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Thu Dec 6, 2018, 10:25 AM

How much respect do you have for President George W. Bush?


The New York Times, 12-5-2018

President George W. Bush (transcript of George W. Bush's eulogy for his father)

" In his Inaugural Address, the 41st president of the United States said this: “We cannot hope only to leave our children a bigger car, a bigger bank account. We must hope to give them a sense of what it means to be a loyal friend, a loving parent, a citizen who leaves his home, his neighborhood and town better than he found it. What do we want the men and women who work with us to say when we are no longer there? That we were more driven to succeed than anyone around us? Or that we stopped to ask if a sick child had gotten better, and stayed a moment there to trade a word of friendship?”

Well, Dad — we’re going remember you for exactly that and so much more.

And we’re going to miss you. Your decency, sincerity, and kind soul will stay with us forever. So, through our tears, let us see the blessings of knowing and loving you — a great and noble man, and the best father a son or daughter could have.

And in our grief, let us smile knowing that Dad is hugging Robin and holding Mom’s hand again. "

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/05/us/politics/george-w-bush-eulogy.html
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Read the eulogy and tribute President George W. Bush gave to his father President George H.W. Bush yesterday.

What do you think? How much respect do you have for President George W. Bush?


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I have great respect for President George W. Bush.
7 (37%)
I have moderate respect for President George W. Bush.
9 (47%)
I have zero respect for President George W. Bush.
3 (16%)
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Reply How much respect do you have for President George W. Bush? (Original post)
myohmy Dec 6 OP
Independent.mind Dec 6 #1
imwithfred Dec 6 #2
Independent.mind Dec 6 #3
imwithfred Dec 6 #4
Independent.mind Dec 6 #9
DDKick Dec 6 #8
Oldgeezer Dec 6 #5
GoldwatersSoul Dec 6 #6
His Daughter Dec 6 #7
Badsamm Dec 6 #10
foia Dec 6 #11
Paradigm Dec 6 #12
Squeek Dec 6 #13

Response to myohmy (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 10:31 AM

1. Way to subjective.

Too many factors and too few options in the poll.

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Response to myohmy (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 10:42 AM

2. If there's ever been anyone who didn't deserve to lose

a presidential election, it was George Bush in 1992.

But sometimes evil triumphs over good.

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Response to imwithfred (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 10:43 AM

3. "Read my lips no new taxes"

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Response to Independent.mind (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 10:48 AM

4. Another classic example of the dirty underhanded tricks Demos use.

Remember that after the taxes were imposed under Bush, they were almost immediately withdrawn after Clinton took over.

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Response to imwithfred (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 11:35 AM

9. Bush made the remark

and it came back and bit him.

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Response to Independent.mind (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 11:32 AM

8. That is back when the voters help candidates responsible for their actions

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Response to imwithfred (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 10:50 AM

5. The poll question is about GWB...but I agree GHWB did earn a 2nd(even w/taxes)...damn lil wierdo

Perot killed that idea.

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Response to myohmy (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 10:52 AM

6. Decent man....

fair president. Did some effective actions others were terribly inept and poorly thought out.

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Response to myohmy (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 11:28 AM

7. This mixes two separate issues

I have a great deal of respect for the person. He was not superior President, though certainly a decent one.

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Response to myohmy (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 11:47 AM

10. Almost as much as I do for the turd Im about to drop

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Response to myohmy (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 11:56 AM

11. Very good person.

Fair to middlin president.

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Response to myohmy (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 12:01 PM

12. NYT. LOL.

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Response to myohmy (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 12:15 PM

13. I have to say

that I never in a million years imagined I would feel sympathy for/empathy with George W.

His eulogy was great, and when he nearly lost it at the end, I actually had tears in my eyes.

At one time I loathed him. Of course, that was before I thought I would never see anyone worse than him.


He's done well by not making a spectacle of himself.


Well done, George.


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