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H2O Man

(73,994 posts)
Sun Apr 10, 2016, 04:10 PM Apr 2016

Pickles Bush Speaks

On March 18, I had an OP asking the DU community -- in a general election contest between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump -- who they believed the Bush family would be supporting? I think it is a fair question for people to consider during the Democratic Party’s presidential primary, and was pleased that more than 150 comments comprised the discussion that followed. I was a little surprised that a few people -- all supporters of Hillary -- expressed negative views of the question.

Although it hasn’t received much press, former First Lady hinted earlier this week that she would likely support Hillary over Trump:


I appreciate that every individual has the right -- and indeed, the responsibility -- to determine what significance this has, if any. Everyone has the right to their opinion.

In my own opinion, this suggests that the elite are like a “family.” Membership is not based upon what political party they belong to, so much as their value system, and loyalty to that “family.”

There is only one candidate who does not belong to, or hope to join, that “family.” And that is Senator Bernie Sanders. He is the only candidate who is honestly looking out for your family’s interests. He is the only candidate that is not on the pay roll of the elite. He is the only candidate that prefers to break bread with the citizens of the country, rather than the elite.

H2O Man

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Pickles Bush Speaks (Original Post) H2O Man Apr 2016 OP
Nicely put. Extra points for "Pickles" Luminous Animal Apr 2016 #1
Pickles ...... H2O Man Apr 2016 #3
There it is, again. The Truth. K&R n/t bobthedrummer Apr 2016 #2
Thanks! H2O Man Apr 2016 #4
Sounds like they need to bump up her meds. nichomachus Apr 2016 #5
I think she H2O Man Apr 2016 #7
that's not even close to an endorsement bigtree Apr 2016 #6
You'd never catch Bernie saying something like this about Republican monsters: Bluenorthwest Apr 2016 #8

H2O Man

(73,994 posts)
3. Pickles ......
Sun Apr 10, 2016, 04:18 PM
Apr 2016

I first heard that name for her here on DU. I do not remember who said it first. However, it has stuck in my mind ever since.

On a more serious note, I believe that the movie "The Stepford Wives" was based upon Laura.

H2O Man

(73,994 posts)
4. Thanks!
Sun Apr 10, 2016, 04:21 PM
Apr 2016

It would seem to be an issue that is worthy of consideration.. Though not an outright endorsement, it deserves discussion.


(86,282 posts)
6. that's not even close to an endorsement
Sun Apr 10, 2016, 04:51 PM
Apr 2016

...here's what she said:

I want our next president – whoever he or she might be – to be somebody who is interested in women in Afghanistan and who will continue US policies… that we continue to do what we’re committed to do as a country.

That’s who I want – or the kind of people that will do that and will pay attention to our history, and know what’s what’s happened before and know specifically how we can continue to do the good things that we do around the world.

That was IT, despite the editorializing in the article you posted. Not a word from Bush about endorsing Hillary, so this is more projection of the loaded question you posed in March, than a legitimate premise.

Indeed, in this primary, it's Sanders who has benefited from republican votes in states with open elections, not to mention republican millions spent alongside of Sanders' campaign against Hillary, often using identical messaging as the senator.


(45,319 posts)
8. You'd never catch Bernie saying something like this about Republican monsters:
Sun Apr 10, 2016, 06:14 PM
Apr 2016

"It may be hard for your viewers to remember how difficult it was for people to talk about HIV/AIDS back in the 1980s and because of both president and Mrs. Reagan — in particular Mrs. Reagan — we started a national conversation, when before nobody would talk about it, nobody wanted to do anything about it, and that too is something I really appreciate with her very effective low-key advocacy. It penetrated the public conscience and people began to say, hey, we have to do something about this too." Hillary Clinton, last month.
She was pandering to some segment with that outlandish revisionism, obviously it was intended to please her conservative base.

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