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Bush Senior Defies Republican Stereotype, Buys Chevy Volt
AutoGuide.com ^ | March 31, 2012

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 GM’s extended range electric cars.

The Volt, which has become a symbol of all that’s 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), there’s growing sentiment among the right that the car might not be that bad after all.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bush; bush41; georgebush; governmentmotors; sparky; volt
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1 posted on 03/31/2012 6:59:31 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Read his lips: no new gasoline.


2 posted on 03/31/2012 7:01:30 AM PDT by Josh Painter ("We intend to change Washington, not accomodate it." - Newt Gingrich)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Is there a member of the Bush family who's not a d-bag?

I'm asking because I can't think of anyone.

3 posted on 03/31/2012 7:04:30 AM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

How many RINOcerouses can fit in one of those?


4 posted on 03/31/2012 7:06:47 AM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Barbara wanted a car he could get out of the driveway....


5 posted on 03/31/2012 7:07:53 AM PDT by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: Average Al

could = couldn’t


6 posted on 03/31/2012 7:08:30 AM PDT by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: AAABEST

Where is the check from Bush giving my money back for supporting his purchase? Volt are for Dolts.


7 posted on 03/31/2012 7:08:30 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The Volt has a legitimate use as a toy for the wealthy, the same role electric cars have filled for 100 or more years.


8 posted on 03/31/2012 7:09:54 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.


9 posted on 03/31/2012 7:11:20 AM PDT by deport (..............God Bless Texas............)
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To: hal ogen

GHWB is, and always has been a Globalist.


10 posted on 03/31/2012 7:11:32 AM PDT by acapesket
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So, Neil needs a car from Daddy? I suppose Neill is still busy trying to add up to zero.


11 posted on 03/31/2012 7:12:47 AM PDT by Clara Lou (ABO! Go Newt!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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!”


12 posted on 03/31/2012 7:12:56 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
It's a great car for a multimillionaire octogenarian who doesn't drive, but that's not actually a great demographic. Kind of like an electric sports car that costs 100K.
13 posted on 03/31/2012 7:13:13 AM PDT by Old North State (Don't blame me, I voted for Pedro)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Someone tell the morons at Autoguide.com that Bush Sr. was never a conservative...


14 posted on 03/31/2012 7:15:45 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: AAABEST
Do you always hate and denigrate great Americans as viciously as this?

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.

15 posted on 03/31/2012 7:16:25 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
and has established a legacy that will endure for centuries.

Snicker.

16 posted on 03/31/2012 7:19:58 AM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Oy. Izzee going "Jimmy Carter" on us?

otoh, I do respect him for trying new stuff, like skydiving at his age, puking at the big Japanese dinner, stuff like that.

17 posted on 03/31/2012 7:20:02 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Thanks for saying that, PSYCHO-FREEP.


18 posted on 03/31/2012 7:21:30 AM PDT by Former War Criminal (Who am I? Why am I here?)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Bump. For the most part.


19 posted on 03/31/2012 7:22:39 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

He can waste his money any way he chooses.


20 posted on 03/31/2012 7:23:14 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper; Bryanw92

Exactly. Who shivs a git?


21 posted on 03/31/2012 7:25:41 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.


22 posted on 03/31/2012 7:25:58 AM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.


23 posted on 03/31/2012 7:27:59 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (The Democrat Ku Klux Klan is alive and well as the NAACP and the Congressional Black Caucus)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

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.


24 posted on 03/31/2012 7:28:11 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.


25 posted on 03/31/2012 7:28:21 AM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: AAABEST

Are you the black sheep of your family?


26 posted on 03/31/2012 7:33:19 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Son House

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.


27 posted on 03/31/2012 7:33:50 AM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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”!


28 posted on 03/31/2012 7:34:18 AM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: Bryanw92
my statement would be “Get out of my way, pathetic little electric car!”

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.

29 posted on 03/31/2012 7:39:32 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I see he bought it for Neil. Like most folks in Denver, (especially those that had money in Silverado) George HW Bush only trusts Neil for about 50-60 miles.
See. Like most times there is really a simple answer.
30 posted on 03/31/2012 7:39:32 AM PDT by Tupelo ( 2012 TEA PARTYER but no longer a Republican)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

He’s too freakin’ old to drive! This ain’t bumper cars.


31 posted on 03/31/2012 7:43:00 AM PDT by old school
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"there’s growing sentiment among the right that the car might not be that bad after all."

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.

32 posted on 03/31/2012 7:45:41 AM PDT by anoldafvet
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.


33 posted on 03/31/2012 7:46:59 AM PDT by celtic gal
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The latest stunt by a Bush to show the world that they are in sync with big government Democrats.


34 posted on 03/31/2012 7:47:15 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: darkwing104
Someone tell the morons at Autoguide.com that Bush Sr. was never a conservative.

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.

35 posted on 03/31/2012 7:48:35 AM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: broken_arrow1
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”!

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."

36 posted on 03/31/2012 7:52:50 AM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: AAABEST

“Is there a member of the Bush family who’s not a d-bag?”

NO!


37 posted on 03/31/2012 7:54:15 AM PDT by izzatzo (Just beat Obama.)
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To: Josh Painter
Read his lips: no new gasoline.

That's a thread winner! Impressive for the first comment out of the gate.

38 posted on 03/31/2012 8:00:40 AM PDT by neocon1984
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

“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.


39 posted on 03/31/2012 8:00:48 AM PDT by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The Bush family is part of the problem. Always has been.


40 posted on 03/31/2012 8:01:47 AM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

He was always light in the loafers.


41 posted on 03/31/2012 8:02:24 AM PDT by OldCorps
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

He was always light in the loafers.


42 posted on 03/31/2012 8:02:24 AM PDT by OldCorps
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

They actually sell those in Texas?


43 posted on 03/31/2012 8:04:45 AM PDT by mom.mom
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
So? He is simply joining many people his age who buy and drive golf carts around their community.
44 posted on 03/31/2012 8:15:12 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Bush Senior Defies Republican Stereotype”
or to put it another way...
“Bush Senior Maintains Republican-In-Name-Only Stereotype”


45 posted on 03/31/2012 8:17:13 AM PDT by running_dog_lackey
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To: Son House
most of us live within our means, and some of us even drive small cars to do that.

I got a new Camry, small enough? I could almost bought two of them for the price of a Volt.

46 posted on 03/31/2012 8:18:29 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Haggai 1, V6.. and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes. (My plight))
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

You’re right, but none of that makes him less of a douche for buying the car.


47 posted on 03/31/2012 8:20:56 AM PDT by Crawdad
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
George H. W. Bush dealt the Volt attackers a serious blow

Weirdly hilarious. This goes beyond hyperbole.


48 posted on 03/31/2012 8:21:09 AM PDT by Cinnamontea
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

May he have an out building far from the house to charge it.


49 posted on 03/31/2012 8:23:01 AM PDT by boomop1 (term limits is the only way to save this country.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
deciding to purchase one of GM’s extended range electric cars

The Chevy Volt is not an electric car.

50 posted on 03/31/2012 8:31:45 AM PDT by wideminded
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