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Noted Empath Barbara Bush: Compromise Doesn’t ‘Rhyme With Rich’

So. It was good enough for Dolly Madison but not for you?The students at Southern Methodist University must have played a uniquely terrible prank on some crusty old dean, to be punished with an on-campus “daylong conference on the influence of the nation’s first ladies.” Only in Texas could this be considered not “cruel and unusual.” So let this be a liberal snob indoctrination to you, kids: don’t get caught next time, and you won’t have to deal with Barbara Bush, Sr., and her daughter-in-law Girl With Faraway Eyes Laura Bush, and their ward, beloved former national fuck-up George W. Bush, griping at you about a White House mattress that was so uncomfortable they had to send it back! CAN YOU EVEN IMAGINE? Well, on the bright side, at least the students unlucky enough to attend got to hear Babs trash some non-destitute people for a change, when she took the opportunity to call the 2012 GOP primary “the worst campaign I’ve ever seen in my life.”

Here is Lady Antebellum showing off “her famous wit,” apparently:

The 2012 presidential campaign has eight months to go, but former first lady Barbara Bush has already given it a bad review.

“I think it’s been the worst campaign I’ve ever seen in my life,” she said Monday at Southern Methodist University during a daylong conference on the influence of the nation’s first ladies. “I hate that people think compromise is a dirty word. It’s not a dirty word.”

[…]

“I think the rest of the world is looking at us these days and saying, ‘What are you doing?’” she said.

Been like that for a while now, Babs, since about 2001 coincidentally, but we’ll catch you up on the rest of reality/modern history some other time! [Dallas Morning-News]

Comments

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  • Barb

    Oh yeah, I think your baby-in-a-jar is the worst photo album I've ever seen in my life.

  • OzoneTom

    Needz moar bedbugz!

  • Texan_Bulldog

    Has Barb ever met her son, George W.?

    • tessiee

      Yes. Now watch this drive.

    • Nostrildamus

      W was the one that got away. From the jar, that is.

  • chascates

    With Babs it rhymes with 'bitch'.

    Also needs moar fetus jar.

  • metamarcisf

    Rush just lost another sponsor: The White House Mattress Company

  • http://www.vinoverve.com Maman

    Is that a conference on the nation's first ladies or a conference about the Bush first ladies. I am pretty sure that the rest of the FLOTUS' (FLOTI?) had more human perspectives.

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      (FLOTI?)

      If they are Republican, it's appropriate to refer to them as FLOATERS (First Ladies Of Another Terrible Egomaniacal Republican Shithead)

      • http://www.wonkette.com smokefilledroommate

        or TURDS: Terribly Unlikeable Republican Douchebag Supporters

    • joobajooba

      Actually, it was a conference on the first ladies' bush. Christine O'Donnell moderated. That's why the college kids showed up.

  • hagajim

    Good to see Babs finally woke up. Too bad she was asleep the entire time her fuck up progeny was in office.

    • DaRooster

      She was prolly smart and left town… knowing what he was and all.

    • Fukui-sanYesOta

      Do you remember dear old Babs talking about the war her idiot progeny lied to get us into?

      But why should we hear about body bags and deaths, and how many, what day it's gonna happen, and how many this or that or what do you suppose? Or, I mean, it's not relevant. So, why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that?

      Nice family, these Bushes.

  • Barb

    Sure, Barbara Bush didn't bat an eye when her granddaughter, Jenna got married and the 2 million dollar ice carving contract went to Halliburton.

    • oldedinvn

      Don.t be so harsh. Haliburton dint not pay me 2 million. In AF they did pay me too much to turn me , yet is was so ridiculous that I had to leave & realize that the US was not for me.
      Sorry I can't be sharp on this point. like you. 10 less beers & maybe.
      OK, so I ain.t not sharp on any ting.

  • prommie

    Snark totally off, I think GHWB at least had some of the old fashioned noblesse oblige, and overall, was more liberal than Bill Clinton the total corporate sellout founder of the corporate sellout DLC fake democrat organization that sold out to the corporations. Fuck Bill Clinton, before he fucks your wife.

    • BigRadio

      prommie, I have stated the same thing previously. Here's the proof: WingJob Radio and Föx NEVER even mention this traitor to the Grover/Neocon agenda. He raised taxes, talked of the peace dividend, compassionate conservative, fuck he was to the left of Obama. They hate him.

    • GeorgiaBurning

      GHWB was the Republican who actually tried to cut the budget deficit, with higher taxes and cuts in military spending. Then again, he let Cheney turn the defense budget into a slush fund for contractors.

  • metamarcisf

    Ever since Betty Ford died, this conference just hasn't been the same…

    • DaRooster

      I'll drink to that!

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      A moment of silence and a boob squeeze for Betty

  • neiltheblaze

    Let me guess. The previous nastiest campaign she ever saw in her life was the one Lee Atwater conducted for Poppy, right?

    • Toomush_Infer

      Well, she's used to the Supremes deciding campaigns…

      • tessiee

        And not even the good Supremes.

    • Fare la Volpe

      Poppy! Poppy will make them sleep!

    • LesBontemps

      Bar was reliving her memories of the James Blaine-Grover Cleveland campaign.

  • MrFizzy

    It's not surprising that W is one of the many things that has popped out of her arid vagina.

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      Hell, help me find my cars keys and I can get my Caddy back

      • Nostrildamus

        Hellloooo !!! Helllooo !! Hellow! Hello

  • Blueb4sunrise

    Hillary?

  • EatsBabyDingos

    Is Babs the Bush that Ross Perot was talking about when he said "everyone's got a crazy aunt in the basement?"

    • tessiee

      "a crazy aunt"

      You're off by one letter.

  • Not_So_Much

    If there's anybody that knows about dirty words, it's that hateful battleaxe. Bet she used plenty in bullying every teacher along Dubya's path into passing him, even though he was clearly 'special'.

  • http://www.wonkette.com smokefilledroommate

    “To this day, there are little George Bushes running around all over Africa”

    Good god..

  • Barb

    Did anyone see Barbara Bush's guest appearance at The Vagina Monologues? When asked by the audience to describe their vagina in the terms of a natural disaster, singer and actress Patti LuPone described hers as a "hurricane." Barbara Bush could only mutter "mudslide."

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      Toxic waste spill, don't you mean?

    • chicken_thief

      I think she's got the holes confused.

      • Barb

        Yes, she gets the holes confused all the time. Sometimes she calls "Jeb" "George"

        • Fare la Volpe

          You knocked that one out of the park, Barb!

          Damn.

    • MrFizzy

      Dust storm.

    • proudgrampa

      Good God, Barb. You on FIRE today!

  • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

    “I hate that people think compromise is a dirty word. It’s not a dirty word.”

    "Yer either with us, er with th' terrists"

  • FNMA

    Compromise doesn't rhyme with "bunt" either.

  • BigRadio

    My Sleep Number is 69.

  • Toomush_Infer

    But Bush still rhymes with Cush, right?…

  • IncenseDebate

    Barbara Bush
    Keeping her kid in a jar by the door
    What the fuck for?
    All the clueless Bushes
    Where do they all come from?
    All the clueless Bushes
    Why don't they all just shut the fuck up?

  • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

    Kaia? Is that Bab's fainting couch up there?

  • SteveMcCroskey

    “To this day, there are little George Bushes running around all over Africa.”

    My brain hurts. Is someone burning toast?

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      The Boys From Swaziland?

      I've seen this movie: Steve Guttenberg tracks down Gregory Peck in the deep jungle, aided by Laurence Olivier….

      • James Michael Curley

        who then performs dental work on Dustin Hoffman.

  • http://www.wonkette.com smokefilledroommate

    “I think it’s been the worst campaign I’ve ever seen in my life”

    ..and your son was the worst President I've ever seen in my life.

  • http://www.wonkette.com/ FlownOver

    Probably doesn't consider herself wealthy either.

  • http://www.wonkette.com smokefilledroommate

    I've always thought Barbara was a peculiar name for a man.

  • meatlofer

    She's such a nice old lady….Shouldn't she be dead by now?

  • http://ifthethunderdontgetya.blogspot.com/ ifthethunderdontgetya

    “I hate that people think compromise is a dirty word. It’s not a dirty word.”

    I'll show you a dirty word, continued the former First Lady, as she pulled up her dress…
    ~

    • tessiee

      *is dead*

  • Bently Thurgrew, III

    “I think the rest of the world is looking at us these days and saying, ‘What are you doing?’” she said.

    Hun, was your head up your ass for the LAST fuckin' decade???

    • Barb

      Remember her statement about Katrina victims during a visit to the Hurricane Katrina refugee shelter in the Houston Astrodome:
      "And so many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivileged anyway, so this is working very well for them."

  • MoeDeLawn

    "beloved former national fuck-up George W. Bush"

    I gotta say, that ought to be "international", no?

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      Don't blame Finland for your mistakes!

    • MrFizzy

      Plus he's still a fuck up, just doesn't get as much press coverage.

    • FNMA

      You forgot Poland!

    • Callyson

      Intergalactic.

  • http://facethesuncastnoshadow.wordpress.com/ Mumbletypeg

    [Barbara's] biggest [audience] laugh came after she complimented Laura and her husband on the humanitarian work they had done in the Third World, noting that people were appreciative enough to name their children after the former president. 'To this day, there are little George Bushes running around all over Africa,' she said.

    As if this weren't disturbing enough info, the real bombshell here is that Dubya himself 'propagated' the whole "Kenyan Usurper" meme. (in reverse form, sure — but don't tell Scarborough that.)

    • tessiee

      "she complimented Laura and her husband on the humanitarian work they had done in the Third World, noting that people were appreciative enough to name their children after the former president."

      "Wait till Otis sees us! He LOVES us!!" — Boon, "Animal House"

  • Eve8Apples

    “I hate that people think compromise is a dirty word. It’s not a dirty word.”

    Why that dirty, rotten, Communist, librule, Socialist Kenyan AntiChrist. Show us the birf certificate Babs!!!

  • BigRadio

    So this is why there are all those mattress sales on President's Day.

  • Oblios_Cap

    Lady Antebellum? Is she Lady Marmalade's mean older sister?

  • cheetojeebus

    And a dissident voice cries out from the howl of republican politics, manning the barricades against rigid absolutism, Her breast bared to suckle the needy poor and waving the flag of liberty…..

    • ThundercatHo

      Gross.

      • cheetojeebus

        I guess it does call to mind a painting by George Grosz.

        • FNMA

          I was thinking more along the lines of Steadman.

          • tessiee

            Bosch couldn't adequately capture the horror.

  • FNMA

    There's an "anal sex/that's where Texas governors come from" joke in there somewhere.

  • oldedinvn

    Hey Babs, maybe if you had kept your old man home & considered retroactive abortion when your son was 12, I would not have left the US.
    You didn't & I ain't not going back. You people frighten me.

  • http://grandpaboy.blogspot.com/ seppdecker

    The Bush Way – you can't call it a good campaign until someone starts a whisper campaign that your opponent is a lesbian/ father of a black love child.

  • Oblios_Cap

    during a daylong conference on the influence of the nation’s first ladies

    It took that long?

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      There was much lesbian sexing.

    • Toomush_Infer

      repetition….

  • Fare la Volpe

    I love when the aristocracy eats its own.

  • http://www.wonkette.com ManchuCandidate

    Thanks to Babs' actions and words, I'm starting to believe the crazy ass story that Babs was the secret daughter of a noted Satanist.

  • oldedinvn

    Holy christ , After reading Wonkette for a long time, I signed in drunk the other night. Second night & 47 idiots gave me sumthin. Two more days & maybe I can fuck up the site with minus numbers.
    Shit. Some of the best nasty comments I ever wished to steal were here.

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      Wait. You can be sober and posting here????

      NOW YOU TELL ME!!!!!!

      • Callyson

        Some of us *have* to come here when we are sober, just to maintain some semblance of sanity…

    • mrsbitch

      Shit, you're doing better than me. Every time I post my count goes down. I'll be able to sign in as IndiePalin by next week if I comment enough.

  • DustBowlBlues

    I love these old, country club (no Jews or Blacks, please and Mexicans on the lawn crew only) Republitards embraced every fucking group of wingnuts who came their way and now don't like the fetid turd their party has turned into.

    Ike wouldn't have put up with the S. Baptists and Teabaggers (one and the same, we know now) co-opting his party, and that's from an Old raised in a Stevenson-loving household where the crazy mother (explains my psychosis) screamed "Get that sonofabitch out of here" every time Ike appeared on the giant console teevee with the black leopard statute (everyone had one) on top.

    • Ramon X

      Damn. Black leopard statue. Damn. Think I'm gonna cry.

    • tessiee

      Now I want a ceramic panther for on top of my TV.
      Although it should be pointed out that I presently have figurines of Badtz Maru and Tom Servo on top of my TV, which is also pretty decent.

  • oldedinvn

    Fuck you that took your p back. Nah, thanks.

    • Biff

      This joint is like a p-ness pump with no relief valve. Without the downfist, what good is an upfist? Short bus logic.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/mrblifil mrblifil

      Why so obsessed with your p-ness?

    • Fukui-sanYesOta

      p goes up, p goes down, never a miscommunication. who can explain that?

  • DustBowlBlues

    Okay, okay. This is thing's in TX, which make this not so OT:
    On MSNBC, they dismissed OK's 44 (40? who gives a fuck?) delegates in this "Bible Belt state" but said our importance was that we're a warmup, or playbook or preview (as an Old, I have no short term–where was I?) or something for Texas. Like we're just a bunch of benchwarmers thrown into a practice scrimmage because if one of us gets hurt, it doesn't matter. (No bounty on our heads).

    Fuck Texas, the Longhorns, the Bushes and the Bishops who ignored the 442,250 (whatever. It was a lot. I signed about a dozen of them myself) United Methodists who signed petitions asking the bishops to refuse the Bushie's demands to put their "think tank" on the campus of OUR fucking university.

    • BaldarTFlagass

      Still bitter about that NCAA death penalty, eh?

  • oldedinvn

    When will you commoners ever understand that the rich has your interests at heart?

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      Huh … I was just looking at my bank statement, and wondering where the fuck the interests had gotten to. Figures.

  • Sassomatic

    I think the rest of the world knows exactly what we are doing, which is imploding, as any empire worth its salt eventually does.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/mrblifil mrblifil

    Did anybody mention that dude Laura killed with her car? Or the couple hundred thousand or so dudes that Bush killed with his bombs, some of them being little "little George Bushes running around all over Africa?”

  • Redhead

    “I think the rest of the world is looking at us these days and saying, ‘What are you doing?’” she said.

    … says the woman who kept a fetus in a jar.

  • Slim_Pickins

    Speaking of their influence, did anyone attend?

    • joobajooba

      Lots of college kids went. They thought it was a conference on first ladies' bush, with Christine O'Donnell moderating.

  • Callyson

    “I think it’s been the worst campaign I’ve ever seen in my life”
    Yeah, except for that unpleasantness back in 2000 about John McCain's black baby, or that 1988 business about Willie Horton…
    Bitch.

  • tessiee

    Why do I get the feeling that former First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton was not present at this august gathering of former First Ladies, and their meeting of (beautiful) minds?

    • HistoriCat

      She had real work to do.

  • mavenmaven

    “and what happens in Washington is that presidents and first ladies are caricatured as something they’re not.”
    Yes, given that he wasn't elected president, calling him that was a caricature.

  • tessiee

    "“I think the rest of the world is looking at us these days and saying, ‘What are you doing?’” she said."

    *chuh!*
    Yeah, THESE days.

  • http://whatisawatthedevolution.blogspot.com imissopus

    Now Kaia, Michele Bachmann is the Girl With Faraway Eyes.

  • http://archikvetch.blogspot.com/ archikvetch

    So glad the Quaker Oats Box Man is still kickin it.

  • GortRay

    It's so fab that the she-beast who spewed forth the spawn of Satan gets to go on stage and vomit up some tasty critiques of fellow Repugs. It's a grand old fucking party indeed!

  • Nostrildamus

    I think the rest of the world is looking at us these days and saying, ‘What are you doing?’

    No, Barbara. The rest of the world is looking at you, pointing, and keeling over as they laugh gasping for breath.

  • mermera

    Soooo, does this mean that Commander Bunny Pants is going to be president again?