What's Your Favorite Bushism?

Discussion in 'Linguistics' started by Fraggle Rocker, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

    Reported in today's Washington Post:

    When George W. Bush was running for President, he once asked the question, "Is our children learning?"

    Yesterday, he indicated that over the past seven years he has found the answer to that question: "Childrens do learn." This statement was made at a gathering he convened in New York City, for the purpose of discussing education, to which he summoned the city's Chancellor of Schools, one principal, several teachers and about twenty students from one school.

    Quick research revealed that during the period when Bush attended Andover, Yale and Harvard Universities, each of them required mastery of subject-verb agreement in its English classes. The article did not disclose whether the formation of irregular plural nouns was also covered.

    What's your favorite Bushism?
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  3. Nickelodeon Banned Banned

    Too many.

    "And there is distrust in Washington. I am surprised, frankly, at the amount of distrust that exists in this town. And I'm sorry it's the case, and I'll work hard to try to elevate it."

    Mission Accomplished.
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  5. The Devil Inside Banned Banned

    ive been acting under the suspicion that he means it when he says things like that.....far too many of them come true.
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  7. shichimenshyo Caught in the machine Registered Senior Member

    My job is a job to make decisions. I'm a decision ...if the job description were, what do you do....it's decision maker."
  8. MacGyver1968 Fixin' Shit that Ain't Broke Valued Senior Member

    my favorite bushism?

    "I solemnly swear to uphold the constitution of the United States"

    yeah right...
  9. [a-5] Sex machine, coin operated. Registered Senior Member

    "The solution to Iraq -- an Iraq that can govern itself, sustain itself and defend itself -- is more than a military mission. Precisely the reason why I sent more troops into Baghdad." - April 3rd, 2007

    Fucking retard LOL.
  10. GeoffP Caput gerat lupinum Valued Senior Member

    "Fool me once, shame on...you? Fool me twice....fool me once can't get fooled again."

  11. maxg Registered Senior Member

    "The challenge facing the United States is that we have to be right one time."

    or maybe

    "Too many OB-GYNs aren't able to practice their love with women all across this country."
  12. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

    "I think I may need a bathroom break. Is this possible?" --in a note to to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice during a U.N. Security Council meeting, September 14, 2005

    "See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda." --Greece, N.Y., May 24, 2005
  13. KennyJC Registered Senior Member

    Just his face.
  14. Nickelodeon Banned Banned

    Wow is that one real? Crazy.
  15. Plazma Inferno! Ding Ding Ding Ding Administrator

    "Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we."

    On signing of Defense Bill in 2004
  16. spuriousmonkey Banned Banned

    this one is actually not a slip up and hence it is much worse.

    For all who love freedom and peace, the world without Saddam Hussein's regime is a better and safer place.

    "The same folks that are bombing innocent people in Iraq were the ones who attacked us in America on September the 11th." --George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., July 12, 2007

    "There are jobs Americans aren't doing. ... If you've got a chicken factory, a chicken-plucking factory, or whatever you call them, you know what I'm talking about." --George W. Bush. Tipp City, Ohio, April 19, 2007

    "You know, one of the hardest parts of my job is to connect Iraq to the war on terror." --George W. Bush, interview with CBS News' Katie Couric, Sept. 6, 2006
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  17. The Devil Inside Banned Banned

    i dont think he is joking.
    i play "the stupid american" here in belgium too. its very easy to convince people that you are stupid, as opposed to trying to convince people you have any fucking clue whats going on.
    people want to believe that bush is stupid, or bumbling, or whatever. it makes it that much easier for him to slip some crazy shit past them openly.

    i happen to think he is an extremely cunning guy. maybe he isnt so good at running a business, and maybe he rode his daddy's back to power....doesnt matter, if he can convince half the country that he is retarded, and the other half that he is the messiah, he has got it made, politically.
    its important to remember what a polarizing force bush has been. he has to push the left into a position of calling him stupid, so that they arent challenging his actual policy...otherwise, he wouldnt be able to get anything done.
    i happen to think that focusing on his "speech problems" is exactly what he would want. the longer you are thinking about what a terrible orater he is, the less time you spend being upset about his policies.
    thats just my 2 cents, though.
  18. Plazma Inferno! Ding Ding Ding Ding Administrator

    Indeed. I reckon him as a very cunning and calculated person as well.

    Although he has very embarrassing moments.

    This is one of the most morbid:

    "I'm honored to shake the hand of a brave Iraqi citizen who had his hand cut off by Saddam Hussein."—Washington, D.C., May 25, 2004
  19. maxg Registered Senior Member

    I also like. “The only way we can win is to leave before the job is done.”

    Oddly accurate.
  20. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

    "We spent a lot of time talking about Africa, as we should. Africa is a nation that suffers from incredible disease." —Gothenburg, Sweden, June 14, 2001

    "The war on terror involves Saddam Hussein because of the nature of Saddam Hussein, the history of Saddam Hussein, and his willingness to terrorize himself." —Grand Rapids, Mich., Jan. 29, 2003

    "We need an energy bill that encourages consumption." —Trenton, N.J., Sept. 23, 2002

    "Do you have blacks, too?" —to Brazilian President Fernando Cardoso, Washington, D.C., Nov. 8, 2001

    "For every fatal shooting, there were roughly three non-fatal shootings. And, folks, this is unacceptable in America. It's just unacceptable. And we're going to do something about it." —Philadelphia, Penn., May 14, 2001

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    "I'm the master of low expectations." —aboard Air Force One, June 4, 2003

    “See, free nations are peaceful nations. Free nations don’t attack each other. Free nations don’t develop weapons of mass destruction.” —Milwaukee, Wis., Oct. 3, 2003
  21. s0meguy Worship me or suffer eternally Valued Senior Member

    "Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we."

    "If this were a dictatorship, it'd be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator."

    "We found the weapons of mass destruction. We found biological laboratories … And we'll find more weapons as time goes on. But for those who say we haven't found the banned manufacturing devices or banned weapons, they're wrong, we found them."


    "Can we win? I don't think you can win it." —after being asked whether the war on terror was winnable, "Today" show interview, Aug. 30, 2004

    "I try to go for longer runs, but it's tough around here at the White House on the outdoor track. It's sad that I can't run longer. It's one of the saddest things about the presidency."

    I can't believe how stupid this guy is.
  22. Reiku Banned Banned

    I like the heading.
    Oof, Bush is renown for his silly, air-headed statements. He really does make some wacko statements, and half the time your wondering how the hell he made it into power. Not only this, but all the officials love what he says. :bugeye:
  23. Oniw17 ascetic, sage, diogenes, bum? Valued Senior Member

    That's mine too.

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