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August 31, 2010

Obama says something presidential!

Normally he’d find a way to turn a compliment into an insult, but tonight he said some nice, necessary, words about President Bush:

“As we do, I am mindful that the Iraq War has been a contentious issue at home. Here, too, it is time to turn the page. This afternoon, I spoke to former President George W. Bush. It’s well known that he and I disagreed about the war from its outset. Yet no one could doubt President Bush’s support for our troops, or his love of country and commitment to our security. As I have said, there were patriots who supported this war, and patriots who opposed it. And all of us are united in appreciation for our servicemen and women, and our hope for Iraq’s future

Posted by Karol at 10:02 PM |
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“there were patriots who supported this war, and patriots who opposed it. And all of us are united in appreciation for our servicemen and women”.

If only this was noted during W’s term. Instead the opposers were terrorist sympathisers or worse.

Posted by: Capt. Oilybird at September 1, 2010 at 5:02 am

Sorry Karol, but although he is not blaming Bush for everything under the sun, Obama is mostly praising himself. I am very sick of him.

Posted by: vinny at September 1, 2010 at 7:45 am

“If only this was noted during W’s term. Instead the opposers were terrorist sympathisers or worse.”

And the supporters wanted cheap oil at the expense of American lives.

Posted by: Karol at September 1, 2010 at 10:58 am

Absolutely Karol, and this polarization has not helped the debate. Palin is demanding honesty from Obama and this is perfectly fine – so long as there is the same from Bush.

Posted by: Capt. Oilybird at September 1, 2010 at 3:26 pm

After listening to the various left wing crackpots, it is clear that there are a number of Obama Zombies who think Bush is still President…perhaps, even including Obama himself.

As Ralph Peters succinctly said on The Michael Medved Show today, “Obama hasn’t yet transitioned from politician to President.”

Admitting that Bush is patriotic and committed to the troops is not really a compliment—it’s just a statement that Bush…is patriotic and is committed to the troops.

Obama didn’t admit that Bush was right about the surge, and Obama didn’t admit that he himself was wrong about the surge.

Earlier during the day, Obama flew to Fort Bliss and told the troops that what they’ve done in Iraq has “made America more secure.”

But he didn’t say that in the speech.

Obama and his posse aren’t even sure that the murders at Fort Hood had anything to do with Islamic jihad.

Posted by: IamTheWalrus at September 1, 2010 at 6:38 pm

Yeah, baby steps, Walrus, baby steps.

Posted by: Karol at September 1, 2010 at 11:20 pm

Karol, did you drink some kool-aid recently? Do you really have hope for hope-n-change?

Posted by: vinny at September 2, 2010 at 12:05 am

I thought the patriotic statement was a compliment but this president clearly polarizes folks. He does need to stop blaming Bush for the economy and get the rest of the troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan by yesterday.

PS Iraq is a complete mess, and is ripe to be run by an Iranian influenced Ayatollah. Or a secular strongman with lots of guns…hmmmm.

Let’s all hold hands and begin our chant…
usa U..S..A USA USA USA

Posted by: Dan Dee Man at September 2, 2010 at 9:40 am

USA/Gallop poll says 71% of Americans surveyed blame Bush for the economy today, down 9% from last year.
Factor out a quarter and it’s still W being blamed by, wait for it, people.

Posted by: Capt. Oilybird at September 2, 2010 at 4:25 pm

“Karol, did you drink some kool-aid recently? Do you really have hope for hope-n-change?”

Hahahaha. No. In a big way no. But credit where credit is due.

Oilybird, let’s see who they blame in November.

Posted by: Karol at September 3, 2010 at 12:11 am

Karol, yes. There’s a whole lotta spinnin’ to be done! (both sides)

Posted by: Capt. Oilybird at September 3, 2010 at 5:50 am

A Time poll said that 47% of Americans think Obama is really a Christian.

Even on TV this morning the Lefty’s are out in force trying to blame the Republicans for the economy and for preventing legislature from going through to help. While always eluding the “how will we pay” discussion.

Maybe less gov’t spending and lower taxes..????

Hopefully the tax cuts are made permanant including qualified dividends and LT Cap Gains. Its a real bad overhang on the markets atm.

Posted by: Dan Dee Man at September 3, 2010 at 8:47 am

Underemployment rate = 16.7% bad news for Dems and November. Gonna be hard to blame Bush for that.

Posted by: Dan Dee Man at September 3, 2010 at 9:24 am
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