I actually miss Bush

  • trixareforkid...

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    Aug 23, 2016 12:49 AM GMT
    I guess it's easier to be eloquent once out of the hot seat, but great sentiments nonetheless:

    "At times, it seems like the forces pulling us apart are stronger than the forces binding us together. Argument turns too easily into animosity. Disagreement escalates too quickly into dehumanization. Too often we judge other groups by their worst examples, while judging ourselves by our best intentions. And this has strained our bonds of understanding and common purpose.

    But Americans, I think, have a great advantage. To renew our unity, we only need to remember our values. We have never been held together by blood or background. We are bound by things of the spirit – by shared commitments to common ideals.

    At our best, we practice empathy, imagining ourselves in the lives and circumstances of others. This is the bridge across our nation’s deepest divisions. And it is not merely a matter of tolerance, but of learning from the struggles and stories of our fellow citizens, and finding our better selves in the process."

    -speech at memorial service for slain Dallas cops
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    Aug 23, 2016 12:52 AM GMT
    I can relate. I miss diarrhea sometimes too. icon_cry.gif
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    Aug 23, 2016 1:22 AM GMT
    He might have had some input to that but that doesn't sound like his voice. Sounds like a speech writer. But if that's what he said (or read) that's fine for what it is. He does seem to be a somewhat better person not in office. But make no mistake, as president, he was scum.

    Never forget that George W Bush pushed to have our humanity stripped from us forever by Constitutional amendment

    The Constitution is the supreme law of the land in the United States....

    ...Empowered with the sovereign authority of the people by the framers and the consent of the legislatures of the states, it is the source of all government powers...

    This is what that scumbag Bush tried to do to us

    The Federal Marriage Amendment (FMA) (also referred to by proponents as the Marriage Protection Amendment) is a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution which would define marriage in the United States as a union of one man and one woman. The FMA would also prevent judicial extension of marriage rights to same-sex or other unmarried heterosexual couples....

    ...On January 25, 2005, according to the New York Times, Bush told a privately invited group of African-American community and religious leaders that he remained committed to amending the Constitution to "ban same-sex marriage".[33] Over the course of the next two days, it was revealed by the Washington Post and USA Today that the Bush Administration had paid columnists to promote its views. The Department of Health and Human Services paid Maggie Gallagher $21,500, and Mike McManus $49,000, to write syndicated news columns endorsing the FMA.[34][35] Additionally, Gallagher also received $20,000 in 2002 and 2003 to write a report on government initiatives to strengthen marriage. McManus leads a group called "Marriage Savers" promoting marriage as defined between a man and a woman...

    ...on February 24, 2004, Bush called for an amendment which would have outlawed same-sex marriage...

    President Bush on Tuesday announced his support for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to ban same-sex marriage. The following is a transcript of the president's remarks:
    Today, I call upon the Congress to promptly pass and to send to the states for ratification an amendment to our Constitution defining and protecting marriage as a union of a man and woman as husband and wife.

    Bush & the Republican GOP sought to define you by the supreme law of the land as being less than human.

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    Aug 23, 2016 1:55 AM GMT

  • roadbikeRob

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    Aug 23, 2016 2:17 AM GMT
    As far as I am concerned, G.W. Bush was a mediocre President. He was not the brightest guy to occupy the Oval Office yet at the same token, he was quite down to earth and ordinary despite his prosperous upper class background. The thing that I disliked about him was his endless pandering to all the narrow minded bible thumping screwballs. His getting us into both Iraq and Afghanistan was a horrendous mistake. Despite those faults, he wasn't the worst President but he was not a good one. He was average for the most part.
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    Aug 23, 2016 1:55 PM GMT
    at least bush was know to be able to read a teleprompter
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