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    George W. Bush: Bigotry and white supremacy are 'blasphemy' against the American creed

    Former President George W. Bush condemned bigotry and white supremacy Thursday while endorsing policies that run counter to those supported by President Donald Trump.
    "Our identity as a nation, unlike other nations, is not determined by geography or ethnicity, by soil or blood. ... This means that people from every race, religion, ethnicity can be full and equally American," he said during remarks at the George W. Bush Institute in New York City. "It means that bigotry and white supremacy, in any form, is blasphemy against the American creed."


    http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/19/politi...ent/index.html

    While I may not have agreed with all his policies during his tenure, I always thought Dubya was a good man at heart who truely loves this country.
    Roll Tide!!!!!

  • #2
    Agreed completely. Even when I disagreed with GWB, I could respect him, unlike the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania......
    "The historical experience of socialist countries has sadly demonstrated that collectivism does not do away with alienation but rather increases it, adding to it a lack of basic necessities and economic inefficiency." ------------------ Pope John Paul II

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    • #3
      GWB, while not my favorite president always impressed me as an honorable man. His father the same. That word is not even understood by the current occupant of the WH.

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      • #4
        George W Bush is freakin' George Washington when compared to the moron currently in the office.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by guido61 View Post
          George W Bush is freakin' George Washington when compared to the moron currently in the office.
          Quote worthy!
          tRump is NOT great, nor will history EVER say he was.

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          • #6
            Them's fightin' words!

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            • #7
              I heard more quotes from his speech today. Yeah, I've got old issues w him (one of which I hold against Clinton too), but dang, I would take THAT Republican Party today. And if GWB wrote most or all of this speech himself, then holy cow, his eloquence has improved like mad these past nine years. Must be art therapy.

              Could the Republican Party ever take back this ideology? I'm afraid it might be done--or some elements (like free trade agreements) will switch over to the Dem side for a few cycles or decades, maybe forever.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Hoddy View Post
                George W. Bush: Bigotry and white supremacy are 'blasphemy' against the American creed

                Former President George W. Bush condemned bigotry and white supremacy Thursday while endorsing policies that run counter to those supported by President Donald Trump.
                "Our identity as a nation, unlike other nations, is not determined by geography or ethnicity, by soil or blood. ... This means that people from every race, religion, ethnicity can be full and equally American," he said during remarks at the George W. Bush Institute in New York City. "It means that bigotry and white supremacy, in any form, is blasphemy against the American creed."


                http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/19/politi...ent/index.html

                While I may not have agreed with all his policies during his tenure, I always thought Dubya was a good man at heart who truely loves this country.
                Meh, he's absolutely right of course, but back when he was the target of the left it was "George Bush doesn't care about Black people," and HW was in stark relief to his incompetence, and then back when HW was in office it was all "blood for oil!" etc., etc..

                But I admit the quote makes me miss Bush. Every once in while he could be very eloquent I won't cast a ballot for someone I feel is corrupt, but I'm trying pretty hard to resist the cynical view that personal decency is not an asset in the oval office and may actually be a detriment.



                While she's talking, I'll use my mind to think of other things. She can't stop my mind!

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                • arcadesonfire
                  arcadesonfire commented
                  Editing a comment
                  Indeed. Perspective and hindsight change our measures a lot. GWB was only the third pres I was fully aware of, and I hated him mainly because of the war. But now, I'm like, please GWB, come back. He could easily take down Trump in an IQ match.

              • #9
                Originally posted by Opposite Day View Post

                .....the cynical view that personal decency is not an asset in the oval office and may actually be a detriment.
                Witness Jimmy Carter.

                Great man, horrible president.

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                • #10
                  Originally posted by TheNord View Post

                  Witness Jimmy Carter.

                  Great man, horrible president.
                  Redemption. He's a great former president. Perhaps the greatest.
                  Maybe W is aiming for a bit of that. If so, I applaud his efforts.Because I think he was a terrible president. In fact, Trump may be the best thing thing that ever happened to Bush, saving him from the disgrace of being the worst ever.
                  It begs the question- Will Trump ever try to redeem himself?
                  naw.
                  Sorry; I withdraw the question.
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                  • #11
                    Originally posted by RogueGnome View Post
                    Redemption. He's a great former president. Perhaps the greatest.
                    Maybe W is aiming for a bit of that. If so, I applaud his efforts.Because I think he was a terrible president. In fact, Trump may be the best thing thing that ever happened to Bush, saving him from the disgrace of being the worst ever.
                    It begs the question- Will Trump ever try to redeem himself?
                    naw.
                    Sorry; I withdraw the question.
                    I can't agree with GWB being the worst ever - not by a long shot. He never was anywhere close to the likes of Grant, Johnson, or Nixon.
                    "The historical experience of socialist countries has sadly demonstrated that collectivism does not do away with alienation but rather increases it, adding to it a lack of basic necessities and economic inefficiency." ------------------ Pope John Paul II

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                    • RogueGnome
                      RogueGnome commented
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                      Grant was before my time.
                      I'd say he edged out Johnson and Nixon.
                      But never mind all that.
                      It's a whole new ballgame, so let's not quibble over the runners-up.

                    • SteinbergerHack
                      SteinbergerHack commented
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                      I was talking about Andrew Johnson. FAR worse than anyone in our lifetime.

                    • arcadesonfire
                      arcadesonfire commented
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                      Impressions I took from US history were that Andrew Jackson and Andrew Johnson get worst-ever prizes, with maybe Hoover and Nixon taking the cake in the 20th century. For the 21st century, it's going to be hard to top Trump. I pray we don't. (In other words, please RNC, don't nominate Kid Rock.)
                      Last edited by arcadesonfire; 10-20-2017, 12:41 PM.

                  • #12
                    if dubya hadnt picked Satan for his vp history may have looked more kindly at him. As it is, Iraq is squarely on his shoulders, a hole we may take generations to dig out from.

                    But yeah, in this case, he's right. I might even take 4 years of bush/cheney instead of the horses ass the republicans elected.

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                    • #13
                      Originally posted by guido61 View Post
                      George W Bush is freakin' George Washington when compared to the moron currently in the office.


                      No.

                      This is how the reps have moved the country inexorably to the right.

                      They continually elect worse and worse people until that horrible situation from the past suddenly seems entirely acceptable.

                      ​Dubya was the head of a horrible anti-American, anti 90% of the population administration and we shouldn't lose sight of that.

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                      • #14
                        Originally posted by SteinbergerHack View Post

                        I can't agree with GWB being the worst ever - not by a long shot. He never was anywhere close to the likes of Grant, Johnson, or Nixon.
                        Grant has been rising in the estimation of presidential historians in recent years. Nixon always comes out midling. Some great successes. ....but...Watergate. And left with a horrible economy.

                        Bush, thus far, ranks pretty low. James Buchanan is the perennial bottom-dweller.

                        Here’s a recent C-Span ranking based on thr rankings of 91 presidential historians.

                        https://www.c-span.org/presidentsurv.../?page=overall

                        *edited when I saw you meant ANDREW Johnson. Yeah he’s always way down there as well.

                        You gotta feel bad for those guys who can’t even beat the dude who only served for one month.
                        Last edited by guido61; 10-20-2017, 08:24 AM.
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                        • #15
                          Every Republican elected President makes the previous Republican President look better.
                          Originally posted by RobRoy
                          There is an "honest grit" to his lying.
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