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Old 01-22-2009, 09:46 AM
 
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What are your thoughts on Prez Bush being mocked at the Inauguration? I thought it was classless and immature. The simple notion that their lack of civility reflects badly on the man they support is obvioulsy lost on these people.



YouTube - Bush Booed and Jeered during Inaugural pre-Introduction
Rude, perhaps, but it beats having your head hung from a pike.
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Old 01-22-2009, 09:48 AM
 
Location: The Silver State (from the UK)
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That was really despicable. Please show respect for the office if not the man himself. President Obama showed respect, why can't the people that voted for President Obama show the same?


Lets remember that it was only a handful of the 2 million that turned up. Lets not tar everyone with the same brush.
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Old 01-22-2009, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Montrose, CA
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What are your thoughts on Prez Bush being mocked at the Inauguration? I thought it was classless and immature. The simple notion that their lack of civility reflects badly on the man they support is obvioulsy lost on these people.
I have nothing but contempt for Bush and his cronies. HOWEVER...mocking a president as he steps down is tasteless and immature, and I wouldn't do it. It's the same as mocking the office and the country. Shameful and embarrassing. Ugly Americans all of them.
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Old 01-22-2009, 09:55 AM
 
Location: The Silver State (from the UK)
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Obama's inauguration has turned into a massive joke. In trying to turn the event into a world-class solemn event he made it the laughing stock of the world.
I'm pretty embarrassed to admit that a majority of voters supported this guy. It does not reflect well on our national intelligence.

Hopefully he presents himself more seriously and grows into a statesman in the next 4 years.


Our media coverage in England was practically having an orgasm during the inauguration, as are our newspapers yesterday, and today.. go online and check why don't you. The same search will hold true in nearly all developed countries.

Certainly in most parts of the world, it was Bush who was the joke. Obama, at the very least is a decent representation of what the American President should be... intelligent, articulate, inspiring, confident, classy, and diplomatic. How can you argue he hasn't been all of those things so far?
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Old 01-22-2009, 09:55 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I think it was very appropriate. The man is disgraceful and the country should be embarrassed by the shameful segment he represents. That village idiot did nothing for this country, wasted nearly a trillion dollars on a losing war that he lied to get into, was completely ineffective on the domestic agenda, and divided the country. Only the most backwards sections of the country supported his party in the election. They should've lined up and kicked his rear end out of the white house.

I applaud the ridicule of a man who had no more business being in the White House than Yosemite Sam.
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Old 01-22-2009, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Montrose, CA
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I applaud the ridicule of a man who had no more business being in the White House than Yosemite Sam.
That attitude is juvenile and misguided at best.

The people that voted for him are the ones that should be ridiculed as the village idiots. Have some respect for the office, even though the man who held it doesn't deserve it, the actions of those morons made the rest of us look petty, stupid, and childish.
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Old 01-22-2009, 10:24 AM
 
Location: New Hampsha
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YouTube - Bush Gets Booed at Inauguration
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Old 01-22-2009, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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Bush/Cheney were running a shadow government. There was never any tranparency or accountability, but it seems as if that is going to change now.

Obama issues executive orders on ethics

CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time President Obama « - Blogs from CNN.com
There has been NO accountability in government long before Bush/Cheney. Obama has been a part of it during his 4 years as an Illinois senator (and of course IL has one of the highest rates of corruption in the USA. Go figure!) Anyway Bush/Cheney definitely forced Congresses hand . I live by actions not words. Lets see what happens over the next 4 years.

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Old 01-22-2009, 11:50 AM
 
Location: The Planet Mars
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What are your thoughts on Prez Bush being mocked at the Inauguration? I thought it was classless and immature. The simple notion that their lack of civility reflects badly on the man they support is obvioulsy lost on these people.



YouTube - Bush Booed and Jeered during Inaugural pre-Introduction
After the damage Bush has done to this country - I wouldn't have blamed the crowd if they gave him the finger...

He has almost ruined us financially, has bled our Army and Treasury in Iraq for an absolutely needless war, has only cared about his rich/elite base and acted with disdain towards the rest of the country...

Why shouldn't the public be livid at him - look at the mess he is leaving behind for someone else to clean-up.

So as far as I'm concerned, he got far less than what was coming to him... he got off very lightly in fact....

He was the most devisive President of my lifetime...

Obama will be light-years better than he was...

And trying to use the crowd reaction as a bad reflection on Obama is pretty much a joke.
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Old 01-22-2009, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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After the damage Bush has done to this country - I wouldn't have blamed the crowd if they gave him the finger...

He has almost ruined us financially, has bled our Army and Treasury in Iraq for an absolutely needless war, has only cared about his rich/elite base and acted with disdain towards the rest of the country...

Why shouldn't the public be livid at him - look at the mess he is leaving behind for someone else to clean-up.

So as far as I'm concerned, he got far less than what was coming to him... he got off very lightly in fact....

He was the most devisive President of my lifetime...

Obama will be light-years better than he was...

And trying to use the crowd reaction as a bad reflection on Obama is pretty much a joke.
Again I dont like Bush but to say he almost solely ruined us financially is irresponsible. What about the leaders of financial institutions, Congress, Corporate Boards, and individuals who had no right purchasing some of these homes? What about problems in other world markets? Let me guess Bush is responsible for that too?

How about some accountability in the world!
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