October 22, 2011

"But He Gave Up Golf."

Remember how the press treated George Bush?

(Story at the link originally blogged here.)

22 comments:

David said...

It must piss the lefties off that Bush was way cooler than Obama.

Way, way more cool.

The Drill SGT said...

Dave,

I don't know if I'd call it cooler. How about, "with less of a sense of his own awesomeness"

David said...

I accept that Sarge.

TWM said...

Obama is cool like any hipster is cool, which is to say not at all really cool, but just trendy. The trend is ending as we all can see.

Bush is a classic cool like the Duke. Manly. Timeless. And he just gets cooler as time goes by. The inverse of Carter who gets less cool - and more creepy - every day.

Matthew said...

I think the Press may miss him; think how much easier it is to sell two-minute hates about a president then to have to studiously ignore stories as they come up fast and furiously.

EDH said...

As additional sign of anti-Bush bias, Sullivan neglected to mention Bush later did tequila shots and got a "tramp stamp" tattoo on his lower back in solidarity with the entire women's beach vollyball team.

paminwi said...

Prediction: (from Host with the Most on old story)

Democrats at this point are scared shitless about two things:

1) Obama might not win.

2) Obama might win, and then f*** up so bad with Pelosi and Reid that there will be no hope of a permanent Demo majority. I've been hearing such comments from died-in-the-wool Demos for over 2 weeks now.

Fun to see how even democrats had their fears way back when!

This story reminds me of the pictures of George waving with the phrase "Miss me yet?" He was a good man in office, is a good man out of office and will be judged very differently with time. Obama is not a good man in office, will not be a good man out of office (I predict he will behave the same way Jimmy Carter has) and there will be much gnashing of teeth on how to address his presidency by historians.

The Drill SGT said...

Democrats at this point are scared shitless about two things:

1) Obama might not win.


We've got local elections in 2 weeks. Our find it fascinating that:

1. Our locals can't find the time to appear when he shows up

2. None, and I mean none of the local Democrats will put the word democrat on their mailings, except the manitory fine print about funding source. "The Democratic Party of Virginia"

traditionalguy said...

The contrast shows here: Bush likes women. Obama hates women.

Women are a valuable thing that good men love, respect and protect. Obama is an evil man.

Beta Rube said...

Haven't heard much lately from the geniuses who prattled on about the Death of Conservatism after the 2008 election.

edutcher said...

Love the pic.

It screams, "What? It worked, didn't it?".

The Drill SGT said...

Democrats at this point are scared shitless about two things:

1) Obama might not win.

We've got local elections in 2 weeks. Our find it fascinating that:

1. Our locals can't find the time to appear when he shows up

2. None, and I mean none of the local Democrats will put the word democrat on their mailings, except the manitory fine print about funding source. "The Democratic Party of Virginia"


As the Gipper observed, "You can run, but you can't hide".

Henry said...

Funny how so many of the things supposed to make W look bad made him look a-ok.

And so many of the things supposed to make O look good make him look -- let's say -- not so good.

harrogate said...
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harrogate said...

So wait. The giving up golf thing wasn't incredibly banal, in context?

"Remember how the press treated George W. Bush" indeed.
I rememeber for example, in 2002-2003, how suddenly everyone with access to any media whatsoever knew what the acronym "WMD" stood for. You could barely move without hearing some media pinhead say "Saddam" and "WMD" in the same sentence. I'm sure he hated that. They sure treated him rough when it came to Iraq, when it mattered, during his first term.

And to make matters worse, the cable news networks didn't make any money off the drum-up to war either. They wasted all that money on super jingoistic music, images of Saddam firing a rifle and thrusting his finger at the camera menacingly, juxtaposed against the twin towers falling.

I remember too when every network unironically ran the Mission Accomplished flight suit air craft carrier burlesque show. This too was an example fo him being savaged.

It was all so very anti-Bush in the media, especially in his first term, ans especially after 9/11. You would think a President could catch a break and be able to parley a moment of antional mourning into enough political capital to pass something like the Patriot Act without being savaged on television for it and without Congresspeople reading it; yea, you would think a hardworking President would be able to use some of that capital to get a massive tax cut through while simultaneously going to war on two fronts, without being menaced on television.

Poor guy. And after going through all that, he still did after all, have the nobility os spirit to give up golf. And we went shopping. Sacrifices all the way around.

Michael said...

harrogate: too many words too poorly crafted. why not say: I still hate bush?

sean said...

"Remember how the press treated Bush?"

Not really, because I don't read newspapers, The Atlantic, etc. They are all written by people with less education, lower grades, and less money than I, so why would I want to debase the average quality of my thinking?

Get out of the cave, I say, and discover reality for yourself.

harrogate said...

Michael,

Hmmmmm. I wonder if really, you think I have misrepresented anything here.

Chip S. said...

I wonder if really, you think I have misrepresented anything here.

Your comment was the quintessence of half-truth.

Congratulations.

Michael said...

harrogate: No. But you jammed in twenty words into a hundred. You must be an academic

PaulV said...

The left is so upset that Bush was able to put the right people in place and win the war rather than lose it.

Larry J said...

I wish Obama would play golf all day every day. He does a lot less damage to the country playing golf than when playing president.

PaulV said...

When did the democrats become prudish women haters?