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Show Of Hands October 20th, 2013 12:27am

Do you approve of the job that George Bush Sr. did as President?

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tlesane
10/21/13 2:45 pm

Mr. NWO himself (not that all weren't)??? Hell no!!!

pisomojado
10/21/13 12:30 pm

No, but he strikes me as a swell guy. Did anyone else see that wonderful picture of him with the cheerleaders?

restinghour Pennsylvania
10/20/13 3:14 pm

I was born in December 1992, so I was absolutely not old enough to fairly judge how he did. Haha

Jabroney
10/20/13 11:05 am

The New World Order proclaimer himself

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vbranger Hillary for Prison
10/24/13 6:14 am

Biden has mentioned a new world order as well.

ladyniner81 I need chocolate
10/20/13 8:07 am

I liked him, but he seemed like he was in way over his head. But he did the best he could. The "read my lips, no new taxes" didn't help much either. But I really don't think he had much choice,

pinksowner Indiana
10/20/13 7:00 pm

Taxes needed to be increased.

dogsaver new Jersey
10/20/13 6:57 am

He sucked and lied. Read my lips, no new taxes! Then raised taxes. Since he was VP in office , he already knew how the country was.

ozzy
10/20/13 6:39 am

Good man, but paled in comparison to Ronald Reagan ( the 2nd George Washington)

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pinksowner Indiana
10/20/13 7:00 pm

GHWB>Reagan

That's my opinion.

ScrewU Gone
10/20/13 6:17 am

Bush Sr was a mediocre president who did nothing of any substance and wasn't re-elected because people saw him as old and out of touch with America.

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ScrewU Gone
10/20/13 6:20 am

His trumped up invasion of Kuwait (after his ambassador green-lighted Iraq's takeover) was purely to bolster his own reputation.

drcynic Pittsburgh, PA
10/20/13 2:03 am

I think he was alright. Very good on foreign policy but terrible economically. He seemed like a good fellow though but the way his campaign demonized Michael Dukakis in 1988 was awful.

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Spiritof76 USA 1776
10/19/13 10:29 pm

No way, couldn't stand him. He talked about a "new world order" (uhm, no thanks), and that 1000 points of light thing? What the?

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ModerateGOP26 Maine
10/19/13 10:48 pm

Okay, so you're making fun of his talking points? He was a very centrist, very pragmatic President.

Spiritof76 USA 1776
10/20/13 7:08 am

No, talking points or no talking points, Presidents shouldn't talk of implementing a "new world order".

getupbaby South City
10/20/13 9:06 am

I agree. The NWO thing is what neoconservatism was based on. "Small" gov't types bent on global domination.

vbranger Hillary for Prison
10/24/13 6:16 am

Biden has also mentioned a new world order. But I suppose you still support him.

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
10/19/13 8:39 pm

He should have finished off Hussien, so that we didn't have to go back to Iraq.

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RJ1969 SoCal
10/19/13 9:07 pm

NOOOO! No way! Look at how Iraq is going today. And back in the 90s, it would have been way worse.

RJ1969 SoCal
10/19/13 9:08 pm

He knew exactly what he was doing. And thank freAkin goodness. Unfortunately, Junior felt the needed to show him up.

Spiritof76 USA 1776
10/19/13 10:34 pm

No way. HW knew that was not our mission. He understood a march to Baghdad would have meant another
Vietnam quagmire and a prolonged war. Too bad his dipspit son didn't get his brains.

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
10/20/13 12:20 am

The other option would be to have stayed out of it altogether or done a better job, because as it was handled it was only a band-aid that would eventually have to be dealt with. I just don't like band-aid solutions.

ScrewU Gone
10/20/13 6:21 am

He shouldn't have started a war he didn't intend to finish.

getupbaby South City
10/20/13 9:09 am

The war was about getting Iraq out of Kuwait. Bush knew full well Iraq could be easily taken, but he also knew the responsibility of overthrowing a gov't would mean trillions. Ask Jr. It was a lot of tax dollars.

duey in a fools paradise
10/19/13 8:23 pm

I have more respect for 41 then any other president. IMHO best character, experience it was like he was born to be president.

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kairu Trust no one...simple
10/19/13 8:15 pm

He did way better than our current spending crazy president!

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suppressedID suck it Kyle
10/19/13 8:03 pm

I have to give him credit. Yeah.

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anarchy GET OFF MY LAWN
10/19/13 7:24 pm

Read my lips: republicans are 98% the same as democrats, except they lie about wanting to limit government. I laugh a lot when they attack each other. They're all the same!

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huskermedic Cincinnati
10/19/13 7:11 pm

He was before my I pay attention to politics time.

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pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
10/19/13 7:02 pm

I don't approve of him making it more difficult to import AKs.

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pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
10/20/13 3:36 pm

Because it's stupid. AKs are a solid gun, and the import restrictions were based on nothing more than political BS.

borny33
10/20/13 5:39 pm

oh...guess I didn't really notice.

BarryB Was it something I said
10/19/13 6:57 pm

He was a one term prez for a reason but he gave Dana Carvey lots of material

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Br@ndon Your Soul
10/19/13 6:16 pm

I wasnt alive.

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smarttexan More Moderate Than U
10/19/13 6:43 pm

Why even post then?

Br@ndon Your Soul
10/19/13 10:20 pm

Because I can. :D

ScrewU Gone
10/20/13 6:22 am

You can read, apparently. Wiki what he did as prez an offer an opinion. Most of us weren't alive for most of our presidents.

EarlyBird Portland
10/19/13 6:15 pm

He was fine.

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zman117 Ohio
10/19/13 6:15 pm

He looks like a god compared to modern republicans. I definitely do not agree with his foreign policy but I don't really agree with any modern presidents foreign policy.

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nnifer Alpha Quadrant
10/19/13 5:59 pm

His presidency was underwhelming at best.

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mitchman399 Oregon
10/19/13 5:55 pm

I wasn't even born yet, so I feel like liking his job performance doesn't really mean as much coming from me.

MJSeals Esq.
10/19/13 5:42 pm

I like him. Wish he didn't have to raise taxes, but he was forced to.

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IceIsAMyth Alabama
10/23/13 10:48 am

So when a Republican raises taxes "he had to."
But when a Democrat raises taxis "SOCIALIST GAY MUSLIM COMMIE TERRORIST!!"

smarttexan More Moderate Than U
10/19/13 5:38 pm

He was honest - we needed to raise taxes after Reagan spent so much money.

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RJ1969 SoCal
10/19/13 5:39 pm

Exactly! He did what needed to be done, even if it wasn't popular or party platform. He did what was right for America.

bringstheeagle Colorado
10/19/13 6:14 pm

I agree Texan. He had to do it.

bringstheeagle Colorado
10/19/13 6:26 pm

In the end I didn't vote for him but I loved his credentials. Former head of the CIA, Former, US Senator, some high-level ambassadorial thing with China, self-made oil millionaire by 40, WWII vet; good stuff. I did not like that he campaigned

bringstheeagle Colorado
10/19/13 6:31 pm

against the Civil Rights Act while running for the Senate in the sixties. Said something like, "If I had been your Senator this bill would not have passed."
See - Turning Right: The Making of the Rehnquist Supreme Court, David G. Savage for quote.

bringstheeagle Colorado
10/19/13 6:35 pm

Anyway, even with that I was somewhat an admirer and wished him well. I think he was just stuck trying to perpetuate the, so called, Reagan legacy. Remember he called Reagan's economic policy "Voodoo Economics" I couldn't have agreed more.

middleground Tacoma
10/20/13 12:08 am

So, so true -- trying to fix the abysmal Reagan economy trickle down crap -- what a load of garbage.

ScrewU Gone
10/20/13 6:23 am

RJ never met a higher tax he didn't like.

skinner Jersey City
10/19/13 5:37 pm

He lied and was ineffective

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borny33
10/19/13 6:40 pm

????

borny33
10/19/13 6:53 pm

your post does not make sense... so I question it

borny33
10/20/13 5:31 am

lied about what? how was he ineffective?

Liberty 4,032,064
10/19/13 5:40 pm

The ex-CIA who was a professional liar and did nothing to increase our liberties while continuing the tradition of empire-building and war-mongering.

bringstheeagle Colorado
10/19/13 6:40 pm

My kinda guy Liberty. Lol. Not really my opinion but I didn't hate him. I think conservatives are disappointed because he failed to extend the legacy. As for the CIA George W. and Chaney made use if it until they could build their own covert ops

bringstheeagle Colorado
10/19/13 6:44 pm

machine which they ran outside the confines of all government oversight using a shell game at DOD - see Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield, Jeremy Schahill. They hid it even from Congressional oversight because they believed interference

Liberty 4,032,064
10/19/13 6:45 pm

You're correct. Daddy Bush was just one more step in the same direction as all.

bringstheeagle Colorado
10/19/13 6:55 pm

with the commander-in-chief or the presidents National Security, Foreign Policy, or war fighting prerogatives. They thought it was unconstitutional - which actually I agree but think they should know since they do the finding. They all use the CIA.

veritas1 Panda
10/19/13 5:35 pm

I'm a big HW fan. He was a rational pragmatist, and I will always respect him for it.

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veritas1 Panda
10/19/13 5:35 pm

The exception would be his military policy, which I am not a fan of.

RJ1969 SoCal
10/19/13 5:39 pm

He's ex-CIA. What would you expect?

bringstheeagle Colorado
10/19/13 7:05 pm

As for his military policy he invaded Iraq and Oh, the Panama. Daddy bush didn't let dictators he created in the CIA talk back he would go in out quickly. He conducted both operations and lost fewer troops than highway deaths over holiday weekend.

bringstheeagle Colorado
10/19/13 7:08 pm

If others had taken his approach we wouldn't be still at war in the Middle East. I know conservatives say he's the reason we're there now. I disagree - lol. I do realize its one man's opinion. Didn't sound like it there for a minute; huh?

Scrazzle Winter is Coming
10/19/13 5:34 pm

Not much for the history books in his presidency it seems aside from Kuwait, operations desert shield and desert storm. I'm probably missing a bunch but I was too young for politics at the time.

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RJ1969 SoCal
10/19/13 5:34 pm

Most definitely! The first President I ever voted for.

A smart, good man.

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vbranger Hillary for Prison
10/20/13 6:36 pm

RJ did you post this for the right president???? Wow!!! I'm shocked you like this president.

swjboucher Just Run
10/19/13 5:28 pm

It's more yes than no.

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thebob Medford Oregon
10/19/13 5:27 pm

Read my lips. No more new taxes.

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swjboucher Just Run
10/19/13 5:29 pm

Obama has done so much better right??

DavesNotHere where am I
10/19/13 5:51 pm

Sw, what does that have to do with the question?