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They miss Bush in Africa
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Posted on 07/03/2013 9:01:48 PM PDT by chessplayer

George W. Bush isn’t a man to gloat. If we were, his message to Africans, as he visits the continent at the same time as President Obama, would be: “Miss me yet?”

The answer, according to the Washington Post, is a resounding “yes.” Consider this passage from the Post’s story “Bush AIDS policies shadow Obama in Africa”:

[A]cross this continent, many Africans wish Obama was more like Bush in his social and health policies, particularly in the fight against HIV/AIDS — one of the former president’s signature foreign policy aid programs. Bush poured billions of dollars into the effort to combat the spread of the disease that once threatened to consume a generation of young Africans, and as Obama has spent two days touring South Africa, the shadow of his predecessor has trailed him.

Obama’s words have carried him far in America. But on matters of life and death, actions speak much louder than even Obama’s words. In South Africa, Bush’s actions helped reduce the HIV infection rate by 30 percent and put nearly 2 million people on antiretroviral drugs.

Obama, by contrast, produced a budget last year that reduces AIDS funding globally by roughly $214 million, the first time an American president has reduced the U.S. commitment to fighting the epidemic. He has proposed additional cuts for 2014.

Hillary Thulare of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation summarized the situation this way:

Knowing that Africa has many challenges, with fighting AIDS being one of the biggest challenges, we were really expecting President Obama to continue where President Bush had left off. But it’s been a disappointment. Obama is retreating on AIDS and, by this, retreating on Africa.

So, yes, they miss Bush in Africa. And all of Obama’s efforts to bask in the glory of Nelson Mandela won’t change this.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bush; disaster; george; neveragain; owf; rino
Bush made mistakes. Iraq, Patriot Act for two. But you always got the feel that he was sincere, not a phony like whats-his-name.
1 posted on 07/03/2013 9:01:48 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

He should move there and take Jeb with him.


2 posted on 07/03/2013 9:03:11 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: chessplayer

Didn’t Obama claim to have quadrupled what Bush did? Obama’s zealotry in favor of homosexuality isn’t exactly helpful in trying to stop the spread of HIV and AIDS either.


3 posted on 07/03/2013 9:04:41 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: chessplayer

Yes, but Bush’s billions for AIDS and Hussein’s billions for development is way too much of our tax dollars.


4 posted on 07/03/2013 9:05:45 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Verginius Rufus

leftists do not care about the spread of HIV and AIDS, did you never see the pamphlet that Planned Parenthood hands out to HIV infected yutes?

It encourages them to keep having sex and not tell their partners if that would mean they couldn’t have sex.

http://ippf.org/resource/Healthy-Happy-and-Hot-young-peoples-guide-rights

I think its a felony in every state for a person infected to lie about it to get sex, but PP calls it a “right”


5 posted on 07/03/2013 9:08:24 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: chessplayer

Tough luck, Africa. Sucks to be you.


6 posted on 07/03/2013 9:09:05 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: chessplayer

The US really doesn’t miss the Arbustos much.


7 posted on 07/03/2013 9:11:22 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: chessplayer

8 posted on 07/03/2013 9:12:51 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40

Great photo!


9 posted on 07/03/2013 9:18:59 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: South40

Isn’t it nice, he’s not the least concerned about the “photo op?” Maybe next time he can borrow MO’s $600 running shoes instead of wearing the beat-up ones he’s got on in this pic.


10 posted on 07/03/2013 9:23:40 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: BenLurkin

At least Bush’s AIDS program was effective — and, by all reports I’ve seen, very cost-effective too. If you’re going to spend money on foreign aid anyhow, it’s a nice bonus if it actually helps improve the situation.


11 posted on 07/03/2013 9:29:36 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: chessplayer

I realize that Bush sets a great example and he is not afraid to get his hands dirty. But is he what Africa really needs — more cheap labor?


12 posted on 07/03/2013 9:33:30 PM PDT by Zuse
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To: chessplayer

13 posted on 07/03/2013 9:39:01 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: clearcarbon

lol!


14 posted on 07/03/2013 9:41:18 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

They miss Nixon and Agnew in America, compared to what we have now.


15 posted on 07/03/2013 9:58:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: sickoflibs

Dubya—return to me!


16 posted on 07/03/2013 9:59:34 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: latina4dubya
RE:”Dubya—return to me!”

LOL, He's married I think :)

17 posted on 07/03/2013 10:04:08 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: sickoflibs

And You, also


18 posted on 07/03/2013 10:14:55 PM PDT by cliff630 (Insanity is relative. It depends on who has who locked up in what cage,)
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To: cliff630; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; Gilbo_3; NFHale; Impy; stephenjohnbanker; Perdogg; ...
RE :”They miss Bush in Africa, .......
He (GWB) should move there and take Jeb with him.”
.....
And You, also”

Things I don’t miss about George W. Bush (By Michelle Malkin • February 9, 2010 02:04)

1) joined with open-borders progressives McCain and Kennedy to try to force shamnesty down our throats;

2) massively expanded the federal role in education;

3) championed the Medicare prescription drug entitlement using phony math;

4) kowtowed to the jihadi-enabling Saudis;

5) stocked DHS with incompetents and cronies;

6) pushed Hillarycare for housing;

7) enabled turncoat Arlen Specter;

8. nominated crony Harriet Myers to the Supreme Court;

9) pre-socialized the economy for Obama by embracing TARP, the auto bailouts, the AIG bailout, and in his own words:


19 posted on 07/03/2013 10:29:14 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: sickoflibs

Bush did a photo op with Obama so I’m not surprised other photos are being posted here to take the heat off.

George W Bush decided in 2008 that the government had to take taxpayer dollars and bail out businesses. The government was “saving the free enterprise system” we were told at the time.

It was the beginning of a policy that Barack Obama would carry on with gusto, adding more billions and trillions to our national debt.

GEORGE W BUSH IS SLOW MOTION OBAMA AND I DON’T WANT HIM BACK


20 posted on 07/03/2013 10:29:15 PM PDT by Nextrush (A BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN ARE AT THE TOP OF MY LIST)
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To: Nextrush
RE:”GEORGE W BUSH IS SLOW MOTION OBAMA AND I DON’T WANT HIM BACK”

You were a few minutes early, enjoy :#19

21 posted on 07/03/2013 10:31:36 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: sickoflibs; cliff630; stephenjohnbanker

And George P. and Jebby. And Rove, Cheney, Cheney’s lesbian daughter, Cheney’s lesbian’s daughter’s girlfriend, John Roberts and his biggest legacy, Barack H. Obama. One way ticket to Kinshasa for the lot of them.


22 posted on 07/03/2013 10:38:29 PM PDT by Impy (Bring back the spoils system.)
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To: sickoflibs

Bingo. The dumb loser wasn’t content to waste money and lives in Iraq - spent millions on Africa to combat aids. Using OUR tax dollars as his personal charity trove.


23 posted on 07/03/2013 10:39:26 PM PDT by ZULU ((See: http://gatesofvienna.net/) Obama, do you hear me?)
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To: South40

Yeah, President George W. Bush, was being deeply loved and respected in that shot. Good choice. I like all the white folks on the perimeter. Kinda like minders, for a political photo op. No?


24 posted on 07/03/2013 10:41:00 PM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: Nextrush; cliff630; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; Impy; stephenjohnbanker; ZULU; Gilbo_3; NFHale; ...
RE :”Bush did a photo op with Obama so I’m not surprised other photos are being posted here to take the heat off.”

You lie, a true blue conservative like GWB would do a photo-op with Obama??? never !!


25 posted on 07/03/2013 10:43:14 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: chessplayer

Let’s see, Obama thinks Africans should get AIDS, not have Cars and forego Air Conditioning to save the Planet. Got it.


26 posted on 07/03/2013 10:44:33 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (They can follow the Communist, I'll follow the Constitution...)
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To: South40

Just look at that Creepy Ass Cracka sitting with all those Black Folks that he and his Republican buddies hate.

Who does he think he is anyway, a former President? LOL


27 posted on 07/03/2013 10:47:36 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (They can follow the Communist, I'll follow the Constitution...)
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To: sickoflibs
Reagan with Carter and Nixon


28 posted on 07/03/2013 10:49:49 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

Carter looks outnumbered in that photo.


29 posted on 07/03/2013 10:52:53 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: sickoflibs
Carter looks outnumbered in that photo.

Obama looks outnumbered in yours (2 white, 1 brown) :)

30 posted on 07/03/2013 10:59:47 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
RE :”Obama looks outnumbered in yours (2 white, 1 brown) :) “

Bush joining a Democrat social gathering w two Dems Carter and Obama.

The other was Carter joining three Rs : Reagan, Ford, and Nixon.

This one is heartwarming


31 posted on 07/03/2013 11:10:31 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

When you post a picture of Reagan hugging Obama (that’s real) I am going to freak out!


32 posted on 07/03/2013 11:30:06 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: sickoflibs

My point was that Presidents always pose with other Presidents — nothing new. But I don’t remember Reagan hugging Carter.


33 posted on 07/04/2013 1:31:50 AM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: chessplayer

Great article. I think the 2016 third party candidate should focus on something like this. It is not what a man says out loud and in front of the cameras, it is what he does with little prompting. Of course our Constitutional Republic has reached a point where it is failing and we have mob rule, but this is a great reminder. The Emperor has no clothes.


34 posted on 07/04/2013 3:19:50 AM PDT by momincombatboots (Back to West by G-d Virginia.)
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To: chessplayer
Obama, by contrast,produced a budget last year that reduces AIDS funding globally by roughly $214 million, the first time an American president has reduced the U.S. commitment to fighting the epidemic.

True, but Obama HAS increased funding to Al Qaeda, something Bush DID NOT do.

35 posted on 07/04/2013 3:29:24 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: chessplayer

They just miss the money he confiscated from us and sent there.


36 posted on 07/04/2013 4:13:30 AM PDT by raybbr (I weep over my sons' future in this Godforsaken country.)
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To: raybbr
They just miss the money he confiscated from us and sent there.

Bingo. Bush is a grand humanitarian at taxpayer expense.

37 posted on 07/04/2013 4:17:15 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: chessplayer

According to Bono,Bush save 5 million lives there.
So of course Obama goes and tells them Gays should be allowed to marry,great make aids spread as one more,what an ass


38 posted on 07/04/2013 4:52:03 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: chessplayer

“Bush poured billions of dollars into the effort to combat the spread of the disease”

Yeah, it came out of his own pocket.

Everywhere this clown went, he was “pledging” billions here and billions there. Foreign welfare, domestic boondoggles, it didn’t matter, just so long as he was spending our money. Billions for African AIDs, but he couldn’t seem to find the money to close our southern border.

He can stay in Africa as far as I am concerned.


39 posted on 07/04/2013 5:49:17 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: sickoflibs
this is the real heartwarming pic:


40 posted on 07/04/2013 6:47:39 AM PDT by castlebrew (Gun Control means hitting where you're aiming!))
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To: chessplayer

About 3% of the country HAVE ANY CLUE as to what Bush accomplished in Africa. Even for people that don’t agree with the policy, one has to admire what he did, and how quietly he did it. Even Dems are blown away when they find out what he did.


41 posted on 07/04/2013 3:09:51 PM PDT by BobL (To us it's a game, to them it's personal - therefore they win.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
RE :”My point was that Presidents always pose with other Presidents — nothing new. But I don’t remember Reagan hugging Carter”

Martha gave GW that extra dose of compassion. But after the Iraq war turned sour and the economy dived few seemed to appreciate it

‘I am the decider’

‘So you at the signing’

‘Stay the course’

42 posted on 07/04/2013 8:42:37 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: sickoflibs

” ‘I am the decider’”

Yeah, now Obama has taken your intrusive govt, and turned it all on the people.

‘See you at the signing’”

PUKEMAO


43 posted on 07/05/2013 9:32:31 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The RINO/amnesty argument goes like this: 1) If we pander to Hispanics, we will save the GOP, at le)
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To: Impy; Nextrush; cliff630; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; ZULU; Gilbo_3; NFHale

” And George P. and Jebby. And Rove, Cheney, Cheney’s lesbian daughter, Cheney’s lesbian’s daughter’s girlfriend, John Roberts and his biggest legacy, Barack H. Obama. One way ticket to Kinshasa for the lot of them.”

And the whole family (after having disappeared for 5 years) is back in the media boosting amnesty.


44 posted on 07/05/2013 9:35:27 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The RINO/amnesty argument goes like this: 1) If we pander to Hispanics, we will save the GOP, at le)
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