Scarborough and Other Conservative Pundits Renounce Bush

Joe Scarborough’s knocks on George Bush continue, now in The Washington Post. Previously he did a segment on his show askiing, Is Bush an Idiot? Scarborough also had a follow up post at Huffington Report which I also quoted in my previous post.

The Washington Post has a story on Scarborough and other conservative commentators who have become critical of Bush. They provide Scarborough’s answer to his question: While other presidents have been called stupid, Scarborough said: “I think George Bush is in a league by himself. I don’t think he has the intellectual depth as these other people.”

While the country does not want a leader wallowing in the weeds, Scarborough concluded on the segment, “we do need a president who, I think, is intellectually curious.”

“And that is a big question,” Scarborough said, “whether George W. Bush has the intellectual curiousness — if that’s a word — to continue leading this country over the next couple of years.”

In a later telephone interview, Scarborough said he aired the segment because he kept hearing even fellow Republicans questioning Bush’s capacity and leadership, particularly in Iraq. Like others, he said, he supported the war but now thinks it is time to find a way to get out. “A lot of conservatives are saying, ‘Enough’s enough,’ ” he said. Asked about the reaction to his program, he said, “The White House is not happy about it.”

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16 Comments

  1. 1
    bloggerbob says:

    Joe Scarborough is an IDIOT. He is not a Rush Limbaugh. I gave up watching him on TV a long time ago. This topic is a waste of time. G.W. Bush has been a better President than Bill Clinton and even a better President than his father. We would not be in this global mess if Clinton and Bush 41 had done their jobs.

  2. 2
    kj says:

    bloggerbob said: “G.W. Bush has been a better President than Bill Clinton and even a better President than his father.”
    and:
    “We would not be in this global mess if Clinton and Bush 41 had done their jobs.”

    While I agree that everyone is entitled to their opinion, I’m used to people providing some sort of base that supports their opinions. I wonder what (if any) facts support your two statements above? Especially the second sentence.

  3. 3
    Marcus says:

    Ya really!

  4. 4
    Marcus says:

    Bob Bush one and Clinton had the WISDOM enough not to stir the snake pic called Iraq because the could READ the history of the region, which I highly suggest you do!!

  5. 5
    Marcus says:

    correction above snake PIT

  6. 6
    Marcus says:

    RE: Iraq
    American colonial “insurgents” along w/ some help from the French took the greatest superpower the earth had ever seen (England) to it’s knees and established a country called the United States of America. Insurgents most always win.

  7. 7
    Ron Chusid says:

    “Joe Scarborough is an IDIOT. He is not a Rush Limbaugh.”

    Contradictory statement here: Being like Rush Limbaugh is what would him an idiot.

    “G.W. Bush has been a better President than Bill Clinton and even a better President than his father. We would not be in this global mess if Clinton and Bush 41 had done their jobs.”

    This mess was totally of Boy George’s making. George H. W. Bush warned his idiot son not go go into Iraq as he did, and events have proven he was right.

    Bill Clinton tried to fight al Qaeda, but the Repubican Congress blocked him. Despite the obstruction from the Republicans, casualties from terrorism were kept at a minimum during the Clinton years.

    The Clinton Adminstration left the Bush people their plans for fighting al Qaeda. The Bush people ignored them, not believing that a non-governemntal group could cause serious problems. (Condi even lied about receiving the plans, but evicence came out of this in the 9/11 hearings). They were partially deceived by the success of the Clinton Administration in limiting the damage from al Qaeda.

    Even when Bush received specific warnings that al Qaeda was planning a terrorist attack using hijacked plans, Bush ignored the warnings

  8. 8
    kj says:

    Still scratching my head over which part of:
    “BIN LADEN DETERMINED TO ATTACK INSIDE THE U.S.”
    Boy George didn’t deem worthy of his time or attention.

  9. 9
    Ron Chusid says:

    Joe Conason discussed the Big Lie that Republicans have been stronger against terrorism than liberal Democrats in his book by that name. The chapter is available here.

  10. 10
    kj says:

    Ron, I’d completely forgotten Consason’s “Big Lie.” Makes me sad to read it, but thank you for posting the link. Maybe bloggerbob will give it a go, although it might make his worldview pop.

    So sad, so many lies, so much lost. Americans ARE ‘better’ than this misAdministration demonstrates.

  11. 11
    Ron Chusid says:

    So many lies are refuted. It will be a big shock to a conservative’s world view.

  12. 12
    Marcus says:

    Vidio clip of Kerry on ABC This Week

    http://abcnews.go.com/ThisWeek/

  13. 13
    Marcus says:

    Vidio of Leberman on Face The Nation today

    http://liberalvaluesblog.com/

  14. 15
    Marcus says:

    Leberman: “with all respect to Rumsfeld who’s done a grueling job over the past few years……..”

    Yes Joe he’s done a grueling job ON OUR COUNTRY!!!

  15. 16
    Anonymous says:

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