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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:59 pm    Post subject: President George H.W. Bush passes away at 94

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George H.W. Bush dies at 94.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2018/11/30/george-h-w-bush-dies-at-94-the-41st-president-of-the-united-states-helped-guide-the-world-out-of-a-four-decade-cold-war/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.b89eb19b19ce
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:03 pm    Post subject:

The last decent republican.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:04 pm    Post subject:

Omar Little wrote:
The last decent republican.


Define "decent".
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:08 pm    Post subject:

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Omar Little wrote:
The last decent republican.


Define "decent".
Cmon now.

RIP though.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:11 pm    Post subject:

RIP
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:25 pm    Post subject:

DaMuleRules wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
The last decent republican.


Define "decent".


Served his country. Stood up to “voodoo economics”. Believed in the responsibility of the wealthy to the poor. Raised taxes knowing it would doom his political prospects. Did not overplay the Iraq war. Disagreed with his son but was respectful of the office. Did a lot of good with Bill Clinton post presidency.

I have numerous disagreements with him on policy, and maybe on parenting, but I respect that he tried to be a decent man (late dementia nanny grabbing notwithstanding) based on his beliefs.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:35 pm    Post subject:

so I guess we are now turning RIP threads into deranged partisan therapy sessions?

Rest in peace, he was a great man, father and American.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:39 pm    Post subject:

adkindo wrote:
so I guess we are now turning RIP threads into deranged partisan therapy sessions?

Rest in peace, he was a great man, father and American.


What part of this thread is "deranged partisan therapy sessions" or are you just trying to rile people then run and hide again?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:43 pm    Post subject:

adkindo wrote:
so I guess we are now turning RIP threads into deranged partisan therapy sessions?


You just did with your post. Get out of here with that crap and have some respect for yourself and more importantly for Georgey.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:44 pm    Post subject:

President Obama's statement:

https://twitter.com/BarackObama/status/1068740570921738241
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:52 pm    Post subject:

heard this on the telecast. RIP.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:56 pm    Post subject:

Omar Little wrote:
DaMuleRules wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
The last decent republican.


Define "decent".


Served his country. Stood up to “voodoo economics”. Believed in the responsibility of the wealthy to the poor. Raised taxes knowing it would doom his political prospects. Did not overplay the Iraq war. Disagreed with his son but was respectful of the office. Did a lot of good with Bill Clinton post presidency.

I have numerous disagreements with him on policy, and maybe on parenting, but I respect that he tried to be a decent man (late dementia nanny grabbing notwithstanding) based on his beliefs.


I'll just leave it at this, the Trumpian Dystopia has lead us down an unfortunate path of relative perspective.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:05 pm    Post subject:

Omar Little wrote:
The last decent republican.


How about he was a decent man. A man of honor who served his country in myriad ways.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:14 pm    Post subject:

Omar Little wrote:
DaMuleRules wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
The last decent republican.


Define "decent".


Served his country. Stood up to “voodoo economics”. Believed in the responsibility of the wealthy to the poor. Raised taxes knowing it would doom his political prospects. Did not overplay the Iraq war. Disagreed with his son but was respectful of the office. Did a lot of good with Bill Clinton post presidency.

I have numerous disagreements with him on policy, and maybe on parenting, but I respect that he tried to be a decent man (late dementia nanny grabbing notwithstanding) based on his beliefs.


Don't forget Americans With Disabilities Act, which he signed.

RIP.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:15 pm    Post subject:

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Omar Little wrote:
The last decent republican.


How about he was a decent man. A man of honor who served his country in myriad ways.


Yeah, he served the country. And then later in life he turned his back on honor and was wholly complicit in some truly evil deeds.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:13 pm    Post subject:

strong9 wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
The last decent republican.


How about he was a decent man. A man of honor who served his country in myriad ways.


That’s true too, but there are many of those. The other was rarer and I meant as a compliment of the type I don’t just hand out willy nilly.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:18 pm    Post subject:

DaMuleRules wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
DaMuleRules wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
The last decent republican.


Define "decent".


Served his country. Stood up to “voodoo economics”. Believed in the responsibility of the wealthy to the poor. Raised taxes knowing it would doom his political prospects. Did not overplay the Iraq war. Disagreed with his son but was respectful of the office. Did a lot of good with Bill Clinton post presidency.

I have numerous disagreements with him on policy, and maybe on parenting, but I respect that he tried to be a decent man (late dementia nanny grabbing notwithstanding) based on his beliefs.


I'll just leave it at this, the Trumpian Dystopia has lead us down an unfortunate path of relative perspective.


Fair enough, but my opinion of him, while complicated and one I respect you differing on, was formed before current events.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:49 pm    Post subject:

RIP
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:26 am    Post subject:

Thought of him throughout the month of this November. I can write more but I think Omar Little already explain it. I was born a month before he was elected but did some research on Bush. Wasn't a bad president, just in a bad situation when the "voo-doo economics" were taking effect.

RIP, George H.W. Bush.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:58 am    Post subject:

ChickenStu wrote:
President Obama's statement:

https://twitter.com/BarackObama/status/1068740570921738241
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:14 am    Post subject:

I apologize to you Sir but the only thing I ever knew
Of you was you producing fake satellite images of
Iraqi tanks amassed on the Kuwaiti border
And then helping to promote the Lie that the
Iraqi Red Guard elite soldiers had broken through and were
Were...what??
Going through the hospital's killing people and
.......tossing infants in incubators onto the floor

Why did you do that?

*I did not follow "politics" back then. I just knew it was a life of crime

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:59 am    Post subject:

HW Bush is my least unfavorite Republican President since Ike.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:20 am    Post subject:

I'll be respectful of the deceased I'll not oral good or bad. RIP George Herbert Walker Bush 41st American President.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:54 am    Post subject:

GHWB, as of 1980, was a leading light of the moderate wing of the GOP, which included me at the time. When he became the VP nominee, he moved a notch to the right in his rhetoric, but the more conservative elements always viewed him with suspicion. Many of us in my part of the political spectrum view him with a certain wistfulness. He lost support in the 1992 election from his own party because he compromised with the Democrats on taxes. Think about that.

I never met him, but I know a lot of people around town who did. Without exception, they say that he was just as nice a person as his public image suggests. He would come out and chitchat with the local police officers who were involved in security.

I realize that many people will react to him through a partisan filter or with reference to things he did that they disagreed with. Still, he was a political figure from an era that is now gone. His generation had a mindset that was colored by WWII and the Cold War. When Jimmy Carter passes, that generation will be gone.

RIP.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:35 am    Post subject:

Omar Little wrote:
strong9 wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
The last decent republican.


How about he was a decent man. A man of honor who served his country in myriad ways.


That’s true too, but there are many of those. The other was rarer and I meant as a compliment of the type I don’t just hand out willy nilly.


There are decent Republicans. They are just drowned out in this current climate.
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