Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Is he really that uninformed?

C-Span scored a sit-down interview yesterday with george bush. I saw this segment of the tape yester day on C-Span. It appeared to me that bush thought Goldwater Republicans were people who still wanted Goldwater elected today. Could he be that uninformed? You decide. As for where he goes after he’s asked, “And can you define the ideology of a Bush Republican?” I have no idea. Here’s part of the transcript of that interview that I found over at Raw Story. The “Q” is the questioner’s question.

Q: Within the Republican Party, there is the Goldwater Republicans --

PRESIDENT BUSH: Still? (Chuckles.)

Q: … and there's the Rockefeller Republicans and Reagan Republicans.

PRESIDENT BUSH: I'm -- go ahead.

Q: Oh, no, go ahead.

PRESIDENT BUSH: Well, I'm just chuckling. I don't -- I -- I think the Goldwater Republicans and the Rockefeller Republicans are pretty far past.

Q: But I'm talking about ideology. You have Reagan Republicans today. Are there -- will there be Bush Republicans? And can you define the ideology of a Bush Republican?

PRESIDENT BUSH: Compassionate conservatism, you know, the -- the use of government to help people in the private sector advance compassionate goals, like the faith-based initiative.

I -- you know, I -- I chuckled -- I didn't mean to -- I shouldn't have -- that's rude of me, to chuckle in the midst of your question. But I would be cautious about stereotyping mentalities in a constantly changing political dynamic.

And I think people like to label themselves certain things, but political parties grow, and they -- you know, immigration is a classic issue where, you know, I made a name for being compassionate and at the same time understanding the need to enforce our borders on immigration. And I don't think you can label that really any kind of political philosophy or any -- named after any former political candidate. It's just like dealing with a problem in the context of a -- what I call right-of-center or conservative philosophy.


Blogger agreenearth said...

Oh Dear, and this is the man who started a war, how does all this happen?

Let' hope the voters get it right next election.

February 13, 2007 1:38 AM  
Blogger Coffee Messiah said...

Why bother. As he continues to attempt to bring people to his way of thinking, it makes you realize he is as stupid as they come, with no care about that either! ; (

Talking about "Dumbth!"

February 13, 2007 2:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just when I think I can't be further shocked by Bush's boundless stupidity, he opens his yap and astounds me again with his boundless stupidity. Sweet, weeping Jeebus. Compassionate conservatism? Well, here's the legacy folks, in his mind at any rate. It would almost be funny in a painful kind of way if there wasn't such a substantial body count involved.

February 13, 2007 2:47 AM  
Blogger Undeniable Liberal said...

That sounds like an episode of The Twilite Zone. Yikes!

February 13, 2007 3:55 AM  
Blogger No said...

the "faith based initiative" has always scared the hell out of me...what exactly is that?

February 13, 2007 5:07 AM  
Blogger Spared said...

Anytime I read a Bush interview I am reminded what a wonderful pro-choice posterchild he would make.

February 13, 2007 5:30 AM  
Blogger andi said...

that's rude of him to chuckle at ALL on national TV when people are dying by the hundreds every day for an illegal war that he started.

what an unbelievable bastard.

February 13, 2007 6:52 AM  
Blogger andi said...

it's as if he's proud of his crappy grades in history.

February 13, 2007 6:53 AM  
Blogger Aikäne said...

He's his own favorite philosopher. That C-span interview, along with this quote, summarize his view of his place in the world:

"I think the people want the president to be in a position to make good, crisp decisions and to stay healthy,'' he (the president) said when asked about bike riding while a grieving mom (Cindy Sheehan) wanted to speak with him.

"And part of my being is to be outside exercising. So I'm mindful of what goes on around me. On the other hand, I'm also mindful that I've got a life to live and will do so.'' (August 2005)

February 13, 2007 7:01 AM  
Blogger Donnie McDaniel said...

I said it many many times before, that man is insane! Why didn't they ask him to spell ETHICS so we could all get a laugh? Can you imagine the pritting and sputtering he would do with that question?

February 13, 2007 7:02 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

I heard John Dean on Olbermann last night. He said the real genius of Dick Cheney is that he gets George Bush to wake up every morning believing he's really the president.

It's all much worse than we've imagined.

February 13, 2007 7:47 AM  
Blogger JM said...

Robin (& John Dean) kinda' took the words right out of my mouth. Not much surprises me about this dumbass.

February 13, 2007 7:52 AM  
Blogger Felinemom said...

Compassionate? Bush is the most unfeeling man possible. Takes after his mother.

Is it January 2009 yet?

February 13, 2007 8:47 AM  
Blogger Karen McL said...


I can't stand listening to this cretin speak...but the sound of his idiocy-twanging narcissism comes through even in this transcript! Blech!

February 13, 2007 8:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I made a name for being compassionate..."

When I read that.....it made me chuckle the way Dumya was chuckling....absurd!!!

This man is stupid and delusional.....and we obviously have a group of stupid delusional people in our populace. I once thought we had reached an all time low with Ronnie ..... but this dope just makes me cry.

February 13, 2007 9:02 AM  
Blogger eProf2 said...

The burning Shrub is at it again. When will this presidency end? Not soon enough, that's for sure! God help us!

February 13, 2007 9:28 AM  
Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

Well, he IS compassionate, but only to the wealthiest and the most generous corporations. They feel he has been so very thoughtful of him. In the Bush world, those are the only people. The rest of us are just workers.

February 13, 2007 11:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like how you don't capitalize george.

on a serious note:

how the hell did he get elected? someone please tell me?

February 13, 2007 12:37 PM  
Blogger Human said...

Yes he is. He a puppet. His mind is about gone from the drugs they use to control him.


ps - saw ya hanging out at C&L

February 13, 2007 3:35 PM  
Blogger Geoffrey Milder said...

Bombing innocent civilians screams "compassion" to me.


February 13, 2007 3:49 PM  
Blogger CitizenBoo said...

I'm amazed that his advisors still allow him to speak unscripted in public.

February 13, 2007 4:28 PM  
Blogger JBlue said...

"I'm talking about ideology...." Let me spell that for you.

February 13, 2007 5:04 PM  
Blogger Anon-Paranoid said...

Der Fuehrer's supporters will be known as the Fascist Nazi Republicans, that will be his legacy.

God Bless.

February 13, 2007 8:51 PM  
Blogger PoliShifter said...

Short Answer: YES

He's a fucking idiot. He has no intellectual curiosity.

He'd rather be pulling the wings off flies and buring ants with a magnifying glass. Or riding his bike and chopping brush. Anything mindless and destructive.

February 13, 2007 9:45 PM  
Blogger The Future Was Yesterday said...

Is he really that uninformed?
I don't think so, because to say one is uninformed, infers one can become informed, thusly removing any mistakes made.

What we're dealing with here, is plain old stupid to the bone!!

February 14, 2007 1:56 AM  
Blogger sumo said...

He never ceases to amaze...I guess that makes him amazing after all.

February 14, 2007 2:58 AM  
Blogger BBC said...

Obama, aside from what he is saying, bothers me also. Election talk is always just a sales pitch. He's already make it clear that he is a christian. I don't trust how they get to thinking at times.

I don't see any good choices for 08.

February 14, 2007 3:10 AM  
Blogger Michael Bains said...

Q: Within the Republican Party, there is the Goldwater Republicans --

PRESIDENT BUSH: Still? (Chuckles.)

Wow! That bit right there really does say it all. Reading the rest just confirms that he really is Terribly Clueless.

To his misapprehension though; With the way his ratings are right now, I wouldn't be all that surprised if Goldwater would beat the Shrub could either one run again.

Gore-Obama '08!


February 14, 2007 6:10 AM  
Blogger Pam said...


No one will claim they are Bush Republicans. Except for maybe a few dumbasses sitting around waiting for the rapture. Or maybe terrorists who have seen their recruiting numbers go through the roof.

February 14, 2007 8:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"No one will claim they are Bush Republicans. Except for maybe a few dumbasses sitting around waiting for the rapture."......

Don't leave out both of the Georgia Senators....these two guys don't have a clue between them!!

NRC money in large quantities elected them both and they suck up every chance they get....spinless...both....

February 15, 2007 7:09 AM  
Blogger Martin Olson said...

The 30 percenters- Bush Republicans. I met Reagan when I was a wee lad. I was a young astronaut in the model rocketry division. I was bound to be a republican astronaut. I found out later in life that Reagan's policies were totally cruel and greedy and that astronauts wear diapers when they drive.

February 19, 2007 10:04 PM  

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