George H W Bush 41

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    Dec 27, 2012 6:16 AM GMT
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/26/george-hw-bush-fever_n_2365588.html

    This isn't sounding real good.
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    Dec 27, 2012 6:18 AM GMT
    Quite frankly, I have no remorse.

    Let the fucker die, along with his legacy of lies and "legal" murder.
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    Dec 27, 2012 7:17 AM GMT
    I hope he gets better soon.
  • TheBizMan

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    Dec 27, 2012 7:18 AM GMT
    The grim reaper is sitting intently by his bedside.
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    Dec 27, 2012 7:20 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidQuite frankly, I have no remorse.

    Let the fucker die, along with his legacy of lies and "legal" murder.


    Same to ya !
  • TroyAthlete

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    Dec 27, 2012 8:25 AM GMT
    Oy. Good guy, God bless him.
  • creature

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    Dec 27, 2012 12:50 PM GMT
    oh well
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    Dec 27, 2012 1:02 PM GMT
    yourname2000 saidI think the Republican Party and indeed the country would benefit from him sticking around for a bit longer. He's an elder statesman, and from my perspective, one of the more noble the party has been able to muster for the last 30 years. He's a moderate by today's standards. And in these tumultuous times within the party, having an anchor that predates all the tea-party craziness, might help saner voices and opinions prevail as the GOP reinvents itself.

    That assumes I want the GOP to reinvent itself. I'd rather it drive itself into oblivion, as a stronger lesson in political extremism to avoid for those who will follow. We've had this wild swing into radical conservatism and fundamental Christianity, flirting with a Taliban-like theocracy. Let it be tossed into the dustbin of history, so something more reasonable can replace it, more in keeping with real American traditions.
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    Dec 27, 2012 2:45 PM GMT
    ART_DECO said
    yourname2000 saidI think the Republican Party and indeed the country would benefit from him sticking around for a bit longer. He's an elder statesman, and from my perspective, one of the more noble the party has been able to muster for the last 30 years. He's a moderate by today's standards. And in these tumultuous times within the party, having an anchor that predates all the tea-party craziness, might help saner voices and opinions prevail as the GOP reinvents itself.

    That assumes I want the GOP to reinvent itself. I'd rather it drive itself into oblivion, as a stronger lesson in political extremism to avoid for those who will follow. We've had this wild swing into radical conservatism and fundamental Christianity, flirting with a Taliban-like theocracy. Let it be tossed into the dustbin of history, so something more reasonable can replace it, more in keeping with real American traditions.


    And this other than more Artie hate has exactly what to do with a former president being ill?
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    Dec 27, 2012 2:47 PM GMT
    yourname2000 saidI think the Republican Party and indeed the country would benefit from him sticking around for a bit longer. He's an elder statesman, and from my perspective, one of the more noble the party has been able to muster for the last 30 years. He's a moderate by today's standards. And in these tumultuous times within the party, having an anchor that predates all the tea-party craziness, might help saner voices and opinions prevail as the GOP reinvents itself.


    Mostly agree. Not sure, if he gets through this, that he'll be sky diving anymore.
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    Dec 27, 2012 3:24 PM GMT
    Aristoshark saidNever been crazy about the guy, his being a Jew-hatin' friend of the Saudis and all and married to a truly malevolent harpy, but he's probably the most moderate Republican left on the national stage.


    "“Following a series of setbacks including a persistent fever, President Bush was admitted to the intensive care unit at Methodist Hospital on Sunday where he remains in guarded condition,” Bush family spokesman Jim McGrath revealed in a prepared statement. “Doctors at Methodist continue to be cautiously optimistic about the current course of treatment. The president is alert and conversing with medical staff, and is surrounded by family.”"

    You just get an age where everything starts to fail. The "guarded condition" doesn't sound good. True, he was a bit on the liberal side for me, but a good man.
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    Dec 27, 2012 4:12 PM GMT
    He's a human being, a very old one, and sickly. These things happen. If he recovers, good for him and his loved ones, they have a little more time with him. If he passes away, may he rest in peace. icon_neutral.gif
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    Dec 27, 2012 5:34 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree said..... True, he was a bit on the liberal side for me, but a good man.



    George H. W. Bush would be wayyyyyyyyyyy too "liberal" for today's crazies and nut cases that control the GOP party of today.

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    Dec 27, 2012 6:04 PM GMT
    rnch said
    freedomisntfree said..... True, he was a bit on the liberal side for me, but a good man.



    George H. W. Bush would be wayyyyyyyyyyy too "liberal" for today's crazies and nut cases that control the GOP party of today.

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    I lean a bit more to the Dick Cheney, Gingrich, etc. ( I know .. shocking) side of the Republican party, but 41 has been a good man with four or five decades of service to his country.

    I can disagree with him slightly on the politics, but very much respect the man. Kind of the same thing I said about George McGovern (the only democrat who I voted for POTUS).
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    Dec 27, 2012 7:50 PM GMT
    Blakes7 saidHe's a human being, a very old one, and sickly. These things happen. If he recovers, good for him and his loved ones, they have a little more time with him. If he passes away, may he rest in peace. icon_neutral.gif

    Holy shit. An empathetic post for a Republican! icon_eek.gif
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    Dec 27, 2012 9:04 PM GMT
    Of all the people named Bush who have been president, he is the least worst.
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    Dec 27, 2012 11:30 PM GMT
    madfacts saidOf all the people named Bush who have been president, he is the least worst.


    I think that sums up my opinion on him. That's the only kind of praise I can give the man.
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    Dec 28, 2012 12:19 AM GMT
    Aristoshark said
    freedomisntfree said Kind of the same thing I said about George McGovern (the only democrat who I voted for POTUS).

    I had you pegged as a contrarian way back.


    Concerned about the megalomaniac potential with RMN plus I wanted someone a bit more conservative. RMN was far far from a conservative.
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    Dec 28, 2012 12:21 AM GMT
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    Blakes7 saidHe's a human being, a very old one, and sickly. These things happen. If he recovers, good for him and his loved ones, they have a little more time with him. If he passes away, may he rest in peace. icon_neutral.gif

    Holy shit. An empathetic post for a Republican! icon_eek.gif


    And similar to one I posted on the passing of George McGovern
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    Dec 28, 2012 12:22 AM GMT
    madfacts saidOf all the people named Bush who have been president, he is the least worst.


    I much preferred 43 over 41.
  • KissTheSky

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    Dec 28, 2012 1:22 AM GMT
    The Republican party that nominated and elected GHW Bush doesn't even exist any more. Many moderates used to call themselves Republicans, who believed in tax fairness, women's reproductive freedom, and addressing poverty. Today's Tea-Party extremists would't even nominate someone like Bush Sr. The era when a Republican like that could become president is long gone.
    Nor would they ever vote for Ronald Reagan, because he raised taxes more than once while governor in California.

    As the media blathers about Bush Sr.'s health and immerses itself in nostalgia when he eventually passes away, it's important to remember how far the Republican party has fallen, which is exactly why they continue to lose national elections.


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    Dec 28, 2012 4:03 AM GMT
    KissTheSky saidThe Republican party that nominated and elected GHW Bush doesn't even exist any more. Many moderates used to call themselves Republicans, who believed in tax fairness, women's reproductive freedom, and addressing poverty. Today's Tea-Party extremists would't even nominate someone like Bush Sr. The era when a Republican like that could become president is long gone.
    Nor would they ever vote for Ronald Reagan, because he raised taxes more than once while governor in California.

    As the media blathers about Bush Sr.'s health and immerses itself in nostalgia when he eventually passes away, it's important to remember how far the Republican party has fallen, which is exactly why they continue to lose national elections.




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    Dec 29, 2012 7:17 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidQuite frankly, I have no remorse.

    Let the fucker die, along with his legacy of lies and "legal" murder.



    The difference here is that when GHW Bush passes, millions will mourn because he left his mark on the world. However, when YOU pass away, those who even notice or care will be thinking "He's dead? I thought he died years ago".
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    Dec 29, 2012 7:21 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    paulflexes saidQuite frankly, I have no remorse.

    Let the fucker die, along with his legacy of lies and "legal" murder.



    The difference here is that when GHW Bush passes, millions will mourn because he left his mark on the world. However, when YOU pass away, those who even notice or care will be thinking "He's dead? I thought he died years ago".


    He did .... shows in the attitude.
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    Dec 29, 2012 7:27 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    CuriousJockAZ said
    paulflexes saidQuite frankly, I have no remorse.

    Let the fucker die, along with his legacy of lies and "legal" murder.



    The difference here is that when GHW Bush passes, millions will mourn because he left his mark on the world. However, when YOU pass away, those who even notice or care will be thinking "He's dead? I thought he died years ago".


    He did .... shows in the attitude.



    There are few things more reprehensible or as glaring an example of a total lack of character than for someone to wish another dead. Totally classless.