President Obama can’t stop blaming George Bush. Even George Bush’s portrait unveiling was occasion to insult him yet again.
This is what the very cynical President Obama said –
“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 with the Bush family and colleagues seated just a few feet away.
In stark contrast, former President George W. Bush was gracious and good humored. At one point, he referred to his portrait and joked that when [Obama is] “wandering” the White House halls grappling with tough decisions, he will “now be able to gaze at this portrait and ask, ‘What would George do?'”
Former President Bush sounded like Ronald Reagan talking about John Wayne. Remember John Wayne? He was a good friend of Ronald Reagan’s. John Wayne said he was a socialist in his college days but soon learned that system was not going to work. John Wayne and Ronald Reagan shared a mutual admiration. Both exuded class.
The economist Arthur Laffer recalls that shortly after the U.S. invasion of Grenada in 1983, he met Reagan at a conference. He told Reagan that the newspapers reported that the administration had gone back and forth on whether to go with the invasion. Laffer asked: “What made you finally decide to do it?” Reagan said, “Well, Art, finally I asked myself, what would John Wayne have done?” Source: Scotsman
What WOULD John Wayne have done?
Listen to the classy humor and wit of Ronald Reagan –
In the following video, you can hear President Obama blame George Bush while pretending he is complimenting him.
This video includes the speech by former President Bush and a touching moment in which he references his father who was in the audience. It also includes two excellent speeches by Laura Bush and Michelle Obama.