Skip to comments.Further proof Bush was among the most liberal presidents ever
Posted on 07/24/2011 5:36:13 PM PDT by Coleus
(How do you know Rick Perrys lying? Well, you know the joke. Watch his lips move and see who he remind you of.) They say first impressions are lasting ones. And if youve been following my comments on the potential 2012 Republicans presidential field, you know that my first impression of most of them is that they are either boobs or frauds.
There is one contender who does not meet that definition. Texas Congressman Ron Paul is neither a boob nor a fraud. Hes the only Republican in the field who has been a consistent adherent to the constitution during his entire political career. If theres a genuinely conservative candidate from Texas , why do we need a fake one? That would be Rick Perry. I judged him a fraud the moment I saw him speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference in February, when he had the misfortune of following Paul.
Heres what I wrote at the time:
Afterer Ron we got a speech by Texas Governor Rick Perry. He gave a good spiel about economic growth in Texas , but then he got on to border security. It was a nice tirade against Obama for not enforcing the borders. But how dishonest do you have to be not to note that George W. Bush had eight years to secure the borders?
Thats how dishonest Rick Perry is.
Its also a good indication of how liberal George W. Bush was. Bush was the biggest advocate of open immigration ever to occupy the White House. He was also the biggest advocate of liberal internationalism. And the biggest spender - till Barack Obama.
But back to Perry. When he gave that spiel he had to know Obama was doing a much better job on enforcing the borders than Bush.
(Excerpt) Read more at blog.nj.com ...
I wonder if Tiny Tim thinks Perry can make it all the way .
|We are now one of the largest Spanish-speaking nations in the world. We're a major source of Latin music, journalism and culture.
Just go to Miami, or San Antonio, Los Angeles, Chicago or West New York, New Jersey ... and close your eyes and listen. You could just as easily be in Santo Domingo or Santiago, or San Miguel de Allende.
For years our nation has debated this change -- some have praised it and others have resented it. By nominating me, my party has made a choice to welcome the new America.
Our future cannot be separated from the future of Latin America.
As I speak, we are celebrating the success of democracy in Mexico.
George Bush from a campaign speech in Miami, August 2000.
Here is an excerpt of a good critique of that speech:
In equating our intimate historic bonds to our mother country and to Canada with our ties to Mexico, W. shows a staggering ignorance of the civilizational facts of life. The reason we are so close to Britain and Canada is that we share with them a common historical culture, language, literature, and legal system, as well as similar standards of behavior, expectations of public officials, and so on. My Bush Epiphany By Lawrence Auster
Stupid editorial that ignores Bush’s tax cuts, ban on partial birth abortion, and deployment of our national missile defenses only to idiotically kvetch about spending that was less than half of 0bama.
bush 43 spent $7 trillion in 8 years
and obama $4 trillion in 3 years.
And his point is?
>> When he gave that spiel he had to know Obama was doing a much better job on enforcing the borders than Bush.<<
How do you know when a leftist blogger is lying? — his keys are clicking.
The zero administration specifically STOPPED deportations for all but cases that would embarrass him.
I can’t figure out this piece. Is it a Bush bash, a Perry bash or a slick defense of Obummer as a thoughtful moderate?
I’d like to be open minded to reading the article but the fawning over Ron Paul prevents me from being so here.
Bush was no conservative but I am not sure I would agree that he was one of the most liberal.
Ron Paul is a retard.
W didn’t come close to LBJ or Carter.
How does anyone compare to the President that actually created this immigration, JFK?
However, if there is one man who can take the most credit for the 1965 act, it is John F. Kennedy. Kennedy seems to have inherited the resentment his father Joseph felt as an outsider in Bostons WASP aristocracy. He voted against the McCarran-Walter Act of 1952, and supported various refugee acts throughout the 1950s. In 1958 he wrote a book, A Nation of Immigrants, which attacked the quota system as illogical and without purpose, and the book served as Kennedys blueprint for immigration reform after he became president in 1960. In the summer of 1963, Kennedy sent Congress a proposal calling for the elimination of the national origins quota system. He wanted immigrants admitted on the basis of family reunification and needed skills, without regard to national origin. After his assassination in November, his brother Robert took up the cause of immigration reform, calling it JFKs legacy. In the forward to a revised edition of A Nation of Immigrants, issued in 1964 to gain support for the new law, he wrote, I know of no cause which President Kennedy championed more warmly than the improvement of our immigration policies. Sold as a memorial to JFK, there was very little opposition to what became known as the Immigration Act of 1965.
Well, he did give up Roberts and Alito. Wherever else he failed, he got the SCOTUS appointments right.
Bravo excellent point, one even those drooling in cups can understand!
Should have been “gave us”.
slick defense of Obummer as a thoughtful moderate?....you got it...
the little boy king is in deep do do.....more people out of work and NOW more than ever they are going back to bush’s fault. Do keep in mind the Ledger is just a NYT lite.
| John Derbyshire: Eight Wasted Years
...Margaret Thatcher used to talk about the ratchet effect. When the Left gets power, she said, they drive everything Left; when the Right gets power, they slow the Leftward drive, perhaps even halt it for a spell; but nothing ever gets moved to the Right. U.S. politics in the 21st century so far bears out this dismal analysis. What does the Right have to show for eight years of a Republican presidency? I supported George W. Bush in 2000 because I thought he had a conservative bone in his body somewhere. I supported him in 2004 because I thought him the lesser of two evils. At this point, I wouldnt let the fool park his car in my driveway. Bruce Bartlett was right, every damn word...Bill Gertz interview on Hannity and Colmes
Gertz: Well he casts himself as a compassionate conservative and I argue that he's neither. That his administration is neither. He's done tremendous damage to the conservative movement...
Mr. Mulshine has been hitting the moonshine. Ron Paul and his foreign policy that blames America for 11 September because we had American troops in the middle east is ignorant to the point of criminality.
On the other hand, calling him conservative could be a stretch: he NEVER vetoed a spending bill.
Calling a tail a leg doesn’t make it one.
Let’s not skip Reagan while we are bashing Bush.
Only because he was talked out of Alberto Gonzalez and Harriett Meiers.
He’s probably right about Perry. He is very spongy.
He is most definitely wrong about Ron Paul - Kookville
Bush spent $7 Trillion and Obama $4 Trillion?
Are you sure about that? My math gets a different answer. Just curious.
Most liberal EVER???? Um, was this dumbass asleep during the Carter years??? Or the 90s, for that matter??
Sure, Bush wasn’t a constitutional conservative, but I’d hardly call him the most liberal EVER!!! Sheesh.
He was a liberal RINO..but he does have a good heart. Truly felt for those who suffered during 9/11 and loves the military.
Obambi is tool that could care less.
Yes, but in one case it was not his real choice.
Bush was a very liberal president. The numbers don’t lie. He was liberal on a lot of things. I would be hard pressed to vote for a Bush because they have been proven closet liberals
Thanks for reminding us. W is a chip off the wimpy George H.W. Bush’s block. I marched around the state capital for him in 2000. I think that entitles me to denigrate him.
He did get SCOTUS right but he tried to get it wrong with Harriett Meyers.
Bush finished with about a 27% approval. One of the lowest in history.
He and Rove’s policies are the reason we now have Zero. Thanks
I agree with you.
Spending was very liberal during the Bush era but he did have better excuses than a recession.
Why didn’t we collapse after the $2.5T loss in a half an hour on 9/11?
Bush spent a trillion on that aftermath
A trillion on a new government agency: Homeland Security
Then there was the hundreds of billions spent on Hurricane Katrina that destroyed over 90,000 square miles.
You can’t forget Medicare part D. But no one noticed what the Democrats had proposed, which some say would have cost twice as much.
I’m not defending him though I like the guy. But I didn’t vote for the guy in 2000. The buzz words ‘compassionate conservative’ meant, ‘It’s easy to be compassionate with other peoples’ money.’ He was too much like his dad who called supply side economics ‘voodoo economics’, but there were some signs he understood ‘bottom up economics’ with his support of small businesses.
Considering what he was faced with, I’d consider him a pragmatist.
Just because facts are stubborn things is no excuse to think that those Conservative FREEPER Christians who are mystifyingly still addicted to the MSM constructions on reality will be pleased with such assertions.
Some are determined to follow their illusions and fantasies down in flames.
Were those milk sop exceptions
to more crucial Marxist/globalist priorities he was ordered to implement . . .
Were they his earnest personal efforts in spite of his orders from the oligarchy?
I don’t know.
And the beauty of bitching about Gonzalez and Meiers is that no one knows. Brilliant, if you are a Paultard.
The oligarchy insures that.
Paul Mulshine needs to sober up.
Bush was a HORRIBLE President! I will never forget when he was being interviewed and was asked, ‘80% of the American public want to stem illegal immigration and a have a secure border’. Bush replied with, ‘well the American people are just wrong’. I guess he forgot who elected him. He was also against declaring English the official language of the US.
I’ve read Bush’s speech to the Building Industry Association and his contention was to support housing for those that could not afford a house. Therefore he continued the disastrous housing crisis that was started under the Clinton administration.
GW was also a big proponent of the New World Order just like his Dad.
GW also started a very controversial war based on false foreign intelligence.
We may have gotten a paltry tax cut but what we mainly got was a moderate(liberal) Republican and ultimately we paid dearly for his reign with Obama getting elected.
Please, don’t start quoting Scripture. It makes people think of moonbattery.
“see you at the bill signing”.
Depends on the measure being used.
Actually, the Bush Administration warned us about Fannie and Freddie. So did Alan Greenspan. So did John McCain, for that matter. So if you didn’t heed the warnings, look in the mirror, instead of finding someone else to blame.
You and Obama seem to agree, it’s Bush’s fault.
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