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Mon Apr 23, 2018, 11:42 PM

 

Get Well Soon President Bush - I Am So Sorry For Your Loss

This drop dead red white and blue liberal wishes you well, and I am sorry for your loss.

If Bill Clinton can be your close friend, I can wish you well.

Nuff said.

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Reply Get Well Soon President Bush - I Am So Sorry For Your Loss (Original post)
PaulX2 Apr 2018 OP
Aristus Apr 2018 #1
RainCaster Apr 2018 #2
Rhiannon12866 Apr 2018 #3
DFW Apr 2018 #4
EffieBlack Apr 2018 #5
CaptainTruth Apr 2018 #6
StevieM Apr 2018 #18
onecaliberal Apr 2018 #7
ToxMarz Apr 2018 #8
Raine Apr 2018 #9
calimary Apr 2018 #10
PJMcK Apr 2018 #11
SammyWinstonJack Apr 2018 #15
bigtree Apr 2018 #12
Demsrule86 Apr 2018 #13
gratuitous Apr 2018 #14
SammyWinstonJack Apr 2018 #16
StevieM Apr 2018 #17

Response to PaulX2 (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 11:54 PM

1. As I said before in another thread, I still have some respect for the old man.

Out of his entire misbegotten family, he alone rendered genuinely substantive service to his country.

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Response to PaulX2 (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2018, 12:39 AM

2. Those two were together for very long time. I can understand his loss.

Think about the loss in your own life after being together for so long. I could see why it would be so hard to carry on. George, I wish you well, and I understand your pain.

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Response to PaulX2 (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2018, 12:45 AM

3. A friend of my grandmother's was married to George HW Bush's first cousin

I once asked him what he thought of the man and he replied "I don't agree with his politics, but he's a really nice guy." I wish him well, too.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 24, 2018, 01:04 AM

4. That's the impression I got

Mind you, this was almost FIFTY years ago. GHW Bush was the guy who did my alumni interview for my application to the high school he had graduated from in 1942. I was only there for my senior year, having been in Spain before that. I HATED the place, although I met their woman headmaster almost 30 years later, who swore up and down that the school had done a 180 since I was there. She noticed at the time that I had a 13 year old bilingual daughter who was smart as hell. But she never even applied. Bush's sons W and Jeb did go there, but I mercifully never met them.

HW was a Congressman from Houston at the time, and he seemed a genuinely nice guy, though about as devoid of dynamism a you could get and still be breathing. If you had told me at the time that he would soon be DCI and then President on down the line, I would have told you to come back when your acid trip was over.

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Response to PaulX2 (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2018, 01:10 AM

5. Hear hear

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Response to PaulX2 (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2018, 01:24 AM

6. My parents will have their 75th in about a month.

Honestly, I think it will be their last together. My dad is 96 & my mom is just 3 years younger.

If GWH can be faithful to the same woman (honor his wedding vows) for as long as he has... & not bang adult film stars on the side like certain people we know... then he earns my respect as a man ... even if I disagree with his politics.

I feel his pain, & I wish him peace.

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Response to CaptainTruth (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 25, 2018, 12:12 AM

18. Actually, he had a long affair with a woman named Jennifer Fitzgerald.

Never-the-less, I wish him well and I am sorry for his loss.

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Response to PaulX2 (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2018, 01:42 AM

7. Wishing him peace. I know his heart is broken.

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Response to PaulX2 (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2018, 02:19 AM

8. Gesundheit President Bush, or whatever politically correct

knee jerk inclusive bipartisan condolence is appropriate.

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Response to PaulX2 (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2018, 03:01 AM

9. Sincerely sending him get well wishes.. nt

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Response to PaulX2 (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2018, 03:51 AM

10. It's hard not to think that what really sent him to the hospital is a broken heart.

They were together for so long, close as can be, deeply devoted to each other. I hope he recovers, but I can't help wondering if he'll be gone soon, too. To be back with her again.

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Response to PaulX2 (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2018, 08:19 AM

11. Whew!

You have a more compassionate heart than I.

Probably more than G.H.W. Bush, too, if you consider his policies throughout his life.

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #11)

Wed Apr 25, 2018, 12:07 AM

15. +1000000.

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Response to PaulX2 (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2018, 08:27 AM

12. HW joined up six months after Pearl Harbor on his 18th birthday

...became the Navy's youngest fighter pilot at the time (or one of the youngest, according to who you listen to.)

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Response to PaulX2 (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2018, 04:24 PM

13. Pres. Bush I wish you peace.

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Response to PaulX2 (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2018, 04:37 PM

14. Sorry, not sorry

His lame duck Christmas Eve pardons in 1992 stopped the Iran/contra investigation on the doorstep of the Caspar Weinberger's trial, a trial that would have put the lie to Bush's claim that he was out of the loop on this crime (yes, crime). How many thousands did the Contras murder and terrorize with the proceeds from the sale of arms to Iran? How many Iranians were persecuted or killed by their own government for failing to toe the hard line of the Ayatollah?

Rather than take responsibility for his crimes, Bush instead used the last power of his vanishing presidency to gloss over a shameful episode in our country's history, allow miscreants to go scot-free, some of whom returned to the corridors of power when his son was installed as president, and committed even worse crimes against humanity.

The losses of the victims in Iran and Central America are the ones I'm sorry for.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #14)

Wed Apr 25, 2018, 12:09 AM

16. BFEE.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #14)

Wed Apr 25, 2018, 12:11 AM

17. Nobody suffering any consequences for Iran-Contra was a real turning point for our country.

It definitely taught the Republicans that they could get away with anything.

8 years later they stole the 2000 election. And 16 years after that they turned the FBI and State Department Inspector General's offices into weaponized tools of the Republican Party.

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