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Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Cowboy Republicans Can’t Quit - The Daily Beast

The Cowboy Republicans Can’t Quit - The Daily Beast









The Cowboy Republicans Can’t Quit

He left
us with two wars and an economic crisis, but Republicans still hold George W.
Bush in high esteem.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/02/12/the-cowboy-republicans-can-t-quit.html



We
take for granted that, for all their ideological rigidity, Republicans have
made a break with the recent past. Say what you will about the Tea Party
zealotry of the last four years, it has been a break with the lazy incompetence
of the George W. Bush years.




But
is this true? Are Republicans as down on the Bush presidency as the rest of the
world, or is this a tactical shift, a (so-far-successful) attempt to rebrand
the party in the age of Obama? Will the next Republican absorb the lessons of
the Bush administration, or should we expect a repeat performance?






I
don’t have an answer. But if there’s a clue, it lies in the ongoing esteem
of Republicans for their former leader. To wit, during a talk with the Economic
Club of Chicago, Chris Christie—the embattled New Jersey governor—offered
unqualified praise for the administration of George W. Bush:





In his most expansive, engaging and combative remarks
since scandal enveloped him, Mr. Christie mocked President Obama for entering
office without “a respect for the other party,” complained that George W. Bush
was “grossly underappreciated” in the White House and seemed to make a novel
case for his own, now-blemished candidacy for president in 2016.


Now,
the idea that Obama entered office without respect for Republicans is
ludicrous—he kept one in his cabinet and bent over backwards to win GOP support
for his stimulus package—but we’re not here for Christie’s mendacity. What’s interesting
about this is his clear admiration for Bush. And while it’s hard to know how
much of this is self-interest—this group includes GOP donors, after all—it is
true that Bush retains his standing with Republican voters.






In
a poll released last year by
ABC News and the Washington Post, 84 percent of Republicans said they
approved of George W. Bush, compared to 45 percent of independents and just 25
percent of Democrats. This includes self-described conservatives (69 percent
approval), whites (55 percent approval), and voters with incomes of over
$100,000 (55 percent). The poll doesn’t give a detailed look at issue-based
approval, but my sense is that you’d see similar numbers for his handling of
the economy, and his decision to invade Iraq.






So what, if anything, does this mean for GOP prospects? Pace the popular
prognosis, Republicans don’t need to change to win elections. The 2016 election
will turn on Obama’s standing and the state of the economy. If conditions are
poor, and Republicans field a credible candidate, then there’s a good chance
they win the White House.






If Bush esteem is relevant, it’s for Republican governance.
And there, we have reason for worry. With few exceptions, the Bush presidency
was a parade of failures, from poor economic stewardship to disastrous wars and
a contempt for the basic functions of government. And a Republican Party that
looks at this and sees success is a Republican Party that isn’t
prepared—or qualified—to hold the reins of power.




 

COMMENT:

The short comment to the facts written above in the
article is but a wishful desire to get back to power which is a stupid thinking
as that of Adolf Hitler’s desire to conquer the entire world.

In the absence of Adolf Hitler now, the NAZI’S illegitimate
sons the Zionists stationed in US and the members of the Israel’s AIPAC they
are without an iota of doubt holds the thinking very strongly.

The mentioned ZIONISTS have suppressed longing to
climb to power on ADS of the ugly face value of Bush’s deeds as president the genocide
criminal committal of the most heinous crime ex- US President G W Bush.

Can that be the thinking of any sane person but of the
filthy Zionists for whom our infants, school going children and men/women of
all age are being killed by NRA on this ZIONISTS , Republican party’s and the
ZIONISTS lawmakers members of the AIPAC supports.

The world community of nations holds that such is the thinking
of mentally derailed people.
Republicans in general and of course the strong thinking
of the ZIONISTS like the traitors Lieberman, Eric Canter, Boehnner, Mitch MacConnel
of course Bolton, and all NRA supporters.
   
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