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George W. Bush Says He Avoids Criticizing Obama Out Of Respect For Presidency by saintandsinnerz: 9:30am On Feb 19, 2015
Former President George W. Bush explained Thursday that he has avoided publicly criticizing President Obama because he feels it would undermine the office of the presidency.

“I don’t think it’s good for the country to have a former president undermine a current president; I think it’s bad for the presidency for that matter,” Mr. Bush said Thursday evening on Fox News’ “Hannity,” Mediaite reported.

The former president said that, though he follows politics and is “very aware of what’s going on,” he has no interest in generating headlines for himself by bashing his successor.

“Secondly, I really have had all the fame I want,” he continued. “I really don’t long for publicity. And the truth of the matter is in order for me to generate publicity I’d have to either attack the Republican Party, which I don’t want to do, or attack the president, which I don’t want to do. And so I’m perfectly content to be out of the limelight.”

Mr. Bush is currently making the media rounds to promote his new book, “41: A Portrait of My Father,” which he calls a “love story” about his dad, Former President George H.W. Bush.


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This is how it should be not some people here who thinks they can heat up the polity with their unguarded comments and actions! God save this country

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Re: George W. Bush Says He Avoids Criticizing Obama Out Of Respect For Presidency by jingh(f): 9:37am On Feb 19, 2015
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Re: George W. Bush Says He Avoids Criticizing Obama Out Of Respect For Presidency by Nobody: 9:38am On Feb 19, 2015
So, in other words, OBJ has no respect for presidency

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Re: George W. Bush Says He Avoids Criticizing Obama Out Of Respect For Presidency by Nobody: 9:40am On Feb 19, 2015
MODs, this thread should hit the front page so that every Nigerian can see the childishness of oburusonjo.

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Re: George W. Bush Says He Avoids Criticizing Obama Out Of Respect For Presidency by midolian(m): 9:42am On Feb 19, 2015
Respect is given to those that deserve it..you don't just get it on a platter of Gold

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Re: George W. Bush Says He Avoids Criticizing Obama Out Of Respect For Presidency by ogb5(m): 9:48am On Feb 19, 2015
No need for this news. Obasanjo knows that by publicly criticising the president, he is degrading the office of the presidency. His own daughter has asked him previously he if will take the type of rubbish he is dishing to Jonathan.

The problem is not with Obasanjo, the problem is with the other elders in the country who are unable to call Obasanjo to order just to preserve the sanctity of the presidency.

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Re: George W. Bush Says He Avoids Criticizing Obama Out Of Respect For Presidency by Nobody: 9:53am On Feb 19, 2015
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Re: George W. Bush Says He Avoids Criticizing Obama Out Of Respect For Presidency by Nobody: 9:53am On Feb 19, 2015
Sane former presidents proffer solutions to problems facing the country.

Please, that statement isn't applicable in the case of obasanjo.

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Re: George W. Bush Says He Avoids Criticizing Obama Out Of Respect For Presidency by dustmalik: 9:55am On Feb 19, 2015
midolian:
Respect is given to those that deserve it..you don't just get it on a platter of Gold
True that.

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Re: George W. Bush Says He Avoids Criticizing Obama Out Of Respect For Presidency by saintandsinnerz: 9:56am On Feb 19, 2015
midolian:
Respect is given to those that deserve it..you don't just get it on a platter of Gold

When your father does something wrong is it better for you to criticize him in the public or criticize him privately? Which one do you prefer?

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Re: George W. Bush Says He Avoids Criticizing Obama Out Of Respect For Presidency by Oklander: 9:59am On Feb 19, 2015
Ok, we have heard you Mr. "Bush the terrorist" that attack Iraq, kill millions and destabilizes the country till date with an unexistent WMD possession claim, but over here, we have a president that insult his own office and the others add to the insult for the guy.

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Re: George W. Bush Says He Avoids Criticizing Obama Out Of Respect For Presidency by ephemm(m): 10:00am On Feb 19, 2015
well, in comparison, Obama is not as stup1d and destructive as the one currently being criticized in my country; if he is, choi!!! we know na...

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Re: George W. Bush Says He Avoids Criticizing Obama Out Of Respect For Presidency by saintandsinnerz: 10:01am On Feb 19, 2015
To me, a former president criticizing another one especially when they are from the same party is bad. Doing so will surely undermine the office of the president not even the occupant. What people respect is the presidency not the individual occupying it. So OBJ erred when he has started denigrating the office of the president which he once occupied. It is a low for me!

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Re: George W. Bush Says He Avoids Criticizing Obama Out Of Respect For Presidency by sosanova: 10:01am On Feb 19, 2015
Is Baba Iyabo(OBJ) reading this...even as Tyrant and Dictatorial George Bush was as a President and taking unpopular decisions such as Invasion of Iraq and some other Economic Policies, you hardly see Bill Clinton criticising him or abusing like Obasanjo is doing now.
OBJ has personal grudges with GEJ, forget about all these national interest matters, OBJ is using as a Decoy.

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Re: George W. Bush Says He Avoids Criticizing Obama Out Of Respect For Presidency by Nobody: 10:02am On Feb 19, 2015
EUROBOMBER:
MODs, this thread should hit the front page so that so that every Nigerian can see the childishness of oburusonjo.

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by calling obasanjo with a silly name(oburusonjo), don't you think you are the childish person here? May God forgive you sha. cheesy

Btw hope your day is moving smoothly ?
Re: George W. Bush Says He Avoids Criticizing Obama Out Of Respect For Presidency by saintandsinnerz: 10:05am On Feb 19, 2015
ephemm:
well, in comparison, Obama is not as stup1d and destructive as the one currently being criticized in my country; if he is, choi!!! we know na...

can't you air your view without resorting to the use of abusive words

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Re: George W. Bush Says He Avoids Criticizing Obama Out Of Respect For Presidency by Nobody: 10:07am On Feb 19, 2015
kastonkastrol:
by calling obasanjo with a silly name(oburusonjo), don't you think you are the childish person here? May God forgive you sha. cheesy

Btw hope your day is moving smoothly ?

Kastrol, how far? cheesy I have respect for Obasanjo but I think he is losing it. Look at Babangida and other ex-presidents, they behave much more maturely than Obasanjo. I think someone should call Obasanjo to order. undecided

Thank God for today and enjoy your day. cool

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Re: George W. Bush Says He Avoids Criticizing Obama Out Of Respect For Presidency by midolian(m): 10:18am On Feb 19, 2015
saintandsinnerz:


When your father does something wrong is it better for you to criticize him in the public or criticize him privately? Which one do you prefer?
bn a president doesnt make him a father to an ex president, dickhead
Re: George W. Bush Says He Avoids Criticizing Obama Out Of Respect For Presidency by Ashleyma77(m): 10:40am On Feb 19, 2015
bush doesn't have to criticize because the us presidency hasn't given him reason to.you can't say that same about this government.

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Re: George W. Bush Says He Avoids Criticizing Obama Out Of Respect For Presidency by emmasege: 10:59am On Feb 19, 2015
I hope that disgrace of a Nigerian has heard this. Agba'ya, omo ale Yoruba, at'oko wa ba'le je Nigeria.

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Re: George W. Bush Says He Avoids Criticizing Obama Out Of Respect For Presidency by calcus(m): 11:02am On Feb 19, 2015
U never can tell. Just in case
Re: George W. Bush Says He Avoids Criticizing Obama Out Of Respect For Presidency by emmasege: 11:06am On Feb 19, 2015
Ashleyma77:
bush doesn't have to criticize because the us presidency hasn't given him reason to.you can't say that same about this government.
You are absolutely wrong. If you have ever visited the US and watched their local CNN, you would understand that Obama is not spared from criticism. My experience while I was there shows he enjoys more criticisms than praise. Don't be deceived by the CNN you watch from your house in Nigeria. George Bush could have chosen to join the league of critics, but he would rather choose the noble path. Not every ex-president is lousy and untamed like the Owu hominid.
Re: George W. Bush Says He Avoids Criticizing Obama Out Of Respect For Presidency by major466(m): 11:06am On Feb 19, 2015
Former Presidents all over the world do everything they can to stay away from the spotlight after finishing their tenure to become statesmen. OBJ on the other hand is busy catapulting himself daily on the spotlight for cheap popularity and power.
Among all Nigeria's former leaders, OBJ is the only one devoid of Respect, Civility and good Manners.
Re: George W. Bush Says He Avoids Criticizing Obama Out Of Respect For Presidency by ephemm(m): 12:52pm On Feb 19, 2015
saintandsinnerz:


can't you air your view without resorting to the use of abusive words

I love you too
Re: George W. Bush Says He Avoids Criticizing Obama Out Of Respect For Presidency by VICTORCIZA(m): 12:55pm On Feb 19, 2015
Obasanjo is a childish chronic attention seeker..
Re: George W. Bush Says He Avoids Criticizing Obama Out Of Respect For Presidency by Giddyprance(m): 12:58pm On Feb 19, 2015
Now this is how a progressive behaves.....not some old, incestous billion dollar stealing ota farmer, who criticizes every govt before and after his
Re: George W. Bush Says He Avoids Criticizing Obama Out Of Respect For Presidency by vedaxcool(m): 1:04pm On Feb 19, 2015
Goerge bush has no moral ground to stand on and criticise Obama, he lied, to start a wasteful war which belittled us in the eyes of everyone, his stup1dity in iraq has given birth to the monstrosity called isil!

And Jimmy carter criticised bush during his evil presidency everyone shutting up while evil triumphs is a recipe for disaster!
Re: George W. Bush Says He Avoids Criticizing Obama Out Of Respect For Presidency by Boboedom: 1:58pm On Feb 19, 2015
That is indeed how it should be but not for our shameless, self-centered, self-serving leaders who believe that without them Nigeria will burn. Lie, God is bigger than all of them put together. GEJ till 2019

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Re: George W. Bush Says He Avoids Criticizing Obama Out Of Respect For Presidency by lanicky(f): 2:16pm On Feb 19, 2015
I wish we av dis kind of leader in Nigeria...*sighs* hmm! cry
Re: George W. Bush Says He Avoids Criticizing Obama Out Of Respect For Presidency by sosanova: 2:24pm On Feb 19, 2015
vedaxcool:
Goerge bush has no moral ground to stand on and criticise Obama, he lied, to start a wasteful war which belittled us in the eyes of everyone, his stup1dity in iraq has given birth to the monstrosity called isil!

And Jimmy carter criticised bush during his evil presidency everyone shutting up while evil triumphs is a recipe for disaster!

MUMU, does Obasanjo the animal have any moral ground, a man that sleeps around with his son's wife (his Inlaw)...go back to the zoo, u are a daft

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Re: George W. Bush Says He Avoids Criticizing Obama Out Of Respect For Presidency by saintandsinnerz: 2:27pm On Feb 19, 2015
midolian:
bn a president doesnt make him a father to an ex president, dickhead


Now I know you don't know what an analogy means do you? People like you who doesn't have much to offer in a discourse always resort to insults and name calling. Just jog along
Re: George W. Bush Says He Avoids Criticizing Obama Out Of Respect For Presidency by Demdem(m): 2:29pm On Feb 19, 2015
America dont currently have a fool and a useless glutton for President like ours so its understandable. Ours is different. A corrupt bastard is currently on the throne and it will take a courageous former head of state like Obj to continue to talk sense to his head.
Besides America is a developed country, we arent.

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