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Posted on Feb 18, 2008
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Thumbs up: George H.W. Bush gives John McCain his official support on President’s Day.

John McCain’s recent jockeying to make himself look like a direct heir to Ronald Reagan’s Republican legacy was helped along Monday by George H.W. Bush’s vote of confidence that McCain is indeed the right person to lead the nation as the next president. Bush dismissed the criticism that some conservatives have directed against the McCain candidacy.


The New York Times:

“His character was forged in the crucible of war,” Mr. Bush said at a news conference with Mr. McCain and their wives in an airplane hangar here. “His commitment to America is beyond any doubt. But most importantly, he has the right values and experience to guide our nation forward at this historic moment. And so I’m very proud to endorse John McCain for the presidency of the United States of America.”

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By antispin, February 19, 2008 at 9:23 pm Link to this comment

Of course, uh, I meant “group distURbation.”  Isn’t that the Skull and Bones thing?  I suppose McCain has now become an honorary member and gone through the ritual of being honorarily pissed upon by all those even more geezerly than he - like in the Good Shepherd, no?

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By ocjim, February 19, 2008 at 8:34 pm Link to this comment

As for Bush I, he and Barbara saddled us with a no-account reprobate son—an eight year punishment that keeps punishing.

You can question genetics and environment. For the first, you might say they are blameless. On the second, their history, their priorities, their amorality, exploitation of others, and their lack of compassion must have been factors in formulating George II’s many failings. The world mourns W’s entrance into leadership and may not recover.

So what does Bush Senior’s endorsement mean?

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By antispin, February 19, 2008 at 6:14 pm Link to this comment

I thought it was “poppy” and that this stems from his family fortune having been built partly on heroin smuggling.  There is so much poppycock perpetrated by this poop that it boggles the mind: Bay of Pigs - JFK murder - Nixon - Vietnam - Iran/contra/hostages - Panama - and on and on and on.  Ghenghis khan, Hitler and Mao combined don’t begin to hold a candle to the badness of this shit and McCain wants his endorsement.  I suppose they’re into the group mastrabation too.

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By chabuka, February 19, 2008 at 12:29 pm Link to this comment
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An old crooked, lying, pedophile,..“read my lips, no new taxes…” (Iran-Contra, under-age male prostitutes smuggled in the White House after dark..) endorses a new liar…I am barfing..!

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By ocjim, February 19, 2008 at 11:20 am Link to this comment

The Reagan legacy is an invention by neocons to provide some legacy to substitute for the current Republican crook in the White House.

According to John Dean’s book, Conservatives Without Conscience, Democrats decided not to pursue impeachment of Ronald Reagan for the Iran-Contra debacle. It’s happened again with George W. Bush.

Even early on in the Reagan tenure, there was reason to impeach.

“In the course of hundreds of interviews, in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East, I have been told repeatedly that individuals associated with the Reagan-Bush campaign of 1980 met secretly with Iranian officials to delay the release of the American hostages until after the Presidential election. For this favor, Iran was rewarded with a substantial supply of arms from Israel.” (Gary Sick, NY Times, April 15, 1991)

If Special Prosecutor Lawrence Walsh had operated like Kenneth Starr, he would have forced Reagan, while president, to repeat or renounce under oath his public lies about Iran-Contra, such as those in his first TV address on the subject, when he declared it “utterly false” that arms had been shipped to Iran in exchange for the release of American hostages.
Walsh’s final report concluded that Reagan “knowingly participated or at least acquiesced in” the Iran-Contra cover-up, which involved, among other things, Oliver North shredding thousands of documents that may well have implicated Reagan more deeply. Any Flytrap cover-up pales in comparison. (The nearest equivalent involves the mysterious appearance—not disappearance—of documents, none of which has turned out to be vital, in a White House closet.) Yet Walsh didn’t bring charges against Reagan, or even depose him to squeeze out information or set him up for a perjury rap.

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By ender, February 19, 2008 at 5:49 am Link to this comment

...not the hotel.  Don’t know why it dropped it…

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By ender, February 19, 2008 at 5:46 am Link to this comment

and thus Diebold, makes his endorsement the only one that counts.  There are now enough Diebold made touch screen voting machines in place to elect whomever the Bush Cabal wants.

That doesn’t mean of course they will use that power, as long as Hillary gets the Dem nomination.  Those Republican Pantsuits say it all.

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By G.Anderson, February 18, 2008 at 11:29 pm Link to this comment

The are clearly out of touch with reality…..

Do they think for one second that the Bush name endorses anything but revulsion?

Just one more reason to vote against McCain..

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By 911truthdotorg, February 18, 2008 at 10:10 pm Link to this comment

I’ll let you decide which is which.

Every time I see daddy bush, it sickens me to think how his demon seed spawned such monsters. Chips off the old block - all of them.

Insane McCain is a dinosaur. A relic from the dark ages. Go away, Johnny. And never come back.

If this warmongering, insane son of a bitch gets in, he’ll be bombing Iran on Jan 21. God help us.

The official story of 9/11 is a LIE.

http://www.911truth.org
http://www.ae911truth.org

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By GW=MCHammered, February 18, 2008 at 10:06 pm Link to this comment
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.....for certain:

New World Order McCain.
Expect further oppression.
Unless he steps up otherwise and promises gitmo-like accountability.

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