Monday, January 19, 2009

Huh? Obama Praises the "Worst President" as a "Good Guy"

While liberals debate whether Bush is the worst president in history, Obama has offered his opinion (at least his public one) of the man liberals love to hate. During a recent interview with CNN, Obama said the following concerning Bush:
I always thought [Bush] was a good guy. . . .

I mean, I think personally he is a good man who loves his family and loves his country . . . .

[He made] the best decisions that he could at times under some very difficult circumstances. . . .

Do the people at Democratic Underground know about this?

10 comments:

FLRN said...

Quoting the article this is what I read ~ "Obama also said he thought Bush made "the best decisions that he could at times under some very difficult circumstances."
"That does not detract from my assessment that over the last several years, we have made a series of bad choices and we are now going to be inheriting the consequences of a lot of those bad choices," Obama said."


Okay Darren nice concise reporting here! As I asserted yesterday even Mr. Obama concedes there is a WE not a He in the accountability box here in the United States.
The last eight years were some tumultuous times and those of us that have lived through more than 4 or 5 presidents as adults know that the country is made up of citizens with rights and responsibilities not just a president. These bad choices do not belong solely to a President~ rather they are shared and belong equally to the citizens, our elected state and local leaders, the congress, corporate America, our banks and others ~ those that got involved and more importantly those that actually disengaged themselves and practiced wild abandon "retail therapy!"
We have no one to blame for the economic mess we are in except ourselves and it will be this same "We" that will effectively get ourselves out of the fiscal mess "we" are in today. I did not vote for Mr. Obama but "He" will have my support until "We" recover from "our" mess. Obama is willing to step up to the plate tomorrow and coach this "team effort" until he gives me a concrete reason to think otherwise I plan to join him in what can only be a group effort!

You did say "All voices..."

GabSoFab said...

Sheep...Some of "us" are just sheep to be led into all sorts of hellish situations (and traumatized to the point of taking responsibility for them). But others refuse to be just sheep! Amen.

dsmay said...

It's good to see a man (who is going to be our president tomorrow!) who knows how to be humble and diplomatic at the same time without reading from a teleprompter or having someone whispering what to say in his ear. If I was the one being interviewed I may have gone Lewis Black on them and actually said out loud, "I'm glad the moron is moving out today! Who's going to help him across the street from now on, read aloud his newspapers -which he calls "briefings every morning except Sundays"? Actually now I'm getting concerned. Without a social leash ex-president Bush could become the greatest liability of our society. At least Jimmy Carter established Habitat for Humanity. What will G-dub do now for the greater good - clear brush?" But thank goodness I was not the one interviewed :)

Aeneas said...

I think Obama had a 'oh, s***, what have I done!' moment. As he steps into that Oval Office tomorrow, he suddenly sees things different. There's a label out there being fluttered--the he is another Bush in disguise. May be he heard this (I'm sure he's drones are scouring the Internet to uncover all the blasphemers and the abominations they speak) and has decided, well... to do a little hedging, just in case.

Sorry, I think I am in cynicism overdrive. All this Lincoln play acting it's begining to get to me. I can hardly wait for Mr. O to finally get to work. Where are all the 'distractions' when you need them. Sigh...

FLRN said...

Aeneas said...
I think Obama had a 'oh, s***, what have I done!' moment. As he steps into that Oval Office tomorrow, he suddenly sees things different.

Aeneas I do believe you are correct and I share your cynicism here! I think his clarity comes from a strong self-protective instinct and your view while maybe a tad cynical is probably right on and realistic!!!!! This sort of back peddling probably was at the direction of his worker drones and I agree they are helping to direct the hedging...the vista certainly changes when you are looking out over it!

Darren Lenard Hutchinson said...

Thanks FLRN! Yes, I did some selective quoting - but I was trying to convey the conciliatory tone, which sounds a lot different from the shoe-throwers among us.

Darren Lenard Hutchinson said...

GabSoFab -- Are you are herder?

Darren Lenard Hutchinson said...

Aeneas - Like Dsmay, I think he's patching up things after the campaigning, which, I guess, is a good thing on some level. It's just so interesting that it differs from, say, Reid's statement saying he's the worst president in history.

Darren Lenard Hutchinson said...

Dsmay - Bush will try to attach himself to something "humane" like his father....Or he could just vanish like Reagan and Nixon....

Looking for Change said...

Well, I know I could not have said those positive things about Bush...

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