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(Huffington Post)   President Bush, unaware that everyone is blaming Obama, starts ruining the talking points   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 206
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2013-07-01 11:01:04 AM
LOL
 
2013-07-01 12:59:03 PM
Okay that was hilarious. Way to pop your head up there Jr.
 
2013-07-01 02:33:01 PM
GWB:  "I put [PRISM] in place to protect the country."

Now, Teahadists--is your reaction still one of outrage now that your guy admits to implementing the program?

/And, for the record, all the leftists screaming about this program now were screaming about it 10 years ago.
//However, if we screamed too loudly, we were told to go to "Free Speech Zones" or called traitors for criticizing a president during wartime.
 
2013-07-01 02:43:33 PM

make me some tea: LOL


This. Literally lol'd after reading the headline and the first sentence of TFA.

I will give Bush credit for being a decent ex-president.
This is just hilarious though. The right's already confused enough about the issue. I can see Roger Ailes screaming "YOU'RE NOT HELPING!"
 
2013-07-01 02:47:28 PM

brigid_fitch: GWB:  "I put [PRISM] in place to protect the country."

Now, Teahadists--is your reaction still one of outrage now that your guy admits to implementing the program?

/And, for the record, all the leftists screaming about this program now were screaming about it 10 years ago.
//However, if we screamed too loudly, we were told to go to "Free Speech Zones" or called traitors for criticizing a president during wartime.


"admits"

Hell, he's the one who sold it to us, with much fanfare. I guess the Bush supporters in the 2000s were asleep when all of this went down?
 
2013-07-01 02:52:52 PM
In before hope and change
 
2013-07-01 02:58:00 PM

tallguywithglasseson: I will give Bush credit for being a decent ex-president.


I have to agree with this, he's clearly got respect for the guy in the President's chair, whoever that may be.
 
2013-07-01 03:12:08 PM

brigid_fitch: GWB:  "I put [PRISM] in place to protect the country."

Now, Teahadists--is your reaction still one of outrage now that your guy admits to implementing the program?

/And, for the record, all the leftists screaming about this program now were screaming about it 10 years ago.
//However, if we screamed too loudly, we were told to go to "Free Speech Zones" or called traitors for criticizing a president during wartime.


"You're either with us, or you're with the terrorists!"
 
2013-07-01 03:14:45 PM
You guys don't get it. Bush was a failure, so the Republican Party has decided they had nothing to do with him. Trying to shame them, or even remind them, of their role in his Presidency doesn't work, because they are amoral sociopaths who won't even admit they once held a completely opposite opinion. Trying to apply consistency and logic to the modern GOP is like trying to debate a Pop-Tart.
 
2013-07-01 03:15:11 PM
Bush likes to give outdoor interviews because then he doesn't have to try and leave afterwards

www.smh.com.au
 
2013-07-01 03:15:25 PM

nmrsnr: tallguywithglasseson: I will give Bush credit for being a decent ex-president.

I have to agree with this, he's clearly got respect for the guy in the President's chair, whoever that may be.


Yeah, he didn't screw that up. Otherwise he couldn't have been allowed to be a member of the group of Superhero crime-fighters, the Ex-Presidents®.
 
2013-07-01 03:16:31 PM

nmrsnr: I have to agree with this, he's clearly got respect for the guy in the President's chair, whoever that may be.


Cheney, on the other hand...
Honestly, as much as I still disagreed with Bush on a host of issues, SCOTUS appointments being the most important, his second term was far better than the first, even with Katrina and Brownie and everything. Mostly because he gave Cheney far less influence.

Last image I have of Cheney was looking like some villain out of a comic book

i39.tinypic.com

//not to say people in wheelchairs all look villainous
//shut up Cheney, you cock
 
2013-07-01 03:22:34 PM
President Bush, unaware

about sums it up.
 
2013-07-01 03:29:04 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-07-01 03:32:23 PM

tallguywithglasseson: nmrsnr: I have to agree with this, he's clearly got respect for the guy in the President's chair, whoever that may be.

Cheney, on the other hand...
Honestly, as much as I still disagreed with Bush on a host of issues, SCOTUS appointments being the most important, his second term was far better than the first, even with Katrina and Brownie and everything. Mostly because he gave Cheney far less influence.

Last image I have of Cheney was looking like some villain out of a comic book

[i39.tinypic.com image 512x355]

//not to say people in wheelchairs all look villainous
//shut up Cheney, you cock


He looks more like Mr. Potter from It's a Wonderful Life.
 
2013-07-01 03:49:39 PM

Sgt Otter: He looks more like Mr. Potter from It's a Wonderful Life.


You're right. I was thinking a combination between The Penguin and Samuel L Jackson's character in Unbreakable.
 
2013-07-01 04:06:03 PM
FTFA: Bush spoke with CNN from Zambia, where he and his wife, Laura, are renovating a health clinic.

Well, that's nice. I mean really, that's a pretty cool thing. Its hard to argue with this. If he had been doing this during his Presidency when confronted  with hard questions, he could say "Man, I'm already renovating this health clinic. Are you really gonna send a guy down while he's making the world a better place? Now watch this hammering. "
 
2013-07-01 04:18:19 PM
No shiat. I still don't understand what the shocking surprise of all this about. Yes I can understand disagreeing with it but this "OMG we found out there was this program we were unaware of is BS".

Most of it came from misreporting and Snowden giving the false impression that any government official could listen in on any conversation whenever they wanted, which is not true.
 
2013-07-01 04:18:54 PM
I think GWB really does resent that a pogram he put into place is being maligned.
 
2013-07-01 04:19:06 PM
Cheney helped first, defending the NSA as soon as the scandal started brewing. This shiat isn't new. It's been ongoing for years and is a general government problem instead of a political party problem.

/both sides are bad
//radda-radda
///vote Kodos
 
2013-07-01 04:19:54 PM
Hey, Dubya, will you say that REALLY LOUD so everyone on Fox News can hear that?
 
2013-07-01 04:22:47 PM
This cannot be true.  I have been repeated infromed that all gubmint spyin and do-wrongin is solely the fault of the HNIC.  Never, ever, a good god fearin 'publican.

So, this is yet more lefty lies,

whar prismghazi whar?
 
2013-07-01 04:23:02 PM

Somacandra: Well, that's nice. I mean really, that's a pretty cool thing. Its hard to argue with this. If he had been doing this during his Presidency when confronted with hard questions, he could say "Man, I'm already renovating this health clinic. Are you really gonna send a guy down while he's making the world a better place? Now watch this hammering. "


I doubt he's doing that much work. We know how he gets if his hands come into contact with those people.

www.mediaite.com
 
2013-07-01 04:24:44 PM
Honestly, I expect Republicans to blame everything on Obama, even the shiat that they're responsible for.  The ones that really need reminding of this is the damn Paultards and faux Libertarians that biatch daily about their guns and the NSA, and act like Obama came up with this shiat last month.
 
2013-07-01 04:25:02 PM

EyeballKid: Hey, Dubya, will you say that REALLY LOUD so everyone on Fox News can hear that?


FOX is just going to argue that it was good when Bush made it but Obama either corrupted it/gave it too much power/put bad people in PRISM positions and that voting Republican will wipe the slate clean.
 
2013-07-01 04:25:58 PM

tallguywithglasseson: Cheney, on the other hand...
Honestly, as much as I still disagreed with Bush on a host of issues, SCOTUS appointments being the most important, his second term was far better than the first, even with Katrina and Brownie and everything. Mostly because he gave Cheney far less influence.


Yeah, but look at his appointees.  Harriet Meyers?  No doubt that was solely because he knew her and had worked with her for years.  He was rewarded a personal friend, not advancing her based on merit.  The others?  There's little doubt in my mind those were the people his advisers/party/puppet masters told him to pick.

I never really considered Bush to be malicious in his actions.  Just incompetently naive.
 
2013-07-01 04:33:06 PM
Does this mean all of the liberals defending the programme now hate it? Or will Republicons change their tune to support it now that they know Obama didn't create it?  Or will both sides continue to piss and moan until something more exciting pops up and then nothing will change and the programme will go right back to its secret, ever-increasing scope?  All this and more on this week's episode of "American Political Theatre".
 
2013-07-01 04:34:32 PM

WizardofToast: EyeballKid: Hey, Dubya, will you say that REALLY LOUD so everyone on Fox News can hear that?

FOX is just going to argue that it was good when Bush made it but Obama either corrupted it/gave it too much power/put bad people in PRISM positions and that voting Republican will wipe the slate clean.


I'm sure all the Republicans who run in the 2016 presidential primaries will outline their plans to get rid of PRISM.  You know, for freedom.

/Seriously though, regardless of who started it, can we talk about stopping it now?
//'Cause we can all agree that allowing the NSA to monitor our use of the web is a very bad++++++++++++CARRIER LOST++++++++++++++
 
2013-07-01 04:34:35 PM
Things have come full circle people.

Even bush is using the "but...but... bush"

And a decent ex-president? I guess if staying out of the public eye and not bringing even more shame to the GOP and America is considered decent then yes, I guess he is.

Suprised he is even out of the country.
Would be so happy if someone snatched him and delivered him to The Hague. Then history might judge him fairly.
 
2013-07-01 04:34:44 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-07-01 04:37:00 PM

Shaggy_C: Does this mean all of the liberals defending the programme now hate it? Or will Republicons change their tune to support it now that they know Obama didn't create it?  Or will both sides continue to piss and moan until something more exciting pops up and then nothing will change and the programme will go right back to its secret, ever-increasing scope?  All this and more on this week's episode of "American Political Theatre".


lolbot.net
 
2013-07-01 04:38:12 PM

Satanic_Hamster: Yeah, but look at his appointees. Harriet Meyers?


Yeah, I mentioned SCOTUS appointees as the most important issue on which I disagreed with him. There's a whole host of other things, US Attorney firings, etc., where I thought he was doing a pretty bad job.
Just better than the first term, is all.
 
2013-07-01 04:40:44 PM
For the record, Obama's still to blame for not ending it.
 
2013-07-01 04:40:46 PM

make me some tea: I guess the Bush supporters in the 2000s were asleep when all of this went down?


No one who supported Bush in the 2000s will admit to it now.
 
2013-07-01 04:42:42 PM
I have got to respect Bush for sticking by his guns.

I also have lost respect for Obama, because it turns out he didn't change things as he promised to do when I voted for him in 2008.

Having said that I do not regret voting him in in 08 and 12, he was still better than the alternatives who didn't even pretend to care about my personal freedom.
 
2013-07-01 04:43:46 PM
Dubya says he cared about civil liberties, so it must be true. Nothing to worry about.
 
2013-07-01 04:44:29 PM

imontheinternet: Shaggy_C: Does this mean all of the liberals defending the programme now hate it? Or will Republicons change their tune to support it now that they know Obama didn't create it?  Or will both sides continue to piss and moan until something more exciting pops up and then nothing will change and the programme will go right back to its secret, ever-increasing scope?  All this and more on this week's episode of "American Political Theatre".

[lolbot.net image 400x512]


Hey, that's my line.
 
2013-07-01 04:45:05 PM

ELKAY: I have got to respect Bush for sticking by his guns.

I also have lost respect for Obama, because it turns out he didn't change things as he promised to do when I voted for him in 2008.

Having said that I do not regret voting him in in 08 and 12, he was still better than the alternatives who didn't even pretend to care about my personal freedom.


He doesn't beat me nearly as hard as my ex, or those other guys who proposed to me.
 
2013-07-01 04:46:14 PM

tallguywithglasseson: Satanic_Hamster: Yeah, but look at his appointees. Harriet Meyers?

Yeah, I mentioned SCOTUS appointees as the most important issue on which I disagreed with him. There's a whole host of other things, US Attorney firings, etc., where I thought he was doing a pretty bad job.
Just better than the first term, is all.


Yeah, but again with the US Attorney firings; how much of that was a Bush directive or his evil underlings that he surrounded himself with doing whatever the fark they wanted, aka Rove and Cheney?

I've always wondered if Bush just didn't realize how evil they were or if he didn't care.
 
2013-07-01 04:47:35 PM

Mithiwithi: For the record, Obama's still to blame for not ending it.


It depends how it was put in place. It could have been put in place via congressional secret budget appropriations. If that is the case it would have been almost impossible for Obama to stop it.
 
2013-07-01 04:47:39 PM
thurstonxhowell:

make me some tea: I guess the Bush supporters in the 2000s were asleep when all of this went down?

No one who supported Bush in the 2000s will admit to it now.


I'm pretty sure I was the guy who coined "Fark IndependentTM" on Fark back in the day. I've noticed that no one over on Freep ever voted for GWB either.
 
2013-07-01 04:49:28 PM

Cletus C.: ELKAY: I have got to respect Bush for sticking by his guns.

I also have lost respect for Obama, because it turns out he didn't change things as he promised to do when I voted for him in 2008.

Having said that I do not regret voting him in in 08 and 12, he was still better than the alternatives who didn't even pretend to care about my personal freedom.

He doesn't beat me nearly as hard as my ex, or those other guys who proposed to me.


So vote Republican?
 
2013-07-01 04:51:18 PM

ELKAY: I also have lost respect for Obama, because it turns out he didn't change things as he promised to do when I voted for him in 2008.


You voted for a president, not a king -- what do you think he could do unilaterally? Write new laws bypassing a hostile obstructionist GOP-controlled legislature?

Just what were your expectations?
 
2013-07-01 04:52:16 PM

BunkoSquad: You guys don't get it. Bush was a failure, so the Republican Party has decided they had nothing to do with him. Trying to shame them, or even remind them, of their role in his Presidency doesn't work, because they are amoral sociopaths who won't even admit they once held a completely opposite opinion. Trying to apply consistency and logic to the modern GOP is like trying to debate a Pop-Tart.


So what you're saying is... I can just eat Republicans?

Hello, game-changer.
 
2013-07-01 04:53:39 PM

Satanic_Hamster: tallguywithglasseson: Satanic_Hamster: Yeah, but look at his appointees. Harriet Meyers?

Yeah, I mentioned SCOTUS appointees as the most important issue on which I disagreed with him. There's a whole host of other things, US Attorney firings, etc., where I thought he was doing a pretty bad job.
Just better than the first term, is all.

Yeah, but again with the US Attorney firings; how much of that was a Bush directive or his evil underlings that he surrounded himself with doing whatever the fark they wanted, aka Rove and Cheney?

I've always wondered if Bush just didn't realize how evil they were or if he didn't care.


Cheney didn't tell him.
 
2013-07-01 04:54:01 PM

Shaggy_C: Does this mean all of the liberals defending the programme now hate it? Or will Republicons change their tune to support it now that they know Obama didn't create it?  Or will both sides continue to piss and moan until something more exciting pops up and then nothing will change and the programme will go right back to its secret, ever-increasing scope?  All this and more on this week's episode of "American Political Theatre".


There are no liberals "defending" it. There are "liberals" (that's people in the reality-based community) who say, "Y'all just now noticed it, we complained about it for years, it ain't even secret and you only care now, because why? Because the President is a ni*BONG*?
 
2013-07-01 04:54:47 PM

Mithiwithi: For the record, Obama's still to blame for not ending it.


Doesn't Congress have to pass laws to end it?

Not that they do that much anymore.
 
2013-07-01 04:55:42 PM

Satanic_Hamster: I never really considered Bush to be malicious in his actions.  Just incompetently naive.


Must puppets are.
 
2013-07-01 04:55:52 PM

Corvus: Mithiwithi: For the record, Obama's still to blame for not ending it.

It depends how it was put in place. It could have been put in place via congressional secret budget appropriations. If that is the case it would have been almost impossible for Obama to stop it.


To pile on - this is, in my view, exactly why the GOP in Congress are the massive pile of steaming crap that they are. They refuse to work with the President on anything and are thus forcing him to continue policies they could otherwise help end (and win recognition from 'small government' types).

Their power struggle against the Executive Branch is strange in that they gave the office of President the powers they are upset about, now. WORK WITH THE MAN to end it, please, GOP.
 
2013-07-01 04:56:54 PM
Cue Conservative indignation over security costs of former President traveling overseas in 3....2.....
 
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