Do you remember George H.W. Bush?
He is the forgotten President, squished in between the Greatest President, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton. He’s the guy who blew the Reagan legacy.
The funniest part of all is that he thinks Republicans are still dying to listen to this one term wonder.
In an interview with Parade Magazine, the Granddaddy of the RINO’s, Mr. Read My Lips, weighed in on Grover Norquist and his Taxpayer Protection Pledge.
Bush, who famously broke his word on no new taxes and went from a 90% approval rating to losing the election a little over a year later said those types of pledges should be ignored.
Bush said, ““The rigidity of those pledges is something I don’t like. The circumstances change and you can’t be wedded to some formula by Grover Norquist. It’s — who the hell is Grover Norquist, anyway?”
Who the hell is George H.W. Bush?
He’s the guy who called the strategy that Ronald Reagan used to bring America back, “Voodoo economics.”
George H.W. Bush is the last guy the Republicans should be listening to.
The GOP has been listening to the RINO wing of the party since the days of Reagan. What has that gotten us? In case they have not been paying attention, the last Republican to win a landslide on his own was Reagan. Bush won big in 88 because he was Reagan’s VP. On his own, he crashed and burned. That same wing gave us Bob Dole and John McCain. Those were spectacular successes. Even George W. Bush, who had the common sense to claim to be a conservative, was only able to eek out narrow wins against second-rate opponents.
When Republicans run as conservatives, Republicans win. When Republicans do things like promise they will not raise taxes and will cut spending, provided they actually live up to their word, they win big time.
There is an old saying, “If you cannot be a good example, at least be a horrible warning.
George H.W. Bush should be the GOP’s horrible warning of what not to do.
George H. W. Bush is a NWO greedy parasite. George H. W. Bush is not a nice man. George H. W. Bush would do well to shut his mouth and hide behind Barbara's skirt.
I did not like him and could not understand why Reagan had him as VP? He is one of the leaders of NWO (NASTY WORLD ORDER)
I'm with you there Lawrence. I did not trust George H. before Reagan was elected and was shocked when Reagan chose him as VP. I truly believe Reagan was forced to choose him in order to take the Presidency. And as much as he gnawed at my soul before and during Reagan's time, he truly frightened me with his 'thousand points of light' and New World Order talk... it was the first time I said WTF aloud and have been saying it ever since. God forgive me!
Ronald Reagan appointed GWB as VP to appease a broad base of supporters that Bush had at that time, so as to not be devisive within party lines. For those too young to remember, Bush ran for President against Reagan and several others in 1979. Without locking in GWB's support base, Reagan would not have won the bid for the White House.
It has been stated in several books and articles that the Reagans and Bushs did not see eye to eye on quite a few issues, which is one of the reasons that Reagan distanced himself from GWB during Bush's first run for the Presidency.
Additionally, GWB had been part of the then-recent Warren Commission as well as the head of the CIA in the early to mid 1970's under Nixon's administration. The knowledge Bush had in dealing with the intelligence community, tactical situations, our military, foreign powers and their militaries added to the appeal as a prime choice for him to become VP.
I agree, the NWO 'Thousand points of light' and "New World Order™" lingo scared the crap out of me as well.
The ONE THING that GWB did that I highly respect him for was, when Reagan was shot, Bush did not declare himself President. Ronald and Nancy Reagan both stated much later on that their respect for GWB increased dramatically during those events.
Have you asked yourself, if Bush was involved in Reagans shooting? You should.
He was involved in Kennedy's assasination, I wouldn't doubt he had something to do with Ronnie's,too!
outstanding! he is a NWO guy that like Obama got the U.N.'s permission top go into iraq to liberate Kuwait.
Like Clinton, their narcissistic personalities make them stick their noses into matters that no longer concern them--they had their chance now they should (and this goes for slick Willy too) just enjoy their retirement and shut up!
He's probably trying to secure a favorable "legacy" (before his Parkinson's affects his mental ability--he's already confined to a wheel chair and can no longer walk without assistance). http://houston.culturemap.com/newsdetail/06-08-12-george-hw-bush-ca...
You cannot compare either (or should I say, ANY) of the Clintons, BHO or any liberal dummycrap with GWB.
While I agree that Bush was far from being a true fiscal Conservative, or even conservative by any measure, he was not a narcissist. In fact, he was far more humble than most presidents, sans Ronald Reagan himself.
When it comes to enormous egos, nobody takes the cake like Al Gorey. He is in an entire category all by himself.
A close second and third would be Hairy gReedy (sic) and Nancy Pull-oh-see (sic). The scope of their narcissism reaches new heights practically on a daily basis.
I will agree with you that GHWB is in no way like the Clintons/BHO, however, I truly feel that anyone who goes into politics has to be a bit of a narcissist, it just depends on whether they are a "healthy" narcissist or someone who exhibits the signs of a real (negative) personality disorder.
I feel that there are varying degrees of narcissism--BHO/Clintons IMO are the extreme/toxic/pathological/arrogant/selfish/self-absorbed/uncaring and display little empathy for others situations type of narcissists. Their demeanor IMO is definitely a "negative" personality disorder (NOTE: I'm not a doctor, I just play one on the internet-lol!!!)
I'm betting that in his hay day, GHWB was very ambitious/had great self-esteem/extremely self confident/emotionally self-sufficient/didn't have the need to bring people down to make himself feel better/not one to shy away from leadership positions--that's a form of "healthy" narcissism (and probably most of the successful people in the world could be considered "healthy narcissists").
I probably coulda/shoulda differentiated between GHWB being a "healthy" narcissist looking to keep up his positive public persona (with his comments in the above mentioned article) vs. BHO/Clintons "unhealthy" narcissist attitude. I guess that when we read the word "narcissist" we think of it in terms of the most horrible and negative aspects of a person (as in the case of BHO/Clintons) rather than as a possibly good thing that allows someone to make a "positive" impact. JMHO and I appreciate your point of view--thanks!