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    Could George W Bush Mediate the Impasse?[W:93]

    Here's a hypothetical: if Bush were to come out of hiding and announce his support for re-opening the gov't and raising the debt ceiling, would that have any effect?

    Or do Dems and Repubs equally loathe him and it wouldn't make a difference?
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    re: Could George W Bush Mediate the Impasse?[W:93]

    Quote Originally Posted by aberrant85 View Post
    Here's a hypothetical: if Bush were to come out of hiding and announce his support for re-opening the gov't and raising the debt ceiling, would that have any effect?

    Or do Dems and Repubs equally loathe him and it wouldn't make a difference?
    He'd just get called a RINO. TP was never that thrilled with him in the first place.


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    re: Could George W Bush Mediate the Impasse?[W:93]

    Quote Originally Posted by aberrant85 View Post
    Here's a hypothetical: if Bush were to come out of hiding and announce his support for re-opening the gov't and raising the debt ceiling, would that have any effect?

    Or do Dems and Repubs equally loathe him and it wouldn't make a difference?
    What made you think of George W. Bush for that?

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    re: Could George W Bush Mediate the Impasse?[W:93]

    Quote Originally Posted by aberrant85 View Post
    Here's a hypothetical: if Bush were to come out of hiding and announce his support for re-opening the gov't and raising the debt ceiling, would that have any effect?

    Or do Dems and Repubs equally loathe him and it wouldn't make a difference?
    Why would GWB do anything to save Obama's ass, the guy who's blamed every one of his multitudinous failures on Bush? If Bush got involved, which he never will, Obama and his flunky liberals, perhaps like you, would blame Bush for not solving it.

    I respect GWB a lot, as a President and as a man. I can't think of one "impass" Bush had with congress in his 8 years that didn't get solved either by Bush finding a way or Bush withdrawing the initiative. That's what leaders do, they lead.
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    re: Could George W Bush Mediate the Impasse?[W:93]

    Even GWB would be considered to "liberal" to deal with the wackos in the GOP these days.
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    re: Could George W Bush Mediate the Impasse?[W:93]

    Quote Originally Posted by aberrant85 View Post
    Here's a hypothetical: if Bush were to come out of hiding and announce his support for re-opening the gov't and raising the debt ceiling, would that have any effect?

    Or do Dems and Repubs equally loathe him and it wouldn't make a difference?





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    re: Could George W Bush Mediate the Impasse?[W:93]

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Why would GWB do anything to save Obama's ass, the guy who's blamed every one of his multitudinous failures on Bush?
    Because Bush gets it. For all their differences, former Presidents understand the pressures of the office like no one else can. Compare his public comments on Obama to Cheney's or Rumsfeld's. He's been downright sympathetic.

    I imagine him being a startling persona to interrupt this impasse because he's kind of a common enemy to each side. By pointing out how dumb this situation is and how it never happened to him might jolt some ideologues.
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    re: Could George W Bush Mediate the Impasse?[W:93]

    Quote Originally Posted by aberrant85 View Post
    Here's a hypothetical: if Bush were to come out of hiding and announce his support for re-opening the gov't and raising the debt ceiling, would that have any effect?
    Would the head of the second most fiscally irresponsible administration in our living memory have any effect on the stalemate between the most fiscally irresponsible administration and the people who try (in the only fashion they can, really) to bring the federal government to its senses?

    Uhm... No.

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    re: Could George W Bush Mediate the Impasse?[W:93]

    Quote Originally Posted by aberrant85 View Post
    Because Bush gets it. For all their differences, former Presidents understand the pressures of the office like no one else can. Compare his public comments on Obama to Cheney's or Rumsfeld's. He's been downright sympathetic.

    I imagine him being a startling persona to interrupt this impasse because he's kind of a common enemy to each side. By pointing out how dumb this situation is and how it never happened to him might jolt some ideologues.
    When Bush left office, he said he was out of politics and he would not be commenting on Washington and his successor in the Oval Office. He is a man of his word, and he should be respected for keeping it.

    Unlike Clinton and Carter, and I'm sure Obama when he's gone, the Bush men have been loathe to criticize or play the game of former Presidents saying what they'd do. The job is hard enough without some know-it-all in the wings commenting on it. Bush suffered from the insufferable Clinton and Carter commenting on his every move and he swore he'd never do the same no matter who got elected after him. I say, good on him and God bless him for it.
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    re: Could George W Bush Mediate the Impasse?[W:93]

    I don't see it. To Democrats and Liberals, he's too Conservative. To Conservatives and Republicans, he's too Liberal.
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