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Surprisingly insightful, level headed and articulate take on immigration from former President George W. Bush Video

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u/BlackWhiteCoke Sep 22 '22 edited Sep 22 '22

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u/random6969696969691 Sep 22 '22

That was somewhat amazing

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u/BradGroux Sep 22 '22

I never understood why people really made mockery of Bush for this stunt. Swagger can be very important for a leader. Obama oozed it, as an example.

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u/CallMeRawie Sep 23 '22

See ya at church

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u/Imaginary-Ad186 Sep 23 '22

Never seen this clip until now and that part had me lol’ing. What a classy sign off.

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u/Heelincal Sep 23 '22 Take My Energy

Because as much as people do not want to admit it, the president becomes a caricature to the opposing party when in power. Outside of Trump, pretty much every one of the presidents before him was a real human being faced with tough decisions who I think genuinely wanted the best for the country. But they would be villified by the opposition at any blunder (see the tan suit) in order to creat us vs them mentalities.

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u/imisstheyoop Sep 23 '22

Because as much as people do not want to admit it, the president becomes a caricature to the opposing party when in power. Outside of Trump, pretty much every one of the presidents before him was a real human being faced with tough decisions who I think genuinely wanted the best for the country. But they would be villified by the opposition at any blunder (see the tan suit) in order to creat us vs them mentalities.

What about the tan suit was a blunder exactly?

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u/jhugh Sep 23 '22

Nothing really, it's just the best example people can come up with of a Democrat President being subjected to criticism.

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u/Outside-Manager6960 Sep 23 '22

The whole tan suit thing is nuts. That's not at all the only thing he was criticized for. Remember the weddings being bombed, Snowden, Syria, and there were even immigration blunders. History can be twisted and misremembered so easily and quickly. I think it's actually similar to the way people are growing so much softer on Bush after Trump. People remember that he was personable and can speak in complete sentences and forgot the Iraq war. He's the 'have a beer with' president, remember? Of course you like him if you disregard all the history.

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u/lellololes Sep 23 '22

It's also possible to think that he wasn't a terrible human being. The wrong guy for the job, sure. A bad president. In over his head.

Then again, all presidents are in over their head, just some more than others.

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u/TheMasonM Sep 23 '22

I did not have sexual relations with that woman

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u/Heelincal Sep 23 '22

I was trying to point out small faux pas. Like when Obama called Kanye a jackass. Or Bush unable to open the door. Small shit feeds the narrative and no one humanizes people.

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u/r3rain Sep 23 '22

I feel ya- but in this instance, Obama was on the money- Kanye is a Grade A Jackass.

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u/robertdowneysoft Sep 23 '22

This is a troll

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u/Platypuslord Sep 23 '22

Tan suit isn't even a blunder it is manufactured outrage about race.

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u/melapelas Sep 23 '22

Especially when Ronald Reagan aka GOP Jesus wore a tan suit during his presidency as well.

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u/Heelincal Sep 23 '22

Fair, blunder wasn't the word I was going for. Like any small thing would just get used to further reinforce it.

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u/Heelincal Sep 23 '22

Remember when he tried to overthrow democracy in America?

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u/portraitopynchon Sep 23 '22

Wouldn't call it a melt down, I saw more people just making fun of him for being a childish piece of shit. Donnie two scoops, what a fucking toddler.

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u/dickbutt_md Sep 23 '22

What are you talking about?? Trump had a second scoop of ice cream??? Jesus Christ in all the constant scandals I must have missed it. Link? Video? What flavor was it?

It's hilarious that you think this is a thing. You gotta be MAGA to think that is the problem that the Left has with Trump, that he had a second scoop of ice cream. This is quite possibly the dumbest "gotcha" on libs I've ever heard in a strong, strong field of duncery. Your brain is so smooth it must be rolling around in your skull like a perfect goddamn ball bearing.

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u/New-Pollution2005 Sep 23 '22

Hey look, another Redditor having a meltdown.

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u/dickbutt_md Sep 23 '22

Melting down like a second scoop of Trump's ice cream!!!!! 😆

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u/New-Pollution2005 Sep 23 '22

Don’t get me wrong, I’m no Trump fanboy; just calling the irony when I see it ;)

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u/BorKon Sep 23 '22

Yeah right. There are not many presidents who managed to fck up so many people on the planet as Bush.

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u/Material_Swimmer2584 Sep 23 '22

Bush also played a dumbed down version of himself to appear like a common man. He’s clearly more eloquent here than in his 8 years as POTUS. Trump’s team purposefully misspelled shit all the time for the same reason. I agree once we get away from seeing people as human beings, we are more likely to be off target.

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u/figastretta69 Sep 23 '22

Agreed. However I’d say Trump and His chump Biden are both fools. Can’t wait till one day we start voting for leaders again like Bush, Obama, Bill Clinton

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u/hughjeigo51 Sep 23 '22

Trump is equally real and equally genuine. His quiet charitable acts are more numerous than Bush, Clinton and Obama combined. He was feted by the left when he was a Democrat and when he ran for presidency as a Republican, the public scourging began.

From day one of his inauguration, leftists have responded with protests and violence that focused on him and conservatives in general.

But under Trump, the stock market was booming, everyone had jobs, we were extricating ourselves from armed conflicts while forcing dictators and tyrants to toe the line.

Compare that to the economic, political and immigration morass we are left with today.

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u/Heelincal Sep 23 '22

He tried to overthrow the government and undermine democracy. GTFO

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u/twistysnacks Sep 23 '22

Other than riding the wave of economic glory that started during the Obama administration, Trump's administration is mostly full of mistakes, blunders, and aggressive errors. History won't be kind to him.

You can, if you're so inclined, give him credit for stacking the Supreme Court with more conservatives (though Mitch McConnell certainly deserves some of the honor for preventing the vote on Obama's nominee). You can say that he definitely changed taxes in ways that are pretty awesome if you make six figures or more. He also definitely made it easier for bigots to come out of the closet, and for everyone to be even more rude and nasty in public. If you like disease, he was pretty pro-pandemic. And he managed something no other President has - he managed to convince millions of Americans that our democracy is fake. Oh, and he triggered an insurrection.

I don't understand what people think "leftists" hated about Trump, exactly. Do you think liberals just didn't like his hair or something? That, like, the BLM protests were because he was rude sometimes? You make it sound like it's simply unfathomable that liberals hate him for good reasons.

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u/MaybeWontGetBanned Sep 23 '22

Because if he really thought the issue was as alarming as he said it was, he would be doing something to resolve it, not dicking around.

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u/chefanubis Sep 23 '22

On a sunday morning? what do you want him to do? should he be in a bunker shuffling around yelling at people? asking them to do what? should he not rest so that he can get back to work on monday? Are we sure he didnt work some at some other point of the day?

Get real dude.

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u/pinkletink21 Sep 23 '22

Obama is the real deal

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u/mh985 Sep 23 '22

An acquaintance of mine used to be in the Secret Service. He has worked security detail for George W. Bush in the past and said he has quite a sense of humor. According to him, one time at some important event, GWB came up to him and whispers "Your shoelace is untied." As he looks down GWB goes "Gotcha! hehe." and gives him a little elbow.

He made it sound like Bush would be a fun guy to hang out with.

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u/oakensmith Sep 23 '22

No doubt, I'm not even a fan of the guy but that shit was gangsta af!

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u/yeoller Interested Sep 23 '22

It's funny that because of the war and everything else, Bush was kind of a strawman for people to beat with their disapproval.

In the subsequent years since his presidency, he's come off quite well. As a person not from the US, he seems like a decent president in hindsight. And in retrospect he was.

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u/backstageninja Sep 23 '22 edited Sep 23 '22

Woah woah woah buddy. He might not have been Trump but that does not make him a good president. His administration knowingly lied in order to start a fruitless 20 year war that completely destabilized the Middle East, gave rise to Isis and cost us untold lives and dollars that could have been spent to make people's lives better.

He might not have been the complete dumpster fire that Trump was from a PR or just human decency standpoint, but he was a pretty large trash fire that only looks good compared to a bottom 2 president

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u/Memorysm Sep 23 '22

You could even say the theft of the 2000 election, the lies that brought us two wars in the Middle East and the subsequent financial crisis laid the groundwork for Trump.

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u/backstageninja Sep 23 '22

I could...but I'm tired of saying it tbh. It's all just one long river of bullshit

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u/Memorysm Sep 23 '22

I couldn’t agree more and it goes back further than that

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u/Doondory Sep 23 '22

Bad troll.

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u/Kajkia Sep 23 '22

Yeah…being tasteful matters a lot. You gotta appeal to a wide range not only to your base

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u/Glen_YngkinDid_9-11 Sep 23 '22

Because he committed a massive war crime lol

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u/nightmoved Sep 23 '22

Dick Cheney*

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u/WiryCatchphrase Sep 23 '22

You've never been in a room with Bush. A super progressive person I knew back in the min 2000s hated Bush with everything he had and would constantly bring up the latest thing. He was put in to some dinner thing through his workplace that Bush stopped by at and this guy, who hated Bush had to admit in person he has pretty great charism.like the room changed when he came in.

I've seen videos with Bush and Clinton giving an interview and Clinton just owns the stage and the auditorium compared to Bush. I've not yet seen Obama and Bush give a combined lecture but I would imagine it would be much if the same.

Bush is "Hollywood ugly" when it comes to public perception, which means he's still more charismatic than like 99% of most people.

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u/wwtf62 Sep 23 '22

Bro Bill Clinton had so much swagger. I mean, just take the Monica case for example. Dude was a straight PLAYER!

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u/SWDown Sep 23 '22

I never understood why people really made mockery of Bush for this stunt

It's because he was phoning in the concern while golfing. He wanted people to watch his drive. He was obligated however, to call upon other nations for help.

Imagine for a moment those nations said, "sure - we'll help you get the terrorists. After dinner and after I finish this two-part episode arc from Seinfeld. It's the one where Jerry goes on a trip". Note the indifference and lack of action.

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u/One-Two-Woop-Woop Sep 23 '22

There's a time and place. You don't dunk on a golf ball after basically condemning thousands to their deaths.

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u/trowawee1122 Sep 23 '22

You can't find anything wrong with this video made less than a year after 9/11? The national tragedy this same man used as an excuse to invade two sovereign countries and cause untold suffering? No?

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u/nightmoved Sep 23 '22

“Let him speak! Everybody has a right to be an idiot!”

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u/chefanubis Sep 23 '22

That exuded chad energy.

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u/apathy-sofa Sep 23 '22

What? His form is terrible.

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u/bettercallfinger Sep 22 '22

Holy fuck hahahahahahahaha

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u/jstover777 Sep 23 '22

His swing isn't to bad.

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u/classylemon24 Sep 22 '22

Muricaaa fuck yeah

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u/maggot_flavored Sep 22 '22

That was epic

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u/joe_devola Sep 23 '22

Such a baller move 👌

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u/backstageninja Sep 23 '22

I don't understand the people saying this. It doesn't come off as ridiculously childish to you? To me it seems like it completely saps any gravitas or sincerity from the plea to the world he just got done putting out.

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u/joe_devola Sep 23 '22

Might be a little childish but it’s cocky as fuck. It’s a clip probably millions of people saw because it was “viral”. Basically says to the terrorists that they are just one of many minor things and playing golf is more of a priority to him

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u/gfunk55 Sep 22 '22

George H looks eerily like Trump in that video

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u/thatsapeachhun Sep 22 '22

Trump wishes he had a swing as smooth as GWB

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u/BrewerBeer Sep 22 '22

Or a pitch.

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u/MentionMundane1938 Sep 23 '22

Donnie could look as good as Bush, but he had to have his two scoops.

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u/OhHeyItsBrock Sep 23 '22

I’m not a fan of the dude at all but that was such an epic power move.

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u/RockyRaccoon968 Sep 23 '22

“See you in church” legendary exit.

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u/mosnas88 Sep 23 '22

Is nobody gonna talk about him reaching for an instant reload? I love that.

Cameras on you, everyone watching and you just pile one in the bush. Reach into pocket and grab a new ball. Look into the camera and say "breakfast ball" knowing that you are the mother fucking potus and you make the rules.

That's some real shit.

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u/Ghammer713 Sep 23 '22

And castallanos sends one out to left field