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Awkward: Obama Blames Bush for Economy While Standing Next to Him

chris73 Wrote: May 31, 2012 7:34 PM
I don't think I agree with your assessment. Perhaps, he is staying out of the public eye because he simply wants to live the rest of his life in peace minus cameras, reporters etc... Actually, this is what I believe every president should do. Bush made his share of mistakes however he never once pitted Americans against each other, nor did he make race a central issue in his policies.

Times like these are exactly why the word awkward was invented.

President Obama welcomed back his predecessor, the ever-maligned George W. Bush and his lovely wife Laura to the White House for the unveiling of their official portraits. The whole event was very dignified, of course, but there's clearly some tension between the two presidents, especially since 44's favorite rhetorical strategy is to blame 43 for...well, everything.

Unfortunately, that verbal tic made its way into Obama's remarks this afternoon, when the current president kinda-sorta blamed the former for the dire economic straights in which we have lately...