Skip to comments.The Singular Vision Of George W. Bush
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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And on illegal immigration???
Or, rather, The Tunnel Vision of Investor's Business Daily.
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.
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.
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.
Reads like the eulogy for the Bush Administration.
... and burdened with a president who can't even see that far, apparently.
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.
How DARE IBD list some reasons to admire Bush's "vision?" Doesn't its staff know it's illegal immigration, or nothing? [hoot]
It appears that having problems with “the vision thing” runs in the family.
Let's not forget where we were and how he lead us out of it.
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.
The aliens seem to have gotten to him along about January 2, 2005.
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.
Wait until Hillary is elected and then we’ll wish we had that terrible George Bush as president.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 !!!
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.
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.
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.
Nonsense. But more essays, plz. Maybe somebody will get it right some day.
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.
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 ...
Yeah, and the creeping aliens are ALLLL over this web site too!!!
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.
His vision is to be king of America.
Agreed. This editorial is surprising, and suspicious, based on their previous body of published articles.
Well, they did go off on Jimmy Carter in a ten-part series. Maybe this is a sort of companion.
I kinda like your attitude.
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.
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.
What will you complain about then, I wonder.
Oh dont you worry.
I’m sure I ‘ll find something.
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.
I even feel a lot more toward the Clintons and it doesn’t bother me to say that even a little.
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!