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Bush Pushes Back Against Limbaugh's Obama-Haiti Remark

Posted by on Jan. 18, 2010 at 2:33 PM
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Former President George W. Bush pushed back Sunday against criticism -- levied most prominently by talk radio host Rush Limbaugh -- that his successor, President Barack Obama, was somehow politicizing the disastrous earthquake in Haiti.

"I don't know if -- what they're talking about," Bush declared during an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press." "I've been briefed by the President about the response. And as I said in my opening comment, I appreciate the president's quick response to this disaster."

This past week, Limbaugh insisted that the Obama White House would use the catastrophe in Haiti to "burnish" the president's standing and credibility "with the black community, in the both light-skinned and dark-skinned black community, in this country."

"It's made-to-order for 'em," Limbaugh said. "That's why he couldn't wait to get out there. Could not wait to get out there."

Joined by former President Bill Clinton during a series of interviews on the Sunday shows, Bush also touted the need to get relief to the Haitian people, in both a streamlined and responsible way. Asked by host David Gregory if he drew any lessons from the recovery efforts after Hurricane Katrina (widely regarded as tragically bungled), Bush replied:

"First of all, it takes time to get the supplies in place. That shouldn't deter them. In other words, there's an expectation-- amongst people that things are going to happen quickly. And sometimes it's hard to make things happen quickly. Secondly, there is a great reservoir of good will that wants to help. And that's why he asked us to help, and we're glad to do it." 

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by on Jan. 18, 2010 at 2:33 PM
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Talee
by Gold Member on Jan. 18, 2010 at 2:33 PM

Limbaugh is such a moron...

PamR
by Ruby Member on Jan. 18, 2010 at 2:46 PM

Good for him.  It's nice to see a republican who isn't afraid of Limbaugh.

Talee
by Gold Member on Jan. 18, 2010 at 2:47 PM


Quoting PamR:

Good for him.  It's nice to see a republican who isn't afraid of Limbaugh.


No kidding...

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SxyMartini
by on Jan. 18, 2010 at 2:53 PM

<Just fell out of her chair! surprised

mamadixon
by Gold Member on Jan. 18, 2010 at 2:56 PM

Wow...did I just hear props being given to BUSH? Maybe you all really don't hate anyone more than Limbaugh...oh wait, I forgot Palin..LMAO..

Joqui
by Joqui on Jan. 18, 2010 at 3:34 PM

wow.. Jr. stepped it up :)

tericared
by on Jan. 18, 2010 at 4:30 PM


Quoting Joqui:

wow.. Jr. stepped it up :)

yes he did

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Mandipants
by on Jan. 18, 2010 at 4:34 PM


Quoting tericared:


Quoting Joqui:

wow.. Jr. stepped it up :)

 

yes he did

Some Bushiness I can get behind.

margroc
by on Jan. 18, 2010 at 4:36 PM

Uh, it's called giving credit where it's due - be it good or bad.

Quoting mamadixon:

Wow...did I just hear props being given to BUSH? Maybe you all really don't hate anyone more than Limbaugh...oh wait, I forgot Palin..LMAO..


A society which emphasizes uniformity is one which creates intolerance and hate.  - Pierre E. Trudeau

Mandipants
by on Jan. 18, 2010 at 4:37 PM

Yup.

Quoting margroc:

Uh, it's called giving credit where it's due - be it good or bad.

Quoting mamadixon:

Wow...did I just hear props being given to BUSH? Maybe you all really don't hate anyone more than Limbaugh...oh wait, I forgot Palin..LMAO..



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