Jeb Bush Rips Obama For Criticizing Former President Bush

June 23rd, 2010 at 1:58 pm | 6 Comments |

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In an interview with the New York Times, former Florida governor Jeb Bush blasted President Obama for continuing to blame former President Bush for the nation’s problems.

For months now, Jeb Bush has been listening as President Obama blasts his older brother’s administration for the battered economy, budget deficits and even the lax oversight of oil wells.

“It’s kind of like a kid coming to school saying, ‘The dog ate my homework,’ ” Mr. Bush, this state’s former governor, said over lunch last week at the Biltmore Hotel. “It’s childish. This is what children do until they mature. They don’t accept responsibility.”

In fact, instead of constantly bashing the 43rd president, Mr. Bush offered, perhaps Mr. Obama could learn something from him, especially when it comes to ignoring the Washington chatter. “This would break his heart, to get advice that applies some of the lessons of leadership my brother learned, because he apparently likes to act like he’s still campaigning, and he likes to blame George’s administration for everything,” Mr. Bush said, dangling a ketchup-soaked French fry. “But he really seems like he’s getting caught up in what people are writing about him.”

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  • TerryF98


    Do you want some cheese with that whine Jeb.

    Your Brother was a disaster, get used to it.

  • ktward

    For a second, I thought I was at The Onion.
    The newsworthy headline, evidently, is that Jeb defends big brother George against that notorious playground bully, BHO.

    The salient excerpt:

    It is harder to imagine Jeb Bush, the fierce defender of his family, ever publicly acknowledging his brother’s failures in a way that would enable him to come across as a different, more capable kind of Bush. When I asked him whether Mr. Obama had a legitimate point — whether his brother’s administration did, in fact, bear responsibility for the country’s economic collapse — Mr. Bush paused and, for the only time in our interview, appeared to carefully assemble his words.

    “Look, I think there was a whole series of decisions made over a long period of time, the cumulative effect of which created the financial meltdown that has created the hardship that we’re facing,” he said slowly. “Congress, the administration, everyone can accept some responsibility.”

    That’s right. Everyone.
    Not just my Big Oil-connected vapid puppet brother of the Z-neocon/RR agenda who happened to be f**king POTUS.

  • Krom

    When, specifically, has the Obama administration pointed the finger at Bush in the last several months?

  • TerryF98

    Any criticism of Bush even here is not tolerated, you are told to “let it go”

    Hell no I will not allow 8 years of incompetence to just wash down the drain.

    The reason they wish us to “Let it go” is because one they don’t want to be reminded what a disaster Bush was and two if we “forget” about Bush and his hand in screwing up the country it’s easier to blame everything on Obama.

  • Nanotek

    Bush/Cheney inherited a surplus in the hundreds of billions and 8 years later handed us a $9 trillion deficit, added $25 trillion in unfunded liabilities, two unpaid and continuing wars, a $400 billion give away to pharmaceutical companies, economic collapse, deregulated Wall Street, consumer and environmental agencies and off shore oil drilling while gutting royalties for American taxpayers … and then there is Cheney’s infamous betrayal during wartime of the CIA covert agent — working against Iran’s nuclear program — and the CIA’s corporate cover, along with Bush’s lie that he would investigate and fire the person responsible and passed TARP as America was losing 750,000 jobs a month — that’s what Obama inherited. Yeah — dog ate my homework — rich.

  • BoolaBoola

    No, this is not like saying “My dog ate my homework”. It’s like saying “The previous dog burned the house down and ran up a huge credit card bill and I’m trying to deal with it”. Which happens to be true.