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Voting against Bushes is an act of love
dailycaller.com ^ | 4/17/14 | W. James Antle III

Posted on 04/18/2014 8:27:16 AM PDT by cotton1706

A popular online dictionary offers four definitions for the word “bushed.”

The first is “overgrown with bushes.” The second is “exhausted, tired out.” The third is a Canadian colloquialism meaning “mentally unbalanced as a result of prolonged residence in a sparsely inhabited region.”

Each of these definitions seems to describe the Republican Party’s feeling about the Bush family. If that’s not true and the GOP nominates Jeb Bush for president — the third Bush since 1988 — then perhaps the fourth definition applies: “unable to find one’s direction; lost; confused.”

There’s a case to be made that George H.W. Bush is an underrated president, especially compared to the mediocrities and worse who have occupied the White House in recent years. In fact, I’ve made that case. But Bush 41, like Richard Nixon, mostly combined shrewd foreign-policy dealings with liberal domestic policy achievements.

It’s no accident that a recent New York Times reappraisal of Papa Bush’s single term in office mostly features Democrats — and a longtime Bush family employee — singing his praises.

George W. Bush promoted some conservative domestic policies, though they were largely the right-wing equivalent of school uniforms and midnight basketball. His tax cuts and pro-life initiatives were coupled with massive federal spending, including the biggest new entitlement program since LBJ. And of course his Iraq war was a a blunder that derailed his presidency.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections
Those that love Liberty can't possibly love Aristocracy!

George Bush wanted to be chosen for vice-president when Spiro Anew resigned, but Nixon instead chose Gerald Ford. George Bush wanted to be chosen vice-president when Richard Nixon resigned but Gerald Ford instead chose Nelson Rockefeller. George Bush wanted to be chosen to be vice-president when Gerald Ford was running in 1976, but Ford instead chose Bob Dole. Bush wanted to be president in 1980 but was beaten by Reagan, and then was finally made vice-president. After 8 years as vice-president, George Bush was made president, then ran again in 1992 and lost. Eight years later George Bush won the presidency (barely) and then barely again in 2004. And now Jeb Bush wants to be president.

Over 40 years of these people vying for either of the two tickets is enough!!

1 posted on 04/18/2014 8:27:16 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Why won’t Moses talk to the Bushes?

Because the last time he, he ended wandering in the Desert for 40 years.

LOL


2 posted on 04/18/2014 8:31:08 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: cotton1706
Voting against Bushes is an act of love

An extreme act of love! (Don't let the stage name fool ya!) Voting against Jeb would be an honor!

3 posted on 04/18/2014 8:33:12 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: cotton1706

Great article. I have a couple of quibbles within it, but as a summary it is short, sweet and true.


4 posted on 04/18/2014 8:42:48 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: cotton1706
yeah but getting another Clinton would be peachy right?.....

Dubya did spend too much and did enlarge the govt....but he also was a stout defender or our military, he PRAYED, and he loved his wife...and right now he's living a quiet life on his ranch.....he was a MAN at least...a good man...a too liberal man,yes, but I don't question his character...and I felt safe at night....

does anyone feel safe at night any longer?...with the Nevada attrocity?...with Jews being regulated in Ukraine?...with bammey forcing national health "care" on us?....

wake up people....don't compare anything the Bush's have done with anything bammey and clintoon have done...its like comparing American Apple Pie with ice cream with dung from camels...and not even that close...

5 posted on 04/18/2014 8:42:57 AM PDT by cherry
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To: cherry
While there might be a marginal slowing of the path to destruction with a Jeb Bush, than with another Clinton; the difference is only marginal.

Frankly, the only difference that is meaningful, in an historic sense; is that Jeb "might"--it is not certain--appoint someone slightly more Conservative to the Supreme Court. But his immigration policy would rapidly have the effect of washing out that possible advantage, in a rather short time frame.

Consider how confused George W. was on immigration, and George didn't even think sneaking over the border was an "act of love." (See Reply To President Bush on Immigration.)

William Flax

6 posted on 04/18/2014 8:54:19 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: cherry
.with the Nevada attrocity?

Ruby Ridge was on Bush I's watch.

7 posted on 04/18/2014 8:56:06 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: cherry

“wake up people....don’t compare anything the Bush’s have done with anything bammey and clintoon have done...”

They have each faithfully handed the baton of diminished liberty, prosperity and sovereignty to their ‘colleague’ across the aisle since Bush 1.

“does anyone feel safe at night any longer?...with the Nevada attrocity?”

I know. It was like Ruby Ridge during the Clinton administration. Oh wait... that was George Herbert Walker Bush’s watch.

Anyway, things would not be so bad without Obama’s militarization of law enforcement, like TSA and other Department of Homeland Security thugs. Oh wait... That was George Walker Bush.

Oh well... Third time is the charm?


8 posted on 04/18/2014 8:56:53 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: cotton1706
And of course his Iraq war was a a blunder that derailed his presidency.

BS.

The LIES about the war told by the 'Rats and their fawning allies in the drive-by media derailed his presidency, and nitwits in the administration like Rove put a stop to any real, vigorous defense of the policy.

With that said, I would never vote for a Bush again. Ever.

9 posted on 04/18/2014 9:08:38 AM PDT by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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G.W. also pushed the super expensive Prescription Drug benefit and the “No Child Left Behind” education bill (both written by Ted Kennedy).

Pappa Bush was the one who signed the “American With Disabilities Act” which has proved to be a fiscal disaster, now that rat lawyers can file charges against anyone living on a mountain for not having a street curb cutout. It goes on and on.

10 posted on 04/18/2014 9:24:50 AM PDT by Flavious_Maximus
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To: cotton1706

“George H.W. Bush is an underrated president, ... liberal domestic policy achievements.”

Like banning `evil’ assault weapons. We don’t need any more Bushes.


11 posted on 04/18/2014 9:26:47 AM PDT by tumblindice (Are all Democrats inveterate, habitual liars?)
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To: cherry

yeah but getting another Clinton would be peachy right?.....


Instead of a choosing between evils I want something better.


12 posted on 04/18/2014 9:30:45 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

Clinton might not get the full nomination and might not end up elected. People are tired of her and tired of her family and tired of her constant open determination to become the first female President of the United States.

She’s been proving herself to be a disaster in the politics and defense of our country and it’s boring seeing her face all the time, every time. I think the real chance is that the Democrats are going to put her aside (I hope) and find someone who will do a lot better with less baggage.


13 posted on 04/18/2014 9:33:17 AM PDT by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: CorporateStepsister

I think the real chance is that the Democrats are going to put her aside (I hope) and find someone who will do a lot better with less baggage.


Are you saying you want a Democrat to win?


14 posted on 04/18/2014 10:35:46 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

No; thing is, that the Democrats are acting just like Republicans, rehashing the same old people from the same families.


15 posted on 04/18/2014 2:54:28 PM PDT by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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