Skip to comments.Bush Worried America Becoming 'Nativist' [and protectionist and isolationist]
Posted on 02/03/2011 5:22:00 AM PST by ejdrapesEdited on 02/03/2011 5:34:48 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
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I voted for him too - twice. The alternatives were Gore and Kerry. I thank him for Roberts and Alito; the rest of his administration was pretty much a shambles.
Except for Eisenhower and Reagan, we’ve been badly governed since WWII. Bush is simply representative of the shallow, politically correct, short-sighted mindset that afflicts our “elites.”
I'm not. It's all about the imagery. Cowboy hat + pick-up truck = good, home-spun American. Throw in an (R) and most folks brains clicked into auto-pilot and are still stuck there.
The alternative is to accept that Bush is not, and never was, on America's side.
There never has been one. Duh-bya comes from a long line of Wall Street bankers and politicians. Most forget this.
This has not been accidental. Don't forget that Bush comes from a long line of "elites". His actions are not short-sighted when you accept the fact that the "elites" are, and always have been, Bush's real constituents.
It's the reason Bush was elected. It's the reason for his domestic policies and his foreign policies.
I would respectfully point out that even without virtually any safety net of public assistance, those people arrived and wept tears of relief or joy. This in the early turn of the last century. Then they were on their own, or with ethnic support groups. Their lot was undeniably a hard one at first. They became Americans.
Today, certain of these latest immigrants not only detest America, they try to leech off the system they dislike. Crying slogans for supporting an other culture that they fled and now wish to transplant. Others openly preach some form of domination over America.
It is just not right!
I cant believe I actually voted for this progressive POS.
Do you feel now Gore and Kerry would have been a better choice?
Oh, boy, was I tired or what. I meant 2008.
George, I’ve supported you for a long time, but you’ve gone too far. I can’t do this anymore. Done.
Thank you for (once again) being a voice of sweet reason.
| 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...
On the off chance that anyone is interested the whole interview
I return you now to the wonderland that is Bush Bashing.
I’ve been anti-Bush since 2003 - before it was cool - for a conservative, that is. >>>
got you beat, i voted for alan keyes in the primary.
Otherwise, no deal. They all suck eggs. They all despise the US Constitution and the USA. They all despise the American people. They all despise "a republican form of government" of, for, and by the people.
Yep, got me beat. I was still active duty AF in 2000. Florida resident stationed in Virginia. I did not vote in the primary. Voted absentee for Shrub in the general.
If I suddenly became Lord High Grand Poo-Bah, I would start prosecuting a whole bunch of government officials for countless civil rights violations, but I would offer up a deal to many of them: prosecutions will generally be done in order of expiring statute of limitations. Prosecution of people for certain lesser, but significant, civil rights violations could be suspended indefinitely if those people agree that: (1) the statute of limitations with regard to their offenses will be waived, but they will not be charged for those offenses provided that (2) they never again seek any position of government trust, or occupy any government post where they would have discretionary authority over anyone who is not a government official, or who has discretionary authority over anyone who is not a government official, etc; (3) If the agents ever again occupy or seek to occupy a position of authority which is forbidden by (2), they will be prosecuted for their earlier offenses.
I suspect many government agents would realize that they'd be well-advised to accept such a deal. While I wouldn't be terribly happy about letting the crooks in government escape punishment, the more agents decide to voluntarily leave power, the more practical it would be to prosecute those who remain.
And no lobbying positions, forever.
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