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Vanity - I miss Bush
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Posted on 04/27/2012 6:40:25 AM PDT by trebb

Just saw a FOX newscast showing President Bush doing the bike ride with wounded vets. The interviewer on site mentioned it was a way of being inspirational to them and others. We all know how Obummer would have jumped on it to say how he was really into being inspitational, and would have turned it into a major "I/Me" barf alert. But, being the humble, military loving and respecting person he is, President Bush merely said, "I get inspiration from them". He then turned away and got on with the task at hand - riding with and respecting our military heroes.

God how I miss, despite the liberal social issues, how he brought class and decorum to the Presidency.


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Warts and all, President Bush is so far ahead of Obama and other "liberals" that I ache for someone like President Bush, who loves America and those who defend her, to occupy the White House again.
1 posted on 04/27/2012 6:40:27 AM PDT by trebb
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To: trebb

As a person bush never ever engaged in the crass thuggery like Obama does.


2 posted on 04/27/2012 6:42:18 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: trebb

Regardless of how some might feel about his policies, and their lack of conservative principal, W is a good man.


3 posted on 04/27/2012 6:43:17 AM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: trebb

I have been hearing from quite a few people that would take Clinton back over obama.


4 posted on 04/27/2012 6:45:14 AM PDT by trailhkr1 (All you need to know about Zimmerman, innocent = riots, manslaughter = riots, guilty = riots)
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To: trebb

God Bless President Bush! What a Great man compared to what we currently have.


5 posted on 04/27/2012 6:45:22 AM PDT by ncfool (OMG 2012)
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To: trebb

I will be forever grateful President Bush was in office during 9/11 and that he took steps to put a structure in place to deal with Global Terrorism. However, my gratitude stops there.

He was wrong about DHS and TSA. He was wrong to allow TSA to become unionized - he was wrong in the power he allowed them to gain.

He was WRONG in not answering his Democrat critics and allowing the sheep among us to be further polluted with Democrat Media Lies. He was wrong about compassionate conservatism and about believing there is honor and good in Democrats - that he could work with them to better this country - he was just plain wrong!

He concentrated on protection from Islamists from without, and he neglected the real danger from the Islamists, Democrats, Socialists, Communists and perverts from within. He was just plain wrong.


6 posted on 04/27/2012 6:45:31 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: The_Victor

And above all things, never vainglorious.

I’ve almost forgotten what that’s like.

:-\


7 posted on 04/27/2012 6:45:42 AM PDT by Salamander (Hey blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: trebb

I had a lot of political issues with Bush but never doubted that he was a good man.

Just yesterday they were talking about him sitting in a meeting with severely wounded vets and he told them that he was personally responsible for decisions leading to their injuries and was not going to simply walk away from them.

When is the last time Obama took responsibility for anything?


8 posted on 04/27/2012 6:45:52 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: trebb

Cool that you posted this.. I was thinking the exact same thing a few days ago. I wasn’t crazy about the “compassionate conservative” thing, but I DID feel safer and lots of my American brethren had jobs.


9 posted on 04/27/2012 6:47:07 AM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: trebb

You have Bush. Obama is the natural result of Bush and Rove and their “new tone” and other idiotic things they did. Bush is no real conservative, and his insiders know it. He played us. Well, he played some of us. Some of us were nervous and nauseated from early 2001. We got a bit of a conservative right after 9-11, but that soon faded.

You shouldn’t miss Bush. You still have Bush, in a very real way. Enjoy. I would invite anyone who disagrees to peruse the following:

http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/05/blame_bush_for_mcclelland.html
http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/11/gop_defeat_and_the_new_tone.html
http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/01/bushs_legacy_none_of_the_above_1.html


10 posted on 04/27/2012 6:48:01 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: trebb
I have said this before and I will say it again:

1. I know people that know GWB well, and in one case gave LOTS of money to his campaigns. All of them have said he is an ENTIRELY different person to talk to one on one than he is when somebody sticks a microphone in front of him. The bumbling, ah, er, stuff that he did on camera, which unfortunately was nothing like him one on one, was used by the liberal to define and undermine his presidency.

2. As Governor of Texas, he governed by his own instincts. He started out as president governing by his own instincts. Somewhere during his first term, when re-election began to loom, he started to listen to “consultants” and “advisers” instead of following his own instincts. And that was the end of his effectiveness.

(Oh and by the way, even my great hero Reagan listened too much to advisers during his second term. That's why his second term did not live up to the greatness of his first term.)

11 posted on 04/27/2012 6:48:30 AM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: cripplecreek
When is the last time Obama took responsibility for anything?

Question of the Day!

Actually, the answer is simple: he accepts the responsiblity when things go right, but blames Bush when things don't go right.

12 posted on 04/27/2012 6:48:47 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (My dream ticket for 2012 is John Galt & Dagny Taggart!)
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To: cripplecreek
When is the last time Obama took responsibility for anything?

Oh come now. Whenever the Obamanation finally makes his first mistake he will step up and take responsibility for it.

Anyone who does not see the sarcasm tags around the above statement needs to have his eyeglasses checked.

13 posted on 04/27/2012 6:49:46 AM PDT by Cheburashka (It's legal to be out at night in spacesuits, even carrying a rag dolly. Cops hauled us in anyway.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Obama is the natural result of Bush and Rove and their “new tone” and other idiotic things they did.

And the New England Patriots are responsible for the New York Giants. And Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is responsible for Tony Stewart. And....

14 posted on 04/27/2012 6:53:24 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Michael Barnes
Cool that you posted this.. I was thinking the exact same thing a few days ago. I wasn’t crazy about the “compassionate conservative” thing, but I DID feel safer and lots of my American brethren had jobs.

Thanks - many like you understood what I was saying. Others decided to "pile on" with the shortcomings and thereby missed the whole point.

15 posted on 04/27/2012 6:54:02 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: Michael Barnes

My self - I thought about him too.
And yes, I miss his leadership.


16 posted on 04/27/2012 6:54:09 AM PDT by Verbosus (/* No Comment */)
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To: C. Edmund Wright; 1rudeboy
Obama is the natural result of.....

We can't blame anybody but ourselves. We didn't get out there and promote our values enough. We stayed in our little holes. We expected someone to be 'from the government here to help' for our issues too. Obama is the result of votes, and those come from people, people we failed to convince.

17 posted on 04/27/2012 6:56:48 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: trebb

Heh. Bush? Obama makes me miss Clinton.

SnakeDoc


18 posted on 04/27/2012 6:58:01 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens, Justified)
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To: trebb

I subscribe to the President’s Facebook page (yes, I still refer to him as President Bush). There are some photos from that bike ride.

He continues to serve after almost 4 years out of office. Compare that to the current occupant if the White House. President Bush loves and respects our troops. The would-be dictator wants to destroy our military and create his own revolutionary guard.


19 posted on 04/27/2012 7:02:44 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Obama is the natural result of voter fraud and stupid people believing that obama was going to pay their mortgage and gas bill, not to mention the MSM and their lies.
20 posted on 04/27/2012 7:05:21 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: trebb

the guy who brought us the patriot act and tarp- puhleeze - I miss Reagan


21 posted on 04/27/2012 7:05:50 AM PDT by Revelation 911 (How many 100's of 1000's of our servicemen died so we would never bow to a king?" -freeper pnh102)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Obama is the natural result of Bush

I believe that Bush is a good person, but you are right about Obama being the natural result of Bush.

Many people had Bush fatigue. The lib's were tired of the two expensive and seemingly endless wars started under Bush. Conservatives were dispirited by the squishy "compassionate conservatism."

Of course, there were other reasons Obama won (MSM duplicity, etc), but Bush fatigue played a big part.

Notice that there was no Reagan fatigue after he left office. The elder Bush won the next election.

22 posted on 04/27/2012 7:06:37 AM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern? you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Bush is no real conservative, and his insiders know it. He played us.

Bush's spending was criminal. A 'Big Government' conservative.

23 posted on 04/27/2012 7:06:41 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: trebb

Bush made some great big errors, especially near the end of his last term. That said, he is a good and decent person. Obama is not.


24 posted on 04/27/2012 7:08:13 AM PDT by dforest
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To: SnakeDoctor
Heh. Bush? Obama makes me miss Clinton. SnakeDoc

Hell - take it to the real conclusion; Obama makes a lot of us miss Carter.

My real point was the difference in having/not having some class and loving/respecting the Nation and it's warriors.

I acknowledge President Bushes faults, and his role in setting us up for an Obama, but I will give respectful credit where it is due. I can't begin to imagine what would have gone down if Obama or another "liberal" had been in office on 911. The way it's going, we may find out to our further detriment. I truly fear that large quantities of brass and lead are our only hope of remaining free. If/when Obama decides something requires martial law, the first action will be to disarm us to free him for his real objectives. Che's blood brother occupies the WH and the sheep graze on.

25 posted on 04/27/2012 7:10:06 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: trebb

I’ve forgotten what it’s like to have a first couple I’m not sickeningly ashamed of. I don’t like Laura Bush’s abortion stance, and I got a bit tired of her frozen expression, but I’d take her in a minute over the gargantuan, third-worldish, rump-shaking Godzilla we have now.


26 posted on 04/27/2012 7:14:48 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: trebb

I miss Reagan even more.

But mostly, I miss America.


27 posted on 04/27/2012 7:16:23 AM PDT by greene66
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To: cripplecreek
"When is the last time Obama took responsibility for anything?"

Bin Laden's death? /s

28 posted on 04/27/2012 7:20:02 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: Leaning Right
The only people who think Obama is the "natural result" of Bush are either don't understand politics, prefer their own little political fantasy-land, or are projecting their dislike of Bush's policies onto "justifying" Obama's existence.

So people dislike the notion of "compassionate conservatism." Not a problem. If you don't want to see it return, say why and others may listen. If you run around blaming it for Obama, sunspots, and ATM fees then you will get tuned out.

29 posted on 04/27/2012 7:21:29 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: CatherineofAragon

“gargantuan, third-worldish, rump-shaking Godzilla”...

I almost spit out a mouthful of coffee at that one. :-) Hilarious!


30 posted on 04/27/2012 7:21:49 AM PDT by SoKatt ("Change" is not a strategy!)
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To: SoKatt

LOL


31 posted on 04/27/2012 7:29:37 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: SnakeDoctor; trebb

Clinton? Obama makes me miss Carter. There hasn’t been a worse president than Obama in my lifetime (except perhaps LBJ, but I don’t remember much from those years).


32 posted on 04/27/2012 7:31:32 AM PDT by jboot
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To: greene66
But mostly, I miss America.

Ain't that the truth.

33 posted on 04/27/2012 7:33:49 AM PDT by jboot
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To: jboot

I was born in early ‘79 — gladly slept through Carter. Heh.

SnakeDoc


34 posted on 04/27/2012 7:34:20 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens, Justified)
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To: SnakeDoctor
Øbama makes me miss Carter.
35 posted on 04/27/2012 7:41:54 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Revelation 911

Nevermind the billions of dollars and lives lost to create an ungrateful Islamic republic(Iraq) that uses it new found freedom to persecute the Christian minority.


36 posted on 04/27/2012 7:42:22 AM PDT by Augustinian monk
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To: Revelation 911

I miss Calvin Coolidge!


37 posted on 04/27/2012 7:44:50 AM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: trailhkr1

Well tell them not to despair in 2016 they will have his commie American ahting wife in the White House.


38 posted on 04/27/2012 7:46:50 AM PDT by Americanexpat (Everytime I see that guy's face ot)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Obama is the natural result of Bush and Rove and..the MSM's hatred of him.
They shirked their duty, showed their a$$ by simply mouthing the dim's ridiculous statements and finding fault where none lay.
I.E..'worst economy since the Depression' while unemployment was 5%.

They never had a 'fact check' moment on the dims. Just use it on repubs.
The MSM controls what the masses hear and they have an agenda.

I wasn't enamored with Bush primarily his refusal to fight for his agenda.
He had good ideas concerning SS, Fanny Mae overhauls but allowed the libs and MSM demagogue them . Had he gone to the people as Reagan did he may have been able to salvage them.

39 posted on 04/27/2012 7:47:22 AM PDT by Vinnie (A)
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To: 1rudeboy

Bush’s “compassionate conservatism” gave us open borders. That was bad enough. But it also gave us a larger federal deficit. And worse, it also gave us “nation-building” in Iraq and Afganistan. All are expensive failures.

Carter’s policies made the election of Reagan easier. Bush’s policies made the election of Obama easier. Not inevitable, just easier.


40 posted on 04/27/2012 7:53:31 AM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern? you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: SnakeDoctor
Obama makes me miss Clinton.

Obama makes me miss Carter.

41 posted on 04/27/2012 8:26:38 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: trebb

This is the period of time that I'm thankful to God for President Bush's leadership and direction.

Yes, President Bush made some major errors in office; mostly not fighting back against the vicious assaults made on him on a daily basis, particularly in his second term.

But President Bush did alot of things right as well. He refused to sign the "Small Arms Treaty" with the marxist U.N., he refused to sign the keyoto (sp) treaty, which is 'cap and trade' in its essence. He lowered taxes, and his most lasting legacy: the appointees to the SCOTUS.

When the other Bushs are mentioned; he will never come to mind. His own mother and father distanced themselves from "George" on a Larry King show. Essentially saying that "George" is more conservative and sees things differently than them.

Yes he made errors but he did alot right. Did anyone ever doubt his love of country; his love for the military?His determination in keeping us safe? Remember how it felt to be proud? To feel secure? Remember taking our economy and our own jobs and situations for granted? Remember hearing, in all the daily media noise, that unemployment was steady around 4.5%? Remember how we rebuilt after 9-11? Not only do I miss that but as someone else on this thread said, I miss America.

I remember after the 2000 election, the common mantra by (some) the media was that the adults are back in charge. Remember that disgrace called Clinton and his trash pried all the 'W' keys from keyboards (or was it GWB keys?).

A true class act and a true leader and yes, he is missed.

42 posted on 04/27/2012 8:33:03 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (I WOULD RATHER DIE ON MY FEET, THAN LIVE ON MY KNEES)
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To: Outlaw Woman
but as someone else on this thread said, I miss America.

Yeah, I do too. But in November 2010, we started taking it back. This November we'll take even more of it back, and we'll continue to take it back.

I agree with you that the worst thing Bush did was not fight back against the leftists. To this day I don't think he understands that it did NOT preserve the dignity of the office, it brought us Obama and the takeover of both houses of Congress. When he didn't stand up for himself, he didn't stand up for the country.

That said, I still thank God that he was president after 9/11. He did a magnificent job. Remember his speech to Congress after the attack? Brilliant. I'll never forget that.


43 posted on 04/27/2012 8:44:04 AM PDT by Cinnamontea
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To: Outlaw Woman; trebb
Outlaw Woman wrote:

A true class act

Absolutely! Amen. That's the main point of the OP's post, after all; I seriously doubt that trebb was trying to wall-paper over President Bush's bad decisions... but is it so very hard to admit that President Bush is a good and honourable man, and that his character (not to damn with faint praise) makes those of the presidents before and after him seem downright maggot-ridden, by comparison? God bless and keep him, and I miss him, too.
44 posted on 04/27/2012 8:52:06 AM PDT by paladinan (Rule #1: There is a God. Rule #2: It isn't you.)
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To: paladinan
Whoops... I should have specified:

his character (not to damn with faint praise) makes those of the presidents immediately before and after him seem downright maggot-ridden

I didn't want to lump President Reagan (God rest his soul!) and others in with that bunch...
45 posted on 04/27/2012 8:53:40 AM PDT by paladinan (Rule #1: There is a God. Rule #2: It isn't you.)
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To: trebb
I miss Bush

I miss his character. That said, I miss neither his policies nor his political instincts, in the least.

Bush bears much blame for the election of the current occupants of the the WH.

46 posted on 04/27/2012 8:57:03 AM PDT by bkopto (Obama is merely a symptom of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: mnehring
We stayed in our little holes.

Conservatives do that too much. They tend not to fight even when the fighting is easy.

As a little aside--but sort of on the point--I was looking at Ted Nugent's Facebook fan page yesterday. We all know what he's been through lately, and what a standup guy he is, but his Facebook page has been overrun by the most vicious liberals (but I repeat myself) you've ever seen. Ten vicious, multiple-posting libs for every conservative. And when someone posts in support of Ted, it's usually one feeble post--then that poster runs off while the leftists take over again.

A bit off the wall as an example maybe, but I think it makes your point. I know conservatives are busy living adult lives and making money to pay our taxes, but jeeeez, stand up once in a while. It's like Breitbart said, the leftists took over the country while we were sleeping.


47 posted on 04/27/2012 9:01:57 AM PDT by Cinnamontea
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To: trebb

Bush was fantastic following 9/11 and was quite humble throughout both terms. He went off the rails in his final 3 years, but it’s day and night (insert racist accusation here) comparing 0bama to Bush.


48 posted on 04/27/2012 9:03:39 AM PDT by mykroar (A vote for Romney IS a vote for Obama.)
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To: Cinnamontea

Spot on Cinnamontea.

Regarding the fighting back; something else I’d like to add for consideration. Someone else mentioned that there was no Reagan fatigue when he left office and that is absolutely true.

But the reason behind that, is that President Reagan would always go directly to the American people for assistance. When congress would fight him, President Reagan would simply address the Americans on TV and phone calls from his staff requesting that we contact our various members of congress. It was very effective and we never doubted that he was literally ‘fighting’ with the maggots.

President Bush, should have fought back and he should have come directly to us instead of allowing the lies to compound. But he didn’t and that is a huge reason there was the so called ‘Bush fatigue’. He listened too much to Rove and other milquetoast limpwrists and it caused a major backlash imo.


49 posted on 04/27/2012 9:23:56 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (I WOULD RATHER DIE ON MY FEET, THAN LIVE ON MY KNEES)
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To: Gaffer

I will be forever grateful President Bush was in office during 9/11 and that he took steps to put a structure in place to deal with Global Terrorism. However, my gratitude stops there.

He was wrong about DHS and TSA. He was wrong to allow TSA to become unionized - he was wrong in the power he allowed them to gain.

He was WRONG in not answering his Democrat critics and allowing the sheep among us to be further polluted with Democrat Media Lies. He was wrong about compassionate conservatism and about believing there is honor and good in Democrats - that he could work with them to better this country - he was just plain wrong!

He concentrated on protection from Islamists from without, and he neglected the real danger from the Islamists, Democrats, Socialists, Communists and perverts from within. He was just plain wrong.

NAILED IT!


50 posted on 04/27/2012 9:29:31 AM PDT by GraceG
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