Quote of the day

posted at 9:00 pm on November 28, 2008 by Allahpundit

“I would like to be a person remembered as a person who, first and foremost, did not sell his soul in order to accommodate the political process. I came to Washington with a set of values, and I’m leaving with the same set of values. And I darn sure wasn’t going to sacrifice those values.”

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I’m sorry my friend, but Dumbya himself said he regretted the Mission Accomplished banner just last week, saying, “It conveyed the wrong message.”

benny shakar on November 28, 2008 at 11:23 PM

Indeed, it conveyed the wrong message because it was taken out of context. Not so much at the time but later by scalawags who wanted to take it out of context. Elementary.

semloh on November 28, 2008 at 11:29 PM

Say ol Benny ,, you don’t know much about history but if you look back at a couple of presidents such as Abe Lincoln you would know he was pretty well hated. He of course was hated by the south and when the war dragged on he was hated by people in the yankee states. Lincoln nearly didn’t get the nomination in 64 because of his unpopularity and he could have easily lost the general election to McCellen who would have cut and run and let the south go and have their slavery. I am not saying Bush is lincoln in anyway but somtimes history bears people out better then their contempoaries. Another more recent case is Harry Truman who also stuck by his guns. He was very unpopular when he left office and he made some unpopular decisions, the tactics of the Korean war and the firing of McArthur. Now, HST is considered one of the better presidents. By the way Benny back in 04 Kerry never let us know what his “plan for Iraq” was and to this day I still don’t know what Kerry’s plan was. GWB made a lot of mistakes and he the Mission Sccomplished thing is a very minor thing because your Saddam isn’t coming back.

garydt on November 28, 2008 at 11:31 PM

Why do y’all feed Benny? He adds so little.

I want libs to comment here. That way I can know what they’re thinking feeling without going to their awful sites.

jgapinoy on November 28, 2008 at 11:37 PM

It conveyed the wrong message.”

benny shakar on November 28, 2008 at 11:23 PM

Exactly what I posted; the ship’s mission was accomplished but not the country’s. This is why I try not to play kick the can with you. You are a prime example of a kool-aid drinker.

thomasaur on November 28, 2008 at 11:38 PM

Why do y’all feed Benny? He adds so little.

I want libs to comment here. That way I can know what they’re thinking feeling without going to their awful sites.

jgapinoy on November 28, 2008 at 11:37 PM

Nah, we conservatives know what they’re thinking before they do. It’s just fun to watch them hiss and sputter.

ddrintn on November 28, 2008 at 11:40 PM

Exactly what I posted; the ship’s mission was accomplished but not the country’s. This is why I try not to play kick the can with you. You are a prime example of a kool-aid drinker
thomasaur on November 28, 2008 at 11:38 PM

…and yet Dumbya felt compelled to mention it as a major regret.

Makes your head hurt, doesn’t it?

benny shakar on November 28, 2008 at 11:41 PM

Benny, the people on this site are much older than you and can stay up later. It’s time for beddy. Your father and I are getting angry, now high tail it up to bed! I left your blue bunny footy jammies on the night stand with a glass of your favorite…warm ovaltine. Now say good bye to your little friends here and hot the road.

katy on November 28, 2008 at 11:44 PM

Come on Benny did you hate Truman and Lincoln too???? You not man enough to comment on HST or Truman and I know you don’t know Kerry’s plan either because Ive asked lots of demos and none of them had an answer either.

garydt on November 28, 2008 at 11:48 PM

Makes your head hurt, doesn’t it?

benny shakar on November 28, 2008 at 11:41 PM

What reading and comprehension grade level are you at so we can make this easier for you and less frustrating for us?

thomasaur on November 28, 2008 at 11:51 PM

Thank You President Bush.

Destiny called and you stood fast.

Unlike other fair weather patriots, I never doubted you for one minute.

I’ll be eternally grateful for your diligence in keeping our country safe.

I look forward to having you back home.

1 of 300,000,000

Texas Gal on November 28, 2008 at 11:51 PM

Oh, and President William Jefferson Clinton left office with a 65% approval rating. Just sayin’.

That tells you a lot about the populace of this country.

rplat on November 28, 2008 at 11:52 PM

thomasaur on November 28, 2008 at 11:51 PM

Go easy on the little guy. We had him in special ed for years and he’s very sensitive. He is trying his best…

katy on November 28, 2008 at 11:53 PM

In my last thread I meant to say HST and Lincoln. Sorry about that and still Benny has not given the Kerry plan. One reason Kerry lost.

garydt on November 28, 2008 at 11:53 PM

I’ve disagreed with him on spending, entitlements, and immigration, but he has kept this country safe for eight long years, has appointed conservative judges, passed tax cuts that made our economy roar during most of his presidency, and was a pro-life president.

Not perfect, but not awful. I’ll miss his kind heart and good will. I’ll never forget how he kept 300,000,000 of us safe.

Thank you

blatantblue on November 28, 2008 at 11:55 PM

Nonetheless, he has comported himself with dignity and composure in the face of a choir of baboons, and won the first great victory over the forces of Islam in 1000 years.

Clearly history isn’t your métier.

aengus on November 28, 2008 at 11:57 PM

Our President, George W. Bush, will be remembered kindly by history. He protected our country from the insane islamic jihadist in spite of the cowardly democrap appeasers.

May God Bless President Bush and his family.

Zorro on November 28, 2008 at 11:58 PM

Nonetheless, he has comported himself with dignity and composure in the face of a choir of baboons, and won the first great victory over the forces of Islam in 1000 years.

No! No! No! That’s all wrong. I won a great victory over the forces that hijacked the Great Religion of Peace, Islam.
- George W. Bush

MB4 on November 29, 2008 at 12:06 AM

You know, McCain-Feingold, the calling for and creating more and larger programs (and subsequently larger bureacracies), signing in gross (and groce) spending increases…were all going to be my kneejerk retort to his values point. But upon further and careful reflection, I’m not so sure this would be fair or accurate. Or to the point, it may not prove any relevance to one’s values when his oft cited values seem to be irrelevant to my above said kneejerks.

Obviously, a conservative (as a whole)-he is not. It now is apparent that my values were at odds with the above as I am a conservative. My mistake; not his.

However, where I beleive common values were met; I am satisfied with the results. Consider the number one mandate of our executive and C-in-C in protecting our country. A+ in my opinion. Even at the expense of his critics de la perputuity. Steadfast resolve in fulfilling this obligation cannot be denied from anyone who analyzes with any amount of intellectual honesty.

And as a proponent of liberty for all peoples (used to be a very Liberal and Wilsonian position) he is one of few historical figures who made a significant change in the world in a positive light. And on this point alone, I wonder exactly how his determination in the task of offering a better, freer, safer path for those less fortunate than his own country at the expense of our own blood and treasure are to be reasonably considered marks against him. Thisabsolutely this, is consistent with our original ideals and put into practice since at least Monroe-and in theory since our founding documents. Sorry isolationists, you lose yet again on this front (among many).

Approximately 50 million people freed as a direct policy result is a wonderful highlight to any one man’s resume.

For these differences you made with your eternal convictions as an honest, decent, and humble man; the world owes you a debt of grattitude not since the likes of Ronald Reagan, Thatcher, and Pope John Paul II.

Thank you Mr. President. You have made your mark on bettering the world congruent with our Founding principles. May your family and yourself live and be well. Just like your legacy will.

anuts on November 29, 2008 at 12:07 AM

History will vindicate Bush’s legacy despite the medias position to paint Bush as unpopular with Americans.

But it’s not the President’s job to be popular. It to defend the country and the American people. Additionally, my opinion is the only opinion that counts because I am always right. You, like everyone else, can disagree, that is your right.

Benny, you should realize that congress popularity is less than Bush’s. That’s a collective rather than a singularity.

Overall, I give Bush an A- grade. I didn’t agree with everything he did especially on immigration. However, taxes, the war, national security, the economy, 911 and so much more was a job well done. Unlike Clinton who made the presidency a popularity contest as well as a massage parlor, Bush kept true to his values and morals.

Kini on November 29, 2008 at 12:09 AM

Well, those twins of his did raise awareness on the evils of underage drinking.

benny shakar on November 29, 2008 at 12:12 AM

I think that Bush, like Truman, will be remembered very fondly in history. Obama will make sure that we long for the good ol’ days under Bush.

Mojave Mark on November 29, 2008 at 12:15 AM

What the matter Benny? Milk and cookies keeping you up at night?

This is about Bush’s legecy, not about his family.

Kini on November 29, 2008 at 12:19 AM

Gawd Benny, you are a child.

His daughters have turned out to be wonderful women. Jenna has devoted her life to working in poverty striken areas of the globe teaching children and wrote a wonderful inspiring book about one young girl she mentored and helped.
You are sad, you are ignorant. Read and learn.

katy on November 29, 2008 at 12:20 AM

I have read through most of the posts……… and I can agree and disagree with many. For what it’s worth, my $0.02…

President George W. Bush, Thank You! Thank you for being an adult when we needed one……..

When you came to office, the White House was a symbol of the Clinton years,………. graft, abuse of power, and sexual exploitations…….. You never made a big stink about all the pornography on Air Force One, nor all of the items stolen out of the Peoples House. You were a better man than that, so much so, you left thousands of Clinton bureaucrats in the State Department, CIA, FBI, etc, that in the long run, hurt you, but no one could see what was coming. No one but those that put in place the wall, to keep the American people to see what was to come…..

After you first election, it was Al Gore that petitioned for the recount in selected precincts in Florida, not a full recount, as required by law, and it was the Supreme Court that finally said “STOP” to all the shinaganiss that were going on……….

You gave us the Tax cuts that we needed, but in trying to work with the other side, you didn’t really realize how Ted Kennedy and the like would use you and your administration to no end for their political power………..

The “War Against Terrorism” was the right thing to do, we had a Mad Man sitting on Trillions of Dollars of Oil, and countries that blatantly broke the “UN – “Food for Oil” program who woke up everyday with one purpose, one purpose only…………. “.. how do we defeat the United States of America?”

You knew that, but you were faced with the MSM, members of the Democratic House and Senate, that did everything to the point of Treason to fight you…………… only for political power.

You trusted your Commanders on the ground, and when it was time, you changed tactics……… and the war was won.

But behind the scenes, behind the cameras, you met with more military families who lost loved ones that any President combined………. your tears were private, and your love for the families real….

None the less, we knew of the MSM bias, but you took it in the face, and it didn’t help when you went against your base to not secure the borders outright, or defend Ramos and Campion………

God Bless You President George W. Bush, may you get the rest and piece you deserve……………. a grateful country Thanks You!

Seven Percent Solution on November 29, 2008 at 12:20 AM

Amen.

rlwo2008 on November 29, 2008 at 12:23 AM

But it’s not the President’s job to be popular. It to defend the country and the American people.

Kini on November 29, 2008 at 12:09 AM

Well, of course. And I understand your reasoning (and others) for pointing out the obvious. Popularity contests are for high school on down to elementary school clique determinations.

You see, Benny (son-may I call you son?) in the adult world of governing, responsibilities well beyond high school level, and doing your job effectively; popularity has about as much relevance as favorite music, colors, and movie stars. Something you may learn as you move out of the adolescent and pre-teen years. But don’t worry my son, although you can’t possibly understand this now; when some adult like responsibilities come your way-you might begin to understand. I’m holding out for ya, kiddo. And I will follow your progress on these threads and monitor your progress into your transition into the adult world.

Consider it a big brother, mentorship campaign on my part.

anuts on November 29, 2008 at 12:26 AM

Oh, how much I will miss him. On my former birthday, and in it’s aftermath I will never forget this formidable man with a bullhorn at ground zero. May our good Lord bless and keep him and Mrs. Bush.

It’s so hard to type thru tears. Seven years of safety, that is indeed his legacy. Thank you, Mr. President for becoming THE great man of our history.

YankeeinCA on November 29, 2008 at 12:27 AM

Seven Percent Solution on November 29, 2008 at 12:20 AM

Awesomely said!!!

joeswampy on November 29, 2008 at 12:28 AM

Seven Percent Solution on November 29, 2008 at 12:20 AM

Right on….

DL13 on November 29, 2008 at 12:29 AM

The next administration is going to struggle to reach the bar that Bush has set.

Already we see Obama surrounding himself with mediocrity and corruption of the Clinton/Carter administration. Talk about a set up for failure.

Kini on November 29, 2008 at 12:42 AM

Twins?????? What about the evils of not having solutions instead of harping on other’s faults? Are you a fan of Saddam, and other dictators and why do you choose not to have solutions but only finding fault? Remember contempories are not often useful judges of men.

garydt on November 29, 2008 at 12:50 AM

Me thinks Benny is just getting excited over the possible
revision of the “Bubba years” in new.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/huffpost/20081123/cm_huffpost/145788?m

Piss off Benny.

Texyank on November 29, 2008 at 1:01 AM

Seven Per Cent –

Beautiful. Me too.

warbaby on November 29, 2008 at 1:01 AM

Thank-You President Bush.
Thank You for stepping up to the plate of freedom.

As for the liberal fools, give it 6 months before they (secretly) long for his return.

How sad it must be to live in a liberal world where only MSM fuels your lack of intelligence.

P.S How’s that hussein birth certificate working out for ya?

christene on November 29, 2008 at 1:01 AM

I want libs to comment here. That way I can know what they’re thinking feeling without going to their awful sites.

Ok, I will chime in when called upon. Worst President EVAR Hows that?
Go back to Crawford and start drinking Jack Daniels again.
OH and by the way, 9-11 happened on his watch when he was using the white paper on Al-Qaeda as a drink coaster. Go read “My Pet Goat” you useless loser and let a real man and real leader find and kill bin Laden. President-elect Barrack OBAMA!

jim_collins on November 29, 2008 at 1:13 AM

Bush did what Clinton wouldn’t do — fought back when we were attacked.

Clinton ignored the first WTC attack, Kobar Towers and the USS Cole. No wonder Al Qaeda had a banner recruiting decade in the 1990′s.

And, by the way, anyone who thinks Bin Laden is still alive hasn’t been paying attention.

Pythagoras on November 29, 2008 at 1:17 AM

jim_collins on November 29, 2008 at 1:13 AM

Was that intended to be irony, or are you really that cliche-ridden?

warbaby on November 29, 2008 at 1:17 AM

May God Bless President Bush and his wife, Laura. I thank President Bush for keeping our nation safe these past years of his Administration, and for surviving the monstrous insanity of the Democratic Congressional majority of the last few years. For these things alone, the man is more than worthy of a sound legacy and fond regard.

Same goes for V.P. Dick Cheney, by the way.

S on November 29, 2008 at 1:19 AM

As I’ve written before, I’ll write again:

On 09/12/01, I was very, very glad that President Bush and V.P. Cheney were in the White House.

S on November 29, 2008 at 1:21 AM

God Bless You President George W. Bush, may you get the rest and piece you deserve……………. a grateful country Thanks You!

Seven Percent Solution on November 29, 2008 at 12:20 AM

Very well said.

S on November 29, 2008 at 1:22 AM

jim_collins on November 29, 2008 at 1:13 AM

Finally we get to hear from the President of the Boosh Derangement Fan Club.

Go follow your man-child president. Let the tears well up in your eyes as the fake prospect of hope and change hits the real world of reality.

Reality Bites sucka and chumps like you deserve what you get.

Kini on November 29, 2008 at 1:25 AM

Unlike Clinton who made the presidency a popularity contest as well as a massage parlor, Bush kept true to his values and morals.

Kini on November 29, 2008 at 12:09 AM

If you think about Clinton kept to his morals and values also.

Johan Klaus on November 29, 2008 at 1:25 AM

And, by the way, anyone who thinks Bin Laden is still alive hasn’t been paying attention.

Pythagoras on November 29, 2008 at 1:17 AM

Bin Laden has been dead for years.

Johan Klaus on November 29, 2008 at 1:28 AM

If you think about Clinton kept to his morals and values also.

Johan Klaus on November 29, 2008 at 1:25 AM

You know, I forgot to mention the Clinton death toll.

I wonder when the Obama body count starts.

Kini on November 29, 2008 at 1:35 AM

Bin Laden has been dead for years.

YEEHAW!

S on November 29, 2008 at 1:37 AM

I wonder when the Obama body count starts.

Kini on November 29, 2008 at 1:35 AM

WalMart, Long Island, November 28, 2008, added to the O-List.

S on November 29, 2008 at 1:38 AM

KINI?????? It was easy for Clinton because he put the terrorist problem on the back burner. If Bush was so bad ,,, please, please let me know what was Kerry’s plan because Ive been begging for four years from democrats on what was Kerry’s plan. No democrat, independent or gop can tell me what Kerrys plan was and this was one of the reasons Kerry lost

garydt on November 29, 2008 at 1:39 AM

As for the liberal fools late-night comedians, give it 6 months a week before they (secretly) long for his return.
christene on November 29, 2008 at 1:01 AM

Fixed that for ya, my friend.

benny shakar on November 29, 2008 at 1:41 AM

As I’ve written before, I’ll write again:
On 09/12/01, I was very, very glad that President Bush and V.P. Cheney were in the White House.

Actually they weren’t. Bush was in a plane flying anywhere except DC desperately looking for Clinton’s Al-Quaeda memo warning of the attack and Cheney was in his underground-bunker-undisclosed-location.

jim_collins on November 29, 2008 at 1:42 AM

Bush did a good job on terror. He acted decisively after 911 and his spontaneous remarks at ground zero stand in history. He walked a line between oil dependence and letting the world know there is a line that cannot be crossed regardless of oil dependence.

Much of the weakening of our anti-terror activities comes from the left, suppressing the use of profiling and creating the Department of Homeland Security mess as part of the bargain to change the system. Bush and the left both stalled on letting guns be used by pilots which was a mistake

On the other hand, Bush did America no good by selectively ignoring the law on immigration and border control, flooding our nation to the point that millions of citizens were pushed out of jobs, wages were depressed by the competition, and businesses were forced to move to illegal employees to compete with those already breaking the law. Ultimately he facilitated Motor Voter laws and corrupted our electoral process with people, who may be ‘good people’ to him, but who are not promarily in love with this nation

He managed to make non citizens the major swing vote so politicians now ignore citizens to facilitate an even greater flood of non citizens.

At the same time Bush called American citizens who dared document and record the illegal behaviour at the border ‘Vigilantes’ when in fact Bush and his Congressinal cohorts were the Vigilantes, taking the law into their own hands without the consent of the governed

Bush played God on this one and diminished the greatest and most cherished power held by the american citizen – his precious vote. He, much more than Clinton, debased the meaning of rule of law. That part of his legacy is shameful and it will not go away.

Eventually it will be seen as a turning point in American politics. Either the lawlessness in the highest offices will increase by his example and we will slide into end stage empire, or there will be a sharp turn back to legitimacy in a reform movement. It is a shame he was a Bible touting fellow because he carries a burden of betrayal of the Good Book values

entagor on November 29, 2008 at 1:44 AM

Well, George, come on home to Texas. Beer, BBQ, and a bunch of well wishes and thank yous await.

Limerick on November 29, 2008 at 1:45 AM

WalMart, Long Island, November 28, 2008, added to the O-List.
S on November 29, 2008 at 1:38 AM

President-elect Obama won’t be sworn in for 2 months, and yet in your minds he’s already responsible for hockey moms and joe sixpacks grubbing for cheap plastic crap made in China.

An informed electorate is the downfall of the GOP.

benny shakar on November 29, 2008 at 1:46 AM

garydt on November 29, 2008 at 1:39 AM

Kerry, like Clinton, was so concerned about his public image abroad that he forgot it was the people here at home that the job was about. In essence, Kerry had no plan and like Obama he just wanted people to like him. That’s why he wants to sit down and talk with our enemies. With a big hearty slap on the back all will be forgiven and people will love us again.

Rubbish.

And with a desperate sense of irony jim_collins again demonstrates a lacking of ordinary quickness and keenness of mind.

Kini on November 29, 2008 at 1:56 AM

Ah hell bernard, why not blame him. You idiots are trying to give the zer0 credit for the last few days of the stock market rise.

UT Cowboy on November 29, 2008 at 1:57 AM

An informed electorate is the downfall of the GOP.

benny shakar on November 29, 2008 at 1:46 AM

He does represent the Office of the President Elect.

Kini on November 29, 2008 at 1:59 AM

He, much more than Clinton, debased the meaning of rule of law.

entagor on November 29, 2008 at 1:44 AM

Care to provide some examples of Bush’s lawlessness.

I mean, the demorats have been trying desperately for 8 years to pin anything on Bush. They even held mock impeachment hearings.

So where’s the beef?

Kini on November 29, 2008 at 2:06 AM

He does represent the Office of the President Elect.

Kini on November 29, 2008 at 1:59 AM

………. if there ever was such a thing. The idiot has so much hubris that his staff can’t pull their own asses out of their own butts to see what a fool he is by even saying such a statement.

Not to you Kini, but to all the trolls, can you name one power that ………… “Mr. Obama, the President Elect, the Office of….” actually has other than wait in the greeting room before he is sworn in?

He doesn’t even realize what an absolute fool he has been out to be by his handlers………….. and that doesn’t even count the dinner plates and coins that are starting to pop on TV.

…………… What an AS#-CLOWN. I pray for this country, and for the ignorance that has brought us to this place.

Seven Percent Solution on November 29, 2008 at 2:07 AM

My God…………… one last look at the caption picture, compared to the man that took office only a short eight years ago….

……….. no one, NO ONE, can not say that this man, President George W. Bush gave everything to the office, including his soul……….

Heaven heal you, President Bush, but may he grant you a field full of Grand Children before you get there………

………….. I, my family, along with millions, Thank You!

Seven Percent Solution on November 29, 2008 at 2:16 AM

He doesn’t even realize what an absolute fool he has been out to be by his handlers………….. and that doesn’t even count the dinner plates and coins that are starting to pop on TV.

Seven Percent Solution on November 29, 2008 at 2:07 AM

Hubris indeed. Without a doubt Obama sets the bar higher each time he holds these press conferences and media addresses before his inauguration. He’s setting himself up for failure.

If his handlers are this inept to give him a clue, then what we are seeing is a pissing contest of egos. The pick of Joe Biden as veep validates that conclusion.

Welcome to the age of Obama where individual achievement will be at the expense of the American people.

Kini on November 29, 2008 at 2:19 AM

Welcome to the age of Obama where individual achievement will be at the expense of the American people.

Kini on November 29, 2008 at 2:19 AM

“The game was designed to show the futility of individual effort.” – Bartholomew/Rollerball

Now we just need a Jonathan E.

Any volunteers?

Limerick on November 29, 2008 at 2:27 AM

I, my family, along with millions, Thank You!

Seven Percent Solution on November 29, 2008 at 2:16 AM

As do I, and well said.

Yes, the man grayed fast, but held a higher ground.
Above all else, he is to be admired.

Bush’s detractors, are cowards. I’ve never seen such vial hatred for any once person as Bush has received. Whereas, Bush during this transition has been more than gracious. Something the Clinton administration didn’t afford him.

Osama, and his terrorist clan are not a people, they are diseases.

Kini on November 29, 2008 at 2:28 AM

Welcome to the age of Obama where individual achievement will be at the expense of the American people.

Kini on November 29, 2008 at 2:19 AM

+ 10…………

Seven Percent Solution on November 29, 2008 at 2:29 AM

An informed electorate is the downfall of the GOP.

benny shakar on November 29, 2008 at 1:46 AM

Awwww,little beta boy benny is here to do his best impersonation of John Stewart,you know,making stupid a$$ idiotic comments and thinking they are somehow a substitute for knowledge.

Notice how beta boy and his friend collins can’t refute or back up any of their drivel with any facts.
Collins keeps yammering about the “al-qaeda”document that has already been shown to be a retread of intelligence that
was given out in the Clinton administration.Your democratic heroes and Republicans found no actionable intelligence in this memo(check the 9/11 commission hearings liberal),only un-specified warnings of which they receive thousands of on a daily basis.

What did your liberal heroes do with their warnings?

You know,your liberal hero who had more than 8 chances to kill Osama and allowed al-qaeda to grow to enormous strength while he ran around playing the sax.

Bush has kept this country safe,defeated one of the worst genocidal dictators/and the Taliban freeing over 50 million people,defeated al-qaeda in the central front of the war on terror,sending them running back to the hills of Pakistan where your chicken hawk leader Obama wants to invade.
All the pissing and moaning you liberals have done about torture,secret prisons,immediate withdrawal from Iraq,war for profit,is getting thrown back in your idiot face by Obama’s team keeping on the same people and policies.

HOW’S THAT IMPEACHMENT GOING GENIUS?

Baxter Greene on November 29, 2008 at 2:32 AM

Any volunteers?

Limerick on November 29, 2008 at 2:27 AM

Heh!

Does he… ah… Does he dream?

Kini on November 29, 2008 at 2:32 AM

My God…………… one last look at the caption picture, compared to the man that took office only a short eight years ago….
Seven Percent Solution on November 29, 2008 at 2:16 AM

Pretzelgate really tool a toll on that poor man.

benny shakar on November 29, 2008 at 2:33 AM

Sorry George, but – at best – you will be remembered as the most unpopular President in U.S. history.

benny shakar on November 28, 2008 at 9:13 PM

More BS from b.s.

Most unpopular president in US history: Lincoln

So much for measuring presidents by their popularity.

theregoestheneighborhood on November 29, 2008 at 2:34 AM

Pretzelgate really tool a toll on that poor man.

benny shakar on November 29, 2008 at 2:33 AM

…….. Let me guess benny shakar, during your working day, you have to say….

“Do you want fries with that?”

Please keep posting here, it makes me laugh in the face of waht is to become………..

Seven Percent Solution on November 29, 2008 at 2:37 AM

Sorry………. “what” is to become…….

Seven Percent Solution on November 29, 2008 at 2:38 AM

President Bush has my respect even if I did not like some of his domestic policies. god bless GWB!

Dawnsblood on November 29, 2008 at 2:38 AM

Pretzelgate really tool a toll on that poor man.

benny shakar on November 29, 2008 at 2:33 AM

I remember my first beer….

Still grasping, eh Benny boy? What a clever little, little man.

Kini on November 29, 2008 at 2:40 AM

Kini on November 29, 2008 at 2:32 AM

+100 (Thank God! I thought I was the only one who watched the movie.)

Limerick on November 29, 2008 at 2:44 AM

So much for measuring presidents by their popularity.

theregoestheneighborhood on November 29, 2008 at 2:34 AM

It hard for someone like benny to grasp history from a historical point.

Or taking comfort from his faith in Obama, … he clings to video games or hatred of Bush or antipathy to people who aren’t liberal like him.

Kini on November 29, 2008 at 2:45 AM

I love Bush.
Great president, or greatest president?

YoungAmerican on November 29, 2008 at 2:49 AM

Limerick on November 29, 2008 at 2:44 AM

Showing my age and experience….. something a little troll like benny cannot appreciate or comprehend.

^˛^

Kini on November 29, 2008 at 2:51 AM

Well, George, come on home to Texas. Beer Iced Tea, BBQ, and a bunch of well wishes and thank yous await.

Limerick on November 29, 2008 at 1:45 AM

FTFY, Lim. And God bless GW for knowing who he is and what he values, and rejecting Washington, D.C. throughout his tumultuous Presidency. His belief system is closer to mine than any President I have voted for.

Jaibones on November 29, 2008 at 2:59 AM

Mr. President: God bless you and keep you and your family safe. After all, you deserve that because you have kept us safe. I have been proud to be an American under your watch. I have been proud that you are/were my President.

HawaiiLwyr on November 29, 2008 at 3:09 AM

Mr. Bush is an honest and principled man who did what he thought was best. As a leader, as a warrior, as a knowledge seeker of the enemy, he was something less than adequate. Originally he was the front man of a party of preemptive pragmatists that soon collapsed from hubris and the parallel plans of a dark culture older than dirt. He thought he had an in with Islam via the family Saudi connections and he was right. They have helped him make his decisions about Islam all along. This would be good if Saudi Arabia was an Allie rather than the prime financier of evil and the enemy of mankind.

Under Clinton, America sat mute with a blindfold and pretended evil did not exist. Under Bush, America stood up and hammered at the perceived enemy. However America still has a blindfold on and is flailing about haphazardly and without strategic effect on the enemy. But at least Bush has us up and punching even if it is blindly at shadows. If some one comes along to lead us in the next decade who knows the nature of the enemy then there might be reason to rejoice. But right now we are still sleep walking.

BL@KBIRD on November 29, 2008 at 3:10 AM

Pretzelgate really tool a toll on that poor man.

benny shakar on November 29, 2008 at 2:33 AM

…….. Let me guess benny shakar, during your working day, you have to say….

“Do you want fries with that?”

Please keep posting here, it makes me laugh in the face of waht is to become………..

Seven Percent Solution on November 29, 2008 at 2:37 AM

Beta boy benny must get really exhausted running upstairs from the basement to ask his mother to put down the bottle of MD 20/20 and help him with his pathetic ramblings.

What do you expect from a mental midget that voted for a failed community organizer who wants to be President of all
“57″ states of America.

Baxter Greene on November 29, 2008 at 3:13 AM

benny shakar on November 29, 2008 at 2:33 AM

You know…………….. I posted earlier that it is time to start fighting back, so here it begins.

benny…… you don’t really realize what is happening do you?

Eight years ago, President Bush inherited an Administration that previously, during the Clinton years, not only did everything to try to turn attacks on this country, a.k.a “WAR”, into a legal matter, and tied our hands in every attempt to stop it, (see Jamie Gorelick), But lead to the attacks of 9/11………..

And now we found out that the workings were in place to cause the greatest financial crisis in our countries history… cause… Democratic Social Engineering Policies.

The Main Steam Media, which I will bet you subscribe to, totally hid the truth behind all of this from the American people, and those responsible, Dodd, Frank, Pelosi, Reid, and yes, Obama, all stayed in power, in “control” of the “fix”…….

Now, we have the most inexperienced President Elect, the Office of coming to power, with a totally corrupt Democratic controlled Congress………

In the mean time, India was just hit with a terrorist attack, Russia and China are on the move to Cuba and Venezuela, and Iran can’t stop laughing at Obama……..?

Add to that, that the Democrat caused financial crisis continues because……… are you ready for it………. THE INITIAL CAUSE OF THE CRA ACT HASN’T BEEN STOPPED, IT’S ONLY GOING TO GET WORSE!!!

benny………. you truly are an as#-Clown, aren’t you? You have swallowed the talking points so much that when you hear Obama talk, where does it tingle you?

benny…….. I hope one day you actually do get a clue……. I am sure it will come one day in the not so distant future when you are standing in a long line for food or fuel, and everyone is bitching about the same thing……….. but nobody will say they voted for a Democrat or Obama.

……. one down, 100 million to go!

Seven Percent Solution on November 29, 2008 at 3:19 AM

The Bush haters still have not offered anything yet to come up with any solutions, including Gore, Kerry and I am waiting four years plus for their solutions. How long must I wait for them from their defenders here or they themselves? Many of us don’t want to succumb to their Islam masters and won’t surrender. Outside of surrendering what are ( Kerry,demo, etch) solutions outside of surrendering? Can you imagine Truman or Lincoln doing such things? Is this such a difficult question??? Ive asked these intelligent demos for answers and yes four years plus and they they have none!

garydt on November 29, 2008 at 3:22 AM

Hey benny,
Care to comment about your new presidents friends?

How about those family values of Doom and Gloom?

How’s your life benny? Is your world a bad as Obama says it is?

Kini on November 29, 2008 at 3:22 AM

Baxter Greene on November 29, 2008 at 3:13 AM

:O)

Seven Percent Solution on November 29, 2008 at 3:23 AM

I am waiting four years plus for their solutions.

garydt on November 29, 2008 at 3:22 AM

Hope and Change. Not quite the substance of solutions.

Solutions are tangible and measurable.
How do you measure hope and change?

Kini on November 29, 2008 at 3:36 AM

Kini on November 29, 2008 at 3:22 AM

That is so funny………… she doesn’t know what it is to be White Man in this country today……….

/sarc

Seven Percent Solution on November 29, 2008 at 3:37 AM

Seven Percent Solution on November 29, 2008 at 3:37 AM

I say Sir…. I repeat, I say Sir…. whereah’s your white guilt?

/guilt

Liberals wear their white guilt on their sleeves where they also wipe their noses

Kini on November 29, 2008 at 3:59 AM

Benny,,, how must you toil, as you said in pretzel gate, and how must you toil in answering what the demo (kerry )solutions were and so far I have received not one answer. It is utterly amazing that the demos can monday morning quarter back and yet can’t come up with a play of their own except of course yielding to Islam. Please if there is one let me know because I am going to bed.

garydt on November 29, 2008 at 4:22 AM

“I would like to be a person remembered as a person who, first and foremost, did not sell his soul in order to accommodate the political process

Unfortunately you’ll be remembered also as the man who couldn’t stop digging. He came in looking like another man of Reagan, yet helped eviscerate his own party.

Good riddance to a Connecticut blooded, re-born Texan from that office.

You know,your liberal hero who had more than 8 chances to kill Osama and allowed al-qaeda to grow to enormous strength while he ran around playing the sax.

History will vindicate Bush’s legacy despite the medias position to paint Bush as unpopular with Americans.

Problem is that the media will be around long enough to maintain the failure that he is.
Versus someone who not only hasn’t found the guy either, but has only gotten “senior operatives” in 6-7 years of combat.

sethstorm on November 29, 2008 at 4:27 AM

I hate Lincoln…He started the downfall of this nation by violating the Constitution time and time again, even in the face of the South willing to give up their slaves to be able to leave. Wilson and FDR accelerated it by breaching every last firewall in the Constitution, except the firewall enforced by the 2nd Amendment.

Tim Burton on November 29, 2008 at 4:30 AM

God bless President George W. Bush, an honorable man who has kept the greatest nation on earth safe since 9/11.

I am one of those who firmly believe that President GWB, a leader of high principles, would be judged kindly by history. He is a great president despite all the vitriol spewed against him by the mainstream media, the academic and Hollywood types.

mz.josephine on November 29, 2008 at 4:55 AM

I am one of those who firmly believe that President GWB, a leader of high principles, would be judged kindly by history. He is a great president despite all the vitriol spewed against him by the mainstream media, the academic and Hollywood types.

Even if you give him the benefit of the doubt, his faults will remain (and be known).

In 50 years the media as we know it will still be around, he and most of his administration won’t.

sethstorm on November 29, 2008 at 5:18 AM

Thank you, President Bush and VP Cheney. You brought dignity, courage of conviction, and adulthood back to the nation’s executive branch.

History will view your leadership and service to the nation kindly, especially as you shine as a model of statesmanship between the two self-absorbed fops with their fingers to the wind as determiners of policy.

onlineanalyst on November 29, 2008 at 5:28 AM

You know,your liberal hero who had more than 8 chances to kill Osama and allowed al-qaeda to grow to enormous strength while he ran around playing the sax.

History will vindicate Bush’s legacy despite the medias position to paint Bush as unpopular with Americans.

Problem is that the media will be around long enough to maintain the failure that he is.
Versus someone who not only hasn’t found the guy either, but has only gotten “senior operatives” in 6-7 years of combat.

sethstorm on November 29, 2008 at 4:27 AM

You mean the guy who has taken the fight to the jihadist,killing tens of thousands of them,taken down their top leadership in all levels,reducing their recruiting levels to the extent that muslim leaders are now fighting side by side with the west against the jihadist,terrorism reduced more than 40% world wide and freeing over 50 million people from islamic extremist.
The problem is that liberals like you hold up your heroes like Clinton who islamic extremists gained massive strength
and recognition attacking American targets at will as examples of “leadership”.
As usual,the facts don’t match your rhetoric.
Your liberal leadership took video and pictures of a terrorist leader responsible for the deaths of hundreds of people,that had bombed our cities, Embassies and battleships and declared war on the west and you let him walk..time ..after..time…after..time..after…time.You did nothing but talk and lob missiles,accomplishing nothing and you want
to whine about who history is going to show did more to stop
the new Caliphate.

There are no more videos of Osama running around at will.If he is still alive,he is,by accounts from the CIA,cut off and
ineffective.Unable to coordinate and plan attacks.
If you really understood the War on Terror,you would know it is not about revenge for 9/11,it is about fighting against islamic radicals and making the countries that support them pay for it,either by force or sanctions.
It is bigger than your pathetic “Kill Osama”(which you failed at miserably)talking points.
But it is nice to see that you liberals are so concerned about getting Osama.Maybe if you had shown this amount of concern when it counted,when you were responsible for protecting this country,Thousands of Americans would still be alive.

History will show that Bush took out some of the most murderous and genocidal terrorist and leadership in the modern world,spreading freedom and representative government
in the places that liberal leadership was to scared and incompetent to address.

Baxter Greene on November 29, 2008 at 5:33 AM

G*d Bless you for keeping us safe , Bless you & Laura & the twins—;-)
I do the very best I know how – the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end. (Abraham Lincoln)

Ladywolfnl on November 29, 2008 at 5:52 AM

My nostalgia for Bush began the day after this year’s election and I have a feeling it will grow over the next four years.

Done That on November 29, 2008 at 6:00 AM

America is in bad shape. Hopefully Obama can undue the massive damage that Bush and the republican party have dealt this nation.

Ric on November 28, 2008 at 9:58 PM

Screw you. George Bush will go down in history as one of the BEST presidents this country has ever seen. And f-off to all those naysayers about him and his competency. Sure, I have disagreements with some of his spending policies, but the man had his convictions and stuck to them. He never waivered, never faltered – the man is who you saw him to be; nothing more and nothing less. That’s better than the fair-weather politicians we see nowadays.

GW stuck to his convictions whether they were popular or not. Now that took some GUTS! And that is something not too many other pols can claim.

I have always loved and always will love George W. Bush and his gracious, lovely wife Laura. God bless his whole family, and we should be so LUCKY to ever have another president of his caliber.

MsUnderestimated on November 29, 2008 at 6:13 AM

Yeah, thanks for trillions in deficit spending and outright nationalization of the financial system, George.

lodge on November 29, 2008 at 6:14 AM

Yellow Cake……check
Taliban On The Run…………check
Brutal Dictator Dead……..check
No Signs Of Imperialism…….check
Put Two Countries On The Road To The 21st Century…….check
Less Deaths Of American Soldiers Than U.S. Highway Deaths…………check
Kept America Safe For Seven Years……………………………………check
No Personal Scandal From WhiteHouse……………………………………………..check
Economy Brought Back From 9-11 and Katrina……………………………..check
I am sure you can add your own

nondhimmie on November 29, 2008 at 6:47 AM

It will take at least fifty and probably seventy-five or more years before a fair and objective recording of President Bush’s term of office can be written. It will have to come from a new generation of historians–one hopefully not tainted by the emotions and bitterness of much of the current generation as the bennys and the barrys and the rest of their ilk shuffle off this mortal coil and will hopefully be replaced by saner and wiser men and women. Also, it will take time before the mid- and long-term effects of his decisions begin to bear fruit. Fifty to seventy-five years sounds about right.

Personally, I think his legacy will be a mixed one. His administration has done an excellent job in keeping the country safe since 9-11–and the terrorists have tried to breach our walls on more than one occasion. The economy during his watch has, on the whole, been a strong one. Unfortunately, his–and the Republican Congress’s–failure to deal with the Democratic Party’s corruption of Fannie and Freddie Mac–in combination with the Republican Congress’s own corruption as it grew fat and lazy feeding at the public trough–has, in no small part, contributed to our current economic downturn. George Bush did fail to control federal spending which is another one of the reasons for our current economic state. He was right about tax cuts, but he forgot the other part of the program–you also have to cut government spending. Unfortunately for President Bush, compassionate conservatism will be known as nothing more than “liberalism-lite”.

As for Iraq–hopefully, it will be known as George Bush’s greatest success–but the book is still open on that as much of its success will ride–as it should–on the backs of the Iraqis themselves. In the end, it’s their country and they will have to decide what they want to make of it. What George Bush has done though–to his great credit–is give them the opportunity to make that decision.

History will, I think, in the end, look far more kindly on President Bush than many people today are. As for the media, the Code Pinks, and the others–I have a feeling history will render a far harsher verdict towards them. I see them as being reviled and despised by future generations who will regard them as fools at best and cancers at worst.

Matt Helm on November 29, 2008 at 7:20 AM

My family and I go down on this record to thank President George W. Bush. Thank you for your service and your dignity. Godspeed to you and your family.

Cold Steel on November 29, 2008 at 7:22 AM

To an outsider, the irony of the Bush Presidency is the fact that, for more than seven years, he kept America safe from further attack – a country that allows Obama voters to vote.

OldEnglish on November 29, 2008 at 7:39 AM

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