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The Singular Vision Of George W. Bush
IBD Editorials ^ | 4 June 2008 | Staff

Posted on 06/04/2007 2:51:08 PM PDT by Kitten Festival

The Presidency: Burdened by a Democratic Congress that can't see beyond the next election, at least the U.S. is blessed with a president with the ability to see a better future and the courage to take risks to achieve it.

His father didn't have the vision thing, but fortunately it's one trait that didn't skip the son's generation.

Bush the younger sees a world where democracy is the wave of the future, and an ownership society where people aren't at the mercy of politicians bribing them with their own money.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: bush43; deathofthegop; georgebush; illegalimmigration; presidency; readdailykos; vampirebill; visionthing; welcomedulurkers; wot
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1 posted on 06/04/2007 2:51:10 PM PDT by Kitten Festival
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To: Kitten Festival
at least the U.S. is blessed with a president with the ability to see a better future and the courage to take risks to achieve it.

Bwaaaaahahahaha!
2 posted on 06/04/2007 2:53:11 PM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? YOU ARE A SOCIALIST WITH NO RATIONAL ARGUMENT.)
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To: snowrip

BUSH!!!

3 posted on 06/04/2007 2:55:02 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Kitten Festival

And on illegal immigration???


4 posted on 06/04/2007 2:57:57 PM PDT by goalinestan (Is there a constitutional right to be in this country illegally?)
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The Singular Vision Of George W. Bush

Or, rather, The Tunnel Vision of Investor's Business Daily.

5 posted on 06/04/2007 2:58:24 PM PDT by atomicpossum (Replies must follow approved guidelines or you will be kill-filed without appeal.)
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To: 1rudeboy

Awesome.


6 posted on 06/04/2007 2:58:27 PM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? YOU ARE A SOCIALIST WITH NO RATIONAL ARGUMENT.)
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To: Kitten Festival
Bush has been totally blind on the illegals. He has no vision at all except that he wants to allow millions of uneducated and unproductive dregs of Mexico and South America in to the US. The Bush "vision" is the destruction of the US as we know it.

Bush kisses up to those that hate him and spits at those that got him elected. He's a wimp who has ruined the Republican party.

7 posted on 06/04/2007 2:59:37 PM PDT by heywaitadarnminute (This post happens between 12 AM and 12 PM)
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To: Kitten Festival
"The Presidency: Burdened by a Democratic Congress ...

Burdened?

I recall just after the last election Bush saying something akin to, "Now I will have a Congress I can work with on Immigration Reform!" or words to that effect.

8 posted on 06/04/2007 3:00:12 PM PDT by ImpBill ("America ... Where are you now?" --Greg Adams--Brownsville, TX --On the other Front Line)
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To: Kitten Festival

like a disease; like leeches; the opportunistic and unproductive left attaches itself to a host and proceeds to take it over. The Democratic party, for example. FR, for another.


9 posted on 06/04/2007 3:00:52 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (Thank you St. Jude.)
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To: goalinestan

Reads like the eulogy for the Bush Administration.


10 posted on 06/04/2007 3:01:36 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: Kitten Festival
The Presidency: Burdened by a Democratic Congress that can't see beyond the next election

... and burdened with a president who can't even see that far, apparently.

11 posted on 06/04/2007 3:01:45 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: goalinestan
And on illegal immigration???

It's petty clear that Bush has kissed up with big agriculture and is supporting this bill because that business needs (or wants) a source of cheap labor.
12 posted on 06/04/2007 3:02:18 PM PDT by HaveHadEnough
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To: Kitten Festival
Bush the younger sees a world where democracy is the wave of the future, and an ownership society where people aren't at the mercy of politicians bribing them with their own money.

As illustrated by his growth of government, support for the Law of the Sea treaty, and efforts to create a North American Union. I guess that attempts to bribe 20 million illegal aliens with American taxpayer money and citizenship in an attempt to get their vote must not count, though.
13 posted on 06/04/2007 3:02:44 PM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? YOU ARE A SOCIALIST WITH NO RATIONAL ARGUMENT.)
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To: Shermy

I wish it was and wish the general election was in November. As a long time Bush supporter, I am more than ready for his Administration to be over. I usually don’t comment but I wouldn’t give you two cents for this Administration right now except for Dick Cheney.

Don’t want to see a Bush or any of his people near the WH in the near future and unless I change my attitude, I don’t want a Bush ever in the WH or in an Administration ever again. I have had more than enough.


14 posted on 06/04/2007 3:06:36 PM PDT by PhiKapMom ( Inhofe for Senate 08 -- Broken Glass Republican -- vote out the RATs in 2008)
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To: atomicpossum
Tunnel vision? Your comment is unintentionally ironic. ROTFLMAO

How DARE IBD list some reasons to admire Bush's "vision?" Doesn't its staff know it's illegal immigration, or nothing? [hoot]

15 posted on 06/04/2007 3:10:06 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

It appears that having problems with “the vision thing” runs in the family.


16 posted on 06/04/2007 3:12:19 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Kitten Festival
I don't agree with his border policy, but this man is still my President and Hero.

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Let's not forget where we were and how he lead us out of it.

17 posted on 06/04/2007 3:15:33 PM PDT by txroadkill ( http://iraqstar.org)
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To: HaveHadEnough
But massive immigration will help investors at the expense of Americans in general. Of course, IBD is in favor of having everyone subsidize their profits. Smaller investors won't get nearly the return on immigration that large investors will, yet they will bear the burden of costs.
18 posted on 06/04/2007 3:18:06 PM PDT by Gondring (I'll give up my right to die when hell freezes over my dead body!)
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To: snowrip

Democracy is not the wave of the future. We had democracy in Gaza strip and Venezeula, and they ended up voting in dictatorships. Reason is there is a huge poor/ignorant voting bloc in the voting population that can easily be manipulated by radicals. The only wave that is universal is the desire to be rich and powerful. Go to any country in the world and ask (developed and undeveloped). Everyone wants to get rich and powerful, but you get mixed concepts on what is freedom and democracy. Any nation that has a huge rural/urban poor are not ready for democracy. Sooner or later the poor majority will turn on the rich/middle class minority.


19 posted on 06/04/2007 3:18:29 PM PDT by Fee ( R)
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To: txroadkill
Yes, I remember THAT President Bush, before he was taken over by aliens.

sw

20 posted on 06/04/2007 3:20:57 PM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: spectre
Yes, I remember THAT President Bush, before he was taken over by aliens.

The aliens seem to have gotten to him along about January 2, 2005.

21 posted on 06/04/2007 3:23:14 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry
This is true..

sw

22 posted on 06/04/2007 3:26:07 PM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: PhiKapMom
That’s the way I feel about the Clintons.
23 posted on 06/04/2007 3:27:45 PM PDT by mtnwmn (mtnwmn)
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To: txroadkill
Mine too. He had (has) the gall and audacity to think outside the box and all the politicians and many of the taxpayers are vision-less.
24 posted on 06/04/2007 3:30:30 PM PDT by mtnwmn (mtnwmn)
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To: Kitten Festival

Well, he didn’t actually fix social security, he only tried to.

And if he railroads his illegal immigrant welcome mat through, he will kill the social security system about ten years earlier than expected.

As for the rest of it, this is a singularly poor time to praise Bush for the “vision thing.” I usually like IBD editorials, but they chose the wrong moment for this one.


25 posted on 06/04/2007 3:32:59 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: mtnwmn

Wait until Hillary is elected and then we’ll wish we had that terrible George Bush as president.


26 posted on 06/04/2007 3:33:45 PM PDT by Xanadu2112
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To: Fee

Your post sites Gaza and Venezuela. I would argue this is the blueprint of the modern American Leftist, coming to fruition via our public screw systems and chain immigration.


27 posted on 06/04/2007 3:34:58 PM PDT by Harrius Magnus (Pucker up Mo, and your dhimmi Leftist freaks, here comes your Jizya!)
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To: RegulatorCountry

America has one national creed, but many accents. We are now one of the largest Spanish-speaking nations in the world. We’re a major source of Latin music, journalism and culture.

Just go to Miami, or San Antonio, Los Angeles, Chicago or West New York, New Jersey and close your eyes and listen. You could just as easily be in Santo Domingo or Santiago, or San Miguel de Allende.

For years our nation has debated this change — some have praised it and others have resented it. By nominating me, my party has made a choice to welcome the new America.

~snip

With persistence and courage, we shaped the last century into an American century. With leadership and commitment, this can be the century of the Americas.

~snip

Should I become president, I will look South, not as an afterthought, but as a fundamental commitment of my presidency. Just as we ended the great divide between East and West, so today we can overcome the North-South divide.

—George W. Bush Aug. 25, 2000


28 posted on 06/04/2007 3:37:04 PM PDT by SeaBiscuit (God Bless America.)
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To: Kitten Festival

Well I honestly hope the next President is a Republican and I also hope that Republican is willing to listen to the citizens who got him elected more then GW has !!!


29 posted on 06/04/2007 3:42:31 PM PDT by Obie Wan
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To: 1rudeboy
Tunnel vision? Your comment is unintentionally ironic. ROTFLMAO How DARE IBD list some reasons to admire Bush's "vision?" Doesn't its staff know it's illegal immigration, or nothing? [hoot]

Yes, it is 'illegal immigration, or nothing' to the folks at the IBD, as it provides a rosy underclass for business exploitation, which is really all they're concerned with. (If they were truly concerned with social security, they would also be concerned with the social welfare costs of the immigration bill they support.)

But the 'tunnel vision' applies to their careful selection of the range of issues they put forth in this article...they may as well praise the 'vision' of Ted Kennedy with No Child Left Behind and the immigration bill, and, as for Social Security Reform they spend half the column praising, what has actually come to pass? Do you think that the President will get any such thing now, so late in his term, with so much of his political capital evaporated? Or are 'good intentions' enough for just not the Left any more?

And the second part in this series is about Homeland Security-- if you can separate that from illegal immigration, be my guest.

If we're going to laud him for his 'vision,' let's not squint to pretend that it's only limited to the things we're boosters for.

Hoot.

30 posted on 06/04/2007 3:49:50 PM PDT by atomicpossum (Replies must follow approved guidelines or you will be kill-filed without appeal.)
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To: mtnwmn
Mine too. He had (has) the gall and audacity to think outside the box and all the politicians and many of the taxpayers are vision-less.

I agree I like Bush, I support him, and wish him well
The Borders issues are important to me, but so are a wide range of issues. Only Bush and his associates have persistently stood up against the pervasive Hatred and Despite of terrorism, in all its forms, whether the effort was popular or not. Whether it was going well, or encountering ill.

In addition, though our friends to the south are working here in droves, they are generally more American than many immigrants. My only concern there is that we know who is here, why, and where to find them.

Bush's persistent Vision will be hailed in the future as prescient.

31 posted on 06/04/2007 3:50:11 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: atomicpossum

If you have insight into IBD’s editorial stance on illegal immigration, feel free to post some details of it here. Otherwise, you are simply engaged in the sort of anti-business, knee-jerk reaction that is common on [ahem] other websites.


32 posted on 06/04/2007 3:55:58 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Kitten Festival
His father didn't have the vision thing

Nonsense. But more essays, plz. Maybe somebody will get it right some day.

33 posted on 06/04/2007 3:57:08 PM PDT by RightWhale (Repeal the Treaty)
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To: atomicpossum

I just glanced through some back issues of IBD. It has published editorials disparaging the immigration bill by Charles Krauthammer, Victor Davis Hanson, and Thomas Sowell. That was after maybe ten or fifteen minutes of work.


34 posted on 06/04/2007 4:07:38 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Kitten Festival

GWB didn’t get anything done with a GOP Congress for 6 years why should he do anything with this Congress. Then again, he is shaking hands with Kennedy if not kissing his ...


35 posted on 06/04/2007 4:18:44 PM PDT by Sam Ketcham (Amnesty means vote dilution, & increased taxes to bring us down to the world poverty level.)
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To: spectre

Yeah, and the creeping aliens are ALLLL over this web site too!!!


36 posted on 06/04/2007 4:27:16 PM PDT by gbs
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To: 1rudeboy; atomicpossum
I just glanced through some back issues of IBD. It has published editorials disparaging the immigration bill by Charles Krauthammer, Victor Davis Hanson, and Thomas Sowell. That was after maybe ten or fifteen minutes of work.

Those are not "editorials" - they are opinion articles by guest authors. Those articles do not represent the official voice and positions of IBD - only "editorials" do that.

37 posted on 06/04/2007 4:40:06 PM PDT by tarheelswamprat
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To: tarheelswamprat
Correct. They simply lead me to believe that the opinion that IBD is in favor of illegal immigration is BS.
38 posted on 06/04/2007 4:44:22 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Kitten Festival

His vision is to be king of America.


39 posted on 06/04/2007 4:45:26 PM PDT by ears_to_hear
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To: 1rudeboy

Agreed. This editorial is surprising, and suspicious, based on their previous body of published articles.


40 posted on 06/04/2007 4:48:13 PM PDT by tarheelswamprat
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To: tarheelswamprat

Well, they did go off on Jimmy Carter in a ten-part series. Maybe this is a sort of companion.


41 posted on 06/04/2007 4:50:19 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: txroadkill

I kinda like your attitude.

Semper Fi,


42 posted on 06/04/2007 4:51:53 PM PDT by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "P" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
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To: PhiKapMom

I find it extremely interesting that you are angered by Bush yet would support the nomination of a candidate (Giuliani) who is even further left. I am curious how you reconcile this.


43 posted on 06/04/2007 4:59:04 PM PDT by newguy357
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To: snowrip

I long for the day when G.W.Bush will be retired from the Presidency and away from the helm of this ship of state.
Then he can join the other former Presidents and earn BIG money on the speaking circuit.
He ought to be good for about $11.50 a pop.


45 posted on 06/04/2007 5:15:28 PM PDT by Gideon Reader (DEMOCRATS: Not quite American, and proud of it! Palestinians are,...well,... Palestinian.)
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To: Gideon Reader

What will you complain about then, I wonder.


46 posted on 06/04/2007 5:50:35 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

Oh dont you worry.
I’m sure I ‘ll find something.


47 posted on 06/04/2007 6:41:47 PM PDT by Gideon Reader (DEMOCRATS: Not quite American, and proud of it! Palestinians are,...well,... Palestinian.)
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To: Kitten Festival
What nonsense. President Bush has evolved into a scary hulk. Support for CFR, big spending, Iraq mess - and now the biggest disaster AMNESTY, a bill designed to destroy this nation.

I never expect to question Bush's sanity. But the bill has lead some to wonder is Bush having a breakdown, using drugs, just plain evil, full of hate for this country, blackmailed/bribed, or in a frenzy to push the agenda of a foreign country.

48 posted on 06/04/2007 7:04:36 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: mtnwmn

I even feel a lot more toward the Clintons and it doesn’t bother me to say that even a little.


49 posted on 06/04/2007 10:36:44 PM PDT by PhiKapMom ( Inhofe for Senate 08 -- Broken Glass Republican -- vote out the RATs in 2008)
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To: Dante3

LOL, don’t forget his secret Mexican wife and secret Mexican children.

And the camps, don’t forget the camps, I hear he will put us all in camps soon.

Pack your bags!


50 posted on 06/04/2007 10:47:57 PM PDT by roses of sharon
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