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  •  He was of the old school (12+ / 0-)

    Even in the 90s Republicans weren't as batsh** as they are now. He believed in diplomacy, for example (when he wasn't puking on Japanese prime ministers), was not much of a Christian-values crusader, and was not actively hostile to science the way a lot of run of the mill Republicans are today. The Republicans also were antitax in general but weren't as far under Grover Norquist's thumb as they are now.

    •  In short, he was a pocketbook Republican (11+ / 0-)

      not a crazed theocrat.

      "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

      by lgmcp on Fri Oct 26, 2012 at 03:46:04 PM PDT

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      •  But he was a war monger. Former Rep, former (1+ / 0-)
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        brn2bwild

        head of the CIA, VP, Pres.  He went to war in iraq after telling Sadaam via his ambassador that it was alright to go after Kuwait.  Kuwait was taken from Iraq and given to some dignitary for helping in WWII.  GHWB also had an ambassodor's daughter from Kuwait who had only lived in the US lie and tell that babies were being ripped from their incubators and killed in Kuwait by Iraqi forces.  She was prepped by the White House to lie.  The in the first Iraw war we went and destroyed all of Iraq's infrastructures - water supplies, pipelines, sewer ways, etc.  

        On top of that his sons were all thieves.  Neil was iinvolved in Silverado banking and got off with a $50,000 fine.  George sold stock when he was not supposed to and got off with a hit on the wrist.  Papa bush arranged for Osama Bin Laden's family to bail George out of one of his oil misadventures.  Jeb was involved with some bad things with a bank in Florida.  Who taught these sons to behave like this?  After George II put in No Child Left Behind - Neil got a big contract for textbooks for no Child left behind.  Also after Katrina papa and mama bush donated money for Katrina but it could only be used to buy son Neil's books.  And on top of that there was Mama's ugly retort that the victims of Katrina were a lot better off living on the floor of the stadium because that was a step up for THEM!  Mrs. Bush was a real Marie Antonette!

        And of course you have to wonder about his former head of the CIA falling off a dock and dying.  Papa also had his hands in Iran Contra....maybe that is why his head of the CIA fell off the dock.....i know CT.

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