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George W. Bush on Gay Marriage, Immigration, and Why Obama Kept His Terrorism Policies
ABC News ^ | 7/7/2013 | Chris Good

Posted on 07/07/2013 9:11:35 AM PDT by markomalley

President George W. Bush cautioned against criticizing gay couples, saying in an interview on “This Week” that you shouldn’t criticize others “until you’ve examined your own heart.”

Bush had waded into the revitalized same-sex marriage debate last week - if only barely - in a comment to a reporter in Zambia, who asked whether gay marriage conflicts with Christian values.

“I shouldn’t be taking a speck out of someone else’s eye when I have a log in my own,” Bush said last week.

In an interview in Tanzania with ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl, the former president explained his comment further.

“I meant it’s very important for people not to be overly critical of someone else until you’ve examined your own heart,” Bush told Karl.

As president, Bush opposed gay marriage, and Republicans pushed ballot measures to ban it at the state level. The topic has seen rejuvenated discussion after the Supreme Court overturned the federal ban on same-sex marriage, the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: amnesty; amnesty4illegals; bush; bush43; bushbegone; doma; georgebush; georgewbush; goaway; homosexualagenda; jonathankarl; nomorebushes; tanzania; zambia
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Sounds like he's either moving toward Laura's position (and the Cheney's position) or he's already there but doesn't want to wade into it publicly.

Compassionate Conservatism...

1 posted on 07/07/2013 9:11:35 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

So because I sin, I should celebrate someone else’s sin?


2 posted on 07/07/2013 9:13:54 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: markomalley

Egads! He shouldn’t be talking “logs” and gay marriage in the same sentence. Go back under your rock!


3 posted on 07/07/2013 9:14:28 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: markomalley

““I meant it’s very important for people not to be overly critical of someone else until you’ve examined your own heart,” Bush told Karl.”

I examined my own heart and my heart couldn’t take these sick freaks raping and molesting children aka Boy Scouts.


4 posted on 07/07/2013 9:15:36 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: markomalley

More Pink Journalism from GLBTABCDisney. P.U.


5 posted on 07/07/2013 9:17:14 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: markomalley

Stay out the Bushes


6 posted on 07/07/2013 9:17:32 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: markomalley

I hate people without the balls to state their position.

Beating around the Bush takes on a whole new meaning.

Sounds like the log isn’t in your eye George, but somewhere else.


7 posted on 07/07/2013 9:19:00 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: ilovesarah2012
So because I sin, I should celebrate someone else’s sin?

A good point to ponder, indeed.

8 posted on 07/07/2013 9:19:14 AM PDT by scripter
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To: markomalley

He’s been sniffing the oil paints and taking instruction from his live in librarian.


9 posted on 07/07/2013 9:20:01 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: markomalley
Never forget that the name "Bush" is synonymous with "New World Order."

I have never cared about gays. They can do what they want.

The gays are doing to straight people what they accuse straight people of doing to them.

It is the deviants who are the bullies.

10 posted on 07/07/2013 9:20:20 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (This is a sarcasm tag for the retards unable to recognize sarcasm.)
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To: markomalley
Bush said immigration is important to pass because of a “broken system,” not to improve the Republican Party’s political standing among Latino voters.

“Good policy yields good politics, as far as I’m concerned,” Bush said.

In some ways, George Bush is the Jimmy Carter of the right.

President Bush, what system will exist that isn't broken, if presidents such as yourself don't enforce the laws that are there to make the system work smoothly?

DUH!

As for good policy yielding good politics, we'll see how politics are yielded after an immigration fiasco of this magnitude is passed.

The bad parts will be implemented before the ink is dry, and the good parts will become part of another 'broken system' that will need to be fixed in a decade once ten million more illegals are here.

Quit going to Eleanor Roosevelt to channel the sweatered one...

11 posted on 07/07/2013 9:21:11 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Breaking News: Hillary not running in 2016. Brain tumor found during recent colonoscopy...)
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To: markomalley
Sounds like he's either moving toward Laura's position (and the Cheney's position) or he's already there but doesn't want to wade into it publicly.

They weren't perfect, but heck, I'd take them back in a heartbeat right now.


12 posted on 07/07/2013 9:24:40 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Vaquero

Sound advice


13 posted on 07/07/2013 9:24:43 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: max americana
I examined my own heart and my heart couldn’t take these sick freaks raping and molesting children aka Boy Scouts.

Molestation is their reproduction method. Remember all hue and hoopla over the Matthew Sheppard robbery and murder and the near complete silence over the gruesome sex killing of Jesse Dirkhising?

14 posted on 07/07/2013 9:25:48 AM PDT by Stepan12
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“I have never cared about gays. They can do what they want.”

I do care when the gays want to adopt/purchase babies. That should not be allowed for the sake of the baby. If that opinion is MEAN, tough baloney. I care much more about that child that deserves a mommy and a daddy.


15 posted on 07/07/2013 9:27:07 AM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: markomalley

I’ve examined my own heart many times and always find something to examine even further. The thing is, I can thank God for His forgiveness each time - I agree with Him when I sin. Since the Bible is clear that same-sex sexual behavior is sin, those who engage in this behavior need to examine their own hearts. In addition, science doesn’t support the born-that-way theory... not that it matters from a biblical perspective.


16 posted on 07/07/2013 9:27:44 AM PDT by scripter
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To: Sioux-san

I meant I don’t care what they do with their sex organs.


17 posted on 07/07/2013 9:28:28 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (This is a sarcasm tag for the retards unable to recognize sarcasm.)
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To: markomalley
Bush said immigration is important to pass because of a “broken system,” not to improve the Republican Party’s political standing among Latino voters.

Complete garbage. No broken system. Just Obama AND his several predecessors who deliberately refused to enforce immigrations laws year-after-year.

W looks worse to many every time he opens his mouth, or maybe we're just gradually learning about how many things he lied about while seeking the presidency.

18 posted on 07/07/2013 9:29:45 AM PDT by Will88
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To: ilovesarah2012

No, because you sin, you should help delude others into thinking their sins aren’t sins... or something like that. Hard to keep up with these people.


19 posted on 07/07/2013 9:30:38 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: markomalley

It is easy to refer to those verses of the bible that tell how to view others sins versus your own sins. However, when doing so if you forget or intentionally ignore the the fundamental teaching of what sin is your reference is hypocrisy. I never used the Bushs as a model for rightious living.


20 posted on 07/07/2013 9:31:13 AM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I can tell you didn’t live through the AIDS crisis!


21 posted on 07/07/2013 9:31:37 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: markomalley

Compassionate Traitorism


22 posted on 07/07/2013 9:33:40 AM PDT by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: smoothsailing

Damned straight.


23 posted on 07/07/2013 9:33:45 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: markomalley

Georgy Jackass. But hes REALLY REALLY a nice guy.


24 posted on 07/07/2013 9:34:33 AM PDT by DManA
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To: miss marmelstein
I would think that somebody with your attitude would have welcomed it.
25 posted on 07/07/2013 9:35:43 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (This is a sarcasm tag for the retards unable to recognize sarcasm.)
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To: markomalley

Jesus didn’t condemn the woman caught in adultery but he also said go and sin no more. Gay Pride is promoting sin anyway its sliced. Christians can be loving, compassionate yet speak and hold to the truth that homosexuality is Biblically immoral. The Lord gives us all free choice but holds us accountable for what we choose. Christians would be remiss if they don’t lovingly speak out about sins that are actively promoted. We are to be light an salt to this dying world an corrupt culture. I should practice what I preach too being a less than stellar believer I must confess.


26 posted on 07/07/2013 9:36:08 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Just as long as we are not asked to condone or celebrate what they do with their gonads because it is dangerous to their health and to those bisexuals who bring it back into the general population. One big backlash is coming because this “condone & celebrate” has entered the workplace as a condition of employment - embrace Diversity!


27 posted on 07/07/2013 9:36:38 AM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: markomalley

He just cannot be quiet. His favorable ratings will fall; he went to right place to make this occur. He is a foolish man if he thinks he can overlook traditional marriage to make it into some type of a behavioral acceptance. Someone’s heart he says, no, think of the children who have no choice living in these type of behavioral situations. It’s not okay to use children as pawns to force a government to state what a family can be so a certain group can be made to have special rights. We’ve had that blueprint already for many years. To protect young children from being assaulted sexually. Gay relationships involve a sexual aspect.You can see women trying to become the male as the dad. Future problems, yes.

The Bush family have wanted amnesty for a long time. So, this current House will try to give that to him. The Bushes need to let a new generation move the country’s direction. This entire thing is to change the perception of God in our society. I would not ever vote for a Bush. GW gave us weak (fraudulent) Roberts. No more weak men or women to follow into the future.

Disgrace that man has messed up this experiment of America so much by this advancing this politically correctness or compassionate non conservative polices. Mr. Bush, you are no Reagan. The media doesn’t like you. Even when you actually say you agree with their polices.

For me, it shows one reason that you would not fight back to the hate of the media as you were on the right side of certain issues. Looks like you want their acceptance. Jeb would do the same, in my view. Such a bad turn of history to now come out to show your views as being liberal when millions voted for you as you promised that you were a conservative and would honor those polices. Sorry, I don’t need your lectures about my heart.


28 posted on 07/07/2013 9:38:15 AM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: markomalley
President George W. Bush cautioned against criticizing gay couples, saying in an interview on “This Week” that you shouldn’t criticize others “until you’ve examined your own heart.”

The "gay marriage issue" isn't about criticizing queers, George. You made the same simplistic mistake regarding border security and illegal aliens when you called them "good hearted people." In both cases it's about the law and the underlying principles not whether homosexuals or illegal aliens are likable or not. It's hard to believe that someone who was president for eight years could be so oblivious.

29 posted on 07/07/2013 9:40:50 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: markomalley

I dunno. I just don’t understand. I am basically libertarian. I know some homos, sorry, don’t use the word “gay”, ‘cuz that’s the problem

What they do, they can do, as long as it does not involve me, or pushed down my throat.

Sorry, marriage is the union between a man and a woman. Been so for several thousand of years. Homos cannot marry. I am not into Orwellian. They cannot reproduce. Simple logic. Therefore they have to recruit. Hence we got this nonsense of public schools saying it is normal and the celebrities in the media defending perversion.

I am at the point that I agree with the sodomy laws. I think pedophiles ought to be hung. Not the third strikeout rule. Touch a child, you are toast. A homo should not be a scout leader. Hang them. Public hangings were good, if used properly.

The founding fathers were correct. They based their beliefs on the Bible and on morality that was endowed to us by our Creator. Sorry, same sex marriage is not close. There is no such thing. It is perversion.

Greg.


30 posted on 07/07/2013 9:42:04 AM PDT by bobo1 (the KDE plasma desktop is awesome!)
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To: markomalley

I don’t care what you have to say, W., I’ve heard enough out of you and your idiot ridden family.


31 posted on 07/07/2013 9:42:43 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Sioux-san

Of course. That’s why I said it is the deviants who are the bullies.


32 posted on 07/07/2013 9:45:24 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (This is a sarcasm tag for the retards unable to recognize sarcasm.)
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To: markomalley

Sell-out. Classic Bush.


33 posted on 07/07/2013 9:45:47 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: markomalley

As W reveals more about himself now that he’s not seeking public office, what are the odds that he was ever even pro-life? Few of the Bushes ever were. Was W, or was that just the postion Rove told him to take as a bone to those referred to as the “Christian Right” in those years?


34 posted on 07/07/2013 9:46:02 AM PDT by Will88
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To: markomalley
I meant it’s very important for people not to be overly critical of someone else until you’ve examined your own heart,” Bush told Karl.

Dubya is so morally superior to us non-NWO types. We obviously don't know anything about anything.

35 posted on 07/07/2013 9:47:20 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (This is a sarcasm tag for the retards unable to recognize sarcasm.)
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There is a small park here in W Hollywood (actually a road curve) that’s named after Sheppard. I have a lot of fun with these freaks and explain with facts that Sheppard was robbed with no knowledge he was a homo. They just..could not accept it and call me a bigot. ;)


36 posted on 07/07/2013 9:47:30 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Sioux-san

Gays and leftists are so giddy lately thinking they are winning the PR battles and obtaining their ‘special rights’. Feel bad for them because the wages of sin is death. Unrepentant sins have a bad outcome and today’s giddy joy will result in harsh, painful endings sooner or later. Hell is an awful destination for anyone. Being humble, confession of sins, repenting and faith through Jesus Christ is the solution that the unwise reject.


37 posted on 07/07/2013 9:47:51 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: markomalley
I am a Sinner
This does not mean that Sin is Good, Wise, or to be Commended

I am an Alcoholic
This does not mean that I teach Alcoholism as
Good, Wise, or to be Commended
It is to be Repented, Confessed, and Penance done

The Apostle Paul in Romans 1, under the New Law,
is Blunt on the Subject of Perversion

One May be Homosexual
But is is Sin, like any other
This does not mean that one teaches Homosexuality as
Good, Wise, or to be Commended
It is to be Repented, Confessed, and Penance done

Like All Sins

Yes, I have many Beams in my Eyes
So do You

Public Acts of Alcoholism are, to a varying degree, discouraged
Not Codified in Law as Good, Wise, or to be Commended
Alcoholism where there is harm to others, is a
Misdemeanor or Felony

The Law Here should apply the same to Homosexuality

38 posted on 07/07/2013 9:50:20 AM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: TigersEye

No one asked him to criticize gay couples.

“...In a comment to a reporter in Zambia, who asked whether gay marriage conflicts with Christian values...”

They asked Bush if gay marriage conflicts with Christian values and he wouldn’t answer the question.

No one is criticizing homosexuals for living together. They can already do that in civil unions. I guess he is okay with homosexuals adopting and raising children. That’s the real question here.


39 posted on 07/07/2013 9:57:01 AM PDT by FR_addict
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To: markomalley

The first President Bush helped give us Clinton.

The second President Bush helped give us Obama.

A third President Bush can’t help us.


40 posted on 07/07/2013 9:57:27 AM PDT by WestTexasWend
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To: tflabo

Well, I’m sure the homosexual SS thought it was a new day! They didn’t know they were useful tools and would quickly be put down. I assume the same will happen when the Revolution finally arrives on our shores. Revolutions are usually pretty puritanical.


41 posted on 07/07/2013 10:03:08 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: markomalley

I remember cringing when Bush first used the term “Compassionate Conservative”.

In two words he branded Conservatives as heartless, unfeeling meanies, just like the Liberals have always portrayed us. Bush handed them a gift with that line.


42 posted on 07/07/2013 10:04:32 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (They can follow the Communist, I'll follow the Constitution...)
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To: ilovesarah2012

[[[So because I sin, I should celebrate someone else’s sin?]]]

Celebrate? Yes. That is what the media mafia is demanding that we do.

Actually Bush’s comment about a log in his eye was a typical Bush malapropism — born of laziness and goofiness. He was too lazy to craft a statement that makes sense. When he spoke off the cuff, the natural Bush goofiness kicked in.

No serious conservative or Christian would argue that we should not condemn gay marriage simply because straights get too many divorces. Only Bush would say such a nonsensical thing.


43 posted on 07/07/2013 10:05:29 AM PDT by heye2monn
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To: bobo1

Good thing there is no possibility for homo dentition. Imagine chewing with a set of two upper arch teeth (maxillas) or a set of two lowers (mandibles)? Quite impossible and fodder material for the theatre of the absurd. Yet so many wise idiots of this modern era promote that same absurdity as their rallying banner for ‘Equality’. They dare trample on the design given by the Master Creator of the Universe. How STUPID and DUMB is that? VERY.


44 posted on 07/07/2013 10:05:40 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: markomalley

Bush:Obama = whale sh1t:lower than whale sh1t


45 posted on 07/07/2013 10:07:02 AM PDT by PatHimself
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To: ilovesarah2012
Homos want one thing - - to jam a thumb in the eye of normal people. Never forget that.
It's what their whole gay "marriage" tantrum is about.

There's a reason kids today still use phrases like, "That's so gay," as a deragatory comment. It has nothing to do with their upbringing or home environment, and is actually in direct contradiction to what the government schools relentlessly beat into them. Even the constant efforts of the decadent movie / television / news-soundbite culture to "normalize" homosexuality fail miserably when it comes to children.

No. Kids understand naturally, instinctively, that there is just something sick about a man pushing his penis into another man's anus full of turd. It's one of those things nobody needs to teach, and it is why homos instinctively feel ashamed of what they are and what they do, and why they suffer the tears of a clown even as they march with fake smiles in fake "pride" parades.

46 posted on 07/07/2013 10:09:19 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: tflabo

Bingo.


47 posted on 07/07/2013 10:09:32 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: tflabo

Of course you are correct! But how can we get these idiots to listen?


48 posted on 07/07/2013 10:11:49 AM PDT by bobo1 (the KDE plasma desktop is awesome!)
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To: markomalley

Nothing all that new here. He is and always has been a fake conservative and a genuine liberal fool.


49 posted on 07/07/2013 10:13:48 AM PDT by Pelham (Deportation is the law. When it's not enforced you get California)
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To: Lancey Howard

So true.


50 posted on 07/07/2013 10:15:14 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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