April 10, 2012

"I wish they weren’t called the Bush tax cuts..."

"If they’re called some other body’s tax cuts, they’re probably less likely to be raised."

Some other body's...

Aw, don't you miss him and his funny ways?
Well, don't you?
  
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32 comments:

MadisonMan said...

One person's funny way of talking is another person's incoherent way of communicating.

I do appreciate his willingness to step aside after his terms. That's what keeps America great.

edutcher said...

Needs check boxes for 1 and 2.

Dubya did some bad stuff (Medicare D), but he fought the War on Terror, unlike the current slob, who's doing his dead level best (or worst) to lose it.

But, yeah, it's the Romster's time. Zero's ready for his library (all the books in purple crayon).

MadisonMan said...

One person's funny way of talking is another person's incoherent way of communicating.

Corpseman, anyone?

paminwi said...

I'd rather have him than the guy you are telling to lie to the American people about who he is! I mean, Mr. President (swoon....) please hide your far left tendencies so the country can love you again, pleaseeeeee. Yours truly always, AA XOXO

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TosaGuy said...

You never hear a liberal say ObamaCare. You always hear "Affordable Care Act".

It's like they know that ObamaCare it is not a good thing. If they did truly think it was a good thing, they continue to put their guy's name on it.

Lyssa said...

I had a lot of complaints about Bush as a president, and I'm glad that he's done (not glad about his replacement, though). But I've always thought that he (and his family) seemed like a really pleasant person, someone who, if I knew, I would really like having around.

I saw his parents the other day on TV endorsing Romney. Barbara made a big point of adding that she knows that "Mitt's wife will make just the nicest first lady . . . oh, except for Laura." So sweet.

Curious George said...

How do you say "some other's body" in Austrian?

Thorley Winston said...

You never hear a liberal say ObamaCare. You always hear "Affordable Care Act".

We hear them refer to it as “ObamaCare” all the time. They just get mad when other people refer to it as “ObamaCare.” Pretty soon we’ll have to start referring to it as the “O-word.”

leslyn said...

Here's my choice:

"It was just plain funny."

TCB-n-a-Flash said...

Wow. He's actually humble. Would rather the principle of the thing survive, rather than his name. Rare.

Phil said...

I met a German girl in England who was going to school in France
And we danced in Mississippi at an Alpha Kappa dance
It wasn't me
No, no babe it wasn't me
Well, it musta been some other body
No no, child, it wasn't me

Tank said...

Bush's tax cuts did expire.

The current rates are the ones Obama signed into law.

Alex said...

It's pure political propaganda to keep waving around "Bush tax cuts" like a red flag before a raging bull. Just more read meat for the Dhimmocrap base.

Geoff Matthews said...

I liked the bit about not wishing for people to undercut Obama. That shows far more class and grace than Clinton/Carter, who both took undignified jabs at Bush.

Gabriel Hanna said...

They're not the "Bush" tax cuts anymore; Obama signed them into law when they came for renewal--just like he did when the Patriot Act came up for renewal.

He had the power to veto them and didn't. He had the option to refuse to sign and let them come into law without his assent. he chose to put his name on them.

Matthew Sablan said...

I like classy people.

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traditionalguy said...

The tax cuts were OK. Especially the Capital Gains Rate cut. But I wish he had not meekly gone along with the Housing Bubble to Nowhere.

Shifting the blame for that disaster 1000 times worse than 9/11 onto other DC leaders is not enough of an excuse. He knew what they were doing and he should have stopped them instead of attacking Sadam's Iraq. At least that is what the Tea Party guys believe about Bush.

damikesc said...

It amazes me that Obama can make me actually miss Bush. For his faults, he actually led and had beliefs he stood by.

I didn't agree with him on his fondness for spending --- but he didn't change his views when the winds changed, either. That can be a virtue.

PaulV said...

Bush tax cuts expired in 2010. How about the bigger and more expensive Obama tax cuts?

cubanbob said...

PaulV said...
Bush tax cuts expired in 2010. How about the bigger and more expensive Obama tax cuts?

4/10/12 3:00 PM

I don't see Zero manning up and claiming them as his.

jimbino said...

"Some other body's" is naturally formed in an attempt to get around cumbersome English grammar rules.

"Another somebody's" doesn't quite fit.

A similar formation "That's a whole nother story" I hear all the time, and "nother" isn't even an English word!

The Godfather said...

Can you imagine Obama saying something comparably self-effacing and humble?

As I recall, the tax cuts that were passed under G W Bush were across-the-board cuts. Obama and the other Dems object only to the portion of the Bush tax cuts that apply to upper income tax payers (which I think involved less money than the tax cuts for the non-rich). So if Obama wants to repeal the "Bush tax cuts", he wants to raise everybody's taxes.

And you know he will if he has the chance.

victoria said...

Putz.You take the good with the bad.Mission accomplished!!!


Vicki from pasadena

rhhardin said...

Bush did huge damage by not defending himself.

That left the debate field 100% to democrats.

The way to be classy is to explain again what has been badly understood, as many times as necessary.

Salamandyr said...

Man the comments over at that site were nasty.

Mary Beth said...

Tmesis.

Barry Dauphin said...

They're not tax cuts. This is simply the current tax rate. Tax rates change for all kinds of reasons. There is no existential purity to the tax rates of 2000 that we must refer to the current tax rates as anybody's cuts. Continuing to refer to the current tax rate as Bush tax cuts shows how the MSM has been able to dictate the terms on this issue. I can see when Zager and Evans are paying taxes in the year 2525, they will still be called the Bush tax cuts.

Larry J said...

"Affordable Care Act" is one of those oxymoronic titles that says the opposite of what it actually does. But then, it was written by morons so what else should we have expected?

Greg G said...

Deliberately or not, the words "some other body" were used by one of our greatest lyricists, Chuck Berry, in his song "It Wasn't Me" the refrain of which goes:

"It wasn't me, baby, no it wasn't me, baby.
It must have been some other body, uh uh, baby, it wasn't me."

Good enough for Chuck Berry, good enough for me!

wyo sis said...

It's just possible he said it the way he did because it's funnier that way. One persons clever is another persons duh.

John Lynch said...

Bush was never hard to understand. It was always perfectly clear what he meant. His critics tried so hard to misunderstand him when his meaning was perfectly obvious. He's not incoherent at all. Compared to John Kerry he was a font of clarity.

Why do people focus so much on how people speak rather than what they say? I think it's a lazy way to avoid engaging the content of what's being said.