Skip to comments.Civility and the Legacy of George W. Bush
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.
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Finally someone speaks the truth. It really is Bush’s fault. And his whole damn family. Including Jeb!!
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
We'll see if they can continue that act successfully........
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.
You didn’t read the article did you?
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
PELOSI: "You have twenty-four hours to fire Rumsfeld, or the impeachment proceedings start."
Yep, it's goes like this :
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...!
LOL ! And you have a great tag line touching all the Kennedy bases !!
So great, a Communist block Captain out of Chicago replaced Bush.
Very good article Lakeshark. Siverleaf, you nailed it in your post.
That is actually a very good defense, Livius! Right on!