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Why Bush won't join Obama at Ground Zero

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by adoo, May 5, 2011.

  1. Invisible Fan

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    Did you hear Obama doesn't wear a lapel pin?

    What kind of sick anti-American Jesus hating man would do that???
     
  2. DCkid

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    I can see the posts now if he did go.

    "Why the **** is Bush even there? He didn't do anything." :rolleyes:
     
  3. FranchiseBlade

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    Hilarious.

    I honestly don't think it's a big deal that Bush didn't go to 9/11. He seems to really want to get away from politics and his record. I don't blame him. I don't fault him at all.

    Bush made America less safe or at very worst made our troops who were in the field less safe with a lot of what he did.

    I don't believe enhanced interrogation helped us find OBL. But I will give credit to Bush at least in an indirect way. It was under his watch that KSM, and Ghul were captured. However incompetently or inefficiently they may have been handled the pieces that started the road to finding OBL did start under Bush.
     
  4. Rocketman95

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    i can see the posts now if our president hadn't invited him.

    "why the **** didn't that black guy invite bush? that black guy didn't even do anything." :rolleyes:
     
  5. DCkid

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    Agreed.
     
  6. ima_drummer2k

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    Bush has kept a low profile since leaving office. This seems to coincide with that. Not sure what the big deal is. Seems like the bloggers are trying to make something out of nothing here. What else is new... :rolleyes:

    Frankly, I think it's pretty classy of Bush to stay away and let Obama have his time. Classy for Obama to invite him too.
     
  7. Rocketman95

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    i wholeheartedly agree with ima. some politicians have shown a lot of class in this entire thing (graham, pelosi, etc.).
     
  8. JuanValdez

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    Completely agree. I would not have faulted Bush at all if he did show up. I'd actually have liked to see him there even if I wasn't too fond of his presidency. But, I respect him staying out of Obama's way too. He's classy as an ex-president.

    Not sure about the scandal the paper is trying to fabricate (consider the source) -- Obama inviting Bush to attend is giving him his credit.
     
  9. Invisible Fan

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    Totally agree on all fronts. Bush has kept his mouth should when a presidency like his would make any person want to defend themselves.
     
  10. Qball

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    lol, inorite?
     
  11. ima_drummer2k

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    I read somewhere that Bush was one of the first people Obama personally called after confirming obl was dead.

    All this nonsense about whether torture contributed, whether the pics should or should not be released, whether Obama is taking too much credit, whether Bush is a war criminal and Obama is a socialist....

    It's just refreshing to see both Obama and Bush take the high road on all this - unlike a lot of their supporters/detractors. Makes me proud to be an American.

    aaaaand....cue cheesy Lee Greenwood song..
     
  12. KingCheetah

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    Bush made a Gutsy Call when he decided not to join Obama at ground zero.
     
  13. giddyup

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    What's really hilarious is the way you've ascribed your agenda over to former President Bush!
     
  14. Invisible Fan

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    Being the Decider is like riding a bike. You stay up all the time, or you scrape your knee, then Laura gets angry.

    heh heheh heh
     
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    I agree also and too much is being made of this. Regarding inviting Clinton I think that was also just a political nicety to have the three presidents who have had to deal with OBL there but I suspect Clinton declined also because he didn't want to seem like he was upstaging Obama.
     
  16. AXG

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    Exactly. We've seen eight years of Bush. He just wants to stay out of the spotlight now, move on.
     
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    Bush has been an outstanding Ex-President, IMO ;).

    I do remember him declining to comment on politics shortly after Obama's election, stating that it was Obama's presidency and he deserved the opportunity to do his job without being second guessed by Bush. His colleagues haven't shared that outlook, but Bush has been consistent staying out of the limelight. He would have been a distraction, and wisely stayed home. Obama was gracious in inviting him.

    Must be tough being a blogger these days. From trying to create issues from non-events to analyzing Sarah Palin's tweets, it must make for a frustrating existence.
     
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    +1

    Next.
     
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    diarrhea cha cha cha.
     
  20. Zboy

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    This is the best decision Bush has ever made in his lifetime.

    He should not have been there.

    It would have been downright embarrassing for him.
     

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