- December 2nd, 2018, 10:47 pm
I’m not going to impugn the man’s character. I didn’t know him. I’ve read some of the things Cruzan posted, and some of them are troubling, others laughable. As a nation, we sacrificed so much to defeat the evil empire we ourselves were responsible for creating.
I tend to believe in my heart that HW was a good man. That being said, purely from a political perspective, his policies were horrific for this country in so many ways. But as I get older, and the nation of our grandfathers dies a permanent death, the legacies of men like Ronald Reagan and GHW Bush lose their shine. The degree to which Simpson-Mazzoli, NAFTA, WTO, and Gulf War I negatively shaped our country forever cannot be minimized. I suppose hindsight is 20/20, but there were a few voices calling out, warning these men of what their actions would bring. History should remember Patrick J. Buchanan as a prophet.
I would definitely contrast GHWB to someone like McCain. While I disagree with many of Bush’s decisions, I do not believe him to be evil. McCain...
"The same things win that always won...We just have a different bunch of excuses if we lose."