Skip to comments.Keeping the Charge
Posted on 04/25/2013 10:29:33 AM PDT by Starman417
On the painting:
Bush was so taken by it, he took the paintings name for his own official autobiography. And heres what he says about it:
I thought I would share with you a recent bit of Texas history which epitomizes our mission. When you come into my office, please take a look at the beautiful painting of a horseman determinedly charging up what appears to be a steep and rough trail. This is us. What adds complete life to the painting for me is the message of Charles Wesley that we serve One greater than ourselves.
Today is the opening ceremony of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, attended by 5 U.S. presidents
A few stories to share about our former President:
Michaeel Gerson on WaPo:
Historical judgments mature slowly, but they tend to reward being right on the large things. Bush was right in shaping the structures and doctrines of a serious war against terrorism a vindication demonstrated by President Obamas imitation. Right in predicting a wave of change in the Middle East and North Africa and in urging autocrats to embrace reform or risk revolution. Right in pushing reluctant Republicans toward greater outreach, particularly to Hispanics and other rising minority groups. Right if politically premature in pressing Congress to act on entitlement and immigration reform.
Put this in the category of backhanded compliments: Many politicians who are eager to criticize the Bush legacy have managed to embrace the Bush agenda.
For years, I saw Bush through the small but revealing aperture of the White House policy process. Someone would propose a sensitive meeting with a dissident, or a plan to save millions of lives from HIV/AIDS, or an initiative to help mentor the children of prisoners, or an effort to fight malaria in Africa. If such an idea ran the gantlet of lower-level objections and reached the presidents desk, I knew how Bush would respond. He would be direct, decent, human.
Bushs frankly moral approach, on other issues, is precisely what enraged his critics. But more than most, he is a leader of undivided sentiments. The same man who regarded the authors of 9/11 as evil saw the fight against global AIDS as an ethical imperative. It was all one whole. And with the distance of years, it looks a lot like principle.
(excerpt) Read more at floppingaces.net...
Post it here.
In before the Bush bashing.
Now we have a Communist in the White House, the economy has been in the toilet for five years now and America is circling the drain. How sad. I don't think Bush realizes that his passivity towards the Left ultimately caused so much hardship for America.
There is no Bush bashing, only calling out to the facts of the fruit of his Presidency.
No matter how Christian and nice he appears, he was the person who took the oath and pledged to be responsible.
His enemies were expected to try and thwart him at every turn. What was disappointing was his reluctance to face them down.
His wife is liberal to her core. And she greatly influenced her husband, and more important he allowed her influence.