Skip to comments.Bush Senior Defies Republican Stereotype, Buys Chevy Volt
Posted on 03/31/2012 6:59:26 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Who would have thought it? Given the flack the Chevy Volt has received at Republican hands over the last few months, former Republican president George H. W. Bush dealt the Volt attackers a serious blow, deciding to purchase one of GMs extended range electric cars.
The Volt, which has become a symbol of all thats wrong with the Obama administration according to a number of conservatives, might finally be getting a break. In addition to Bush Sr.s purchase of a Volt (for his son Neil), theres growing sentiment among the right that the car might not be that bad after all.
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Read his lips: no new gasoline.
I'm asking because I can't think of anyone.
How many RINOcerouses can fit in one of those?
Barbara wanted a car he could get out of the driveway....
could = couldn’t
Where is the check from Bush giving my money back for supporting his purchase? Volt are for Dolts.
The Volt has a legitimate use as a toy for the wealthy, the same role electric cars have filled for 100 or more years.
A birthday present.... I don’t know where Neil lives but if it’s in Houston he’ll have a hard time keeping up with the other vehicles in a battery powered Volt.
GHWB is, and always has been a Globalist.
So, Neil needs a car from Daddy? I suppose Neill is still busy trying to add up to zero.
Big deal. The Chevy Volt is a $40k car that underperforms every compact car on the market and runs on coal. Just because some wealthy globalist douchebag can buy one to make a point and never drive it does not prove how wonderful the car is. Most of us can’t afford to make a $40k “statement”.
And if I did make a $40k “statement”, it would be a new Mustang GT 5.0 and my statement would be “Get out of my way, pathetic little electric car!”
George Senior served his country honorably, contributed to the society he understood, the best way he knew how, was a very hard worker and has established a legacy that will endure for centuries.
Was he perfect? No, he did some things that were moderate. He also lost to Clinton because he was not an aggressive politician. But he certainly does not deserve your vile personal attack.
If anything, I would say you are jealous, or you are hopelessly ignorant. The least you can do, is show some deserved respect for this great man, however, I think that there is no such ability anywhere within your hollow interior.
otoh, I do respect him for trying new stuff, like skydiving at his age, puking at the big Japanese dinner, stuff like that.
Thanks for saying that, PSYCHO-FREEP.
Bump. For the most part.
He can waste his money any way he chooses.
Exactly. Who shivs a git?
Trying to stereo type conservatives out of fuel efficient cars is wrong, most of us live within our means, and some of us even drive small cars to do that.
Heck, remove the “bailout surcharge” and the AFL-CIO surcharge to cut the price in half, retain the $7000 tax rebate and then I’d buy one.
Yeah, I am with you. Perfection is impossible....no one except Christ can claim that quality. Bush would’ve been better than Clinton in 1992....
I think sometimes our demand for the perfect keeps us from getting the good....and we end up with the very, very bad.
Ever since he lost the nomination to Reagan in 1980.Bush has been chaffing at the bit to show which side he is really on. The tax deal he cut with his soul-mates that cost him re-election was him being him.
Are you the black sheep of your family?
The Volt, however is a status symbol, a signal to his peers where his heart really is. Our upper crust are really into this global warming thing.
HW was on stage with Obama here in Texas promoting “community service” - that should tell you something about the man who coined the phrase “New World Order”!
Yep...that's my statement with my 5.7L Ford Expedition. I find those pathetic little Prius things in the left lane barely at the speed limit and refusing to move over all the time. Just seeing them makes me want to squish them.
He’s too freakin’ old to drive! This ain’t bumper cars.
It's a piece of cr@p. The battery holds the energy equivelent of ONE GALLON of gasoline. Who would buy a car with a ONE GALLON gas tank?
Did anyone notice they have taken off the Volt commercial where the guy says that for going uphill "The battery powered generator kick is"? Maybe the gasoline powered generator, but why would you use a battery to turn a generator? If I didn't know better, I would say Obama wrote to commercial.
What a colossal disappointment the Bush Gang is...Only Larua has any standing with me...She was a great first lady. GW loved the military but the other things they seem to stand for leave people scratching their heads.
They are more of the same...RINO elites. Sad.
The latest stunt by a Bush to show the world that they are in sync with big government Democrats.
Worst thing Ronald Reagan did was to choose Bush as his running mate, thereby setting up the Bush machine. Had Reagan picked Paul Laxalt, he would have chosen a conservative who might have carried on his legacy--and George Bush would only be a name known only by graduate students studying political science or American history.
Rep. Bob Dornan (R-Calif)--aka "B-1 Bob"--said that he pleaded with Bush to stop using the expression "New World Order" because it "drives conservatives crazy."
“Is there a member of the Bush family who’s not a d-bag?”
That's a thread winner! Impressive for the first comment out of the gate.
“Moderate” is not the right word to describe raising taxes and signing the ADA.
“Stupid” would be a better word, but “liberal” is pretty much a synonym.
The Bush family is part of the problem. Always has been.
He was always light in the loafers.
He was always light in the loafers.
They actually sell those in Texas?
“Bush Senior Defies Republican Stereotype”
or to put it another way...
“Bush Senior Maintains Republican-In-Name-Only Stereotype”
I got a new Camry, small enough? I could almost bought two of them for the price of a Volt.
You’re right, but none of that makes him less of a douche for buying the car.
Weirdly hilarious. This goes beyond hyperbole.
May he have an out building far from the house to charge it.
The Chevy Volt is not an electric car.
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