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George W. Bush skipping Republican National Convention
Politico ^ | July 20th, 2012 | Johnathan Martin

Posted on 07/20/2012 4:37:25 PM PDT by KantianBurke

Former President George W. Bush will not attend the Republican convention next month in Tampa, POLITICO has learned.

“President Bush was grateful for the invitation to the Republican National Convention,” Bush spokesman Freddy Ford wrote in an e-mail. “He supports Governor Romney and wants him to succeed. President Bush is confident that Mitt Romney will be a great President. But he’s still enjoying his time off the political stage and respectfully declined the invitation to go to Tampa.”

Asked if the former president had been invited to only attend or whether he was also asked to speak, Ford said the conversation didn’t get that far and the former president declined “before details were discussed.”

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012rncconvention; bds; bush; bush43; dubya; electoralpoison; nothanks; romney2012; w
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Not surprised in the least. This dope is still politically toxic nearly four YEARS after he left office and for good reason. The harm he inflicted on our country will take a long time to heal from.
1 posted on 07/20/2012 4:37:34 PM PDT by KantianBurke
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To: KantianBurke

Sounds like Bush Derangement Syndrome.


2 posted on 07/20/2012 4:40:19 PM PDT by Internet Walnut
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To: KantianBurke

Sure, George Bush had faults, but I would rather have him in the White House than the dictator wannabe we have now. He was 2000 times the leader. Obama doesn’t lead; he pontificates (and folds and attends fundraisers).


3 posted on 07/20/2012 4:47:01 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: KantianBurke
The harm he inflicted on our country will take a long time to heal from.

I'm sure I'm not the only one who would love to hear you elaborate.
4 posted on 07/20/2012 4:47:38 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

CFR, Medicare Part D, Operation Together Forward II, TARP, economic collapse, Amnesty, Harriet Miers...I could go on. You can choose to forget the past if you wish. I won’t.


5 posted on 07/20/2012 4:50:07 PM PDT by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: fatnotlazy

Golfs not folds. I gotta learn to proofread.


6 posted on 07/20/2012 4:50:31 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: fatnotlazy
Yes! At least he loves his country. He kept this country safe after 911 and as an ex-President he has shown a great deal of class in not criticizing the buffoon currently occupying the Whit House.
7 posted on 07/20/2012 4:50:49 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: KantianBurke

Don’t forget DHS and the TSA.


8 posted on 07/20/2012 4:51:21 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: KantianBurke

So do you think Romney will be better?


9 posted on 07/20/2012 4:51:25 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek
Some how Denny Hastert stole his veto pen.
10 posted on 07/20/2012 4:51:25 PM PDT by Blackirish
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To: KantianBurke

Just what effing harm would that be? You wouldn’t work for MSNBC would you? The harm inflicted on this country doing the Bush era, was caused by the lying dopes in the media.


11 posted on 07/20/2012 4:51:42 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: fatnotlazy

AND he’s an American.


12 posted on 07/20/2012 4:53:02 PM PDT by Internet Walnut
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To: KantianBurke

Obama got elected in part because the media savaged Bush. While Bush did a lot wrong he was/is a million time better than the turd that replaced him.
Why would Bush, or anyone, walk back into that mess?


13 posted on 07/20/2012 4:53:24 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: fatnotlazy

You don’t think Dubya’s systemic failure as President isn’t precisely WHY Obama is in office??


14 posted on 07/20/2012 4:54:00 PM PDT by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: KantianBurke

He is not a dope.
Appears you fell for the liberal talking points.


15 posted on 07/20/2012 4:54:00 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: cripplecreek

So do you think Romney will be better?


Romney is at least 3 times better than Obama.


16 posted on 07/20/2012 4:55:24 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: Toespi

I’ve got my issues with Bush but in my opinion he’s an honest man who did what he believed was right even though I disagree with some of it. Staying away from politics after leaving office is a long held tradition among honorable former presidents.

Calling him a dope is pure DUmmie territory.


17 posted on 07/20/2012 4:56:52 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: KantianBurke

Nice list.

Here is my list that I wrote down in the middle of Bush the milquetoast socialist (haha, I guess that’s better than being a hardboiled commie (like 000bama), so say the Bushbots...)

By fishtank...updated Dec. 6, 2006

Here’s what a “conservative” is supposed to be?

* Doing his very best to destroy American sovereignty by melding America into Mexico into Canada???

* George W. Bush (43): “I looked the man in the eye. I was able to get a sense of his soul.
I knew that President Putin was a man with whom I could work.”

* Allowed his wife to call a homosexual partner’s mom the “mother-in-law” ???

* Allowed the new Iraqi constitution to have a clause where no law would contradict Islam.

* Wanted to sell US port operations to Dubai - a nation that supports terror.

* Advocates a completely open border - to the detriment of national security.

* Calls the Minutemen “vigilantes”.

* Continually calls Islam a “religion of peace”.

* Pursues “free trade”, not fair trade. “Free trade” has not been very fair, so far.

* Supported Specter over Toomey.

* Told Hush to host Specter with softballs, and then Hush carries the water.

* Continually supported Linc Chaffee, and what did it win in the long run?

* Let Ted Kennedy write the education bill.

* Did nothing to rein in pork barrel government spending.

* In an exclusive interview with ABC News’ Charles Gibson, Bush said he believes that both Christians and Muslims worship the same God. “I think we do. We have different routes of getting to the Almighty,” Bush said.
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/story?id=193746&page=1

*****

* “Bosh said he would do the TARP all over AGAIN!!! I guess he has no problem using communism to try to rescue the free market...” (Nov. 12, 2010).

I’m listing the actions of the PRESIDENT (Bush), FYI.

From: Avoiding_Sulla “You can add to the list:”

* “never enforced the Beck decision as he had promised.
So that meant that for eight more long years the Dems got funding from unions to which they were not entitled. Republicans who were members of a union (whether they wanted to be or not) could still not effectively withhold that part of their union dues (under fair accounting standards) used to support the Democratic Party and its candidates and its associated NGOs.”

Subsequent to that non-performance, we have to endure
1) the unions trying to force “card check” on all American workers.
2) Harry Reid is about to force a vote in the lameduck session that forces all firemen and police into unions in every municipality no maatter their wishes nor the wishes of the local citizens. That is all tied to the unions having excess money stolen from non-democratic party members over .

* Enforced rules of engagement on our armed forces that bore a remarkable resemblance to police dept policies in any city ruled by liberals.

* Nominated his personal attorney, Janet Myers, to the Supreme Court.


18 posted on 07/20/2012 4:57:38 PM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: Leep

But that’s not what I asked is it?


19 posted on 07/20/2012 4:58:01 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Leep

“Obama got elected in part because the media savaged Bush.”

ROTFLMAO! Yeah it was the media that soured the American people on Dubya. The economic collapse and TARP which occurred on his watch had nothing to do with it. - rolls eyes -


20 posted on 07/20/2012 4:58:53 PM PDT by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: KantianBurke

You left out John Roberts.


21 posted on 07/20/2012 4:59:34 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: KantianBurke

Never saw this before ....

Yep, Bush was a Milquetoast.

22 posted on 07/20/2012 5:00:37 PM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: KantianBurke

Class and dignity is “politcally toxic?” It’s a shame but I think you’re right. Look at the clowns we have in the White House right now.


23 posted on 07/20/2012 5:05:08 PM PDT by sbMKE
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To: dfwgator

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-backroom/2900575/posts


24 posted on 07/20/2012 5:05:14 PM PDT by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: KantianBurke

The media has never gotten over Bush “stealing” the election from Gore....and they never will. Also let’s not forget the dot com bust and housing bust cannot be blamed on Bush.


25 posted on 07/20/2012 5:05:55 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: sbMKE

The “he was classy” argument for Dubya is the most obnoxious. Let me get this straight - since he wore a tie in the Oval office it’s cool that he and Ted Kennedy signed the No Child Left Behind Act? Less class, more small government conservatism please.


26 posted on 07/20/2012 5:07:51 PM PDT by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: Huskrrrr

“as an ex-President he has shown a great deal of class in not criticizing the buffoon currently occupying the Whit House.”

Maybe it’s not so much “a great deal of class” as it is “I don’t give a crap”. He could point out issues in subtle ways instead of opting out of all dialog.


27 posted on 07/20/2012 5:10:00 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: cripplecreek

But that’s not what I asked is it?


I doubt Romney will be any better than Bush. He will likely be worse because I haven’t seen or heard any hard evidence that he is not flaming lib job.
My minimum hope is Romney will get the economy going in the right direction and he won’t appoint communist as SCJ.
Other than that, I’m getting that same sick feeling I did about Romeny as I did in 2007 about Obama.

God save us all.


28 posted on 07/20/2012 5:10:11 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: KantianBurke

The whine is strong in this thread.


29 posted on 07/20/2012 5:12:17 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

So you signed onto this thread to whine, not surprised.


30 posted on 07/20/2012 5:15:28 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Internet Walnut
AND he’s an American.

Plus George W. Bush is an authentic, committed Christian. That alone places him in a completely different category than the current Islamist dishonoring the address at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.


31 posted on 07/20/2012 5:16:52 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: fatnotlazy
Sure, George Bush had faults, but I would rather have him in the White House than the dictator wannabe we have now.

Why is that always the standard answer? God forbid we aspire to electing an actual conservative. Bush is an idiot. He trusted Musharraf and Putin, with disastrous results. He took his shoes off in a filthy mosque and declared Islam "the religion of peace" while the WTC site was still smoldering (later we found out the Imam had links to Hamas) . Can you even imagine FDR taking his shoes off in a Shinto shrine after Pearl Harbor? He tried to push through illegal alien amnesty, and we can to shut his ass down cold. Even today, this pathetic assclown calls those of us who want to secure the border "xenophobes" (2009 SMU speech). He signed campaign finance reform, and we had to endure the 2006 and 2008 crushing losses in which we were vastly outspent before we got Citizens United. I cannot stand this man anymore. I despise his brother. NO MORE BUSHES EVER. PUT IT IN THE CONSTITUTION. (Clintons too). And damn right, no convention either, or for that Progressive pansy clown Juan McLame.

32 posted on 07/20/2012 5:17:31 PM PDT by montag813
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To: KantianBurke

The economic collapse and TARP which occurred on his watch had nothing to do with it. - rolls eyes -


You do not notice the difference in how the media covered Bush and how it covers Obama?
I’m not saying Bush didn’t bring some of it on himself but come on?
Beside the economic collapse and Tarp happened the last year in office.
Have you noticed Obama makes Bush look thrifty in comparison.
Have you noticed that our economy is not recovering?
Do you blame Bush for that?


33 posted on 07/20/2012 5:18:42 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: 1rudeboy

Wasn’t my prince who screwed this country seven ways from Sunday. It was yours.


34 posted on 07/20/2012 5:18:42 PM PDT by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: KantianBurke

I think Obama is in office because:

He’s black.
The housing crash just before the election.

A perfect storm.

The latter I blame mostly on dem legislation and their shenanigans with Freddie and Fanny.

Bush wasn’t running for re-election so I don’t think he, personally, is ‘precisely why Obama is in office.


35 posted on 07/20/2012 5:19:21 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: KantianBurke

I should have added John McCain to the mix.


36 posted on 07/20/2012 5:20:07 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: KantianBurke
I see the reason why Obama is occupying the white house is a media lambasting of President Bush combined with the constant message,that Obama was our Knight in Shining Armor who would save the world. And of course, the stupidity of the voters and their laziness in not really looking closer at this guy's record.
37 posted on 07/20/2012 5:21:41 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: D-fendr

“The housing crash just before the election.”

The buildup and the event happened on his watch. The buck stops with him. He failed in his duty and we are suffering the consequences.


38 posted on 07/20/2012 5:23:12 PM PDT by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: KantianBurke

I’m guessing we’ll see a lot more of G.W. when a ‘republican’ is President.


39 posted on 07/20/2012 5:26:03 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: KantianBurke

I’m guessing we’ll see a lot more of G.W. when a ‘republican’ is President.


40 posted on 07/20/2012 5:26:03 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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drivel.......

he opposed the democrat congress in their efforts to make bad loans mandatory and lacked the political power to prevail.


41 posted on 07/20/2012 5:26:57 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: fatnotlazy

42 posted on 07/20/2012 5:26:57 PM PDT by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: Toespi

How about the Patriot Act, and DHS? Two things that have created a permanent military nanny state that you and I will live with for the rest of our lives.


44 posted on 07/20/2012 5:29:39 PM PDT by hitchwolf
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To: KantianBurke
And along came this moron.

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All the brains and half the charm of Joe Biden.
45 posted on 07/20/2012 5:29:39 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: KantianBurke

You voting for Romney KantianBurke?


46 posted on 07/20/2012 5:30:11 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: Internet Walnut

Of course Bush isn’t showing up.

He was probably told to stay away....lol

Ya want Romney to lose?


47 posted on 07/20/2012 5:30:32 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: bert

Which political party controlled the House and Senate between 2002 and 2006? Hmmm...let me think...


48 posted on 07/20/2012 5:30:47 PM PDT by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: KantianBurke

And that’s the beauty of it, huh? Your fictitious prince does better, always.


49 posted on 07/20/2012 5:31:34 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: KantianBurke

Our choices were Bush or Kerry. Again, I didn’t get a real vote because it was decided before my state got a vote. Just like this time.


50 posted on 07/20/2012 5:32:33 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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