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Obama Deserves Bush's Silence, but Canada Doesn't

Obama Deserves Bush's Silence, but Canada Doesn't

President Bush got back in the speech saddle this week, telling an invitation-only crowd in Canada that he doesn't plan on attacking his successor because Obama deserves his silence.

Apparently content with letting Cheney do the criticizing, Bush said:

There's plenty of critics in the arena, I think it's time for the ex-president to tap dance off the stage and let the current president have a go at solving the world's problems. If he wants my help and I agree with him, I'll give it.

Bush said that Obama can "pick up the phone and call" if he wants Bush's advice. Though I doubt Bush is waiting by his phone. Instead, he will be writing a book about the 12 toughest decisions he made as president.

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jackiered jackiered 7 years
I think I undersgtand your point hypno. In other words, we can all be friends and agree to disagree? If that's what you mean, I agree! :hug:
meringue meringue 7 years
I certainly think time will tell...
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 7 years
Slightly off the subject, I just think it's so interesting how conservatives that the (left) public dispises such as W. Bush, Limbugh, Scollia have the most adoring friendships with their Liberal associates. I think what it says for them is that politics is just politics and they leave it at the door when they leave.
ashopaholic ashopaholic 7 years
I think he is one of the most fascinating (not in a good way) people of our lifetime, can't wait to read what he has to say in his book.
jackiered jackiered 7 years
This obama group rode into town a little over a month ago and they're running us right into bankrupty.
jackiered jackiered 7 years
This obama group rode into town a little over a month ago and they're running us right into bankrupty.
stephley stephley 7 years
It didn't go from surplus to outrageous deficit in just the last two years. Bush had a deficit of 413-Billion by 2004, though he predicted that by then he would have built the surplus to $387 billion. Obama's been in office for 58 days. While conservatives like to claim that Obama's a miracle worker, the rest of us understand fixing the miserable mess left behind will take a little more time.
stephley stephley 7 years
It didn't go from surplus to outrageous deficit in just the last two years. Bush had a deficit of 413-Billion by 2004, though he predicted that by then he would have built the surplus to $387 billion. Obama's been in office for 58 days. While conservatives like to claim that Obama's a miracle worker, the rest of us understand fixing the miserable mess left behind will take a little more time.
jackiered jackiered 7 years
"National debt hits record $11 trillion" under Obama, the man who was going to cut the debt...?
jackiered jackiered 7 years
"National debt hits record $11 trillion" under Obama, the man who was going to cut the debt...?
jackiered jackiered 7 years
Yep he should. who ran Congress for the past 2 years steph?
stephley stephley 7 years
Really? Obama should call and ask for advice from people who presided over taking a budget surplus of $128 billion and turning it into a budget deficit of $1.3 trillion?
stephley stephley 7 years
Really? Obama should call and ask for advice from people who presided over taking a budget surplus of $128 billion and turning it into a budget deficit of $1.3 trillion?
jackiered jackiered 7 years
IMO I think it is high time that Mr. Obama calls Bush and Cheney for advice, all things considered. He obviously needs a whole lot of HELP since he isnt getting any good advice from his own miserably inexperienced team.
jackiered jackiered 7 years
IMO I think it is high time that Mr. Obama calls Bush and Cheney for advice, all things considered. He obviously needs a whole lot of HELP since he isnt getting any good advice from his own miserably inexperienced team.
amybdk amybdk 7 years
Ha! I was going to ask what 'STFU' meant... and I just looked it up on the internets instead. Cheney is most definitely on my STFU list! I like this: If he wants my help and I agree with him, I'll give it.
amybdk amybdk 7 years
Ha! I was going to ask what 'STFU' meant... and I just looked it up on the internets instead. Cheney is most definitely on my STFU list!I like this:<i>If he wants my help and I agree with him, I'll give it.</i>
chancleta chancleta 7 years
I really don't dig the negative tip you placed on this."Apparently content with letting Cheney do the criticizing" and "Though I doubt Bush is waiting by his phone"?!Ew.
chancleta chancleta 7 years
I really don't dig the negative tip you placed on this. "Apparently content with letting Cheney do the criticizing" and "Though I doubt Bush is waiting by his phone"?! Ew.
chatondeneige chatondeneige 7 years
(Which I guess means I've added Cheney to my STFU list!)
chatondeneige chatondeneige 7 years
I love that we've all started using stfu. We should all publish our public figure STFU list. (Angie and Jen are on mine) ;) and I agree with Em, will Cheney be gracing us with his silence any time soon?
starangel82 starangel82 7 years
I think it'll be an interesting book. Bush is going to stfu... I think it's respectable.
piper23 piper23 7 years
I think we should get back to the days of old when it wasn't cool for a former POTUS or Vice POTUS to criticize a sitting POTUS. Just not very presidential in my opinion. I know there had to have been a time when President's did that. Like Bush said, if he needs advice he'll give it but until then he's going to just stfu. Go Bush.
em1282 em1282 7 years
Next up would be Cheney's silence.
stephley stephley 7 years
We all deserve Bush's silence.
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