July 4th, 2013
02:38 PM ET
1 year ago

Bush, like most predecessors, holds tongue on successor

Washington (CNN) – In President Barack Obama's two presidential campaigns, his predecessor loomed large; Obama and Democrats regularly laid the blame for the downtrodden economy at George W. Bush's feet.

When pressed on their pledge to turn the faltering economy around, Obama and Democrats often pointed out that they had inherited the product of the Bush administration's policies.

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  1. saywhat

    Unfortunately the legacy that he and his cronies left for us Americans to bear & suffer for decades to come would make him hold his tongue. Those who should be in the dock for crimes against America & humanity better hold their tongues.

    July 4, 2013 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  2. Ron L

    I was no supporter of Bush, I just think that because earlier in life he was not interested in the mechanics of how the world worked his inner circle of advisers often misled him. The facts remain he was the President when 911 occurred and his advisers underestimated Bin Ladins threats, he was given an economy that was fairly strong and a budget at a slight surplus. His advisers ( they gave him flawed information on both wars)and his economic beliefs led the country down a very costly path. I Believe it is IMPOSSIBLE to imagine the pressures of the Presidency and how so many ideas with good intentions results in bad outcomes. For this reason and this reason alone I believe it is a GREAT HONORABLE tradition that former Presidents never criticize current Presidents while they are in office.

    July 4, 2013 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  3. Gurgyl

    Well, now at least economy is not faltering–stock market is a live proof therefor. In fact economy is getting a whole lot better.

    July 4, 2013 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  4. gg

    Thank you, Bush.

    July 4, 2013 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  5. Anonymous

    Africa and Texas are the only places GW Bush is welcomed .

    You have to love the above image , say's it all.

    July 4, 2013 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  6. Thomas

    Africa and Texas are the only places GW Bush is welcomed .

    You have to love the above image , say's it all.

    July 4, 2013 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |