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Published: Wednesday, May 30 2012 11:37 p.m. MDT

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woolybruce
Idaho Falls, ID

Interesting twist on something that would otherwise be note worthy.

ute alumni
Tengoku, UT

politicians are another breed. How Bush could even speak to obama is beyond me. I'm waiting for obama to blame Bush for some more things once they meet, he just can't help himself. Seven more months and he'll be community organizing again.

Liberal Ted
Salt Lake City, UT

It will be nice to have a President back in the White House that actually loves the United States and doesn't blame everybody else for his decisisons.

We can't say that about the current person in the WH.

I'm not sure why people fall for this "inherited" nonsense. You don't "inherit" something that you campaign for and raised millions of dollars to apply for a job. That is seeking out the position and wanting everything that comes with it. If he "inherited" the "mess" then bo would have been appointed president without campaigning or begging for votes and the chance to have the job.

One can "inherit" eye color, skin color, hair color, baldness, diseases etc from their parents. You don't "inherit" someone elses mess when you ask and run for the job or political seat. You don't "inherit" a home with problems when you purchase it. You inherit a home with problems when someone leaves it to you in their Will and you didn't pursue it.

For being the "smartest" president ever, you'd think he would pick his words better.

xscribe
Colorado Springs, CO

@Ute Alumni: Kind of like Romney now hobnobbing, and vice versa, with all those candidates that blasted him, and him them, during the last few months, right? It goes both ways!

Rob
Logan, UT

What I was very surprised with is how rude and mean people were to President Bush when President Obama was sworn in. I have never seen such hostility built up by any candidate for an outgoing President before. President Bush took it all honorably. It seems like there is still hostility and anger being pushed by President Obama against us every day people. We are being pitted against each other and it should not be that way. Shouldn't we all be looking after each other, smiling at each other and encouraging each other? Isn't that what has made America great? I thought America was founded on living the American dream. If someone is hating someone for their success then how can they learn to ever strive to do the same thing? If we are saying "poor me" then how are we going to think to say where can I go from here. Okay, that is enough of my getting it out of my system today.

worf
Mcallen, TX

Great leaders don't make excuses, and blame others. They get tings done.

Although stating the economy being the worse since the great depression, Barack says he didn't know it was this bad. It's Bushes fault.

Poor excuse for adding five trillion to the debt while unemployment increased.

worf
Mcallen, TX

Carman,

Blaming of under funding, parents, and inexperienced teachers area political excuses. It’s like Obama blaming the rich or George Bush for our weak economy.
It all comes down to centralized power and wasteful spending.

Mark B
Eureka, CA

I'm reading lots of bad mouthing about Obama, but nothing about what a success the Bush administration actually was. Seems as though if GWB can return to the White House under friendly terms, then all his FORMER supporters should be content with letting the ceremony proceed without bitterness. But it's an election year, so let the sneering resume.

Getting it Right
Sunnyvale, CA

When Romney is president, you will not hear him blame Obama. He will just do his job for this nation to be prosperous again. It will be a prosperous 8 years under Romney's presidency.

homebrew
South Jordan, UT

Utah republicans are like osterich's. They bury their heads in the sand. To say that Bush wasnt that bad is just a lie. Bush inherited the best economy in the history of man. A balanced budget. Unprecidented job creation. What did he do with it? Bush is certanly the worst president in american history. Obama inherited this mess from Bush. His spending is identical to Bush's. Not bad considering the economic mess he had to turn around. And make no mistake, It Is turning around, despite No help from the gop, the party that caused the mess. The GOP has been content to make america suffer needlessly for 4 years, just for pollitical gain. They dont want the economy to turn around. Because Obama would get the credit, and be re elected. Dont believe the lies from the GOP. This was indeed a mess. No Argument. But look around. It is getting better. Despite the obstruction of the GOP. Who do you trust? The party that attacks the poor, women, and elderly, while protecting the rich. Or the party that works for the middle class, teachers, and the general welfare of the country. The choice is Clear.

Getting it Right
Sunnyvale, CA

The Bush's administration is actually successful, way, way better than BO. I remember in 2006 when the economy was doing good, housing market is sky rocketing with a lot of people buying homes. Of course this was the same reason of the housing collapse but it's not Bush's fault. Blame it on the congress, Barney Frank, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

homebrew
South Jordan, UT

Getting it right,, Could you tell me the winning lotery numbers in the next drawing?? You are so smart. WRONG!!

UtahCentrist
Salt Lake City, UT

Getting it Right

"When Romney is president, you will not hear him blame Obama."

As opposed to all the blaming of Obama now? It's his bread and butter on the campaign trail.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

Perhaps he is bringing new marching orders from the Masters of the New World Order...

Bilderbergs
Skull & Bones
Illuminati
TriLateral Commission

Joan Watson
TWIN FALLS, ID

UtahCentrist
Perhaps you should reresd 'Getting it Right' post again. The statement made was "when he (Romney) is elected" he wont be blaming woes onto his predesessor. In the meantime, during an election year, the time to point out all the errors of the Obama administration is fair game - but NOT after the election. Then it is time for leadership and statesmanship. And not whine and blame because the job is tougher than one thought it would be.

ouisc
Farmington, UT

Such irony. Obama ran a very negative "anti-Bush" campaign. Yet, Obama's best moments in office are based on Obama's continuation of Bush policies. So Obama needs to offer Bush a big thank you, as most of Obama's success rides on Bush's coattails. Maybe this will provide Obama a forum to finally say something nice!

Getting it Right
Sunnyvale, CA

@homebrew
I'm very positive about Romney's presidency because there is nothing to be positive about the current administration.
And when Romney is president, you would want me to be right because it is for the good of our country and every American even for some countries that benefit from our prosperity.
Regarding the lottery numbers, NO.

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