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Is America Ready for 'George W. Bush on Steroids'?
The Atlantic ^ | AUG 6 2011 | JOSHUA GREEN

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."

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


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; bushonsteroids; elections; obama; perry
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1 posted on 08/06/2011 5:33:48 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: LibFreeUSA
Related. Many comments, link to video.
2 posted on 08/06/2011 5:36:32 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: LibFreeUSA

Man, he looks so much like W.


3 posted on 08/06/2011 5:38:26 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. That should be a convenience store, not a Government Agency.)
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To: LibFreeUSA
George W. Bush on steroids? Do we want an extremely compassionate conservative who wants to spend vast amounts of money?

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.

4 posted on 08/06/2011 5:38:35 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: LibFreeUSA

Isn’t Obama, Bush on ‘roids?


5 posted on 08/06/2011 5:38:54 PM PDT by stockpirate (Proud member of the TEA Party, aka Terrorists Emancipating America)
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To: LibFreeUSA

“Is America Ready for ‘George W. Bush on Steroids’?”

Sweet Jesus, no.


6 posted on 08/06/2011 5:39:26 PM PDT by Grunthor (Faster than the speed of smell.)
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To: LibFreeUSA

Americans are ready for whomever the GOP runs against that POS Obama.


7 posted on 08/06/2011 5:39:42 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: LibFreeUSA

Stay outta da Bushes, indeed.


8 posted on 08/06/2011 5:41:51 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: West Texas Chuck

not to me. shorter Mitt, maybe.


9 posted on 08/06/2011 5:41:59 PM PDT by annieokie
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To: Steely Tom

I guess they didn’t have any problem with Obama’s church of 20 years.


10 posted on 08/06/2011 5:42:30 PM PDT by willk
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To: Grunthor

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!


11 posted on 08/06/2011 5:43:38 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Show me what Obama brought that was new and there you will find things only radical and destructive.)
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To: LibFreeUSA

Is there something stronger that i can say other than DITTO?


12 posted on 08/06/2011 5:45:18 PM PDT by Grunthor (Faster than the speed of smell.)
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To: LibFreeUSA

I’ll vote for the hair!


13 posted on 08/06/2011 5:46:30 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: LibFreeUSA

Is he the conservative Dubya pretended to be or just another governor from Texas? If it’s merely the latter, I’ll pass.


14 posted on 08/06/2011 5:46:41 PM PDT by Redcloak (What's your zombie plan?)
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To: LibFreeUSA

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.


15 posted on 08/06/2011 5:47:17 PM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on behalf of animals would do so on behalf of the unborn.)
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To: LibFreeUSA

We’d be better off after all the libs and progressives either go hari-kari or move to Canada after the next election.


16 posted on 08/06/2011 5:48:29 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: LibFreeUSA

How ‘ bout a Perry/Rubio ticket?

just askin’


17 posted on 08/06/2011 5:49:55 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: LibFreeUSA
Doesn't this merit a "barf" alert

I mean, after all it's the "The Atlantic" written by Joshua Green

18 posted on 08/06/2011 5:50:09 PM PDT by Popman (Obama. First Marxist to turn a five year Marxist plan into a 4 year administration.)
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To: LibFreeUSA

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.


19 posted on 08/06/2011 5:50:09 PM PDT by Paperdoll (rNO MORE BUSHE!)
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To: West Texas Chuck
Man, he looks so much like W.

Not to me--in that picture he looks like Nixon.

20 posted on 08/06/2011 5:50:35 PM PDT by mupcat
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To: LibFreeUSA

Oh please...


21 posted on 08/06/2011 5:50:35 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Revolting cat!

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.

JMHO


22 posted on 08/06/2011 5:50:58 PM PDT by not2worry (A credible message needs a credible messenger because charisma without character is catastrophe.)
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To: LibFreeUSA

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.


23 posted on 08/06/2011 5:51:37 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Paperdoll

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.


Thank you, Paperdoll.


24 posted on 08/06/2011 5:53:31 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: LibFreeUSA

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.


25 posted on 08/06/2011 5:53:43 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: ClearCase_guy
I'm looking for Reagan.  And she hasn't declared yet.

Post of the Day !

26 posted on 08/06/2011 5:54:02 PM PDT by tomkat (Sarah)
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To: LibFreeUSA
Look at it this way: Oliver Stone could cast Josh Brolin for a movie again, this time to play Perry.

27 posted on 08/06/2011 5:54:08 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: not2worry

You got it! Most of us would welcome Bush Sr today.


28 posted on 08/06/2011 5:54:43 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!

I despise HW Bush almost as much as Mitt Romney, he should never, never have been President.


29 posted on 08/06/2011 5:58:57 PM PDT by ansel12 ( Bristol Palin's book "Not Afraid Of Life: My Journey So Far" became a New York Times, best seller.)
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To: nuconvert
1. Rubio/Perry would be better! 2. "American Family Association, which is labeled a 'hate group' by the Southern Poverty Law Center"... Truth is the SPLC is the hate group of the two!
30 posted on 08/06/2011 6:02:46 PM PDT by FiddlePig (truth is hard... lies are easy - http://redneckoblogger.blogspot.com)
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To: LibFreeUSA

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.


31 posted on 08/06/2011 6:05:59 PM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: Paperdoll

Well, NO, he’s not. But carry the propaganda for the democrats, why don’t ya.


32 posted on 08/06/2011 6:07:55 PM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: unkus

Well, NO, he’s not, but keep carrying the democrapic propaganda’s bucket for them, would ya?


33 posted on 08/06/2011 6:09:14 PM PDT by RowdyFFC
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34 posted on 08/06/2011 6:10:48 PM PDT by RedMDer (Abolish FReepathons. Be a monthly donor.)
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To: Revolting cat!

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!


35 posted on 08/06/2011 6:11:09 PM PDT by Paperdoll (NO MORE BUSHS!)
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To: LibFreeUSA

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.


36 posted on 08/06/2011 6:12:45 PM PDT by doc
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To: Paperdoll
I agree, if you loved GW Bush you’ll love Rick Perry!

I still love GW. I miss him terribly.

Perry 2012.

37 posted on 08/06/2011 6:15:43 PM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: RowdyFFC

Well, NO, he’s not, but keep carrying the democrapic propaganda’s 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.


38 posted on 08/06/2011 6:17:55 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: LibFreeUSA
including the American Family Association, which is labeled a "hate group" by the Southern Poverty Law Center

Oh no, not that. The exalted Morris Dees has issued yet another damning proclamation.

39 posted on 08/06/2011 6:18:31 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse (((((unite)))))
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To: nuconvert
-"How ‘ bout a Perry/Rubio ticket?" Rubio is too valuable to waste as a VP. I wish he would run today, he would be the best candidate. He is the real deal, and he's the best speaker since Reagan.
40 posted on 08/06/2011 6:20:02 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Show me what Obama brought that was new and there you will find things only radical and destructive.)
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To: submarinerswife
-I still love GW. I miss him terribly.

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.

41 posted on 08/06/2011 6:22:47 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Show me what Obama brought that was new and there you will find things only radical and destructive.)
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To: LottieDah

I think many here would rather see a permanent liberal majority than not have their particular person in office.


42 posted on 08/06/2011 6:22:51 PM PDT by chargers fan
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To: unkus

Well, NO, he’s NOT! But again, carry on carrying the democrapic propaganda’s bucket for them!


43 posted on 08/06/2011 6:24:22 PM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: freekitty
Oh please..."

... not another Bush?

44 posted on 08/06/2011 6:24:45 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Show me what Obama brought that was new and there you will find things only radical and destructive.)
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To: RowdyFFC

But again, carry on carrying the democrapic propaganda’s bucket for them!


I’m a Troll. I really belong at DU. Don’t tell anyone.


45 posted on 08/06/2011 6:28:54 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: chargers fan

I would vote for joran vandersloot over obama at this point.


46 posted on 08/06/2011 6:29:15 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: The flash mob who wonÂ’t leave.)
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To: not2worry

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.


47 posted on 08/06/2011 6:30:19 PM PDT by berdie
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To: RowdyFFC

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.


48 posted on 08/06/2011 6:32:39 PM PDT by Paperdoll (NO MORE BUSHS!)
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To: unkus

Mum’s da word.


49 posted on 08/06/2011 6:32:42 PM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: LottieDah
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.

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).

50 posted on 08/06/2011 6:33:39 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse (((((unite)))))
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