Letterman says goodbye to Bush

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  1. Gay-Guy

    Gay-Guy Guest

    You probably may have already seen this video. Bush does have a habit of making himself look a bit clueless. At least he is a former rugby player so all good I suppose...

    http://www.kbsradio.ca/node/861131
     
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  3. jawmalawm24

    jawmalawm24 Guest

    I seriously can't believe how a country can elect such a dumb ass like Bush. How can you be president of U.S.A and say stupid things like that. It is just hilarious how he keeps trying and trying but no matter how many times he just can't get it thank god for Obama.
     
  4. candybum

    candybum Guest

    Didn't he get reelected as well?
     
  5. nam97

    nam97 Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (candybum @ Jan 25 2009, 09:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Yep, try and figure that one out. Although the Democratic candidate John Kerry was pretty awful, he surely must have been a better option than Dubya.
     
  6. toxicfiend

    toxicfiend Guest

    8 years
    a legacy of stupidity
     
  7. I'm a better presidential alternative than John Kerry.
     
  8. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    nobody wins a US presidential election because their policies are better than the other guys, or he has outstanding personal qualities that would make him an excellent president, it's all about money and ad time, Obama outspent McCain 6 to 1 as far as I know, Bush had the financial edge in 2000 and 2004 which is why he won.
     
  9. Fred187

    Fred187 Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Gay-Guy @ Jan 25 2009, 10:43 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Not the kind of Rugby player anybody likes:

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  10. George Bush is the embodiment of the southern American twang. Some may call him stupid, I don't really think he is stupid, you don't get elected President of the United States twice for being stupid. Ultimately people don't like him because of some of the policies he implemented but the fact is at the time the average American agreed with them. George Bush's time in office and his policies will be seen as a reaction to events which altered the American psyche greatly. Living in Canada I have seen the changes that the US has undergone at first hand.

    I actually love hearing Bush talk because you always know something interesting is going to come out of his mouth... ref shoe throwing incident where he said "that was a pretty good toss"

    or when he went to throw the opening pitch for the world series, GW came back to the dugout after the throw and said "that was a pretty good pitch for someone wearing a bulletproof vest"

    I have a feeling that some of Bush's policies, while being ridiculed right now, in 30 years time they may be looked at differently. Iraq is finally looking as if its going to be able to turn the corner. Obama isn't pulling out of Afghanistan he is ramping that place up with a fresh injection of 30,000 to 50,000 more soldiers. September 11, whether you have seen it or not, changed America dramatically, they do not feel the same sense of security that they once did, people were able to strike the heart of America's financial and military institutions with the greatest impunity. The mightiest military and economic machine the world has ever seen was brought to its knees by a few jihadists with boxcutters.

    The Bush administration's policies were a reaction to this. He did what the American people wanted, he brought the fight to the enemy. Which is why I feel in 30 years time we may look at Bush a lot differently then now.
     
  11. Fred187

    Fred187 Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Canadian_Rugger @ Jan 27 2009, 12:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Nope, I think I'll still hate him. Nice essay, though...
     
  12. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Fred187 @ Jan 25 2009, 01:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Not the kind of Rugby player anybody likes:

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    Best not let James Haskell see that pic... He'll have Dubya up before Jeff Blackett in no time!
     
  13. veniqe

    veniqe Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (St Helens RLFC @ Jan 25 2009, 02:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Dude, anyone is, I'm sure.
     
  14. DaKine

    DaKine Guest

    I can't say anything on this topic as I am involved in government, however, in defense of Americans, one may argue that they are not the most informed voters. Very much like everywhere else and I've been all over the world. I even lived in South Africa where many people vote based on the colour of a persons skin (this is changing and people are starting to vote on issues instead of race). And yes, money does get one elected, but there must be a mix of appealing policies too.
     
  15. <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (DaKine @ Jan 27 2009, 02:41 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    so true, and I am glad you pointed this out. People have to remember that while George Bush may not be the most liked President around the world, actually he is probably the most hated President internationally of all tme, a large segment of the American public liked what he stood for which is reflective in the two elections he won.
     
  16. Fred187

    Fred187 Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Canadian_Rugger @ Jan 27 2009, 04:59 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    so true, and I am glad you pointed this out. People have to remember that while George Bush may not be the most liked President around the world, actually he is probably the most hated President internationally of all tme, a large segment of the American public liked what he stood for which is reflective in the two elections he won.
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    All the proves is that a large segement of the American public are morons. Also, he only won one election - the other one got rigged.
     
  17. gingergenius

    gingergenius Guest

    British voters are almost as stupid as American ones.. we can't really sit here on a high horse when our own electoral system is ridiculous; and we haven't had a decent PM since... well I could make arguments for Harold Wilson but lots of people didn't like him either.

    As for Bush, he is an idiot. He did, however, have a lot of charisma and to your average thickie voter, he came across as a nice guy. Which is why he was the figurehead; Dick Cheney did most of the really nasty work that Bush's administration will be famous for.

    Because America's such a huge country, with a diverse population, a diverse geography and a position as the cultural leaders of the world, it's not surprising that your average American won't think too much about the outside world. As a country, they have always been isolationist, which is why they tried their hardest not to be involved in the World Wars. By the 50s they had established themselves as the world's superpower and Russia were the big rivals.

    So America's foreign policy aims were aimed at fighting communism (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mccarthyism). Which is why America has supported right-wing governments throughout the world and sought battles with socialists. They were fine with Batista's dictatorship in Cuba but not with Castro's socialist dictatorship. Ever notice why South Africa was never properly condemned during apartheid? But huge numbers of troops were committed to Korea and Vietnam to fight communist armies there.

    Then suddenly, Communism isn't a major threat in the 90s, so America's got nothing to be fearful of. So the 90s sees a few minor scuffles but nothing really serious. Then, 9/11. America has a new 'ism' to blindly fear. And George Bush's government needs to look like it's doing something, so we get a War on Terror. And they're trying to charm the world by running around championing democracy as an excuse for their warmongering.

    So, I suppose the point I'm trying to make is; that most Americans don't have the intelligence to see through the rubbish they're being fed by the government and in the media and from their absurdly god-fearing upbringings. So they vote for George Bush because he seems like he's a safer bet than anyone else for their paranoia.

    This isn't an attack on Americans, because so many idiotic Brits believe what they read in the Daily Mail and any newspaper (including broadsheets). This is why, when I'm President of the world, there won't be any elections...
     
  18. Fred187

    Fred187 Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (gingergenius @ Jan 28 2009, 03:15 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Clement Atlee, was the correct answer.

    And that was my plan...! Oh well, I suppose great minds think alike. ;)
     
  19. ak47

    ak47 Guest

    Canadain Rugger raises good points
    And nobody should generalise americans for being stupid for voting bush
    not everyone voted...some people say he rigged it
    more people voted this year than ever, and now look - Obamarama - not so stupid now eh?
    i am glad bush is gone, i hated him, so did alot of americans, and comedians had a field day on him.
     
  20. Fred187

    Fred187 Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (ak47 @ Jan 28 2009, 02:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Well yeah, not all Americans are stupid - Obama got about a 60% majority, right? That means, by simle calculation, I can determine that 40% of Americans are retarded. :p

    Seriously, though, how could you not vote for Obama? He's pretty much Jesus...
     
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