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You gentlemen have done it now...(26 posts)

You gentlemen have done it now...rwbadley
Jun 3, 2003 8:18 PM
After following the give and take of this board as long as I have, I have to admit, you all have brought me into line. Given that George W has saved the economy, reduced taxes, preserved our environment, straightened out that 'mess in the Mideast', and generally made the world a better place, I really have to admit that I have been wrong all along. I feel rejuvenated. I see the light.

There are yet two small things about GW that I have not been able to reconcile, even with my knowledge of his positive actions. These are, unfortunately, quite shallow points, and I am really embarrassed to bring them up, as it shows the low character with which I live on a daily basis. I am ashamed; however it appears to be my own character flaw, and I hope you all will forgive me...

I really cannot continue to fault the guy. I will have to admit defeat on this matter. The facts are clear.
Two small things...rwbadley
Jun 3, 2003 8:30 PM
His words, and his actions...

"The American people would not want to know of any misquotes that George Bush may or may not make."
...George W. Bush

"We're all capable of mistakes, but I do not care to enlighten you on the mistakes we may or may not have made."
...Governor George W. Bush

"It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it."
...George W. Bush

The picture below is of yours truly, someday I hope to rearrange my posture...

;-)) RW
just remember ...Humma Hah
Jun 3, 2003 8:37 PM
People get about the leadership they deserve.
This is so typical.jesse1
Jun 4, 2003 2:13 AM
The last qoute (about pollution)was attributed about 18 months ago to none other than the inventor of the internet, Mr. Environment,.....
So, that puts the validity of the other two quotes in jeopardy. Try again.
You're right, and I'm afraid it's even worse than that...rwbadley
Jun 4, 2003 6:10 AM
Mr. Bush is truly amazing in that he has the innate ability to create an illusion of incompetence. As we all know, it is better to be 'misunderestimated' by our adversaries. I must admit, he really has me fooled. His walk, talk, manner and comportment are beyond reproach.
Now, here's a leader we can all look up to...rwbadley
Jun 4, 2003 6:13 AM
This man is able to walk and talk in an erect position. As you can see from the photo I posted of my own self, I have to admire that.
is the key word "erect"? nmClydeTri
Jun 4, 2003 6:15 AM
those are Dan Quayle quotes nmDougSloan
Jun 4, 2003 6:44 AM
those are Herbert Hoover quotes nmmohair_chair
Jun 4, 2003 7:01 AM
seems wrong, but in any event, not GWB nmDougSloan
Jun 4, 2003 7:04 AM
They sound like Yogi quotes to me :O) nmLive Steam
Jun 4, 2003 7:05 AM
he is smarter than the average bear nmmohair_chair
Jun 4, 2003 7:30 AM
Bravo RW! Poking fun at our leaders is ...Live Steam
Jun 4, 2003 5:19 AM
a time honored tradition. I just thought I would add to the jocularity :O)

"A low voter turnout is an indication of fewer people going to the polls."
-- Vice President Al Gore

"Welcome to President Clinton, Mrs. Clinton, and my fellow astronauts."
-- Vice President Al Gore

"Mars is essentially in the same orbit... Mars is somewhat the same distance from the Sun, which is very important. We have seen pictures where there are canals, we believe, and water. If there is water, that means there is oxygen. If oxygen, that means we can breathe."
-- Vice President Al Gore

"What a waste it is to lose one's mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is."
-- Vice President Al Gore

"When I have been asked who caused the riots and the killing in L.A., my answer has been direct and simple: Who is to blame for the riots? The rioters are to blame. Who is to blame for the killings? The killers are to blame."
-- Al Gore

"The American people would not want to know of any misquotes that Al Gore may or may not make."
-- Vice President Al Gore Hmmm! This one looks familiar!

Asked, "Who are these people?" to a guide at Monticello showing busts of Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and other founding fathers.

Said Milwaukee's ethnic melting pot shows America "can be e pluribus unum -- out of one, many." Of course "e pluribus unum" actually means "out of many, one."

Told reporters, "We all know a leopard cannot change his stripes."

Claimed that he and his wife were the model for "Love Story", an assertion that left "Love Story" author Erich Segal mystified.

Attempted to call conservatives stupid by saying that they were "extra chromosome," a remark that infuriated the families of people with Down's syndrome, which is caused by an extra chromosome.
Some of these are really funny...rwbadley
Jun 4, 2003 6:16 AM
Tho' I thought most of them were contributed by 'Dan the Man' Quayle!

Happy Hump day Humor, Harangueing Hopeless Heathens...

;-)) RW
the moral of the story is....ClydeTri
Jun 4, 2003 6:20 AM
Any person who is out in public making comments daily and having every word recorded for history will obviously make comments that make no sense, we all do it. This knows no party boundries. Politicans are human contrary to popular opinion, not serpents or swine!
And here are a few from our favorite fist couple :O)Live Steam
Jun 4, 2003 5:24 AM
During a speech on affirmative action at the National Archives (7/19/95), Clinton told of how as a child he would visit his grandparent's store, where many poor working blacks did business, and how he saw that people of different races would treat each other with respect and dignity, but he also saw that the black neighborhood across the street was the only one in town without paved streets. He also told that when he returned in the late 60's to visit a woman who cared for him as a child, the streets were still unpaved. The nanny, Margaret Polk, in an interview stated "I don't know what the hell he's talking about, those streets were paved back then, sure to god."

Clinton states "The F.B.I. estimates that a woman is beaten in this country once every 12 seconds." His press secretary later admits that the F.B.I. does not even keep such statistics.

During the Congressional Whitewater hearings a document is released (8/95) showing that a hypocritical Hillary wrote James McDougal that if "Reaganomics works at all, Whitewater could become the Western Hemisphere's Mecca."

The White House sends a memorandum to government departments on 5/1/95 asserting that "civilian executive branch employees are no longer prohibited from making a political contribution to the re-election campaign of an incumbent president." When questioned by the press about this "shakedown" of government employees by their own boss, the White House responded that no one is required to donate.

After HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros (a married father of three) is discovered lying to the FBI about payments of over $200,000 to his mistress, an Independent Prosecutor is appointed to look into his dealings. Clinton then declares that Cisneros is a "Man of Integrity and Character." Cisneros is later indicted on 18 felony counts for conspiracy, obstruction of justice, and making false statements.

At a 3/10/95 press briefing, Clinton states that their was no job growth in the 12 years before he took office. He was neither asked about, nor explained the fact that his statement ignored the 15.8 million jobs created in Reagan's 8 years alone.

After a meeting with the new Republican Majority Congressional leadership, Clinton tells the press that he was encouraged because they agreed that a return to Reaganomics would be bad. Representative Dick Armey and Senator Trent Lott said that was never stated in the meeting and they could not understand how Clinton could say it.

Clinton took a trip to Chicago (at taxpayer expense) to endorse Dan Rostenkowski in the congressional primary even though he was about to be indicted for numerous felonies for embezzling over $500,000 from the people of the United States (via house post office, office furniture, pseudo-employees,...).

The Clintons, both lawyers, blame their family accountant for the fact that they have routinely underpaid income taxes for the past 15 years.

Clinton's successor, Arkansas Governor Jim Guy Tucker, and the Clintons Whitewater partners, Jim and Susan McDougal were found guilty of fraud, on a total of 24 felony counts in May of 1996. Clinton testified on videotape at the trial for the defendants. During the closing arguments, defense attorneys argued that the case came down to the word of a crooked banker against that of the president of the United States. The jury believed the "crooked banker." When asked if he thought Tucker should step down as Governor, Clinton stated that he had no opinion and that Tucker should look at his options. Apparently, he thought one option for the convicted felon was to stay on.

On 7/23/92 an Arkansas Gazette reporter pressed Clinton on the mixed signals regarding his contradicting statements relative to drug use, Clinton responded "It is accurate to say that I haven't broken any drug laws. I say that because it is a legal question. I literally thought what I said was consistent with what I said in 1990."

On BET (Black Entertai
Oops! I forgot a few :O)Live Steam
Jun 4, 2003 5:35 AM
On BET (Black Entertainment Television) Clinton states "African-Americans watch the same news at night that "ordinary" Americans do."

Hillary has her license to practice law in Arkansas suspended -- she forgot to pay the $50 annual fee.

Clinton discusses the types of underwear he prefers with a teenage girl on MTV.

A child sends in money to help against the $200 Billion+ deficit, Clinton calls and thanks him and says he will look into seeing if he can keep it.

Clinton used his 1996 State of the Union Address to finally name a Drug Czar, General Barry McCaffrey, declaring "To succeed he needs a larger force than he ever has commanded." He failed to mention, however, that McCaffrey would have a staff of only 25, considerably smaller than Hillary's.

On a trip to New Zealand in August of 1995, Hillary stated that she was named after a famous New Zealander, Sir Edmund Hillary the first man to climb Mt. Everest. Hillary was born in 1947, Sir Edmund Hillary climbed Mt. Everest in 1953. Prior to his climb, Edmund Hillary was an unknown beekeeper.

Arkansas State Employee, Paula Corbin Jones, charges sexual harassment against Clinton and files suit. Clinton calls the charges "groundless" then proceeds to hire the most expensive lawyer in Washington D.C. to defend him even though he cannot afford his fees.

Despite raising taxes for every single American, Clinton shows the way to tax relief if you just follow his example - take tax deductions for donating your used underwear - $4 each.

Whitewater committee Senator Robert Bennett in June of 1996 pointed out that the closer the witness was to the Clintons, the more trouble they had recalling events and facts in their testimony. Long-time government employees and Secret Service agents had clear complete recollections, and Clinton's personal friends had trouble remembering anything.

Gennifer Flowers releases tapes of herself and Clinton on 1/28/92. During the conversation Flowers said she thought Cuomo may have links to the mafia, Clinton responded, "well, he acts like one." Clinton denied the tapes validity, then apologized the next day to Cuomo for his remark.

The FDIC Inspector General's report concluded that Hillary prepared a legal document designed "to deceive federal bank examiners" to help her banking clients and law firm partner Webster Hubbell. The purpose was to hide $300K in sham payments, part of $3.8 million that taxpayers later lost. Hillary claims no recollection of working on the document and she destroyed the file only two years after doing the work. Her long lost billing records show that she made 14 calls over 7 months regarding the case.

David Watkins takes a White House helicopter and Marine detail to play golf in Maryland, when questioned the White House claims that it was to check out the course for Clinton. The White House later admits that their story was "inoperative" and accepts Watkins resignation. Further investigation showed that the Clinton campaign paid $37.5K to settle a sexual harassment suit against Watkins.

Twenty years ago Hillary wrote that parents should not be permitted to unilaterally decide how to raise their children. Instead, "children's allies" should be given legal authority to tinker with the internal decisions of a family.

During 50th Anniversary of D-Day Celebration, Clinton's aides take towels and robes worth over $500 from the aircraft carrier George Washington. In an attempt to shift blame, one aide noted that representatives from the Pentagon and the State Department, as well as veteran's, were on the ship too. A few days later, Clinton implied it was the reporters on the ship that had taken the towels.

Clinton promises a cabinet that "looks like America," then appoints more millionaires than Bush or Reagan.

During confirmation hearings, Janet Reno stated that she would not use the office of Attorney General as a political tool. Later she took the unp
But - The economy was great!moneyman
Jun 4, 2003 6:49 AM
Doesn't that count for something?

Hey moneyman did you see my .....Live Steam
Jun 4, 2003 7:02 AM
candlestick chart below? If they showed that on the boob tube every time some Dumocrat says that Bush is responsible for the poor economy, they would certainly make them look like a fool and a liar.
I did ...moneyman
Jun 4, 2003 8:15 AM
Boob tube = Baywatch?

I agree about the chart. He is not responsible for the way the economy is, good or bad, today or in the near future. The test will come in three or four years.

George W Bush is a wise and eloquent leader. . .czardonic
Jun 4, 2003 10:31 AM
. . .George W Bush has always been a wise and eloquent leader.
I do not believe that eloquence is a required ...Live Steam
Jun 4, 2003 11:45 AM
atribute for doing a job well or for being the leader of the free World. Can't hurt, but true leadership is not measured by it. Results are what measure success.
George W Bush is a successful leader who gets results. . .czardonic
Jun 4, 2003 11:51 AM
. . .George W Bush has always been a successful leader who gets results.
Hey - what are you on? Is this some sort of ....Live Steam
Jun 4, 2003 12:05 PM
trap or something? :O)
Steam! Quick...jesse1
Jun 5, 2003 3:56 AM
...lock the back door! It's a sneak attack!
CLICK!! ;o) nmLive Steam
Jun 5, 2003 6:03 AM