Originally Posted by 90 Notch
I was just pointing out that the liberal idiots would be hypocritical and defend Obama while slamming on Bush. And I was right, again!
That's like saying "I'm gonna say the sky isn't blue, and you're gonna say 'no, it really is blue.'".
Seriously. You can't defend Bush's ignorance of the English language. Here, I'll try. I'll put him up against Obama.
"So I make no apologies for being able to talk good."
"There is no doubt in my mind when history was written, the final page will say: Victory was achieved by the United States of America for the good of the world."
"I can press when there needs to be pressed; I can hold hands when there needs to be -- hold hands."
"The decisions we make in Washington have a direct impact on the people in our country, obviously."
"If you've got somebody in harm's way, you want the president being -- making advice, not -- be given advice by the military, and not making decisions based upon the latest Gallup poll or focus group."
"I don't particularly like it when people put words in my mouth, either, by the way, unless I say it."
"In other words, he was given an option: Are you with us or are you not with us? And he made a clear decision to be with us, and he's acted on that advice."
"We're going to -- we'll be sending a person on the ground there pretty soon to help implement the malaria initiative, and that initiative will mean spreading nets and insecticides throughout the country so that we can see a reduction in death of young children that -- a death that we can cure."
"All I can tell you is when the governor calls, I answer his phone."
"I fully understand those who say you can't win this thing militarily. That's exactly what the United States military says, that you can't win this military."
"My job is a decision-making job, and as a result, I make a lot of decisions."
"I got a lot of Ph.D.-types and smart people around me who come into the Oval Office and say, 'Mr. President, here's what's on my mind.' And I listen carefully to their advice. But having gathered the device, I decide, you know, I say, 'This is what we're going to do.'"
"You know, when you give a man more money in his pocket -- in this case, a woman more money in her pocket to expand a business, it -- they build new buildings. And when somebody builds a new building somebody has got to come and build the building. And when the building expanded it prevented additional opportunities for people to work."
"As yesterday's positive report card shows, childrens do learn when standards are high and results are measured."
"We're also talking to different finance ministers about how we can send a message to the Iranian government that the free world is not going to tolerate the development of know-how in how to build a weapon, or at least gain the ability to make a weapon."
"All of us in America want there to be fairness when it comes to justice."
"I heard somebody say, 'Where's (Nelson) Mandela?' Well, Mandela's dead. Because Saddam killed all the Mandelas."
"Mr. Prime Minister, thank you for your introduction. Thank you for being such a fine host for the OPEC summit." --George W. Bush, addressing Australian Prime Minister John Howard at the APEC Summit, Sept. 7, 207
"As John Howard accurately noted when he went to thank the Austrian troops there last year..." --George W. Bush, referring to Australian troops as "Austrian troops," APEC Business Summit, Sept. 7, 2007
"I've got God's shoulder to cry on. And I cry a lot. I do a lot of crying in this job. I'll bet I've shed more tears than you can count, as president." (I guess Hillary's on to something)
"The same folks that are bombing innocent people in Iraq were the ones who attacked us in America on September the 11th."
"You know, I guess I'm like any other political figure: Everybody wants to be loved."
"More than two decades later, it is hard to imagine the Revolutionary War coming out any other way."
"Amnesty means that you've got to pay a price for having been here illegally, and this bill does that."
"These are big achievements for this country, and the people of Bulgaria ought to be proud of the achievements that they have achieved."
"My relationship with this good man is where I've been focused, and that's where my concentration is. And I don't regret any other aspect of it. And so I -- we filled a lot of space together." --George W. Bush, on British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Washington, D.C., May 17, 2007
"What I'm telling you is there's too many junk lawsuits suing too many doctors."
"You helped our nation celebrate its bicentennial in 17 -- 1976."
"I'm honored to be here with the eternal general of the United States, mi amigo Alberto Gonzales."
"Information is moving -- you know, nightly news is one way, of course, but it's also moving through the blogosphere and through the Internets."
"The question is, who ought to make that decision? The Congress or the commanders? And as you know, my position is clear -- I'm a commander guy."
"There are jobs Americans aren't doing. ... If you've got a chicken factory, a chicken-plucking factory, or whatever you call them, you know what I'm talking about."
"There are some similarities, of course (between Iraq and Vietnam). Death is terrible."
"My job is a job to make decisions. I'm a decision -- if the job description were, what do you do -- it's decision maker."
"Politics comes and goes, but your principles don't. And everybody wants to be loved -- not everybody. ... You never heard anybody say, 'I want to be despised, I'm running for office.'"
"I said to her, make sure the rug says 'optimistic person comes to work.'"
"One of my concerns is that the health care not be as good as it can possibly be."
"Forms of government matter, in my opinion. It matters how -- the nature of the government in which people live."
"Iraq is a very important part of securing the homeland, and it's a very important part of helping change the Middle East into a part of the world that will not serve as a threat to the civilized world, to people like -- or to the developed world, to people like -- in the United States."
"Suiciders are willing to kill innocent life in order to send the projection that this is an impossible mission."
"And my concern, David, is several."
"The solution to Iraq -- an Iraq that can govern itself, sustain itself and defend itself -- is more than a military mission. Precisely the reason why I sent more troops into Baghdad."
"That's why we are inconveniencing air traffickers, to make sure nobody is carrying weapons on airplanes."
"Some call this civil war; others call it emergency -- I call it pure evil."
"I'm a strong proponent of the restoration of the wetlands, for a lot of reasons. There's a practical reason, though, when it comes to hurricanes: The stronger the wetlands, the more likely the damage of the hurricane."
"And there is distrust in Washington. I am surprised, frankly, at the amount of distrust that exists in this town. And I'm sorry it's the case, and I'll work hard to try to elevate it."
"I think that the vice president is a person reflecting a half-glass-full mentality."
"And one thing we want during this war on terror is for people to feel like their life's moving on, that they're able to make a living and send their kids to college and put more money on the table."
"The best way to defeat the totalitarian of hate is with an ideology of hope -- an ideology of hate -- excuse me --with an ideology of hope."
"Make no mistake about it, I understand how tough it is, sir. I talk to families who die."
"It's bad in Iraq. Does that help?" --George W. Bush, after being asked by a reporter whether he's in denial about Iraq, Washington, D.C., Dec. 7, 2006
"And truth of the matter is, a lot of reports in Washington are never read by anybody. To show you how important this one is, I read it, and our guest read it." --George W. Bush, on the Baker-Hamilton Report, appearing with British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Washington, D.C., Dec. 7, 2006
"The only way we can win is to leave before the job is done."
"Anybody who is in a position to serve this country ought to understand the consequences of words."
"You know, when I campaigned here in 2000, I said, I want to be a war President. No President wants to be a war President, but I am one."
"Occasionally. One of the things I've used on the Google is to pull up maps. It's very interesting to see -- I've forgot the name of the program -- but you get the satellite, and you can -- like, I kinda like to look at the ranch. It reminds me of where I wanna be sometimes."
"We're never been stay the course, George."
"This morning my administration released the budget numbers for fiscal 2006. These budget numbers are not just estimates; these are the actual results for the fiscal year that ended February the 30th." --George W. Bush, on the fiscal year that ended on Sept. 30, Washington, D.C., Oct. 11, 2006
"One has a stronger hand when there's more people playing your same cards."
"I will not withdraw, even if Laura and Barney are the only ones supporting me."
"I like to tell people when the final history is written on Iraq, it will look like just a comma because there is -- my point is, there's a strong will for democracy."
"You're one of the outstanding leaders in a very important part of the world. I want to thank you for strategizing our discussions."
"The Patriot Act has increased the flow of information within our government and it has helped break up terrorist cells in the United States of America. And the United States Congress was right to renew the terrorist act -- the Patriot Act."
"You know, one of the hardest parts of my job is to connect Iraq to the war on terror."
"I said I was looking for a book to read, Laura said you ought to try Camus. I also read three Shakespeares. ... I've got a eck-a-lec-tic reading list."
"And I suspect that what you'll see, Toby, is there will be a momentum, momentum will be gathered. Houses will begat jobs, jobs will begat houses."
"I would guess, I would surmise that some of the more spectacular bombings are done by al Qaeda suiciders."
"One thing is clear, is relations between America and Russia are good, and they're important that they be good."
"I've reminded the prime minister-the American people, Mr. Prime Minister, over the past months that it was not always a given that the United States and America would have a close relationship."
"We shouldn't fear a world that is more interacted."
"I think -- tide turning -- see, as I remember -- I was raised in the desert, but tides kind of -- it's easy to see a tide turn -- did I say those words?"
President Bush: "Peter. Are you going to ask that question with shades on?"
Peter Wallsten of the Los Angeles Times: "I can take them off."
Bush: "I'm interested in the shade look, seriously."
Wallsten: "All right, I'll keep it, then."
Bush: "For the viewers, there's no sun."
Wallsten: "I guess it depends on your perspective."
--an exchange with legally blind reporter Peter Wallsten, to whom Bush later apologized, Washington, D.C., June 14, 2006
"I tell people, let's don't fear the future, let's shape it."
"Trying to stop suiciders -- which we're doing a pretty good job of on occasion -- is difficult to do. And what the Iraqis are going to have to eventually do is convince those who are conducting suiciders who are not inspired by Al Qaeda, for example, to realize there's a peaceful tomorrow."
"I would say the best moment of all was when I caught a 7.5 pound largemouth bass in my lake." --George W. Bush, on his best moment in office, interview with the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag, May 7, 2006
"If people want to get to know me better, they've got to know my parents and the values my parents instilled in me, and the fact that I was raised in West Texas, in the middle of the desert, a long way away from anywhere, hardly. There's a certain set of values you learn in that experience."
"You never know what your history is going to be like until long after you're gone."
"The point now is how do we work together to achieve important goals. And one such goal is a democracy in Germany."
"That's George Washington, the first president, of course. The interesting thing about him is that I read three -- three or four books about him last year. Isn't that interesting?"
"Finally, the desk, where we'll have our picture taken in front of -- is nine other Presidents used it. This was given to us by Queen Victoria in the 1870s, I think it was. President Roosevelt put the door in so people would not know he was in a wheelchair. John Kennedy put his head out the door."
"That's called, A Charge To Keep, based upon a religious hymn. The hymn talks about serving God. The president's job is never to promote a religion."
"I was not pleased that Hamas has refused to announce its desire to destroy Israel."
"I aim to be a competitive nation."
"I'm the decider, and I decide what is best. And what's best is for Don Rumsfeld to remain as the Secretary of Defense."
"I strongly believe what we're doing is the right thing. If I didn't believe it -- I'm going to repeat what I said before -- I'd pull the troops out, nor if I believed we could win, I would pull the troops out."
"No question that the enemy has tried to spread sectarian violence. They use violence as a tool to do that."
"If the Iranians were to have a nuclear weapon they could proliferate."
"After the bombing, most Iraqis saw what the perpetuators of this attack were trying to do."
"And so I'm for medical liability at the federal level."
"I believe that a prosperous, democratic Pakistan will be a steadfast partner for America, a peaceful neighbor for India, and a force for freedom and moderation in the Arab world." --George W. Bush, mistakenly identifying Pakistan as an Arab country, Islamabad, Pakistan, March 3, 2006
"People don't need to worry about security. This deal wouldn't go forward if we were concerned about the security for the United States of America." --George W. Bush, on the deal to hand over U.S. port security to a company operated by the United Arab Emirates, Washington, D.C., Feb. 23, 2006
"And I want those who are questioning it to step up and explain why all of a sudden a Middle Eastern company is held to a different standard than a Great British company." --George W. Bush, defending a plan to allow a company controlled by the United Arab Emirates to manage ports in the United States, aboard Air Force One, Feb. 21, 2006
"I think it's really important for this great state of baseball to reach out to people of all walks of life to make sure that the sport is inclusive. The best way to do it is to convince little kids how to--the beauty of playing baseball."
"I like my buddies from west Texas. I liked them when I was young, I liked them then I was middle-age, I liked them before I was president, and I like them during president, and I like them after president."
"He was a state sponsor of terror. In other words, the government had declared, you are a state sponsor of terror."
"It's a heck of a place to bring your family." --George W. Bush, on New Orleans, New Orleans, La., Jan. 12, 2006
"You took an oath to defend our flag and our freedom, and you kept that oath underseas and under fire."
"As you can possibly see, I have an injury myself -- not here at the hospital, but in combat with a cedar. I eventually won. The cedar gave me a little scratch. As a matter of fact, the Colonel asked if I needed first aid when she first saw me. I was able to avoid any major surgical operations here, but thanks for your compassion, Colonel." --George W. Bush, after visiting with wounded veterans from the Amputee Care Center of Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, Jan. 1, 2006
"[I]t's a myth to think I don't know what's going on. It's a myth to think that I'm not aware that there's opinions that don't agree with mine, because I'm fully aware of that."
"I mean, there was a serious international effort to say to Saddam Hussein, you're a threat. And the 9/11 attacks extenuated that threat, as far as I-concerned."
"I think we are welcomed. But it was not a peaceful welcome."
"Those who enter the country illegally violate the law."
"As a matter of fact, I know relations between our governments is good."
"Wow! Brazil is big." --George W. Bush, after being shown a map of Brazil by Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Brasilia, Brazil, Nov. 6, 2005
"I think it's important to bring somebody from outside the system, the judicial system, somebody that hasn't been on the bench and, therefore, there's not a lot of opinions for people to look at."
"We look forward to hearing your vision, so we can more better do our job. That's what I'm telling you."
"If it were to rain a lot, there is concern from the Army Corps of Engineers that the levees might break. And so, therefore, we're cautious about encouraging people to return at this moment of history."
"Listen, I want to thank leaders of the -- in the faith -- faith-based and community-based community for being here."
"So please give cash money to organizations that are directly involved in helping save lives -- save the life who had been affected by Hurricane Katrina."
"I can't wait to join you in the joy of welcoming neighbors back into neighborhoods, and small businesses up and running, and cutting those ribbons that somebody is creating new jobs."
"Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job." --George W. Bush, to FEMA director Michael Brown, who resigned 10 days later amid criticism over his job performance, Mobile, Ala., Sept. 2, 2005
"We've got a lot of rebuilding to do. First, we're going to save lives and stabilize the situation. And then we're going to help these communities rebuild. The good news is -- and it's hard for some to see it now -- that out of this chaos is going to come a fantastic Gulf Coast, like it was before. Out of the rubbles of Trent Lott's house -- he's lost his entire house -- there's going to be a fantastic house. And I'm looking forward to sitting on the porch."
"My thoughts are, we're going to get somebody who knows what they're talking about when it comes to rebuilding cities."
"Americans should be prudent in their use of energy during the course of the next few weeks. Don't buy gas if you don't need it."
"It's totally wiped out. ... It's devastating, it's got to be doubly devastating on the ground."
"The best place for the facts to be done is by somebody who's spending time investigating it."
"I'm looking forward to a good night's sleep on the soil of a friend."
"The relations with, uhh -- Europe are important relations, and they've, uhh -- because, we do share values. And, they're universal values, they're not American values or, you know -- European values, they're universal values. And those values -- uhh -- being universal, ought to be applied everywhere."
"You see, not only did the attacks help accelerate a recession, the attacks reminded us that we are at war."
"And the second way to defeat the terrorists is to spread freedom. You see, the best way to defeat a society that is -- doesn't have hope, a society where people become so angry they're willing to become suiciders, is to spread freedom, is to spread democracy."
"It seemed like to me they based some of their decisions on the word of -- and the allegations -- by people who were held in detention, people who hate America, people that had been trained in some instances to disassemble -- that means not tell the truth."
"See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda."
(and that's just from the past couple of years.)