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Civility and the Legacy of George W. Bush
The American Thinker ^ | 6/18/12 | Steve McCann

Posted on 06/18/2012 5:41:20 AM PDT by Lakeshark

Excessive civility in the face of a national crisis is tantamount to indifference. The Bush family dynasty exemplifies the patrician attitude of holding oneself above the fray after fulfilling one's pre-ordained obligation to society. This may have been fine in the halcyon days of the past, when America's future seemed limitless and those answering to the call of duty were for the most part honorable people. With Barack Obama at the helm, that is no longer the case.

Never in American history has the nation been saddled with such an unethical and ideologically rigid administration, whose ultimate goal is to tear apart the fabric of society and to recast the United States into the socialist model originally formulated in Italy of the 1920s and '30s.

The guiding principle of this system is socialism with a capitalistic veneer -- thus leaving an appearance of a free market while centralized government agencies plan all economic and societal activity as well as control all aspects of manufacturing, commerce, banking, health care, energy, and agriculture. This same statist government, in order to maintain high employment levels and public support of those in power, initiates massive public-works programs and spending and makes certain that a vast majority of the citizenry is dependent on government largess, all financed by steep taxes, excessive borrowing, and fiat money-creation.

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/06/civility_and_the_legacy_of_george_w_bush.html#ixzz1y9E9F1ff

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


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; bush; civility; election
A good read about the perils we face with Bambi, although I'm not certain Bush will muster the courage to say what's needed at this time. One thing is for sure, it's time for all of us to speak of the wrong of the current administration, even if W doesn't do it.
1 posted on 06/18/2012 5:41:27 AM PDT by Lakeshark
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Bump


2 posted on 06/18/2012 5:48:09 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: Lakeshark

Finally someone speaks the truth. It really is Bush’s fault. And his whole damn family. Including Jeb!!


3 posted on 06/18/2012 6:02:07 AM PDT by mick (Central Banker Capitalism is NOT Free Enterprise)
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To: Lakeshark
GWB is wise to say NOTHING about politics as he has been.

GWB managed to make himself the gift to Dems that Carter was to Republicans for 15 years. Now few remember Carter but many remember GWB. “Don't elect a Republican because he will be like Bush” is a safe line.
You see any Republicans running for election claiming they are like GWB?

Our real problem is that the only alternative party to Dems has selected a real liberal Romney. Team Romney : Romney, Rove, Grahamnesty and McCain were blanketing the Sunday shows yesterday talking about how we need ‘immigration reform’. Romney's 'self deportation' is history having lied his way through the primaries.

4 posted on 06/18/2012 6:12:20 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is a liberal. Just watch him closely try to screw us.)
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To: Lakeshark

And you absolutely know that Obama will NOT shut-up once he is out of office.

He’s going to become like Al Sharpton, unfortunately with the status of an ex-President.


5 posted on 06/18/2012 6:13:19 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: PGR88
And you absolutely know that Obama will NOT shut-up once he is out of office.

You're right, win or lose the man will never shut up.

We're fortunate though in how stupid and inane he is, he still thinks the country swoons when he speaks of "fairness" while he plays golf and goes on vacation, or that the country loves him for demonizing job producers while there are no jobs.

6 posted on 06/18/2012 6:18:23 AM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt, the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: Lakeshark
Bush wont say anything

He made turning the other cheek into a dangerous abandonment of reason and an indifference to our national welfare, not a Christian virtue

In order for evil to succeed, good men must do nothing. And there is evil gloating rot now throughout our entire government

The author has it pegged about the “patrician” attitude of Bush clan and their noble silence in the face of absurd or dangerous actions by our domestic enemies - the democrat party.

Nancy Pelosi did not deserve a hug and a REALLY BIG AIRPLANE when she whined for one. Complicity in ruinous spending only emboldened the insane

WTH is the matter with the Bush clan? NO MORE OF THEM

If we had a domestic enemy dedicated to being a fifth column and undermining us from within- what would they do differently than the democrat party? Or the BUSH CLAN?

7 posted on 06/18/2012 6:22:53 AM PDT by silverleaf (Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell)
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To: Lakeshark

If Romney does win, he will be delegitimized just as W was. (Remember ‘Selected not Elected’?)
We have crossed the Rubicon and there’s no going back. What is the ultimate outcome will be determined by the wisdom gained by what we are going through now. I, however, believe that since the 1970’s the ‘Progressives’ have done a bang up job dissolving our nation’s Constitution.
A wise politician realizes he cannot buck the trend especially when the media is against you.


8 posted on 06/18/2012 6:30:29 AM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: silverleaf
He made turning the other cheek into a dangerous abandonment of reason and an indifference to our national welfare, not a Christian virtue

I would rather this thread be a Bambi bashing thread than one to bash Bush indiscriminately, but that was a great sentence that deserves a repeat. The "new tone" was never a good idea.

The article is mostly about the dangerous evils of the current administration, and he points them out well. We need to remember how bad this bunch really is.

9 posted on 06/18/2012 6:32:10 AM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt, the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: griswold3
The democrat/media complex will try to delegitimize anyone with an (R) behind their name. It's still shocking to me how McCain and Bush (both moderates) suddenly became fire breathing radical "extremist" right wingers.......totally laughable.

We'll see if they can continue that act successfully........

10 posted on 06/18/2012 6:36:39 AM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt, the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: Lakeshark

George W. Bush has exemplified nothing but class since leaving the white house. I can’t believe this author would spend ink and time bashing the former president...

How about an article on Zero’s hell-bent drive to surpass Greece in national debt as a percentage of gross domestic product? That would be time well spent.

Blaming Bush for Obama’s transcendent and titanic failure is like blaming the wife of an abusive husband. Knock it off.


11 posted on 06/18/2012 6:39:31 AM PDT by Tulane
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To: Tulane

You didn’t read the article did you?


12 posted on 06/18/2012 6:42:54 AM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt, the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: PGR88

The challenge former President Obama will have is being heard over the noise pollution eminating from the Clintons.

And the Clintons not only have a much bigger stake in being heard (Chelsea’s political career) they’re every bit as self-centered as Obama, jealous of others and have significantly better connections in the media.

Watching them try to vie for top dog status within the Liberal media elite is going to be fascinating.


13 posted on 06/18/2012 6:44:17 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Lakeshark

Alinsky rules!
Cloward-Pivens method of critical mass is working!
‘1984’- 2 minutes of hate of Republicans, Stick with it till the end,

All we, on the other side, have is the fact that reality sucks and only you can change that for yourself.


14 posted on 06/18/2012 6:44:39 AM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: Lakeshark

I don’t think it’s up to Bush now.

It’s up to Mitt Romney, whoever he chooses for veep, all the Republican senators and congress members and .... us.

Vote Romney 2012.


15 posted on 06/18/2012 6:46:43 AM PDT by altura
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To: Tulane

Amen, Tulane.

George Bush does not deserve the bashing he routinely gets here by a few people.

Why do some people feel the need to take the Obama line: blame Bush?

(I didn’t read the article either, so I’m not blaming the article ... just some of the posters)


16 posted on 06/18/2012 6:50:10 AM PDT by altura
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To: altura

It’s not up to him at all, and like some have said, it might be better if he continued to keep quiet as he always has.


17 posted on 06/18/2012 6:50:23 AM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt, the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: Lakeshark
Fair or not... obama would never have happened if Bush had handled himself better and stopped with all of the “new tone” crap. He never defended himself or us by proxy... he allowed the dims and press to destroy him and the republican brand. He did the wrong thing... even if he thought he was doing the right thing... it was wrong.

LLS

18 posted on 06/18/2012 7:18:58 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: Lakeshark
It is time for George W. Bush to put aside some of that civility and vigorously defend his record while pointing out the dire future facing the American people.

I tend to agree with this, but realistically, Bush is not going to do it. I don't think it was so much patrician breeding that kept him from fighting back as perhaps a feeling that it was not dignified for a president to do so, and also that it would give ammo to those who said the GOP was divisive (although the attackers and dividers were, as always, the Dems).

However, whatever the reason, it seemed that he never defended himself against attacks from either the right or the left. I remember some pretty awful things were said about him on FR!

The result of his silence was indeed a propaganda coup for the Dems. Bush actually was a very good president in a very difficult time, but he was subject to the rage of the Dems from the very first day simply for having won and maybe it just wore him down.

19 posted on 06/18/2012 7:20:00 AM PDT by livius
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To: Lakeshark



Bush wont say anything

He made turning the other cheek into a dangerous abandonment of reason and an indifference to our national welfare, not a Christian virtue



"Turning the Other Cheek" is a Christ-commanded attitude ...


However ... exceptions include ...

WWII -- Omaha Beach ...

Post-911 -- Hanging Sadam and his Two :"evil" sons ...

Watching "Obama the Kenyan" destroy America ...

Bush-41 endorsing Myth Romney ("Celestial God-Child from Planet Kolob") ...


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20 posted on 06/18/2012 7:23:40 AM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin will DEFEAT the Obama-Romney Socialist Gay-Marriage Axis of Evil)
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To: silverleaf
It seems like only a few short years ago that I would have argued for GWB, if for no other reason than keeping Kerry and Algore out of the White House.

How easily and willingly fooled we are when a scoundrel has the appropriate party affiliation. We'll let them get away with almost anything simply because they aren't the "other" party.

Washington was right about parties, just like he was about so many, many other aspects of government.

21 posted on 06/18/2012 7:46:15 AM PDT by GBA (To understand what is happening to America and why, read The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn)
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To: LibLieSlayer

bravo


22 posted on 06/18/2012 8:08:50 AM PDT by silverleaf (Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell)
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To: LibLieSlayer

bravo


23 posted on 06/18/2012 8:09:10 AM PDT by silverleaf (Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell)
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To: silverleaf
I recall this pic and the caption:

PELOSI: "You have twenty-four hours to fire Rumsfeld, or the impeachment proceedings start."

BUSH: "Pwned..."

24 posted on 06/18/2012 9:46:03 AM PDT by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: silverleaf

Thank you!

LLS


25 posted on 06/18/2012 10:07:12 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: GBA; LibLieSlayer
RE :”How easily and willingly fooled we are when a scoundrel has the appropriate party affiliation. We'll let them get away with almost anything simply because they aren't the “other” party.

Yep, it's goes like this :

Liberal Republican Romney, Romney is a liberal.

26 posted on 06/18/2012 10:35:12 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is a liberal. Just watch him closely try to screw us.)
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To: mick
Finally someone speaks the truth. It really is Bush’s fault. And his whole damn family. Including Jeb!!

What father and brother would hob-knob and yuck it up with a POS like Obama who continually trashes a member of your family?

Then again, one must realize that Bush is a less flattering term for Pu...!

27 posted on 06/18/2012 10:38:47 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: N. Theknow

LOL ! And you have a great tag line touching all the Kennedy bases !!


28 posted on 06/18/2012 11:18:01 AM PDT by mick (Central Banker Capitalism is NOT Free Enterprise)
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To: sickoflibs

Exactly!!!

LLS


29 posted on 06/18/2012 11:26:07 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: Lakeshark
The Bush family's patriotism and love of country cannot be questioned.

So great, a Communist block Captain out of Chicago replaced Bush.

30 posted on 06/18/2012 11:45:14 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Lakeshark; silverleaf

Very good article Lakeshark. Siverleaf, you nailed it in your post.


31 posted on 06/18/2012 5:58:38 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Don't be afraid to see what you see. -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: livius

That is actually a very good defense, Livius! Right on!


32 posted on 06/18/2012 11:31:39 PM PDT by dsutah
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