Kanye West Hurt George Bush’s Feelings

November 3rd, 2010 // 88 Comments
Kanye West

Sorry for another pseudo-political post, but if it makes you feel any better, you can actually blame this one on a black man.

Apparently Barack Obama and George W. Bush really do have a lot in common: They both hate Kanye West. While Obama think’s he’s a jackass, Bush writes in his just-released memoirs Decision Points, that Kanye’s “George Bush doesn’t care about black people,” was a “disgusting” remark that still deeply affects him. Via Gossip Cop: (I’m actually going to jump this one on account of the long-ass transcript.)

MATT LAUER:
You remember what he said?
PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH:
Yes, I do. He called me a racist.
MATT LAUER:
Well, what he said, “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.”
PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH:
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.
MATT LAUER:
This from the book. “Five years later I can barely write those words without feeling disgust.” You go on. “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.”
PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH:
Yeah. I still feel that way as you read those words. I felt ‘em when I heard ‘em, felt ‘em when I wrote ‘em and I felt ‘em when I’m listening to ‘em.
MATT LAUER:
You say you told Laura at the time it was the worst moment of your Presidency?
PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH:
Yes. My record was strong I felt when it came to race relations and giving people a chance. And—it was a disgusting moment.

Maybe it’s just the rise of Sarah Palin and Tea Party, or alcohol abuse has permanently confused him with Josh Brolin in W in my mind, but I honestly believe George W. Bush isn’t a racist. Dumb as a pile of rocks, of course, but he seems too affable of a guy to be a bigot. In fact, he actively discouraged hate towards Muslim during his time in office. So say what you will about him being a puppet that sent untold millions to their death so Dick Cheney’s old company could secure a gluttony of no-bid contracts, but don’t call the man a racist lest he cries into the prop cowboy hat an alarming amount of people fell for. There are no winners in that.

EDIT: I don’t know why my mind didn’t immediately go “Wait, shouldn’t 9/11 have been the most disgusting moment of your presidency?” so kudos to everyone for pointing that one out. I was too busy daydreaming about Dubya and me moving staged piles of brush in front of cameras together, not unlike our forefathers worked the land before the queers made cow-pokin’ something else altogether. Curse their hides.

Photo: Getty

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  1. Tracey

    Take a lesson from the semi-retarted celebrities you parody. Stick to what you are supposed to do and don’t flaunt your ignorance by making political comments when you are obviously ignorant of the subject.

    • TAB

      You fat neocon libtard!

    • luke

      I couldn’t agree more Tracey. This site used to be funny when it was all about bikini shots and how celebs destroy their lives. But the political views are pointless, especially when he has no clue what he’s talking about. I’m done with this site.

    • tracy is stupid

      so tracy youre the same mindset as kanye west right? and kanye west is a fucking idiot? ok ok just clearing that up

      • Tracey

        If that were a remotely intelligible comment, I might be able to reply. Unfortunately, the “Hooked on Phonics” tapes have failed you.

      • Jesus christ lighten up, its the day after an historic election. A little political satire *is* somewhat topical. Im sure we’ll see some tits or ass before the day’s out. Tell me politics arent as every bit as superficial as hollywood.

    • Well, at least I'm not retarted

      Maybe leave the big words like RETARDED to someone who knows how to spell them. Or maybe, you are retarded, and don’t know any better? Oh my bad, that MUST be the answer.

      • Tracey

        Well, I guess when you have more than 10 words in your vocabulary, you might misspell them once in a while. I guess that’s where you have an advantage: less words to keep track of.

      • Well, at least I'm not retarted

        Oh snap, Tracey is smarter then me! Yes, folks, the reason I have mastered the spelling of retarded is because I have a limited vocabulary and that makes it easier for me to spell words! Tracey should be excused from proper spelling because she has a really large vocabulary and a really small brain. Oh, Tracey, how do you do it? All the vast superiority, you believe you possess, over the mindless troglodytes you encounter on the internet, must really inflame your deluded sense of self worth. Have a nice day, sweetie. You are so much better than the meanies you have to deal with on the internet.

      • Tracey

        I only posses a superior knowledge over the political spectrum, especially over the plebeians I encounter on the internet. Like the ones who thought it would be a good idea to vote for the flashy incompetent black guy just to watch history being made. Wait, I’m not talking about football or beer so I’m probably losing you.

      • mark

        tell dude that its A historic election, not AN. dumbass. also you other idiots…. then and than arent interchangeable

    • jkhjkh

      the superficial doesnt care about conservatives…

      HahHAhahAhAHa, fuckin whiny little bitches.

      • jenyjenjen

        see ya with your “superior” intellect and supposed to be impressive vocabulary. Nonmatter what you can’t hide your a racist tea-bagger!

      • jenyjenjen

        P.S. My iPad is sensitive and I didn’t proofread. Still tracy and that whore who had the NERVE to talk about Katrina which people drown in their attics for FIVE days before bush responds shouldn’t be able to sleep at night. Hint: kill your selves.

      • Tracey

        Yeah, screaming racism is usually the last resort when you are out of an argument.

    • KANYEISGAY

      BLOW FISH hit his head on holiday and is totally retarded and gay as Kanye now.

      • FuckYouTracey

        Shut up Tracey. You’re a dumb cunt. Sorry you’re so “retarted.”

      • Tracey

        Such witty repartee. I’m starting to understand that whole “vote for the snazzy black guy to show how open-minded I am and go back to my Reality TV and Foooot-bawl obsession” thing.

    • Wait what

      Tracey, why in hell do you keep talking about the “black guy”? Do you talk about the “white guy” when speaking of former presidents?

      Well, that’s why people call you a racist.

      • jenyjenjen

        Thank you!

      • Tracey

        No, but most people DID vote for Obama solely based on the color of his skin.

      • Tracey

        I actually understand when people call me “racist”. I basically means “I have no clue as to how politics or government works and I don’t want to take time out from sitting here in my parents’ basement, masturbating to pictures of Kay Perry to educate myself, so I’m just going to use the easiest retort I can grasp”. Oh, yeah, that and “cunt”,

      • jenyjenjen

        Real original. Yeah, I voted cuz he was black, not cuz I couldn’t stand what bush, rove, Cheney, rice, Rumsfeld and the biased supreme court.. I could go on, but damn you are so smart, I bet Fox entertainment has told you all this…. Wait…

  2. The Superficial doesn’t care about Jersey Shore people.

    Oh wait.

  3. While I think the mid-term comment was a bit of sour grapes (sorry Fish) I agree with you on your assessment of W. For some reason he always seems like a guy who would be a lot of fun to have a beer with (before he went all born again) but not the best guy to “smoke them out of their holes”.

  4. Beck

    Never thought I would say this, but…Good Job Kanye!

  5. Chusdo

    Take it from a semi-successful musician: You’re going to start losing fans (or readers) if you continue to make your political views so apparent.

    • tracy is stupid

      whats your myspace? if youre semi successful surely you’ll want to share! or do you mean semi successful as in you play at a coffee bar in new york and take drugs and think you’re cool

      • Chusdo

        Again, as I don’t believe it’s good business to mix politics with my livelihood, I won’t provide you with my band’s name. But no, I don’t play coffee shops. Obviously at this point this will just degenerate into a battle of you claiming I’m not who I say I am vs. me, so I bid you farewell, elitist, know-it-all prick.

      • tracy is stupid

        shame so your band is shit, if you posted your myspace this would be over, but for now everyone else on this page is jus gonna think youre making it up. lololol at you, have a nice band life with ur guitar, ur heroin, and ur front room cus that is your music career future

      • rcp

        I actually believe Chusdo and think he’s right for not giving his band name. If he did then a-holes like you would go to his myspace and leave stupid comments.

      • jenyjenjen

        * meant for T-dogg, political expert and superior to the rest of us. Really we should just worship her and thank her for gracing us with her genius presence.. All hail Tracey!!!

    • jenyjenjen

      We can’t wait for you to leave!

  6. James

    I think that moron said “George Bush dont care nothing bout no black people”.

  7. Dubbya was a tool, I’m not sure he was a racist. Kanye West is a racist. He doesn’t like white people. Screw Kanye!!!

  8. Bow Down Assholes

    George Bush has feelings?

  9. Phene

    Agreed Superficial Writer, i will continue to visit this hilarious site for nip-slips and clever words. cheers man.

  10. Lilly

    whats all this black man bashing today superficial?

  11. meh

    LOL at the “I’m done with this site” people. I’m happy to see ya go, if you take yourself so damn seriously. get yo’ panties out of your asscrack.

  12. Have to admit i got a laugh when kanye said that. Meyers and tucker looked like deers in headlights :D but here we are how many years later and a huge part of nawlins still looks like it did that monday after katrina.

    That said, the cuban embargo did a shitload more financial damage to that city than all the hurricanes it has or ever will see.

    • jenyjenjen

      So true! I saw it live and loved it. They looked like they were gonna have a panic attack or bail or something!

  13. Tubbo

    Kanye should go get some plastic surgery Donda West style.

  14. Dude of Dudes

    The Obama post was out of character for this site sure. This one is directly related to KANYE WEST WHY WONT YOU LET ME BE GREAT so its appropriate.

    That said Id probably keep politics on the down low. To all the people claiming to quit…..YOU CANT QUIT THE INTERNET! (or this site…one nip slip post and you’ll be back….AMIRITE?)

  15. Bill O'Really

    Too bad Kanye wasnt in New Orleans with all the other MORONS that didnt leave when they KNEW a CAT5 Hurricane was coming.

    • jenyjenjen

      Explain when don’t have a car, the buses were already flooded and can’t even afford a day or two in a motel 6 cuz you live paycheck to paycheck. Whatbwould you do? Isn’t it greatbto be white and look down on then poor. Aren’t they disgusting? Idiot.

  16. Armando

    GWB did a helluva job. You ignorants quickly forget after he was elected his admin spents months cleaning up the White House (broken phones, office equipement trashed, computers with porn agencies that never spoke to one another) because fat ass Clinton is such a dick. And then 9/11, the aftermath, NY City in Ruins, anthrax scares, terrorist attacks, Afghanistan, Iraq, the loss of 2 trillion dollars on the stock market, on and on and on. And Hurricane Katrina, where a Democratic Govenor and Democratic Black Mayor were too stupid or incompetant to evacuate New Orleans and somehow this became George’s fault. I lived in Florida we had four hurricanes roll over us in one month, I lived without power & water for 11 days in the sweltering Florida heat. Guess what I did cry on the cable shows like a baby. But then again I’m not a part of the society that depends on the gov’t to keep me alive.

    • Bow Down Assholes

      Want me to call a Wambulance for ya guy?

      • NoMoreIgnorance

        Wow, aren’t you lucky. Guess based on YOUR experience everyone else should shut the hell up because YOU are ok, and YOU made it.

      • Eat Shit

        OH NO. You lived in the Florida heat for 11 days??? GOD FORBID! DEAR GOD SOMEONE GET THIS GUY A BOTTLE OF WATER, PLEAAAAAASE!

        Try losing your entire house and having your entire family killed, and we’ll see how long you last you fucking elitist prick.

    • KM

      I am with you Armando. George did a HELL of a job during his presidency and I just wish everyone would stop blaming him for this country’s problems. The problems we have now were started long before Dubya ever took office. And now they have been given to Obama, who, I imagine, is now realizing the shit storm that Clinton started will take several Presidents to overcome.

      • Bow Down Assholes

        Hey! Don’t pick on my Bill. Sure, he balanced the budget and the jobless rate was at an all-time low……..oh, and yeah, he didn’t start a multi-billion dollar useless war. Oh, but you’re one of those scared shitless reactionaries that are constantly looking for a Dem to blame. “Dubya” was 100 percent responsible for all the crap that riegned down on him, and you and Armando can cry and whine all you want. It is not going to change that FACT. Just fill your basement with water and canned food (Armondo should have planned ahead). You’ll be fine.

    • puddleduck

      AMEN! I’m so sick and tired of people blaming Bush for Katrina… Why didn’t they get off their asses and evacuate? Because no one down there had a brain!!! If you know a cat 5 is headed for you, you don’t need to wait for some politician to tell you to get the fuck out…. well unless your just plain stupid, illiterate, ignorant, lazy, and hoping the government will bail your ass out.

      • Bow Down Assholes

        Armando didn’t evacuate. Are you saying he’s ignorant and lazy?

      • JR

        Remember Bow Down, it was a republican congress who was in power when the budget was balanced. No reason to put all of the glory on Clinton. All he did was sign the bill, not work to make the budget.

  17. Heyzeus Hosay

    Why all the haters today? I mean, you don’t have to read the comments, or the blog, or anything (lol, reading is for smarty-pants anyway silly) seeing how upset you get over, uhm, a blog. jesus fuckin’ christ…this has been an amazing day for the commentators.

    • starbucks barista

      All the people picking on the Superficial, probably don’t watch The Daily Show, or have a sense of humor. Or maybe they all just share one sense of humor. It’s a blog, and if its actually talking about relevant topics, learn to respect an opinion or don’t read anymore. It’s probably cutting into your porn time anyways.

    • piper

      I was thinking that as well! You do know you’re about to get flamed though, right?

  18. Joe Blow

    George Bush is a patriot.

    Bunch of fucking liberal cock-suckers.

  19. Lugh

    Fuck it, i’m done with you, Fish. You used to be funny but now your political and religious views have made this formerly funny, boob-filled blog a worthless pile of amphibian shit. Egotastic! is not only wittier but positively laden with tits, asses, bikinis, and panty shots. I’m going to stick with him from now on before you can pontificate any further.

    Ass.

  20. ferlo

    I laugh at this today still… Kanye simply called it how he saw it. Period.

    • Required

      Whether or not his comment true, Kanye did not express it in an appropriate forum, and in his typical style was simple saying something outrageous to get attention – drawing all the attention from the situation that deserved it (Katrina) and focusing it on himself and his statement.

  21. hen

    Kayne is a douche nozzle and Bush is a great American. Case fucking closed.

    Oh and to describe the murder of 3K Americans on 9/11 as “disgusting” wd be a tremendous dishonor to them, so Bush is right and the a-hole left wing reality based dipshit community is, once again, wrong.

    Have a shitty day.

    • jeremy

      Lol you’re an idiot. He said: “But the suggestion that I was racist because of the response to Katrina represented an all time low.””

      So your wishy-washing handwaving that allows you to still suck on George Bush’s balls about how “calling 9/11 disgusting” would be a disservice to those who died (though campaigning in 2004 entirely on NEVER FORGET 9/11 isn’t) but how is 9/11 not an all-time low for the Presidency? Or Hurricane Katrina itself which devastated thousands? Or sending thousands of troops to their deaths leading to the death of tens and tens of thousands more on a frivolous war started under false pretenses?

      No apparently being called out for having a terrible track record on African Americans is somehow the lowest moment of his presidency.

      Pull your head out of his ass and stop defending one of the worst Presidents in American History.

      Have a great day, moron.

      • jenyjenjen

        Shadow, couldn’t agree more. Fish would be a great political writer. We need more John Stewarts telling the truth and pointing out hypocrisy!

  22. The Shadow

    You could be writing about important issues like politics, and doing a hell of a job at it, and yet, you stick to only writing about dumb celebrities.

    The gentleman from Pennsylvania is a coward, I say!

  23. reader

    Wow. Reading all these comments makes me realize just how much some people HATE hearing opinions that vary from their own. This post isn’t trying to impose political ideals on anybody, so I’m not sure what you are all complaining about. This blog is all about witty commentary on the lives and actions of celebrities, and politicians happen to fall under that umbrella as well. You can skip over these posts if they are so offensive, and go straight to the ass and titties. Simply because Fish doesn’t see politics the way that you do doesn’t mean that he doesn’t know what he’s talking about. You may not enjoy these posts, but some of us, even with opposing political views, still find them funny.

  24. tjmann

    The writer of this site has really lost his talent. what little he had. His objectivity? Probably never had any.

  25. KANYEISGAY

    GAYIGNORANTFISH and that goes for you you too FISH !

  26. puddleduck

    This guy is a “career idiot” who can’t sputter anything worth listening to or watching. How Kanye West has made it this far in life is shocking… and BTW his comments regarding Bush are irrelevant. Just another angry….. no need to go there

  27. Its pronounced ruh-tard

    George W. Bush advocated color-blind policies. Although he might not have dropped the n-word or purposefully made derogatory comments towards minority groups, his policies severely disadvantaged the truly disadvantaged in our society and this was by design in how he chose, or more correctly chose not to intervene prior to Katrina. In practice, there is very little difference between overt and covert racism when it comes to equality of opportunity. Bush knew better, he and his neo-conservative colleagues chose not to care and his legacy should reflect that knowledge.

    • Brett

      He told the governor and mayor to evacuate before the hurricane hit, and they didn’t. How is it that he “chose not to intervene”? If anyone is guilty of this it is those two. And need I remind you that Mayor Nagin is black?

  28. JustLeftOfTheFence

    Dear Superficial Writer –
    I kind of like your more politically-minded postings. I originally came for the witty commentary on Hollywood celebrities being idiots, but who ever said that Washington celebrities aren´t fair game as well?

  29. Mama Pinkus

    Kanye got it wrong when he said bush didn’t care about black people — bush didn’t care about poor people, period; he did not care what color they were

  30. Just Cause

    Boo fucking hoo.

  31. cc

    I didn’t like George Bush, but I don’t like Kanye either. A selfish, egotistical prick who can’t stop running his mouth. If he talked shit about me, I wouldn’t give a damn.

  32. R Theryoung

    You make a living writing articles like this and you have the audacity to call someone who was a 8 year elected US Governor and an 8 year elected US President dumb as rocks. What does that make you? Bush was did not like the
    personal comments directed at him. He wasn’t commenting on the worst events
    during his Presidency. Be sure and let us know when you do something worthwhile with your empty life.

  33. sarahb

    Matt Laur and Kenye West together have the brains if a pea. Matt spends his life interviewing people who he thinks he can intimidate when in reality, he is the dumb one.
    How does this editor not get fired for the hate message he wrote about gays and cowpoking. Some people have been fired for less insulting statements

  34. K

    Jesus H. Christ, will ALL of you dimwits just SHUT THE F— UP?!?!

  35. Joe Blow

    Who asked you for your opinion? Put that cock back in your mouth.

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