President Obama Insults Former President Bush At His Own Portrait Hanging

SunShine 2012/06/01 19:41:48

Media President Obama Insults Former President Bush At His Own Portrait Hanging

President Barack Obama Insults Former President George W. Bush At Bushs Portrait Hanging at White House

President Barack Obama points to former President George W. Bush during a ceremony to unveil his official portrait, Thursday, May 31, 2012, in the East Room at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Apparently, as with so many other things, some people who hold the Presidency have class and some don’t. To all appearances, former President George W. Bush is the former, and current President Barack Obama is the latter, at least if this afternoon‘s unveiling of former President Bush’s Presidential portrait is any guide.

This event – which is, at least in theory, supposed to be free of partisan sniping, got an earful of just that when President Obama gave his introductory remarks welcoming Bush:

President Obama on Thursday twisted the knife he‘d stuck in his predecessor’s legacy, reminding former President George W. Bush that he left the economy a mess and al Qaeda mastermind Osama bin Laden alive when he left the White House three years ago.

“The months before I took the oath of office were a chaotic time,” Obama told a crowd of mostly former Bush administration officials and members of the Bush family, including Bush’s parents, former President George H.W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush.[...]

“We knew our economy was in trouble, our fellow Americans were in pain, but we wouldn’t know until later just how breathtaking the financial crisis had been,” Obama continued, raising some eyebrows among the Bush crowd seated just a few feet away.

Bush, however, was the picture of grace, not saying anything remotely insulting about Obama or his wife, and instead treating them with all the deference a sitting President might expect. Indeed, the only place where Bush could have been construed to say anything insulting was when he named his own wife the best First Lady ever, with his mother Barbara Bush maybe tying her. And as to himself, he didn’t pull any punches there, using his typical self-deprecating humor.

“Madame First Lady, thank you so much for inviting our rowdy friends to my hanging,” he joked.

You can watch former President Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush’s remarks below

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  • Cindy64... heirsof... 2012/06/02 05:17:59
  • AL heirsof... 2012/06/02 08:28:47
    Hey! I told you its Bushes fault, now where did Bush put my toilet paper?
  • Cindy64... AL 2012/06/02 14:21:43 (edited)
  • ღ♥ღ ℒea ღ♥ღ 2012/06/02 03:24:08
    ღ♥ღ ℒea ღ♥ღ
    Obama is an arrogant ass. I loved what George W. Bush and Laura had to say. They stayed gracious and that says it all :-)
  • Cindy64... ღ♥ღ ℒea... 2012/06/02 05:19:18
    I agree with you! It just go's to show who has the class and who dose NOT !!Obama-slime and Mooch-shell do NOT have it!!
  • Striker 2012/06/02 03:00:44
    Obama is so busy blaming Bush that he has no time to pay the bills.
  • tina williams 2012/06/02 02:57:29
    tina williams
    Bush looks like he wants to tell him the fk off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Cindy64... tina wi... 2012/06/02 05:20:01
    I know I would of told him to fk off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • tina wi... Cindy64... 2012/06/02 14:41:13
    tina williams
    I think OBAMA needs to go on record and get his ass on TV and say I am so SORRY for being such a jealous ass
  • Cindy64... tina wi... 2012/06/02 14:50:39
    Yeah I agree but we know that will NEVER happen. Obama-slime is NEVER SORRY FOR WHAT HE DOES!! Well his sorry ASS will be OUT in Nov. . that is for sure!!! You are so RIGHT Obama is a jealous ass!!
  • tina wi... Cindy64... 2012/06/22 16:06:31
    tina williams
    Nov can not come fast enough
  • Cindy64... tina wi... 2012/06/22 19:17:34 (edited)
    I HEAR YOU!! So very TRUE!!!! I agree!! Also dear is is a Devotion i put up 2 to 3 times a week . You may like this.
  • tina williams 2012/06/02 02:56:43
    tina williams
    I hate Obama as a man, a president, a whatever he is. And his so called handing out a hit list wonder what number his name is on the list???? should be number ONE
  • heirsof... tina wi... 2012/06/02 03:39:21 (edited)
    I'm not sure what Obama is or what he's evolving into, where he came from or where he's going.
    obama martian obama teleprompter cosmic planet
  • Cindy64... heirsof... 2012/06/02 05:23:46
    he is from outer space lol lol obama is from la la la land obama is from  outer space
  • zero 2012/06/02 02:35:45
    They both suck.
  • Dagon 2012/06/02 02:34:01
  • Cindy64... Dagon 2012/06/02 14:23:39
  • mwg0735 2012/06/02 02:26:47
  • Cindy64... mwg0735 2012/06/02 05:24:20
    REALLY what a JERK !!
  • Lisa 2012/06/02 02:17:39
    I am still trying to figure out how he became president.. It baffles me that anyone would see anything of value in this man. He doesn't know how to conduct himself in a classy manner, hopping around like a bunny and bowing to Saudi kings.. Promising one thing and doing another! Where did this dude come from!
  • Dagon Lisa 2012/06/02 02:34:28
  • ღ♥ღ ℒea... Dagon 2012/06/02 03:26:37
  • Cindy64... Dagon 2012/06/02 05:24:36
  • konalimu 2012/06/02 01:53:36
    Look people, you are expecting too much from a community organizer from Chicago!

    Class, refinement, culture, decorum, and gravitas, are not in oblamer's DNA!
    He was an agitator, he will be an agitator for million years! He and she are not capable, so sad and lets hope Nov gets here soon.
  • Wulfdane 2012/06/02 01:53:34 (edited)
    Obama is your typical Liberal, full of bile and hate. Classless fool.

    None of this should be surprising, Obama is a disgrace.
  • mwg0735 Wulfdane 2012/06/02 02:28:46
  • Wulfdane mwg0735 2012/06/02 03:53:17 (edited)
    I don't think Obama ever stopped campaigning, but Obama's ugliness toward a Former Presidents is something I have never seen before....
  • Cindy64... mwg0735 2012/06/02 05:26:36
  • Cindy64... Wulfdane 2012/06/02 05:24:58
    I agree with you !!
  • JT For Political Reform 2012/06/02 01:44:28
    JT For Political Reform
    I know one thing, Laura has always been proud of this country and she is a lady with a lot of class, the present first lady is a woman with a lot of ass.
  • aksquad JT For ... 2012/06/03 05:50:20
  • Lady Willpower 2012/06/02 01:42:29
  • Cindy64... Lady Wi... 2012/06/02 05:27:01
    REALLY !!!
  • Maria R 2012/06/02 01:25:06
    Maria R
    More of the same from the present Potus in Chief. Present Potus wouldn't know classy behavior if it bit him in the A**. George W. made mistakes but always had class, generosity, and manners.
  • Hawkeye 2012/06/02 01:16:58
    Barack Hussein Obama is to the office of the Presidency what John Edwards is to decency ,, morality and the institution of marriage..

    Unfortunately,, they ARE what has BECOME of the typical DEMOCRAT..
  • aksquad 2012/06/02 01:10:41
  • Cindy64... aksquad 2012/06/02 21:34:02
    YES INDEED HE IS 100% !!
  • harley 2012/06/02 00:47:58
    the reason the portrait wasn't featured as i've been told, the banana that george was holding wasn't quite right in color and tone so the artist was on his way to touch up the picture.
  • Dagon harley 2012/06/02 02:36:28

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