Now, hold on! Let me explain.
If you don’t know, President George W. Bush is coming out with a new book coming out called "Decision Points".
It’s rare that I actually get sucked in and excited for a president book, because all do respect, but every president after Kennedy is just boring. They all have their unique moments, of course. But usually boring. Bush on the other hand was an amazing president. Most of you would say, “How dare you even think such a thing! He’s a complete fucking idiot!” And for the people who say that, I say “Shut the fuck up.” (Notice I didn’t put an exclamation point. Because, seriously, shut the fuck up and let me explain.) Bush is amazing because, whether people like to admit it or not, he was a historical president. Why? Simple. He went through some shit. Now, the reason I’m sounding very immature in my usage of words will be explained later on. But for now, hear this.
President Bush is historical because every year of his presidency had unique and historical moment. Unlike other presidents who are know for one or two things through out their whole presidency. Bush is known for tons. Even before he was officially president, when he was president-elect (which maybe 5 of you actually knows what that means) he had a recall of the votes from the State of Florida which Al Gore had originally won, as the news reported. Making Al Gore, the 43rd President of the United States, not George W. Bush. The reason this is contriversial is because who ever won Florida, won the presidency. When the recall for votes was announced and finally went through again, all of a sudden, Bush had won Florida. The funny thing is, his brother Jeff was governor of Florida at the time. So many speculate a mysterious victory over a suspicious recall. That was in 2000. In 2001, as we all know, September Eleven. Which most said defined his presidency, but I beg to differ. 2002, the start of the War on Terror. (Side note: The War on Terror began in November of 01’, but took control of the media almost all of 2002.) In 2003, from the moment it began, the infamous War in Iraq. (That just recently ended.) In 2004, the amazingly narrow win over Massachusetts senator, John Kerry for the 04’ Presidency Election. 2005, Hurricane Katrina. 2006, the death of Saddam Hussein. Many would say this is the point in which the United States no longer has a reason to be in the country of Iraq, but the war continued. And from 2007 - 2009, the country’s economy enters a state of crisis. Up to the end of his last moments as leader of the free world.
With all these historical moments that President Bush went through, you have to give him the benefit of the doubt that he was a good president. Was he the greatest? No, of course not. Was he the worst? Trust me, if you don’t know your history, shut it because he wasn’t. Could he have made better decisions? Yes. Many presidents could have. Did he make the worst decisions on certain events? No. The reason I have his back is because, through thick or thin he rode it through. He was a laughing stock for a lot of people and criticize amazingly, but he did not fall to his knees from the weakness. Is he an idiot? No! How many are you are perfect? Imagine yourself in his shoes. President of a country like America. You’re constantly being judge for every single thing you do. Every comment you make. Everything! To the suits you wear, to what you do on your spare time. For the record, he was never into politics, most presidents in the past were the same. John Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson. And am I comparing his presidency to theirs? No. But what I am saying is everyone of them did their job as president. Do ‘YOU’ always do great at work? No. You have your good days and bad days. Like them, good years and bad years.
In the end, after all was said and done. After the jokes got old. After Obama was now the new blamed president for all that is crap in America. (Which he isn’t. Neither was Bush and so on and so forth.)
President Bush said that his lowest point of his presidency in his opinion was Hurricane Katrina. (I have to agree.) This wasn’t a mad made disaster. And this wasn’t buildings or bridges we can just ignore. These were people. White, black, brown, blue, yellow, whatever, they felt the destruction of a force we took lightly. Or at least, not to the fullest of extents.
President Bush was recently interviewed and Hurricane Katrina came up. (Somewhat.) President Bush was reminded of the time when Rapper, Kanye West said on a Hurricane Katrina benefit telethon, "George Bush doesn’t care about black people."
When President George W. Bush mentions Kanye West in his forthcoming book, "Decision Points." he’s not singing the praises of the Chicago rapper who slammed him on a telethon for the victims of Hurricane Katrina, a week after numerous gulf coast cities were destroyed by the devastating storm and its aftermath. Bush expressed his frustration with the “Runaway” singer. When Bush was asked if he remembered the comments Kanye made about him, President Obama’s predecessor offered a matter-of-fact response. "Yes, I do. He called me a racist," Bush said. Bush was clarified that Kanye did not literally call Bush a racist but instead said, "George Bush doesn’t care about Black people." But Bush maintained his stance.
(Now, many of you can say, well Kanye didn’t call him a racist. But once again, put yourself in his shoes. If you were him, would you not feel as if ‘YOU’ were called a racist? If it quacks like a duck, looks like a duck. Guess what?)
Bush maintained and continued with “That’s - ‘he’s a racist.’” “And I didn’t appreciate it then. I don’t appreciate it now. It’s one thing to say, “I don’t appreciate the way he’s handled his business.” It’s another thing to say, “This man’s a racist.” I resent it, it’s not true, and it was one of the most disgusting moments in my Presidency.”
With this, I completely support President Bush!
Kanye West is known for being that idiot who doesn’t know when to shut the fuck up and when IT IS your time to speak, know how to do it respectfully, so that your opinion is actually respected.
The following is a excerpt from "Decision Points."
"I faced a lot of criticism as President. I didn’t like hearing people claim that I lied about Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction or cut taxes to benefit the rich. But the suggestion that I was racist because of the response to Katrina represented an all time low."
Bush said he still feels the same way and added that Kanye’s comments upset him because it was not reflective of his work. “My record was strong I felt when it came to race relations and giving people a chance. And—it was a disgusting moment,” Bush said. Bush was asked if he was concerned that some might be upset that he has placed so much emphasis on being angry about someone criticizing his responsiveness to the hurricane victims as opposed to being saddened by the impact of “watching the misery in Louisiana.” Bush said no. “I also make it clear that the misery in Louisiana affected me deeply as well,” he said. “There’s a lot of tough moments in the book. And it was a disgusting moment, pure and simple.”
And the thing I hate most out of all of this! Is that if Kanye makes a song about his “douchary” because of what he did to Taylor Swift, I can only imagine what he’ll do about this. Kayne West, you’re rich and famous and somehow respected for your stupidity and if by some chance in the depths of Hell you’re reading this, please use it your image for something positive. Not making yourself look like an ass, whether on purpose or accident.
And President Bush? Kudos!