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Dubya’s Reemergence
American Spectator, by William Murchison

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Posted By:StormCnter, 4/18/2013 6:16:56 AM

I’ve decided—and it wasn’t much of a decision: more a “duh” moment—that arguments over the legacy of former President George W. Bush will cease, oh, around the time we get an accurate count of all those angels said to be breakdancing on the head of a pin. The opening, on May 1, at Southern Methodist University, of the $250 million George W. Bush Presidential Center will further the discussion (or slugfest, whichever) in ways both predictable and unexpected. This is what happens, is it not, when individuals, however highly placed, seek to direct the course of public conversation.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mws50, 4/18/2013 6:38:55 AM     (No. 9281896)

I miss Dubya...
I wish we had some semblance of an adult in the current administration.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: nina584, 4/18/2013 6:52:07 AM     (No. 9281920)

Everywhere I look there is an article questioning was GB that bad? When the current turkey ends his term GB is going to look like Churchill!!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Doctor P, 4/18/2013 7:59:31 AM     (No. 9281994)

W made an indelible impression on world health through his policy of trying to minimize AIDS in Africa.

In this regard, he will have made a bigger impact on world health than anybody else currently.

I suspect the health of many others in the Mid-East has been greatly improved too - for other obvious reasons.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jackson, 4/18/2013 8:04:01 AM     (No. 9282005)

Whoa! Wait a minute. Obama is the worst... but W was terrible. He had momentum and the congress and the people with him and he squandered it with me-too liberalism. Any objective review of the Bush years will condemn them as a disaster and the beginning of the end.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: WAN2, 4/18/2013 8:30:51 AM     (No. 9282060)

Yes, the Father of Compassionate Conservatism was a decent man, but clearly diluted the brand.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: LouD, 4/18/2013 8:55:29 AM     (No. 9282104)

I guess the democrats controlling congress for his last two years were not in any way responsible for what went on in Washington. /S

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Reply 7 - Posted by: hot coffee, 4/18/2013 8:57:25 AM     (No. 9282108)

I always find it humorous that all of the critics of President Bush on these threads act like 9/11 never happened. Such short memories.

God bless GWB--we sure could use someone like him right now.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 4/18/2013 9:00:50 AM     (No. 9282116)

Between the morons on the left who control the media and the zealots on the right who would rather remain pure than actually win an election and attempt to govern Dubya has been pounded relentlessly and has never whined. He also was a man of his word. Despite the media caviling, he didn´t lie unless it was in matters of state.



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Reply 9 - Posted by: Jntsrgn, 4/18/2013 9:04:54 AM     (No. 9282125)

Good man. Terrible President.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 4/18/2013 9:17:12 AM     (No. 9282143)

This article is one more reason I do not subscribe to this magazine. GW was one of our best Presidents ever, along with Reagan. The trolls that hop all over to slam him just look stupid. The AS deserves another s added - murchison has done what that is memorable.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: WAN2, 4/18/2013 9:27:01 AM     (No. 9282161)

#8. Bush "never whined." Standing up for what one believes is not whining. Never confronting bullies does not make for safe playgrounds.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: hot coffee, 4/18/2013 9:42:14 AM     (No. 9282197)

(Double post, sorry)

Exactly right #8. President Bush stood up to and wiped out those who attacked us on 9/11 (remember that date?), and yet there are those who say he was a wimp for never whining about the MSM and the rest of the Democrats (and the elite talk radio Establishment).

Reagan was the best president of my lifetime, and Dubya was the bravest.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: G-Tom, 4/18/2013 9:44:25 AM     (No. 9282201)

No. 4 nailed it. I remember how we in Fla fretted over the election in 2000 and then WE won and what did he do... not nearly enuff.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: rockymtnhigh, 4/18/2013 9:55:53 AM     (No. 9282215)

I would loved to have seen a picture of him in the background at Thatcher´s funeral. No publicity, just a quiet presence.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Susannah, 4/18/2013 9:58:38 AM     (No. 9282221)

Thanks,#6. People need to be reminded that things were going well until the Democrats took over Congress in Jan. 2007. Remember that 4.3 unemployment rate? That $1.50 gas?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Lalo, 4/18/2013 10:23:28 AM     (No. 9282278)

The Iraq war was and is hard to justify in terms of the number of lives lost. But I love and respect W and always did. And anyone who doesn´t realize compassionate conservatism is the wave of the future, at least in attitude, is helping perpetuate the stereotypes that turn people off to the cause.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: toddh, 4/18/2013 11:30:04 AM     (No. 9282474)

#12 - Let´s make it a triple, "Reagan was the best president of my lifetime, and Dubya was the bravest." Well formulated and I will quote it.

#16 - Given the rate Hussein was killing Iraqis, the the Iraq War saved lives. As for casualties on our side, Alexander the Great lost as many in one battle in Iraq.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: absalom, 4/18/2013 2:21:44 PM     (No. 9282965)

Republican types will remain in thrall to Bush, denying reality. Principled conservative know better. While the D´s have been ascendant since FDR, the GOP was always given respect by the voters for three core reasons:
1.) Their mature and prudent stewardship of foreign policy.
2.) Their restraint concerning debt and deficits.
3.) Their fidelity to free markets.
Iraq, reckless spending and the bailout of autos and banks have destroyed this legacy forever, along w/the GOP. Let Bush´s infantile fans rant and rave eternally over what a swell guy he was. No mater. The voters know better.

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