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Brokaw: George H.W. 'Most Underrated Modern President Of Our Time'
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 03/07/2012 5:22:52 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

Tom Brokaw is the man that our Brent Bozell recently described as having "used NBC and [his] anchor chair as a platform to promote Democratic agendas and delight in Republican setbacks for more than 20 years." But every once in awhile, perhaps out of Greatest Generation nostalgia, Brokaw has something kind to say about a Republican.

As was the case on Morning Joe today, when, after reciting a list of the 41st president's accomplishments, said that George H.W. Bush was "the most underrated modern president of our time."

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012election; desertstorm; georgehwbush; tombrokaw

1 posted on 03/07/2012 5:22:57 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Flying pig ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 03/07/2012 5:26:27 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Expert opinion from the most over-rated news reader of our time.


3 posted on 03/07/2012 5:27:34 AM PST by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

So Brokaw says the opposite of the ideas he advocated when Bush was president.

As always, liberals have denied themselves access to rational discussion. What was true yesterday is false today, because they have been fooled into believing the self-defeating ideology of relativism.


4 posted on 03/07/2012 5:29:42 AM PST by reasonisfaith (Or, more accurately---reason serves faith. See W.L. Craig, R. Zacharias, Erwin Lutzer, and others.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Tom Brokaw.....bleeech


5 posted on 03/07/2012 5:37:28 AM PST by Nifster
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Tom Brokaw-—the most OVERrated newsman of our time.....


6 posted on 03/07/2012 5:42:09 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

“I’m Tom Bwokaw, NBC Nightly news.”

Thanks, Tom, you’re a real mensch.

-Rex


7 posted on 03/07/2012 5:46:58 AM PST by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

A round about way of saying Obama is the most over-rated POTUS ever.


8 posted on 03/07/2012 5:48:58 AM PST by Rennes Templar
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Yea, o against his “No NEW TAXES” pledge was an act of pure courage in the eyes of liberals. Not that they would ever vote for him, but he “took a courageous stand” in stabbing the country in the back.


9 posted on 03/07/2012 5:52:38 AM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (Not Romney - Not ever!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Oh this is good!

Brokaw is a flaming MORON, and George H.W. (and the Mrs.) have done an excellent job of showing us who they REALLY are since W. has left office.

Papa Bush may be a nice guy but he's worse than a liberal because you never know what kind of 'feel good' stance he's going to take on REAL (albeit conservative) issues.

10 posted on 03/07/2012 5:53:04 AM PST by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: reasonisfaith

You are right, and I hope Freepers don’t fall for this. Whenever the political times get hairy, the liberals always suddenly discover a new found love for loser Republicans.

You’ll see all kinds of liberal love this cycle for folks like Dole, McCain, Snowe, Collins, both Bushes. Why, these “nice” under rated Republicans will no doubt even come on the air and join the libs in decrying today’s Republicans. You watch. DONT FALL FOR THIS .


11 posted on 03/07/2012 5:53:44 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Brokaw thinks GHWB underrated because he is not properly credited with bringing us the presidency of Bill Clinton.


12 posted on 03/07/2012 6:02:19 AM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: arthurus

If it hadn’t been for the “little hand grenade with a bad haircut” (Perot), Clinton would never have been president.


13 posted on 03/07/2012 6:10:11 AM PST by Inspectorette
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I have an uncle who is the spitting image of Tom Brokaw (a fact which he openly laments)


14 posted on 03/07/2012 6:10:53 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

When liberals praise former Republican presidents they are just trying to build cover and credibility for when they blast current Republicans. I see that with Reagan all the time. People who hated Reagan when he was president say things like, “what can’t so and so be more like Reagan was?”


15 posted on 03/07/2012 6:11:29 AM PST by blue state conservative
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

HW Bush allowed himself to be Rickrolled by Democrats for 4 years, of course the left thinks of it fondly.


16 posted on 03/07/2012 6:12:05 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Inspectorette

If Papa Bush hadn’t been such a globalist stooge, Perot probably wouldn’t have run.


17 posted on 03/07/2012 6:17:03 AM PST by EEGator
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Tom Who?

I’ve come to learn that newsreaders generally have the brains and general intelligence of squirrels. And then they start to believe their own spew. I’m in better company here at FreeRepublic


18 posted on 03/07/2012 6:23:37 AM PST by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Yadda yadda yadda, I remember all of the lefties that praised Reagan when he died, and commented on how Reagan wouldn’t support today’s GOP. Meanwhile, when he was in the WH they were just as nasty to him as they were to any GOP President, before or since.


19 posted on 03/07/2012 6:25:56 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Yep, they all loved Bob Dole after Clinton crushed him.


20 posted on 03/07/2012 6:28:05 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Inspectorette

Bush was toast, even without Perot.


21 posted on 03/07/2012 6:29:20 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Bush 41 deserves great credit for managing the end of the Cold War, credit he never received. It didn't have to turn out as it did, and violent and potentially widespread turmoil was more likely than a generally peaceful transition. Bush handled that well, to his credit.
22 posted on 03/07/2012 6:29:47 AM PST by TonyInOhio (Arm yourselves, and be ye men of valour)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Gulf War I - Bush should have gone all the way to Baghdad when he had the chance, knocked down every Gov’t building, killed every Revolutionary Guard unit that was surrounded, declared the Kurds independent - and then left, except for Iraq’s southern oil fields, which should have been annexed and operated in Trust by the United States.

I can’t imagine that scenario causing any more problems than the way things actually did play out over the next 20 years.


23 posted on 03/07/2012 6:33:12 AM PST by PGR88
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

So, after years of verbal abuse, we’re suddenly supposed to believe GHWB was the ideal President—I think not. If you think GHWB was ideal, you’ll love Romney, if he makes it.


24 posted on 03/07/2012 6:36:05 AM PST by izzatzo (All in for Rick/Newt.)
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To: EEGator

Perot ran because he had a long standing feud with Bush that went back many decades and he succeeded in electing Clinton.


25 posted on 03/07/2012 6:36:14 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

tom loves him some President “One World Order” Bush... surprise, surprise.

LLS


26 posted on 03/07/2012 6:37:41 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Bush name = liberal quisling. Bushes suck.


27 posted on 03/07/2012 6:39:06 AM PST by TADSLOS (Obama is all Greek.)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

I was unaware of that, I stand corrected.


28 posted on 03/07/2012 6:46:23 AM PST by EEGator
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To: dfwgator

Frankly I can’t believe Newsbusters has a dolt that fell for this tripe. Very disappointing. Maybe Noel Shepperd will can the guy.


29 posted on 03/07/2012 6:50:51 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

This is just a liberal tactic to appear to be fair and balanced.


30 posted on 03/07/2012 6:54:07 AM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Inspectorette

If it hadn’t been for the “little hand grenade with a bad haircut” (Perot), Clinton would never have been president.

READ MY LIPS BUSH.

One of the worst Presidents in history.


31 posted on 03/07/2012 7:11:01 AM PST by tennmountainman
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To: harpu

Lest anyone forget, George H W was the father of the “Earned Income Tax Credit”, where people who do not pay taxes get a “tax refund”.


32 posted on 03/07/2012 7:12:30 AM PST by anoldafvet
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

LOL. Now Broken Jaw likes GHWB. Right.


33 posted on 03/07/2012 7:15:17 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

FWIW, during the 2000 election, Brokaw did call out an Algore lie about the gun control act of ‘68 on national news.


34 posted on 03/07/2012 7:24:47 AM PST by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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