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(CNN)   If you ask George W. Bush what he regrets about his presidency, it isn't the failure to capture or kill Bin Laden, or starting two drawn out wars. No, he regrets his name being attached to some deficit driving tax cuts   (money.cnn.com) divider line 148
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2012-04-10 11:28:47 AM
"If they were called someone else's tax cuts, they'd be less likely to be raised"

For fark's sake.
 
2012-04-10 11:30:09 AM
His regrets seem to be evolving.

Asked by ABC News' Charles Gibson what he would do differently, Mr Bush replied: "I don't know - the biggest regret of all the presidency has to have been the intelligence failure in Iraq. Link (new window)

What's George W. Bush's biggest regret as president? That he didn't privatize Social Security, he told a group in Chicago on Thursday. Link (new window)

I guess there's just so many to choose from!
 
2012-04-10 11:32:39 AM
George campaigned for these on the promise that they would be temporary. So now he's saying he's a filthy liar.
 
2012-04-10 11:35:03 AM

DarnoKonrad: "If they were called someone else's tax cuts, they'd be less likely to be raised"

For fark's sake.


I for one hope that they raise these cuts. Wut?
 
2012-04-10 11:37:41 AM

Marcus Aurelius: George campaigned for these on the promise that they would be temporary. So now he's saying he's a filthy liar.


He's just admitting something we all know already.
 
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2012-04-10 11:38:03 AM
There is only so much time in a day. Sometimes you just have to prioritize your regrets.
 
2012-04-10 11:41:10 AM

Dusk-You-n-Me: His regrets seem to be evolving.

Asked by ABC News' Charles Gibson what he would do differently, Mr Bush replied: "I don't know - the biggest regret of all the presidency has to have been the intelligence failure in Iraq. Link (new window)

What's George W. Bush's biggest regret as president? That he didn't privatize Social Security, he told a group in Chicago on Thursday. Link (new window)

I guess there's just so many to choose from!


LOL

"The biggest regret of all the his presidency has to have been the intelligence failure in Iraq."
Fixed that for him, first for grammar and then for content.
 
2012-04-10 11:41:31 AM

cameroncrazy1984: Marcus Aurelius: George campaigned for these on the promise that they would be temporary. So now he's saying he's a filthy liar.

He's just admitting something we all know already.


That he's bent on destroying America?
 
2012-04-10 11:42:49 AM

mrshowrules: DarnoKonrad: "If they were called someone else's tax cuts, they'd be less likely to be raised"

For fark's sake.

I for one hope that they raise these cuts. Wut?



He thinks his reputation is sullying the tax cuts rather than the tax cuts sullying his reputation.
 
2012-04-10 11:45:18 AM

DarnoKonrad: mrshowrules: DarnoKonrad: "If they were called someone else's tax cuts, they'd be less likely to be raised"

For fark's sake.

I for one hope that they raise these cuts. Wut?


He thinks his reputation is sullying the tax cuts rather than the tax cuts sullying his reputation.


He hurt the Republican brand by governing like a Republican.
 
2012-04-10 11:48:08 AM

Wendy's Chili: DarnoKonrad: mrshowrules: DarnoKonrad: "If they were called someone else's tax cuts, they'd be less likely to be raised"

For fark's sake.

I for one hope that they raise these cuts. Wut?


He thinks his reputation is sullying the tax cuts rather than the tax cuts sullying his reputation.

He hurt the Republican brand by governing like a Republican.



Luckily the Tea Party and Paul Ryan showed up to show us how doubling down on tax cuts will fix all the problems tax cuts caused.
 
2012-04-10 11:49:13 AM
And how long did it take to coach him to say it?
 
2012-04-10 11:52:59 AM

Saborlas: And how long did it take to coach him to say it?


My guess? Probably since 2003.
 
2012-04-10 11:54:16 AM

DarnoKonrad: Luckily the Tea Party and Paul Ryan showed up to show us how doubling down on tax cuts will fix all the problems tax cuts caused.


It's like hitting someone with a pie. Sure, it's been done before and we're all kind of tired of it. Not so funny. But now imagine a guy being hit with a thousand pies. See? It's funny again.

Doing my best to reconstruct modern conservative Republican "logic".
 
2012-04-10 11:55:49 AM

Dusk-You-n-Me: His regrets seem to be evolving.

Asked by ABC News' Charles Gibson what he would do differently, Mr Bush replied: "I don't know - the biggest regret of all the presidency has to have been the intelligence failure in Iraq. Link (new window)

What's George W. Bush's biggest regret as president? That he didn't privatize Social Security, he told a group in Chicago on Thursday. Link (new window)

I guess there's just so many to choose from!


He's kind of sad as an ex-President. Hell, Jimmy Carter has more clout than Bush Jr. these days.
 
2012-04-10 11:55:56 AM
I thought he couldn't get fooled again.
 
2012-04-10 11:56:01 AM

DarnoKonrad: "If they were called someone else's tax cuts, they'd be less likely to be raised"

For fark's sake.


I'm so gullible. I actually entertained the thought, before I clicked the link, that he might be regretting the horrible effects it has had on the country.

He's still a clueless dick.
 
2012-04-10 11:59:05 AM

MrBallou: DarnoKonrad: "If they were called someone else's tax cuts, they'd be less likely to be raised"

For fark's sake.

I'm so gullible. I actually entertained the thought, before I clicked the link, that he might be regretting the horrible effects it has had on the country.

He's still a clueless dick.




I know right; I was thinking the same thing. Despite all the charges of "Bush Derangement" my first instinct is always to give the SOB the benefit of doubt, and he always proves me wrong.
 
2012-04-10 11:59:10 AM
It was just to give the "surplus" back to you lovely, pretty, intelligent, amazingly awesome taxpayers.

Sorry we're now horribly in debt. But, we really should keep the status quo.

You know what pisses me off most? I'm really OK with targeted tax cuts to consumers who will spend the difference actually purchasing goods and services. I'm not sure of it, but I'm pretty sure that when you cut taxes by $1,000 on the middle class ($75k-40K) [That's my definition of middle-class] they will most likely spend $1,250-$1,500 buying things with the money and on credit because of the wealth multiplier. They feel like hey have more money, so they spend a little bit more than they actually have because of debt instruments feeling they can pay off the excess next year or whenever. That? That actually helps the economy. no, it isn't sustainable because people do spend more than they can afford, but it's a helluva lot better than what we have now. People too terrified to make large purchases because they feel poor, and they are afraid of debt because they aren't sure if they'll have a job next year.

Instead, we cut taxes without a commensurate decrease in spending meaning we HAVE to increase taxes to pay off our debt. We also have to cut spending, but all of us here know how likely that is. Bowles-Simpson was an honest audit and financial recommendation and it was crapped all over. We're not getting any spending cuts, so we NEED more revenue to fund our spending.

The Bush Tax Cuts need to expire because they had about as much foresight as the Iraqi occupation or anything else Bush touched. It was good for the moment, and then reality kicks in. I'm so sick and tired of paying for short-sighted bullsh*t. Raise the taxes and just fix our current account problem. As soon as we're not running a yearly trillion-dollar f*cking deficit, then we can talk about how we move forward.
 
2012-04-10 12:03:01 PM
His re-election chances are probably destroyed now.
 
2012-04-10 12:04:35 PM

DarnoKonrad: mrshowrules: DarnoKonrad: "If they were called someone else's tax cuts, they'd be less likely to be raised"

For fark's sake.

I for one hope that they raise these cuts. Wut?


He thinks his reputation is sullying the tax cuts rather than the tax cuts sullying his reputation.


I was focusing on how your "raise" a "cut". I knew what he meant but he is no master of the English language.
 
2012-04-10 12:08:55 PM

Nabb1: His re-election chances are probably destroyed now.


Well, maybe he'll at least get invited to the convention this time around. I mean, he's never even got to do a victory lap cheered by his adoring fans.
 
2012-04-10 12:11:09 PM

djkutch: Nabb1: His re-election chances are probably destroyed now.

Well, maybe he'll at least get invited to the convention this time around. I mean, he's never even got to do a victory lap cheered by his adoring fans.


To this day, I don't know anyone who admits voting for Bush in 2004. They just don't talk about it.
 
2012-04-10 12:11:32 PM

mrshowrules: DarnoKonrad: mrshowrules: DarnoKonrad: "If they were called someone else's tax cuts, they'd be less likely to be raised"

For fark's sake.

I for one hope that they raise these cuts. Wut?


He thinks his reputation is sullying the tax cuts rather than the tax cuts sullying his reputation.

I was focusing on how your "raise" a "cut". I knew what he meant but he is no master of the English language.


According to Grover, any repeal, change, or modification of any tax cut in the history of ever is an increase. They like to torture logic as much as they do brown people.
 
2012-04-10 12:21:46 PM
Remember the time he said the "worst" moment of his presidency was when Kayne West made fun of him?

Not 9/11. Not Katrina. Not the bodies coming back from Iraq.

Kayne fng West being a jackass.

Even Taylor Swift got over Kanye Fng West being a jackass.
 
2012-04-10 12:28:25 PM
Deep down in his heart you know the only thing he regrets is that there's still so much brush to be cleared.
 
2012-04-10 12:28:47 PM

NewportBarGuy: According to Grover, any repeal, change, or modification of any tax cut in the history of ever is an increase. They like to torture logic as much as they do brown people.


gothamist.com
I always liked it when he was Super Grover. But I really don't look to Muppet for political views.
 
2012-04-10 12:29:41 PM
Well, at least he has more class than most Republicans...

Unlike many Republicans who have made harsh criticisms of President Obama, Bush did not criticize his successor by name, saying, "I don't believe it's in the interest of our country to undermine our president and I don't intend to do so."
 
2012-04-10 12:34:18 PM

DarnoKonrad: "If they were called someone else's tax cuts, they'd be less likely to be raised"


My first thought was, "is he sorry they were done, or just sorry his name is attached to them".

Looks like there's my answer.
 
2012-04-10 12:42:18 PM
"I don't believe it's in the interest of our country to undermine our president and I don't intend to do so."

But.....

"Bush said his institute will release a book this summer laying out what he described as a pro-growth economic and tax policy that will result in 4% economic growth. The book includes contributions from 21 economists, including five Nobel Prize winners."

So he is releasing a economic policy proposal disguised as a book in the middle of an election year but he does not want to undermine another President. WTF?

The real question is if Paul Ryan is going to co-opt it as the next big "path to prosperity". We already know Rmoney is going to support it then oppose it then shake the etch-a-sketch and do both at the same time.
 
2012-04-10 12:45:09 PM
As if a conservative could show real regret for their actions.

This guy is just sad.
 
2012-04-10 12:56:11 PM
If you want lower taxes on "job creators" then give them a tax incentive to create jobs. Otherwise it's a bunch of bullshiat.
 
2012-04-10 12:57:20 PM

sammyk: "I don't believe it's in the interest of our country to undermine our president and I don't intend to do so."

But.....

"Bush said his institute will release a book this summer laying out what he described as a pro-growth economic and tax policy that will result in 4% economic growth. The book includes contributions from 21 economists, including five Nobel Prize winners."

So he is releasing a economic policy proposal disguised as a book in the middle of an election year but he does not want to undermine another President. WTF?

The real question is if Paul Ryan is going to co-opt it as the next big "path to prosperity". We already know Rmoney is going to support it then oppose it then shake the etch-a-sketch and do both at the same time.


I'm assuming by releasing this book, he's only going to help Obama's chances by reminding voters he exists and is a republican.
 
2012-04-10 12:58:52 PM
How about your role in legitimizing torture, fark stick? How 'bout that?
 
2012-04-10 01:14:49 PM
Aw, dammit, I was hoping he wished his name wasn't attached because they did more to bring about our current economic problems than almost any other issue besides the scams run by the major financial institutions. Maybe more.
 
2012-04-10 01:33:04 PM
It just occurred to me that I agree with him...

They're usually called "the Bush-era Tax Cuts".
I regret that there was ever a Bush era. Looking at you, Florida.
 
2012-04-10 01:34:27 PM

make me some tea: Well, at least he has more class than most Republicans...

Unlike many Republicans who have made harsh criticisms of President Obama, Bush did not criticize his successor by name, saying, "I don't believe it's in the interest of our country to undermine our president and I don't intend to do so."


My problem with the guy was never that he didn't seem like a nice enough fellow when he wasn't doing his job. On the have-a-beer scale, Bush really does rate fairly high.

The problem is that he seemed to be a) incompetent and b) willing to hand off the work to horrible people like Cheney and c) he flat out lied about important aspects of what he was doing.
 
2012-04-10 01:36:51 PM
I would have thought George W. Bush's biggest regret was that he didn't save Terri Schiavo.

www.tampabay.com
 
2012-04-10 01:39:18 PM
I'd be less against those tax cuts if they solely applied to businesses (which maybe they already do, I donno) AND they got rid of loopholes that allowed businesses to "pay" their top executives with things other than actual income.
 
2012-04-10 01:41:59 PM
I thought tax cuts create jobs and fix the economy. Why would he regret that?
 
2012-04-10 01:59:40 PM

what_now: Remember the time he said the "worst" moment of his presidency was when Kayne West made fun of him?

Not 9/11. Not Katrina. Not the bodies coming back from Iraq.

Kayne fng West being a jackass.

Even Taylor Swift got over Kanye Fng West being a jackass.



Yeah, that's what he said in one of those books he had someone write for him. That some rapper said he didn't care about black people. That was his worst memory as President.

Going to work today, I had to swerve to miss hitting a squirrel. If I hit it, it would have ruined my day. This person destroyed two countries that destroyed thousands of lives, turned a deficit surplus into a record deficit, ignored intel that resulted in the biggest terrorist attack ever on our nation's soil, used that attack to shred the Constitution and told the world that he didn't care about finding the head of that attack and his biggest regret was what again?
 
2012-04-10 02:03:10 PM

what_now: Remember the time he said the "worst" moment of his presidency was when Kayne West made fun of him?

Not 9/11. Not Katrina. Not the bodies coming back from Iraq.

Kayne fng West being a jackass.

Even Taylor Swift got over Kanye Fng West being a jackass.


And his best moment was catching a farking fish.
 
2012-04-10 02:03:29 PM
This just in: Bush still doesn't get it.
 
2012-04-10 02:03:53 PM
BEST PRES EVS
 
Ehh
2012-04-10 02:05:53 PM
Plus didn't Kanye West hurt his feelings?

Please go back to your room, George, the adults are talking.
 
2012-04-10 02:06:13 PM
Link (new window)

"People ask, 'Do you miss the presidency?' I really don't," Bush said at an economic forum hosted by his George W. Bush Institute at the New York Historical Society. "I enjoyed it; it was an unbelievably interesting experience. It was inconvenient to have to stop at some stop signs - stop lights coming over here, but I guess I miss that."

Thanks for reminding us what a putz you are.
 
2012-04-10 02:06:31 PM
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2012-04-10 02:07:41 PM

Mugato: what_now: Remember the time he said the "worst" moment of his presidency was when Kayne West made fun of him?

Not 9/11. Not Katrina. Not the bodies coming back from Iraq.

Kayne fng West being a jackass.

Even Taylor Swift got over Kanye Fng West being a jackass.


Yeah, that's what he said in one of those books he had someone write for him. That some rapper said he didn't care about black people. That was his worst memory as President.

Going to work today, I had to swerve to miss hitting a squirrel. If I hit it, it would have ruined my day. This person destroyed two countries that destroyed thousands of lives, turned a deficit surplus into a record deficit, ignored intel that resulted in the biggest terrorist attack ever on our nation's soil, used that attack to shred the Constitution and told the world that he didn't care about finding the head of that attack and his biggest regret was what again?


He didn't get all his brush cleared at his ranch.
 
2012-04-10 02:07:50 PM
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2012-04-10 02:08:14 PM
Yeah, except that the federal tax receipts actually went up after the implimentation of those "deficit driving tax cut".

But you just keep taking your talking points from the socialists, subby.
 
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