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In Celebration of George W. Bush’s Birthday, Here Are 15 of His Classiest and Most Classic Moments
Independent Journal Review ^ | July 6, 2014 | Justen Charters

Posted on 07/06/2014 12:11:42 PM PDT by EveningStar

George W. Bush’s 68th birthday is today.

In honor of the 43rd President of the United States, here are fifteen of his most classic and classiest moments:

(Excerpt) Read more at ijreview.com ...


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KEYWORDS: birthday; bush; bush43; dubya; georgewbush; gwb; happybirthday
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1 posted on 07/06/2014 12:11:42 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

I miss GW Bush. Not our best president but compared to the current one, he’s Ronald Reagan times 10. A very decent man who actually cared for our country.


2 posted on 07/06/2014 12:13:38 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: SamAdams76

Don’t miss him one bit.
Were it not for him this jerk would be a little more harmless.


3 posted on 07/06/2014 12:15:46 PM PDT by ZULU (Impeach Obama NOW.)
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To: SamAdams76

Me too. I will post what I said on another thread. I posted a picture of President and First Lady Laura on Facebook. I got this comment from someone I went to school with, “Keep your politics to yourself.”. I thought it was an awesome picture of a couple in love. Guess she was threatened by the picture.. In today’s world we need all the happy news we can get.


4 posted on 07/06/2014 12:20:19 PM PDT by MamaB
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To: EveningStar

I had a number of problems with W’s second term, and posted my concerns on FR, but 0bama makes Bush look like Mother Teresa and Capt America combined,
Imho.

5.56mm


5 posted on 07/06/2014 12:22:21 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: ZULU

Do you reply think that? This nut would be bad under any circumstances. He was brought up to hate this country and he would not change that for any reason.


6 posted on 07/06/2014 12:22:40 PM PDT by MamaB
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To: SamAdams76

“I miss GW Bush. Not our best president but compared to the current one, he’s Ronald Reagan times 10. A very decent man who actually cared for our country.”

I held my nose as I voted for him twice, but he bears plenty of responsibility for the issues along the southern border. The invasion of Iraq under false pretenses doesn;t help; if he were the head of a smaller Third World country he’d be indicted by the Hague for that.


7 posted on 07/06/2014 12:22:59 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: MamaB

Spellchecker! It was supposed to be really not reply.


8 posted on 07/06/2014 12:24:01 PM PDT by MamaB
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To: EveningStar

All I can say is, after looking at those pictures, I miss my country.


9 posted on 07/06/2014 12:30:18 PM PDT by albie
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To: MamaB; ZULU
This nut would be bad under any circumstances.

Yes, W is a decent and honorable person. But if he had been more competent, we probably would not have Obama now.

Let's suppose that Bush II had:

1. picked a younger vice-president, someone who could have ran in 2008.
2. really crushed Al-Qaeda, instead of just pushing them into the hills.
3. knocked out Saddam without getting us involved in a quagmire.

Then Obama would today be just another corrupt senator. And it would be a GOP president who would be picking federal judges.

10 posted on 07/06/2014 12:31:41 PM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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11 posted on 07/06/2014 12:33:12 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Leaning Right

Obama’s rise to power was pre-ordained. You can blame Bush all you want, but it’s pointless.


12 posted on 07/06/2014 12:36:54 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: SamAdams76
He was far from a perfect president. But he was a gracious man, with good manners, who did not sic the IRS on his political enemies like a paranoid chihuahua. I still am not sure what he could have done better in the aftermath of 9/11. Sigh...
13 posted on 07/06/2014 12:38:15 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: 1rudeboy

Well, rudey, for once we agree. I don’t blame Bush for the rise of Obama. I blame Americans for the rise of that monster.


14 posted on 07/06/2014 12:40:16 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: SamAdams76

Oh man, now you’ve done it. You’ve shaken the trees and out comes the Bush haters on FR. On guard!


15 posted on 07/06/2014 12:43:05 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: miss marmelstein

Exactly. If you’re looking for someone to blame for Obama, step out on your front stoop and look in both directions.


16 posted on 07/06/2014 12:43:26 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Leaning Right

“Let’s suppose that Bush II had:

1. picked a younger vice-president, someone who could have ran in 2008.”

I doubt ANY Republican was going to win in 2008; the economy had taken a disastrous turn (with widely-publicized job losses), and many of the problems today had started already (Obama just sped up the process).


17 posted on 07/06/2014 12:43:31 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: EveningStar

Six weeks older than I am. Happy birthday, Dubya!


18 posted on 07/06/2014 12:43:37 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Can Juan Williams possibly be that stupid?)
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To: MamaB

That was a rude comment from someone reading your FB posts. If they don’t like what they see on someone else’s FB, website, whatever, they should make sure to stop looking.


19 posted on 07/06/2014 12:45:37 PM PDT by CarolinaPeach
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To those who insist that Bush led 0bama, I say McCain led to 0bama.


20 posted on 07/06/2014 12:46:30 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Can Juan Williams possibly be that stupid?)
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To: CarolinaPeach

FB people are the thinnest-skinned people on earth. No one is really your “friend” there. No one!


21 posted on 07/06/2014 12:47:20 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: EveningStar

A disastrous presidency worse than his father’s. No more Bushes.


22 posted on 07/06/2014 12:47:30 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Leaning Right

You are trying to change the past which can not be done. It is like going over the plays in a game afterwards. If we had done so and so, we would have won. The past is in the past and can not be undone. We can only change what we do itoday and in the future.


23 posted on 07/06/2014 12:47:53 PM PDT by MamaB
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To: EveningStar

I don’t mind saying bush was one of our greatest presidents.

I liked Reagan a lot but bush was better.

Reagan did big time amnesty, backed down to terrorists and ran up huge deficits yet bush is treated like a traitor.

Americans turned the nation over to democrats in November 2006. It’s has been he’ll ever since. Intellectually honest people admit this.


24 posted on 07/06/2014 12:50:54 PM PDT by lonestar67 (I remember when unemployment was 4.7 percent / Cruz 2016)
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To: CarolinaPeach

We conservatives know that but libs do not thnk like we do. I see a lot if things I am not interested in but that is what the poster likes so I just ignore it.


25 posted on 07/06/2014 12:51:18 PM PDT by MamaB
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To: kearnyirish2

“he bears plenty of responsibility “

That’s right: “See you at the signin’!” GWB (Amnesty)


26 posted on 07/06/2014 12:51:46 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: ZULU
I blame the Obamaphone crowd and the ones who voted for him just because he is black.
27 posted on 07/06/2014 12:52:30 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: EveningStar

I’d like a video of him saying how the current usurper is a commie and has undermined the country. Oh, that doesn’t exist because it isn’t gentlemanly...oh, that’s because GWB is a part of a monarchy in this country and is insulated from our real lives. Yeah, he defended the country, but he spent it into compassionate oblivion and didn’t have anyone in his admin with the ability to connect or explain to us what is going on.


28 posted on 07/06/2014 12:52:38 PM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Refuse to remain silent.)
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To: clintonh8r

He and the GOP led to him along with the dumb voters.


29 posted on 07/06/2014 12:52:52 PM PDT by MamaB
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To: EveningStar
I try not to remember George Bush Junior, but when I do it's for:


30 posted on 07/06/2014 12:53:41 PM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: clintonh8r
To those who insist that Bush led 0bama, I say McCain led to 0bama.

Even that claim is weak. It's like saying the St. Louis Cardinals led to the Boston Red Sox in the 2013 World Series.

31 posted on 07/06/2014 12:54:40 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: miss marmelstein

I am blessed that most are conservatives. I had no idea this person was a liberal.


32 posted on 07/06/2014 12:54:51 PM PDT by MamaB
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To: max americana

“You’ve shaken the trees and out comes the Bush haters on FR”

I am not a Bush hater. He made many costly mistakes (changed rules of engagement during the war; did not establish a MacArthur-like benevolent dictatorship in Iraq as was done in Japan; had a conservative mandate after 2004 elections, but turned sharply left).

In my opinion, he did not have a strong political philosophy as did Reagan and therefore could not succeed given the times.

Still, the constitution was not under constant attack as occurred after he left office.

In retrospect, W should have been more aggressive with executive orders and gone to the “nuclear” option to get his judges confirmed.

Happy birthday Mr. President, we are at the same time sad you are gone, and glad you are gone.


33 posted on 07/06/2014 12:55:01 PM PDT by Memphis Moe
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To: kearnyirish2

More than that. The political news machine was pretty much in the bank against GOP winning upon Bush’s re-election. IMHO, some people wanted him to win re-election so that you would have moreto blame on the GOP in general.


34 posted on 07/06/2014 12:55:44 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: MamaB
" I got this comment from someone I went to school with, “Keep your politics to yourself.”. "

Did you tell this person to stuff it, that Facebook is a public forum and he/she could leave anytime?

35 posted on 07/06/2014 12:56:38 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: 1rudeboy

0bama beat McCain, not Bush. I have no idea who won the world series, or even who played in it.


36 posted on 07/06/2014 12:57:38 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Can Juan Williams possibly be that stupid?)
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To: miss marmelstein

LOL at “paranoid Chihuahua”. How very appropriate. :)

I agree...GW did a good job after 9/11. We could have fared far worse.

I am on the list with those who realize it wasn’t necessarily W’s fault that we ended up with The Won. I blame the MSM and ignorant voters.


37 posted on 07/06/2014 12:58:25 PM PDT by berdie
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To: kearnyirish2

The invasion of Iraq under false pretenses doesn;t help;...And what were those? Yellow cake found and sent to Canada? Chemical weapons found? An Islamic slimeball hanged? What EXACTLY were those false pretenses? I’m interested. The world community said repeatedly, “Saddam will have a nuke in six (five four, three, sixmonths)”. EVERY intelligence agency said the same thing and the Dems Ok’d the invasion (as well as many of our allies). Just interested.


38 posted on 07/06/2014 1:00:53 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: tumblindice

He made his deal with Vicente Fox, who pleaded with him to leave the border open so Mexico wouldn;t be destabilized by masses of unemployed young men.

W was simply Obama Lite.


39 posted on 07/06/2014 1:02:48 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Leaning Right

My biggest problems with him were NCLB, TARP, Karl Rove, the Haditha 8 prosecution, the Ramos/Compean prosecutions and lack of integrity to pardon those guys and Scooter Libby. On the positive side, he really loved the troops, and w/o fanfare, wrote the families of the fallen and visited the wounded. Bob


40 posted on 07/06/2014 1:04:52 PM PDT by alstewartfan (The word is on the street growing day by day, Even the informers know to stay away. Al Stewart)
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To: Morpheus2009

“IMHO, some people wanted him to win re-election so that you would have more to blame on the GOP in general.”

I don’t believe that; the Dems desperately wanted him unseated.


41 posted on 07/06/2014 1:05:45 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: SamAdams76

When I saw that pic of GWB at Ground zero with that megaphone a tear formed.
George wasn’t the best president. But after 9-11, he raised a country morale.
Happy Birthday Mr President....


42 posted on 07/06/2014 1:08:17 PM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: tumblindice
“See you at the signin’!” GWB (Amnesty)

Never before had American citizens responded so negatively to an issue before congress as they did the 2007 amnesty push. Bush's response to them was to say "See you at the bill signin".

With all this praise "conservatives" are piling on him they apparently don't consider that to have been a big issue. I find it unforgivable.

43 posted on 07/06/2014 1:10:01 PM PDT by South40 (Hillary Clinton was a "great secretary of state". - Texas Governor Rick Perry)
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To: berdie

The creep-in-charge ran a good campaign - and the media suppressed all that was manifestly evil about him. That does not absolve Americans who voted for him in 2012 knowing what a genuinely bad guy he was and is. They’re the ones who dragged us down into this pit.

Most Americans voted for W the second time did so because they wanted the “war on terror” completed by the same people who had begun it. It’s understandable. It was just so very expensive...sadly, I’ll be gone long before sensible histories are written about this.


44 posted on 07/06/2014 1:10:22 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Safetgiver

“The world community said repeatedly, “Saddam will have a nuke in six (five four, three, sixmonths)”. EVERY intelligence agency said the same thing and the Dems Ok’d the invasion (as well as many of our allies).”

Not true at all; unlike the war in Afghanistan, we had few allies in Iraq (and those were mercenaries).

Dems OKed it out of political expediency, and many paid a price for that. Obama supporters used it against Clinton to great effect.

Remember Bush joking with journalists, looking under the podium for “weapons of mass destruction”? A lot of people died for that “joke”; Americans paid the smallest price...Iraqis still pay every day.

If the “Islamic slimeball hanged” is a reference to Saddam, then as someone who remember when he was our ally, I’d have to disagree. Iraq was a haven to Christians in the Middle East; they are now casualties of the fake war.


45 posted on 07/06/2014 1:10:45 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kearnyirish2

“The invasion of Iraq under false pretenses...”

You leftist propagandist spewers are just sad.


46 posted on 07/06/2014 1:12:58 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: SamAdams76
I miss GW Bush.

Me too....

God bless him and family.

Happy Birthday, Mr President!

47 posted on 07/06/2014 1:15:08 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001 and 9/11/2012: NEVER FORGET.)
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To: clintonh8r

(Can Juan Williams possibly be that stupid?)

Yepper ! And ignorant of the facts usually also......


48 posted on 07/06/2014 1:15:36 PM PDT by litehaus (A memory tooooo long)
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To: Leaning Right

Not to mention the start of massive illegal invasions,
TSA, Homeland Security and the Patriot Act as well as spending money like a drunken sailor and bailing out crony capitalists.


49 posted on 07/06/2014 1:15:42 PM PDT by ZULU (Impeach Obama NOW.)
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To: ifinnegan

Remember Bush joking with journalists, looking under the podium for “weapons of mass destruction”?

DO YOU REMEMBER THAT?

I am far to the right of W; nothing leftist here. I’d simply prefer he’d deal with the Muslim terrorists in the US.

He called Islam a reilion of peace. HE REALLY SAID THAT.


50 posted on 07/06/2014 1:15:51 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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