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From: YWN666 DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostDec-1 11:25 AM 
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https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/01/politics/george-h-w-bush-dead/index.html

George H.W. Bush dead at 94

(CNN)George H.W. Bush, the 41st President, whose steady hand and foreign policy vision led the nation through a period of sweeping global change, has died at the age of 94.

Bush's death, late Friday at his home in Houston, was announced by his son and fellow Republican, former President George W. Bush, who praised his father as "a man of the highest character."
 
Born into privilege and a tradition of service, Bush was a son of a senator, celebrated World War II combat pilot, student athlete, Texas oilman, Republican congressman, national party chairman, pioneering diplomat and spy chief. After his own 1980 presidential campaign came up short, he served two terms as Ronald Reagan's vice president before reaching the pinnacle of political power by winning the 1988 presidential election, soundly defeating Democrat Michael Dukakis.
 
After losing the White House in 1992, Bush became a widely admired political elder who leapt out of airplanes to mark birthday milestones. Emphasizing the generosity of his soul, he forged a close -- and unlikely -- friendship with Democrat Bill Clinton, the man who ended his presidency. When Parkinson's disease mostly silenced him in public, Bush flashed his sense of humor by sporting colorful striped socks.

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From: Patrick Rock (PFR291) DelphiPlus Member IconDec-1 11:17 PM 
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Bush was a protegé of Richard Nixon, who salvaged Bush's political career when he lost a Senate race in 1970 by naming him U.N. Ambassador and then RNC chair.  Ford made him Chief Envoy to China, and then CIA Director.  It is thought that his CIA connections served him well in 1980 while running for Vice-President, during the "October Surprise" that helped Reagan beat Carter that November.  And we should not forget the fact that he benefited from the infamous "Willie Horton" ad used against Mike Dukakis in the 1988 Presidential election, effectively giving the country a third Reagan term.

Thirty years have passed since Willie Horton; that's a LONG time to forget things.  And when one compares him to what is currently staining the Executive Branch, he seems less offensive.  But IMO, he carries some responsiblity for the decline of American political dialogue.  He carries a share of blame for tRump.

 

 
From: YWN666 DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostDec-2 10:04 AM 
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That is one of the dangers of having Trump as President - by comparison, even some of our old enemies don't seem so bad.   I fear that we are allowing his childish antics to become commonplace.  Any ONE of the hundreds of stupid things Trump has done would be enough to call for impeachment of any other President but now when Trump does it, we say "Oh, he's at it again"

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From: YWN666 DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostDec-2 10:23 AM 
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Now there are only 6 living people that have controlled our country:

Jimmy Carter

Bill Clinton

George W. Bush

Barack Obama

Donald Trump

Vladimir Putin

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From: Patrick Rock (PFR291) DelphiPlus Member IconDec-2 10:30 AM 
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Five.  Little known fact:  Trump is actually animatronic, assembled and controlled by Disney Moscovy.

 

 
From: YWN666 DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostDec-2 10:37 AM 
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Putin needs to update the software to put some new words in his vocabulary.  Remove "Fake News", "fantastic", "amazing", "crooked Hillary" and "no collusion" and replace them with "I resign".

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From: B-17 Girl (Collinwood11) DelphiPlus Member IconDec-4 6:58 AM 
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Whilst I didn't vote for Mr. Bush and didn't agree with his politics, he's still a WWII Veteran and deserves respect.  Don't let the thread turn into another circus about tRUMP. 

 

 

 

 

 

 
From: Spiritest_25_77 (Spiritest_24)Dec-6 4:51 AM 
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Nearly EVERYTHING turns to a smear-session about "Trump this and Trump that" with liberals and Trump/Conservative haters.

It's obvious.

 

 
From: YWN666 DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostDec-6 7:24 AM 
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Spiritest_25_77 (Spiritest_24) said...

Nearly EVERYTHING turns to a smear-session about "Trump this and Trump that" with liberals and Trump/Conservative haters.

With all of the evidence Trump provides us, do you blame us?

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From: JohnDoe947 DelphiPlus Member IconDec-6 9:59 AM 
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I predict that now that the House has turned your boy will be gone by June. Not impeached. Resigned. Like Tricky Dick.

 
 
 
 
JD

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The Truth is what the facts are.
No. I don't have to respect your beliefs.

 

 
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