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Analysis: Bush's personality shapes his legacy
AP via SFGate ^ | 1/3/9 | BEN FELLER, Associated Press Writer

Posted on 01/03/2009 12:04:44 PM PST by SmithL

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To: Chunga; rabscuttle385
[...]won't feel the need to ping [...]

Hang around here long enough and you'll learn that pinging others who have shown interest in a thread's topic is polite (if that word has ever made it past your inwardly accreted cranial enclosure to the vug within, perhaps you'll recognize it). ;-)

51 posted on 01/04/2009 3:03:48 AM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Chunga; rabscuttle385
Chunga>You're an incredibly ignorant young person.

Then rabscuttle385 holds the advantage. Ignorance and youth can be remedied rather easily; idiocy and poor judgment are much more difficult.

Education and experience will allow rabscuttle385 to become even more effective at fighting the leftism of those who are older and arrogantly insult whilst shilling for leftist Republicans.

For example, grasping the bigger picture, rabscuttle385 already understands that rewarding leftist Republicans is like giving a treat when a dog that soils your house--it just encourages more of it. Even if discipline yields some passive-aggressive incidents at first, in the long-term, it's the way to get appropriate behaviour.

The way things are going in the GOP, you'll have to watch where you step and the stench is soon going to be unbearable.

52 posted on 01/04/2009 3:14:06 AM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: sickoflibs
He has left the presidency in mess .

He has contributed greatly to the lousy legacies left by his father and by the Clintons by doing Obomba's work for him. He has clearly set the nation on the tracks towards communism and he did it with a smile.

He proved what a miserable excuse for a president he's been by not pardoning Campean and Ramos.

53 posted on 01/04/2009 3:37:12 AM PST by IbJensen (The inauguration will be an event not to be missed. (By Clueless Americans))
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To: Impy

Don’t count me in that group....please!


54 posted on 01/04/2009 3:39:58 AM PST by chasio649 (no longer sick of it all ...)
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To: rabscuttle385

I’m sorry you misunderstood my post...i got off the Bush wagon early in the game...i was not popular around this place.


55 posted on 01/04/2009 3:42:27 AM PST by chasio649 (no longer sick of it all ...)
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To: Gondring

Sooooo basically illogical.
Logic: Republican party down.= Bush’s fault.

Wow, did it ever ocurr to anyone that it might be the Rep congress????Their poll numbers are WAy lower than Bush.


56 posted on 01/04/2009 5:23:30 AM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (FREE BLAGO !!! LET HIM SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER !!!)
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To: chasio649

I wasn’t. ;) I pinged you cause you replied to original, insane post.


57 posted on 01/04/2009 5:23:42 AM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy; sickoflibs; rabscuttle385

Might I suggest a support group, if you don’t currently belong to one. I saw what Pres. Bush would be like early in his presidency, he hasn’t really changed much since then. I have disagreed with many his policies, some of my areas of disagreement are the same as others on this forum but I also think “revenue sharing” for church charities will result in government trying to control them. I also see Pres. Bush as more honorable than most others in Washington politics or the MSM and think that is why he is attached so viscously .... Honorable people (think Sarah Palin) exposes their ignominy.

I also think we are in a great struggle for our country (your petty tirades are a distraction), one side will prevail .... I would like that side to be the one that avocats individual rights/freedom and security for its citizens (within Constitutional boundaries). If we should lose I wish to stand with a group that is “proud and unbending in defeat”. The left (I believe) will resort to violence, either to maintain their degree of control or to eliminate those that they see as a threat, each person will have to stand with the left, stand against them or hide in the swamp/mountains. I don’t want to live in a country where there is no joy nor hope and I pray for the strength and courage to resist.


58 posted on 01/04/2009 5:24:05 AM PST by Peter Horry (We shouldn't accept things just because somebody says so .... Dixie Lee Ray)
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To: Impy

Alrighty then! :Op


59 posted on 01/04/2009 5:39:28 AM PST by chasio649 (no longer sick of it all ...)
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To: Gondring

It’s the nuts in the GOP who turned it into a religious organization more concerned with personal issues then fiscal responsiblity that destroyed the party.


60 posted on 01/04/2009 7:23:42 AM PST by Diggity
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

I agree.


61 posted on 01/04/2009 7:31:33 AM PST by Diggity
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To: Diggity
I love Bush. He is the greatest Prez we have ever had.

The most hilarious statement I've seen so far in the new year. Thanks!

62 posted on 01/04/2009 7:51:32 AM PST by jpl (Episode 44: A New Dope - coming soon to a country near you.)
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To: Peter Horry; Impy; sickoflibs; Gondring
I also think we are in a great struggle for our country (your petty tirades are a distraction)...

Bush's $13.35 Trillion in bailouts are not "petty." Neither is the biggest expansion of Government in decades, led by Bush, that would make FDR, LBJ, and other Socialists proud; and neither is the wielding of Federal military power worldwide that would make Wilson have tingles up his leg.

63 posted on 01/04/2009 8:48:47 AM PST by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: rabscuttle385

My gosh, you can’t even deviate from your rabid criticism of President Bush (Bush’s bailouts) when addressing the bailout ... Congress authorized the spending (very few had the courage to address/attempt to correct the root cause). Oppression is marching as you shake your fist at the president, do you have any wrath for it’s leaders, or do you just direct it at “Superman Bush” for not saving you.


64 posted on 01/04/2009 9:18:26 AM PST by Peter Horry (We shouldn't accept things just because somebody says so .... Dixie Lee Ray)
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To: sickoflibs
Bush delusional love post ping, These guys think this is a successful ending of a republican presidency. What is left he hasn’t given democrats?

He is responsible for that nitwit being sworn in the 20th and personally pushed this open border NOW country into socialism and welcomed our enemies in with open arms.

65 posted on 01/04/2009 11:36:50 AM PST by Cheetahcat (Osamabama the Wright kind of Racist!)
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To: sickoflibs
Bush delusional love post ping, These guys think this is a successful ending of a republican presidency. What is left he hasn’t given democrats?

He is responsible for that nitwit being sworn in the 20th and personally pushed this open border NOW country into socialism and welcomed our enemies in with open arms.

66 posted on 01/04/2009 11:36:50 AM PST by Cheetahcat (Osamabama the Wright kind of Racist!)
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To: Impy
I think your attacking him on things such as his age and college status and his pinging of people makes you look foolish.

So what?

You’re just looking for some line of personal attack I gather. Why not stick to the issue and defend Bush’s record if you disagree with the assertion that it is crappy.

I've posted to this arrogant, smug jackass enough to know that he doesn't deserve my respect. His age and his college status are relevant. He has no real-world experience. He lectures people three times his age on their party loyalty and their pragmatism. He's a punk. He disrespects George Bush with the cliches and trite slogans of the left. He voted third-party in the latest presidential election. He's an Obama enabler.

I offer him a fraction of the disrespect he offers any Republican Party loyalist.

He's not worthy of debate...he's worthy of insult. I'll continue along that line. Save your suggestions for an easier mark.

67 posted on 01/04/2009 12:47:04 PM PST by Chunga (Vote Republican)
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To: Gondring
Hang around here long enough

I've been here since 1998. You?

Rapunzel has the habit of pinging her suitors when she finds herself under siege. They always show up and valiantly fight battles on her behalf. Consider yourself among the gallant.

68 posted on 01/04/2009 12:54:56 PM PST by Chunga (Vote Republican)
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To: Gondring

“sKerry would have been a better vote—at least he wouldn’t have gotten us to this state of affairs, where the GOP is despised and down to only ONE-QUARTER of voters! “

what’s the point of a GOP that isn’t despised if it doesn’t win? At least Roberts and Alito are on the SC.


69 posted on 01/04/2009 1:30:10 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: Peter Horry

So sorry to “distract” you with “petty tirades” against the man who GAVE THE LEFT the opportunity to take over.


70 posted on 01/04/2009 3:30:47 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy

Seems like this is all you have; Bush’s fault ... Click, Bush’s fault ... Click, Bush’s fault ... Click, Bush’s fault ... Click, Bush’s fault ... Click, Bush’s fault ... Click, Bush’s fault ... Click, Bush’s fault ... Click, Bush’s fault ... Click, Bush’s fault ... Click, Bush’s fault ... Click, Bush’s fault ... Click, Bush’s fault ... Click, Bush’s fault ... Click, Bush’s fault ... Click.


71 posted on 01/04/2009 3:44:00 PM PST by Peter Horry (We shouldn't accept things just because somebody says so .... Dixie Lee Ray)
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To: Peter Horry

What’s your malfunction Peter. We’re not allowed to criticize him cause he’s “one of ours”? Well he’s not. He’s no conservative. We should disavow him instead of looking foolish defending him.


72 posted on 01/04/2009 4:10:33 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy

I do believe you are the one with a problem, perhaps therapy will help. You are stuck in a grove and can’t escape ... everything is Bush’s fault. There are many others as/or more culpable (if you look foolish it is by not recognizing that) than Pres. Bush, and they are not going anywhere .... Pres. Bush will soon be gone. When will you direct your criticism to those more deserving of it, or do you simply prefer easy targets.


73 posted on 01/04/2009 5:27:00 PM PST by Peter Horry (We shouldn't accept things just because somebody says so .... Dixie Lee Ray)
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To: Diggity
It’s the nuts in the GOP who turned it into a religious organization more concerned with personal issues then fiscal responsiblity that destroyed the party.

Yes. There are good religious people who understand that without personal freedom and fiscal responsibility, all religious conservatism is bankrupt (financially and morally).

But then there are those who seem to think that Jesus got some Centurions to bust heads when people didn't agree with what He said. And they are some who have trashed the GOP.

74 posted on 01/04/2009 5:35:09 PM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
Wow, did it ever ocurr to anyone that it might be the Rep congress????Their poll numbers are WAy lower than Bush.

While calling from phone banks, I don't recall a single person say they were leaving the GOP because of Congress. The name "Bush," on the other hand, was quite effective in getting me an earful.

If you want to stick your head in the sand for yet another election, fine, but don't expect me to deny reality.

75 posted on 01/04/2009 5:37:46 PM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Peter Horry
I do believe you are the one with a problem, perhaps therapy will help.

Perhaps one of these would help you snotty.

You are stuck in a grove and can’t escape ... everything is Bush’s fault

What are you talking about boo? This thread is ABOUT BUSH so that's what I'm discussing on it.

There are many others as/or more culpable

Sure the evil rat party and the RINOs in Congress but again this thread is ABOUT BUSH and his crappy legacy so that's what I'm talking about. And you're naive if you think he's not the single biggest culprit as the one with the most power. You just don't want him criticized for some stupid unknown reason.

76 posted on 01/04/2009 5:42:29 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Gondring

Well, if the name Bush came up again and again...We can give credit to the MSM! they not only created bush Derangement syndrome in the Left but with Republicans too.

Maybe republicans found it easier to blame Bush than to go state by state and show their outrage to their representatives.

Reality: Bush was a president with very very limited powers and a MSM who distorted everything he did, denounced and attacked him , a Rep congress that betrayed him and us.

Reality: the president is not a dictator.

Now, all together....”the Bailout, the economy, the illegals. etc as nauseum....ITS BUSH’ FAULT!”


77 posted on 01/04/2009 6:03:34 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (FREE BLAGO !!! LET HIM SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER !!!)
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To: Impy

“You just don’t want him criticized for some stupid unknown reason”

There you go, trying to divine my motives. I simply see no reason to pile onto someone who is being viciously attacked by the MSM, Democrats, and some of his party, because it is the in thing to do .... apparently you do. I do believe that the most power is wielded by a group of called “Congress” and currently is under control of Democrats .... though I will admit things weren’t much better under the Republicans.


78 posted on 01/04/2009 6:12:03 PM PST by Peter Horry (We shouldn't accept things just because somebody says so .... Dixie Lee Ray)
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To: Chunga; Rapunzel; rabscuttle385
I've been here since 1998. You?

1997...the old black-background days. (OH! How I despised Frames!)

Rapunzel has the habit of pinging her suitors when she finds herself under siege. They always show up and valiantly fight battles on her behalf. Consider yourself among the gallant.

Considering I have specifically requested pings from rabscuttle385, it makes perfect sense that I would receive pings from rabscuttle385. I'm sorry if that upsets you so much or it set off some flag for you (BTW, you forgot to log in with your moderator account.)

And if you've been around since 1998, you should know that if you're going to write about a FReeper, you should ping that FReeper. I have added Rapunzel and rabscuttle385 to the ping list out of courtesy, since you seem to be confused as to whom you are referring.

79 posted on 01/04/2009 6:28:54 PM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
Well, if the name Bush came up again and again...We can give credit to the MSM! they not only created bush Derangement syndrome in the Left but with Republicans too.

And when do you recall President Bush ever lifting some of the burden from conservatives by countering the claims?

Maybe republicans found it easier to blame Bush than to go state by state and show their outrage to their representatives.

And what did Bushbots do when representatives broke from the Bush Liberalism? They flamed the reps, rather than cheered them.

Reality: Bush was a president with very very limited powers and a MSM who distorted everything he did, denounced and attacked him , a Rep congress that betrayed him and us.

The Rep congress betrayed him?!?!?

He pushed for things and they passed them and he signed them... did they use mind control on him, or what?!?

80 posted on 01/04/2009 6:32:38 PM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Chunga; Impy; Gondring
His age and his college status are relevant. He has no real-world experience. He lectures people three times his age on their party loyalty and their pragmatism.

A lifetime's worth of "real-world experience" is worthless if it's spent betraying one's core beliefs, blindly following others, and whoring oneself out in the name of "pragmatism."

He disrespects George Bush with the cliches and trite slogans of the left.

Bush is part of the American establishment, a grouping that spans all political parties.

He voted third-party in the latest presidential election. He's an Obama enabler.

When have I directly aided and abetted Obama? Don't give me that Bushbot tripe about "you're either with us or against us"; such a naive and grossly oversimplified view of reality overlooks the possibility that I might be against both Democrats and Republicans, considering that they are both part of the American establishment and, will, in the interests of "pragmatism" and their own self-preservation, voluntarily and unhesitatingly throw me to the wolves in order to save themselves, as evidenced in the bailouts—pushed by both Republicans and Democrats— of the past fall.

81 posted on 01/04/2009 6:56:38 PM PST by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: Chunga; rabscuttle385; Impy
His age and his college status are relevant. He has no real-world experience.

Definitely relevant! That is, I'd say he's very bright if he understands so much without a lot of real-world experience!

82 posted on 01/04/2009 7:00:31 PM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: SmithL

God Bless you Mr. President, you are a good man who loves his country and its people, and you have taken excellent care of your office.

We will not see this again...for many, many, many, years.

If ever.


83 posted on 01/04/2009 7:22:09 PM PST by roses of sharon ("No socialist system can be established without a political police.", Churchill -1945)
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To: Peter Horry
"I simply see no reason to pile onto someone who is being viciously attacked by the MSM, Democrats, "

Yeah they hate him for their own reasons and I don't give a crap about that.

He should have used his veto pen more in dealing with Congress.

84 posted on 01/04/2009 11:20:11 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Gondring
Definitely relevant! That is, I'd say he's very bright if he understands so much without a lot of real-world experience!

Neither you nor babspuddle has an inkling about how politics work, how foreign policy works, what President Bush knows or why he's done the things he's done in office.

Bush-bashers are stunningly ignorant.

85 posted on 01/04/2009 11:53:51 PM PST by Chunga (Vote Republican)
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To: Chunga

LOL!


86 posted on 01/05/2009 12:23:17 AM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Impy

“He should have used his veto pen more in dealing with Congress”

That I will agree with, Pres. Bush (with a responsible Congress) could have committed himself to restoring government to a more reasonable, efficient, and effective institution ... maybe along the lines of original intent. They made some half hearted attempts but didn’t seem to have the stomach for it, perhaps we aren’t ready for a revival .... I still hope one is possible. The responsibility for governmental failures lies as heavily on the citizens as it does their representatives. It seem that we choose our representatives based on the fad and fancy of personality than policy and vision.


87 posted on 01/05/2009 6:12:04 AM PST by Peter Horry (We shouldn't accept things just because somebody says so .... Dixie Lee Ray)
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