George H. W. Bush – in a kinder, gentler place salutes the service of George H. W. Bush and wishes condolences to the Bush family.

Here is a link to a video of President Bush’s August 18, 1988 acceptance speech at the GOP national convention, the “kinder, gentler” nation speech.

Bush 41’s life reflected a thousand points of light; a life dedicated to public service and family.

This eight minute obit video does justice to the life of a just man:

Here is a link to the fullĀ text of his 1988 acceptance speech, by arguably the most successful one term president who will be missed.


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  1. The Jews counsel not to speak ill of the dead, and I usually follow their counsel and testimony, but this record needs to be corrected: The Romans tried to keep military heroes at arm’s length from the political life of their Republic, and eventually the Roman Republic was overthrown by military heroes like Caesar, Crassus, Pompey and even Marc Anthony.

    George Herbert Walker Bush was a good man, but a bad President.

    He opposed the Reagan agenda from beginning to end:
    1. During the Republican primaries in 1980, he referred to Reagan’s supply-side economic policies as “voodoo economics.”
    2. Then at the end of Reagan’s two terms, he called for “kinder and gentler” policies, taking a slap at Reagan, and showing that he had learned nothing and forgotten nothing. His son came up with “compassionate conservatism,” and John Mackey has “conscious capitalism,” but what we need is “free-market capitalism” and “courageous conservatism.”

    It was Reagan’s economic policies that allowed the American economy to grow, technological innovation to thrive, and Soviet leaders to conclude that they could not win the Cold War. See the Bekaa Valley Turkey Shoot of 1982. Bush the Elder presided over the fall of the Berlin Wall and dissolution of the Soviet Union, due to policies not of his own making. He would accept the surrender of the Soviet Union, but he would not have driven them to surrender.

    Bush the Elder won Reagan’s third presidential term, but when it was up to him to win for himself, he failed as Ross Perot won 19% of the popular vote, and Slick Willie Clinton and his witch of a fake wife won the Presidency with 43% of the popular vote, because Bush the Elder was a liar and a wimp:
    1. He lied when he said in a speech at the convention: “Read my lips, no new taxes.” This cost him with the conservative base, a problem that progressive and moderate Republicans still have, because they betray conservative principles, and then lose the conservative vote.
    2. He was a wimp by failing to take out Sadam Hussein during the First Gulf War, and his son had to finish the job twelve years later.

    Because of his failures, especially his betrayal of conservative principles and thereby losing to Slick Willie, the mainstream media and mainstream historians came to admire and praise him – – they like Republican losers. And that is how we got Trump, after conservatives got sick and tired of voting for Republican moderates, progressives and losers.

    This is why this year Republicans in Arizona did not vote for McSally, because they thought they were getting another RINO like McCain and Flake, and Bush, all of them. I guess that Lord Acton is right: power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely – – as politicians spend more time in office, they come to love government more and become progressives.

    Same thing is happening to The Weekly Standard, which betrayed its conservative readers, and is now going out of business. Get woke, go broke!

    The tragedy of the conservative movement in America since 1980 has been that the Reagan legacy was taken up by the unworthy Bush dynasty. So now we have Trump.

    Don’t Tread On Me!

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