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Who Is the Anti-Bush?
Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2007 | Bruce Bartlett

Posted on 07/03/2007 5:07:11 AM PDT by gpapa

One of the things that surprises me so far in the race for the White House is that none of the Republicans is positioning himself clearly as the anti-Bush. I think there is a yearning for such a candidate among the Republican electorate.

Here's some evidence. For some time, Strategic Vision, a polling company, has been asking Republican voters if they see George W. Bush as a conservative in the mode of Ronald Reagan. Not only did very few Republicans view Bush that way when the question was first asked last fall, but the number has fallen to the level of rounding error.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: antibush; bush; elections; fredthompson; giuliani; primary; reagan; republicans; romney
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To: Guenevere

Reagan signed a bill which legalized three million illegals. Bush tried to sign one, but failed. Reagan’s bill set the stage for what is happening now. So why is Bush evil while what Reagan did was wonderful?


41 posted on 07/03/2007 4:54:34 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: driftless2
This is old news...

..I'm not in the mood to argue with you.

Think what you will.

42 posted on 07/03/2007 6:30:23 PM PDT by Guenevere (Duncan Hunter for President 2008!!!)
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To: Guenevere

Yes, but I’m interested in what you think. Answer back when you’re feeling in the mood. And again I reiterate I’m as happy as anyone that the current bill was defeated. But unfortunately there are many people on this forum who give Bush no credit for anything positive he’s done. And he has done a lot of positive things. Have a good nights rest.


43 posted on 07/04/2007 1:29:07 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: SolidWood

I want a man who will follow this President when he did the right thing, and diverge from this President when he did the wrong thing.

If I wanted a simpleminded Bushbasher, I’ll vote for Kucinich.


44 posted on 07/05/2007 7:02:09 PM PDT by zendari
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To: HoustonTech
Why in the world would a Republican want to run as the “anti-bush”?

You mean who would want to run as sovereign representative of the people rather than a globalist? Sovereignty is what the people want, not open borders globalist looting of the American economy and the sell out of our domestic infrastructure to foreign governments.
45 posted on 07/05/2007 7:12:18 PM PDT by hedgetrimmer (I'm a billionaire! Thanks WTO and the "free trade" system!--Hu Jintao top 10 worst dictators)
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To: gpapa

Who is the Anti-Bush?

I don’t know, but I do know that I’m damm sure not voting for Bush in ‘08!


46 posted on 07/05/2007 7:14:36 PM PDT by null and void (A large gov't agency is more expensive than a smaller agency with the same mission, yet does less)
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To: HoustonTech

Because Bush is no Conservative, that’s why.

The Republicans continue to “NOT get it”. He’s done far more than make mistakes. People can forgive mistakes. Sheer determined arrogance against the very people who put him in office is quite another matter.

The Republicans can and will put a conservative up for the presidency, or the Republicans will be defeated in 2008

Liberal Democrats and Liberal Republicans are still Liberal.

The party be damned.


47 posted on 07/05/2007 7:20:43 PM PDT by Leatherneck_MT (Famously frisky)
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To: Leatherneck_MT

I wonder what kind of intellegence it takes to consider Bush a liberal. His appointments to the SCOTUS alone prove that judgement to be in error. He may not be as far right as folks like you, but that wouldn’t even make him middle of the road.


48 posted on 07/05/2007 8:56:18 PM PDT by HoustonTech
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To: HoustonTech
I wonder what kind of intellegence it takes to consider Bush a liberal.

I wonder what kind of intelligence it takes to consider Bush a conservative -- one who leaves the borders of his country open to illegal invaders, terrorists and drug smugglers?
49 posted on 07/06/2007 6:30:15 AM PDT by hedgetrimmer (I'm a billionaire! Thanks WTO and the "free trade" system!--Hu Jintao top 10 worst dictators)
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