Laura Bush on Obama: ‘Important to Respect the President’

September 8, 2009

(ChattahBox)—Former First Lady, Laura Bush weighed in on the “Socialist indoctrination” controversy (foolishness) generated by Republicans over President Obama’s back-to-school speech to school children, to inspire our nation’s children to stay in school and work hard, and she broke with her party to support the President’s efforts.

Laura Bush, a former schoolteacher and literacy advocate, said President Obama was doing a good job and our nation needs to respect the President of the United States.

Laura Bush made her comments during a CNN interview, while she was in Paris, France for a United Nations meeting to support global literacy. During the interview, Bush expressed dismay at the volatile partisan dialogue where the President is attacked as a Socialist. She indicated that she didn’t believe such a divisive attack was fair.

Bush, when asked, said that President Obama was doing a good job. “I think he is [doing a good job].” “I think he has got a lot on his plate, and he has tackled a lot to start with, and that has probably made it more difficult,” added Bush.

Bush also said that First Lady Michelle Obama was doing a “doing great,” by transforming the White House into a home for her family.

When asked about the controversy surrounding President Obama’s address to school children she said, it’s “really important for everyone to respect the president of the United States.” In recent days, the tone of the Conservative outrage over the President addressing school children has been fraught with idiotic hysteria, racial overtones and disrespect for the office of the Presidency.

Both President Reagan and President Bush, Sr. spoke to school children without being attacked for trying to “indoctrinate America’s children to his socialist agenda” and spread “lies.” Apparently, Conservatives were not against the concept of “staying in school and working hard” back then.

“I think there is a place for the president … to talk to school children and encourage” them, she said. Parents should follow his example and “encourage their own children to stay in school and to study hard and to try to achieve the dream that they have,” said Bush.

Regarding her husband, former President George Bush, she spoke of his disappointment with the partisan politics during his presidency. However, Laura Bush also commended Dick Cheney’s outspoken support for the policies of her husband’s administration.

“I think that Vice President Cheney has every right to speak out, and I appreciate that he is defending” the administration, Bush said.

Laura Bush defended her husband’s time in office, believing he would one day be remembered as “somebody who stood for freedom.”

Both Laura Bush and the former President are in the process of writing their memoirs.

The full text of President Obama’s speech to America’s school children can be found here.

Source: CNN


7 Responses to “Laura Bush on Obama: ‘Important to Respect the President’”

  1. Laura Bush on Obama: ‘Important to Respect the President’ on September 8th, 2009 10:22 am

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  2. Old Man Dotes on September 8th, 2009 11:32 am

    One must ask how Mrs. Bush can be so logical and intelligent in supporting the current President and at the same time believe that her husband, the puppet of Chancellor Cheney and the signer of numerous Executive Orders which were in direct contravention of the Constitution of the Unit States, will ‘one day be remembered as “somebody who stood for freedom.”’ What he stood for is big profits for Big Oil, and the suppression of freedom of anyone who opposed his headlong rush into fascism.

  3. Matt on September 8th, 2009 12:40 pm

    Actually… President Bush Sr. WAS attacked by the Dems for his speech.

    It was just as idiotic then as now…

  4. lucy on September 8th, 2009 1:27 pm

    Thank God finally someone is speaking the truth. The republican party should be ashamed playing on peoples ignorance by implicating socialism and people are so gullible it makes me sick!!! Thanks Mrs. Bush God bless you!!

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  6. Mo on September 8th, 2009 7:58 pm

    She thinks Obama is not a socialist? And that he’s doing a good job? Wow, she’s sadly uninformed. But even though she is wrong, she is still calling the nation to respect this President. (Though he deserves no respect.)

    Quite the difference from Obama constantly criticizing his predecessor and blaming problems on him, eh?

  7. Disgusted on September 9th, 2009 1:21 pm

    Mo, go back to your front porch, play your banjo and drink your moonshine. You’re a complete racist just like all the others who think the president don’t deserve respect. You don’t have to agree with every or anything that the president is doing, but at least hes educated and brave enough to try and lead this country out of the shithole that it was in when he took the job.

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