Former President George H.W. Bush is dead

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#1 Posted by br0kenrabbit (15560 posts) -

https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/01/politics/george-h-w-bush-dead/index.html

I remember when he was Ronald Regan's VP. He certainly presided over a lot of international upheaval.

Respects and R.I.P.

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#2 Posted by PSP107 (17282 posts) -

@br0kenrabbit:

Interesting you(and the link) said Dead instead of past away.

"I remember when he was Ronald Regan's VP. He certainly presided over a lot of international upheaval."

Wasn't he also beefing with JFK in the 60's?

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#3 Posted by Ovirew (8394 posts) -

It's sad to hear. RIP. I guess he was getting up there in age.

Reagan was in office when I was born, but I think the first president I remember being in office was George Bush, now that I think about it. I was so young that I really don't remember enough from those years, mostly the SNL skits with Dana Carvey or whoever played Bush at the time.

A few years ago I remember watching one of the early debates between Bush and Clinton from back when they were running against each other. I actually felt that Bush gave some pretty good answers, I think maybe Clinton just had a better strength with talking to people and relating to them. But idk, I'd have to watch the whole thing again I think.

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#4 Edited by AFBrat77 (26636 posts) -

Like Jimmy Carter he was not a good overall president and only lasted 4 years, but also like Carter he was a decent person it seems. I voted for his opponent both times, Dukakis and Bill Clinton. R.I.P., and I thank him for his WW2 service.

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#5 Posted by LordLobster (187 posts) -

Sigh, do I have to pretend to be sad?

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#6 Posted by Archangel3371 (26420 posts) -

R.I.P. George H.W. Bush.

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#7 Edited by warmblur (1098 posts) -

@lordlobster said:

Sigh, do I have to pretend to be sad?

No, I'm not.

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#8 Posted by DaVillain- (32945 posts) -

He was the most qualified and competent U.S. President of the modern era. His chief quality, and flaw, as it would turn out, was that he was not a politician. Just a great lover of America. He became President right when I became aware of what the President was lol. Best President of the last 50 years, besides maybe Obama.

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#9 Posted by ArmoredCore55 (24234 posts) -

R.I.P. I remember him from a Simpsons episode.

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#10 Posted by brimmul777 (3877 posts) -

Rest in peace Mr. Bush. You're in a better place than we are all at, and now with your wife. Condolences to the family and friends of the deceased. God be with him.

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#11 Posted by DEVILinIRON (4472 posts) -

I'm with LordLobster.

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#12 Edited by AFBrat77 (26636 posts) -

After hearing all the testimony, I think 41 was a lot better person than I realized back in the day. I still don't think he was a great president, while he was good at foreign affairs he scores really poorly on the domestic side which is why he wasn't re-elected. Interestingly competitive Bush 41 and opponent Bill Clinton became good friends.

Bush 43 also seems like a decent guy, but to me he was a very inept president.

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#13 Edited by br0kenrabbit (15560 posts) -

@AFBrat77 said:

After hearing all the testimony, I think 41 was a lot better person than I realized back in the day. I still don't think he was a great president, while he was good at foreign affairs he scores really poorly on the domestic side which is why he wasn't re-elected. Interestingly competitive Bush 41 and opponent Bill Clinton became good friends.

Bush 43 also seems like a decent guy, but to me he was a very inept president.

Bush. Sr. was a decent guy. I didn't agree with a lot of his policies, but he wasn't a toxic politician. Bush 2 was just a frat boy buoyed by his fathers success. You're right, he was inept. But he wasn't toxic. You could still like him if you ran into him on the street somewhere.

There was something in the air in the late 80's and early 90's, and even with the Gulf War, the world felt like it was coming closer to forever peace. It's difficult the explain the feeling of euphoria in the US after the Gulf War ended that lasted all the way through till 9/11. Bush deserves quite a bit of credit for that.

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#14 Posted by comp_atkins (35346 posts) -
@ArmoredCore55 said:

R.I.P. I remember him from a Simpsons episode.

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#15 Posted by ArmoredCore55 (24234 posts) -

@comp_atkins said:
@ArmoredCore55 said:

R.I.P. I remember him from a Simpsons episode.

haha I remember that episode.

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#16 Posted by sonicare (56275 posts) -

@lordlobster said:

Sigh, do I have to pretend to be sad?

No. YOu can continue to be a piece of shit human being.

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#17 Posted by Ridgett_B (15 posts) -

Too many haters in these necks of the woods

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#18 Edited by Ezekiel43 (725 posts) -

@PSP107 said:

Interesting you(and the link) said Dead instead of past away.

No, it isn't. I don't know why people feel they have to sugarcoat it. People don't pass. They die.

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#19 Posted by LordLobster (187 posts) -
@sonicare said:
@lordlobster said:

Sigh, do I have to pretend to be sad?

No. YOu can continue to be a piece of shit human being.

oh ho ho

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#21 Posted by PSP107 (17282 posts) -

@ezekiel43: " No, it isn't. I don't know why people feel they have to sugarcoat it. People don't pass. They die."

lol, you call it sugarcoating?

Anyway, sure at the end of the day he's dead. But it happened naturally as opposed to physically like getting ran over by bulls or something.