Tuesday, October 6, 2009

George W. was an idiot?


Okay let me preface, I CERTAINLY don't think Bush was anywhere near a perfect President, but the following email does give one pause to think eh?


If George W. Bush had been the first President to need a teleprompter
installed to be able to get through a press conference, would you have
laughed and said this is more proof of how he inept he is on his own and is
really controlled by smarter men behind the scenes?

If George W. Bush had spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to take Laura
Bush to a play in NYC, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had reduced your retirement plan's holdings of GM stock
by 90% and given the unions a majority stake in GM, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had made a joke at the expense of the Special Olympics,
would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had given Gordon Brown a set of inexpensive and
incorrectly formatted DVDs, when Gordon Brown had given him a thoughtful and
historically significant gift, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had given the Queen of England an iPod containing videos
of his speeches, would you have thought this embarrassingly narcissistic
and tacky?

If George W. Bush had bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia, would you have
approved?

If George W. Bush had visited Austria and made reference to the
non-existent "Austrian language," would you have brushed it off as a minor
slip?

If George W. Bush had filled his cabinet and circle of advisers with
people who cannot seem to keep current on their income taxes, would you
have approved?

If George W. Bush had been so Spanish illiterate as to refer to "Cinco de
Cuatro" in front of the Mexican ambassador when it was the fourth of May
(Cuatro de Mayo), and continued to flub it when he tried again, would you
have winced in embarrassment?

If George W. Bush had mis-spelled the word advice would you have hammered
him for it for years like Dan Quayle and potatoe as proof of what a dunce
he is?

If George W. Bush had burned 9,000 gallons of jet fuel to go plant a single
tree on Earth Day, would you have concluded he's a hypocrite?

If George W. Bush's administration had okayed Air Force One flying low over
millions of people followed by a jet fighter in downtown Manhattan causing
widespread panic, would you have wondered whether they actually get what
happened on 9-11?

If George W. Bush had failed to send relief aid to flood victims throughout
the Midwest with more people killed or made homeless than in New Orleans ,
would you want it made into a major ongoing political issue with claims of
racism and incompetence?

If George W. Bush had ordered the firing of the CEO of a major
corporation, even though he had no constitutional authority to do so, would
you have approved?

If George W. Bush had proposed to double the national debt, which had
taken more than two centuries to accumulate, in one year, would you have
approved?

If George W. Bush had then proposed to double the debt again within 10
years, would you have approved?

So, tell me again, what is it about Obama that makes him so brilliant and
impressive? Can't think of anything? Don't worry. He's done all this in 5
months -- so you'll have three years and seven months to come up with an
answer.


thanks TR for the great email

20 comments:

Cherie said...

HOORAY! And that list is lonnnnggg isn't it!

DeNae said...

Yep. I'm scared. Big time.

Chief said...

Love it! I am going to totally reference it when my left wing nuts start spouting off

Loralee and the gang... said...
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Loralee and the gang... said...

How could such a man get elected? Who IS the big money behind his election? I have wondered that from the beginning.
:~I

Pedaling said...

george bush-
yeah, he got it wrong a few times- maybe not the most smooth speaker, but contrary to the media's unfortunate constant scrutiny of any little blunder, george w is one smart dude. obama is not at all bright- it's laughable, the the media, they've got his back.
"uh, i am going to uh change uh this nation and uh uh i, me, uh, myself, uh, me me me"...that's all i hear when Baracko opens his mouth.
he's not even worthy of being noted as a great speaker, though the media had many fooled about that one, for so long, too.

Scrappy Girl said...

That list is SCARY!

CountessLaurie said...

I just want to cry ... it's so sad.

tammy said...

Love it. And I'm laughing at Pedaling's imitation of him.

Sue said...

Right on..The longer time goes on..The more we understand that George didn't do so bad after all.

Sobering to read the list.

Pedaling said...

the comment i left above - was inspired by my very witty and insightful friend, spin.

tammy said...

I'm loving your new header!! And I'm tempted to copy this post and leave it as a comment on you-know-who's blog.

Teri said...

Well done and well said without a teleprompter!!
Can
I repost it? :)

Teri said...

need to add the latest from the Heritage Foudation: "It was a sad week for American support for oppressed nations. The White House announced that it will not be meeting for now with the Dalai Lama, one of the world’s pre-eminent defenders of human rights and most recognized religious leaders, during his visit to Washington. President Obama will wait until he has had a chance to travel to China in November, one of the world’s five remaining communist dictatorships. It is a strange and troubling reversal for “the leader of the free world.”

The cause of Tibet has in the past united political leaders across the political spectrum in Washington and as far away as Hollywood. Remember Sen. Jesse Helms and actor/activist Richard Gere in 1997 sharing a stage in support of Tibet in 1997? Since 1991, the Dalai Lama has met with three U.S. presidents, both Republicans and Democrats. That kind of support from the most powerful country in the world is incalculable for activists trying to keep the cause of human rights and liberty in Tibet alive. The country has slowly but surely experienced cultural and demographic cleansing since the takeover by China in 1950, as Chinese populations have replaced the native Tibetans. The fact that the Tibetan religious leader will meet with the new U.S. coordinator for Tibet, Maria Otero, does not make up for the loss of the prestige that a White House meeting confers.

In pursuit of a foreign policy direction that appears inspired by pragmatism and big power diplomacy, the Obama administration is breaking with long-standing precedent and sending distressing messages abroad about American priorities in the 21st century. There is, however, consistency in the Obama administration’s messaging.

In her first major foreign trip, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stated in Beijing that she did not intend for human rights to stand in the way of other issues of mutual interest between the United States and China. Furthermore, President Obama’s declaration on the occasion of Captive Nations Week in July was perfunctory at best. Although the president spoke of “fundamental freedoms,” and “universal principles,” he failed to call attention to the actual captive nations of the world, this by stark contrast with the eloquent and passinate statement of his predecessor George W. Bush.

At this rate, the administration will soon have whittled away a century of American leadership, in spite of all the presidential imaging and rhetoric."

Teri said...

oh this is great! LOL! it will be a funn 1201 days IF you are prepared, you shall not fear.
http://www.hulu.com/watch/99370/the-tonight-show-with-conan-obrien-sesame-street-does-health-care

Teri said...

Christopher posted to this:
Awesome post. Wish FOX would point all this out in one news conference. It should go something like this " We have a breaking news report that is of the upmost importance. This is what the current President has done so far " I celebrate the day they do.

M-Cat said...

Teri,
Of course you can repost it!
After all you are my BFC! : )
<3 you!

Pedaling said...

yes, tammy.

Shawn said...

Oh!!! I am loving this!! I was the ONLY person that I knew that DIDN'T vote for Obama---and everyone made me feel like a loser.


Now I can just sit back and watch him insert his foot into his mouth and chomp down!

I would love to use this on my blog, also----great!!

Omgirl said...

I still think Bush was the biggest idiot of a president we've ever had. Ever. (And I even voted for him once).

sorry.