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Various polls report that George W. Bush in some states is now better liked than President Obama. Even some liberal pundits call for Bush to weigh in on the Ground Zero mosque or the Arizona anti-immigration legislation.

Suddenly, Bush is missed. Why? Let me list 10 likely reasons.

1) The Obama record. We naturally compare Bush to his chief critic and successor -- and find the latter increasingly wanting.

Obama turned Bush's misdemeanor deficits into felonious trillion-dollar annual shortfalls. He'll pile up more debt than any other prior president. Bush was tarred in 2004 for a "jobless recovery" when unemployment hovered near 6 percent. It's now almost 10 percent, and Obama still harps about "jobs saved."

2) Obama as Bush. Candidate Obama demagogued Bush on a variety of issues, which, as president, he simply flipped and endorsed. Remember Bush's Guantanamo gulag? Or how about the terror-producing Predators? Or the need for an immediate Iraq pullout?

In case after case of national security, Obama, when invested with the responsibility of governance, simply adopted, or even trumped, Bush's protocols -- the irony made worse by not acknowledging his debt.

3) Bush Did It. The public is tiring of Obama's Pavlovian blaming of Bush. After 20 months, it's time for the president to get a life and quit the "heads you lose/tails I win" attitude about presidential responsibility.

4) Who's the real yuppie? The media tried to paint Bush as the privileged yuppie, masquerading as the Texas rancher. But this president's handler could not stage a chain-sawing task for Obama if they tried -- severe injury would surely follow.

From 2001-03, presidential golf was proof of aristocratic disdain and laziness. Suddenly, from 2009-10 -- given that Obama has hit the greens more in 20 months than Bush did in eight years -- the Ministry of Truth redefined the game as necessary egalitarian relaxation.

5) Michelle is no Laura. Remember the narrative: Conservative women are elitists who decorate, buy nice clothes and play Barbie; liberal first ladies are independent feminists who can't be bothered by inanities like fashion and play. But Michelle this summer enjoyed a movable feast from Marbella to Martha's Vineyard, in designer clothes and shades. Laura Bush used to vacation at the national parks.

6) United Nations first; United States second. If Bush was a supposed "cowboy," at least there was never any doubt that his first and foremost interest was America, not the "international community." One Obama bow was OK; one apology about genocide tolerable; one smug line that we aren't exceptional understandable; one mea culpa sent to the corrupt UN human-rights crowd I suppose forgivable. But add them up, and we sense that our president is embarrassed about America's history and culture.

7) Who'll criticize the critics? American elites crucified Bush. Al Gore called him a liar. John Edwards and John Kerry tag-teamed him in vicious attacks.

Now? Edwards imploded in scandal. Kerry was exposed as a tax-dodging elitist hypocrite. Gore, if not a sex poodle, at least is a green-con-artist billionaire, who both hyped a world-ending crisis and then profited from his rhetorical overkill by selling supposed green snake oil like medieval penances.

8) Bush's disasters proved not quite disasters. Take the two most famous: Iraq and Katrina. Iraq is calm and can make it as a consensual state. We killed thousands of al Qaeda terrorists in Anbar province. Libya gave up its WMD. American troops left Saudi Arabia. Syria got out of Lebanon.

The BP mess (oh, how Nemesis likes to strike in the same locale!) reminded us how the federal government is inept under any president, whether during a man-made or nature-induced calamity.

9) Bush ran an especially ethical administration. Before Obama even started, we had the Blago mess and the Bill Richardson, Tom Daschle, Tim Geithner and Hilda Solis ethical lapses. The Chicago crowd makes the Crawford crowd look like pikers.

10) Bush was authentic. He mangled his words. A liberal industry grew up around "nucular." He strutted and talked Nascarese, like "bring 'em on." Much of this was excessive, but at least we knew Bush meant it.

But Obama? He can't really speak off the teleprompter without pauses, repetitions and constant self-referencing. He's stiff and not comfortable with himself off the court or golf course. Bush made decisions and stuck by them; Obama the professor offers a perennial "on the one hand/on the other hand" mishmash and a sorta, kinda, almost answer.

Who knows? At this rate America may play Brandon DeWilde to Bush's Shane: Bush -- come back, Bush, come back!
 

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Get over it … he’s gone and Home on the Range. :cheers:
 

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Like moths to the flame. :thumbsup:
 

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Get over it … he’s gone and Home on the Range. :cheers:

You wouldn't think so listening to Obama and the democrats... or you, for that matter. Maybe it is you -that should "get over it" ?

By the way... disagree with any of those "1 through 10" listings ?
 

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You wouldn't think so listening to Obama and the democrats... or you, for that matter. Maybe it is you -that should "get over it" ?

By the way... disagree with any of those "1 through 10" listings ?
I agree … Democrats should get over Bush and just continue to clean up the crap. It’s going to take awhile to remove the stain. George Bush could care less, he’s home on Ranch were he’s about as in touch with Middle America as he’s ever been. As far as I know, Obama as never have a silver spoon … you know, growing up in Kenya supporting Terrorist in all.

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I made a hell of a lot more money under Bush, then I am making under Obama and the Democrats. I would bet a dollar to a dime... that the vast majority of American middle-class NON-UNION workers... would tend to agree. We are going in the absolute wrong direction. There is no denying that fact... unless you envy and wish to emulate the European Union. If so... simply pick a country and move there. You should "at least" have the balls to do that.
 

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Those feet look poor to me...:laughing:
 

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So, you got rich, then GTFO of Illinois? :laughing:
Some of us are not limited to the boarders of our homes ... get out of the Texas for a day or two ... :laughing:
 

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Well, me -and 56% of this country that votes.
 
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