Obama and Bush together again...no not that one!
March 1st, 2011
02:18 PM ET

Obama and Bush together again...no not that one!

WASHINGTON (CNN) – President Obama will appear in Miami Friday with former Florida Governor Jeb Bush to highlight education as a key element of economic growth.  "The President will deliver remarks on the importance of out-educating our competition" the White House said in a statement.

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will also join the president and Governor Bush at Miami Central Senior High School.

The White House is touting the school as a model of how addressing education challenges can lead to progress.

Central High was awarded grant funds designed to help "persistently low-achieving schools."
As part of a drastic effort to turn things around, the principal was replaced, "no more than 50% of the staff" was rehired, and the new principal was empowered to "improve student outcomes," according to the White House statement.

The Florida trip is the latest stop on a cross country tour by the president to push innovation and job creation.


Topics: Jeb Bush • President Obama • The News

soundoff (32 Responses)
  1. Right

    the welfare idiot and the younger bush, sounds like another welfare idiot photo op., Why not fix the economy and jobs you idiot. I have no civility for an idiot that has NEVER made a payroll or ran a business, Tell the welfare idiot to get a job.

    welfare = obama

    March 1, 2011 at 2:35 pm |
    • jane

      Obama is not a welfare idiot. Many presidents did not run a business and many were wealthy in their own right. We could maybe fix the economy and jobs if the republicans would work with the president and not against everything but tax cuts for the rich.

      March 1, 2011 at 3:03 pm |
    • Sammy Dosa

      Sure, when idiots like you stop calling everyone else idiots. Idiot.

      March 1, 2011 at 3:11 pm |
    • vic

      you want jobs? go work at the strawberry fields and pick my strawberries!

      March 1, 2011 at 3:21 pm |
    • Left

      Listen you idiot – when you have nothing of substance to say then it is best that you shut up. That's lesson one for you. Second, before becoming a Senator and then a President, Barrack Obama had a very nice job and could have chosen to live his life making millions without sweating.

      March 1, 2011 at 3:38 pm |
    • Do your research.

      you = idiot.

      March 1, 2011 at 4:48 pm |
      • Gaylon Barrow

        All the commentors above are just showing what idiots they are. Sickening with what's in the White House but they think he's super human. OH CRAP>

        March 1, 2011 at 9:39 pm |
    • Monster Zero

      Right you are, right as rain! Obama has never even held a true job, he is the product of affirmative action. A lawyer word smither, word smithing for his ACORN pals to payola his way into our Nations highest position. He has decimated private business with his Marxist ideologies and his bullshit Union payoffs, he is tanking our Nation before our very eyes in the effort to destroy our very way of life. Out of the destruction will come what he and his pals like Bill Ayers and Van Jones see as the perfect society, social justice to all of those undeserving. You are Right Right, Right as Rain!

      March 1, 2011 at 7:24 pm |
    • Sorry we got away!!

      It is amazing how delusional hate can make certain people. You probably call yourself a Christian...God bless you!

      March 1, 2011 at 9:50 pm |
  2. WATCH YOUR BACK!

    PREZ OBAMA, WATCH YOUR BACK, YOU NEVER KNOW WHO IS HIDING IN THE BUSH!

    March 1, 2011 at 2:38 pm |
    • Gaylon Barrow

      YOU HAVE TO BE DOING, ARE WORTH SOMETHING FOR A MAN TO BE WORRYING ABOUT SOMETHING LIKE THAT. SO FAR HE HAS BEEN NIL, NON, NOTHING, ZERO IN any efficience field. No one would lower they're selves to become connected with the worst President America ever had. And boy we have had some Lu Lus.

      March 1, 2011 at 9:44 pm |
  3. paul

    why do you say name is required when "right" has no name? you either have them sign thier names or do not post thier coments fair enough?

    March 1, 2011 at 2:52 pm |
  4. DIANA

    I love how smart Mr. Obama is. First he praises Romney, then he has a photo opt with the smarter Bush. The only options the Republicans will have will be the Newt, Palin, and Bachmann.

    March 1, 2011 at 2:54 pm |
    • Gaylon Barrow

      Smart is he? I wonder if he knows what a seed melon is? By the way, do you?"

      March 1, 2011 at 9:46 pm |
  5. Chris

    Right

    It only takes an IDIOT like you to call someone like the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA an idiot. Are you suggesting that America is a country of IDIOTS like you to have democratically elected PRESIDENT OBAMA to lead our country. You're WEIRD and should join the ranks of Quaddafi and Chralie Sheen. DUUUH!!!!!!

    Cris

    March 1, 2011 at 3:19 pm |
    • Gaylon Barrow

      Quaddafi & Chralie Sheen – HUH? If he knew what it took to be a President and the protocol behind it I could be behind him, but way behind. I wouldn't want to come close enough to the scent. And right now as far as Presidents go he stinks like S&%$!!!!!!!

      March 1, 2011 at 9:53 pm |
  6. Bob in Pa

    What good is an education when there aren't any jobs to be had ?
    Although I here CBS has an opening for a Sitcom star, no education required.

    March 1, 2011 at 3:31 pm |
  7. Laverne

    A republican not afraid to be seen with the President. He is a Bush, but he seems to be a reasonable Bush. It must be liberating not being beholden to the tea party. President Obama is a great president and will win a 2nd term!

    March 1, 2011 at 4:05 pm |
  8. walleye46

    Our Pres is not an idiot. Unlike the previous administration, this man can THINK and not depend on the likes of criminal minds such as Cheney and Rumsfelt. If the GOP would only meet him 1/2 way. All they want to do is extend BENEFITS for the RICH.

    March 1, 2011 at 4:07 pm |
  9. kayla

    IF PRESIDENT OBAMA IS AN IDIOT, I WONDER WHAT PALIN, ROMNEY, NEWT AND THE OTHERS ARE? CLOWNS, MAYBE? DUFUS. WE WILL SEE WHEN THE IDIOT BEAT THEM IN 2012 AGAIN.

    March 1, 2011 at 4:11 pm |
  10. lolo

    I bet right is from the south and milking the government. He or she is getting some kind of check from the government. The only reason he says welfare equals Obama is because he believes that all black people are on welfare, when mostly the poor uneducated people who live off of the government are white. Do a survey and you will really see and know the truth. The republicans have their followers by the nose with the crap they are selling. Their only agenda is to make sure that President Obama does not get another term. Where are the jobs that they promised?????????

    March 1, 2011 at 4:12 pm |
  11. sky-g

    If anyone is paying attention, the new Governor of Florida is planning massive cuts to education. Bush seems to be advocating receiving Federal funds. Gov. (I use this term loosely) Scott seems to be against receiving Federal funds.

    Will there be a conflict in the Republican party over education?

    March 1, 2011 at 4:13 pm |
  12. w l jones

    Just look at the president and Mr Bush you can practually see a intelector halo over there head. These two men know the important of every American having the best education money can buy rent or lease. Bless.

    March 1, 2011 at 6:49 pm |
  13. vicina1

    How can a true American call the president of the USA "An Idiot?"
    What is the matter with you racists of GOP? You cannot speak, think, work smart and mostly hate a very smart president that this country needs sooooo bad!!!! Why don't you move to Venezuela or Libya you IDIOT RACIST with all your kinds like PALIN?!!! Go meet Chavez, Castro or Kaddhafi your kinds!!!!! Bcse you have a head you think you have a brain? Stupid empty headed!!!!!!!

    March 1, 2011 at 8:27 pm |
  14. Liz Carter in Georgia

    @Bob in Pa; Oh well,that's alright! Stay dumb and stupid Bob! That way when the new technology careers do open up, and many of them will be originated or put in place by the 'educated', the job you may have gotten, can go on to someone who REALLY wants a job; who was more ambitious, who was more prepared, trained, deserving, and whos' qualifications will be listed on the 'BEST QUALIFIED' roster! Times have changed, MR; there aren't many cotton pickin', donut factory, tree totin', rock bustin, jobs left, OK?

    March 1, 2011 at 8:34 pm |
    • Gaylon Barrow

      All this from a Democrat. Will wonders ever cease. looks like some of the hoe handle leaners are finaly waking up. But still not wise enough to know what a smart man is. Someday set down and write out everything that your man has done so far for the welfare of this country. Then mark down how much debt he is rolling up. Don't say the Republicans did it for the Democrats have been in charge of Congress for the past seven years and they are the ones who set the budget. Get wise lady your judging on color and not with your brains if you have any. Don't forget the crotch salute your man makes when the National Anthem is played. REALLY PATRIOTIC ISN'T HE?

      March 1, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
    • Gaylon Barrow

      IGNORAMUSES – ARE WE BECAUSE WE DISLIKE OBAMA. All this from a Democrat. Will wonders ever cease. looks like some of the hoe handle leaners are finaly waking up. But still not wise enough to know what a smart man is. Someday set down and write out everything that your man has done so far for the welfare of this country. Then mark down how much debt he is rolling up. Don't say the Republicans did it for the Democrats have been in charge of Congress for the past seven years and they are the ones who set the budget. Get wise lady your judging on color and not with your brains if you have any. Don't forget the crotch salute your man makes when the National Anthem is played. REALLY PATRIOTIC ISN'T HE?

      March 1, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
  15. Liz Carter in Georgia

    I've got to say to the IGNORAMUSES who continue with their rants and tirades of calling the PRESIDENT of THE UNITED STATES an idiot, people all over the world are watching you and listening to you and how you perpetually and persistantly mistreat the office of the US PRESIDENT! How do you expect them to be interested in anything we have to say about anything? Or is that your secret mission? I believe that's it! 'We've got to make sure he looks bad on every front, by any means necessary'. GOD WILL FORBID IT!

    March 1, 2011 at 8:53 pm |
  16. Nick47

    The only idiots I see are the Republicans.... they wonder why an economy based upon consumer spending will not thrive under Regeanisn which empowers the wealthy at the expense of the middle class consumers.... A rich man can nly eat so much, wear so much, etc ....etc so the entire basis of Regeanism is false and a lie. Return to Kisian based economics and you will see the economy turn around because a less rich man spend his dollar while a rich man hoardes it.

    March 1, 2011 at 10:48 pm |
  17. Moe NY

    I really admire President Obama, meeting with ole Jeb when he knows Jeb will be out to get him....our President does not lack courage.

    March 1, 2011 at 11:08 pm |
  18. Liz Carter in Georgia

    I would just like to say I appreciate your comments and agree with you 100%. Keep up the 'good work' folks! It appears we're going to have to fight to the END against the daily lipservice of double-standards, biasness, bigotry, unreasonable expectations, unwillingness to understand, compromise, empathize, short memories, and the systematic media-spawn disrespect of our PRESIDENT and 'The Office'! IT'S HATE! @Chris, DIANA, jane, Sammy Dosa, lolo, walleye46, Laverne, kayla, and Left, Thanks and 'let's roll'!

    March 2, 2011 at 12:52 pm |
  19. Liz Carter in Georgia

    @Gaylon Barrow; It's very clear that you don't 'LIKE' BARACK H OBAMA! That evil, hateful emotion has been picked up in ALL of your posts, OK? But for you to continue with those fake concerns of divisive poison-spewing; smokescreening of camouflaged political halftruths as your defense, is nothing else but intentional ignorance and sincere stupidity. Hoe handle leaner? Seed melon? NO! You tell us! We're not THAT smart! Oh, his scent is probably fresher than yours, if what those ARE smell like they sound!!

    March 2, 2011 at 1:52 pm |