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Sun Jul 24, 2016, 10:27 AM

Obama Shares Best Advice He Received From George W. Bush

Source: TPM

President Obama shared Sunday two pieces of advice that he appreciated from former President George W. Bush.

Obama said on CBS News' "Face the Nation" that Bush gave him two good pieces of advice. He at first complimented the former Republican president and said he was "a really good man" despite their political differences.

He said that Bush's family had also been "terrific" to his family.

"The first piece of advice was, "Trust yourself. And know that ultimately regardless of the day-to-day news cycles and the noise that the American people need their president to succeed, regardless of political party." Which I thought was very generous of him," Obama said. "The second piece of advice is, "Always use Purell hand sanitizer. Because if you don't, you're going to get a lot of colds because you shake a lot hands."

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Pretty funny actually. I wonder if Purell could use that in an ad at some point in the future.

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Reply Obama Shares Best Advice He Received From George W. Bush (Original post)
Calista241 Jul 2016 OP
uawchild Jul 2016 #1
L. Coyote Jul 2016 #11
pangaia Jul 2016 #2
Skittles Jul 2016 #25
tman Jul 2016 #3
paparush Jul 2016 #4
independentpiney Jul 2016 #14
Skittles Jul 2016 #27
lastlib Jul 2016 #19
pangaia Jul 2016 #26
jalan48 Jul 2016 #5
olddad56 Jul 2016 #12
jalan48 Jul 2016 #13
TonyPDX Jul 2016 #20
dflprincess Jul 2016 #30
jtuck004 Jul 2016 #6
PSPS Jul 2016 #7
Martin Eden Jul 2016 #8
truthisfreedom Jul 2016 #9
mjjoe Jul 2016 #10
Feeling the Bern Jul 2016 #15
Blue Dalek Jul 2016 #34
edhopper Jul 2016 #16
Tikki Jul 2016 #17
GeorgeGist Jul 2016 #18
Akoto Jul 2016 #21
MADem Jul 2016 #22
tabasco Jul 2016 #23
billhicks76 Jul 2016 #24
forest444 Jul 2016 #28
goldent Jul 2016 #29
StevieM Jul 2016 #31
Solly Mack Jul 2016 #32
GOLGO 13 Jul 2016 #33

Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sun Jul 24, 2016, 10:30 AM

1. President Obama is a class act

And very witty, he has a very genuinely charming sense of humor.

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Response to uawchild (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 24, 2016, 11:02 AM

11. And he knows how to explode the heads of haters.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sun Jul 24, 2016, 10:31 AM

2. Actually, I don't think it is funny at all.

It is horrifying.

Every time Shrub opens is mouth he proves once again what an ignorant, stupid, dumb fuck he is.

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Response to pangaia (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 24, 2016, 08:41 PM

25. I agree

there is nothing amusing about the man who TRASHED America

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sun Jul 24, 2016, 10:34 AM

3. Bush has conducted himself well out of office.

But "good man"... One look at the type of people he surrounded himself with...leaves me doubtful.

Maybe he was just not that bright.

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Response to tman (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 24, 2016, 10:38 AM

4. Other than doing the Bush Shuffle dance at the funeral

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Response to tman (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 24, 2016, 11:19 AM

14. I've gone from hating the man to seeing him as just not bright at all

Now that the outrage and frustration of living through his administration has almost past, I think he may be that dull, incurious and shallow that he really didn't know or care who he had been surrounded with, and believed everything he was told. It wouldn't meet the level of incompetence for a criminal defense though.

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Response to independentpiney (Reply #14)

Sun Jul 24, 2016, 08:49 PM

27. you should still hate his lying, thieving, warmongering ass

he's a piece of SHIT

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Response to tman (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 24, 2016, 01:12 PM

19. He has conducted himself well IF.........

...you leave out the part about not surrendering himself to The Hague for war crimes trial. Yeah, other than that, as long as he keeps his mouth shut, he's doing OK.

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Response to tman (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 24, 2016, 08:48 PM

26. He STILL is not that bright.

He's not very smart either.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sun Jul 24, 2016, 10:39 AM

5. It's going to take more than Purell to deal with the horror Bush created in the Middle East.

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Response to jalan48 (Reply #5)

Sun Jul 24, 2016, 11:14 AM

12. and that horror is not contained to the middle east, it is spreading like cancer....

to the rest of the world. That was inevitable. When you make part of the world uninhabitable, you create a lot of hatred and suffering in the process. It is natural that when the people native to that part of the world have to flee to avoid starvation, bloodshed, and ultimately death, there are going to be a fair number of people who we have made our enemy mixed in with the refugee population. Those enemies that we made are going to want to settle the score.

All of the 'terror' attacks taking place across the world are a product of the last republican president, dare we risk another?

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Response to olddad56 (Reply #12)

Sun Jul 24, 2016, 11:17 AM

13. It was a money maker for the defense industry though!

Perhaps that was the real reason for the 2003 invasion.

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Response to jalan48 (Reply #13)

Sun Jul 24, 2016, 01:28 PM

20. Without question. Just like ALL of our "defense" actions. n/t

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Response to jalan48 (Reply #13)

Sun Jul 24, 2016, 09:38 PM

30. Ya think?

Halliburton was near bankruptcy but the no-bid contract it got pulled it back from the edge.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sun Jul 24, 2016, 10:39 AM

6. That last was good advice. Then he left, to being a new career as an artist.

 



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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sun Jul 24, 2016, 10:45 AM

7. HAHAHA. War criminals are so funny!!11!!1 HAHAHA. And "really good men" too!!11!!1

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sun Jul 24, 2016, 10:53 AM

8. Obama should trust himself, but trusting GW Bush is never a good idea

And I have to disagree with President Obama that a war criminal, whether or not he has the brains to realize he caused so much death and chaos with his lies and actions, can ever be a "really good man."

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sun Jul 24, 2016, 10:56 AM

9. Good politics. Obama knows that Hillary's new VP might bring in some

of the Trump-haters from the cold, from across the aisle. Those who can't bring themselves to vote for Trump might vote for Hillary if nudged just right.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sun Jul 24, 2016, 10:57 AM

10. After Dubya's endorsement...

...thousands of DU readers switch to Germ-X.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sun Jul 24, 2016, 11:52 AM

15. If George gave me advice, I'd give him advice as to where to go, how to get there

 

and what he can do when he gets to Hell, then how far he can jam that poker up his ass.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Reply #15)

Mon Jul 25, 2016, 04:07 PM

34. make that a red hot poker

he makes wanna puke

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sun Jul 24, 2016, 12:20 PM

16. Tell shrub

his party made Obama not succeeding in anything job one.



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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sun Jul 24, 2016, 12:32 PM

17. Best advice I could get from boosh...

Visiting hours are Sundays: noon to 3:00p.m.

Bring cash...I'm running out of paints.

Tikki

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sun Jul 24, 2016, 12:44 PM

18. Trusting HIMSELF ...

was the worst mistake BUSH ever made.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sun Jul 24, 2016, 01:33 PM

21. I'd rather be angry at Cheney than Bush.

Bush was a stooge who should've taken a greater interest in the facts of what was going on around him. However, I will always view that cabinet as being ruled and run by Dick Cheney (as well as quite a few other bad people).

As someone said above, at the end of the day, I tend to think he was just dull more than he was evil. I don't have time in my life to hate the man. Learned a long time ago, when I first became chronically ill and nearly killed myself, that hating something day after day was just poison for the spirit. After a point, just gotta let go and take the pragmatic route. Do you hate and get nowhere, or do you do what you can in pragmatic terms to change things for the better (vote!) and take it from there?

As well, people criticizing President Obama for calling Bush a good man are being unrealistic. Whether we approve or not, neither Bush nor the major members of that cabinet were prosecuted for war crimes. The sitting President can't very well call him a bad man and say he's a war criminal when he was never even prosecuted under that label, so he has to do what all presidents do -- say something socially graceful and smile.

Dubya, on the other hand, could've been a much greater nuisance than he has. I seem to recall he was quite displeased with things toward the end of his presidency, particularly with Cheney. Even if I recall incorrectly, he's kept his mouth shut throughout Obama's term and retired to a pretty private life. If he'd wanted to, he could've been out there slinging hate speech and endorsing the worst of the hatemongers like so many others. So, I give him that.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sun Jul 24, 2016, 01:41 PM

22. Obama and Bush could do a "unity" ad for Purell, if Purell would agree to give a million or so

to some deserving charity!

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sun Jul 24, 2016, 02:33 PM

23. George AWOL Bush is not a good man.

 

He's a piece of shit.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sun Jul 24, 2016, 05:25 PM

24. "Trust Yourself"

 

Like he did with the Iraq War, 911 and the Great Recession?. Obama is coddling this family like the Clintons do? Wow.

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Response to billhicks76 (Reply #24)

Sun Jul 24, 2016, 08:54 PM

28. Hear, hear. The Bushes are basically what the Somozas were to Nicaragua or the Pahlavis to Iran.

Those criminal families that only rose to power by being really useful to predatory foreign influences, and then no one can get rid of - until history itself does.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sun Jul 24, 2016, 09:03 PM

29. I don't know if Bush has anything to do it, but

with out a doubt Pres. Obama has the attitude of "trust yourself."

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sun Jul 24, 2016, 10:28 PM

31. I definitely think that Obama likes Bush and McCain a lot more than he likes Mitt Romney.

He also reconciled with Hillary pretty quickly after their bruising primary.

Romney is someone who really irritated him. He was just so dishonest.

Trump is the same way. You know the President Obama cannot stand him--and with good reason.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sun Jul 24, 2016, 11:34 PM

32. ...

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Mon Jul 25, 2016, 07:30 AM

33. I'm glad Obama replaced a turd that is dumber than me.

I want a President that's brilliant & smarter than me. Something is very wrong when I'm smarter than the POTUS.

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