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President George H.W. Bush Thinks Tea Party is “Alright”; But “Confused by It” – Video
Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 21, 2010 | Brian

Posted on 11/21/2010 5:21:16 AM PST by Federalist Patriot

Here is video of former President George H.W. Bush being asked by Larry King what he thinks of the “Tea Party.” Bush 41 said he wasn’t sure what to think about it:

“Well, I don’t know what it really is, Larry. Some of the ideas make a lot of sense. . . . I’m confused by it, frankly, but I think it’s alright.”

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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: bush41; teaparty

1 posted on 11/21/2010 5:21:19 AM PST by Federalist Patriot
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To: Federalist Patriot

Still a bit confused about that “vision” thing. Good and decent man, though.


2 posted on 11/21/2010 5:26:56 AM PST by MuttTheHoople (Democrats- Forgetting 9/11 since 9/12/01)
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To: Federalist Patriot

Well as an octo, he’s probably “confused” by a lot of things.


3 posted on 11/21/2010 5:29:08 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate: Republicans freed the slaves Month.)
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To: Federalist Patriot

apparently his source for news is larry king, thats probably why he’s confused


4 posted on 11/21/2010 5:29:55 AM PST by 4rcane
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To: Federalist Patriot

How can he be “confused” by it? It is average Americans who work, pay taxes, raise families, mow their grass, AND WANT TO BE LEFT ALONE by the government. Perhaps he could have been a two-term President if he had spent more time listening to us instead of the CFR.


5 posted on 11/21/2010 5:30:00 AM PST by Bryanw92 (Obama is like a rocket scientist....who's trying to do brain surgery with a hammer.)
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To: Bryanw92

You beat me to it. My thoughts exactly.


6 posted on 11/21/2010 5:31:21 AM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Federalist Patriot

He knows damn well what it’s about.


7 posted on 11/21/2010 5:31:51 AM PST by Rappini ("Pro deo et Patria.)
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To: MuttTheHoople

GHW Bush always saw himself as more sophisticated and nuanced than Ronald Reagan. Even now, he has no idea how small he appears in comparison.


8 posted on 11/21/2010 5:34:05 AM PST by SC_Pete (The)
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To: Rappini

Barbara probably slapped him on the back of the head later and told him what a dumb answer that was...”honestly, George!!”


9 posted on 11/21/2010 5:34:42 AM PST by homegroan (....13 yr FR playa)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

A LOT of this “confuse” the Bushes - ALL of them.

We can thank them and McCain for the Marxist Muslim bastard in the White House.


10 posted on 11/21/2010 5:35:40 AM PST by ZULU (No nation which tried to tolerate Islam escaped Islamization.)
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To: Federalist Patriot
Bush 41 please don't go down the Jimmy Carter trail as you age.

There is only one Jimmy Carter and that is one too many

11 posted on 11/21/2010 5:36:00 AM PST by TYVets
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To: Federalist Patriot

Read OUR lips, President Bush.


12 posted on 11/21/2010 5:38:00 AM PST by ari-freedom (Obama is now the Groper in Chief)
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To: Federalist Patriot

I’m not even going to go there..or anywhere near his confusion


13 posted on 11/21/2010 5:41:38 AM PST by dalebert
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To: Federalist Patriot

Tea party to GHWB “Read my lips...no new taxes”

Guess he was confused about that back when too.


14 posted on 11/21/2010 5:43:46 AM PST by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
as an octo, he’s probably “confused” by a lot of things.

Of course as a BBCC Republican, he was "confused" by American Economic Freedom (AKA Capitalism)

It was referenced as "Trickle Down Economics" by Reagan and "Voodoo economics" by GHWB.

15 posted on 11/21/2010 5:45:26 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate: Republicans freed the slaves Month.)
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To: MuttTheHoople
Tea parties are splinters and all over the board. It's an attempt to form little blocks just as the Dems have done over the years...Groups like NOW, AARP...etc etc

I don't understand them either because I'm not part of one so I'm with Bush...

I'm not happy with some of the folks on FR right now. This Bush bashing by FR folks is disturbing.

16 posted on 11/21/2010 5:48:21 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Federalist Patriot

A great example of voodoo thinking.


17 posted on 11/21/2010 5:48:40 AM PST by JPG (The GOP leadership is on probation. No second chances. Don't blow it.)
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To: Federalist Patriot

Hey, Jorge! It is simple. See below. Don’t forget to take notes:
1. Keep government within strict Constitutional boundaries.

2. When in doubt, go for the more restrictive construction/interpretation of the Constitution.

3. Remember your one good insight - “If you support a terrorist, you are a terrorist”.

4. Islam is NOT a “Religion of Peace”. That is true no matter how many billions the Saudi’s invested through your family and ‘Yer Buds’.


18 posted on 11/21/2010 5:49:13 AM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: Federalist Patriot

This Bush has always been confused.


19 posted on 11/21/2010 5:49:55 AM PST by dforest
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To: Federalist Patriot

No need to be confused, it means we don’t want any of his RINO progeny (and the pro abortion Bush wives) to run the country anymore we can’t afford it. The Bush’s need to go away at this point.


20 posted on 11/21/2010 5:53:30 AM PST by Leto
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To: Sacajaweau

Big government types are generally confused by individuals standing up.


21 posted on 11/21/2010 5:54:48 AM PST by Darryl Lecht ("Head down over a saddle.")
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To: Federalist Patriot

Read my lips, HW. Life, liberty and the pursuit and destruction of totalitarians.


22 posted on 11/21/2010 5:59:34 AM PST by PGalt
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To: SC_Pete

Reagan would have understood it and would have been proud!


23 posted on 11/21/2010 6:04:23 AM PST by Bob Mc
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
It was referenced as "Trickle Down Economics" by Reagan and "Voodoo economics" by GHWB.

It was the Dems who derisively termed "supply-side" economics, "trickle-down."

24 posted on 11/21/2010 6:10:45 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Rappini

“He knows damn well what it’s about..”

Of course he does. If he doesn’t, he needs to stay home and watch cartoons. My kids understand the movement completely. Any person knowing even the smallest amount of how this country was formed would understand the Tea Party Movement. Me-thinks he is a little confused because of Jeb and the fact he is a RINO and not being well liked by the TP’s. Just a thought.


25 posted on 11/21/2010 6:13:49 AM PST by momtothree
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To: MuttTheHoople

He’s confused alright but I’m not so sure about the “good and decent”. I voted for him, but what I saw then wasn’t what I got.


26 posted on 11/21/2010 6:17:05 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: Federalist Patriot
“Well, I don’t know what it really is, Larry. Some of the ideas make a lot of sense. . . . I’m confused by it, frankly, but I think it’s alright.”

Well, GHW, if you'd quit staring at those "thousand points of light". perhaps you could clear your mind and end your confusion.

27 posted on 11/21/2010 6:20:18 AM PST by varon (Allegiance to the Constitution, always. Allegiance to a party, never!)
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To: Federalist Patriot

No surprise. He didn’t understand Reagan, why whould he understand the TEA party?


28 posted on 11/21/2010 6:24:10 AM PST by GBA (Not on our watch!)
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To: Federalist Patriot

Bush has led such a privileged life, that “good” though he may very well be, he has no idea how average Americans are suffering. Oblivious to reality, he can only claim confusion.


29 posted on 11/21/2010 6:32:04 AM PST by EverOnward
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To: Federalist Patriot

Of course he doesn’t understand the Tea Party. His lack of understanding, along with that of many other entrenched party power brokers explains why the country have been constantly been going progressive for the last 20 years. We elect these guys expecting a reduction of government but once in, they think it’s all about them.

We think we are voting for small government conservatism but they just see it as us approving them to enjoy the perks of status quo cronyism. If I were in their position, I probably wouldn’t understand the Tea Party either.


30 posted on 11/21/2010 6:44:53 AM PST by farmguy
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To: Federalist Patriot

Karl Rove Republicans trying to brush off the TEA Party.


31 posted on 11/21/2010 6:46:38 AM PST by JimWayne
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To: Federalist Patriot

The single most concise summary of the Bushes ever...


32 posted on 11/21/2010 6:47:02 AM PST by crusher (Political Correctness: Stalinism Without the Charm)
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To: Federalist Patriot

Confused by the Tea Party candidates or is it confused by having senile dementia or basically GHWB is just getting to be an old fart andhe really is confused as he is nothing but a damn RINO


33 posted on 11/21/2010 6:58:58 AM PST by hondact200 ( Lincoln Freed the Enslaved. Obama Enslaves the Free. Obama is Americas Greatest Threat)
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To: Federalist Patriot

Confused by the Tea Party candidates or is it confused by having senile dementia or basically GHWB is just getting to be an old fart andhe really is confused as he is nothing but a damn RINO


34 posted on 11/21/2010 7:00:02 AM PST by hondact200 ( Lincoln Freed the Enslaved. Obama Enslaves the Free. Obama is Americas Greatest Threat)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Yes: as I watched the video I was thinking he is probably confused about when to take a dump.


35 posted on 11/21/2010 7:14:11 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Federalist Patriot
Brain dead H.W was confused as to whether thousands of engineers from Hong Kong who owned businesses and thousands of patents should be allowed legal immegrant status to the united states when the bailed out of Hong Kong before the Communists regained it. A simple executive order whould have sufficed.

Instead they mostly went to Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, and Indonesia - taking their intellectual property with them.

H.W. Bush was a one termer for a very good reason, and much as I loathe the Clintons H.W's own bull in a china shop blunders paved the way for slick Willie.

36 posted on 11/21/2010 7:16:06 AM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.8)
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To: Bob Mc
Reagan would have understood it and would have been proud!

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37 posted on 11/21/2010 7:27:55 AM PST by upstanding
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To: homegroan
Barbara probably slapped him on the back of the head later and told him what a dumb answer that was...”honestly, George!!”

Barbara knows dumb. When asked a few days ago about Palin, she said Palin should stay in Alaska.

38 posted on 11/21/2010 7:53:09 AM PST by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: EverOnward

yes, his compassionate conservatism helped foster onslaught
of illegals begun by clinton. he has no idea the havoc these
people have wreaked on schools, hospitals, law enforcement,
jobs. he seems to feel that people who don’t play by the rules are more
deserving than law abiding citizens and legal immigrants.


39 posted on 11/21/2010 8:17:09 AM PST by gussiefinknottle (woof!woof!woof!)
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To: Federalist Patriot

Mr. President, you confused me so much that I voted for Perot.


40 posted on 11/21/2010 6:13:23 PM PST by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Wanna learn humility? Become a Pittsburgh Pirates fan!)
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To: Federalist Patriot

CIA agent GH Bush is a globalist therefore in with the UN and the rest of the traitors who are intent in destroying this great country.


41 posted on 11/22/2010 1:36:07 AM PST by bronxville
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To: bronxville

I caught that guy at 5pm on FoxNews, talking about globalists and the NWO types. He failed to mention H.W. Bush metioning in speeches calling for a new world order.


42 posted on 11/22/2010 1:40:38 AM PST by rambo316
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To: Federalist Patriot
“Well, I don’t know what it really is, Larry. Some of the ideas make a lot of sense. . . . I’m confused by it, frankly, but I think it’s alright.”

It's very simple George, we the people want to have some say in the government instead of being dictated to by corrupt lifetime politicians and black robed tyrants....Understand now?
PS:
Tell your wife that's why Sarah is not staying in Alaska.

43 posted on 11/22/2010 1:47:53 AM PST by The Cajun
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To: bronxville

One last thing, it would be so nice if former presidents would keep their mouths shut until the day they pass on. Slick Willy has started something bad here. Now they are all coming out now giving their 2 cents on current day happenings. Slick Willy and his clintonistas have been around now for 20 years and its getting a little tiring seeing them on a daily basis.


44 posted on 11/22/2010 1:48:04 AM PST by rambo316
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To: Rappini

He’s the first public figure to be honest enough to say he’s confused by it. They ALL are. And I hope they stay that way.

I don’t think much of certain individuals who’ve tried to cash in on the grassroots movement, acting or speaking as its heads or leaders, The ‘tea party’ is best left loosely connected. Structure and jockeying for position would destroy the movement in short order.


45 posted on 11/22/2010 1:54:31 AM PST by EDINVA
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