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(Talking Points Memo)   George W. Bush: "I was a terrible President and I know it. Deal with it"   (livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 192
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2013-04-22 11:25:47 AM  

You suck subby.  Why was this green'd?   page clicks.....plain and simple.

George W. Bush said that his new presidential library in Dallas, Texas is not meant to re-litigate his presidency in an

"There's no need to defend myself," Bush said. "I did what I did and ultimately history will judge."

The dedication of George W. Bush Presidential Center, which includes a library, museum and public policy institute at Southern Methodist University, is Thursday.

The Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks are a major feature of the museum.

From USA Today:

The Iraq War, the 2007 troop surge there, the 2008 financial meltdown and the response to Katrina in 2005 are featured in an interactive exhibit called "decision points theater" where visitors can assess "the decisions that I had to make and the recommendations I received," he says.

 
2013-04-22 11:25:49 AM  
George W. Bush: 'There's No Need Way To  Defend Myself'
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-04-22 11:32:08 AM  
I would have more respect for him if he did say that but I do love the "history will judge" meme that GOPers love to use, as if history hadn't already decided years ago.

I wish we knew whether Benedict Arnold chose the right side.  I guess history will judge someday in the far distant future after the sun goes out.
 
2013-04-22 11:35:27 AM  
Is this a repeat?
 
2013-04-22 11:41:57 AM  
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2013-04-22 11:42:05 AM  
An interesting theory concerning this that I've recently spent some time researching is that there was never, in fact, a George W. Bush presidency at all. That the entire "presidency" was actually a very well-orchestrated liberal scam, something akin to the staged moon landings but on a far vaster scale. "George W. Bush," who may or may not even exist in the real world (I, for one, have never seen him in person and so cannot offer an educated opinion on this matter) was in fact little more than a character carefully constructed by an elite cabal of media heavyweights, funded by very deep-pocketed special interests (George Soros, etc.) who wanted to create a "fall guy." To understand, you have to go back to the Florida debacle, which Al Gore supposedly lost. That's how the story goes, anyway.

Well, here's the truth: Al Gore didn't lose.

Al Gore actually won the 2000 election. He won, and he was in fact in office from 2000 through 2008. It was Al Gore who got us into Iraq, who rolled back our civil liberties, who didn't care about the black people in New Orleans. Al Gore invaded Afghanistan and didn't care about finding bin Laden. He's actually the one who landed on the aircraft carrier and threw up that idiotic banner. But the media was reporting a fictional version of those events, using photo manipulation and, in some case, movie sets and whole casts of actors to make the public believe that it was really this "George W. Bush" persona. That way, the Republicans got all the blame for eight years of systematic failure, and the Democrats got to come in as the people who would "fix" everything. But here's the irony: they're the ones who broke it in the first place. You know that horror story where the guy calls the police for help because he's getting prank calls and then finds out the calls are coming from inside the house? Yeah, it's like that, except that it's not the killer who's inside the house, it's the Democrats. And they've actually always been there.

Think about it. It's enough to send shivers down your spine.
 
2013-04-22 11:43:22 AM  
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2013-04-22 11:45:33 AM  
"There's no need to defend myself," Bush said. "I did what I did and ultimately history will judge."

While the second part is true, it does seem like something a sociopath would say.
 
2013-04-22 11:46:23 AM  

Pocket Ninja: An interesting theory concerning this that I've recently spent some time researching is that there was never, in fact, a George W. Bush presidency at all. That the entire "presidency" was actually a very well-orchestrated liberal scam, something akin to the staged moon landings but on a far vaster scale. "George W. Bush," who may or may not even exist in the real world (I, for one, have never seen him in person and so cannot offer an educated opinion on this matter) was in fact little more than a character carefully constructed by an elite cabal of media heavyweights, funded by very deep-pocketed special interests (George Soros, etc.) who wanted to create a "fall guy." To understand, you have to go back to the Florida debacle, which Al Gore supposedly lost. That's how the story goes, anyway.

Well, here's the truth: Al Gore didn't lose.

Al Gore actually won the 2000 election. He won, and he was in fact in office from 2000 through 2008. It was Al Gore who got us into Iraq, who rolled back our civil liberties, who didn't care about the black people in New Orleans. Al Gore invaded Afghanistan and didn't care about finding bin Laden. He's actually the one who landed on the aircraft carrier and threw up that idiotic banner. But the media was reporting a fictional version of those events, using photo manipulation and, in some case, movie sets and whole casts of actors to make the public believe that it was really this "George W. Bush" persona. That way, the Republicans got all the blame for eight years of systematic failure, and the Democrats got to come in as the people who would "fix" everything. But here's the irony: they're the ones who broke it in the first place. You know that horror story where the guy calls the police for help because he's getting prank calls and then finds out the calls are coming from inside the house? Yeah, it's like that, except that it's not the killer who's inside the house, it's the Democrats. And they've actually always been there.

Think ...


At least 8/10 for creativity, if not higher. The only thing about it that sends shivers down my spine is that there is probably somebody somewhere in the US who really does believe it.
 
2013-04-22 11:49:29 AM  
I hope history does judge him kindly.  I hope sometime in the future it is shown that he did what was necessary and proper to defend the country.

/I don't think it will happen
 
2013-04-22 11:49:38 AM  

AdolfOliverPanties: "There's no need to defend myself," Bush said. "I did what I did and ultimately history will judge."

While the second part is true, it does seem like something a sociopath would say.


well, when asked what his greatest mistakes were, he couldn't think of any. that screams sociopathy. or just plain idiocy.
 
2013-04-22 11:52:13 AM  

FlashHarry: AdolfOliverPanties: "There's no need to defend myself," Bush said. "I did what I did and ultimately history will judge."

While the second part is true, it does seem like something a sociopath would say.

well, when asked what his greatest mistakes were, he couldn't think of any. that screams sociopathy. or just plain idiocy.


He also said the worst part of his presidency was when Kanye West said mean things about him.
 
2013-04-22 11:54:47 AM  

FlashHarry: well, when asked what his greatest mistakes were, he couldn't think of any.


The former president said his greatest failure in office was not passing Social Security reform. Link
A-mazing.
 
2013-04-22 11:56:05 AM  

vpb: I would have more respect for him if he did say that but I do love the "history will judge" meme that GOPers love to use, as if history hadn't already decided years ago.

I wish we knew whether Benedict Arnold chose the right side.  I guess history will judge someday in the far distant future after the sun goes out.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_Will_Absolve_Me

I just love that these a-holes are using the Fidel Castro defense.
 
2013-04-22 11:57:55 AM  
Well, duh. The man has been painting self-portraits of him showering in the nude.  That's a fairly obvious psychological marker for someone who is feeling guilty.
 
2013-04-22 12:01:55 PM  
Well, that settles it.  No way am I going to vote for him again!
 
2013-04-22 12:03:18 PM  
George W. Bush said that his new presidential library in Dallas, Texas is not meant to re-litigate his presidency

...it's meant to house the world's most awesome collection of pop-up and scratch-and-sniff literature.
 
2013-04-22 12:04:23 PM  
"The dedication of George W. Bush Presidential Center, which includes a coloring book library,  museum chapel, and public policy institute petting zoo at Southern Methodist University, is Thursday."

FIFY
 
2013-04-22 12:06:29 PM  

vpb: I would have more respect for him if he did say that but I do love the "history will judge" meme that GOPers love to use, as if history hadn't already decided years ago.

I wish we knew whether Benedict Arnold chose the right side.  I guess history will judge someday in the far distant future after the sun goes out.


What they mean by "history will judge," is "wait long enough for the average idiot American to forget about history so we can re-write it to our advantage."
 
2013-04-22 12:06:46 PM  
American presidents should get Civilization-like titles depending on how well they did.

George W. Bush the Putz.
 
2013-04-22 12:07:42 PM  
"ultimately history will judge me, and I hope it judges me differently than the present. because the present has me down as the worst president. ever."
FTFE
 
2013-04-22 12:09:07 PM  

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Whoa. Misato looks different in the Rebuild.

NO SPOILERS.
 
2013-04-22 12:09:26 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: FlashHarry: AdolfOliverPanties: "There's no need to defend myself," Bush said. "I did what I did and ultimately history will judge."

While the second part is true, it does seem like something a sociopath would say.

well, when asked what his greatest mistakes were, he couldn't think of any. that screams sociopathy. or just plain idiocy.

He also said the worst part of his presidency was when Kanye West said mean things about him.


And in contrast, the best part was that fish.



www.mediacynic.comiamboigenius.com

A complex man indeed.

 
2013-04-22 12:09:29 PM  

JusticeandIndependence: You suck subby.  Why was this green'd?   page clicks.....plain and simple.

George W. Bush said that his new presidential library in Dallas, Texas is not meant to re-litigate his presidency in an

"There's no need to defend myself," Bush said. "I did what I did and ultimately history will judge."

The dedication of George W. Bush Presidential Center, which includes a library, museum and public policy institute at Southern Methodist University, is Thursday.

The Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks are a major feature of the museum.

From USA Today:

The Iraq War, the 2007 troop surge there, the 2008 financial meltdown and the response to Katrina in 2005 are featured in an interactive exhibit called "decision points theater" where visitors can assess "the decisions that I had to make and the recommendations I received," he says.


So, this should be re-named the George Bush Finger-Pointing Extravaganza?
 
2013-04-22 12:09:32 PM  
Without Bush, Obama's presidency would be an abject failure.
 
2013-04-22 12:09:41 PM  

EvilEgg: I hope history does judge him kindly.  I hope sometime in the future it is shown that he did what was necessary and proper to defend the country.

/I don't think it will happen


You would either need new information or the public's concept of what is right or wrong to change.  I can't imagine any new information that would cast Bush in a better light.  Can you?

If Bush II thwarted a nuclear attack on a major US city by Saddam Hussein, but for whatever reason, this fact was sealed from public knowledge, I would still think he was one of the worst President's ever.
 
Bf+
2013-04-22 12:09:59 PM  
FTFA: Bush said. "I did what I did and ultimately history will judge."
FTFO:  History Licking its Chops to Judge George W Bush
('Let Me At That farker,' Says Branch Of Knowledge)

/If only an actual judge would judge him.
 
2013-04-22 12:10:51 PM  
It is amazing that some believe he wasn't a colossal disaster.
 
2013-04-22 12:10:58 PM  

JusticeandIndependence: "There's no need to defend myself," Bush said. "I did what I did and ultimately history will judge."


The height of nihilism - and if there's one thing I want in a leader, it's unrepentent nihilism.
 
2013-04-22 12:12:08 PM  
Actually, now that I think about it, history may well judge that Bush catching that fish was indeed the best thing he did as president.
 
2013-04-22 12:12:09 PM  
oh we're dealing with it, and unfortunately will be dealing with it for quite some time to come.
 
2013-04-22 12:12:19 PM  
George W Bush: "What I did as president was indefensible.  There's no point in even trying."
 
2013-04-22 12:13:52 PM  

Cletus C.: Without Bush, Obama's presidency would be an abject failure.


Without the arsonist, a fireman would be an abject failure.
 
2013-04-22 12:14:00 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Think about it. It's enough to send shivers down your spine.


I ♥ you
 
2013-04-22 12:14:11 PM  
I wouldn't mind "dealing with it"...


...in the ICC.
 
2013-04-22 12:14:53 PM  

El Pachuco: Actually, now that I think about it, history may well judge that Bush catching that fish was indeed the best thing he did as president.


To be fair, he did clear a lot of brush, too.
 
2013-04-22 12:16:38 PM  

vpb: I wish we knew whether Benedict Arnold chose the right side.


Benedict Arnold probably did more for this country than W did.
 
2013-04-22 12:18:09 PM  
"Dealing with it" would be to insist that journalists stop interviewing this utter shiathead of an ex-President.

We don't need to know about farking Jeb Bush or whatever stupid crap is going through his pea brain.
 
2013-04-22 12:18:22 PM  
[spoiler Alert] History will judge you badly, George.
 
2013-04-22 12:18:56 PM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: FlashHarry: well, when asked what his greatest mistakes were, he couldn't think of any.

The former president said his greatest failure in office was not passing Social Security reform. Link
A-mazing.


Can you imagine the financial pickle we would be in if that flavor of SS reform went through? They would have invested all they could form the SS trust fund into the stock market.........pre-2008. DOH!
 
2013-04-22 12:20:08 PM  

Cletus C.: Without Bush, Obama's presidency would be an abject failure.


It's interesting to speculate what the past five years might have looked like but for the eight years which preceded them. Where would we be today had there not been an Iraq war and a recession of historic proportions, greatly exacerbated by federal fiscal policy?
 
2013-04-22 12:21:00 PM  
one person mentioned this

where visitors can assess "the decisions that I had to make and the recommendations I received," he says.

could be of interest of who he would like to blame

(what a fine example of conservative leadership)---- they made me do it)
 
2013-04-22 12:21:11 PM  
MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

If that mission was to get 5,000+ American armed service people and thousands of civilians killed so he could strut around and call himself a "war president" on TV, then sure.
 
2013-04-22 12:21:16 PM  

JusticeandIndependence: You suck subby.  Why was this green'd?   page clicks.....plain and simple.

George W. Bush said that his new presidential library in Dallas, Texas is not meant to re-litigate his presidency in an

"There's no need to defend myself," Bush said. "I did what I did and ultimately history will judge."

The dedication of George W. Bush Presidential Center, which includes a library, museum and public policy institute at Southern Methodist University, is Thursday.

The Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks are a major feature of the museum.

From USA Today:

The Iraq War, the 2007 troop surge there, the 2008 financial meltdown and the response to Katrina in 2005 are featured in an interactive exhibit called "decision points theater" where visitors can assess "the decisions that I had to make and the recommendations I received," he says.


The key word is "theater"
 
2013-04-22 12:21:18 PM  
Go back to painting stupid pictures of your dogs before you die and wind up burning in hell right alongside your BFF, Cheney.
 
2013-04-22 12:21:59 PM  
Hey Guys! It's not too late to write him in the ballot for 2016!!! And fark that Jeb BS - We need Dubya all the way! Write him in, the constitution says you can!!!
 
2013-04-22 12:23:16 PM  

BMulligan: Cletus C.: Without Bush, Obama's presidency would be an abject failure.

It's interesting to speculate what the past five years might have looked like but for the eight years which preceded them. Where would we be today had there not been an Iraq war and a recession of historic proportions, greatly exacerbated by federal fiscal policy?


We'd have at least a 3 trillion dollar surplus, that's what.
 
2013-04-22 12:23:39 PM  

Cletus C.: Without Bush, Obama's presidency would be an abject failure.


What this means, I don't even.
 
2013-04-22 12:24:03 PM  

vpb: I would have more respect for him if he did say that but I do love the "history will judge" meme that GOPers love to use, as if history hadn't already decided years ago.

I wish we knew whether Benedict Arnold chose the right side.  I guess history will judge someday in the far distant future after the sun goes out.


You pretty much nailed it. When they say 'history will judge', they mean 'at some point hundreds of years in the future, there's a nonzero chance someone might not think I was an uncaring, unfeeling monster and we'll see who has the last laugh THEN.' They don't have to give a specific date for when they'll suddenly become not-despised. Your descendants will thank me later, long after you're dead.
 
2013-04-22 12:26:32 PM  
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