3 things liberals don't get about George W. Bush

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From A Leftist Source

Ankeny, IA

#1 May 2, 2013
Democrat reveals 3 things liberals don't get about George W. Bush

Thursday, April 25, on the Southern Methodist University campus in Dallas, Texas, four living presidents — Jimmy Carter, No. 39; George H.W. Bush, No. 41; Bill Clinton, No. 42, and Barack Obama, No. 44 — will honor one of their colleagues, George W. Bush, the 43rd president of the United States, at the dedication of his presidential library.

So I take this occasion to remind my fellow liberal Democrats, many of whom continue to attack Bush in harsh and personal terms, of three things about him that I don’t think they understand or appreciate.
From A Leftist Source 1

Ankeny, IA

#2 May 2, 2013
For example, many Democrats still use the “lie” word in describing Bush’s rationale for the Iraq War — that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. This turned out to be wrong.But Democrats in the Clinton administration also believed Saddam had WMDs, as did most experts in the U.S. intelligence community.

Our politics have become so poisoned and our government so dysfunctional precisely because too many people — on both sides — can’t make a distinction between lies and being sincerely wrong.
From A Leftist Source 2

Ankeny, IA

#3 May 2, 2013
Second, Bush is known for his brilliant slogan when he first ran in 2000, describing himself as a “compassionate conservative.” But let’s not forget that on many issues, Bush was more “compassionate” than “conservative”— indeed, he was sometimes closer to Republican Theodore Roosevelt’s free-market progressivism than William Howard Taft’s laissez-faire conservatism.

Examples include “No Child Left Behind” education reform, presented together at the White House by Bush and the liberal icon Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) in the early days of the Bush presidency; support for broad immigration reform, very similar to the bipartisan legislation recently proposed in the Senate; and an extension of Medicare to include prescription drug benefits — the most far-reaching and generous Medicare reform since Lyndon Johnson.
From A Leftist Source 3

Ankeny, IA

#4 May 2, 2013
Third, it is important to remember what a good man with a good heart George W. Bush is.

I know from personal experience.

As I have written before, I remember sitting next to Bush when we were in the same residential college at Yale (Davenport — he graduated a year after me). I recall an evening when a group of us was sitting in the common room outside the college dining hall after dinner and a fellow Yale student walked by who was known to be gay, but in those days was not “out.” Someone said some ugly homophobic slurs.

I didn’t like it, yet sat silently. But Bush snapped, saying something like “Hey, knock it off. Why don’t you walk in his shoes awhile and feel what he feels?”

I remember thinking,“Whoa. This guy is much different inside than the fun-loving frat brother partying with me at Delta Kappa Epsilon.”

As I watched him grow and evolve over the years, overcoming times of great personal pain and challenge to become a two-time governor of Texas and a two-term president of the United States, I only came to admire and like him even more than that evening at Yale.

My late mother always used to say you can judge people on how they love and treat animals — good if they do, bad if they don’t.

When Bush’s beloved dog, Barney, died recently, the statement he issued exemplified for me the inner core of goodness on my mother’s scale of judgment.

“Barney never discussed politics,” he said in bidding Barney a sad farewell,“and he was always a faithful friend. Laura and I will miss our pal.”

I know my mom in heaven, who would never have voted for George W. Bush for president, would have read that comment about Barney and insisted:

“He is a good man.”

I agree.

Godspeed to you, George Bush, and blessings for your mom and dad and family on this great occasion.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/04/25/dem...
P C Free Zone

Saint Paul, MN

#6 May 2, 2013
The Bushs outclass the Obamas without even trying.
Obama used the opening of the Bush Library as an opportunity to push his political agendas, unlike every other speaker, and Mrs. Obama had a look on her face like she just ate a sour grape. Real classy!
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#7 May 2, 2013
The Truth wrote:
A couple things that I do get about Bush:
He got us into multiple illegal and unneccessary wars
He almost singlehandedly destroyed the US economy
He started the Republikan war on women
He promoted hatred and bigotry
As always, your posts are filled with insights and a wisdom unknown for someone as addicted to Kool Aid as you are.

Just look at the summation that you provide here.

I have not seen anything as original as your perspectives since 2008 when these snippets were 1st created by the Apologists-in-Chief for the Community Activist that stands behind the Teleprompter.
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#8 May 2, 2013
Does anybody know how many 100's of millons that Mr Bush has made since he stopped getting BJ's From employees of his in the White House?

Also, when will Mrs Bush capitalize on her fame as Mr Bush's wife? Certainly she could be Secretary of State and do as good a job as Benghazi Bomber Hillary?

Well maybe not, Mrs Bush is a Godly Woman, and always a Lady, not a raging Feminist Womyn of the "It takes a Village Idiot to get a BJ from a Girl 1/4 th his age" Party.
Capt Crunch

Sedona, AZ

#9 May 2, 2013
The Truth wrote:
A couple things that I do get about Bush:
He got us into multiple illegal and unneccessary wars
He almost singlehandedly destroyed the US economy
He started the Republikan war on women
He promoted hatred and bigotry


Pure drivel.
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#10 May 2, 2013
Capt Crunch wrote:
<quoted text>
Pure drivel.
I don't know about that!

It is written on the Back of the Kool Aid Packages that the Demokrats Redistribute on their Plantations, so it MUST be True!

I know that these "Ya well what about you guy'isms" are a Regular Hit here on Topix too.

I believe that these Talking Points may have reached the Threshold, and have become facts that are part of the Indoctrination used in Amerika's Government Schools......The lie has been repeated ENOUGH to have grown legs of its own.

For sure the Amerikan Sheeple have embraced these as a Defensive Tool to distract from the destruction of the most incompetent Nobel Peace Prize President in Amerikan History.
goose

Chicago, IL

#11 May 2, 2013
The Truth wrote:
A couple things that I do get about Bush:
He got us into multiple illegal and unneccessary wars
He almost singlehandedly destroyed the US economy
He started the Republikan war on women
He promoted hatred and bigotry
Love your handle "The Truth" hahaha
It is obvious you do not know the truth when hit over the head with it!
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#12 May 2, 2013
A couple things that I do get about Bush:

He got us into multiple illegal and unnecessary wars

He almost single handedly destroyed the US economy

He started the Republikan war on women

He promoted hatred and bigotry
The Truth Is Right

Minneapolis, MN

#14 May 2, 2013
The Truth wrote:
A couple things that I do get about Bush:
He got us into multiple illegal and unneccessary wars
He almost singlehandedly destroyed the US economy
He started the Republikan war on women
He promoted hatred and bigotry
Amen!
Bushwhacky

Minneapolis, MN

#15 May 2, 2013
Dubya's Europe Trip Canceled After His Arrest Is Called For

George W. Bush was all set to go and torture Switzerland with his views when several human rights groups spoke up, asking for him to be arrested and investigated on grounds that he propagated torture.

No, not with his mispronunciations.

They mean with his waterboarding tactics, for one thing.

Perhaps admitting to having approved that practice in his memoir was...dumb.

So was doing it in the first place.
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#16 May 2, 2013
Bushwhacky wrote:
Dubya's Europe Trip Canceled After His Arrest Is Called For
George W. Bush was all set to go and torture Switzerland with his views when several human rights groups spoke up, asking for him to be arrested and investigated on grounds that he propagated torture.
No, not with his mispronunciations.
They mean with his waterboarding tactics, for one thing.
Perhaps admitting to having approved that practice in his memoir was...dumb.
So was doing it in the first place.
"They mean with his waterboarding tactics, for one thing.

Sheeple, Your Messiah uses technology to KILL the Jihadist's.(1000 plus so far)

Waterboarding would be a blessing for the Jihadist's.....Iddiot!
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#17 May 2, 2013
Bushwhacky wrote:
Dubya's Europe Trip Canceled After His Arrest Is Called For
George W. Bush was all set to go and torture Switzerland with his views when several human rights groups spoke up, asking for him to be arrested and investigated on grounds that he propagated torture.
No, not with his mispronunciations.
They mean with his waterboarding tactics, for one thing.
Perhaps admitting to having approved that practice in his memoir was...dumb.
So was doing it in the first place.
Idddiot,

"5 wars of choice", since the Nobel Peace Prize President was Crowned King Barry the Most High..
Bushwacky

Minneapolis, MN

#18 May 2, 2013
A couple things that I do get about Bush:

He got us into multiple illegal and unnecessary wars

He almost single handedly destroyed the US economy

He started the Republikan war on women

He promoted hatred and bigotry
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#19 May 2, 2013
Bushwacky wrote:
A couple things that I do get about Bush:
He got us into multiple illegal and unnecessary wars
He almost single handedly destroyed the US economy
He started the Republikan war on women
He promoted hatred and bigotry
Incompetent,

Stop, Drop, and Roll, when ya got nothing but Cut/Pastes!
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#20 May 3, 2013
Dubya's Europe Trip Canceled After His Arrest Is Called For

George W. Bush was all set to go and torture Switzerland with his views when several human rights groups spoke up, asking for him to be arrested and investigated on grounds that he propagated torture.

No, not with his mispronunciations.

They mean with his waterboarding tactics, for one thing.

Perhaps admitting to having approved that practice in his memoir was...dumb.

So was doing it in the first place.

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