I dunno wryter2000 Mar 2017 #18
I FUCKING DESPISE THE SON OF A BITCH Skittles Mar 2017 #40
I did, and do, hate him. Intensly, and on a visceral level. That being said, Crunchy Frog Mar 2017 #64
My sentiments exactly. liquid diamond Mar 2017 #74
he's free of the burden of 'dumbest fucking president of all time' monicker spanone Mar 2017 #15
He is a lying war criminal and nothing else. old guy Mar 2017 #16
Finally sellitman Mar 2017 #19
He got away with War Crimes AwakeAtLast Mar 2017 #23
Sociopaths are charming. nt LaydeeBug Mar 2017 #24
At least he didn't make me scared about nukes Starry Messenger Mar 2017 #26
What's the saying? The enemy of my enemy is my friend? Initech Mar 2017 #27
Dubya needs to crawl back under the rock he came from Skittles Mar 2017 #80
He's still an asshole, don't get me wrong! Initech Mar 2017 #83
He's happy not to be the "Worst President Ever"! lunatica Mar 2017 #28
HE CREATED 45. LisaM Mar 2017 #30
People seem to forget Renew Deal Mar 2017 #85
Obama could have built a way better legacy on whatever Gore did. LisaM Mar 2017 #89
It's hard to know how things would have played out in 2004 Renew Deal Mar 2017 #91
Fuck him and Fuck Ellen for giving audience to a war criminal. SecularMotion Mar 2017 #31
Time infinity! 50 Shades Of Blue Mar 2017 #33
ENOUGH OF THIS SHYTE Skittles Mar 2017 #36
Bright-siding the Failure Fuhrer helps no one. HughBeaumont Mar 2017 #38
I STILL hate that motherfucker. BigDemVoter Mar 2017 #42
The person on this charm offensive is the same person that... tandem5 Mar 2017 #44
I blame him for Trump bravenak Mar 2017 #46
He should... Mike Nelson Mar 2017 #47
I'm glad he is speaking out against Trump sometimes mvd Mar 2017 #50
He's a first rate dickhead, nothing funny about the idiot son - 2 wars, thousand of lives destroyed, FreeStateDemocrat Mar 2017 #54
I forgot Afghanistan. He messed that up also mvd Mar 2017 #56
and a drowned American city edhopper Mar 2017 #61
He was a post turtle who should never have been in office Warpy Mar 2017 #63
George never wanted to be pres.. It was supposed to have been Jebbie SoCalDem Mar 2017 #76
"If 911..." bathroommonkey76 Mar 2017 #93
Message auto-removed Name removed Mar 2017 #92
Nostalgia for a president who was simply bad at his job Bettie Mar 2017 #95

StevieM

(10,494 posts)
22. Trump actually has a shot of giving James Buchanan and Andrew Johnson a run for their money.
Thu Mar 2, 2017, 06:56 PM
Mar 2017

That's no easy task.

I actually thought that Reagan was worse than George W. Bush.

loyalsister

(13,390 posts)
51. And his pre presidency subtly resembles the post presidency of John Tyler
Fri Mar 3, 2017, 05:04 PM
Mar 2017

who died before he could be tried for treason. In that case it was truly undeniable treason when he served in the confederate congress whose stated goal was to destroy the US.

StevieM

(10,494 posts)
60. Agreed. Tyler was a traitor.
Fri Mar 3, 2017, 05:19 PM
Mar 2017

"Tyler's death was the only one in presidential history not to be officially recognized in Washington, because of his allegiance to the Confederacy. He had requested a simple burial, but Confederate President Jefferson Davis devised a grand, politically pointed funeral, painting Tyler as a hero to the new nation. Accordingly, at his funeral, the coffin of the tenth president of the United States was draped with a Confederate flag; he remains the only U.S. president ever laid to rest under a foreign flag."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Tyler#Death

meadowlander

(4,330 posts)
35. Yes,
Fri Mar 3, 2017, 03:24 PM
Mar 2017

and he's actually a bit funny and endearing as long as he isn't driving and doesn't have access to your credit cards.

jrthin

(4,801 posts)
53. And he's not lying
Fri Mar 3, 2017, 05:08 PM
Mar 2017

you into a war that will killed half a million people, further destabilize the Middle East, and not be swift enough to alleviate the tragedy that was Katrina. Yeah, I guess he can be kind of endearing. *sarcasm*

meadowlander

(4,330 posts)
72. I'm talking about my old drunk uncle.
Fri Mar 3, 2017, 05:53 PM
Mar 2017

I don't forgive or forget what GWB did to this country.

But I think it's interesting, in the context of Trump and a separation of eight years, that I can better see the person GWB is behind the politician. Nobody is 100% good or bad. And while he seemed like evil incarnate 15 years ago, now he's like a puppet with the strings cut.

I don't think it's "short-term memory loss" to acknowledge that, stripped of any power to hurt us or anyone else, GWB has a few good qualities that can be enjoyed in very small doses.

meadowlander

(4,330 posts)
88. It's an observation, not a campaign.
Fri Mar 3, 2017, 07:41 PM
Mar 2017

You're welcome to disagree with the observation, but you're not really the arbiter of what does or does not belong on DU. Alert if you think it violates the terms of service.

loyalsister

(13,390 posts)
73. Recency and proximity are relevant
Fri Mar 3, 2017, 05:54 PM
Mar 2017

The time distance and distance from what he could do to influence our lives influences my view. But really, I'll take anything useful he can give because what is happening at this moment to influence my daily life is much more relevant right now.

lpbk2713

(42,616 posts)
3. Smirky doesn't have to play the game any longer.
Thu Mar 2, 2017, 05:31 PM
Mar 2017



He has all the money he wants and he has no future political aspirations.


wryter2000

(45,966 posts)
6. Bingo
Thu Mar 2, 2017, 05:37 PM
Mar 2017

He's not trying to gain and hold onto power. The whole Iraq war was so he could be a war president and win in 2004.

Plus, Cheney's no longer pulling his strings.

Still, I'll take his digs at the Orange Abomination. They might wake a few "conservatives" up.

meow2u3

(24,731 posts)
13. MIGHT wake up a few "conservatives"
Thu Mar 2, 2017, 05:54 PM
Mar 2017

Trumpanzees would more likely than not call Chimpy a "cuckservative" and cling to Chump even more.

wryter2000

(45,966 posts)
17. I meant the kind of conservative who held their nose to vote for him.
Thu Mar 2, 2017, 06:32 PM
Mar 2017

I know one woman at church voted for him because she hated Hillary. I haven't spoken to her about it, but I overheard her husband talking to someone else about how awful Cheetolini is.

hlthe2b

(101,217 posts)
4. I would never have guessed I could soften at all towards GWB, but I have
Thu Mar 2, 2017, 05:36 PM
Mar 2017

It only goes to show how horrendous the current comparison is. While I think Cheney is as evil as any of the current pack, I don't quite see GWB ever being in their league.


I am and remain thoroughly horrified...

renate

(13,776 posts)
14. at the time I thought I couldn't loathe him any more than I did
Thu Mar 2, 2017, 05:57 PM
Mar 2017

But in retrospect I think he was just entitled and dim, and easily led by father figures like Cheney. But he wasn't mean for the sake of being mean.

loyalsister

(13,390 posts)
62. I remember making fun him relentlessly
Fri Mar 3, 2017, 05:27 PM
Mar 2017

His laugh, his smile his "lack of intellect," having no clue what it would mean to have a president who didn't smile much less laugh. Or that it was possible to actually have a proudly inarticulate and ignorant, entitled and hateful individual as president.

So much of what I thought about him seems like hyperbole in retrospect. My cynical interpretation of the fact that he spoke spanish was way off base. I didn't buy his self depracating humor at the WH correspondants dinner.

I always thought he was in over his head and essentially following orders. But I now see much of the fear and anxiety I had then as typical partisan worry. I blame him and his administration for the hyperpartisanship promoted by his administration and participating in starting wars. But, I don't see him as truly cold blooded. It seems like he truly regrets and takes responsibility for the wars.

The fact that he has been making media rounds an getting in digs at the administration is pretty revealing and actually gutsy. I appreciate that he's doing it.

dalton99a

(80,403 posts)
86. I blame Rove and Cheney
Fri Mar 3, 2017, 07:22 PM
Mar 2017

for the fact that W was a war criminal puppet - which no one should forget. Having said that, W was a gentleman and a scholar compared to the Crazy Asshole From Hell.

loyalsister

(13,390 posts)
90. The damage he did is lasting and should not be forgotten
Fri Mar 3, 2017, 08:00 PM
Mar 2017

I agree that Rove and Chenney were pulling the strings. I also think he was pretty arrogant at that time though.

W seems surprisingly humble now, talking about the media as a force to hold "people like me" accountable. I can't decide if it's overconfidence or modest courage that is driving him to show these paintings, but I know how brutal it can be to receive negative criticism of creative work. It's a pretty big risk to the ego.

I've been seeing some conservative friends being transformed by their liberal kids.

This is all very interesting.

OldHippieChick

(2,434 posts)
8. I'm kicking myself as I say this, but W is at least a
Thu Mar 2, 2017, 05:43 PM
Mar 2017

patriot. Stupid and wrong, but still a patriot. Chump doesn't have a clue what that means and W is ashamed along w/ many of us

Skittles

(152,844 posts)
37. W T EVERLOVING FUCK
Fri Mar 3, 2017, 03:29 PM
Mar 2017

HE IS NO SUCH THING

GAWD, the man STOLE the presidency, allowed the biggest terrorist attack in American history, started a war based on LIES, drowned a city with his INCOMPETENCE, crashed the economy - and you call him a PATRIOT? HELL FUCKING NO.

CountAllVotes

(20,834 posts)
41. +1,000,000
Fri Mar 3, 2017, 03:38 PM
Mar 2017

No fucking kidding!!!!!

This is who 9/11 began with, aka the End of America as many once knew it!



We Shall Not Forget eh?



Skittles

(152,844 posts)
57. AGAIN, SOMEONE UPSET WITH ME YELLING?
Fri Mar 3, 2017, 05:18 PM
Mar 2017

I WILL SHOUT AT *ANYONE* GOING SOFT ON THAT EVIL BASTARD GEORGE W. BUSH

OldHippieChick

(2,434 posts)
65. Sorry, I'm old but not hard of hearing
Fri Mar 3, 2017, 05:32 PM
Mar 2017

I absolutely agree with you and admit to having a bit of compassion based on the picture of Michelle actually giving the GWeaselB a hug. My apologies. I truly am ashamed that I ascribed his recent behavior any credence. Guess I was just glad he spoke against Cheetohead. I promise to never, ever be soft of the asshole again.

Skittles

(152,844 posts)
79. Michelle is a caring, decent human being
Fri Mar 3, 2017, 06:32 PM
Mar 2017

I'll give her points for diplomacy, but she was not condoning his presidency....no one should, nor do I think the Obamas will be hanging out with the Bushes.

I think Trump is so hideously awful, he rubs even a rat bastard like Dubya the wrong way

OldHippieChick

(2,434 posts)
82. Duly noted and again
Fri Mar 3, 2017, 06:46 PM
Mar 2017

I'm sorry and ashamed if anyone thought I was forgiving this ratbastard for what he has done. Perhaps it's because it's Lent or because I'm trying to quit smoking. Am in need of a good excuse!! Not successful. Balance between my faith and basic anger.

Response to OldHippieChick (Reply #8)

demmiblue

(36,658 posts)
9. Indescribable torture, countless deaths, hundreds of thousands maimed and displaced...
Thu Mar 2, 2017, 05:50 PM
Mar 2017

female troops unable to use the restroom for fear of being raped, infrastructure destroyed, Guantanamo, America in massive debt, lining the pockets of Halliburton (who cut corners, which resulted in the death of troops), the creation of a new generation of terrorists, etc.

That G.W. Bush?

GoCubsGo

(32,030 posts)
20. Yes. That one.
Thu Mar 2, 2017, 06:42 PM
Mar 2017

It just goes to show you how bad things are now, when he comes off as a somewhat sympathetic, decent character.

Skittles

(152,844 posts)
39. HE DOESN'T COME OFF THAT WAY TO ME
Fri Mar 3, 2017, 03:30 PM
Mar 2017

I SEE THROUGH TRUMP AND I HAVE ALWAYS SEEN THROUGH THAT RAT BASTARD DUBYA

Skittles

(152,844 posts)
55. WHEN SOMEONE SAYS
Fri Mar 3, 2017, 05:15 PM
Mar 2017

&quot George W. Bush) comes off as a somewhat sympathetic, decent character" - YES I AM GOING TO FUCKING SHOUT AT THEM

Response to Skittles (Reply #55)

 

liquid diamond

(1,917 posts)
71. Get a grip.
Fri Mar 3, 2017, 05:53 PM
Mar 2017

Your hatred only hurts you. W could give a fuck about how you feel about him. I disagreed with most of his actions and policies, but compared to Trump, Bush is at least personable.

Skittles

(152,844 posts)
77. OMG
Fri Mar 3, 2017, 06:26 PM
Mar 2017

do you not understand it is not about ME or MY FEELINGS? Or Dubya and HIS FEELINGS?

*****THIS IS ABOUT HIS VICTIMS****

I do not find that lying, thieving, warmongering bastard "PERSONABLE" - he makes me SICK

*YOU* GET A FUCKING GRIP

mvd

(65,121 posts)
81. Exactly, Skittles
Fri Mar 3, 2017, 06:35 PM
Mar 2017

I don't understand why people are getting on you for this. Even his "personability" is phony. He has this aw shucks demeanor trying to hide the fact he is a rich asshole.

kskiska

(27,036 posts)
25. And now he rides bikes
Fri Mar 3, 2017, 03:12 PM
Mar 2017

with the soldiers whose arms and legs were blown off in Iraq and Afghanistan.

loyalsister

(13,390 posts)
70. Rather than make fun of them or exploit them to make a point about someone else
Fri Mar 3, 2017, 05:50 PM
Mar 2017

He was a shit. He went along with doing the damage. It's a low bar, but reasonable to appreciate that he is not afraid to respectfully interact with those soldiers. Particularly after he has taken responsibility for the damage he did.

I won't forget that his father signed the ADA and he signed amendments to undo damge courts had done to the original law. He also tried to implement a decent immigration policy. Those are diffirences that matter when evaluating character.

The white supremacy embedded in the response to Katrina is still infuriating. As is the white supremacy embedded in every single presidency prior.

lunatica

(53,410 posts)
32. Thanks for posting that
Fri Mar 3, 2017, 03:18 PM
Mar 2017

It's like the wife who misses her abusive first husband because her second one could be worse.

F**k that shit!

NYC Liberal

(20,110 posts)
68. Also the one who joked about lynching MLK Jr - I'll never forget that.
Fri Mar 3, 2017, 05:46 PM
Mar 2017

He also told the mother of a soldier who had been killed, "How do you know his life would've been good?"

He mocked a blind reporter for wearing sunglasses.

Told a reporter he had a "face for radio."

He wasn't just a war criminal, he is a complete asshole as a person.

 

RoadhogRidesAgain

(165 posts)
12. I heavily disliked dubyas policies
Thu Mar 2, 2017, 05:54 PM
Mar 2017

That's the difference. I hated his policies but I didn't hate him on a personal level like I do with Trump.

wryter2000

(45,966 posts)
18. I dunno
Thu Mar 2, 2017, 06:34 PM
Mar 2017

I see your point, but I could hate a man who started a war for no good reason and approved torture.

Welcome to DU.

Crunchy Frog

(26,512 posts)
64. I did, and do, hate him. Intensly, and on a visceral level. That being said,
Fri Mar 3, 2017, 05:29 PM
Mar 2017

I still find Dump to be orders of magnitude worse.

sellitman

(11,582 posts)
19. Finally
Thu Mar 2, 2017, 06:35 PM
Mar 2017

Bush is a war criminal. He should be making licence plates. How many died because of that rat. Fuck him!

AwakeAtLast

(14,099 posts)
23. He got away with War Crimes
Fri Mar 3, 2017, 03:05 PM
Mar 2017

That's the source of his joviality. He hasn't set foot outside of the United States. For a reason.

As the wife of an Iraq War Vet, I find nothing about W funny.

That being said, the fact that HE is speaking out about Trump should speak volumes....

Starry Messenger

(32,341 posts)
26. At least he didn't make me scared about nukes
Fri Mar 3, 2017, 03:13 PM
Mar 2017

But that's about it. He opened the door to Trumpism. Would I prefer him now to Trump? Yes. But a lot of his ideology led to the partisan divide we operate under today, which has just gotten worse.

LisaM

(27,710 posts)
30. HE CREATED 45.
Fri Mar 3, 2017, 03:17 PM
Mar 2017
HE stole an election from Gore. HE slept while 9/11 happened and created the Department of "Homeland" Security. HE appointed Alito and Roberts, which in turn led to Citizens United and the overturning of the Voting Rights Act. Without that chicanery, all those voter suppression laws wouldn't have sprung up.

He can wink and smile all he wants, but I have a long memory. Bad cess to Ellen.

Renew Deal

(81,682 posts)
85. People seem to forget
Fri Mar 3, 2017, 07:15 PM
Mar 2017

There would be no Trump without Bush. Of course, there probably wouldn't be an Obama with the same legacy without him either.

But for Bush, he must be happy. He's no longer the worst. It's just a matter of time before Trump tanks the economy.

LisaM

(27,710 posts)
89. Obama could have built a way better legacy on whatever Gore did.
Fri Mar 3, 2017, 07:51 PM
Mar 2017

And Hillary after that. I don't understand why people don't want to live in a country that they could have created.

Imagine Hillary stepping into office as a continuation from Gore and Obama.

HughBeaumont

(24,461 posts)
38. Bright-siding the Failure Fuhrer helps no one.
Fri Mar 3, 2017, 03:29 PM
Mar 2017

He nearly destroyed this country and two others.

I never thought it was possible for a presidency to have TWO recessions.

BigDemVoter

(4,147 posts)
42. I STILL hate that motherfucker.
Fri Mar 3, 2017, 03:39 PM
Mar 2017

He smirked while having our kids killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. I HATE him.

However, I can enjoy some digs at Pussy Grabber, but GWB is still a slimy piece of shit.

tandem5

(2,072 posts)
44. The person on this charm offensive is the same person that...
Fri Mar 3, 2017, 03:48 PM
Mar 2017

used the solidarity of 9-11 to push us into a fabricated war with Iraq. This introduced Al Qaeda into Iraq which contributed to the insurgency that lead to a long and drawn-out conflict. This bred resentment and hatred which played a part in the creation of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). ISIS extremism spread across the Middle East playing a role in the refugee crisis. Refugees trying to escape this extremism sought shelter, mainly in Europe. ISIS planned or inspired attacks across the world stoked fear and xenophobia. Russian and nationalist groups prayed upon that fear to spread propaganda in order to divide international coalitions and to elect people allied to their agenda.

This is not, of course, a complete picture. It's a broad stroke, but it paints an uninterrupted line between Trump and person sitting across from Ellen.

Mike Nelson

(9,807 posts)
47. He should...
Fri Mar 3, 2017, 04:13 PM
Mar 2017

...never have been President. I know the Obamas and Clintons are nice to the Bushes - that's a very high standard of civility and graciousness.



mvd

(65,121 posts)
50. I'm glad he is speaking out against Trump sometimes
Fri Mar 3, 2017, 04:57 PM
Mar 2017

But I just can't feel anything warm towards George W. So many lost their lives in the Iraq invasion. We are still paying for that invasion. 9/11 should have been prevented and may have been LIHOP/MIHOP. He caused what was really a depression - more than a Great Recession. Yes, Trump is more of a threat to our Democracy. But Bush did a lot of bad.

 

FreeStateDemocrat

(2,654 posts)
54. He's a first rate dickhead, nothing funny about the idiot son - 2 wars, thousand of lives destroyed,
Fri Mar 3, 2017, 05:08 PM
Mar 2017

4 trillion plus wasted, the Great Recession, Middle East destabilized, ISIS, Guantanamo Bay, Abu Ghraib, torture and corruption at the highest level for 8 years - so there is nothing cute, cleaver or real about the ASS-WIPE.

Warpy

(110,507 posts)
63. He was a post turtle who should never have been in office
Fri Mar 3, 2017, 05:28 PM
Mar 2017

and ended up getting far too many people killed while he was there.

Still, he wasn't a traitor and he wasn't coopted by the mob. That looks refreshing after the last 6 weeks.

SoCalDem

(103,856 posts)
76. George never wanted to be pres.. It was supposed to have been Jebbie
Fri Mar 3, 2017, 06:05 PM
Mar 2017

but he lost that governor's election...and when the time to choose a nominee came up, it was George . not Jeb who was properly placed..

He was an empty vessel, that was filled up by Cheney & poppy bush's other henchmen he was "urged" to bring (since he was so unprepared)//


George was never really more than a "good ole boy"...a lightweight..who had enough family money so he never really had to work hard..

If 911 had never happened on his watch, his presidency would have been very much like the one we will soon see.. Whatever the ones in the know want, the president will sign what's needed....and then happily go off & cut brush/play golf..whatever

 

bathroommonkey76

(3,827 posts)
93. "If 911..."
Fri Mar 3, 2017, 11:10 PM
Mar 2017

You're projecting with that statement.

We all witnessed the bump in Dubya's numbers after that attack-- Remember it could happen again. I wouldn't put anything past this current administration.

Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Bettie

(15,875 posts)
95. Nostalgia for a president who was simply bad at his job
Sat Mar 4, 2017, 12:07 AM
Mar 2017

and wasn't actively trying to destroy the entire country on orders from a hostile foreign government.

Seriously, compared to the current guy...

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