LADIES WHO ARE LUNCHING  10:30 am March 6, 2012

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

by Kaia Mursi

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]

 
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Barb March 6, 2012 at 10:33 am

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

OzoneTom March 6, 2012 at 10:33 am

Needz moar bedbugz!

Texan_Bulldog March 6, 2012 at 10:33 am

Has Barb ever met her son, George W.?

tessiee March 6, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Yes. Now watch this drive.

Nostrildamus March 6, 2012 at 1:35 pm

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

chascates March 6, 2012 at 10:34 am

With Babs it rhymes with 'bitch'.

Also needs moar fetus jar.

metamarcisf March 6, 2012 at 10:35 am

Rush just lost another sponsor: The White House Mattress Company

Maman March 6, 2012 at 10:36 am

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.

actor212 March 6, 2012 at 10:47 am

(FLOTI?)

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

smokefilledroommate March 6, 2012 at 10:59 am

or TURDS: Terribly Unlikeable Republican Douchebag Supporters

joobajooba March 6, 2012 at 12:39 pm

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

hagajim March 6, 2012 at 10:37 am

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

DaRooster March 6, 2012 at 10:42 am

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

Fukui-sanYesOta March 6, 2012 at 12:27 pm

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 March 6, 2012 at 10:38 am

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 March 6, 2012 at 1:02 pm

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 March 6, 2012 at 10:38 am

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 March 6, 2012 at 10:53 am

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 March 6, 2012 at 11:33 am

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 March 6, 2012 at 10:39 am

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

DaRooster March 6, 2012 at 10:41 am

I'll drink to that!

actor212 March 6, 2012 at 10:47 am

A moment of silence and a boob squeeze for Betty

neiltheblaze March 6, 2012 at 10:39 am

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

Toomush_Infer March 6, 2012 at 10:46 am

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

tessiee March 6, 2012 at 12:30 pm

And not even the good Supremes.

Fare la Volpe March 6, 2012 at 11:07 am

Poppy! Poppy will make them sleep!

LesBontemps March 6, 2012 at 11:16 am

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

MrFizzy March 6, 2012 at 10:39 am

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

actor212 March 6, 2012 at 10:48 am

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

Nostrildamus March 6, 2012 at 1:38 pm

Hellloooo !!! Helllooo !! Hellow! Hello

Blueb4sunrise March 6, 2012 at 10:40 am

Hillary?

EatsBabyDingos March 6, 2012 at 10:40 am

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

tessiee March 6, 2012 at 12:41 pm

"a crazy aunt"

You're off by one letter.

Not_So_Much March 6, 2012 at 10:41 am

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'.

smokefilledroommate March 6, 2012 at 10:42 am

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

Good god..

Barb March 6, 2012 at 10:42 am

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."

actor212 March 6, 2012 at 10:44 am

Toxic waste spill, don't you mean?

chicken_thief March 6, 2012 at 10:51 am

I think she's got the holes confused.

Barb March 6, 2012 at 10:53 am

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

Fare la Volpe March 6, 2012 at 11:13 am

You knocked that one out of the park, Barb!

Damn.

MrFizzy March 6, 2012 at 10:57 am

Dust storm.

proudgrampa March 6, 2012 at 11:04 am

Good God, Barb. You on FIRE today!

actor212 March 6, 2012 at 10:44 am

“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 March 6, 2012 at 10:44 am

Compromise doesn't rhyme with "bunt" either.

BigRadio March 6, 2012 at 10:44 am

My Sleep Number is 69.

Toomush_Infer March 6, 2012 at 10:45 am

But Bush still rhymes with Cush, right?…

IncenseDebate March 6, 2012 at 10:45 am

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?

actor212 March 6, 2012 at 10:45 am

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

SteveMcCroskey March 6, 2012 at 10:45 am

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

My brain hurts. Is someone burning toast?

actor212 March 6, 2012 at 11:00 am

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 March 6, 2012 at 12:30 pm

who then performs dental work on Dustin Hoffman.

smokefilledroommate March 6, 2012 at 10:45 am

“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.

FlownOver March 6, 2012 at 10:47 am

Probably doesn't consider herself wealthy either.

smokefilledroommate March 6, 2012 at 10:47 am

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

meatlofer March 6, 2012 at 10:49 am

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

ifthethunderdontgetya March 6, 2012 at 10:50 am

“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 March 6, 2012 at 12:39 pm

*is dead*

Bently Thurgrew, III March 6, 2012 at 10:51 am

“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 March 6, 2012 at 10:56 am

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 March 6, 2012 at 10:52 am

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

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

actor212 March 6, 2012 at 11:02 am

Don't blame Finland for your mistakes!

MrFizzy March 6, 2012 at 11:05 am

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

FNMA March 6, 2012 at 11:21 am

You forgot Poland!

Callyson March 6, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Intergalactic.

Mumbletypeg March 6, 2012 at 10:53 am

[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 March 6, 2012 at 12:47 pm

"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 March 6, 2012 at 10:53 am

“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 March 6, 2012 at 10:54 am

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

Oblios_Cap March 6, 2012 at 10:59 am

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

cheetojeebus March 6, 2012 at 10:59 am

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 March 6, 2012 at 11:08 am

Gross.

cheetojeebus March 6, 2012 at 11:12 am

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

FNMA March 6, 2012 at 11:20 am

I was thinking more along the lines of Steadman.

tessiee March 6, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Bosch couldn't adequately capture the horror.

FNMA March 6, 2012 at 11:00 am

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

oldedinvn March 6, 2012 at 11:05 am

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.

seppdecker March 6, 2012 at 11:05 am

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 March 6, 2012 at 11:06 am

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

It took that long?

actor212 March 6, 2012 at 11:15 am

There was much lesbian sexing.

Toomush_Infer March 6, 2012 at 1:19 pm

repetition….

Fare la Volpe March 6, 2012 at 11:06 am

I love when the aristocracy eats its own.

ManchuCandidate March 6, 2012 at 11:08 am

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 March 6, 2012 at 11:12 am

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.

actor212 March 6, 2012 at 11:14 am

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

NOW YOU TELL ME!!!!!!

Callyson March 6, 2012 at 11:59 am

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

mrsbitch March 6, 2012 at 12:12 pm

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 March 6, 2012 at 11:14 am

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 March 6, 2012 at 11:44 am

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

tessiee March 6, 2012 at 12:45 pm

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 March 6, 2012 at 11:14 am

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

Biff March 6, 2012 at 11:22 am

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

mrblifil March 6, 2012 at 11:27 am

Why so obsessed with your p-ness?

Fukui-sanYesOta March 6, 2012 at 12:31 pm

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

DustBowlBlues March 6, 2012 at 11:21 am

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 March 6, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Still bitter about that NCAA death penalty, eh?

oldedinvn March 6, 2012 at 11:25 am

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

Biel_ze_Bubba March 6, 2012 at 1:35 pm

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

Sassomatic March 6, 2012 at 11:25 am

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

mrblifil March 6, 2012 at 11:26 am

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 March 6, 2012 at 11:27 am

“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 March 6, 2012 at 11:45 am

Speaking of their influence, did anyone attend?

joobajooba March 6, 2012 at 2:23 pm

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

Callyson March 6, 2012 at 11:56 am

“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 March 6, 2012 at 12:27 pm

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 March 6, 2012 at 1:07 pm

She had real work to do.

mavenmaven March 6, 2012 at 12:39 pm

“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 March 6, 2012 at 12:40 pm

"“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.

imissopus March 6, 2012 at 12:42 pm

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

archikvetch March 6, 2012 at 1:08 pm

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

GortRay March 6, 2012 at 1:23 pm

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 March 6, 2012 at 1:34 pm

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 March 6, 2012 at 8:56 pm

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

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