August 21, 2014 10:00 am -

imageThe most appalling thing about the beheading of an American journalist by ISIS was not the act itself. According to Joe Scarborough’s Morning Hypocrisy, AKA: Morning Joe, the fact that the President could condemn the horrific act, then play golf in Martha’s Vineyard, the liberal elite playground, is by far the most unconscionable thing he can fathom. President Obama mustn’t care very much if he can continue his vacation, now could he?

The collective memory of Republicans is less than the first Macintosh computers, which were far superior to the limited memories of people like Joe Scarborough. The famous quote from George W Bush Now watch this drive was preceded by a fairly serious statement.

We must stop the terrah (terror)! I call upon all nations to do everything they can to stop these terrorist killers.


Now watch this drive.


Originally portrayed in Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 911, the optics of the quote uttered in 2002 were pretty damning. Bush then ‘gave up’ golf as it was inappropriate for a wartime president to appear so callous.

While Bush was president, two American journalists were beheaded: Daniel Pearl in Pakistan (2002) and Nick Berg in Iraq (2004). President Bush wasn’t accused of inappropriate conduct even with his excessive vacation habits. There is no record of a personal statement by Bush on either gruesome killing. The killing of Berg in 2004 was fashioned out of protest to look like a Gitmo prisoner getting his due diligence. In the case of James Foley, the recent beheading was due to air strikes on ISIS which Republicans support wholeheartedly. Most of the hawkish foreign policy gurus from the Bush administration like Cheney and Michael Hayden feel there needs to be a greater campaign that resembles the debacle of the long Iraq war. That sad chapter in American history ended with the mandatory withdrawal of most of our forces in late 2011.

The world seems to crumble every time President Obama goes on a much needed vacation. But unlike his predecessor, this president could fix everything if he works constantly. But then of course he’d be under suspicion for working too hard to become a tyrant dictator. There’s no winning if you’re Black in the White House.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

12 responses to Morning Joe Forgets Bush’s ‘Now Watch This Drive’

  1. erik thorne August 21st, 2014 at 10:32 am

    Rightwing hypocrisy knows no bounds. They seem to believe that it went from Clinton to Obama with no 8 years of Bush.

    • pfair143 August 21st, 2014 at 5:08 pm

      They mention Bush every so often but have changed his first name to Don’tblame

  2. R.J. Carter August 21st, 2014 at 11:38 am

    Apparently the fine print on that image of Bush reads: “Good for infinite free passes to future presidents who like to play golf.”

  3. Abby Normal August 21st, 2014 at 11:48 am

    Republicans all seem to have one thing in common – selective memory.

    • Mickey August 21st, 2014 at 4:23 pm

      seems that’s not limited to Republicans

  4. tiredoftea August 21st, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    Gee, a failed Tea Party Congressman acting like…

  5. FanOfTravel August 21st, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    This reminded me of how the right wing nuts got all bent out of shape when President Obama had his feet up on a desk in the Oval Office,of course failing to remember that that is a presidential tradition. Or when Obama is seen bowing to the various world leaders,well at least he didn’t kiss them on the lips like bush did to the Saudi king.

    • Guest August 21st, 2014 at 3:18 pm


  6. Red Eye Robot August 21st, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    The Left roundly criticized Bush for that statement in question, So much so that it ended up in Michael Moore’s propaganda movie. But now it’s unfair when the right criticizes Obama? But the Republicans have the double standard. And then we have Candidate Obama’s own words in 2008

    • Bunya August 21st, 2014 at 2:26 pm

      Dubya and Dickless had a cavalier approach to instigating war. They are evil, cowardly chickenhawks who deserve to be shunned by civilized society. I can think of nothing nice to say about either one of them.

  7. Budda August 21st, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    The show consists of five people all talking at once…can’t stand it.

  8. vegasman August 21st, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    You’re not saying that the Republicans have a double
    standard, are you!