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GOP magic trick:Making George W. Bush vanish
Politico ^ | June 20th, 2011 | Johnathan Martin

Posted on 06/20/2011 6:02:23 PM PDT by KantianBurke

NEW ORLEANS — Republicans head into 2012 united in their disdain for an unpopular, Big Government-loving, internationalist president.

The name of that president: George W. Bush.

From Capitol Hill to the statehouses to the presidential primary, Republicans are turning their back on almost every important accomplishment of the Bush administration.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


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Vindication. What say you now Bush bots?
1 posted on 06/20/2011 6:02:28 PM PDT by KantianBurke
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To: KantianBurke
Make his dad go away too.

And his brothers, and his nephew...

2 posted on 06/20/2011 6:04:59 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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To: KantianBurke

Let’s play, change the subject!


3 posted on 06/20/2011 6:05:22 PM PDT by Patrick1 ("The problem with Internet quotations is that many are not genuine." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: KantianBurke

“Big Government-loving, internationalist”

Is that the 1st time a non-conservative publication has conceded that point?


4 posted on 06/20/2011 6:07:46 PM PDT by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many conservative Christians my age out there? __ Click my name)
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To: KantianBurke

Liberals want to talk about the petty thefts of Bush, instead of the bank robberies of Obama.


5 posted on 06/20/2011 6:09:39 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Public employee unions are the barbarian hordes of our time.)
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To: KantianBurke

I wish they’d get rid of the US/Mexico Partnership for Prospertiy Agreement, New Alliance Task Force and the provision in the USA PATRIOT Act allowing banks to accept the Matricula Consular card as valid ID as well as tearing up the Social Security Totalization Agreement with Mexico...


6 posted on 06/20/2011 6:10:25 PM PDT by Ol' Dan Tucker (People should not be afraid of the government. Governement should be afraid of the people)
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To: KantianBurke

Bush beat Kerry fair and square. Get over it.

P.S. How’s Obama’s poll numbers lately?


7 posted on 06/20/2011 6:11:15 PM PDT by death2tyrants
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To: KantianBurke
Vindication by the left??

Once again, Bush-haters left and right unite to try to divide conservatives.

(I wonder how many will fall for this little game?)

8 posted on 06/20/2011 6:11:44 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: KantianBurke
some of Bush’s .. accomplishments, such as creating the USA Freedom Corps, expanding funding for faith-based initiatives and launching the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief...the Medicare prescription drug benefit, and ..immigration reform

With "conservatives" like Bush, who needs liberals?

The biggest question is why the liberals so despised this nanny stater...Could they be just power crazed Statists, always greedy for More ?

9 posted on 06/20/2011 6:12:16 PM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: KantianBurke

And PRESTO!! Much to the delight of the liberals, they bring him back with the nomination of Rick Perry!! EXCELLENT JOB GOP!!


10 posted on 06/20/2011 6:13:01 PM PDT by allsouthern
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To: KantianBurke

Exactly. Bush and Obama are identical liberal twins.


11 posted on 06/20/2011 6:13:26 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: KantianBurke
btw, when Republicans 'turned their backs' on Bush in 2006, we got Nancy Pelosi.

Name one good thing that came out of that boneheaded move....

12 posted on 06/20/2011 6:14:09 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

And the bots don’t want to defend Medicare Part D, No Child Left Behind, free money for AIDS in Africa, Harriet Miers, “See you at the signing” Amnesty....

Face it. Enabling bad behavior has caused this country plenty of harm. Looks like the GOP wised up. So should Dubya’s lackeys.


13 posted on 06/20/2011 6:15:02 PM PDT by KantianBurke (Hey Tea Party folks - what about Social Security reform?)
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To: KantianBurke

I would really like it if John McCain would would disappear.


14 posted on 06/20/2011 6:16:02 PM PDT by Wildbill22
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To: KantianBurke
Bush has assumed the traditional respectful position of an ex-president;a quiet senior statesman that allows his successor every opportunity to achieve without a second guessing predecessor chiming in at every opportunity. Some (Clinton) can't stand to be out of the spotlight, while others (Carter) babble incessantly to every microphone that is placed in front of them as the continue their feeble attempt at rehabbing their failures by trashing the White House occupant based on their party affiliation and philosophical differences.
15 posted on 06/20/2011 6:16:55 PM PDT by festusbanjo (We need more leaders running the country and fewer politicians ruining the country.)
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To: Nonstatist
The biggest question is why the liberals so despised this nanny stater

Not really a question.

They despised him because he had character. They despised him because he was a patriot. They despised him because he was pro-business. They despised him because he had moral values. They despised him because he cut taxes. They despised him because he was pro-life and pro-marriage. They despised him because he defended America against Islamofascism and didn't apologize for our strength.

Not really a question at all....

16 posted on 06/20/2011 6:17:00 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: KantianBurke
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 wouldn’t 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...

17 posted on 06/20/2011 6:17:07 PM PDT by BufordP ("Drink me if you can't take a joke." -- Kool-aid)
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To: KantianBurke

It’s so touching when libs worry about the future of the Republican Party.


18 posted on 06/20/2011 6:17:36 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: KantianBurke
Looks like the GOP wised up

Looks more like the left is still trying to divide the GOP, and trying to destroy conservatism.

Seems like there are others who need to 'wise up' about this little leftist ploy.

19 posted on 06/20/2011 6:19:14 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: KantianBurke

Bush is still President???? Damn, who knew?


20 posted on 06/20/2011 6:20:24 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: KantianBurke

“Vindication. What say you now Bush bots?”

It’s only vindication if a Bushalike isn’t actually nominated by the GOP as its candidate in 2012, KB. And that doesn’t seem to be likely right now. First, the ‘bots fake their nominee through the primary process (”Not conservative? But he says he’s against illegal immigration and tax hikes and Ay-rabs—as far as you know—so how do you KNOW he’s not conservative?”). Then, the ‘bots figure out the right “issue” to take out the current White House resident (you know, weighty stuff like “Obama’s for flag burning,” “Obama looks funny in a tank,” “Obama’s got a silly name”). Before you know it, Bush III will be sitting in the Oval Office, just itchin’ to sell us out to Dubai, the Saudis and the U.S.’s other globocrat “superfriends.” Hell, Romney, Pawlenty, Perry and Huntsman have probably already asked if Daddy Bush would consider an adult adoption.


21 posted on 06/20/2011 6:20:28 PM PDT by LibertarianInExile (When Republicans don't vote conservative, conservatives don't vote Republican.)
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To: CaptainK

BTTT


22 posted on 06/20/2011 6:20:56 PM PDT by TaxPayer2000 (The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government,)
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To: KantianBurke

Looks like Politico is trying to raise up Bush for the elections.


23 posted on 06/20/2011 6:21:37 PM PDT by Moorings
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To: ohioWfan

Still blaming others for the failings of your prince? He inflicted severe damage on the conservative movement. One day you’ll remove the blinders and accept that. Till then, the rest of us will rejoice at the complete denunciation of his policies.


24 posted on 06/20/2011 6:22:40 PM PDT by KantianBurke (Hey Tea Party folks - what about Social Security reform?)
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To: KantianBurke
Still blaming others for the failings of your prince?

Still siding with any old leftist who bashes a man of morality, integrity and strength?

Your alliances are duly noted, Mr. Burke.

25 posted on 06/20/2011 6:24:55 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: festusbanjo
And many old timers here are libs waiting to pounce at the mention of his name.
26 posted on 06/20/2011 6:25:16 PM PDT by Krodg
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To: KantianBurke

You need to put some ice on it, fella....


27 posted on 06/20/2011 6:25:25 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: ErnBatavia

We’ve been putting ice on it since Duhbya’s legacy took occupancy of the WH Jan 2009.


28 posted on 06/20/2011 6:30:02 PM PDT by BufordP ("Drink me if you can't take a joke." -- Kool-aid)
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To: KantianBurke

I figured it was only a matter of time you’d side with leftists and Polutico, you’re a bore.


29 posted on 06/20/2011 6:30:08 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: KantianBurke

Do rational thinking people actually believe that the next election will be against GWB?

He has been gone for 4 years.

Now that will be some kind of magic trick - to assume there has been no-one named 0bama f’ng the country up for the last 4 years.


30 posted on 06/20/2011 6:31:02 PM PDT by R0CK3T
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To: ohioWfan
Still siding with any old leftist who bashes a man of morality, integrity and strength?

After the storm trooper put the machine gun in Elian's face, conservatives were outraged. Your "man of morality, integrity and strength" declared the issue "a loser" and dared not speak of it. I knew right then he was a nightmare.

31 posted on 06/20/2011 6:32:48 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (Days .... Weeks ..... Months .....)
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To: ohioWfan
Where was the morality when he was promising amnesty to illegals? Where were the values when he gave grandma free pills to be paid for by future generations? What integrity are you speaking of when one’s attention is focused on the billions of taxpayer dollars that were squandered on AIDS in Africa?

He is not a knight in shining armor. More importantly, the course the GOP has taken in 2010 and now in 2012 conclusively show that his policies were failures and those of us said so at the time were justified for our opposition. If folks like you had not enabled Bush's nonsense yesterday, we wouldn't be in such dire straights today.

32 posted on 06/20/2011 6:33:01 PM PDT by KantianBurke (Hey Tea Party folks - what about Social Security reform?)
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To: allsouthern; KantianBurke; bamahead

“And PRESTO!! Much to the delight of the liberals, they bring him back with the nomination of Rick Perry!! EXCELLENT JOB GOP!!”

Shhhh, the liberals and RINOs hate Rick Perry and Sarah Palin. Just ask the MSM, which has plastered even the mere possibility that they would run on every front page and replayed every speech of theirs that sounds remotely strident about conservative issues. They can’t stand those right-wing-extremist weirdos, you see!

Of course, if they totally loved and WANTED a politican to run, they’d completely ignore him, like they’ve done to that middle of the road moderate Jim DeMint guy. There’s the guy they want to see in the White House!


33 posted on 06/20/2011 6:33:07 PM PDT by LibertarianInExile (When Republicans don't vote conservative, conservatives don't vote Republican.)
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To: KantianBurke
“If you look at it purely from a political standpoint, Republicans in Texas and throughout the nation are going to get their clocks cleaned eventually if they don’t reach an agreement on immigration,” said former White House Communications Director Dan Bartlett.

That problem started with a certain GHWB who deliberately refused to enforce immigration laws and the border starting in 1989 after the amnesty of 1986, which was to be followed by strict enforcement. Then we had eight years of Clinton and eight years of W, who both continued the pandering, non-enforcement policies.

Nothing points out dangers of Texas and border state politicians more than the two Bush presidencies and the policies advocated by others such as McCain and Kyl and Rick Perry.

The border states basically transferred their problems to the entire nation through their politicians failings.

34 posted on 06/20/2011 6:34:25 PM PDT by Will88
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To: BufordP

And in solidarity with the left in doing so.


35 posted on 06/20/2011 6:36:01 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: KantianBurke

Bush is a good man, much better than Gore, much better than Kerry - but not much of a conservative either.

While I have a lot of criticisms of Bush, history may be kinder to him than many think. His leadership and steady hand after 9-11 will not be forgotten. Also, Iraq turned into an excellent terrorist killing ground at a time a lot of jihadi’s wanted to find some place to fight America, and the nation building I freely admit to having opposed might turn out better than a lot of people (including myself) expected.

Bush’s biggest flaw, aside from not being a reliable conservative on all too many issues, was his inability to communicate effectively and move public opinion.


36 posted on 06/20/2011 6:37:22 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Forgotten Amendments

Don’t forget he left Linda Tripp, Scooter Libby, Ramos and Compean in the lurch for quite some time.


37 posted on 06/20/2011 6:39:26 PM PDT by BufordP ("Drink me if you can't take a joke." -- Kool-aid)
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To: KantianBurke
I disagree with his immigration policy, but do not believe it was 'immoral.' The Medicare plan was privatized, was it not? Saving millions of lives is 'squandering?'

There is a very big difference between disagreeing with a President on certain issues and hating him with a deep passion as you obviously still do.

And right now there are important things we need to be doing to save this great Republic from evil Marxists. Hating a man of morality and integrity won't get the job done.....nor will posting leftist Bush-hating articles on a conservative forum.

38 posted on 06/20/2011 6:40:57 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: KantianBurke

Yessiree by golly, you’ve been vindimacated.

It’s sure is a shame we didn’t have Gore or Kerry, heck, we could have even lucked out and had John Edwards, maybe even Screamer Dean.

We be so much better now that we got us our Obama...... You watch, I be vindimacated someday too.


39 posted on 06/20/2011 6:41:57 PM PDT by Gator113 ("GAME ON." I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: ohioWfan

They probably also despised him because he loved his wife, and was loved in return.


40 posted on 06/20/2011 6:43:08 PM PDT by maica ( Multiculturalism is the smiley face of totalitarianism.)
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To: KantianBurke

Uh, no.


42 posted on 06/20/2011 6:44:55 PM PDT by jimfree (In 2012 Sarah Palin will have more quality executive experience than Barack Obama.)
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To: ohioWfan
I don't read Politico. I know Bush is as much an idiot as you are on your own merits.

Have you finished coloring in all the pages on your Bush book Decision Points?


43 posted on 06/20/2011 6:45:10 PM PDT by BufordP ("Drink me if you can't take a joke." -- Kool-aid)
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To: ohioWfan

“The Medicare plan was privatized, was it not?”

You’re living in a dreamworld if you believe that. Here’s the legislation that Bush signed.

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-108publ173/content-detail.html

Feel free to point out where it was “privatized.” Go ahead. I’ll wait.


44 posted on 06/20/2011 6:47:00 PM PDT by KantianBurke (Hey Tea Party folks - what about Social Security reform?)
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“united in their disdain”

I think disdain is a bit too strong. I voted for him twice, and the other alternatives were worse. But I was never on board with his “new tone” garbage and wasn’t happy with his refusal to challenge the Dems.

He was no conservative, but he definitely earned respect as CINC. So no disdain, just respect mixed with disappointment over lost opportunities.


45 posted on 06/20/2011 6:49:31 PM PDT by Gil4 (Sometimes it's not low self-esteem - it's just accurate self-assessment.)
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To: KantianBurke
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the rest of us will rejoice at the complete denunciation of his policies.

46 posted on 06/20/2011 6:49:34 PM PDT by death2tyrants
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To: KantianBurke

I think the MSM should be more worried about their Nutroot friends than the GOP or the Tea Party.


47 posted on 06/20/2011 6:50:46 PM PDT by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: death2tyrants; KantianBurke
Bush beat Kerry fair and square. Get over it.

It's going take this country years to get over it, if ever. How bad was it? Your first clue is he was replaced by a Chicago neighborhood block Communist.

48 posted on 06/20/2011 6:51:19 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: BufordP
Painting Bush as dumb is a common DU practice.

Whatever you might think of him, Bush was no dummy...no matter what the liberals say.

49 posted on 06/20/2011 6:51:24 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: BufordP
Ahhh.....a perfect example of the maturity level and intellect of a pseudo-con Bush hater.

Thanks for showing your true colors, BufordP. (Pun intended).

btw, I think the name-calling is against FR rules, is it not? ("Idiot" is a name, in case you don't know that). Haven't you been around long enough to know how it works around here? Or do you just not care about doing the right thing?

50 posted on 06/20/2011 6:51:31 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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