Do you approve of the job that George Bush Sr. did as President?
Mr. NWO himself (not that all weren't)??? Hell no!!!
No, but he strikes me as a swell guy. Did anyone else see that wonderful picture of him with the cheerleaders?
Of course he was a Navy pilot
Generally speaking, yes.
I was born in December 1992, so I was absolutely not old enough to fairly judge how he did. Haha
The New World Order proclaimer himself
Biden has mentioned a new world order as well.
Who? *being sarcastic*
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,
Taxes needed to be increased.
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.
Good man, but paled in comparison to Ronald Reagan ( the 2nd George Washington)
That's my opinion.
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.
His trumped up invasion of Kuwait (after his ambassador green-lighted Iraq's takeover) was purely to bolster his own reputation.
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.
Read my lips: NO!
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?
Okay, so you're making fun of his talking points? He was a very centrist, very pragmatic President.
No, talking points or no talking points, Presidents shouldn't talk of implementing a "new world order".
I agree. The NWO thing is what neoconservatism was based on. "Small" gov't types bent on global domination.
Biden has also mentioned a new world order. But I suppose you still support him.
He should have finished off Hussien, so that we didn't have to go back to Iraq.
NOOOO! No way! Look at how Iraq is going today. And back in the 90s, it would have been way worse.
He knew exactly what he was doing. And thank freAkin goodness. Unfortunately, Junior felt the needed to show him up.
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.
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.
He shouldn't have started a war he didn't intend to finish.
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.
I have more respect for 41 then any other president. IMHO best character, experience it was like he was born to be president.
He did way better than our current spending crazy president!
I have to give him credit. Yeah.
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!
He was before my I pay attention to politics time.
I don't approve of him making it more difficult to import AKs.
Because it's stupid. AKs are a solid gun, and the import restrictions were based on nothing more than political BS.
oh...guess I didn't really notice.
Still not a 100% though
He was a one term prez for a reason but he gave Dana Carvey lots of material
Anyone but O'Sama
I wasnt alive.
Why even post then?
Because I can. :D
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.
He was fine.
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.
His presidency was underwhelming at best.
I wasn't even born yet, so I feel like liking his job performance doesn't really mean as much coming from me.
I like him. Wish he didn't have to raise taxes, but he was forced to.
So when a Republican raises taxes "he had to."
But when a Democrat raises taxis "SOCIALIST GAY MUSLIM COMMIE TERRORIST!!"
He was honest - we needed to raise taxes after Reagan spent so much money.
Exactly! He did what needed to be done, even if it wasn't popular or party platform. He did what was right for America.
I agree Texan. He had to do it.
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
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.
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.
So, so true -- trying to fix the abysmal Reagan economy trickle down crap -- what a load of garbage.
RJ never met a higher tax he didn't like.
He lied and was ineffective
your post does not make sense... so I question it
What doesn't make sense?
lied about what? how was he ineffective?
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.
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
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
You're correct. Daddy Bush was just one more step in the same direction as all.
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.
I'm a big HW fan. He was a rational pragmatist, and I will always respect him for it.
The exception would be his military policy, which I am not a fan of.
He's ex-CIA. What would you expect?
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.
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?
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.
Most definitely! The first President I ever voted for.
A smart, good man.
RJ did you post this for the right president???? Wow!!! I'm shocked you like this president.
Why? He was awesome!
It's more yes than no.
Read my lips. No more new taxes.
Obama has done so much better right??
Sw, what does that have to do with the question?