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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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To: I cannot think of a name

I came away with that same sense after reading cheney’s : “In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir.”

Pres. Bush moved away from cheney and to Condi et al. in his 2nd term.


51 posted on 04/27/2012 11:05:32 AM PDT by stylin19a
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To: GlockThe Vote
Which is why I cannot stand the Freepers around here who keep touting their push for another 4 years of Obama due to their contempt for Romney.

Comparatively speaking, it is ROMNEY who will do a better job with our Soldiers and Marines, and our National Security as well.

To see Americans stand idly by as a Kenyan communist continues to destroy our Defense Department is making me physically ill.

52 posted on 04/27/2012 11:11:05 AM PDT by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them)
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To: The_Victor
Regardless of how some might feel about his policies, and their lack of conservative principal, W is a good man.

Regardless, he should have stuck with baseball and stayed out of politics. A lot of what's wrong with this country today is because of him, his GOP-e family, and his GOP-e friends.

53 posted on 04/27/2012 11:18:09 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: 1rudeboy

No, your analogy is an epic fail. Read those articles and get back to me if you find one single thing to disagree with.


54 posted on 04/27/2012 11:57:40 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: mnehring

No, none of us asked for the job, and got the job, of being the titular head of the conservative party. And make no mistake, Bush asked for the job and promised to lead as a conservative. For that, he and he alone is to blame.

Sure, voters were part of the problem, but when you ask for the top job and get it, you are demanding credit/blame as it falls out.


55 posted on 04/27/2012 12:00:08 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Vinnie

But you are mixing apples and oranges when you lump the MSM in with the blame. The MSM never asked to lead us. They never told us they were conservative. The damage they did was not the damage of a weak leader, because they were never our leader. The damage Bush did was the damage that can only be self applied. He self applied it and Obama is the stain we all got as a result.


56 posted on 04/27/2012 12:02:22 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: C. Edmund Wright

A President that hates American a demon that is what we have. I miss President Bush also he loved this country.


57 posted on 04/27/2012 12:02:59 PM PDT by angcat (GO YANKES!)
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To: stylin19a
“Pres. Bush moved away from cheney and to Condi et al. in his 2nd term.”

I would also include the complete ascendancy of Rove during this time as part of the problem.

As far as Ms Rice, numerous people have told me there was a lot more to that story!

One of the big weakness of the the GWB Presidency was succession. While I would gladly accept Cheney as dictator for life, everyone realized he was simply too old and too ill to run for president. I have heard from several sources that the plan was for Condi to become Sec of State during the second term. After the mid term elections, Dick C would be too “sick” to continue and Ms Rice would become VP. This would set up the nightmare scenario for the democraps in 2008 when they would have to run against a woman, and and African American. Unfortunately the democraps succeeded in roughing up Ms Rice during her confirmation hearings, and she decided she was through with politics.

Even if that scenario had held, I still have some mixed feelings. Ms Rice is dead on conservative on some things (2nd amendment for one) but also has some other screw-ball notions. Of course, we are all going to have to hold our nose and vote for mittens, and she is virtually Rambo by comparison.

One thing is for sure - we ended up with a lame duck president AND a lame duck vice president. Nobody was running for anything, so nobody did anything to defend the administration. And that did make it easier for the democraps and zero to win.

58 posted on 04/27/2012 12:04:36 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: angcat

I’m not sure of your point. Is your point that Obama is worse than Bush? Well of course. No one is arguing that, at least not me.

But if your point is that you refuse to understand Bush’s flaws and his weakness and his misguided notion of leadership and how all of that set the table for Obama, then you are refusing to deal with events as they are. Bush’s New Tone and McCain’s reach across the aisle capitulation are EXACTLY THE SAME THING and they gave us Obama.

It’s your right to not understand that because of some kind of nicey nicey that you have projected onto a man you do not know - but I do not recommend exercising that particular right.


59 posted on 04/27/2012 12:09:45 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: I cannot think of a name

You nailed it with the Rove ascension.

You will like this about Rove (and somewhat about Bush)
http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/09/the_architect_has_no_clothes.html


60 posted on 04/27/2012 12:11:56 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: trebb

Me too.


61 posted on 04/27/2012 12:12:02 PM PDT by Utah Girl (John 15:12, Matthew 5:44)
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To: trebb

I miss that, too. Just not Dubya.


62 posted on 04/27/2012 12:13:07 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Oh who cares what you think I'm not interested. I don't owe you anything about my opinion. Go bother someone else.
63 posted on 04/27/2012 12:23:48 PM PDT by angcat (GO YANKES!)
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To: angcat

You clearly do not have the disposition to even be on a message board. You debated my point, I responded, and now you are acting like I started it. Grow up.


64 posted on 04/27/2012 12:27:11 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: paladinan
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.

Thanks - you and some others got my intent/reasoning for the vanity. All the others can vent about the obvious flaws and I understand and even agree, but the lower-than-trailer-trash we have now, and seeing President Bush still being humble and classy was what prompted me to toss it out. I also agree that The Gipper set the bar that all others since have yet to even approach.

65 posted on 04/27/2012 12:39:07 PM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: trebb
Thanks for your post.

President Bush was a giant in what could have been a very dark time in history.

He took on the challenge and led the world with dignity and class.

He was so far ahead that all his enemies (MSM) could do was snipe at his flanks and they used lies about the economy do do it.

They fooled many on the middle and the right, but I was never fooled for a minute by their tactics because I expected them all along.

President Bush will be noted as one of the greats in history and he can rest easy for the rest of his days because he served with honor. Have a great day.

66 posted on 04/27/2012 12:55:46 PM PDT by what's up
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To: 1rudeboy
In 2008, when Bush was still president, the Detroit Lions went 0 - 16, the worst record in NFL history.

In 2009 while still reeling from the Bush years, Obama was able to lift the Lions to a 2 - 14 record.

Still on a roll, in 2010, Obama was able to inspire the Lions to an even better year where they went 6 - 10.

Finally, for the first time since 2000 (when Clinton was president), the Lions were over .500 when the mesiah Obama miraculously lifted the Lions to a 10 - 6 record and a first playoff appearance since 1999 under Clinton.

And it should also be mentioned that there was not one single year that the lions ever had an above .500 season while President Reagan was in office.........

There you have it, Obama and the democraps are good for the Lions......

67 posted on 04/27/2012 1:00:09 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (My 6 pack abs are now a full keg......)
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To: 1rudeboy; trebb
Screw the Lions (my team), I miss President Bush too.........

I find it refreshing that this man has observed the unwritten courtesy that ex-presidents do not comment on the actions of a current seated president.

President Bush has successfully adhered to that policy and has gone about his business supporting his personal causes without fanfare.

President Bush is truly a Texas gentleman...

68 posted on 04/27/2012 1:07:47 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (My 6 pack abs are now a full keg......)
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To: bkopto
Bush bears much blame for the election of the current occupants of the the WH.

I always thought it was the fall of the housing industry, Fannie and Freddie, both under the oversight of Barney Frank and the House Financial Services Committee......(or should I say "lack of oversight")

In case you've forgotten, it was the Bush administration that proposed tighter regulation on both those companies while Barney argued that neither one of them were facing any financial crisis. Frank also complained that the administration was more concerned about financial safety than about housing.

And of course we know how that ended up.......

So please, put the blame where it belongs, straight on the lap of Barney Frank and the House Financial Services Committee, not the Bush Administration...........

69 posted on 04/27/2012 1:27:08 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (My 6 pack abs are now a full keg......)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Totally agree with your post. President Bush had his flaws, but he is always loves our military and has been a gentleman.

President Bush and the Former First Lady Laura have always been a class act. Not eternal running embarassments and ticking off our allies like the indulgent Odumers.

I am glad that he lives back here in the Metroplex. We enjoy seeing the Bushes at the Ranger games.


70 posted on 04/27/2012 4:18:07 PM PDT by 1scrappymom
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Hey, don't mind me . . . I'm simply pointing out your logical fallacy. I can see why you would react this way.

You have a problem with Bush. Ok. You blame him for Obama. Fail.

71 posted on 04/27/2012 6:54:45 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

you be way way way way way over your head here. You can’t help it


72 posted on 04/27/2012 8:43:04 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Again, judging from your response, probably not. You appear simply to dislike hearing of errors in your reasoning.

It goes like this. You have problems with Bush. That's ok, most do. But to call Obama the "natural result" of Bush is a knee-jerk reaction. You are taking those problems you have with Bush and hanging them on the most convenient person available. Much like claiming one football team is the result of another.

73 posted on 04/28/2012 5:44:28 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: trebb
Worth a look at the website if you are interested in the project of President Bush.

WARRIOR 100 RIDE


74 posted on 04/28/2012 5:57:35 AM PDT by deport (.............God Bless Texas............)
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To: deport

Excellent! Thanks for the Warrior 100 Ride link.


75 posted on 04/28/2012 6:58:32 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: 1rudeboy

I have written extensively on this issue, starting way before Obama was elected, predicting this would happen and why. I have written on it after as well. To much acclaim. The number one radio host in the world started his show the day after the election with the words “well friends, the new tone has come home to roost” - a line pulled from my article of that day outlining just this.

My work on this is widely quoted and acclaimed. Yours is not.
Bye now.


76 posted on 04/28/2012 7:18:04 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: C. Edmund Wright
George W. Bush executed the war in Iraq. Barack Obama campaigned against it, and was elected. A "natural result" of Bush policy? One that, in order to avoid, required a proactive change in the policy itself?

Surely, in all of your extensive writing about this issue, you accounted for the inconsistency in your reasoning?

77 posted on 04/28/2012 8:09:18 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

No Nimrod, my theory never rested on any lame brained idea that everything Bush did was wrong or that EVERYTHING Bush did lead to Obama. It did not.

You are a child. You argue is pathetic little kindergarten absolutes and false choices. You have cost me IQ points just trying to stoop to your level. I am done with you, period.


78 posted on 04/28/2012 8:54:56 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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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."

"pathetic little kindergarten absolutes," indeed.

79 posted on 04/29/2012 4:42:20 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

You are obviously too stupid to know the difference between a generalization and an absolute.


80 posted on 04/29/2012 5:50:29 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Not stupid enough to fail to recognize a stupid generalization. You are just moody that you couldn’t get away with it. Your argument has now devolved to, “it is what it is, except when it’s not.”


81 posted on 04/30/2012 6:53:47 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

Tell me, how is life in the low to mid double digit IQ range? Actually, don’t answer that.

You stay in a range where you are more competitive, and I’ll stay in a range that to me is more intellectually satisfying. You and I are many planes apart.


82 posted on 04/30/2012 12:43:28 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: C. Edmund Wright
I will tell you this: for all your intellectual superiority, and false claims to authority, you chose the ad hominem route rather quickly. I'm not impressed.

But who am I? I just comment on stupid things people write on a public forum. You are an actual writer.

83 posted on 04/30/2012 6:26:39 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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