Skip to comments.Did Bill Maher Just Trump Bush on Islam?
Posted on 04/23/2013 5:20:35 AM PDT by Servant of the CrossEdited on 04/23/2013 5:30:29 AM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]
As you probably have heard, a few days ago Bill Maher shocked his liberal guest -- and much of the world -- by stating very correctly and succinctly that it is "liberal (BS) to equate Christianity and Islam with respect to terror.
The bluntness, not to mention the shocking accuracy of the statement from this particular source, had the social media universe all lit up over the weekend. It was surely my first "fist pump" ever in response to Maher.
Moreover, it is very instructive when juxtaposed with a not so shocking statement made in an interview over the same weekend by former President George W. Bush in the run-up to the opening of his "Presidential Center."
And that horrible blunder, no doubt promoted by Rove, destroyed any chance the GOP had to defeat the communist currently occupying our White House.
As well presented by the author, by choosing this 'strategery', he also failed to defend conservatism, capitalism and the American way against the attacks of both the external Islamist supremacists and the internal socialists.
yeah the Bush admin, was damaged in so many ways. like father like son. RINOs all.
still a gazillion times better than the current scum.
The only really good thing Bush did, apart from tax reductions, was kicking terrorist ass. No one was singing “Sweet Caroline” after 9-11, especially GWB.
It seems like the USA is up to its eyeballs in a deep alliance with the Saudis, seems no president can say otherwise
Yep. This philosophy was Bush’s worst trait. By far. A sitting president is essentially the CEO of the nation and the party and has an obligation to present a public argument to defend their decisions and policies. The Bush White House was negligent in staying silent or choosing not to fight some attacks that damaged the country and irreparably harmed the party in which he was chosen to represent.
I genuinely like George W, but this has made me so frustrated.
W made the correct choice, imho, not to ‘defend’ himself. It’s like arguing with fools.
As far as supporting Conservatism, he was never a conservative. He claimed to be a compassionate conservative. Of course he was very compassionate with other people’s money. That’s why I didn’t vote for him in 2000. I did grow to like the guy in time.
Has Obama restored our image abroad yet?
Different scenario IMO. We celebrated (rightly so) when we got Bin Laden. We had a long road ahead of us after 9/11.
Well said. He just chose to ignore an essential part of his obligation as CEO, and therefore, in spite of some successes, he was a failed CEO.
So... Not equal? How can that be? Everything and everybody are equal! A nice day = a lousy day. A good meal = a bad meal.
A happy, child-producing hetero marriage = giving each other hepatitis, meningitis, hiv and a 40-year lifespan. Bad teachers = good teachers. You get the idea. If you don’t think this way then you’re not open-minded!
One liberal who has learned to think for himself.
But the majority of liberals will go on refusing to accept reality even if it is staring them in the face.
Maybe I interpreted his meaning wrong.
That's an interesting question, but I think not quite the point. It's not that Bush's failure to defend himself CAUSED McCain to use - it's that Bush's failure - he and Rove called it the "new tone" - is part of the same establishment disease that McCain also has - McCain's version was called "reach across the aisle." It is also the same disease that caused Mitt to call Obama "a nice guy who is simply over his head." The dots connect, well.....HERE:
Don’t get too excited, he’d more likely want to piss on the next Christian he sees than to want to hear the message of the Messiah...
To a small degree, you are right....BUT: The problem with that assessment is that A: he never did have the strength of conviction to SAY the right thing....and B: you can't take what he said this week out of context of all that he refused to say for eight years in office.
First taxes, now Islam.
Maher may be evolving. He may turn out to be a Lib who got mugged — an applicant for NRA and the Tea Party.
[I still would not watch him. He is on the same level as David Letterman. I have never watched more than a few seconds of Letterman since he has been on late night. I don’t see either of them as funny.]
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