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Saturday, December 1, 2018

PRESIDENT GEORGE H W BUSH

A man with perhaps the greatest resume in US Presidential history. He entered the Navy at 18 (after trying at 17) in wartime and became the youngest Naval combat pilot. He was a businessman, a congressman, a diplomat, head of the CIA, VicePresident and President.
I had an opportunity to spend some time around the President and Mrs Bush when they returned to Houston after his term ended. Believe me, you knew you were in the presence of a great guy when you were around him. One of the things that stands out, to me, was his ability to remember names. It was impressive.
It wasn't until his son was elected President, did I see the down turn of the Democrat's civility. If you remember, the Left chastised Bush 43 about his great relationship with his mother and father. The Left took what was previously the envy of all people (a happy and successful and close family dynamic) and tried to make it look bad. Pride in your father's success, pride in your son's success, love of your family became a mental disorder in the minds of the Left. I say it was during Bush 43's presidency that the Democrats made this turn to "what was good is now bad and what was bad is now good". It rages on today. Both 41 and 43 and Mrs Bush were too kind at heart and too gentle to publicly fight back.
My point is- we now have the opposite of a kinder and gentler man as President. And that is now what is needed to fight the Marxist thugs who have taken over the Democrat Party and a huge part of today's society. They still hate President Trump's family no matter what the dynamic but we now have a man who knows you can't play nice with the Left and he will fight back every day.

39 comments:

Wolf's Head said...

I, however, have a different view of Bush 41.

I remember his attacks on Reagan during the 1980 campaign. Bush was the Establishment's choice. His derision of Reagan's economic policies as "Voodoo" economics shows he had little interest in the ordinary American, but was more concerned with the establishment goals of consolidation of power and wealth in the elite, and bringing American into "The New World Order" of subjugating American interests in favor of Globalism.

His Presidency was one of lies and betrayals. He broke his "No New Taxes" pledge without batting an eye, and his Iraq war is still causing problems 26 YEARS later. His halt of our advance on Baghdad was epic stupidity and his show of fealty to the Globalists.

The Assault Weapon Ban on imported assault weapons stands to this day, and was the father of all of the Democrats anti gun legislation since. This one act of betrayal of the American people is why he was a one term President, and led to the election of the Clinton Mafia which is STILL causing trouble today.

His idiot son W gave us the longest war in our history, Afgahnistan, and wasted many lives and trillions of dollars trying to clean up his Pa's mess in Iraq. His incompetence and wasteful spending increased the diisaffection of conservative voters with the Republican Party, and gave rise to the RHINOs, who are still fighting President Trump's efforts to bring the government under some kind of rational control.

W's bumbling demeanor and incompetence further increased Conservative disaffection with the Republican Party and gave us the Plague of Plagues, Obama.

Bush 41 also spent 250 million, one quarter of a BILLION dollars trying to buy the 2016 election for his other idiot son Jeb Bush. Establishment people and politics to the core.

I understand that you , like many others, do not like to speak evil of the dead, but George Herbert Walker Bush was an Establishment stooge, a tool of the Globalists, and his legacy is one of strife abroad and at home.

When the next Civil War begins Bush 41 with his Globalist, one world government, anti gun, elitist views and politics with be one of it's founding fathers.

Sarkazein said...

Until Jesus or G_d ( 1 & 2 AW ) is elected President, no one will be perfect to everyone. Reagan banned loaded weapons while governor and Trump has banned the bump stock. Bush 43 let the sun set on Clinton's ban on military style semi auto rifles. Colt appreciated 41's ban. Reagan let the Marine Barracks bombing go unanswered then Clinton let WTC first bombing go unanswered.
A New World Order is interpreted in different ways. Bush used it after the fall of the Soviets in its relation to world peace, not world trade. He used it in describing the laws of man being followed in the world which allows countries to be sovereign and not taken over by bigger countries against their will (most of the USSR). Trump just backed down on some Chinese tariffs.
I guess my post was more on sociology than politics although both are close to the same.

Sarkazein said...

Myself, given the choice, will still take a war hero good family man over a draft dodging flasher molester doper AKA Slick Willy as President.

Sarkazein said...

It is my belief that an eccentric billionaire named Ross Perot gave us Bill Clinton. He had 19%. I say eccentric because he danced the jig when he lost. He had accomplished his mission.

guy faulkes said...

I agree with the Wolf. I have made the same points many times.

Sarkazein said...

I think there are some statues of him you could tear down.

guy faulkes said...

Not my way of doing things. He won fairly. we need the statues to remind us to be more careful. :}

Blogger said...

Great post Sark!

Sarkazein said...

Thank you Blogger.
There has never been a Conservative Libertarian enough President elected in my life time. Including Reagan and Bush (the one Reagan selected as his VP) (twice) and Bush and Trump. Ike might have been the closest, but I was in my single digits.

Sarkazein said...

Continued above-
However, there have been some great men holding that office including Nixon, Ford and Truman.

guy faulkes said...

You are correct, Sark. No candidate is perfect. Not for any one person, much less everyone. This means that one has to decide what he can live with and what he cannot. If you can support someone in good conscious, then do so. If you cannot, then do not.I personally find it difficult to support a Liberal light cnadidadte and usually will not do so.

Sarkazein said...

GuyFaulkes- I probably wouldn't support him politically today if he were running for President. Unless of course it was against Hillary or Michelle or Barry's 3rd term (nonconsecutive)or presidential candidate Maxine Waters. But, hopefully, all the things about his life including career and family and good neighbor that I so admired will never change, in spite of his use of the phrase "voodoo economics".

guy faulkes said...

I respect the man's service in WWII. I do not respect his politics especially his banning of guns in violation of the 2nd.Amendment. I think he treated our servicemen as well as could be expected given his politics. A man's actions speak louder than his words. It is certainly possible to be a good man in some respects but be lacking in others. Of course, this is a matter of opinion and is purely subjective.

Sarkazein said...

Not to split hairs, and going by memory, I believe the gangbangers in California were arming up with AKs at the time and were outgunning law enforcement. Some thought this a foreign conspiracy. If President Trump banned the import of rifles from China or Russia, I wouldn't call that banning guns in the popular definition of banning guns. After all, he didn't ban (legislate) the same class of semi-auto military style rifles made in the USA... ARs etc. If there is a big tariff placed on imported AKs from China I wouldn't consider that banning either.

Anonymous said...

President Bush represented the GOP which defended the interest of America’s wealthiest families but had some moral compass, ethics, and believed mostly working within the framework of the US Constitution. President Bush rejected the cruelty and ignorance Trumpism.

Johnny Rico said...

Wolf's Head,

Just read your post, and wow!!! Just wow!!! You hit the nail on the head with that one. I forced myself not to post yesterday because I was about to vomit from all the Johnny Come Lately press coverage tripping over themselves to out-fawn each other. HW Bush was a socialist, a weak President, and someone I wouldn't (and didn't) feel comfortable giving the keys to the country to. His son, George, was even worse.

I will say, he was a "nice" man, and he's probably in heaven cavorting with angels, but on this earth he epitomized establishment elitism. John McCain, RINO Richard Burr, George Bush, John crybaby Bohner, Mitch McConnel, and many many other RINOs are/were similar.

The Watauga Rethuglican Party probably thinks of HW as some kind of exemplary politician which is why they are no longer relevant.


Johnny Rico

Johnny Rico said...

Bush senior was anti-2nd Amendment. Funny how the news media won't report on that now that he is suddenly their "hero." If he was capable of turning on Americans and the Constitution that he swore to uphold, then what in the hell would the bumbling idiot have done as a lame duck President had he won another term? I feel he would've made womanizer Bill Clinton look like a conservative. Bush senior was a complete failure as President and, again, was an anti-American, establishment elitist who was pampered cradle to grave. Not this gals idea of a good President. His weak kneed governance (except when it came to gun control) inspired hundreds of Republican RINOs to enmesh us in wars we had no intention of winning.

He did like dogs though, which is the one good spot I'll give him.

Sarkazein said...

I am still waiting for your (JR, Wolf, Guy)'s John Gault figure to come to life... I'll vote for him. There was a choice in the Republican primary, at the time of Dole or Graham or Alexander. The 80's, in my memory, were not like today where the gun issue is more front and center. There are more refined opinions now. It was lower on the list of priorities in society. I know that legally, I could not carry a concealed handgun in Texas in the 70's or the 80's. I could only carry a long gun. Thankfully Reagan was only a governor when he outlawed loaded guns in public so in Texas it could be loaded. NOW, after 8 years of Bush 41 as Vice President, 4 years as President, and 4+ years of G W Bush as governor and 8 years as President, I can now carry a handgun openly or concealed, I can buy another AR, I can buy multi round magazines.
DC vs Heller could have gone either way. It didn't. By only a slim margin the 2nd was saved. Saved by judges appointed by Bush. Clinton's appointees all rules against the 2nd.
41 and 43 saved the 2nd Amendment. I will join you as you bow and give thanks for George H W and W. Salute!



Sarkazein said...

Should read- "bow your heads and give thanks..."

Sarkazein said...

Should read- "John Galt" not Gault

guy faulkes said...

Sark, in all fairness, yo have to admit that Bushes appointees to SCOTUS were not made on the 2nd. Amendment alone. The credit for these justices actions is in a large part due them as sometimes appointees can be disappointment. Also, in fairness, I have to admit that Bush made some good appointees. Nothing negates the fact that he went back n his word on taxes and banned guns.

Sarkazein said...

It is still the end result. If not for Bush 41 and 43 there would be no 2nd Amendment for the individual. Certainly Clinton and Obama did nothing to defend it. And like I've said before, I am not ready for an all out civil war. The first thing that would go would be electricity, meaning the air conditioner. If Dukakis had picked Justices or Algore, DC vs Heller and the Chicago ruling would have gone the other way because of their appointments. Thank you George H W and W! You are this patriot's heroes.







Sarkazein said...

Going by memory again, I believe Reagan (no bullets for you) left Congress, both House and Senate, in control of the Democrats. Bush 41 had to deal with a Democrat controlled Congress for 4 years.

guy faulkes said...

Indeed, Reagan was a Democrat until he saw the light.

Sarkazein said...

I just watched Sen Bob Dole being helped to his feet so he could salute President George H W Bush. If that didn't bring welling to your eyes....

Anonymous said...

All of the conservatives here were extremely concerned about election fraud but now that we have actual documented election fraud by Republicans in Badden County by the Harris campaign, Republicans are silent. Republicans are still pushing their voter suppression campaign and gerrymandering.

Wolf's Head said...

Well, I'm not the Lone Wolf howling in the wilderness...

https://www.breitbart.com/radio/2018/12/04/michelle-malkin-bush-legacy-impoverishes-american-worker-grows-deep-state/

Wolf's Head said...

"Anonymous Anonymous said...
All of the conservatives here were extremely concerned about election fraud but now that we have actual documented election fraud by Republicans in Badden County by the Harris campaign, Republicans are silent. Republicans are still pushing their voter suppression campaign and gerrymandering."

BUT, but, you lefties say there is NO election fraud!

Make up your mind, if you have one....

Sarkazein said...

Michelle Malkin, the next Mrs Sarkazein, leaves out Reagan's amnesty for illegals. Bush's immigration Bill of 1990 gives no amnesty to illegals and speaks to legal immigration.

Anonymous said...

Wolf

Liberals said voter ID Laws are designed for voter suppression and there’s nearly no voter fraud from a person impersonating another voter. The NCGA did nothing to prevent the most common form of voter fraud thtat of absentee ballots.

Sarkazein said...

Polititard 7:06 AM- See Vent Page

Sarkazein said...

I think I have a catch phrase for those to use who think the old guard Republicans did not slow the Democrats march toward Marxism. White Privilege... no wait, that one is being used already. How about Established Privilege ?

Sarkazein said...

I just heard a $100 haircut $5 brain media type say President George h W Bush was the last President from the Greatest Generation. Not so, Jimmy Carter joined the Navy during WW 2.

Sarkazein said...

A great service for a great man.

Johnny Rico said...

Sark said:

"I am still waiting for your (JR, Wolf, Guy)'s John Gault figure to come to life... I'll vote for him. There was a choice in the Republican primary, at the time of Dole or Graham or Alexander."

We thought that figure had come to life when we voted Bush senior into office. He talked and walked like the real thing, but was far, far from it. He was a liar and a commie. This is why we are so quick to point out his many, many shortcomings as they need pointing out to right the ship so to speak. We voted for your figurative figure when we voted for Dole, who ended up losing, and then for Bush Jr. We learned our lesson with RINO Romney and didn't give him a chance.


What has occured Sark, is many are wise to the ways of RINOs like Bush Sr, Bush Jr, Romney, and many others. Look at RINO Richard Burr who's sucking air as a lame duck Senator. What's that idiot done to increase your freedom, reduce government, or further liberty? Like both Bushs, McCain, Foxx, McConnel, Reagan, and most Republicans, he's done the opposite.

So who is the figure you conveniently relegate to mysticism as if one doesn't exist? Well, they do exist. The Tea Party, now apparently called the Freedom Caucus by revisionists, is a good start. Tea Partiers are all that prevents rethuglicans from giving your rights away. The rethuglicans can't wait to get the gun control issue off their plate by the way, even if it means ensuring your 2nd Amendment goes the way of the Do Do Bird. The folks exist, they are just kept out of the mainstream by the establishment RINOs who are scared to death of them.


Sark, what's with Texas and the RINOs that state builds? Both Bushes turned RINO in the blink of an eye. Then we have a real gem, RINO Rick Perry who turned extremist leftist when he mandated forced vaccinations for teenage girls. Funny how RINO Rick Perry wanted to force vaccinate your daughter Sark, but wouldn't do a thing about illegal aliens living in the interior of Texas. That's the mark of a worthless politician, and Texas produces many of then. Cruz is pretty good though - he would've done a better job than Trump at taking it to the establishment as he was already doing that as a Senator (remember when he refused to vote for deficit spending - going against the Rethuglicans in doing so?)


Bush Sr. and Bush Jr. were/are worthless politicans. Hopefully the nation won't be stupid enough to vote another moderate or far left rethuglican into office.


Sarkazein said...

JR- I can say that I never thought Bush or Dole was a John Galt figure. None were Conservative/libertarian enough for me. But, I knew the Democrats choices were not even close in any way at all. If you thought Bush was your idea of perfection (pre-election), you were wrong and politically naive.
As I stated before, Bush 41 and Bush 43 did in fact further my liberties. Not all liberty, but as with the Lefties, there is no Utopia. Reagan, Clinton, and Obama decreased my liberties.
None of the Freedom Caucus's names have appeared on my ballot, how about yours? Cruz would have been the closest and that is who I unsuccessfully supported. So if not "mystical" certainly they are missing.
Remember, it took Bush 41 less than one four year term to do what Reagan couldn't do in two terms... see the fall of the USSR and the Berlin Wall.
What Bush 41 did in his life, most could not hold a candle to.
The Left has decided to tear down the Founding of America and our patriots as part of the Communist takeover of America. It doesn't work with me.
Dick Army (R) of Texas was a founder of sorts of the Tea Party. He didn't toss his hat into the ring. It's almost like they are sceered. Bush 41 and Bush 43 had the balls to run, now where's the Freedom Caucus? If you see any, tell them to grow a pair... we need them.

Anonymous said...

Sark,

Who are these “Marxist Thugs” you mentioned? It’s Conservatives who have a huge crush on the Marxist KGB Agent now the sole Authoritarian Dictatorship murdering journalist and attacking America’s Institutions of Freedom. Trump is Putin’s treasonous Agent.

Johnny Rico said...

Noneymouse coward

Proof please. Or is this more useless rhetoric from the left who LOST the last election? Sour grapes. Donald Trump is YOUR President. Machts Niches Bitches!!!!! Stings don't it. We won, you lost, get over it.

Anonymous said...

Johnny

Where are you getting your information? Republicans lost over 40 house seats, locally in Watauga County every Republicans Candidates lost their Democratic opponent.

"U.S. House of Representatives

Virginia Foxx 9,902, D.D. Adams 13,025

N.C. State Senate District 45"

Wes Luther 12,185, Deanna Ballard 10,536

N.C. House of Representatives District 93

Jonathan C. Jordan 9,346, Ray Russell 13,447

Board of Commissioners (3 seats)

District 3
Tim Hodges 10,890, Billy Kennedy 12,672
District 4
Larry Turnbow 12,975, David Blust 10,602
District 5
Tommy Sofield 10,844, Charlie Wallin 12,576

Clerk of Superior Court

Travis Critter 8,672, Diane Cornett Deal 15,063

Watauga County Sheriff

Len (L.D. Hagaman) 13,675, David Searcy 10,075"