Skip to comments.Is America Ready for 'George W. Bush on Steroids'?
Posted on 08/06/2011 5:33:41 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA
HOUSTON -- The days leading up to "The Response," Texas Gov. Rick Perry's prayer rally at Reliant Stadium, had looked a little grim for the governor and the event's organizers. Only about 7,000 people had confirmed that they would attend a venue that seats 71,500, and the controversial roster of sponsors -- including the American Family Association, which is labeled a "hate group" by the Southern Poverty Law Center -- drew as much attention as the event's stated purpose of praying and fasting for the nation's improvement.
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I thought the day's shrewdest political insight came from Dr. Richard Land, the former president of the Southern Baptist Convention and a sixth-generation Texan, who I bumped into in the hallway after Perry spoke. "If he runs, he'll be a strong candidate," Land told me. "He's a charismatic figure. I think about him on stage with the other candidates and he'll stand out. He's not a wallflower. But the most interesting question for me is whether the country is ready for somebody who looks and sounds like George W. Bush on steroids."
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Man, he looks so much like W.
I'm not a Bush basher. Busher was hugely better than Obama. However, I think it is undeniable that Bush made fundamental mistakes. I'm not looking for Bush on steroids. I'm looking for Reagan. And she hasn't declared yet.
Isn’t Obama, Bush on ‘roids?
“Is America Ready for ‘George W. Bush on Steroids’?”
Sweet Jesus, no.
Americans are ready for whomever the GOP runs against that POS Obama.
Stay outta da Bushes, indeed.
not to me. shorter Mitt, maybe.
I guess they didn’t have any problem with Obama’s church of 20 years.
I refuse to vote for another TEXAN (no offense to tea party patriots from the Lone Star State), who ‘talks a good game’ and then hides when the RATs say “boo” on immigration!
Is there something stronger that i can say other than DITTO?
I’ll vote for the hair!
Is he the conservative Dubya pretended to be or just another governor from Texas? If it’s merely the latter, I’ll pass.
Please do not lose sight of the fact that Obama and the Democrats are the REAL ENEMIES of America and must be defeated at all costs.
We’d be better off after all the libs and progressives either go hari-kari or move to Canada after the next election.
How ‘ bout a Perry/Rubio ticket?
I mean, after all it's the "The Atlantic" written by Joshua Green
False prophets seem to pop up daily. I agree, if you loved GW Bush you’ll love Rick Perry! He’s primed for amnesty, the NAFTA Highway, a “boy next door” Globalist with a background as a cheerleader. He should do very well with the groupie crowd. But wait! We’ve already got one of those in the White House.
Not to me--in that picture he looks like Nixon.
Right now, today and since January 9, 2009, I would welcome W back to the White House.
He would be madder than h*ll about our SEALS being murdered and do something about it, not just issue condolences from the Camp David hammock.
I don’t like Perry. He’s just a step above Romney.
Y tiene muchos amigos en Mexico. (He has too many connections in high places in Mexico).
It’s the New World Order, folks. Sorry.
False prophets seem to pop up daily. I agree, if you loved GW Bush youll love Rick Perry! Hes primed for amnesty, the NAFTA Highway, a boy next door Globalist with a background as a cheerleader. He should do very well with the groupie crowd. But wait! Weve already got one of those in the White House.
Thank you, Paperdoll.
America needs an Educator, it seems to me. If, as many assert, 40-45% will still vote for the Indonesian Kenyan, then something is fundamentally wrong with American people’s understanding of how the world works. I don’t see the Swiss ever voting for a neo-marxist for their president, nor do I see the Singaporeans doing it, or the Chinese in Hong Kong.
The past three years have been an object lesson of how not to govern a country. Obomba and his people have achieved a bloodless Marxist revolution in this country, and America now resembles Russia right after the 1917 revolution. Capitalism is just barely tolerated by the gang in power.
Post of the Day !
You got it! Most of us would welcome Bush Sr today.
I despise HW Bush almost as much as Mitt Romney, he should never, never have been President.
What do you mean? Seems I remember Perry pulled the ‘Sanctuary City’ bill back up in the special election to try to get it pushed through. That bill had many of the same components AZ1070 in it. Or didn’t you notice?
It wasn’t Perry’s fault that the many RINO’s who supported Bush are still in the Texas House and failed to pass it.
Well, NO, he’s not. But carry the propaganda for the democrats, why don’t ya.
Well, NO, he’s not, but keep carrying the democrapic propaganda’s bucket for them, would ya?
Do you not know the definition of a Globalist, a One Worlder? Obama is one, the Bushs all are Globalists and one Worlders. Are you happy with where they all have taken us? Come on. RINOs helped to bring us us to the brink of Communism! Obama is just icing the cake!
GW was a HORRIBLE President. He continued the big government spending, pushed for amnesty, he also promoted the ‘everyone should own a home’ program which accelerated the downfall in 07, started a controversial war based on false foreign intelligence, refused to declare English the official language, etc... Yea he gave us a paltry tax break, Whoopie! Just like his father he espoused the one world order mantra. We need a TRUE conservative in the White House.
I still love GW. I miss him terribly.
Well, NO, hes not, but keep carrying the democrapic propagandas bucket for them, would ya?
If it’s Perry, I’ll vote for him. While I hold my nose.
Perry is another New World Order tool.
Oh no, not that. The exalted Morris Dees has issued yet another damning proclamation.
I feel for your loss, but GW set the table (the last 2 years of his Presidency) for the country to be seduced by the Marxist. GW gave us ZERO.
I think many here would rather see a permanent liberal majority than not have their particular person in office.
Well, NO, he’s NOT! But again, carry on carrying the democrapic propaganda’s bucket for them!
... not another Bush?
But again, carry on carrying the democrapic propagandas bucket for them!
I’m a Troll. I really belong at DU. Don’t tell anyone.
I would vote for joran vandersloot over obama at this point.
I agree whole heartedly.
W made did some things that I didn’t agree with AT ALL.
But as far as the safety of our nation, I never doubted him for a second.
We are talking about the most important Presidential election in our lies here. RINOs like the Bushs have some responsibility in bringing us to where we are today in this country. The only way we can win is if we nominate a proven qualified and capable conservative candidate and back him/her to the hilt against Obama’s billions! Only then, if we are fortunate, can we restore this country to the only land of opportunity, freedom and prosperity she used to be. If you call that working for the Democrats you live in a different world than I do.
Mum’s da word.
The real enemies of America are the so called "moderates". The word gets tossed around quite often. It's a smoke screen.
I'll ask you a simple question:
What beliefs does a moderate have on politically important issues such as abortion, gun control, illegal immigration, and more.
Try to answer them. (I'm not bashing you).