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Bush Senior Defies Republican Stereotype, Buys Chevy Volt
AutoGuide.com ^ | March 31, 2012

Posted on 03/31/2012 6:59:26 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

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To: Average Al

Barbara wanted a car he could get out of the driveway....

Nobody reads the story anymore. He bought it for his son Neil.


51 posted on 03/31/2012 8:33:14 AM PDT by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Does George H.W. still have Secret Service protection?

Good...then they can push.


52 posted on 03/31/2012 8:33:34 AM PDT by moovova (Comments at FreeRepublic are WAY MORE interesting than the articles.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

These elites have no concept of market economics. 99% cannot afford a stupid decision to buy a $50,000 lemon that goes 12 miles before blowing up.


53 posted on 03/31/2012 8:38:34 AM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Apparently you missed the article about GHWB endorsing the Mittster.

George Senior is the gift that keeps on giving...


54 posted on 03/31/2012 8:41:36 AM PDT by moovova (Comments at FreeRepublic are WAY MORE interesting than the articles.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

All the Bush’s are New World Order socialists, Bush I gave us him no offshore drilling exec. order, and stupid II waited till 5 months before his term ended to cancel it...


55 posted on 03/31/2012 8:48:36 AM PDT by stockpirate (Romney, Ann Coulter & our ruling republican SOCIALISTelites, are Big Government socialists,)
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To: AAABEST

Lay off Bush. He bought the volt to use as a golf cart.

Sheesh.


56 posted on 03/31/2012 8:54:02 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Solyent Pink is Sheeple!!!!)
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To: moovova
So what, big deal. Jim DeMint, Paul Ryan and Mark Rubio have also endorsed Romney. Does that make their right to vote invalid or something?

Don't forget, you and your kind are not the regulators of the entire free world like you think you are.

The rest of the world goes on without you. If you want to influence it in any way, you will have to stop making yourself look like a completely cynical and anti-social jack wagon.

57 posted on 03/31/2012 8:56:02 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

GHWB was a handler sent in to keep Reagan from going ‘too far’.


58 posted on 03/31/2012 8:56:28 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

He thought it was a golf cart and purchased it for his rounds at Kennebunkport CC.


59 posted on 03/31/2012 8:58:24 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: EQAndyBuzz

We think alike. LOL!


60 posted on 03/31/2012 9:01:30 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

are people still confused??

he’s a progressive.

just like his sons.

just like bjclinton ... and 0failure.

they’re ALL progressives.


61 posted on 03/31/2012 9:10:24 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Son House
Trying to stereo type conservatives out of fuel efficient cars is wrong, most of us live within our means, and some of us even drive small cars to do that.

Right. I try to save money and keep regular expenses down in any reasonable way I can. But even with a huge tax-payer subsidy, a Chevy Volt is an unimaginably stupid way to save money.

This is nothing but a politically correct, greenie gesture. Only someone with more money than he knows what do do with would do this.

62 posted on 03/31/2012 9:14:39 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The fact that people find this surprising is just testimony to the power of the MSM to push total lies.

Young Bush was incredibly environmentally aware and conservation minded. His ranch was what conservationists would like America to really be. It was only about 2000 sq feet, and ran on unique and green fuels. Gore on the other hand had a monster mansion that wasted energy like no tomorrow. That they are “surprised” the Bushes are like this means they just believe their own propaganda.

And the Bushes are really RINOs, anyway.


63 posted on 03/31/2012 9:16:34 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Bryanw92

“Most of us can’t afford to make a $40k “statement”.”

####

I can, but why would I want to say:

“I am a smug, utterly ignorant, condescending douche.”


64 posted on 03/31/2012 9:22:11 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: AAABEST

“Is there a member of the Bush family who’s not a d-bag?”

No.


65 posted on 03/31/2012 9:23:13 AM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I think we ought to listen to Alinsky." - Gov. G. Romney (R), father of Bishop Willard M. Romney.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Personal irritant: A “flack” is a public relations pimp and hustler.

The word “flak” derives from the German words Flieger Abwehr Kanone = antiaircraft gun = antiaircraft fire = opposition to something. The correct word in this application for AutoGuide.com is “flak”.

66 posted on 03/31/2012 9:24:06 AM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: RobbyS; Graybeard58

Yes, I was addressing the stereo type of Conservatives being out just to waste gasoline, when we know about 50% of those in higher consumption vehicles are Democrats. Just look at that ebay motor listing for the President’s car when he took his choice, a Chrysler 300C with a Hemi V8,
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Chrysler-300-Series-300C-BARACK-OBAMAS-CAR-2005-CHRYSLER-300C-leased-owned-driven-President-Obama-/120849425946?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item1c232fe61a

then from;

http://bottomline.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/01/27/10253056-obamas-chrysler-on-ebay-yours-for-1-million
Yeah, it’s got a Hemi in it. That’s probably what led aspiring presidential candidate Obama to ditch the muscle car in favor of a Ford Escape hybrid to shore up his green credentials back in 2008.


67 posted on 03/31/2012 9:24:12 AM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: acapesket

“GHWB is, and always has been a Globalist.”

Yes. A very sly one too.


68 posted on 03/31/2012 9:24:42 AM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I think we ought to listen to Alinsky." - Gov. G. Romney (R), father of Bishop Willard M. Romney.)
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To: napscoordinator
Nobody reads the story anymore.

One good reason for a poster to make make their point in the opening comment. We've got to get ideas across and not everyone has time to read every article.
69 posted on 03/31/2012 9:28:11 AM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: vbmoneyspender; PSYCHO-FREEP

“and has established a legacy that will endure for centuries.”

‘Snicker.’

**************************

It may prove to be true. NWO Skull and Bones boy from the Bohemian Grove successfully derailed the Reagan revolution and conservative progress for over a generation already.


70 posted on 03/31/2012 9:33:39 AM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I think we ought to listen to Alinsky." - Gov. G. Romney (R), father of Bishop Willard M. Romney.)
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To: RobbyS

Precisely.


71 posted on 03/31/2012 9:34:57 AM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I think we ought to listen to Alinsky." - Gov. G. Romney (R), father of Bishop Willard M. Romney.)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

You, my friend, are a fruitcake.

Continue with your delusions...


72 posted on 03/31/2012 9:40:08 AM PDT by moovova (Comments at FreeRepublic are WAY MORE interesting than the articles.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

A quick reminder why George H. W. was a one-termer.


73 posted on 03/31/2012 9:41:13 AM PDT by FormerLib (Sacrificing our land and our blood cannot buy protection from jihad.-Bishop Artemije of Kosovo)
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To: Clara Lou

I had the same thought: there’s a word for a 56-year-old man who needs his father to buy him a car:

Pathetic.


74 posted on 03/31/2012 9:46:10 AM PDT by ExNewsExSpook (uoted)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It means, he doesn’t have anywhere to go very fast.


75 posted on 03/31/2012 9:49:04 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (6 November, 2012, the day our embarrassment is sent back to Kenya.)
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To: Fiji Hill

Any politician who gets on stage with the likes of Obama to promote anything is not a conservative in my book.

Bush (either the block (HW) or the chip (GW)), Romney, McCain, Graham, Nixon, Snowe, Collins, Brown - all have one thing in common: “compassionate conservatism” - the likes of which got us into this mess to begin with. George senior can go F himself!


76 posted on 03/31/2012 10:00:07 AM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP


Do you always hate and denigrate great Americans as viciously as this?...

If anything, I would say you are jealous, or you are hopelessly ignorant. The least you can do, is show some deserved respect for this great man, however, I think that there is no such ability anywhere within your hollow interior.

KMA and I promise I'll pick out any random d-bag Bush out of the pile and say something nice about him.

77 posted on 03/31/2012 11:32:04 AM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: norwaypinesavage

Yes. He just wanted one with more options than a standard golf cart has.


78 posted on 03/31/2012 11:34:25 AM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

And you paid for it, bud, and continue paying the generous salary and health benefits, no, not only of papa, but of his SS chauffer! And the chauffer’s family!


79 posted on 03/31/2012 11:35:17 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
I agree with you.

Even though I don't agree with some of what the elder Bushes say/do, the general hatred toward GOP leadership does get vile at times.

And I am very greatful to the Bushes as wartime Presidents. They fought hard to keep us safe and that doesn't deserve the vitriol they get from both left and right.

80 posted on 03/31/2012 12:11:45 PM PDT by what's up
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To: AAABEST

For a 10 year old, you are way ahead of your class.


81 posted on 03/31/2012 12:14:58 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: what's up
For all the non FReepers who lurk these threads, one has to feel a sense of embarrassment. I have seen 4th grade playground fights, that show more maturity and dignified behavior than is regularly displayed on some of these threads.

George HW Bush is a war hero and a very great American, who risked his life for his country and served his country up until he retired. He truly deserves far more respect than what he is getting here.

And, thank you for acknowledging that.

82 posted on 03/31/2012 12:22:47 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So now Americans get to pay for your Volt TWICE, George “read my lips.”

1. We pay for the bailout.

2. We pay for your big FAT pension for the Volt.

Twice.


83 posted on 03/31/2012 12:35:38 PM PDT by Varsity Flight (Phony-Care is the Government Work-Camp: Arbeitsziehungslager)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Is GHWB running again to have to posture? Are we about to see him visit a supermarket to see a checkout scanner for the 2nd time in his life?


84 posted on 03/31/2012 12:38:50 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: All

WAS...an American hero....

“fought and won vs. the British as they made their way down the Hudson..”


85 posted on 03/31/2012 1:15:43 PM PDT by Varsity Flight (Phony-Care is the Government Work-Camp: Arbeitsziehungslager)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Bush Senior Defies Republican Stereotype, Buys Chevy Volt

So what?
If this were his only car, I could see a reason for some profound point.
Since it is not, it is just another story about a rich guy with lots of toys. His money, a non-story.

When I bought my Prius in 2003, I got a LOT of trash talk, and it was (and still is) my ONLY car. I bought it because I was curious.

86 posted on 04/01/2012 3:40:52 PM PDT by Publius6961 (It’s easy to make phony promises you can’t keep. - Obama, Feb23, 2012)
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