Skip to comments.As Bush Settles Into Dallas, Golf Tees and Family Time Now Trump Politics
Posted on 11/03/2013 5:45:11 PM PST by MamzelleEdited on 11/03/2013 5:52:21 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
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I agree with you entirely; he was one of the worst of all Republican presidents, next to Harding, hands-down worst Republican president of the 20th century. I was never convinced that he was very intelligent, either. His actions and words since leaving office have done nothing to dispel my doubts.
So, how did that tax cut work out for ya’?
Well, unless he sees another chance to push amnesty for illegal aliens which now seems to have been the issue that meant more to him than any other.
He's broken his supposed silence several times to give another push for amnesty, and I expect we'll hear from him again when that issue is resurrected for the umpteenth time.
How did his tax cuts work out? Somewhat better than his TARP giveaway of trillions to Wall Street to cover THEIR failures.
Trillions, huh? So you don’t remember the size of your tax cut, and don’t remember the size of TARP1. Par for the course.
I thought it curious that they take up residence IN Dallas after they leave the White House.
What happened to the ranch?
” privately worried about the rise of the Tea Party”
Uh huh, right, NYT
Of course anything from the New York Slimes is suspect, but the fact that he donated to Lindsay Graham means he is not staying out of politics. He has chosen his side.
Of course he’s worried about the Tea Party......The rise of the Tea Party blocks their plans to impose a family dynasty.
When are you returning to Tallahassee, Jeb?
Yeah, because heavens knows that angle, odonnell, akin, and mourdock were all great freaking ideas. we get those seats back, and its a different senate.
Ridiculous. Are you suggesting there are no lightweights in the Dem caucus? The difference is the DNC and Dems fight to win. They pull losers like Rep. Guam Is Sinking across the finish line. OTOH, GOP pantywaists can’t wait to back stab conservatives, cut and run, etc..
Folks like you and the GOP establishment that push progressives would rather lose than govern conservatively. That’s the real problem right there.
When are you writing a new book, Mr. Alinsky?
For me, there were 3 telling moments in 2005 which proved to me that "W's compassionate conservatism" would never evolve into something the conservative GOP base would ever embrace.
1. JAN 2005 - He said in effect that he had earned points and was ready to cash them in. He really cursed himself with that statement.
2. 5/01/2005 - The illegal alien Hispanics out west really started protesting for amnesty on May Day.
3. AUG 2005 - Hurricane Katrina was an absolute public relations disaster for "W" from which he never recovered.
But he won't stay out because after W himself and Juan McCain, Lindsey is the biggest amnesty pusher among prominent Republicans. And amnesty pushing is the issue W cares about more than any other as he has proven time and again.
No, anyone that would write that spineless, unprovable sentence is the problem. as soon as you admit a purity test, I can rub you out with the same eraser you want to dismiss other conservatives that don't meet your personal approval.
don't be fooled. There's nothing special abut you. you help set off a feeding frenzy, it will just as easily devour you.
Worried about the tea party and not the country headed to ruin. Stay classy bush.
And double lucky that it wasn't Algore.
Hell, even the Democrats were privately happy that it was GWB who had to deal with 9/11 and not their guy...
I think it's because most Americans feel a little guilty about hiring people to wait on them...so they become paternalistic. Rather than acknowledge their lazy ways, they start thinking that they're performing some kind of charity by hiring people to make their beds and swab their toilets.
I don't mind people having servants unless they have to open up the borders and let in the cartel and terrorists.
So, Laura, why can't you just make your own bed? Buy a Roomba?
Keep in mind this is the New York Times.
Fantastic. Waiting for you to post about the Bush compound in Uruguay, next.
That was exactly my first thought. Whatever opinion anyone has of him, he prevented us from the abuse of BOTH Algore and Kerry. For that reason alone, I will always defend him.
So just because he did something right 10 years ago, means he’s immune from criticism?
Were we? Politically, 9/11 was the best thing to happen for W. It drew the nation's attention to the terrorism issue for several years and drew its attention away from many other things W was doing. It also made him much safer and comfortable in 2004 compared to John Kerry or any Dim.
Without 9/11, I don't think W would have been reelected. He won only by a close contest in Ohio. During his second term he mostly insulted the base and frittered away Republican majorities in Congress, resulting in the disasters of 2006 and 2012 which put Obama in the WH.
And the bottom line is, 9/11 still occurred on his watch, even though Clinton certainly deserved the Lion’s share of the blame.
Nah, he’s not immune. I did not like his Part D entitlement. And I hated his bailout. But to say he was a complete disaster is crazy when you think of what President Gore would have done, or President Kerry.
Like saying that life under Hitler was better than life under Stalin would have been.
“It also made him much safer and comfortable in 2004 “
That was the first election I ever voted in, and I remember everyone being a nervous wreck. Everyone had forgotten about 9/11 by Nov ‘04.
I have observed more than my share of affluent Texas women who don't like spending their money on legitimate cleaning services or legally available nannies and maids. They like paying low wages to subservient and sometimes desperate illegals who work harder and make few demands. This used to be despised, and the nice Anglo ladies didn't like the stigma. So they set about changing the stigma of semi-slavery by lobbying for open borders.
Social justice and somebody to clean the bathroom. And you can do a search on the Bush dog walker.
Yes, we can at least say: Gore and/or Kerry would have been worse.
And at least most of W's defenders seem to have gotten away from bragging about his wonderful SCOTUS appointments, neither of which were actually his first choices.
Sometimes things are what they are. We don’t have a third choice.
Yeah, right. Your panties are in a wad. I get it.
Yeah I think Judas Roberts cured them of that.
W just stuffed a lot of cash in Graham’s panties...
I was so happy about Roberts. I thought we were buying a good 30 or 40 years of good conservative leadership in the court. I still don’t understand what the hell happened there.
He seemed either blackmailed or bought. Maybe someday we’ll know.
Maybe you should stuff Graham’s panties?
And some still have to be reminded now and then that Alito was not W's first choice, and wouldn't be on the court if there hadn't been an uprising of protest against Harriet Miers.
Maybe you should vote Ron Paul?
Is there any truth that you know of about him cheating (or something to that effect) on the adoption of his kids? It seems too conpiratorial to me, but the whole thing makes no sense.
If he runs against Lindsey Graham, I will.
Normal Americans Elected Obama, not once, but twice. Normal Americans support Abortion Rights, they don't like it, but the Left has convinced them that Women must have a Choice.
Normal Americans think the Evil Rich owe them a living. They think Self Responsibility ends for those who haven't won “Life's Lottery”, to quote Bill Clinton.
Normal Americans are cool with Homosexuality because otherwise they would be Judgmental, and we can't have that. That same fear of being Judgmental extends to out of Wedlock Children, Substance Abuse, Inappropriate Behavior, Inappropriate Attire, use of Profanity in Public Venues, Tasteless Entertainment, the list is endless.
Normal as we think of it is Old School, our Society has devolved into New School, if I may paraphrase a certain Witness in an Assault and Battery Case that rendered the Perpetrator room temperature. Of course, people will disagree, but Preaching to the Choir in a Church full of empty Pews will do nothing to change the perception of the new Normal...
Yes, Roberts has been a shock to many. And even though some here have written Ann Coulter off, she was one of the few to express objections to Roberts when he was nominated.
Demographics is Destiny.
I echo those nagging feelings but please keep it between you and me.
There was some suggested threat to that adoption...don’t know. Now Obamacare is the threat. I’d love to see Roberts lose his cushy govt insurance.
Boy, did this thread take a turn toward the retarded.
Roberts was blackmailable over the illegal adoption of his Irish kids, that much is known and has been verified. To be blackmailable in his position is quite sufficient, no heads of unfortunate horses are required to soil anyone’s bed.